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Paul S.

Knoxville, TN

$20/hr

Physics and Math help from a patient & compassionate Ph.D.

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I recently graduated from Indiana University with a Ph.D. in physics. My expertise is in the physics of scattering phenomena. My graduate school experience imparted a robust knowledge of all of physics, from mechanics to optics to electromagnetism and cosmology. Additionally, I have an extensive knowledge of mathematics across a broad range of topics.

I teach math and physics with a holistic approach to build an understanding of the topic of concern, not merely to answer homework questions. I am a native English speaker with strong communication skills. I appreciate your taking the time to contact me. Thank you.

Kind regards,
Paul

English:
Reading
Science:
Astronomy, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Mathematica,
MATLAB,
Python
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

I passed prealgebra with perfect grades in junior high school and earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Alfred University. I'm very happy to offer you my services as a tutor.

Algebra 2

I received my BA in mathematics and astrophysics in 2006, and I recently completed my PhD in physics. I teach with a holistic approach and attempt to relate ideas to previously learned facts. I've had much success tutoring others at college and hope to help you too.

Calculus

I have a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Physics and a B.A. from Alfred University in Astrophysics and Mathematics. Being an expert in physics, I have a full understanding of solving and interpreting calculus problems. I'd be happy to serve you as a calculus tutor.

Differential Equations

I tutored differential equations in 2005 for an undergraduate student. My experience as a physics Ph.D. has provided me with the knowledge needed to solve most (solvable) differential equations.

Elementary Math

I received perfect grades in my elementary school math classes and graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from Alfred University. I'd be more than happy to act as a tutor for you.

Geometry

I graduated from Alfred University in 2006 with degrees in both Math and Physics. I have recently received my Ph.D. in Physics from Indiana University. My Physics education has required a complete and thorough understand of Math, from Geometry and Trigonometry to Calculus and Complex Analysis.

Mathematica

I have extensive experience using Mathematica. A large portion of my graduate thesis involved using Mathematica in several ways, including calculating magnetic fields, developing Monte Carlo simulations, and calculating the expected scattering patterns of particles from ordered structures. In addition, I've used Mathematica to analyze "big data".

MATLAB

My undergraduate honors thesis entailed developing a code in MATLAB to analyze photographs. The work encompassed developing a GUI and running automated routines on the intensity within the images. I've also written Monte Carlo simulations in MATLAB to model the formation of the asteroid belt, and I've successfully translated a star building code from FORTRAN 77 into MATLAB.

Physics

I obtained my B.A. in astrophysics and math from Alfred University in 2006, where I graduated with full honors. During this time I worked as an intern at national labs. I attended Indiana University from 2006 to 2013, where I graduated with a Ph.D in condensed matter physics with a minor in chemistry. While getting my Ph.D, I taught for classes for three semeters, and substituted taught for additional weeks.

Prealgebra

I passed prealgebra with perfect grades in junior high school and earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Alfred University. I'm very happy to offer you my services as a tutor.

Precalculus

I've received my bachelor's degree in mathematics from Alfred University and graduated as a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honors society. I tutored students throughout college, and taught additional classes while I worked towards my physics Ph.D.

Python

My work in graduate school involved writing many programs in Python. I've written a code to simultaneously control a Gaussmeter, a power supply, and a motor system using python.SERIAL and NIDAQmx protocols. I've used Python to analyze "big data", and developed a financial-tracking program with a GUI using TkInter. I recently graduated from Indiana University with a Ph.D. in physics.

SAT Math

I scored exceptionally well on the SAT math test and went on to major in Math and Physics at Alfred University. I later obtained my Ph.D. in physics from Indiana University. I have taught math and science at the college level, as well as the elementary school level.

Trigonometry

I obtained straight A's in mathematics classes in high school, got my bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Alfred University, and went on to get my PhD in Physics from Indiana University. I have a solid understanding of mathematics, and my background in physics gives me an even greater knowledge of trigonometry.

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Computer Science (answer)

I'll give you two examples.  Let "A" be the array with which you're working   1. You can use a FOR loop:   For i = Length(A), i >= 1, i = i-1,     Print(A[i])   This means increment i negatively, starting with a value equal...

This is a Gaussian function, i.e. a bell curve.  First, you should plot this in a computer or a graphing calculator.    To identify the critical points, take the derivative and set it to zero!!   g'(x) = e^(-6x^2) * (-6*2x) = -12x*e^(-6x^2) g'(x) = 0 at only...

Alfred University
Astrophysics ' Math
Indiana University
Master's
Indiana University
PhD

Education

Alfred University (Astrophysics ' Math)

Indiana University (Master's)

Indiana University (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $20.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 15 miles of Knoxville, TN 37923.


About Paul

I recently graduated from Indiana University with a Ph.D. in physics. My expertise is in the physics of scattering phenomena. My graduate school experience imparted a robust knowledge of all of physics, from mechanics to optics to electromagnetism and cosmology. Additionally, I have an extensive knowledge of mathematics across a broad range of topics.

I teach math and physics with a holistic approach to build an understanding of the topic of concern, not merely to answer homework questions. I am a native English speaker with strong communication skills. I appreciate your taking the time to contact me. Thank you.

Kind regards,
Paul

Education

Alfred University
Astrophysics ' Math
Indiana University
Master's
Indiana University
PhD

Education

Alfred University (Astrophysics ' Math)

Indiana University (Master's)

Indiana University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Knoxville, TN 37923

Paul’s Subjects

English:
Reading
Science:
Astronomy, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Mathematica,
MATLAB,
Python
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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.


Paul’s Resources

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Computer Science (answer)

I'll give you two examples.  Let "A" be the array with which you're working   1. You can use a FOR loop:   For i = Length(A), i >= 1, i = i-1,     Print(A[i])   This means increment i negatively, starting with a value equal...

This is a Gaussian function, i.e. a bell curve.  First, you should plot this in a computer or a graphing calculator.    To identify the critical points, take the derivative and set it to zero!!   g'(x) = e^(-6x^2) * (-6*2x) = -12x*e^(-6x^2) g'(x) = 0 at only...


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