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Laurence S.

La Verne, CA

$40/hour

Physicist, High School, and College Teacher

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5.0 average from 17 ratings
Excellent teacher.
— Joe, Apple Valley, CA on 2/4/13

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About Laurence

I decided to be a physics teacher while I was in high school. While I was earning my physics degree, I asked myself: "Self? If I'm to be the best physics teacher possible, shouldn't I have 'been there, done that'?" My answer was "Yes", so I set out to be there and do that. I worked for over 20 years as an Engineering Physicist at Stanford University's Linear Accelerator atom smasher, then I turned to full time teaching, which I love. I am very effective on a one-to-one basis.

I have a full-time Life Secondary California teaching credential in Physical Science as well as a Full-time Life Community College credential in Engineering. I have taught in both high schools and community colleges. In addition, I have worked extensively in industry. In industry, while not doing physics, I have been involved with computers and technical writing.

Though my basic training is in physics, there are several disciplines that are closely related to physics in which I am qualified to tutor. These disciplines include chemistry (basically physics focused on atoms and molecules), astronomy (physics focused on a large scale, though large-scale effects may be caused by small-scale interactions), mathematics through calculus (mathematics is a tool used in physics, and therefore has been part of my training), electronics (physics focused on electricity, magnetism and the solid-state), and the ASVAB (a test focused on basic physics and English, both of which I have done professionally).
I decided to be a physics teacher while I was in high school. While I was earning my physics degree, I asked myself: "Self? If I'm to be the best physics teacher possible, shouldn't I have 'been there, done that'?" My answer was "Yes", so I set out to be there and do that. I worked for over Read more

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2 hours notice required
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Travels within 25 miles of La Verne, CA 91750
Background Check: Passed
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"Excellent teacher."

- Joe, Apple Valley, CA on 2/4/13
Science:
Physical Science, Physics

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San Diego State University
San Jose State University
Other

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San Jose State University (Other)

Excellent teacher. — My son is the best judge and he was very happy with his session with Lawrence. He felt that Lawrence was able to explain abstract concepts easily and now my son is very confident about the chapter he went through with Lawrence. My son is looking forward to going over the next chapter with Lawrence in the next few days. ...

— Joe, Apple Valley, CA on 2/4/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laurence will travel within 25 miles of La Verne, CA 91750.