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Andrea W.

Atlanta, GA

$50/hr

Caring Math and Physics tutor in the Georgia Tech Area!

Usually responds in about 6 hours

Caring Math and Physics tutor in the Georgia Tech Area!

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Do physics and math seem too confusing?

Are you struggling on your homework?

Are test questions not making sense?

Did the lecture go by too quickly?

Do you not even know where to begin helping your child in these topics?

Then Andrea is the person you are looking for! She has calculus, linear algebra and physics tutoring experience and has also been a teaching assistant for introductory physics and calculus. She is patient and caring and enjoys helping students work through problems and feel more confident with their material. Her teaching methods help the students to become more engaging with the material and helps students to not feel like math or physics are so intimidating. She also spends time talking to her students about better student habits and, since each student is different, she tries to find what works best with you to help you learn what you can. Andrea will also talk with you (or your child) about preparing for college! Such topics may include: SAT and SAT II prep, personal statement reviews, and planning appropriate extra-curricular activities.

Andrea has also been apart of a few outreach programs including hosting a booth at the "Atlanta Science Festival" in spring 2014 and "SET in the City" in Boston which is an annual event held in Boston to increase the interest in science, engineering, technology and math for young girls. She has also attended middle and high schools in both Boston and Atlanta trying to make science more interesting and accessible to young students. While in Austin, she also volunteered in the Saturday Morning Math Group which involves a lecture given by local professors directed toward junior high and high school children which includes fun activities.

While she has primarily tutored students at the college level since she is currently a Ph.D student in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech, she would love to tutor a younger child in need of help as she has had a lot of fun on the outreach programs mentioned above.

As she is currently still a graduate student, weekends and evenings are the best time for her to meet with students, so if this works for you, please contact her if you are interested!

FAQ
Do you tutor more than one student in a session?
-Yes! Please check the special rates for 2 and 3 students.

Can you tutor more than 3 students?
-Unfortunately, even for 2 and 3 students it is hard to pin point the exact issue each student is having in a small amount of time. Some may be making careless errors and some may not understand the material. With 4 students or more it will be almost impossible for me to effectively help each student.

Can you tutor on the weekends?
-Yes that is the best time for me as I am currently a graduate student at Georgia Tech and traveling and time is easier on the weekend.

Where do you tutor?
-I prefer tutoring close to the Georgia Tech campus because it takes time to travel and my schedule is busy. I have met with students at Barnes and Noble in Tech Square, the Starbucks on Howell Mill Rd, and my office on the Georgia Tech campus. I may be willing to travel further depending on the distance, time of day, time of week, etc, but it would definitely be easiest to meet at one of the locations mentioned above.

Can you tutor over Skype?
-Unfortunately no. For math and physics tutoring, I need to be able to see the work you are doing so that I can help you accurately and efficiently. I also need to be able to show you what I am doing. This is easiest in person and can be very difficult over Skype.

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor I Highly Recommend "

- Charles, Austin, TX on 4/19/12

"My kids think she is great!"

- Sherry, Atlanta, GA on 9/21/14

"Great tutor!"

- Reed, Conroe, TX on 1/24/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Physics
Language:
Latin
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Latin

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

As a physics and math student, I have a lot of experience with differential equations from basic ODEs to nonlinear dynamics.

First starting with my undergrad differential equations course and my mathematical methods of physics course, I was well prepared to begin studies in areas of intermediate physics where differential equations are necessary. They are useful in classical mechanics to describe motion in the form of Hamilton's equations and Euler-Largranian equations, they are a foundation in electrodynamics courses which deal with anywhere from simple circuits to Maxwell's equations--a set of differential equations which give the motion of charges and current in electric and magnetic fields-- which can be combined to form the wave equation, and they are also important in quantum mechanics starting with Schrodinger's equation which describes the change of a quantum state with time.

Besides working with differential equations in all these areas in physics, my research field uses a lot of elements of differential equations. I study cardiac dynamics and other complex dynamical systems, where differential equations play a key roll. The heart is a oscillatory system which has motion that can be described by a propagating wave. The FitzHugh Nagumo differential equations are important in this area because they describe an excitable cell which we can use to then describe waves which propagate through your heart. Other research areas of mine include the Kuramoto model set of differential equations used to describe synchronizing a set of oscillators.

As differential equations are an important part of my area of field and my research in particular, I would definitely be able to help anyone with difficulties in this area of math.

Linear Algebra

As a physics Ph.D student, a lot of my coursework has used various topics in linear algebra. In 2008, I took a linear algebra course from Boston University and then the material was reinforced in advanced calculus, math methods for physics, differential equations, as well as quantum mechanics and electromagnetism.

I started graduate work in the math department at University of Texas-Austin where I took an applied methods of mathematics course which covered material such as finite and infinite dimensional matrix theory (e.g. orthonormality, eigenvalue problems, symmetric matrices, diagonalization, theory of Banach spaces, compact operators, spectral theory, and Hilbert spaces). Arriving at Georgia Institute of Technology, my physics course work, especially in quantum mechanics, used a lot of matrix theory especially pertaining to eigenvalue problems and adjoint, unitary and Hermitian operators to solve problems in wave mechanics.

Andrea’s Resources

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I used to do this and I see a lot of students who do this common mistake when studying. Maybe you are working through old homework problems to prepare for an exam in math or physics and you have the solutions in front of you. You get to a certain point and you get stuck, so you check the solution, see what the next action you have to take is, and then continue working through the problem. Eventually... read more

Boston University
Physics, math
University of Texas at Austin
Graduate Coursework
Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

Boston University (Physics, math)

University of Texas at Austin (Graduate Coursework)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Master's)

Excellent Tutor I Highly Recommend — Andrea has tutored me in my second semester of Calculus and she is such a great help. She is very patient and brilliant, being able to think of the problems very quickly. We go back over lessons that I was taught in class, do practice problems, and she answers my detailed questions from my work outside of class. She also has been available for me to email her anytime with a question on homework or ...

— Charles, Austin, TX on 4/19/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$65/hr for 2 students $75/hr for 3 students

Travel policy

Andrea will travel within 2 miles of Atlanta, GA 30318.


About Andrea

Do physics and math seem too confusing?

Are you struggling on your homework?

Are test questions not making sense?

Did the lecture go by too quickly?

Do you not even know where to begin helping your child in these topics?

Then Andrea is the person you are looking for! She has calculus, linear algebra and physics tutoring experience and has also been a teaching assistant for introductory physics and calculus. She is patient and caring and enjoys helping students work through problems and feel more confident with their material. Her teaching methods help the students to become more engaging with the material and helps students to not feel like math or physics are so intimidating. She also spends time talking to her students about better student habits and, since each student is different, she tries to find what works best with you to help you learn what you can. Andrea will also talk with you (or your child) about preparing for college! Such topics may include: SAT and SAT II prep, personal statement reviews, and planning appropriate extra-curricular activities.

Andrea has also been apart of a few outreach programs including hosting a booth at the "Atlanta Science Festival" in spring 2014 and "SET in the City" in Boston which is an annual event held in Boston to increase the interest in science, engineering, technology and math for young girls. She has also attended middle and high schools in both Boston and Atlanta trying to make science more interesting and accessible to young students. While in Austin, she also volunteered in the Saturday Morning Math Group which involves a lecture given by local professors directed toward junior high and high school children which includes fun activities.

While she has primarily tutored students at the college level since she is currently a Ph.D student in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech, she would love to tutor a younger child in need of help as she has had a lot of fun on the outreach programs mentioned above.

As she is currently still a graduate student, weekends and evenings are the best time for her to meet with students, so if this works for you, please contact her if you are interested!

FAQ
Do you tutor more than one student in a session?
-Yes! Please check the special rates for 2 and 3 students.

Can you tutor more than 3 students?
-Unfortunately, even for 2 and 3 students it is hard to pin point the exact issue each student is having in a small amount of time. Some may be making careless errors and some may not understand the material. With 4 students or more it will be almost impossible for me to effectively help each student.

Can you tutor on the weekends?
-Yes that is the best time for me as I am currently a graduate student at Georgia Tech and traveling and time is easier on the weekend.

Where do you tutor?
-I prefer tutoring close to the Georgia Tech campus because it takes time to travel and my schedule is busy. I have met with students at Barnes and Noble in Tech Square, the Starbucks on Howell Mill Rd, and my office on the Georgia Tech campus. I may be willing to travel further depending on the distance, time of day, time of week, etc, but it would definitely be easiest to meet at one of the locations mentioned above.

Can you tutor over Skype?
-Unfortunately no. For math and physics tutoring, I need to be able to see the work you are doing so that I can help you accurately and efficiently. I also need to be able to show you what I am doing. This is easiest in person and can be very difficult over Skype.

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor I Highly Recommend "

- Charles, Austin, TX on 4/19/12

"My kids think she is great!"

- Sherry, Atlanta, GA on 9/21/14

"Great tutor!"

- Reed, Conroe, TX on 1/24/14

Education

Boston University
Physics, math
University of Texas at Austin
Graduate Coursework
Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

Boston University (Physics, math)

University of Texas at Austin (Graduate Coursework)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$65/hr for 2 students $75/hr for 3 students

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Atlanta, GA 30318

Andrea’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Physics
Language:
Latin
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Latin

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.


Andrea’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 Andrea. View all of Andrea’s resources

I used to do this and I see a lot of students who do this common mistake when studying. Maybe you are working through old homework problems to prepare for an exam in math or physics and you have the solutions in front of you. You get to a certain point and you get stuck, so you check the solution, see what the next action you have to take is, and then continue working through the problem. Eventually... read more


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