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Joel L.

Experienced Math and Physics Tutor with a PhD in Physics

Experienced Math and Physics Tutor with a PhD in Physics

$60/hour

  • 227 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 the student and I will dig into concepts and understand them on a deeper level. This approach avoids the so-called "memorization trap", which may help the student...

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 the student and I will dig into concepts and understand them on a deeper level. This approach avoids the so-called "memorization trap", which may help the student pass an exam or a single homework assignment, but is ultimately not an effective way to learn.

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 students, helping them find those "Eureka!" moments that bring them success in their 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

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 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Outstanding Python Tutor!

Joel did an excellent job in helping me to understand basic concepts in coding. He routinely provides alternative solutions to broaden my scope of what is possible in python coding. He is a wealth of knowledge and can explain coding concepts with extreme precision. He is very patient in his teaching style and very thorough. I would highly recommend Joel for anyone wanting to learn coding at any level. He is prompt, courteous and genuinely cares about the success of his student in understanding and mastering key concepts. He was able to review my coding samples and provide excellent feedback on each problem by articulating complex concepts with ease. I will definitely use his expertise instruction again!

Valerie, 4 lessons with Joel

Knowledgeable and professional

Learning calculus in a summer session, haven’t been to school in 20+ years. Joel works through the problems, explains steps, and leaves the Written work with you to follow up and review. Would recommend.

Joey, 17 lessons with Joel

Absolutely the BEST!!!

After struggling with college calculus for over a year we were so fortunate to find Joel. University professors and other professional tutors were not able to help my daughter understand calculus and get through the last class needed for her Bachelor of Science degree from ASU. Joel changed everything. Patient, available and truly understood how best to teach to her learning style. Results? 95% on her 200 level calculus final exam!! Truly a gifted, exceptional tutor and grateful for his investment to ensure her success. Thank you Joel!!

Tanya, 20 lessons with Joel

Excellent Tutor

I can't say enough about how much Joel has helped my son in such a short time frame. My son raves about how Joel is able to convey complex subjects in an easy and attainable manner. Highly Recommended!!

Michael, 14 lessons with Joel
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$60/hour

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$60/hour

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Response time: 2 hours