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Luis O.

Revealing the “why” behind your class’s “how!”

Revealing the “why” behind your class’s “how!”

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  • 866 hours tutoring

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Don't fall behind during difficult times.
Growth comes from continuous progress.

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“How can you not understand?” “...And you can figure out the rest for yourself” “What’s there to be confused about?” “It’s obvious that...”—Have you ever been told any of these in your class? I’ve heard these complaints from students time and time again. While completing my undergraduate work at the University of Arizona in...

Don't fall behind during difficult times.
Growth comes from continuous progress.

**NOTE: I strongly agree to and abide by Wyzant's academic integrity policies.**

“How can you not understand?” “...And you can figure out the rest for yourself” “What’s there to be confused about?” “It’s obvious that...”—Have you ever been told any of these in your class? I’ve heard these complaints from students time and time again. While completing my undergraduate work at the University of Arizona in Tucson—where I’m majoring in physics, mathematics, and business administration—I’ve tried to help as many other students as possible. I’m incredibly passionate about these subjects and love to help others improve their understanding. Though learning the raw facts may be nice, I prefer to focus on understanding the deeper ideas within a subject: where did this come from?, why do this instead of that?, what is the reason for having that? I am very calm and patient, and truly believe in the improvement of my students, not in simply repeating material when the student is already confused.

I have many years tutoring in each of physics, mathematics, and business. With a year’s experience in our schools CATS Academics tutoring service, I’ve helped many athletes from a variety of backgrounds boost their grades, understanding, and confidence. I also have two semesters’ experience as a registered preceptor in introductory physics courses. The first was holding office hours in an education emphasis classroom. The second was working in close collaboration with student groups during recitations to offer extra aid. Beyond these opportunities, I have tutored my peers for several years. It is very fulfilling. I love helping students not only improve their work, but to help them to see the subjects in a better light and to understand a little bit more about the world. A great plus is that tutoring deepens my own understanding and gives me new perspective as well. Math and science are not just about arcane rules and mysterious shortcut


Education

(B.S.) University of Arizona
Physics, Math

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Subjects

Business

Financial Accounting, Microeconomics

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

I have several years' experience statistics to students from a variety of backgrounds, including majors in business, physics, and the life sciences. I have background with introductory statistics (such as mean and mode), more robust methods (ANOVA, chi-squared), and writing basic reports. My programming experience includes statistical methods in C, Python, and R.
Microeconomics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

As a senior in math and physics, I have a wide range of abilities and experience. I am a patient, calm tutor that has years of experience helping students, athletes, peers, and friends. Whether you need help with practice or some basic techniques, or some deeper, underlying reason behind all the work, you will find the help you need with me.

History

Political Science

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have completed coursework from introductory math to more advanced work. I have specific experience tutoring students in preliminary college placement exams and preparation for our university's introductory courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have several years' skill with explaining the basic ideas behind the mathematical facts of algebra 2, where many students struggle. I have much practice explaining why we handle things like polynomials or probability in a certain way. I also have expertise in more advanced mathematics that serves to give a stronger explanation of tricky questions.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have several years of experience tutoring calculus to class mates and students; this includes pre-calculus, Calc I and II, and vector calculus. In addition to the material itself, I also have some experience with real analysis, which is the underlying subject that rigorously provides calculus with its methods.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have strong experience for geometry; I also have a strong passion for it. I can help students with introductory high school synthetic geometry (with postulates and proofs) and with analytic geometry (equations and graphs). But I also have more advanced experience with some non-euclidean geometry, and an understanding of the geometry of space-time used in special relativity.
Physics,

Physics

I have broad experience with both tutoring physics and the material itself. With years tutoring, I have helped classmates, friends, and students formally and casually. This includes algebra- and calculus-based physics for non-majors, and rigorous advanced subjects from classical mechanics to quantum mechanics, as well as many ancillary topics (such as particle physics and solid-state physics).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have several years' experience clarifying basic algebraic for students from a variety of backgrounds. I understand that a student's understanding is not based on abstract mathematical facts, but on the student's being able to connect to the material. I can translate ideas and word problems into mathematical language. I also have practice showing the underlying ideas that makes sense, rather than just relying on a stale list of rules.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus as a subject is a bridge that connects algebra to calculus itself. I have several years tutoring both subjects and can show how students can better adjust from one to the other. In addition to being able to clearly explain the algebraic concepts, I support students in understanding the more formal math that is required for derivatives, integrals, and advanced manipulations.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have several years' experience statistics to students from a variety of backgrounds, including majors in business, physics, and the life sciences. I have background with introductory statistics (such as mean and mode), more robust methods (ANOVA, chi-squared), and writing basic reports. My programming experience includes statistical methods in C, Python, and R.
Microeconomics, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have completed coursework from introductory math to more advanced work. I have specific experience tutoring students in preliminary college placement exams and preparation for our university's introductory courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have several years' skill with explaining the basic ideas behind the mathematical facts of algebra 2, where many students struggle. I have much practice explaining why we handle things like polynomials or probability in a certain way. I also have expertise in more advanced mathematics that serves to give a stronger explanation of tricky questions.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have several years of experience tutoring calculus to class mates and students; this includes pre-calculus, Calc I and II, and vector calculus. In addition to the material itself, I also have some experience with real analysis, which is the underlying subject that rigorously provides calculus with its methods.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have completed course in Ordinary Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations. In addition, I have studied linear algebra and real analysis, strengthening my knowledge of the subject.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have strong experience for geometry; I also have a strong passion for it. I can help students with introductory high school synthetic geometry (with postulates and proofs) and with analytic geometry (equations and graphs). But I also have more advanced experience with some non-euclidean geometry, and an understanding of the geometry of space-time used in special relativity.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have completed courses in introductory linear algebra through my undergraduate curriculum and have studied more advanced linear algebra (relying more on proofs through pure mathematics). In addition, I understand the Abstract Algebra underpinning the subject and have practiced linear algebra through non-relativistic quantum mechanics.
Logic,

Logic

I have take courses in prepositional and predicate logic, have completed a course in mathematical proofs and have takes several programming classes. In my spare time, I have also begun to teach myself modal logic, as it seems to lend an interesting extension to logic as it relates to both philosophy and math. I have also tutored several peers in logic, especially as relates to the proofs course.
Physics,

Physics

I have broad experience with both tutoring physics and the material itself. With years tutoring, I have helped classmates, friends, and students formally and casually. This includes algebra- and calculus-based physics for non-majors, and rigorous advanced subjects from classical mechanics to quantum mechanics, as well as many ancillary topics (such as particle physics and solid-state physics).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have several years' experience clarifying basic algebraic for students from a variety of backgrounds. I understand that a student's understanding is not based on abstract mathematical facts, but on the student's being able to connect to the material. I can translate ideas and word problems into mathematical language. I also have practice showing the underlying ideas that makes sense, rather than just relying on a stale list of rules.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus as a subject is a bridge that connects algebra to calculus itself. I have several years tutoring both subjects and can show how students can better adjust from one to the other. In addition to being able to clearly explain the algebraic concepts, I support students in understanding the more formal math that is required for derivatives, integrals, and advanced manipulations.
Probability,

Probability

I have experience in probability at a wide range of levels. This includes introductory probability, learning basic concepts and ideas. It extends to the mathematical structure of probability (including proofs and measure theory) and deeper concepts (such as the distinction between the frequentest and Bayesian interpretations). This is also connected with my experience in other subjects, such as quantum mechanics and basic evaluations in business.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have several years' experience statistics to students from a variety of backgrounds, including majors in business, physics, and the life sciences. I have background with introductory statistics (such as mean and mode), more robust methods (ANOVA, chi-squared), and writing basic reports. My programming experience includes statistical methods in C, Python, and R.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have experience in both working and tutoring trigonometry at various levels. This extends from the basics of a right triangle, through adapting to the unit circle, to the algebraic basis of trigonometry and trigonometric definitions via real analysis. I can also teach how to apply these to analytic geometry (equations) and synthetic geometry (postulates and proofs).
SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have completed coursework from introductory math to more advanced work. I have specific experience tutoring students in preliminary college placement exams and preparation for our university's introductory courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have several years' skill with explaining the basic ideas behind the mathematical facts of algebra 2, where many students struggle. I have much practice explaining why we handle things like polynomials or probability in a certain way. I also have expertise in more advanced mathematics that serves to give a stronger explanation of tricky questions.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have several years of experience tutoring calculus to class mates and students; this includes pre-calculus, Calc I and II, and vector calculus. In addition to the material itself, I also have some experience with real analysis, which is the underlying subject that rigorously provides calculus with its methods.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have strong experience for geometry; I also have a strong passion for it. I can help students with introductory high school synthetic geometry (with postulates and proofs) and with analytic geometry (equations and graphs). But I also have more advanced experience with some non-euclidean geometry, and an understanding of the geometry of space-time used in special relativity.
Physics,

Physics

I have broad experience with both tutoring physics and the material itself. With years tutoring, I have helped classmates, friends, and students formally and casually. This includes algebra- and calculus-based physics for non-majors, and rigorous advanced subjects from classical mechanics to quantum mechanics, as well as many ancillary topics (such as particle physics and solid-state physics).
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have several years' experience clarifying basic algebraic for students from a variety of backgrounds. I understand that a student's understanding is not based on abstract mathematical facts, but on the student's being able to connect to the material. I can translate ideas and word problems into mathematical language. I also have practice showing the underlying ideas that makes sense, rather than just relying on a stale list of rules.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus as a subject is a bridge that connects algebra to calculus itself. I have several years tutoring both subjects and can show how students can better adjust from one to the other. In addition to being able to clearly explain the algebraic concepts, I support students in understanding the more formal math that is required for derivatives, integrals, and advanced manipulations.
Statistics

Statistics

I have several years' experience statistics to students from a variety of backgrounds, including majors in business, physics, and the life sciences. I have background with introductory statistics (such as mean and mode), more robust methods (ANOVA, chi-squared), and writing basic reports. My programming experience includes statistical methods in C, Python, and R.

Other

Microeconomics

Science

Physics,

Physics

I have broad experience with both tutoring physics and the material itself. With years tutoring, I have helped classmates, friends, and students formally and casually. This includes algebra- and calculus-based physics for non-majors, and rigorous advanced subjects from classical mechanics to quantum mechanics, as well as many ancillary topics (such as particle physics and solid-state physics).
Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have completed coursework from introductory math to more advanced work. I have specific experience tutoring students in preliminary college placement exams and preparation for our university's introductory courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have several years' skill with explaining the basic ideas behind the mathematical facts of algebra 2, where many students struggle. I have much practice explaining why we handle things like polynomials or probability in a certain way. I also have expertise in more advanced mathematics that serves to give a stronger explanation of tricky questions.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have several years of experience tutoring calculus to class mates and students; this includes pre-calculus, Calc I and II, and vector calculus. In addition to the material itself, I also have some experience with real analysis, which is the underlying subject that rigorously provides calculus with its methods.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have strong experience for geometry; I also have a strong passion for it. I can help students with introductory high school synthetic geometry (with postulates and proofs) and with analytic geometry (equations and graphs). But I also have more advanced experience with some non-euclidean geometry, and an understanding of the geometry of space-time used in special relativity.
Physics,

Physics

I have broad experience with both tutoring physics and the material itself. With years tutoring, I have helped classmates, friends, and students formally and casually. This includes algebra- and calculus-based physics for non-majors, and rigorous advanced subjects from classical mechanics to quantum mechanics, as well as many ancillary topics (such as particle physics and solid-state physics).
Statistics,

Statistics

I have several years' experience statistics to students from a variety of backgrounds, including majors in business, physics, and the life sciences. I have background with introductory statistics (such as mean and mode), more robust methods (ANOVA, chi-squared), and writing basic reports. My programming experience includes statistical methods in C, Python, and R.
Microeconomics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

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Luis has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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very knowledgeable

He is so patient and he knows everything you ask him. He taught me how to read and add up Venn diagrams. Problems concerning P (A/B= p(A +B) ÷ p(B). He has an answer for every question you ask him. I will recommend him to other students and faculty. He is easy to follow.

Julia, 11 lessons with Luis

Outstanding Tutor!

I can’t say enough about Luis! He is a wonderful tutor! I would have never made it through my statistic classes without him. He explains very difficult concepts very clearly and he is so patient. He was always there when I needed him, which was every assignment that I had. I am very weak in math and statistics. Working with Luis I was able to get A’s and B’s. Thank you so much Luis!

Hala, 35 lessons with Luis

Unique, patient, and understands the why behind concepts

I could not have passed my university's weeder statistics class without Luis. I literally failed my first midterm and passing the class was supposed to be nearly impossible. However, I contacted Luis and was impressed by his professionalism and knowledge. We started having 1-3 lessons per week, and he was very accommodating of my time zone. He was able to boost my midterm and final score by almost 50% EACH! I noticed that whenever I had a question, he was able to explain the theoretical aspects beyond the surface level of complex problems, which was very unique from previous professors who just said, "that's just how it is." I had tried out a couple of online tutors before, but they were dumbfounded by my university's concepts and had a lot of trouble answering. Luis was able to answer all of my questions as soon as I showed them to him. I often wondered how he was able to remember all of the obscure concepts, especially considering that he majored in multiple subjects. He was very patient when I asked repeated questions, and I never felt dumb for asking anything. I would highly recommend him to all levels!

Cara, 10 lessons with Luis

Excellent tutor! Highly recommend!

Luis has helped my high school son with Honors Physics several times, assisting with concepts such as momentum and impulse. He helped him to achieve an A in the first semester!

Loni, 5 lessons with Luis

Excellent Versatile Tutor

I have had several sessions with Luis and they have all been great. He is extremely knowledgeable on many topics and does a great job explaining the concepts behind what you are learning. If you are confused, Luis is able to explain the material in multiple different ways until one of the methods connects with you. Whether you are starting a new challenging course or reviewing for a single test Luis is a great resource to become competent in your coursework.

Cody , 14 lessons with Luis

Great teacher and listener! He shows that he wants you to really learn

After just my first lesson with Luis I already liked him and set up my next lessons and plan on continuing to have lessons from him. He really knows what he is talking about! He listens and asks me if I’m following along and is really great at making sure you truly understand the material.

Dakota, 5 lessons with Luis

I owe my A in Physics to Luis!

Luis is undoubtedly the best tutor I've ever had (and I've had several). He was very knowledgeable and he clearly has a great understanding of all the concepts addressed in my physics class as well as the mathematics involved. He was able to explain these confusing concepts in a way that I could comprehend and he helped me to develop a step-by-step method that enabled me to solve problems successfully. Often I would initially be confused about what a problem was asking me to do or about how to begin a problem, and Luis was always able to help me understand and, in the end, succeed. Would DEFINITELY recommend Luis!

Elise, 28 lessons with Luis

High School Physics Tutor

In the year that Luis has been my son’s science tutor, we have observed that he has been one of the most responsive teachers we have had the pleasure of working with. Regardless of the form of communication: emails, phone calls, or texting, Luis answered our questions quickly, with little or no delay. My High School son’s academic growth has been outstanding, with significant gains in those areas taught by him. Above all, Luis has demonstrated a willingness to adapt his teaching style and redesign lessons in order to meet my son’s needs and make the information easier to digest. Bravo, Luis!

Andree, 101 lessons with Luis

Knowledgeable in Physics

Luis worked with my 11th-grade son and helped him through his Physics class problems. My son liked his teaching. I will definitely use his services again whenever the need arises.

Seb, 2 lessons with Luis

Really good at what he does!

I was struggling in a stats class that I really couldn't have passed without Luis' help. I understood more in one week of tutoring than I did in an entire semester by my professor. Luis was respectful and prompt. He was online exactly when he said he would, every time and was well prepared to answer any questions I had. Highly recommended!

Kiara, 6 lessons with Luis
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