Over 100 tutoring hours

Veronica M.

Tempe, AZ

$35/hr

Physics Graduate Tutoring STEM Core Subjects

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Background check passed as of 3/20/14
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
28 Ratings
 
 
8hrs Response Time
Great Tutor. Great Attitude.
— Ross, Mesa, AZ on 4/28/14

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Arizona State University
B.S. Physics
Arizona State University
Master's

Education

Arizona State University (B.S. Physics )

Arizona State University (Master's)

About Veronica

Tutoring has been a passion of mine for more than 6 years. I've worked at Paradise Valley Community College tutoring all math subjects from basic arithmetic to differential equations. During that time I also received tutor training classes from the college to obtain CRLA tutor certification. Since then I've enjoyed private tutoring for several different students ranging from high school students to adults re-entering college.

Continuing my pursuit of tutoring, I spent my summer and the earlier half of the school year working at the Arizona Science Center. As a Gallery Interpreter I was able to engage kids and adults alike in a variety of activities and demonstrations dealing with all types of physics from electricity and magnetism to optics and illusions.

During my junior and senior year as a physics undergraduate, I was a teaching assistant and grader for General Physics II, University Physics I, and Classical Mechanics I. In these positions I taught recitations, spent numerous hours helping all students struggling in physics in the Physics Student Success Center, and hosted large test review sessions for 30-80 students.

Outside of tutoring and teaching through the ASU physics department, I make as much time as possible throughout the week to be available for WyzAnt students. Many topics in physics and mathematics can be a struggle when forcing yourself to learn the subject in only one direction. Often I find that what students struggle with the most is connecting concepts learned in former classes to what they are learning now. This is the main technique I try to use when helping students. The other technique I utilize is teaching in the way the student can understand the subject. Most students don't realize that they might grasp the problem better if they are seeing the problem in a different way, either through diagrams, trying it backwards, taking other routes forward, or just working through other examples. By combining these two techniques and using them through most of the course, I have seen most of my regular students raise their grades and their future potential.
Tutoring has been a passion of mine for more than 6 years. I've worked at Paradise Valley Community College tutoring all math subjects from basic arithmetic to differential equations. During that time I also… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

Groups of... 2-3 students: $5 off* 4-7 students: $10 off* 8-13 students: $15 off* 14+ students: $20 off* *per person/ per hour The same discount will apply with multiple hour lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Tempe, AZ 85281
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor. Great Attitude."

- Ross, Mesa, AZ on 4/28/14

"Good tutor, missed appointment"

- Emilia, Gilbert, AZ on 9/9/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry,
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry,
Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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Chemistry

Outside of physics and math, chemistry is one of the most important core subjects when perusing a science or engineering degree. Whether it be in college or in high school, one is bound to take this subject. In the past 2 years of my college career, I have taken 8 courses that rely on chemistry: Chemistry for Engineers, Quantum Physics 2 and 3, Statistical/ Thermal Physics, Materials I, Intro to Nanoscience, Chemistry in Society, and Structure and Properties of Materials. The first six I was required to take but after gaining a solid foundation in chemistry, I relished in learning more about how it affects our society and everything else in the world around us. In each of these courses I have earned high marks and I enjoy helping my fellow classmates and other students become up to par with their general understanding of chemistry.

Differential Equations

Differential Equations is often considered one of the most intensive mathematics courses offered in colleges. Having taken this course myself, I am no stranger to the struggles that it entails. After a semester of partial derivatives, MATLAB programming, and investigating rate of change, I and several of my fellow classmates conquered the burden that had befallen upon our semester. The following semester I learned to have a greater respect for the subject as it helped me through Physics III and Math Methods in Physics. In fact, I realized that I enjoyed helping other students in the class understand how to use differential equations to set up and solve for solutions that would otherwise become tedious and complicated. Now that I have mastered the subject, I frequently jump at the opportunity to help students that struggle in differential equations.

Physics

As my undergraduate major, physics is the subject I have the most experience teaching. I have completed and tutored all of the basic physics courses (University Physics I-III) which teach the basics of mechanics, electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, optics, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. I also was a learning assistant at ASU for University Physics I (for engineering students) and a teaching assistant for General Physics II (for health and biology majors) and Classical Mechanics I (for physics majors) in which I produced recitation problems, assisted students with in-class exercises, recitation exercises, and homework problems and hosted large scale test reviews for 30-80 students.

For the physics major courses, I studied Math Methods in Physics I&II, Classical Physics I&II (classical mechanics and electricity & magnetism), Quantum I-III (Schrodinger, harmonic and an-harmonic oscillators with and without perturbation, energies, angular momentum and spin, special relativity, etc.), and Statistical/ Thermal Physics (PHY441). For electives, I studied Structure & Properties of Materials (MSE250), Materials Physics I (PHY481), and Intro to Nanoscience (NAN544). In all of these classes I worked in study groups and tutored a few classmates. I finished with A's in the basic and standard difficulty classes and A's and B's in the very difficult classes (300+).

I have tutored all levels of physics and often have great tips for learning physics more effectively and completing assignments more productively. I make physics very simple as I can always relate it to real world concepts or model the problem in a creative way. This is the manner in which I always learn and succeed in my classes and I know it can help you too!

Arizona State University
B.S. Physics
Arizona State University
Master's

Education

Arizona State University (B.S. Physics )

Arizona State University (Master's)

Great Tutor. Great Attitude. — Veronica has been great. My daughter, who was failing Trig and doing anything she could to avoid it, looks forward to having Veronica come over. She has immediately given her more confidence and after the first session her grades came up. She has been on time and communicates well. ...

— Ross, Mesa, AZ on 4/28/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Groups of... 2-3 students: $5 off* 4-7 students: $10 off* 8-13 students: $15 off* 14+ students: $20 off* *per person/ per hour The same discount will apply with multiple hour lessons.

Travel policy

Veronica will travel within 5 miles of Tempe, AZ 85281.

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