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Jerry D.

Las Vegas, NV

$35/hr

Arizona Graduate for Math and Physics Tutoring

Background check passed as of 3/14/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Arizona Graduate for Math and Physics Tutoring

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My name is Jerry and I've been tutoring all levels of HS and college Math and Physics for the past 5 years. I enjoy helping students, and my students really like the way I explain hard to understand concepts in Math and Physics. You might say that I believe in a "simplistic" approach to teaching Math and Physics. I strive to teach Math and Physics in a straightforward manner. I teach a methodical approach to solving problems.

While at the University of Arizona, I majored in Physics and I have a BS in Nuclear Physics and a MS degree in Nuclear Engineering. For 20 years I worked at a Nuclear Weapons factory as a Senior Nuclear Safety Engineer. I was responsible for keeping the operators safe while they handled fissionable nuclear materials. I worked with the operators and educated them on the hazards of handling nuclear materials that were the primary component of nuclear weapons. I moved to Las Vegas in July 2002 to work on the Yucca Mountain Project and then transferred to the Nevada Test Site where the US detonated nuclear weapons during the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.

In 2010 I decided to retire from my engineering profession and do what I enjoy the most; help students and tutor. I enjoy making a difference in a students curriculum and being a part of a students progress. We will do several problems, because that is the way I believe, a student will remember the material well enough to do well on his or her exam. I work with primarily high school and college students in subjects such as AP Physics, AP Calculus, Precalculus, Trigonometry, Geometry and Algebra. I believe that one of my best assets is how well I relate to my students and my ability to teach difficult topics. I teach with a style that I would want in a tutor if I was being tutored in Math or Physics. Send me an email on the Wyzant site and lets get started. With me as your tutor, you will achieve the grades you want.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Cynthia, Las Vegas, NV on 5/5/14

"Improves Confidence!!"

- Summer, North Las Vegas, NV on 6/25/14

"Thank You "

- Denise, Las Vegas, NV on 4/30/14

"Establishes a Good Rapport"

- Greg, Las Vegas, NV on 4/28/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

I have a BS and MS in Physics and have solved ordinary differential equations many times during my past work experience. Much of my course work dealt with Partial Differential Equations such as Laplaces Equation and the Schroenger Wave Equation.

Calif St. University, Northridge
Physics
University of Arizona
Master's

Education

Calif St. University, Northridge (Physics)

University of Arizona (Master's)

Great Tutor!!! — Jerry is a great tutor and has helped my son tremendously. My son has been working with Jerry for two weeks and his grade in Algebra 2 has gone from a 28% to a 74% in just two weeks! Jerry is patient and always checks to make sure my son understands the work before moving forward. Thanks, Jerry! ...

— Cynthia, Las Vegas, NV on 5/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jerry will travel within 15 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89145.


About Jerry

My name is Jerry and I've been tutoring all levels of HS and college Math and Physics for the past 5 years. I enjoy helping students, and my students really like the way I explain hard to understand concepts in Math and Physics. You might say that I believe in a "simplistic" approach to teaching Math and Physics. I strive to teach Math and Physics in a straightforward manner. I teach a methodical approach to solving problems.

While at the University of Arizona, I majored in Physics and I have a BS in Nuclear Physics and a MS degree in Nuclear Engineering. For 20 years I worked at a Nuclear Weapons factory as a Senior Nuclear Safety Engineer. I was responsible for keeping the operators safe while they handled fissionable nuclear materials. I worked with the operators and educated them on the hazards of handling nuclear materials that were the primary component of nuclear weapons. I moved to Las Vegas in July 2002 to work on the Yucca Mountain Project and then transferred to the Nevada Test Site where the US detonated nuclear weapons during the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.

In 2010 I decided to retire from my engineering profession and do what I enjoy the most; help students and tutor. I enjoy making a difference in a students curriculum and being a part of a students progress. We will do several problems, because that is the way I believe, a student will remember the material well enough to do well on his or her exam. I work with primarily high school and college students in subjects such as AP Physics, AP Calculus, Precalculus, Trigonometry, Geometry and Algebra. I believe that one of my best assets is how well I relate to my students and my ability to teach difficult topics. I teach with a style that I would want in a tutor if I was being tutored in Math or Physics. Send me an email on the Wyzant site and lets get started. With me as your tutor, you will achieve the grades you want.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Cynthia, Las Vegas, NV on 5/5/14

"Improves Confidence!!"

- Summer, North Las Vegas, NV on 6/25/14

"Thank You "

- Denise, Las Vegas, NV on 4/30/14

"Establishes a Good Rapport"

- Greg, Las Vegas, NV on 4/28/14
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Education

Calif St. University, Northridge
Physics
University of Arizona
Master's

Education

Calif St. University, Northridge (Physics)

University of Arizona (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89145

Jerry’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, 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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