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Bill D.

Alpharetta, GA

$50/hr

Math and Physics Tutoring - Everyone Can Learn!

Background check passed as of 9/18/14
Usually responds in about 2 days

Math and Physics Tutoring - Everyone Can Learn!

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My passion is to launch students to become our next mathematicians, engineers and scientists. I am a GA certified T5 Teacher of 6-12 grade Physics, 6-12 grade Math with a Gifted In-Field Endorsement. I have taught 7th grade Math, 8th grade Math and Physical Science, 10th grade Physical Science, 11th grade Physics, AP Physics B and AP Calculus AB classes.

I was an AP Math and Science high school student and am grateful to those who taught me calculus and college freshman physics. Had the Internet been available ... This past year I have used MIT Online to learn String Theory; done passively (content watching and self-assigned problem solving).

I am a life long learner. It is a skill I acquired as a high school student. I used this skill as a new business development manager, a big ticket sales manager and an operational manager. In each job, technology was the foundation and refined best practices were developed, taught, refined and re-taught. Likewise effective teaching takes advantage of technology and best practices.

In preparation of becoming a teacher I substituted in local Middle Schools and High Schools. It was common for students whom I encountered to say, "Mr. D., we want you to be our teacher."

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Nadia, Cumming, GA on 11/2/14
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
ACT Science,
Astronomy, Chemistry, Civil Engineering,
Geology, Physical Science,
Physics
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 7,
SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

Consists of Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry questions. Formulas will not be given on the test; students are expected to know basic formulas and computation methods. Since the test is based on skills, it is very possible to improve an ACT score through practice and review.

ACT Science

ACT Science tests primarily test your scientific ability to reason through and set up scientific investigations. If you have completed a number of science labs in high school, you will do well.

Algebra 1

In Algebra 1, math students begin adding abstract and spatial thinking and analysis

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 introduces exponential relationships and conical plane graphs. To be successful spatial and logarithmic thinking is practiced and learned.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering includes the design of our communities infrastructure, buildings, water ways, pipes, dams, bridges, piers, seawalls.

This discipline studies statics and dynamics (vibrations) and materials

Modeling systems are based on geometric, trigonometric and calculi math models, field surveys, and CAD design tools.

Undergraduates can apply for Engineer-in-Training Certification, which can be followed up with a Professional Engineer Certification after a few years in the field.

I have a BS Ocean Engineering. My initial studies included all the math, statics, dynamics and materials that one would study as a civil engineer.

Geometry

Geometry is fun as you learn the characteristics and relationships of lines, triangles, circles, polygons and many shapes.

Physical Science

Physical Science is an excellent introduction to the physical phenomena, in which we live. It observes many of nature's chemical and physical properties.

Physics

Astro-Physics & Nano-Physics are at the edges of a general Physics course. The language of Physics is Math. With math, humans can both model and use the laws observed for their benefit.

Precalculus

Precalculus is an extended review of mathematical prerequisites for the study of calculus, such as algebra, analytical geometry, and trigonometry. The study of math is a continuum learned elements whereby a student can think in algebraic, spatial, logarithmic, trigonometric complex abstract ideas. It is not impossible if the student learned to practice, practice, practice math problem techniques up to this level of math.

SAT Math

The Math skills required for the SAT are of a basic standard that should be within the reach of a tenth grade student. You don't need to learn up lots of new formulae but you will need to sharpen up your thinking skills.

Math questions on the SAT will be of different difficulty levels. Each section will start out easy, move to medium level and end with hard questions.

Series 7

I have all the study material for the Series 7 and passed on my first try.

From my BIO Summary:

I have six years experience in financial services, stockbroker licensed.
Conducted financial plans and estate plans with clients, NASD licensed series 6, 63, 65, 7 GA, FL. Life and health insurance GA, FL

To be licensed to sell any insurance, annuity, stock, bond, mutual fund, commodity, public or private managed account, 401K, an individual must pass all the NASD licensed series listed above. Which I did.

A NASD Series 7 licensee can do all the above provided he/she works for a licensed Broker.

The Financial Markets, the nature of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, managed accounts and commodities - buying and selling of them, trade requirements and trade language are items tested on Series 7 Exam.

SSAT

SSAT is used to assess middle school students interested in getting into specific high schools. The test consists of verbal, quantitative (math) and reading comprehension sections.

The verbal questions test your vocabulary, verbal reasoning, and ability to relate ideas logically.

The quantitative (math) questions test your ability to solve problems involving arithmetic, basic algebra and geometry, and concepts.

The reading comprehension section tests your ability to understand what you read.

Swimming

I was a swimmer in high school and college. I have been a water safety instructor, a life guard and a PADI certified scuba diver.

Trigonometry

The world of Trigonometry involves the relationships of Right-angled triangles, Sines, Cosines, Tangents, & etc. Trigonometric functions, series and formulas also have applicability to cyclical phenomena, such as waves.

Bill’s Resources

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I agree with Roman using and his differentiation, however, this is not a Calculus question. From Algebra 1, f(x) is in the form of y = x^3 which passes through the point (0,0) and changes the instantaneous slope from positive to negative, it is a point of inflection.  As expressed f(x)...

solve: 2/x=12 (answer)

The beauty of Algebra is the ability to add, subtract. multiply and/or divide both sides of the equation by the same amount/quantity, to isolate the variable, without changing the value of the variable. For example and in this case: 1st multiply both sides of the equation by the quantity represented...

Florida Atlantic University
BS Ocean Engineering
Univ of GA, Athens GA
MEd
Education Psychology - Gifted Students
Graduate Coursework

Education

Florida Atlantic University (BS Ocean Engineering)

Univ of GA, Athens GA (MEd)

Education Psychology - Gifted Students (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor — My son really thought his tutoring session went well and he better understands the concepts that were covered. We look forward to working with Bill again with the hopes of improved physics grades. ...

— Nadia, Cumming, GA on 11/2/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

8%-10% Multiple Hours per Session Discounts. 8%-10% Multiple days per Week Discounts.

Travel policy

Bill will travel within 15 miles of Alpharetta, GA 30022.


About Bill

My passion is to launch students to become our next mathematicians, engineers and scientists. I am a GA certified T5 Teacher of 6-12 grade Physics, 6-12 grade Math with a Gifted In-Field Endorsement. I have taught 7th grade Math, 8th grade Math and Physical Science, 10th grade Physical Science, 11th grade Physics, AP Physics B and AP Calculus AB classes.

I was an AP Math and Science high school student and am grateful to those who taught me calculus and college freshman physics. Had the Internet been available ... This past year I have used MIT Online to learn String Theory; done passively (content watching and self-assigned problem solving).

I am a life long learner. It is a skill I acquired as a high school student. I used this skill as a new business development manager, a big ticket sales manager and an operational manager. In each job, technology was the foundation and refined best practices were developed, taught, refined and re-taught. Likewise effective teaching takes advantage of technology and best practices.

In preparation of becoming a teacher I substituted in local Middle Schools and High Schools. It was common for students whom I encountered to say, "Mr. D., we want you to be our teacher."

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Nadia, Cumming, GA on 11/2/14
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Education

Florida Atlantic University
BS Ocean Engineering
Univ of GA, Athens GA
MEd
Education Psychology - Gifted Students
Graduate Coursework

Education

Florida Atlantic University (BS Ocean Engineering)

Univ of GA, Athens GA (MEd)

Education Psychology - Gifted Students (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required

8%-10% Multiple Hours per Session Discounts. 8%-10% Multiple days per Week Discounts.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Alpharetta, GA 30022

Bill’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
ACT Science,
Astronomy, Chemistry, Civil Engineering,
Geology, Physical Science,
Physics
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 7,
SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Bill’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Bill. View all of Bill’s resources

I agree with Roman using and his differentiation, however, this is not a Calculus question. From Algebra 1, f(x) is in the form of y = x^3 which passes through the point (0,0) and changes the instantaneous slope from positive to negative, it is a point of inflection.  As expressed f(x)...

solve: 2/x=12 (answer)

The beauty of Algebra is the ability to add, subtract. multiply and/or divide both sides of the equation by the same amount/quantity, to isolate the variable, without changing the value of the variable. For example and in this case: 1st multiply both sides of the equation by the quantity represented...


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