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Hello. I am an experienced mathematics and science teacher, with a wide range of interests and an extensive understanding of physics and mathematics. I love to talk with students of all ages about these subjects, and I would like to help you to appreciate their fundamental simplicity and beauty while getting you to your academic goals. I hold a PhD in physics from Columbia University, and I have been part of the condensed matter research community for more than a decade. I prefer to tutor near where I live in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere reasonable public transportation will take me, but beware that I will charge extra for long distances requiring more than 45 minutes' travel. Please note that unless you have already submitted a credit card number to Wyzant, I will not be able to see your phone number or email address in your initial message, and the Wyzant system will be our only available mode of contact. Thank you for your consideration.
Algebra 1 is a textbook title or the name of a course, but it is not a subject. It is often the course where students become acquainted with symbolic manipulations of quantities. While it can be confusing at first (eg "how can a letter be a number?"), it can also broaden your intellectual scope. It's a step out of the morass of arithmetic into a more obviously structured way of thinking.
Physics is different things to different people. As a body of knowledge, it's the collection of experimentally verifiable ideas about how the objective world works. As a course, it can be stimulating, but also frustratingly elusive. I can help you savor your learning experience--and, if you are just trying to get through it alive, I can also help you to pass your tests.
Super Smart — I don't think my son has ever asked Ben a question he couldn't answer, and he's preparing for the SAT as well as taking AP Chemistry and Algebra 2/Trig. He even helped my older son in Calculus and Computer Science when he was home from college on break. ...
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