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Joel L.

Experienced Math, Physics, Python Tutor with a PhD in Physics

Experienced Math, Physics, Python Tutor with a PhD in Physics

$80/hour

  • 525 hours tutoring

About Joel


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I hold a PhD in Physics with 6 years of post-doctoral research and teaching experience. I have been tutoring intermediate and advanced Math and Physics topics for 15 years and programming for 10 years. This solid foundation and my gift for explaining the difficult and abstract in novel and easy-to-understand ways means that together you and I will dig into concepts and understand them on a deeper level. This approach avoids the so-called "memorization trap", which may help you pass an exam or...

I hold a PhD in Physics with 6 years of post-doctoral research and teaching experience. I have been tutoring intermediate and advanced Math and Physics topics for 15 years and programming for 10 years. This solid foundation and my gift for explaining the difficult and abstract in novel and easy-to-understand ways means that together you and I will dig into concepts and understand them on a deeper level. This approach avoids the so-called "memorization trap", which may help you pass an exam or a single homework assignment, but is ultimately not an effective way to learn.

I tutor all math subjects, from algebra on to college calculus (I, II, and III), linear algebra, and beyond. I tutor all levels of physics including AP physics, college-level physics, upper undergraduate courses, as well as graduate courses. I tutor Python, particularly in the basics of the language, Jupyter notebooks, and typical libraries, such as Matplotlib, Numpy, Scipy, and Pandas, among others.

I ask for 24 hours notice of a cancellation. I am responsive, punctual, and professional - and sometimes funny (if you appreciate math humor!).

I love tutoring because I love this stuff. And sharing it with my students, helping you find those "Eureka!" moments that bring you success in your class work and exam preparation, is a special kind of reward, all on its own.

I look forward to hearing from you and being your learning partner!


Education

Arizona State University
Physics
Arizona State University
PhD

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Computer

Python

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

As a professional scientist, calculus has been my "bread and butter" for many years now. I am passionate about the subject and can help students gain the kind of understanding that helps them find success in their studies.
Physics,

Physics

I have expertise in all levels of physics from introductory high school courses through advanced university level courses. I know where students struggle and I know how to help them overcome these areas.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a professional scientist with a PhD in physics. I use algebra in my everyday life. I have a deep knowledge of the concepts taught in a prealgebra course and I delight in finding new ways to explain them to students.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

As a professional scientist, calculus has been my "bread and butter" for many years now. I am passionate about the subject and can help students gain the kind of understanding that helps them find success in their studies.
Physics,

Physics

I have expertise in all levels of physics from introductory high school courses through advanced university level courses. I know where students struggle and I know how to help them overcome these areas.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a professional scientist with a PhD in physics. I use algebra in my everyday life. I have a deep knowledge of the concepts taught in a prealgebra course and I delight in finding new ways to explain them to students.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

As a professional scientist, calculus has been my "bread and butter" for many years now. I am passionate about the subject and can help students gain the kind of understanding that helps them find success in their studies.
Physics,

Physics

I have expertise in all levels of physics from introductory high school courses through advanced university level courses. I know where students struggle and I know how to help them overcome these areas.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a professional scientist with a PhD in physics. I use algebra in my everyday life. I have a deep knowledge of the concepts taught in a prealgebra course and I delight in finding new ways to explain them to students.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus

Science

Physics

Physics

I have expertise in all levels of physics from introductory high school courses through advanced university level courses. I know where students struggle and I know how to help them overcome these areas.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

As a professional scientist, calculus has been my "bread and butter" for many years now. I am passionate about the subject and can help students gain the kind of understanding that helps them find success in their studies.
Physics,

Physics

I have expertise in all levels of physics from introductory high school courses through advanced university level courses. I know where students struggle and I know how to help them overcome these areas.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Examples of Expertise


Joel has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Great response time.

Provided physics tutoring to a high school senior. I contacted Joel via the Wyzant app and he responded promptly and scheduled a Zoom session for the next day at our convenience. After the first session, we scheduled another. Highly recommend!

Rino, 2 lessons with Joel

Great tutor

He was very patient with me and actually explained things to me instead of just giving me answers and moving on. He came well prepared to the session. Great physics tutor.b

Genesis, 1 lesson with Joel

Knowledgeable and friendly tutor

My son took tution related to AP physics, assessment and class teaching to cover the group being missed in school due to pandemic. And he is pretty happy and excited . Thank you . Hoping he continue with this passion and achieve his grade 10th goals

Raghvendra, 1 lesson with Joel

Prompt availability and professional!

My daughter is taking AP Physics in high school. Being remote has been a challenge for her in this course. Schools are having to cram a lot of information in a short period of time. We needed a tutor over the weekend as my daughter was stressed out over an upcoming quick. Did a search on Wyzant and ran across Joel's profile. I messaged him for availability and he promptly responded with availability he had. During the lesson, they got straight into the questions and the struggles my daughter was going through on her worksheets. She felt more confident after the lesson and said it was easy to understand the concepts and felt better about going to take her quiz. We will definitely reach back out to Joel as she goes through this class this year!

Marinela, 1 lesson with Joel

Knowledgeable and patient tutor for 9the grade physics

My son really liked Joel. He is patient and is able to explain concepts in a way my son is able to easily grasp. He felt very comfortable and not intimidated to express any difficulties he was having or questions he had. Joel was able to clarify anything that was confusing. We plan to continue with Joel. Great tutor!

Sloane, 2 lessons with Joel

Knowledgable and Patient Tutor

Joel taught me how to solve problems using Newton's second law. He explained most of my problems thoroughly! He did a great job of being patient and helping me figure out what I was missing!

Micah, 1 lesson with Joel

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Joel was incredibly helpful! He helped me with a python project that had a lot of logical errors. He was able to walk me through the mistakes, and I feel that I have a better understanding of python after working with Joel. He is really patient and wants his students to succeed.

Luke, 1 lesson with Joel

Great tutor

I recommend Joel. Really knows the material and explains everything very well. Got back to me quickly and was flexible with times to work. He helped me look at problems in different ways to help solve them.

David, 7 lessons with Joel

great Physics tutor

Joel helped my 11th grader prepare for a physics test. He explains the material clearly and my son said the lesson was extremely helpful.

Lenore, 6 lessons with Joel

Very knowledgeable.

My daughter has had two sessions with Joel for high school physics. She was having a hard time understanding her teacher, but once Joel tutored her she was able to easily comprehend it. My daughter says “he really knows his stuff”. He responds to messages in a reasonable time period and is very professional. I would highly recommend Joel!

Lillian, 2 lessons with Joel
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$80/hour

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