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Nathan H.

Physics PhD/Harvard Postdoc w/ 1000 hours of tutoring experience

Framingham, MA (01702)

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I am a College Reading and Learning Association Certified Tutor with over 1000 hours of private tutoring experience. I have tutored everything from pre-algebra up through college level physics and Calculus, with students ranging in age from 12-30. I have also served as a lecturer in a college physics laboratory course for 8 semesters. My wife and I recently had a new addition to the family, so helping young people with their education is more important to me than ever. I have been described as caring and patient by my students, and I do my best to provide a personalized learning experience for each person.

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Nathan’s subjects

ACT Math

I have done very well on all of the national exams that I have taken. My test prep courses include not only the math skills to do the problems, but also test taking skills in how to approach problems, how to look for traps, how and when to answer questions if you don’t know the answer, and how to pace yourself. When you have these skills down, your test scores will improve dramatically.

I am a College Reading and Learning Association Certified tutor. I have a PhD in physics and over 1000 hours of private tutoring experience, including working three years at the Kent State University Tutoring Center.

Algebra 1

I have a PhD in physics. I have taken many advanced math classes. I scored well on both ACT and SAT exams, as well as the GRE exam. I have tutored over 300 hours algebra specific related topics and I have over 1000 total tutoring hours.

Algebra 2

I have tutored more than ten students in algebra II concepts. My students enjoy the way I break ideas down into simple concepts and then reinforce them with examples. All my students continued after the first lesson, through the end of the school year and showed significant improvement.

Calculus

I have tutored more than ten students in calculus concepts who saw significant improvement in their understanding. I enjoy tutoring calculus because I believe that some mathematician long ago decided to make calculus seem difficult by employing a lot of Greek symbols and squiggles. When I show my students that these symbols, in fact, stand for understandable concepts, they quickly grasp the ideas and do well in their course. You have failed, ancient mathematician; calculus can in fact be understood in simple terms!

Chess

I was captain of my high school chess team for all four years and vice president of my college chess club. I reached a rating of ~1600, and was one of the top ten rated high schoolers in the state of Ohio for a period of time. I have casually taught players of varying skills in chess for a good part of my life.

College Counseling

I have helped several students with their college, graduate school, and medical school application packages. I also have given mock entrance interviews, edited resumes, and helped students decide what schools to apply to given their interests.

Additionally, I have personal experience in navigating the application and scholarship processes by applying to (and finishing) both undergraduate and graduate school. Applying for schools can be confusing, but I can help you navigate the process!

GRE

I have spent hours and hours preparing for and taking the GRE exam. In addition to teaching content, I can provide helpful tips on how to approach the exam, study habits, etc.

MATLAB

I have programmed in MATLAB for the past 7 years. I use MATLAB for data analysis at work, and for fun I also write financial analysis tools in my free time. I am a College Reading and Learning Association Certified Tutor with over 1000 hours of private tutoring experience.

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel for over 10 years. I also have completed a college course teaching the basics of Excel. I can teach you to do basic computer programming using excel.

Microsoft Outlook

I have extensive experience with nearly all Microsoft Office products. I have used Microsoft outlook as part of my email organization system for school for the past 5 years. I have used many of the features of Outlook to sort emails, set automatic replies, create inbox rules, etc. I should be able to teach anything a student needs to learn.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used PowerPoint for more than 8 years to give formal and informal presentations. I have presented using PowerPoint at 5 national scientific conferences and presented my PhD defense using PowerPoint, so I know almost all functions needed to create a good presentation using this software.

Microsoft Windows

I have used Microsoft Windows my whole life, starting with Windows 3.1. I have kept current on latest Windows versions over time and have even done some simple tasks coding in DOS. I can teach and/or learn anything that someone might need to know about Windows

Microsoft Word

I have used Word for more than 10 years. I wrote my PhD dissertation using MS Word, so I know most of the tricks required for writing both formal and informal documents in Word. I can also insert images, format pages, use all of the word editing features.

Physical Science

I have a PhD in physics, and I have taken many advanced math classes. I have also completed two semesters of courses on chemistry and geology. I love teaching students about how the physical world behaves. My background allows me to delve into all physical science topics in more depth than is typically taught. I have tutored over 300 hours on physical science related topics and I have over 1000 total tutoring hours.

Physics

I have a PhD in physics, so I am well versed in this topic. I also have taught 8 semesters of physics laboratory courses at UNC-Chapel Hill. It saddens me that so many people have a fear of physics, mostly because of poor instruction; I try to make physics topics as accessible as possible by discussing real-life applications, and tuning lessons to the individual student's skill level. I have specifically tutored over 300 hours in physics and I have over 1000 total tutoring hours.

Prealgebra

I enjoy teaching Pre-Algebra because it is a bridge between elementary math, and the higher-level math courses. I try to give my students sneak-peaks into why the concepts they are learning will be important in the future. My students quickly learn how to apply the arithmetic they have learned in elementary school in more complex situations and typically show rapid improvement.

Precalculus

I have extensive experience teaching precalculus as part of the Kent State Academic Success Center. Having a good understanding of precalculus is essential for all higher level maths. I make sure my students understand both the how and why of precalculus because both are essential in this bride-type math course. I think precalculus can be a very fun course as well, because you finally get to see the power of mathematics in more advanced applications.

I am a College Reading and Learning Association Certified tutor. I have a PhD in physics and over 1000 hours of private tutoring experience, including working three years at the Kent State University Tutoring Center.

SAT Math

Doing well on the SAT, and any other national test, in part depends on knowing the tricks of the test. My test prep courses include not only the math skills to do the problems, but also test taking skills in how to approach problems, how to look for traps, how and when to answer questions if you don’t know the answer, and how to pace yourself. Only when you have all these skills, are you truly ready to succeed on a national exam.

SAT Reading

Doing well on the SAT, requires dedication, lots of practice, and on knowing the tricks of the test. My test prep courses include not only how to approach the reading problems on the SAT in a logical way, how to look for traps, how and when to answer questions if you don’t know the answer, and how to pace yourself. I ask my students to take practice tests in the proper time allotted to get used to the pacing. We will also drill the most important vocabulary words, and how to decipher the meaning of words you don't recognize. Once you have all these skills, you should have no problem come test day.

Study Skills

Study Skills are critical to success in school and are virtually essential for acquiring good grades. Through all of my schooling, I have developed a series of skills that have proved very useful in succeeding in school and in life. I enjoy passing on these skills to younger students who are trying to get on track. Some things that are particularly crucial are time management and effective note-taking techniques. Additionally, I can help students study for specific exams such as college entrance exams, or more general exams, such as an end of semester final. Not all exams are created equal, and knowing how to approach a particular exam can be half the battle. Because people are different, not every student learns the same way. My students will leave my sessions with a variety of ideas to try, and we can work together over time to see what works best for them. I am also a College Reading and Learning Association Certified Tutor with over 1000 hours of private tutoring experience.

Trigonometry

I enjoy tutoring trigonometry. I use it regularly in my research, and have tutored it extensively. I have a PhD in physics, and I have over 1000 total tutoring hours.

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Education

Kent State University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD)

Great physics tutor. My son likes Nathan and his physics lessons very much. I am very impressed with his teaching as well. His instruction is precise and well planned and every word of it is critical to the subject and aims at my son's weakness. Most importantly, Nathan knows how to teach and communicate complex physics concepts to my son who is struggling with honor high school physics with simple visual graphs. ...

— Shaoping from Southborough, MA on 10/10/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

To add another student to the same session, I will only charge $25/additional student.

Travel policy

Nathan will travel within 15 miles of Framingham, MA 01702.

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