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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

$100/hour

  • 1,970 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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Subjects

Computer

Python,

Python

I have extensive experience in Python, including object-oriented programming in Python, and many of the most common packages such as, pandas, NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, Plotly, and scikit-learn.
SQL

Corporate Training

SQL

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.
ACT Math, 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

Test Preparation

ACT Math

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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VERY GOOD TUTOR

I will definitely be using him again for tutoring services. Effective and efficient for sure and knew how to work through the problem set

Johnathan, 8 lessons with Joel

VERY GOOD TUTOR

I will definitely be using him again for tutoring services. Effective and efficient for sure and knew how to work through the problem set

Johnathan, 8 lessons with Joel

VERY GOOD TUTOR

I will definitely be using him again for tutoring services. Effective and efficient for sure and knew how to work through the problem set

Johnathan, 8 lessons with Joel

VERY GOOD TUTOR

I will definitely be using him again for tutoring services. Effective and efficient for sure and knew how to work through the problem set

Johnathan, 8 lessons with Joel

VERY GOOD TUTOR

I will definitely be using him again for tutoring services. Effective and efficient for sure and knew how to work through the problem set

Johnathan, 8 lessons with Joel

Joel helped me to improve my data science knowledge in python

He taught me new techniques for improving my analysis in python using new libraries and code in pandas and numpy, and better understanding of my data science project.

Freddy, 1 lesson with Joel

He is competent and knows the stuff

Joel was able to supervise my daughter doing 2 assignments. Subsequently, my daughter was inspired and began to work on the assignment on her own. We will go back to him when we need help.

Julie, 4 lessons with Joel

Exactly what we were looking for

Joel was responsive and very helpful in guiding my son through his AP Physics work and test review. My son was behind from missing several days of school and Joel helped him understand what he needed to in order to get through his assignments. He scored 92% on his final exam. THANKS!

Sarah, 9 lessons with Joel

Joel is a great tutor!

Joel is knowledgable. He responds quickly and is there and ready to go at your appointment time. Joel also has a lot of patience. You can't go wrong if you use him.

Marty, 2 lessons with Joel

Knowledgeable and genius

Very knowledgeable in MongoDB and explicatory on information of python and jupyter. Very consistent and patient and understanding. Also good to try new coding and tries new outcomes

Mark, 5 lessons with Joel
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$100/hour

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Joel L.

$100/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Contact Joel

Response time: 2 hours