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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

$90/hour

  • 1,095 hours tutoring

About Joel


Bio

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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5.0 (447 ratings)
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Clear, concise, and thorough

Despite having not done Thermodynamics in a while, he was able to help with multiple challenging problems in a small amount of time. Explained each step and the reason for it instead of just telling me what to do.

Lauren, 3 lessons with Joel

college Physics 1

Has been working with my son for over a month - very helpful in a tough class. Makes concepts easier to understand. My son is very happy with the help he has received.

Elaine, 14 lessons with Joel

college Physics 1

Has been working with my son for over a month - very helpful in a tough class. Makes concepts easier to understand. My son is very happy with the help he has received.

Elaine, 14 lessons with Joel

Great experience

Joel is very engaging and knowledgeable tutor. Our daughter felt challenged and excited about Algebra after only one lesson. We will certainly book more lessons with Joel.

Nora, 1 lesson with Joel

Knowledgeable and patient mentor.

Joel helped me through a couple of routines that I quite completed. He also showed me how to do things that I had no knowledge of. I need now to reflect on what I have learned and continue with my project.

Hank, 1 lesson with Joel

Great tutor!

Joel explained everything so well. He was patient and very knowledgeable. I was able to complete my project and learn a great deal about python and pandas. Will definitely schedule more sessions with him!

Farrah, 1 lesson with Joel

college Physics 1

Responded quickly. My son found him knowledgeable and helpful. Able to quickly explain concepts. Highly recommend - and we have scheduled more sessions.

Elaine, 14 lessons with Joel

Personable and knowledgeable!

Joel is absolutely amazing. He helped my create a Class object, he helped me create Dictionary comprehension in one line of code, he helped me with formatting output. He has been a great help to me and plan to meet with him again for the 3rd time on Friday.

Jay, 3 lessons with Joel

college Physics 1

Responded quickly. My son found him knowledgeable and helpful. Able to quickly explain concepts. Highly recommend - and we have scheduled more sessions.

Elaine, 14 lessons with Joel

Excellent tutor!

Helped my daughter -college freshman-with Physics - Momentum. He immediately understood the material, helped her find her errors and taught the missing details. Very patient - would definitely recommend.

Alyssa, 1 lesson with Joel
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$90/hour

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Joel L.

$90/hour

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Response time: 4 hours