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Austin G.

Tucson, AZ

$30/hour

Well-qualified Math tutor up to Calculus 2

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20+ Hours
5.0 average from 11 ratings
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— Janine, Tucson, AZ on 1/10/15

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Pima Community College, University of Arizona
Physics, Mathematics

Education

Pima Community College, University of Arizona (Physics, Mathematics)

About Austin

Howdy! My name's Austin, and I'm currently in my second semester of college. I am studying to become a theoretical physicist, and thus en route to obtaining a PhD in physics, along with either a Master's or PhD in mathematics and a Minor in Spanish. I have an insatiable appetite for knowledge, which is likely why the fields of maths and physics appeal to me so greatly. I obtained a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam, am currently in Calculus III, and recently finished a project at the U of A for Spanish interpretation and translation.

I love learning, helping people, and especially helping people to learn, which is why I'm on WyzAnt as a tutor. I was a private tutor in high school for students who required more in-depth explanations regarding concepts in the physics class they were taking, the Spanish courses that were provided, and the plethora of mathematics classes. This changed at my high school to more of an arena-style tutoring, if you will, where around fifty students would be in one large classroom and I would go to whoever had their hand raised, helped them with (usually) math, physics, Spanish, and sometimes English. There were a lot of students who needed help, each with different a learning method, yet I managed to help most of them, successfully, and with very positive reviews.

My tutoring method is fairly straight forward. I begin by explaining the troubling topic in the most simplistic way I can -- it's counterproductive yet very popular to over-complicate things. If there is still a lack of understanding, I try comparing scenarios or concepts in math, for example, to more personal situations -- especially with math, students tend to feel like they're mindlessly bumbling through mysterious territory, so creating a sense of familiarity can really help them begin to grasp what is being taught. If I'm met again with blank stares, I conjure a scenario that is unrealistic, but easy to imagine in order to better express an idea -- bizarre experiences are much easier to remember than normal ones. By this point, the student usually feels confident enough to begin working on some problems, but if that is not the case, I try to pinpoint the exact issue and run through the process once more. If this is unsuccessful still, I consult other instructors, tutors, or students to see what helped them grasp the specific concept. I have yet to see this process fail, so long as the student is willing to be an active participant in the learning process. If you splash water on someone, it would be ridiculous if they blamed you for their lack of hydration. They must open their mouths and swallow the water in order to be hydrated.
Howdy! My name's Austin, and I'm currently in my second semester of college. I am studying to become a theoretical physicist, and thus en route to obtaining a PhD in physics, along with either a Master's or PhD in mathematics and a Minor in Spanish. I have an insatiable appetite for knowledge, which is likely why the fields of maths and physics Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Single or only a few lessons will cost around $30 per hour, but plans for continuing lessons will cause the cost to be lowered to $25.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Tucson, AZ 85715
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Wonderful!"

- Janine, Tucson, AZ on 1/10/15

"knowledgeable and helpful"

- Tim, Tucson, AZ on 12/20/16

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Algebra 1

I took AP Calculus AB my senior year in high school (2014). Since Calculus requires a mastery of all mathematics classes prior to it in order to be an effective mathematician, I am qualified to tutor in Algebra 1.

Algebra 2

I took AP Calculus AB my senior year in high school (2014). Since Calculus requires a mastery of all mathematics classes prior to it in order to be an effective mathematician, I am qualified to tutor in Algebra 2.

Calculus

I took AP Calculus AB my senior year in high school (2014) and received a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam. I tutored several other students in the class with great success. I just completed a course on Calculus 2 and am going to be starting Calculus 3 soon. I am qualified to tutor in Calculus because I have mastered Calculus 1 and Calculus 2.

Prealgebra

Since I am currently in Calculus 3 and passed the previous two Calculus classes with flying colors, I can prove that my proficiency in somewhat complex maths is quite high. In order for this to happen, I have to have mastered the basics of mathematics. That being said, Pre-Algebra is the basics of the rules of math, so I am very well-qualified to tutor Pre-Algebra.

Precalculus

Calculus requires a mastery of all levels of mathematics up to it, and because I am about to begin Calculus 3, I have the aforementioned level of mastery, and am qualified to tutor Precalculus.

Trigonometry

Mathematics is retroactive, or cumulative, meaning that as you proceed from Algebra I to Geometry, Geometry to Algebra II, Algebra II to Pre-Calculus, etc., a powerful control over the topics covered in the years before is required. I love mathematics and am in Calculus 3 at the moment. I received a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam, so I feel incredibly comfortable with all of the material covered in Trigonometry. As a result, I am very well-qualified to tutor Trigonometry.

Pima Community College, University of Arizona
Physics, Mathematics

Education

Pima Community College, University of Arizona (Physics, Mathematics)

Wonderful!

Austin is very kind and is able to break difficult topics into manageable chunks that make it much easier to understand. I highly recommend him for anyone struggling with anything from the fundamentals of a concept to more difficult problems and ideas.

— Janine, Tucson, AZ on 1/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Single or only a few lessons will cost around $30 per hour, but plans for continuing lessons will cause the cost to be lowered to $25.

Travel policy

Austin will travel within 10 miles of Tucson, AZ 85715.