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Allen G.

Decatur, GA

$40/hr

Physics and Math Tutoring for High School and College Students

Background check passed as of 8/10/13
Usually responds in about 12 hours

Physics and Math Tutoring for High School and College Students

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Tutoring is as much about the student as about the subject and this is why it can be particularly successful. In a face-to-face learning situation the tutor can usually determine the challenges that the student encounters that might not be dealt with the classroom. The goal is to develop the tools for mastering the school subject at hand and to become an independent learner. These tools include self confidence, study skills, focus and motivation. A tutor strongly encourages active learning from the student so that she can discover for herself how to master a subject. Above all a tutor enjoys seeing the light come on.

I believe I have the experience and skills for tutoring students of physics and math in high school and introductory courses in college. I was a member of the Physics Faculty at Emory University, where I taught calculus based introductory physics as well as non-calculus based and most physics major and several graduate courses. For three summers I taught a National Science Foundation Institute for high-ability high school students. Other involvement with high school students include teaching a one semester advanced placement physics course at Westminster Schools, being a member of the campus interview and selection committee choosing entering freshman Woodruff scholars at Emory and evaluating physic advanced placement exams for placement in physics courses. I was awarded the Emory Williams Teaching Award in science and mathematics in 1985.

I was in the Physics Department at Emory from 1958 to 1987, rising from Assistant Professor to Professor. I was Departmental Chair for six years.
I was a member of the staff of the Georgia Tech Research Institute as a Senior Research Scientist from 1988 to 1999. In my last years there I was a Division Head.

Testimonials

"A True Professor"

- William, Decatur, GA on 10/30/14

"Patient, Kind, and Very Knowledgeable Tutor"

- CeWyon, Lithonia, GA on 8/22/14

"Mr G. is the MAN!"

- Robert, Atlanta, GA on 12/11/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Physical Science, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics,
Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
MCAT, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Physics

I have a PhD in physics from Duke University and was on the Emory University Physics Department Faculty for 30 years where I taught both undergraduate and graduate courses and did research.
I received the Emory Williams Teaching in Science Award.

Davidson College
Duke University
PhD

Education

Davidson College

Duke University (PhD)

A True Professor — Dr. G is an excellent tutor. You can tell he loves to teach, and the fact he has a PhD illustrates he has mastery of the material. He is patient and kind, although he won't hesitate to let you know when you are going about problems the wrong way either. His sessions are always helpful. ...

— William, Decatur, GA on 10/30/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Allen will travel within 10 miles of Decatur, GA 30033.


About Allen

Tutoring is as much about the student as about the subject and this is why it can be particularly successful. In a face-to-face learning situation the tutor can usually determine the challenges that the student encounters that might not be dealt with the classroom. The goal is to develop the tools for mastering the school subject at hand and to become an independent learner. These tools include self confidence, study skills, focus and motivation. A tutor strongly encourages active learning from the student so that she can discover for herself how to master a subject. Above all a tutor enjoys seeing the light come on.

I believe I have the experience and skills for tutoring students of physics and math in high school and introductory courses in college. I was a member of the Physics Faculty at Emory University, where I taught calculus based introductory physics as well as non-calculus based and most physics major and several graduate courses. For three summers I taught a National Science Foundation Institute for high-ability high school students. Other involvement with high school students include teaching a one semester advanced placement physics course at Westminster Schools, being a member of the campus interview and selection committee choosing entering freshman Woodruff scholars at Emory and evaluating physic advanced placement exams for placement in physics courses. I was awarded the Emory Williams Teaching Award in science and mathematics in 1985.

I was in the Physics Department at Emory from 1958 to 1987, rising from Assistant Professor to Professor. I was Departmental Chair for six years.
I was a member of the staff of the Georgia Tech Research Institute as a Senior Research Scientist from 1988 to 1999. In my last years there I was a Division Head.

Testimonials

"A True Professor"

- William, Decatur, GA on 10/30/14

"Patient, Kind, and Very Knowledgeable Tutor"

- CeWyon, Lithonia, GA on 8/22/14

"Mr G. is the MAN!"

- Robert, Atlanta, GA on 12/11/13
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Education

Davidson College
Duke University
PhD

Education

Davidson College

Duke University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Decatur, GA 30033

Allen’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Physical Science, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics,
Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
MCAT, SAT Math

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.


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