Hi, I'm Phillip. I have a bachelor's in math from UC Berkeley, and have passed multiple junior level computer science, physics, and statistics courses as well. I have always loved math and it's applications. I have also always loved tutoring, especially in STEM subjects. There is always a fresh perspective to discover, in addition to a formulaic approach to every problem. I use lecture style tutoring if necessary, but mostly practice problems and discussion style as well as the socratic...
Hi, I'm Phillip. I have a bachelor's in math from UC Berkeley, and have passed multiple junior level computer science, physics, and statistics courses as well. I have always loved math and it's applications. I have also always loved tutoring, especially in STEM subjects. There is always a fresh perspective to discover, in addition to a formulaic approach to every problem. I use lecture style tutoring if necessary, but mostly practice problems and discussion style as well as the socratic method to teach students. I am encouraging with students and realistic with goals.
I have a year of tutoring experience in almost all subjects and all levels in the k-12 range in a tutoring center environment. I worked 1-on-1 with students and in groups of about 6. There was no "typical" student I worked with, as the students ranged from struggling to competitive. I gave these students homework help, as well as comprehension tests, explanations, and extra practice problems.
I also have a lot of experience as a private tutor. Typically, the students I have worked with in this setting are in 12th grade or college, and at or above the calculus level in math. In physics, they are usually at the classical mechanics (with calculus) level. In computer science, they are at an introductory level to the algorithms and data structures level, and are working in Python. Each student is different. Some are really struggling with a tough assignment. Others need help reviewing for a test. Others are completely lost. They may just need a different explanation than the one given by their professor, or they may need help for the entire course to fill in gaps in their knowledge and stay afloat.
The most rewarding part about tutoring is seeing the light bulb moment when they finally get it and know that their subject won't cause them anxiety anymore. One of my favorite professors always said, "A teacher's job is to become obsolete."
Phillip has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Great with Python
Phillip helped me with a number of assignments in my Python development course. He was very helpful and worked through a number of issues with me. If I was dealing with a topic that Phillip was not overly familiar with, he would research it before / between sessions and was always prepared to help. I would highly recommend Phillip for help with Python.Seth, 6 lessons with Phillip
Very quick to diagnose issues
I had some specific questions about a piece of code written in python that I was working on. Phillip was very quick to diagnose the problems and propose solutions that really worked. I also appreciated that he quickly picked up on the points where I did not need tutoring, so that we could move on a spend more time where the problems were stumping me.Jim, 9 lessons with Phillip
Great teacher taught me a lot more than I came to know
Is truly knowledgeable about the subject and can possibly help you through some problems. I used him to help me through some homework problems but he taught me a lot more along the way which was very insightful so great.Michal, 2 lessons with Phillip
Phillip tried to help with some homework,but it didn't work out because he could not help. I commend him for trying. He was good with Java, but not so much as python, but we came to an agreement and finished out the appointment, Good tutor for Java.Joseph, 1 lesson with Phillip