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Experienced, knowledgeable double-major, loves math and science!
Austin P.

277 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $45

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Austin P.'s Photo

Experienced, knowledgeable double-major, loves math and science!
Experienced, knowledgeable double-major, loves math and science!
Austin P.

277 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

277 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Austin


Bio

Hi!

I have a lot of fun with math and science and want you to also! My name is Austin, and I am a graduate with a B.S. (with Distinction) in Physics and B.A. in Math. Currently, I am pursuing my MS in Bioinformatics, so am very empathetic to the stress of being a student. One of the reasons I enjoy tutoring, is that working with other students I am constantly reminded myself to do the same thing I advise. School can be hard, but excellence in knowledge is always worth the effort.

EXPERIENCE...

Hi!

I have a lot of fun with math and science and want you to also! My name is Austin, and I am a graduate with a B.S. (with Distinction) in Physics and B.A. in Math. Currently, I am pursuing my MS in Bioinformatics, so am very empathetic to the stress of being a student. One of the reasons I enjoy tutoring, is that working with other students I am constantly reminded myself to do the same thing I advise. School can be hard, but excellence in knowledge is always worth the effort.

EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND
For the last 6 years, I tutored in part- to full-time in physics, math, chemistry and Latin part-time, helping Jr High students, High School and college students. My tutees' ages have ranged from elementary to retirees with each person having a different way of learning. Having tutored such a wide range of students, I have become very familiar with different learning student learning styles and also what they need to do in order to excel.

My teaching experience includes being president of my physics club during my undergraduate education, helping to organize free tutoring to college students, organizer in MESA and MECHA events on campus. I also frequently organized club outreach trips to local middle schools and fairs where we gave demonstrations and helped students with their projects. As a astronomy docent, I assisted college students during observations and participated in astronomy research field trips.

MY APPROACH
As a private tutor, I see my primary objective as teaching myself out of a job. By this of course, I mean giving students the tools they need to move forward without me. I tend in general work lots of examples similar to the problem at hand to help guide the student in productive studying and feel confident about the subject. As much as possible, I try and relate to the student at whatever level of understanding they are at so that they can have the confidence in their knowledge to move forward. We all learn differently: I do my best to provide a custom learning experience. Using this method,


Education

Sonoma State University
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: One hour minimum (travel time & gas)! May help with other work and/or teach up to 90 minutes for that minimum charge. Anything over 90, requests parent's permission to charge 2 hours.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

Masters in statistics. Worked for 5 years as a data scientist
General Computer, GMAT, Microsoft Excel

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Most of my students have possessed all the skills necessary to do well in their classes. All have benefited from my suggestions for better study habits. My experience in this area has come directly from my own experiences and extensive experience aiding the many students I have have helped. I have worked privately and in group settings with student's test prep, helped the student to organize all of their coursework and developed a system to keep themselves organized. One of the most critical parts of developing good study skills is for you to learn how you learn best. If you struggle with memorization, for instance, finding a good system such as flashcards may be critical for doing well in a class. Test anxiety is a enormous challenge faced by many students; this may necessitate study for tests further in advance than normal so that you can just review as the tests gets closer. Sometimes, the subject may just be a difficult one and you will need to seek a tutor in addition to putting in extra study time.
Reading

English

English, Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

This is one of those classes that everyone has to take at one point or the other. I have been helping student's get excellent grades (both young and old) since I started tutoring about 6 years ago. From my experience, I’ve found many of the students seeking help in this class don’t enjoy math in general. I am, however, a firm believer that math is for everyone. The reason I enjoy helping students on this subject is that I am able to help provide one of the first enjoyable experiences they may have had with math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 for many years now to many different students. For some, I have helped them to kick their grades up to A; for others, they needed some serious help in order to even graduate high school. Taking Algebra 2 under an umbrella program in high school, I essentially taught myself through the class and can definitely help students get a great grade in this class. Many of the concepts are a continuation of Algebra 1, however many of my students have taken it more than once before we started meeting because the new material is more work. Some of the new subject matter deals with mathematical modeling and probabilities which I always enjoy working on with students because it gives interesting applications of math to “real world” situations.
Calculus,

Calculus

Not only was Calculus the subject I tutored the most during college, but it was one of my favorites. Many of the concepts in it apply to real life and are more intuitive than a lot of students believe. That being said, it can be challenging and I work hard to make it straightforward, provided extra material for extra practice as needed. I have taken all 4 semesters of Calculus and also a partial differential equations class which deals especially with 4th semester Calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have completed 1st and 2nd semester of chemistry at Sonoma State University, however I can only accept students for AP High school through the first semester of college chemistry. All of my chemistry tutees have shown a lot of improvement after we have worked together on they types of problems and concepts they are struggling with.
Physics,

Physics

What can I say? I love physics. Some people hate it, but for me it just makes everything I observe around my that much more interesting. Maybe you hate it, are a little afraid or just need some guidance. I'd love to solve some problems with you.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is a critical class for many majors. It does not have the star-power of a calculus class, but it is just as important and can make the difference between a C or A in Calculus. I have extensive experience and great success grade-wise working with students in this class, and work hard to have the student acquire a strong working knowledge.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been helping students out with the math section for the SAT for several years now. So far, all of them have gotten into the college or university they were hoping for even feeling very nervous about math in general. My goal is for the student to feel some confidence and achieve the highest score possible even if it means doing some remedial work.
Statistics,

Statistics

Masters in statistics. Worked for 5 years as a data scientist
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Most of my students have possessed all the skills necessary to do well in their classes. All have benefited from my suggestions for better study habits. My experience in this area has come directly from my own experiences and extensive experience aiding the many students I have have helped. I have worked privately and in group settings with student's test prep, helped the student to organize all of their coursework and developed a system to keep themselves organized. One of the most critical parts of developing good study skills is for you to learn how you learn best. If you struggle with memorization, for instance, finding a good system such as flashcards may be critical for doing well in a class. Test anxiety is a enormous challenge faced by many students; this may necessitate study for tests further in advance than normal so that you can just review as the tests gets closer. Sometimes, the subject may just be a difficult one and you will need to seek a tutor in addition to putting in extra study time.
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

This is one of those classes that everyone has to take at one point or the other. I have been helping student's get excellent grades (both young and old) since I started tutoring about 6 years ago. From my experience, I’ve found many of the students seeking help in this class don’t enjoy math in general. I am, however, a firm believer that math is for everyone. The reason I enjoy helping students on this subject is that I am able to help provide one of the first enjoyable experiences they may have had with math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 for many years now to many different students. For some, I have helped them to kick their grades up to A; for others, they needed some serious help in order to even graduate high school. Taking Algebra 2 under an umbrella program in high school, I essentially taught myself through the class and can definitely help students get a great grade in this class. Many of the concepts are a continuation of Algebra 1, however many of my students have taken it more than once before we started meeting because the new material is more work. Some of the new subject matter deals with mathematical modeling and probabilities which I always enjoy working on with students because it gives interesting applications of math to “real world” situations.
Calculus,

Calculus

Not only was Calculus the subject I tutored the most during college, but it was one of my favorites. Many of the concepts in it apply to real life and are more intuitive than a lot of students believe. That being said, it can be challenging and I work hard to make it straightforward, provided extra material for extra practice as needed. I have taken all 4 semesters of Calculus and also a partial differential equations class which deals especially with 4th semester Calculus.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

For all applied math majors, at least 1 class in differential equations in required if not two. I have taken 2 differential equations classes, that dealt with solving homogeneous, partial differential, linear homogeneous variable coefficient, Fourier series, etc.
Physics,

Physics

What can I say? I love physics. Some people hate it, but for me it just makes everything I observe around my that much more interesting. Maybe you hate it, are a little afraid or just need some guidance. I'd love to solve some problems with you.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is a critical class for many majors. It does not have the star-power of a calculus class, but it is just as important and can make the difference between a C or A in Calculus. I have extensive experience and great success grade-wise working with students in this class, and work hard to have the student acquire a strong working knowledge.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been helping students out with the math section for the SAT for several years now. So far, all of them have gotten into the college or university they were hoping for even feeling very nervous about math in general. My goal is for the student to feel some confidence and achieve the highest score possible even if it means doing some remedial work.
Statistics,

Statistics

Masters in statistics. Worked for 5 years as a data scientist
ACT Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

This is one of those classes that everyone has to take at one point or the other. I have been helping student's get excellent grades (both young and old) since I started tutoring about 6 years ago. From my experience, I’ve found many of the students seeking help in this class don’t enjoy math in general. I am, however, a firm believer that math is for everyone. The reason I enjoy helping students on this subject is that I am able to help provide one of the first enjoyable experiences they may have had with math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 for many years now to many different students. For some, I have helped them to kick their grades up to A; for others, they needed some serious help in order to even graduate high school. Taking Algebra 2 under an umbrella program in high school, I essentially taught myself through the class and can definitely help students get a great grade in this class. Many of the concepts are a continuation of Algebra 1, however many of my students have taken it more than once before we started meeting because the new material is more work. Some of the new subject matter deals with mathematical modeling and probabilities which I always enjoy working on with students because it gives interesting applications of math to “real world” situations.
Calculus,

Calculus

Not only was Calculus the subject I tutored the most during college, but it was one of my favorites. Many of the concepts in it apply to real life and are more intuitive than a lot of students believe. That being said, it can be challenging and I work hard to make it straightforward, provided extra material for extra practice as needed. I have taken all 4 semesters of Calculus and also a partial differential equations class which deals especially with 4th semester Calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have completed 1st and 2nd semester of chemistry at Sonoma State University, however I can only accept students for AP High school through the first semester of college chemistry. All of my chemistry tutees have shown a lot of improvement after we have worked together on they types of problems and concepts they are struggling with.
Physics,

Physics

What can I say? I love physics. Some people hate it, but for me it just makes everything I observe around my that much more interesting. Maybe you hate it, are a little afraid or just need some guidance. I'd love to solve some problems with you.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is a critical class for many majors. It does not have the star-power of a calculus class, but it is just as important and can make the difference between a C or A in Calculus. I have extensive experience and great success grade-wise working with students in this class, and work hard to have the student acquire a strong working knowledge.
Statistics,

Statistics

Masters in statistics. Worked for 5 years as a data scientist
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Most of my students have possessed all the skills necessary to do well in their classes. All have benefited from my suggestions for better study habits. My experience in this area has come directly from my own experiences and extensive experience aiding the many students I have have helped. I have worked privately and in group settings with student's test prep, helped the student to organize all of their coursework and developed a system to keep themselves organized. One of the most critical parts of developing good study skills is for you to learn how you learn best. If you struggle with memorization, for instance, finding a good system such as flashcards may be critical for doing well in a class. Test anxiety is a enormous challenge faced by many students; this may necessitate study for tests further in advance than normal so that you can just review as the tests gets closer. Sometimes, the subject may just be a difficult one and you will need to seek a tutor in addition to putting in extra study time.
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Most of my students have possessed all the skills necessary to do well in their classes. All have benefited from my suggestions for better study habits. My experience in this area has come directly from my own experiences and extensive experience aiding the many students I have have helped. I have worked privately and in group settings with student's test prep, helped the student to organize all of their coursework and developed a system to keep themselves organized. One of the most critical parts of developing good study skills is for you to learn how you learn best. If you struggle with memorization, for instance, finding a good system such as flashcards may be critical for doing well in a class. Test anxiety is a enormous challenge faced by many students; this may necessitate study for tests further in advance than normal so that you can just review as the tests gets closer. Sometimes, the subject may just be a difficult one and you will need to seek a tutor in addition to putting in extra study time.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have completed 1st and 2nd semester of chemistry at Sonoma State University, however I can only accept students for AP High school through the first semester of college chemistry. All of my chemistry tutees have shown a lot of improvement after we have worked together on they types of problems and concepts they are struggling with.
Physics,

Physics

What can I say? I love physics. Some people hate it, but for me it just makes everything I observe around my that much more interesting. Maybe you hate it, are a little afraid or just need some guidance. I'd love to solve some problems with you.
ACT Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Most of my students have possessed all the skills necessary to do well in their classes. All have benefited from my suggestions for better study habits. My experience in this area has come directly from my own experiences and extensive experience aiding the many students I have have helped. I have worked privately and in group settings with student's test prep, helped the student to organize all of their coursework and developed a system to keep themselves organized. One of the most critical parts of developing good study skills is for you to learn how you learn best. If you struggle with memorization, for instance, finding a good system such as flashcards may be critical for doing well in a class. Test anxiety is a enormous challenge faced by many students; this may necessitate study for tests further in advance than normal so that you can just review as the tests gets closer. Sometimes, the subject may just be a difficult one and you will need to seek a tutor in addition to putting in extra study time.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

This is one of those classes that everyone has to take at one point or the other. I have been helping student's get excellent grades (both young and old) since I started tutoring about 6 years ago. From my experience, I’ve found many of the students seeking help in this class don’t enjoy math in general. I am, however, a firm believer that math is for everyone. The reason I enjoy helping students on this subject is that I am able to help provide one of the first enjoyable experiences they may have had with math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 for many years now to many different students. For some, I have helped them to kick their grades up to A; for others, they needed some serious help in order to even graduate high school. Taking Algebra 2 under an umbrella program in high school, I essentially taught myself through the class and can definitely help students get a great grade in this class. Many of the concepts are a continuation of Algebra 1, however many of my students have taken it more than once before we started meeting because the new material is more work. Some of the new subject matter deals with mathematical modeling and probabilities which I always enjoy working on with students because it gives interesting applications of math to “real world” situations.
Calculus,

Calculus

Not only was Calculus the subject I tutored the most during college, but it was one of my favorites. Many of the concepts in it apply to real life and are more intuitive than a lot of students believe. That being said, it can be challenging and I work hard to make it straightforward, provided extra material for extra practice as needed. I have taken all 4 semesters of Calculus and also a partial differential equations class which deals especially with 4th semester Calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have completed 1st and 2nd semester of chemistry at Sonoma State University, however I can only accept students for AP High school through the first semester of college chemistry. All of my chemistry tutees have shown a lot of improvement after we have worked together on they types of problems and concepts they are struggling with.
Physics,

Physics

What can I say? I love physics. Some people hate it, but for me it just makes everything I observe around my that much more interesting. Maybe you hate it, are a little afraid or just need some guidance. I'd love to solve some problems with you.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been helping students out with the math section for the SAT for several years now. So far, all of them have gotten into the college or university they were hoping for even feeling very nervous about math in general. My goal is for the student to feel some confidence and achieve the highest score possible even if it means doing some remedial work.
Statistics,

Statistics

Masters in statistics. Worked for 5 years as a data scientist
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Most of my students have possessed all the skills necessary to do well in their classes. All have benefited from my suggestions for better study habits. My experience in this area has come directly from my own experiences and extensive experience aiding the many students I have have helped. I have worked privately and in group settings with student's test prep, helped the student to organize all of their coursework and developed a system to keep themselves organized. One of the most critical parts of developing good study skills is for you to learn how you learn best. If you struggle with memorization, for instance, finding a good system such as flashcards may be critical for doing well in a class. Test anxiety is a enormous challenge faced by many students; this may necessitate study for tests further in advance than normal so that you can just review as the tests gets closer. Sometimes, the subject may just be a difficult one and you will need to seek a tutor in addition to putting in extra study time.
GED, Geometry, Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been helping students out with the math section for the SAT for several years now. So far, all of them have gotten into the college or university they were hoping for even feeling very nervous about math in general. My goal is for the student to feel some confidence and achieve the highest score possible even if it means doing some remedial work.
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (119 ratings)
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Reviews

Wonderful Tutor!

My son is really enjoying his tutoring sessions with Austin. He’s particularly impressed by how detail oriented Austin is in his teachings and loves how he throws in fun facts throughout his lessons. I would highly recommend Austin to anyone looking for a math or science tutor !

Cecilie, 3 lessons with Austin

Excellent and kind

Austin is a young vibrant tutor who can inspire his students to do well. I was immediately impressed with how relatable he is to my daughter- it was fun to see them work problems out together. My daughter and I will definitely keep Austin in mind for future strategy in test taking. Thanks Austin!

Vairagya, 2 lessons with Austin

Great Tutor

Just finished working with Austin for two sessions to help my daughter prepare for her eighth grade Algebra I final. She has to work hard at math and had been very worried about remembering all that she had learned in the last two years. Thanks to Austin's help she went in to her final exam feeling confident and self-assured. He was great at guiding her to remember how to solve things and to giving her ideas on how to fill the gaps when she felt unsure. It was our first experience with a WyzAnt tutor and I would recommend Austin to all! He is a good communicator, punctual and was good at building confidence in my daughter.

Lisa, 2 lessons with Austin

Great tutor for my 16 year old for pre-calc

My daughter is always considerably "lighter" after her sessions with Austin. To me, that means she trusts him and has confidence in his ability to help her. This is not a small thing for this age group! She appreciates the effort he makes to fit her in his schedule especially since it extends his very long work day. He's an excellent tutor and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!

Lise, 19 lessons with Austin

Great Tutor

Austin is a good tutor and will break down every step of a problem with you. He is easy to approach and ask questions. And is also very understands the material and wants you to learn. Very reliable and has a good sense of humor with tougher subjects.

Tyler, 1 lesson with Austin

Very Helpful

Austin is very helpful and has given my daughter confidence that she will pass her summer college precalculus course. She is not as stressed knowing she has a tutor who knows the course and is able to explain the concepts.

Shari, 12 lessons with Austin

Really helpful to my son

Austin was a good experience for my son as he is struggling with math. Austin was easy to arrange tutoring with, and provided helpful and competent service. My son used the help on his next math exam and benefited from the tutoring provided. Thank you Austin.

Steve, 1 lesson with Austin

Very patient and flexible!

Thank you Austin, I really appreciate your flexibility and all your help, although I did not meet with you again all the information you provided me with was very helpful. I did good in my test, better than I expected. If I ever need your help again I won't hesitate to call you. Thanks again

Lia, 1 lesson with Austin

A perfect tutor for a teenager

My daughter is 14 and she just started High School. I asked Austin to help her with her math, science and organization skills. She is shy and a bit stubborn at times. So I was concerned that she rejects the tutor I find her. I wanted to give Austin a try because he seems knowledgeable and smart. It turned out to be a great idea. My daughter finds him easy to understand and talk with. He was well prepared for the tutoring sessions and the first time he came, he brought a notebook for my daughter to get organized. She is very receptive to his suggestions. Ever since he started tutoring her, she is a lot more motivated to do her school work. She has made improvements on two classes. I think the reason why it works out, is because Austin is well-prepared, easy-going, and he knows how to talk to teenagers. I will definitely continue to use his service. If you have a teenager, I highly recommend him!

Zee, 6 lessons with Austin
Hourly Rate: $45
Response time: 22 hours
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