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Wayne L.

Math and Science Tutor!

Math and Science Tutor!

$55/hour

  • 1,608 hours tutoring

  • Phoenix, AZ 85044

About Wayne


Bio

I am a retired teacher who will work very hard for you! I teach students to think on a deeper level. I constantly look for feedback from tutoring students and make sure they leave a session knowing concepts! In addition I am a retired professional engineer and have extensive experience in all phases of engineering from my previous career.

I am a retired teacher who will work very hard for you! I teach students to think on a deeper level. I constantly look for feedback from tutoring students and make sure they leave a session knowing concepts! In addition I am a retired professional engineer and have extensive experience in all phases of engineering from my previous career.


Education

Ohio State University, Columbus
Ceramic Engineering
University of Phoenix
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85044
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/30/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am certified in math including middle school and high school. I have tutored elementary math privately as well. With my advanced skills in math, I am able to teach students important concepts that will be crucial in later years.
Elementary Science

Elementary Science

In addition to my high school certifications in math, physics, and chemistry, I have a state certification in middle-school science and completed my student teaching in middle school math and science!

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

This subject is for students taking first year Algebra. Algebra I includes topics such as factoring, graphing, polynomial operations, radicals, problem solving, and inequalities.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is second year Algebra and covers more advanced topics such as logarithms, solving log equations, radical equations, trigonometry of any angle and equations, and imaginary numbers.
Physics,

Physics

For the last ten years, I have teaching experience in physics including classroom, online, and private tutoring. I have worked with high school through 100 level university students. In addition, I have completed several graduate courses in physics education. I will teach you how to setup and solve problems confidently and to have a deeper appreciation for the subject!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is a fundamental course to Algebra and includes topics such as prime factorization, fractions, exponents, and solving simple word problems.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Precalculus is the last course prior to taking calculus! Not only will I help you with doing problems on paper, but also I will show you some techniques using a graphing calculator to more fully master the material.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

This subject is for students taking first year Algebra. Algebra I includes topics such as factoring, graphing, polynomial operations, radicals, problem solving, and inequalities.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is second year Algebra and covers more advanced topics such as logarithms, solving log equations, radical equations, trigonometry of any angle and equations, and imaginary numbers.
Physics,

Physics

For the last ten years, I have teaching experience in physics including classroom, online, and private tutoring. I have worked with high school through 100 level university students. In addition, I have completed several graduate courses in physics education. I will teach you how to setup and solve problems confidently and to have a deeper appreciation for the subject!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is a fundamental course to Algebra and includes topics such as prime factorization, fractions, exponents, and solving simple word problems.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is the last course prior to taking calculus! Not only will I help you with doing problems on paper, but also I will show you some techniques using a graphing calculator to more fully master the material.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Knowledge of trigonometry is essential to progressing onto higher level topics such as calculus. A firm understanding in Algebra 2 is required in order to solve trigonometric equations. Topics include right triangle trigonometry, trig for any angle, and inverse trig functions.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

This subject is for students taking first year Algebra. Algebra I includes topics such as factoring, graphing, polynomial operations, radicals, problem solving, and inequalities.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is second year Algebra and covers more advanced topics such as logarithms, solving log equations, radical equations, trigonometry of any angle and equations, and imaginary numbers.
Physics,

Physics

For the last ten years, I have teaching experience in physics including classroom, online, and private tutoring. I have worked with high school through 100 level university students. In addition, I have completed several graduate courses in physics education. I will teach you how to setup and solve problems confidently and to have a deeper appreciation for the subject!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is a fundamental course to Algebra and includes topics such as prime factorization, fractions, exponents, and solving simple word problems.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Precalculus is the last course prior to taking calculus! Not only will I help you with doing problems on paper, but also I will show you some techniques using a graphing calculator to more fully master the material.

Music

Trumpet

Trumpet

I have been playing trumpet for nearly 48 years. My career included studying jazz under Bobby Alston, and completion of the Army School of Music. I retired from playing in various Army bands from a 20+ year career. My career included performances for President George W. Bush, The Prince of Saudi Arabia, and at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In addition, I have played in various musicals, including the lead trumpet part for West Side Story. In teaching I have given lessons to several students in trumpet and emphasize proper breathing technique, reading, and interpretation to make the music come alive! I currently am playing with two musical groups.

Science

Physical Science,

Physical Science

Physical science covers several subject areas such as physics, chemistry, and earth and space science and is a survey level course to build on higher level courses.
Physics

Physics

For the last ten years, I have teaching experience in physics including classroom, online, and private tutoring. I have worked with high school through 100 level university students. In addition, I have completed several graduate courses in physics education. I will teach you how to setup and solve problems confidently and to have a deeper appreciation for the subject!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

This subject is for students taking first year Algebra. Algebra I includes topics such as factoring, graphing, polynomial operations, radicals, problem solving, and inequalities.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is second year Algebra and covers more advanced topics such as logarithms, solving log equations, radical equations, trigonometry of any angle and equations, and imaginary numbers.
Physics

Physics

For the last ten years, I have teaching experience in physics including classroom, online, and private tutoring. I have worked with high school through 100 level university students. In addition, I have completed several graduate courses in physics education. I will teach you how to setup and solve problems confidently and to have a deeper appreciation for the subject!

Test Preparation

ASVAB

ASVAB

I am a retired army veteran and my 99th percentile score on the AFQT reflected the highest Tier eligibility for enlistment. The AFQT, which is part of the ASVAB, comprises the areas of (Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), and Word Knowledge (WK). I can help you prepare for this important qualification for military service. You need to be prepared to ace this test the first time! Of course I cannot guarantee the same results for you but I will work with you to help you maximize your results.

Resources

Wayne has shared 1 answer and 5 articles on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very knowledgeable tutor

Wayne is working ahead this summer for Neal, who will be taking AP Calculus this August. He is very patient, calm and kind. Neal seems to really like him. So glad we found Wayne.

Neal, 22 lessons with Wayne

Explained Subject Matter Clearly

Wayne helped my son with his Algebra 3-4 homework. He understood the subject matter and was able to explain it clearly. Wayne identified one of my son's weaknesses, that he is able to do the math in his head but doesn't show his work. Wayne went over how to show all of the steps of the solution, and how to write out the formulas, so that credit for homework and tests could be obtained.

Eva, 230 lessons with Wayne

Excellent tutor!

We contacted Wayne to help my daughter with an online trigonometry course she needed to complete within a short period of time for her high school graduation requirement. He got her up to speed in two sessions, and she just recently completed her online final and passed the class! Wayne is very knowledgeable and effectively explained the concepts in a way that helped her understand enough to proceed with the remaining assignments and quizzes on her own. He was extremely understanding of the situation and willing to accommodate her schedule. I will certainly recommend him to others. Thank you, Wayne!

Margaret, 2 lessons with Wayne

He Cares and He's Patient

We can always contact Wayne right away when we need Physics tutoring for our daughter. He returns the calls or emails fast and also tries to work with us regarding times and location. He is patient, he cares about the student needs and looks for different ways to help her understand. Our daughter's grades and her understanding of Physics has improved a lot. We definitely recommend him.

Elisin, 5 lessons with Wayne

A patient and effective tutor

Wayne is a very patient and effective tutor who devotes his time to understand the needs of the person being tutored. Then he develops a study plan appropriate to individual needs. I highly recommend this very knowledgeable tutor.

Cynthia, 198 lessons with Wayne

Great Tutor - Especially for an "Excelling" Student!

My son (a HS junior) has always been "highly achieving" in math and has been in gifted programs since the third grade. During his second semester of Calculus, we noticed he was starting to struggle a bit, not scoring as well on quizzes, tests and homework grades. In doing an internet search for tutors, we found Wayne at WyzAnt Tutoring. I sent an email to Wayne on a Friday afternoon and within an hour he had contacted me via email, then phone and we had sessions set up to begin the following Monday. My son was NOT on board about having a tutor and told us he was just "lazy" and that's why his grade was falling off. Wayne has been working with my son for 5 weeks now, his grade has improved, he feels more confident about the calculus concepts and his problem solving skills. In fact, after this week's session my son said, "I had a great tutoring session and I'm really GLAD that you found a tutor for me." He feels that he's been able to "get" the advanced concepts MUCH faster than in class or on his own! Money well spent!! I would highly recommend Wayne. He is prompt, courteous, knowledgeable AND knows how to get through to even kids who may be resistant to admitting they need help!! PS: Even our "high strung" dogs like him.

Debi, 28 lessons with Wayne

Outstanding Tutor with an Incredible Amount of Knowledge.

I contacted Wayne three months ago when I was looking for a math tutor for my high school freshman. He worked with my son over Christmas break in order to ensure he understood all of the math concepts for the class he was taking. In addition, to keep my son interested he introduced physics, calculus and a number of other topics to help my son understand what he was teaching. My son enjoys working with Wayne so much that he asks for me to have him come and tutor him before a test or project. He is very easy to reach, responds quickly to questions and is extremely knowledgeable. He has a very clear way to explain even very complex math problems. If you need help with math, he is amazing!

Janet, 30 lessons with Wayne

Good tutor for reviewing all levels of algebra!

After a 10+ year break from college (and 17 years after my last college algebra class), I went back and needed to take calculus. Due to the length of time since my last class, I needed to pass a placement test to enroll in it. I worked with Wayne from May to January, reviewing elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, college algebra and trigonometry, to refresh my very rusty skills. Wayne had textbooks to loan for every level (helpful as I was not taking the classes over). He also can help with using a graphing calculator if you use one. My experience was so much different than it was as a high school and college student first time around. I really felt like I understood what I was learning. Happily, my placement test score was more than adequate! I'm taking calculus now, and I intend to call on Wayne if I need help during the semester!

Alexa, 21 lessons with Wayne

Great Tutor!

Mr. L. went through all of the chapters in my review book I needed help in and patiently explained to me the various concepts. While teaching he wrote down important points (which helped me study later), and he went through the sample problems with me. Sometimes he would also provide context to the problems we were doing, showing me where the Physics I was learning was seen in the world. Overall, Mr. L.'s teaching allowed me to take the AP Physics test with confidence and earn a great score on the SAT II Physics test. Physics B is scary because of the breadth of it---from mechanics to buoyancy to relativity to electricity and magnetism. With Wayne L.'s help, I was able to grasp all of the concepts. Most amazing of all, this was all done in a few months!

Subbarao, 39 lessons with Wayne
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