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Luis O.

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

1,353 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,353 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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...

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

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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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Great experience

I was struggling in Physics in college. Luis was very extremely knowable in Physics. He was punctual, taking time to explain to explain the concepts to that I did not understand from motion , vectors, to the laws of Thermodynamics. I would highly recommend Luis to anyone who needs is struggling in Physics.

Cristie, 10 lessons with Luis

Motivating and knowledgeable tutor

Luis helped my son prepare for a big high school geometry exam. My son appreciated that Luis was patient and knowledgeable to help him understand the math. We are going to continue with weekly lessons with Luis as the math gets more challenging!

Joy, 1 lesson with Luis

Knowledgeable, helpful explanations, kind

Luis is very knowledgeable, patient, adaptable, and pleasant to learn from. He can explain concepts needing clarification and can help you take that knowledge a step further in applying it. Great tutor.

Erin, 3 lessons with Luis

Clear, Accommodating, & Respectful!!

I am so lucky to have found Luis to help my learning in Intro to proofs! I reached out right towards the end of my course, in a panic for preparation for my comprehensive final. I struggled a great deal in a course with little to no resources or office hours as provided by my university. As a non-math major, I was greatly concerned I would fail out of the course. But Luis has been beyond helpful in stepping in, and helping me tackle the difficult content! I appreciate his patience when it comes to explaining the different kinds of proofs. I am mildly dyslexic, and he finds ways to represent/color coordinate each step. He is also very calm and encouraging, especially when I freeze or get muddled in the long math. Lastly, he was able to be flexible and accommodating as we set up schedules to meet. It was difficult to first, find a tutor who was knowledgeable in this area, (even on this site) and one who was accepting new students, and who could vibe with my learning style. I am very grateful for all of his time, help, and reassurance as I try to go through the math and would highly recommend him for any math subjects :)

Masha, 12 lessons with Luis

Extremely Knowledgeable, Patient and Accommodating

Luis is one of the best and most helpful tutors in Physics and Algebraic Reasoning I have come across in my two years of trying to understand Physics in my classes. Honestly, before I have struggled for almost two years to pass and understand the concepts fully in intro to Physics. I had gone to many tutor for the past two years before meeting Luis and none have had the importance to detail and understanding than Luis. He has even stated this on his bio and I can personally attest to the truthfulness and passion he has towards teaching in subjects such as Physics. This importance that Luis has to this ideal that learning can be interesting, exciting, and applicable to our daily lives is what convinced me to stay on and try my absolute hardest to try and figure out the work and concepts along with his help and guidance. Anytime I had a question(s) he would answer them and try to make sure I understood the concept he was explaining, etc. Finally, he is one of the few tutors that have been accommodating in terms of when to set up tutoring sessions, when to meet, where to meet, and would always try to accommodate any lateness when getting to tutoring session, etc. Honestly, if I had any physics courses to take in the future, my first option would be going back to Luis for help and understanding in the material.

Ivan, 13 lessons with Luis

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

We went over integration by parts and reimman sums. I felt the whole time that he understood the content and was able to the. Explain the information i was missing in an understandable way

Tayvien, 78 lessons with Luis

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, 25 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
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