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Nelson S.

Foxboro, MA

$75/hr

Physics, Math, and Science Tutor

Usually responds in about 11 hours

Physics, Math, and Science Tutor

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Science for me is fun and exciting. It is fascinating to find out why things happen the way they happen. Similarly, I experience the same enjoyment in math when I understand the way numbers behave and then apply that understanding to real life situations. We are all surrounded by math and science, and a practical knowledge of them makes the world that much less mysterious.

I teach and tutor because I can find no greater satisfaction than to instill the excitement I feel about the maths and sciences in others.

When I tutor a student, the first thing I do is evaluate what piece of the foundation is missing. Every science and math concept is built upon the foundations laid last week, month, or year. Trying to teach a concept or technique without the right supports beneath is merely postponing the problem until later. So often, once the root difficulty is found (and fixed!), a plethora of other problems and fears diminish or disappear. Once you understand it, science and math is fun and easy.

My style is not one who instructs. Instead, I lead and guide. The lessons we teach ourselves are the ones we remember best. Once I understand what concept a student needs to be taught or clarified, I devise a series of problems or logic steps that the student can solve in succession. Ultimately this will allow the student to start from a place of confidence and comprehension giving them a hands-on understanding as to why the new technique or theory works.

If you're anxious to learn, I'm anxious to teach!

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I found some of the greatest satisfaction in my jobs came from teaching and assisting my staff, so I am now excited to be focusing my career towards this type of pursuit. Over the last three years I have been either tutoring or working in classroom settings. In 2010 I earned my Massachusetts Physics Teaching License.

I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. My hobbies include hockey, skiing, golfing (poorly), and (when time permits) theater.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Diane, Canton, MA on 12/17/14

"Saved the day"

- Darcy, Attleboro, MA on 6/21/14

"Walks on Water"

- Greg, Franklin, MA on 1/15/14

"Great Success!"

- Tamsin, Foxboro, MA on 12/9/13

"Great experience."

- Laurine, Rehoboth, MA on 12/2/13

"A Life Saver!!!"

- Jason , Staten Island, NY on 7/1/13

"Friendly, animated, fun to work with."

- Patrick, North Attleboro, MA on 3/7/13

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Tany, Walpole, MA on 11/15/12

" great teacher"

- Sean, Foxboro, MA on 3/10/12

"Extremely Encouraged"

- Lori, Mansfield, MA on 2/12/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Babson College
MBA

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Babson College (MBA)

Great tutor — My daughter has gone from 'iffy' to being nominated to the National Honor Society. I think Nelson has helped make this possible in math & physics. ...

— Diane, Canton, MA on 12/17/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 20 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nelson will travel within 15 miles of Foxboro, MA 02035.


About Nelson

Science for me is fun and exciting. It is fascinating to find out why things happen the way they happen. Similarly, I experience the same enjoyment in math when I understand the way numbers behave and then apply that understanding to real life situations. We are all surrounded by math and science, and a practical knowledge of them makes the world that much less mysterious.

I teach and tutor because I can find no greater satisfaction than to instill the excitement I feel about the maths and sciences in others.

When I tutor a student, the first thing I do is evaluate what piece of the foundation is missing. Every science and math concept is built upon the foundations laid last week, month, or year. Trying to teach a concept or technique without the right supports beneath is merely postponing the problem until later. So often, once the root difficulty is found (and fixed!), a plethora of other problems and fears diminish or disappear. Once you understand it, science and math is fun and easy.

My style is not one who instructs. Instead, I lead and guide. The lessons we teach ourselves are the ones we remember best. Once I understand what concept a student needs to be taught or clarified, I devise a series of problems or logic steps that the student can solve in succession. Ultimately this will allow the student to start from a place of confidence and comprehension giving them a hands-on understanding as to why the new technique or theory works.

If you're anxious to learn, I'm anxious to teach!

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I found some of the greatest satisfaction in my jobs came from teaching and assisting my staff, so I am now excited to be focusing my career towards this type of pursuit. Over the last three years I have been either tutoring or working in classroom settings. In 2010 I earned my Massachusetts Physics Teaching License.

I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. My hobbies include hockey, skiing, golfing (poorly), and (when time permits) theater.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Diane, Canton, MA on 12/17/14

"Saved the day"

- Darcy, Attleboro, MA on 6/21/14

"Walks on Water"

- Greg, Franklin, MA on 1/15/14

"Great Success!"

- Tamsin, Foxboro, MA on 12/9/13

"Great experience."

- Laurine, Rehoboth, MA on 12/2/13

"A Life Saver!!!"

- Jason , Staten Island, NY on 7/1/13

"Friendly, animated, fun to work with."

- Patrick, North Attleboro, MA on 3/7/13

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Tany, Walpole, MA on 11/15/12

" great teacher"

- Sean, Foxboro, MA on 3/10/12

"Extremely Encouraged"

- Lori, Mansfield, MA on 2/12/12
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Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Babson College
MBA

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Babson College (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
20 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Foxboro, MA 02035

Nelson’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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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