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Walter U.

North Hollywood, CA

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Walter, the Math and Science Tutor

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Colorado School of Mines
Engineering Physics
Colorado School of Mines
Master's
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

Colorado School of Mines (Engineering Physics)

Colorado School of Mines (Master's)

University of Southern California (Master's)

About Walter

Hello! I am currently a graduate student at USC, doing research in theoretical physics. I teach all levels of mathematics, as well as introductory and college-level physics and various programming languages, including Fortran, Mathematica, and MatLab. My tutoring methods are patient and adaptive, depending on the type of student. I have tutored students at nearly every educational level, and I am primarily available for one-on-one tutoring during the weekends, as well as weekday evenings. If you have any questions whatsoever, or would like to learn more details regarding my services, please don't hesitate to contact me, via my WyzAnt profile :) Hello! I am currently a graduate student at USC, doing research in theoretical physics. I teach all levels of mathematics, as well as introductory and college-level physics and various Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91605
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"Great and Patient Tutor!!!"

- Alex, Los Angeles, CA on 5/8/15
Walter replied on 5/9/2015

Thank you very much, Alex!! Keep working hard, don't forget to have fun, and best of luck in vet school! :)

"Amazing tutor! "

- Hannah, Valley Village, CA on 5/29/15
Walter replied on 5/30/2015

Thanks!! :D You were a great student! Congratulations on all your achievements, and I wish you the best!

"Outstanding tutor"

- Leslie, Santa Monica, CA on 5/27/15
Walter replied on 5/28/2015

Thanks, Leslie! I wish you the best on your project, and let me know if you ever wish to meet up again in the future!

"Excellent Tutor"

- Maria, San Gabriel, CA on 3/28/14

"Very pleased."

- Michael, Los Angeles, CA on 12/19/13

"Simply amazing!!"

- GAYATRI, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 11/25/13

"Great!"

- De Juan, Los Angeles, CA on 10/14/13

"Great tutor, patient, intuitive."

- Don, Los Angeles, CA on 10/11/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Computer Programming,
Fortran,
General Computer, Mathematica,
MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, German, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Spanish

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Algebra 1

Acquiring two degrees in physics has yielded a mastery of algebra. This entails expertise in various algebraic techniques when it comes to problem solving.

Algebra 2

I have had experience in tutoring and teaching algebra at the elementary school level, high school level, and even undergraduate college level.

Chess

I have been playing chess for most of my life. My father first taught me the rules when I was in the 1st grade, and I have been practicing since with my brother and friends. In addition to knowing how to play, I have learned various standard techniques that I could teach others who are either at the novice or casual level.

Computer Programming

In addition to having taken several programming courses in my physics career, I have worked with and created several programs in C, C++, Fortran, MATLAB, Mathematica, and Python. In addition to such experience, besides incorporating basic structures like for loops, while loops, multi-dimensional arrays, I have also developed techniques to optimize the programming structure in most of the simulations I create.

Fortran

In addition to a Fortran course I took and passed with flying colors during my undergraduate education, I have also written extensive programs in Fortran for my physics research, which involves automatically generating data files while running the program in a variety of development environments.

Linear Algebra

I learned linear algebra during my junior year as an undergraduate. Having been a physics major and now a physics graduate student, linear algebra is an indispensable mathematical formalism and tool for understanding and working with quantum theory. My M.S. degree relied heavily on mathematics derived from linear algebra, as does the degree I'm currently working towards.

Mathematica

I have utilized Mathematica throughout the extent of my undergraduate education. In addition, I heavily relied on Mathematica for analytic calculations while obtaining my M.S. degree. Such experience has yielded a broad mastery of the program's various built-in functions and features. I have generated various template notebook files which could come in quite handy for creating new programs or for teaching purposes.

MATLAB

I have used MATLAB since 2008, when I taught myself to numerically solve differential equations to study tokamak plasmas. Since then I've used it extensively for a variety of models and simulations, including producing professional scientific figures and animations to boot. I continue to heavily rely on MATLAB for my current research, as it contains many convenient features. In addition, I have generated various template m-files which could come in quite handy for creating new programs or for teaching purposes.

Microsoft Windows

I have used and worked with the Microsoft Windows operating system since 1995 (Windows 95). Since then, I have had extensive experience in using and navigating through Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, which is the latest (and in my opinion best) operating system to be released by Microsoft, and the OS I primarily use everyday.

Physics

I am qualified to tutor in physics for various reasons. I have two degrees in physics (B.S. in Engineering Physics and an M.S. in Applied Physics), and I'm currently working towards a PhD in Physics at USC. I've taught various lab courses in physics, as well as worked as a TA for physics courses ranging from the high school level to the graduate school level. Finally, I have been tutoring physics to other students since I began learning physics several years ago in high school.

Spanish

I was born in Argentina, and though I mostly grew up in Los Angeles, I learned Spanish and English at the same time. In preschool and elementary school, I was taught to read, write, and speak English exclusively. At the same time, however, I was taught to do the same for Spanish in my home, wherein I exclusively spoke Spanish with my parents while learning how to read and write. Additionally, I took an advanced course in Spanish as an undergraduate in college, and passed with flying colors.

Colorado School of Mines
Engineering Physics
Colorado School of Mines
Master's
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

Colorado School of Mines (Engineering Physics)

Colorado School of Mines (Master's)

University of Southern California (Master's)

Great and Patient Tutor!!! — Walter is not only a great tutor, but a really nice, patient guy who always smiles and makes learning fun. He makes you feel less stressed about the subject matter (in my case, the GRE) and has a really deep understanding of the material and how to break it down into chunks that will be manageable. I worked mostly on math with him and he helped me refresh and relearn every math concept on the revi ...

— Alex, Los Angeles, CA on 5/8/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00

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Walter will travel within 10 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91605.

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