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Paul H.

Bowie, MD

$35/hr

PhD math/science tutor for any level

Background check passed as of 1/25/14
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PhD math/science tutor for any level

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I have a PhD in particle physics from the University of Maryland at College Park and many years' experience in industry. I have taught recitation sections in physics at UMCP and college algebra at University of Maryland University College. I won an Outstanding Teaching award at UMCP. I have also provided a lot of assistance to my 13 year-old son in his math education. My approach to teaching is intuitive. I like to guide students with questions to help them develop their own understanding. While I do have a strong mathematical background, I'm not going to overwhelm you with things you won't understand. We'll work together in a relaxed way and you won't find yourself the least bit intimidated. I'll help you overcome any math anxiety you might be feeling and to feel confident in yourself. We can work on math and science at any level and if you want to prepare for SAT's we can do that too. If you hate math/science I'm not saying I have some magic power that will make you like it. But our sessions will be enjoyable and you won't be dreading them.

Testimonials

"The Best Tutor"

- David, Bowie, MD on 8/24/13

"Awesome Tutor!!!"

- George, Glenn Dale, MD on 6/14/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Physics
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GRE
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Poker
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have taught college algebra at the University of Maryland, University College.

Algebra 2

I have taught college-level algebra at the University of Maryland University College.

Calculus

I have a PhD in particle theory and have used calculus extensively in my graduate education and career in electromagnetics. It is second nature to me and I can provide students with an intuitive understanding. I am the author of solutions to Maxwell's equations in non-orthogonal coordinate systems

Computer Programming

I have spent more than 25 years in my career designing, developing and programming computer codes for electromagnetics applications. I have been principal author of codes to address problems such as aircraft inter-antenna coupling and radiowave propagation in urban environments. I can code in C++ and FORTRAN

Differential Equations

I have a PhD in particle physics with graduate with a graduate minor in mathematics including courses in simple differential equations and partial differential equations. I am the author of novel solutions to electromagnetics problems expressed as partial differential equations in arbitrary curvilinear coordinates.

Fortran

I have worked extensively with FORTRAN codes in my career. I have designed and coded electromagnetics applications software in FORTRAN. I have written numerous stand-alone FORTRAN utilities, and FORTRAN components of large multi-language codes.

Geometry

I have done a lot of work in designing codes for analysis of radiowave propagation over aircraft and ship surfaces. This work is highly geometrical and has given me a very strong background in elementary and advanced geometrical techniques.

GRE

I scored 820 in math, 730 in verbal. I have exceptional facility with GRE-type standardized test questions and have made outstanding scores on the GRE as well as other similar tests. I have a PhD in particle physics and worked for many years in the intensively mathematical subject of electromagnetics. I have published a number of papers in recognized journals, so I claim excellent writing skills. I am a phi beta kappa graduate of MIT, because I possess strong verbal as well as mathematical skills.

Physics

I graduated phi beta kappa from MIT with a BS in physics. I have a master's and PhD in physics from the University of Maryland at College Park. I taught recitation and laboratory sections for a number of years in my graduate career. I received an award as an outstanding teaching assistant.

Prealgebra

I have taught college algebra for the University of Maryland University College

Precalculus

I have taught college level algebra (through precalculus) at the University of Maryland, University College.

SAT Math

I scored 777 pre-recentering and 820 on GRE math. I have taught mathematics at the college level and used mathematics extensively in my career. I will have a complete understanding of most SAT/GRE questions and will be able to guide students in solving by themselves.

SAT Reading

I scored in the 700's on the verbal portion of the SAT and GRE.

Trigonometry

In my work in industry I have been the primary designer/developer for a number of computer programs for electromagnetics applications. These programs do things like tracing rays over aircraft and ship bodies and through cities. They make very extensive use of geometry and trigonometry, so I have great facility with these subjects.

MIT
physics
University of Maryland at College Park
Master's
University of Maryland at College Park
PhD

Education

MIT (physics)

University of Maryland at College Park (Master's)

University of Maryland at College Park (PhD)

The Best Tutor — Mr. Paul is the best tutoring instructor that I ever met. For it to be my first time having a tutor, this is a good experience for me. Mr. Paul is very punctual, respectable and very tolerant. When he teaches, he takes his time. I been out of school for over 24 yrs. And I know that I got one of the best instructors out there. Please not to hurt somebody's feelings, I know that there are a lot of g ...

— David, Bowie, MD on 8/24/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 40 miles of Bowie, MD 20716.


About Paul

I have a PhD in particle physics from the University of Maryland at College Park and many years' experience in industry. I have taught recitation sections in physics at UMCP and college algebra at University of Maryland University College. I won an Outstanding Teaching award at UMCP. I have also provided a lot of assistance to my 13 year-old son in his math education. My approach to teaching is intuitive. I like to guide students with questions to help them develop their own understanding. While I do have a strong mathematical background, I'm not going to overwhelm you with things you won't understand. We'll work together in a relaxed way and you won't find yourself the least bit intimidated. I'll help you overcome any math anxiety you might be feeling and to feel confident in yourself. We can work on math and science at any level and if you want to prepare for SAT's we can do that too. If you hate math/science I'm not saying I have some magic power that will make you like it. But our sessions will be enjoyable and you won't be dreading them.

Testimonials

"The Best Tutor"

- David, Bowie, MD on 8/24/13

"Awesome Tutor!!!"

- George, Glenn Dale, MD on 6/14/13
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Education

MIT
physics
University of Maryland at College Park
Master's
University of Maryland at College Park
PhD

Education

MIT (physics)

University of Maryland at College Park (Master's)

University of Maryland at College Park (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Bowie, MD 20716

Paul’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Physics
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GRE
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Poker
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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