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Dennis T.

Scottsdale, AZ

$38/hour

The Physical Science, Biochem, and Math Jock

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/3/11
4.8 average from 13 ratings
When your college kid requests tutor time during Spring Break, you know that THIS tutor is great!
— Joan, Scottsdale, AZ on 3/20/12

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University of Illinois
University of Illinois
MD

Education

University of Illinois

University of Illinois (MD)

About Dennis

Hello to prospective students. Since Jr. High school the drive by natural curiosity to get to the fundamental core of how matter and living organisms are constructed propelled me into both the physical and life sciences. An interest in Math grew out of my underlying focus on physics. I have developed several isolated areas of expertise within these domains: Rectilinear Motion (the curved path that projectiles and free falling bodies follow), AC and Direct Circuits (Ohm's, Kirchoff's, and Faraday's Laws), Special Relativity with application to Electro-magnetism, Vector Calculus (gradient, divergence, curl, and their respective integral formulas), Exponential and Logarithmic integrals and differential equations, Carbohydrated Metabolism with all of the enzyme activators / inhibitors, and a penchant for devising novel and fun math and physics problems with one or more clever solutions. Hello to prospective students. Since Jr. High school the drive by natural curiosity to get to the fundamental core of how matter and living organisms are constructed propelled me into both the physical and life sciences. An interest in Math grew out of my underlying focus on physics. I have developed several isolated areas of expertise within Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Offer variable discounts up to 40% for groups of 2 to 6 students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"When your college kid requests tutor time during Spring Break, you know that THIS tutor is great!"

- Joan, Scottsdale, AZ on 3/20/12

"Very Repsonsive and available"

- Albert, Cave Creek, AZ on 10/17/11
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry,
Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics, Physical Science, Physics,
Physiology
Music:
Guitar, Music Theory, Violin
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I have a BS degree in Physics / Elect Engin. from University of Illinois. I completed 3 years of calculus course to obtain these degrees. I took and scored well on both the ACT and SAT tests, and I have over 15 years of experience at tutoring students for both tests .

Algebra 1

Earned a BS degree in Physics / Elect. Engineering at Univ of Illinois with high honors while obtaining strong minors in math and chemistry. I have taken 3 years of college level calculus courses including differential equations and vector calculus.

Algebra 2

Earned a BS degree in Physics/Electrical Engineering with high honors while obtaining strong minors in math and chemistry.

Biochemistry

I took Biochemistry 350 as undergraduate. I studied many different Biochemical disciplines including hormonal and neurochemistry at Univ of Illinois Medical School.

Biology

Hello HS and University Science students. My name is Dennis; I have had several years of Life Science training as an undergraduate with strong Minors in Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics, and Biochemistry. I then attended and completed a 4 year Medical School with additional training in these disciplines also Pathophysiology & Pharmacology. I then completed a Surgical Training Residency and Practiced Surgical Oncology for 18 years.
For more than 15 years I have both taught these disciplines at several Universities as an Adjunct Instructor, and provided both individual / group tutoring assistance to students at all levels. I am comfortable tutoring all Life Sciences Disciplines except Botany, and am currently doing group tutoring for several local area High School students at General Biology.

Calculus

I first studied Calculus in High School, then kept studying Advanced Calculus, Vector Calculus and Differential Equations - 3 years of University level Calculus courses beyond basic Calculus which I proficiencied out of via the AP Calc Exam. I obtained a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering/ Physics in which I solved many Calculus related Differntial Equations: mainly Schroedinger Equation.

I enjoy the challenge of helping today's students solve new calculus problems. The fundamental insight that comes with their solution is often quite enlightening.

Chemistry

Earned a BS degree in Physics / Elect. Engineering at Univ. of Illinois with high honors while obtaining strong minors in chemistry and math. I completed 3 years of college level chemistry courses including physical chem, organic, and biochemistry. Following this, I completed a 4 year medical school training program where I took additional chemistry courses to expand my knowledge and earned my MD degree.

Differential Equations

Hello, I have BS degrees in Physics - Electrical Engineering with a strong minor in Math that includes 3 years of Advanced Calculus and Vector Calculus with Differential Equations. I solved more complex 2nd order time dependent Differential Equations in Quantum Mechanics (Physics): The time dependent Schroedinger Equation, than in my Math courses. I have read and solved numerous other outside books of first and second order Differential Equations.

Elementary Math

Earned a BS degree in Physics / Elect. Engineering at Univ. of Illinois with high honors while obtaining strong minors in math and chemistry. I have taken 3 years of college level calculus courses including differential equations, complex numbers, and vector calculus.

Physics

I earned a BS degree in Physics / Elect. Engin. at Univ. of Illinois and have taught these subjects at many of the local Phoenix area Colleges. I have tutored Physics and Math for over 15 years at the HS and College level.

Precalculus

I have tutored students taking Precalculus and Calculus at both the University and HS level for over 15 years. This includes both private tutoring and assisting students at education centers such as Sylvan Learning Centers.

I earned a BS degree in Physics / Elect. Engineering at Univ. of Illinois with High Honors while obtaining strong minors in Math and Chemistry. I have taken 3 years of college level Calculus courses including differential equations, complex numbers, and vector calculus.

SAT Math

Earned a BS degree in Physics / Elect. Engineering at Univ. of Illinois with high honors while obtaining strong minors in math and chemistry. I have taken 3 years of college level calculus courses including differential equations, complex numbers, and vector calculus.

Violin

I have played violin continuously since age 8 and guitar from age 16. I have taught both at several music stores for the past 24 years. I look forward to working with you or your student in learning this instrument.

University of Illinois
University of Illinois
MD

Education

University of Illinois

University of Illinois (MD)

When your college kid requests tutor time during Spring Break, you know that THIS tutor is great!

A week before college spring break, my son called home and specifically requested time to "beef up his skills" with Dennis. They had 2 very productive sessions and my son went back to college with more confidence!

— Joan, Scottsdale, AZ on 3/20/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Offer variable discounts up to 40% for groups of 2 to 6 students.

Travel policy

Dennis will travel within 30 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85260.