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Steve P.

Napa, CA

$40/hour

Steve P. Helping students succeed in math, physics, and engineering

4.9 average from 20 ratings
Patient and effective tutor that understands the material
— David, Napa, CA on 7/11/15

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University of NotreDame
Aerospace Engineerin
Georgia Tech
Master's
Stanford University
PhD

Education

University of NotreDame (Aerospace Engineerin)

Georgia Tech (Master's)

Stanford University (PhD)

About Steve

Hello,

I am a recently retired professor. I taught in the engineering department of a small campus for 20 years, and enjoy helping students to succeed. In addition, I spent several years helping students to prepare for the GED, so I have worked with a wide variety of students, with different backgrounds, life circumstances and talent.

The subjects I teach can be challenging, and I've consistently seen that the students who seek help outside of class benefit from it. Classroom learning has its limitations, and I enjoy working with students one- on- one, allowing us to work at the individual's pace and to tailor the learning to the student's particular needs.

I enjoy math and science, and try to convey my enthusiasm to students. I know that these subjects can seem intimidating. My goal as a tutor is to try to remove the mystery from the subjects and show their practical uses.

I'd be happy to discus your individual needs. Our goal is your success.
Hello,

I am a recently retired professor. I taught in the engineering department of a small campus for 20 years, and enjoy helping students to succeed. In addition, I spent several years helping students to prepare for the GED, so I have worked with a wide variety of students, with
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Napa, CA 94559

"Patient and effective tutor that understands the material"

- David, Napa, CA on 7/11/15

"Great Tutor"

- Jules, Benicia, CA on 7/25/14
Math:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

I have studied ordinary differential equations as an undergraduate, and partial differential equations in graduate school in mechanical engineering. In my career as an engineer and the past 20 years as a professor in mechanical engineering, I have used differential equations extensively in subjects such as dynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. In addition to solving them in closed form, I am also experienced in computational solutions.

Mechanical Engineering

I received a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. For the past 20 years, I have been a Professor of mechanical engineering at the California Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University. I retired in August 2013, but continue to teach part-time there. Prior to becoming a professor, I worked for several years for the U.S. Navy and for Lockheed-Martin.

University of NotreDame
Aerospace Engineerin
Georgia Tech
Master's
Stanford University
PhD

Education

University of NotreDame (Aerospace Engineerin)

Georgia Tech (Master's)

Stanford University (PhD)

Patient and effective tutor that understands the material — How to effectively get better at word problems and more importantly understand word problems so that I can just do the steps and do words problems effectively on my own. ...

— David, Napa, CA on 7/11/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steve will travel within 12 miles of Napa, CA 94559.