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Patricia E.

Boston, MA

$40/hr

BU Math & Physics Tutor

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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.

Testimonials

"Very patient and helpful"

- Maria, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on 10/23/14
Test Preparation:
GED

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Whether in a college math course, physics course, or tutoring, I have been assisting students with their algebra 1 skills for over 10 years. I currently teach algebra at Bunker Hill Community College. I am especially skilled in small group or one-on-one situations.

Algebra 2

I teach intermediate algebra (algebra 2 equivalent) at a local community college. Recently, I tutored algebra 2 and college algebra students nationwide through email/telephone at Pearson.

Astronomy

Are you having problems with that astronomy course?

I taught an Introduction to Astronomy course at a community college in Dallas, TX. Although the concepts can be difficult to understand, I love to use multimedia to make this subject come alive.

Calculus

I tutored Calculus students nationwide through email or telephone at Pearson. Calculus is also frequently used in many advanced Physics courses. Not only am I proficient in single and multi-variable calculus, but I can also help you with those application problems.

GED

I have taught GED test preparation for many years and would love to help you pass the exam. A diagnostic will be performed assessing the students abilities. Using the diagnostic and other resources, I will help you do great on the GED exam! I have helped several students achieve scores over 600 on the GED Science and GED social studies exams.

General Computer

If you are looking for some basic computer instruction, you have come to the right place! I love computers and have been using laptops and desktops for over 10 years. Whether your operating system is Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, I can help you.

Geometry

I have taught Geometry as part of a math course for 4 years now. I have been tutoring physics students on their Geometry fundamentals for over 10 years. If you have a Geometry question, I will be able to help you.

Microsoft Excel

Do you need help with Microsoft Excel? I have been using Microsoft Excel as part of my normal work routine for years. I will have you analyzing data and making charts in no time! Your learning experience will be tailored to your specific needs whether that is personal, academic or professional.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Are you looking for help with Microsoft PowerPoint? If so, you have come to the right place. I have been using PowerPoint in my classes for almost 10 years now. I can tailor the learning experience to your needs whether that is personal, academic or professional.

Microsoft Word

I have been using Microsoft Word for almost 15 years now. I can help you with either personal or professional interests.

Physical Science

Do you need help with your physical science class? Do not worry! I have a Master of Science in Physics, and would also be a great choice as a physical science tutor. I have taught algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics, and astronomy courses at the college level. I have also tutored students one-on-one in these subjects.

Physics

Is that physics course keeping you awake at night?

I have a Master of Science in Physics, and would be a great choice as a physics tutor. I have taught calculus-based physics (both mechanics through modern physics) and algebra-based physics (both mechanics through modern physics) at the college level. I have also tutored students one-on-one in these subjects.

Prealgebra

I have taught pre-algebra courses at a local community college & would love to help you with this course.

Precalculus

I recently tutored Precalculus students nationwide through email or telephone at Pearson.

Trigonometry

Are you having problems with those sine, cosine, and tangent functions?

Trigonometry is used frequently in algebra-based physics and calculus-based physics courses. Not only the introductory courses, but the advanced courses as well. As a result, I can help you brush up on your trigonometry skills.

Patricia’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 Patricia. View all of Patricia’s resources

When is it a good time to look for a tutor?  Some students wait until a big exam comes up, and do lots of cramming at the last minute.  While that strategy may work for some, others may need to take a different approach.    What if you need to take a mathematics or physics course and you know you will have difficulties?  Maybe the course is really advanced or it... read more

Final exams are coming up and you are freaking out!   There are steps that you can take in order to help you prepare for the upcoming exam. Don't panic.   Do not wait until the night before to start studying.  Start going over the material weeks before the final.   Previous exams - use the midterm and any other exams to help you study material from earlier... read more

Here are seven helpful tips for that upcoming test: 1. Try not to panic! Fear can cause you to forget information that you would normally know. 2. Cramming for a test does not work. Start preparing about a week before the test. 3. After the test is handed out, write down all the formulas, rules, and other information you want to remember on scrap paper. This will act as a reference... read more

Very patient and helpful — Patricia is a physics professor and was very helpful. She was very patient while solving problems and I would recommend her! ...

— Maria, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on 10/23/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

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 policy

Patricia will travel within 5 miles of Boston, MA 02215.


About Patricia

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.

Testimonials

"Very patient and helpful"

- Maria, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on 10/23/14
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Tutor Policies

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

Patricia’s Subjects

Test Preparation:
GED

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.


Patricia’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 Patricia. View all of Patricia’s resources

When is it a good time to look for a tutor?  Some students wait until a big exam comes up, and do lots of cramming at the last minute.  While that strategy may work for some, others may need to take a different approach.    What if you need to take a mathematics or physics course and you know you will have difficulties?  Maybe the course is really advanced or it... read more

Final exams are coming up and you are freaking out!   There are steps that you can take in order to help you prepare for the upcoming exam. Don't panic.   Do not wait until the night before to start studying.  Start going over the material weeks before the final.   Previous exams - use the midterm and any other exams to help you study material from earlier... read more

Here are seven helpful tips for that upcoming test: 1. Try not to panic! Fear can cause you to forget information that you would normally know. 2. Cramming for a test does not work. Start preparing about a week before the test. 3. After the test is handed out, write down all the formulas, rules, and other information you want to remember on scrap paper. This will act as a reference... read more


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