I am a Professor in Higher Education with ten years of experience teaching subjects such as

mathematics,

physics, and

astronomy.

MY TUTORING EXPERIENCE:

I will help the student develop the problem-solving strategies and critical thinking skills needed to do well. Many of the subjects that I tutor are considered very difficult, so I attempt to create a positive learning environment where students are not afraid to ask questions. I am a patient tutor that customizes the tutoring experience to the preference of the student.

MY

PHILOSOPHY:

I like to make sure that my students have a good educational foundation in the subject they are trying to learn. My tutoring sessions usually start off with some initial problems to find out where your weak points are. Those are addressed before moving on to more advanced material.

WHY I SHOULD BE YOUR TUTOR:

I have a Master of

Science in Physics, and would also be a great choice as a physics or

physical science tutor. I have taught introductory

calculus-based physics (mechanics through modern physics), introductory

algebra-based physics (mechanics through modern physics), and astronomy courses at the college level. I have also tutored students one-on-one in these subjects. Do you have an advanced Physics course? Don't worry, I can still help you.

I am a great choice as a

math tutor because of my extensive experience teaching and tutoring mathematics. I have taught and tutored mathematics in courses in higher education for ten years. I have taught everything from fraction addition (

pre-algebra) to

college algebra. I have also tutored Physics students in subjects in mathematics such as: algebra,

geometry,

trigonometry, and calculus. While working at Pearson Education, I had the opportunity to tutor students in subjects ranging from pre-algebra to calculus.

With a Masters of Education in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University, I incorporate educational multimedia into tutoring sessions to help students visualize some of the complex ideas that can come up in these fields.

WHERE:

I prefer to meet students in public spaces such as: libraries, student unions, and restaurants. If you know of a great tutoring location, don't hesitate to suggest it. I am flexible, so that I can meet the needs of my students.

##### Cancellation

6 hours notice required
*For group rates, I charge an additional $20 per person.
I don't have a car & must meet all students near a subway station.*

##### Travel Radius

Travels within 5 miles of Boston, MA 02215
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