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Skyler H.

Norman, OK

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Specialized Techniques in Physics and Chemistry

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Specialized Techniques in Physics and Chemistry

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My tutoring experience began when I was a sophomore in college studying chemistry and physics. I have tutored over 40 students in all aspects of Chemistry, Physics and Calculus and taught both semesters of general chemistry at OU. Many of my students are straight out of high school, but some of my favorite students have been those who came back to college for a career change.

As a graduate student in Biochemistry with a degree in Chemistry and minor in Physics, I am able to help with almost any college level science course. Many of my students have found it convenient to have the same tutor for several different subjects. It has been fun to watch them apply the skills we developed in one course to another.

I usually tutor groups or individuals for one to two hour sessions, often meeting weekly. I encourage groups to help each other before I meet them. That way everyone gets some free tutoring, and it helps us get the most for our time during the paid sessions with me. To save even more, be sure to ask about purchasing a package deal.

In general, I'm available weekday evenings after 6 or by appointment on Saturdays. I answer texts and emails as soon as I can and will take calls if I'm available. This can come in handy for last minute questions before homework deadlines or exams.

I always look forward to meeting new students and hope you find the best help you can get.

"Life Saver!"

- Breanna, Tuttle, OK on 11/14/14

"Great in every way!"

- Jennifier, Plano, TX on 1/3/15

"Terrific tutor!"

- Benita, Tulsa, OK on 4/10/14

"Very Accommodating and Helpful."

- Krysten, Rexburg, ID on 4/13/13

"Extraordinary chemistry tutor"

- Jaron, Rexburg, ID on 7/13/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Lisa, Rexburg, ID on 3/29/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Biochemistry, Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Business:
GRE,
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Chemistry,
Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

Algebra is one of the basic sciences that everything else can be built on. A thorough understanding of algebra opens the possibilities to the most fulfilling pursuits and careers. Business, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, even Music and the Arts can all be understood more fully thanks to algebra.

I teach algebra students the concepts and strategies that they need to know in order to use it efficiently in whichever field they choose. As always, I also pass along many general tips for studying and test taking as well. My goal is to prepare the student for class and for a life of learning.

Calculus

Calculus is a powerful tool that can turn horribly complex algebra problems into effortless "plug and chug" type problems. It also has phenomenal physical applications. Every equation and process can be directly tied to applicable daily situations and tailored to any interests.

My approach is to find the students current skills and develop them further through guided practice. I encourage students to develop a "tool box" of the many concepts and processes that we learn. This toolbox can become a powerful help when the student works on homework.

People often say that math just isn't in their nature. I don't believe it! What I do believe is that they've just never had a math teacher who happened to be the same nature as they are. One on one tutoring allows me to focus on your individual interests, needs and learning style.

Email me to set up a free consultation where we can talk and see just how we can match your learning style and learning needs.

Chemistry

My college education and future career are focused around chemistry. I have currently completed all undergraduate chemistry classes other than biochemistry. I have been tutoring general chemistry for five semesters with several students asking me to repeat tutor them in second year general chemistry and even organic chemistry.

My main focus with chemistry students is to help develop the problems solving skills necessary. Many students find the language of science and math to be confusing. I share techniques that translate science and math into simple English. This is a simple way to empower the student with the ability to not only understand, but to master and solve, any problem.

I believe that everyone can learn difficult subjects.My teaching approach is to meet the student where he or she is currently, and build on that knowledge step by step until the excel. If a student is willing to put in the effort, I can help them develop the skills they need to succeed.

GRE

In tutoring and teaching chemistry, I have developed a method that helps students to build solutions directly from the wording of the problem. This greatly simplifies even the toughest GRE questions.
With adaptive tests such as the GRE it is also highly important to understand the scoring system and develop the proper strategy to use that system to your advantage. I share all of my study, memorizing and testing strategies with my GRE prep students.

Physics

Most physics students have the most difficulty knowing where to start. My physics students learn a problem solving strategy that not only helps then know how to start the problem, but also keeps work organized and greatly helps them catch errors before declaring a final answer. This strategy is valid for any level of physics whether it's kinematics, electricity & magnetism or quantum mechanics.

I used this technique throughout many of my physics classes. Most notably, I scored top of my class and in the 93 percentile in the nation on a standardized quantum chemistry test because I used this method regularly throughout the semester.

Skyler’s Resources

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Hi Zypher,   The answer comes from knowing what an intercept looks like in an equation. An X intercept is when you cross the x axis. This only happens when y=0. So, to find an X intercept we need to replace y with 0 and solve for x.    0=(x+5)(x-3)   There...

We always have to learn new information. In school that information comes hard and fast, and retaining that information can be very difficult. Every student has to learn how his or her brain learns and stores that new material. To help your brain learn to learn quicker, try using the "Rule of 3 Threes". I was able to memorize the music for a ten minute marching band show in only two... read more

BYU, Idaho
Chemistry and Physics
University of Oklahoma -Norman
Enrolled

Education

BYU, Idaho (Chemistry and Physics)

University of Oklahoma -Norman (Enrolled)

Life Saver! — Skyler has been quite an asset to me during my college chemistry course. I never took chemistry in high school and I needed a lot of help with everything from just getting my homework done to studying for my exams. Skyler was always ready to help with whatever I needed. It was always obvious he really understood all the material, but he never overloaded me by explaining things in too much depth w ...

— Breanna, Tuttle, OK on 11/14/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

30% discount applied to individuals within a group.

Travel policy

Skyler will travel within 5 miles of Norman, OK 73071.


About Skyler

My tutoring experience began when I was a sophomore in college studying chemistry and physics. I have tutored over 40 students in all aspects of Chemistry, Physics and Calculus and taught both semesters of general chemistry at OU. Many of my students are straight out of high school, but some of my favorite students have been those who came back to college for a career change.

As a graduate student in Biochemistry with a degree in Chemistry and minor in Physics, I am able to help with almost any college level science course. Many of my students have found it convenient to have the same tutor for several different subjects. It has been fun to watch them apply the skills we developed in one course to another.

I usually tutor groups or individuals for one to two hour sessions, often meeting weekly. I encourage groups to help each other before I meet them. That way everyone gets some free tutoring, and it helps us get the most for our time during the paid sessions with me. To save even more, be sure to ask about purchasing a package deal.

In general, I'm available weekday evenings after 6 or by appointment on Saturdays. I answer texts and emails as soon as I can and will take calls if I'm available. This can come in handy for last minute questions before homework deadlines or exams.

I always look forward to meeting new students and hope you find the best help you can get.

Testimonials

"Life Saver!"

- Breanna, Tuttle, OK on 11/14/14

"Great in every way!"

- Jennifier, Plano, TX on 1/3/15

"Terrific tutor!"

- Benita, Tulsa, OK on 4/10/14

"Very Accommodating and Helpful."

- Krysten, Rexburg, ID on 4/13/13

"Extraordinary chemistry tutor"

- Jaron, Rexburg, ID on 7/13/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Lisa, Rexburg, ID on 3/29/12

Education

BYU, Idaho
Chemistry and Physics
University of Oklahoma -Norman
Enrolled

Education

BYU, Idaho (Chemistry and Physics)

University of Oklahoma -Norman (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
5 hours notice required

30% discount applied to individuals within a group.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Norman, OK 73071

Skyler’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Biochemistry, Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Business:
GRE,
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Chemistry,
Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel

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.


Skyler’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Skyler. View all of Skyler’s resources

Hi Zypher,   The answer comes from knowing what an intercept looks like in an equation. An X intercept is when you cross the x axis. This only happens when y=0. So, to find an X intercept we need to replace y with 0 and solve for x.    0=(x+5)(x-3)   There...

We always have to learn new information. In school that information comes hard and fast, and retaining that information can be very difficult. Every student has to learn how his or her brain learns and stores that new material. To help your brain learn to learn quicker, try using the "Rule of 3 Threes". I was able to memorize the music for a ten minute marching band show in only two... read more


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