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Neal B.

Pacific Grove, CA

$60/hour

Math & Physics with Neal (Masters Degree in Applied Physics)

Background check passed as of 10/17/11
4.9 average from 84 ratings
Knowledgeable and focused
— Kim, Monterey, CA on 8/28/15

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Santa Clara University
Physics
Applied Physics - Naval Postgraduate School
Master's

Education

Santa Clara University (Physics)

Applied Physics - Naval Postgraduate School (Master's)

About Neal

Math and physics are both complex subjects that are built upon many years of scientists and mathematicians struggling with ideas. And in school, students are asked to tackle the same problems that faced Isaac Newton, Einstein, and others. They're not easy subjects and don't come easily to many people. In fact, they require many hours of practice and thought even for the people that are 'good' at them. And you may very well feel like it doesn't come naturally to you.

Often the material in one chapter is built upon a foundation of many ideas. And if you didn't quite understand that earlier material, getting the new parts can be frustrating, difficult, and almost impossible sometimes.

Having a good tutor that has been through the challenges in your classes will save you time and frustration. Understanding how each idea relates back to material that you do understand will make math and physics much less of a headache.

Mathematics and physics are subjects I enjoyed in school and tutored in as well as being a teaching assistant. I have spent thousands of hours working through problems and a great deal of time helping students work through problems as well.

I supervised the MPC math lab in 2011, helping with math and physics and taught physics as a professor at Monterey Peninsula College for one year.

For my undergraduate degree, I attended Santa Clara University. Took some great classes there and learned how to help other students being a student tutor and TA for each term after my first quarter for the next four years.

Following that I attended NPS studying applied physics with an emphasis in acoustics. I acted as TA part of the time for the physics professor I worked for during my graduate studies.

Recently I took a position in the math lab at MPC and then as a physics professor.

Music is my passion, I love playing saxophone.

I like to teach and have developed new ways of looking at things other than how I was taught and/or do things. I also listen and have patience and am able to help many students as I have done in previous positions.

Have tutored students attending
Pacific Grove Middle School
Pacific Grove High School
Notre Dame
RLS
York
Carmel High School
NPS
MPC
CSUMB
Calpoly (SLO)
Santa Clara University
Home-schooled

Let me know if you are struggling and would like some help with math, physics, or music.
Math and physics are both complex subjects that are built upon many years of scientists and mathematicians struggling with ideas. And in school, students are asked to tackle the same problems that faced Isaac Newton, Einstein, and others. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 14 miles of Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and focused"

- Kim, Monterey, CA on 8/28/15

"lucky to have someone like Neal in the area"

- Tracy, Pacific Grove, CA on 5/4/16

"Great teacher"

- Yuji, Carmel, CA on 6/4/15

"Calculus is fun"

- Holly, Seaside, CA on 10/16/11
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Discrete Math, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Music:
Clarinet, Saxophone
English:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, HTML
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Reading
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I did well in my Algebra I class. After Algebra I, you continue to use ideas and techniques from the class in subsequent classes.

It is also one of the classes for which I have often tutored students.

Calculus

I have worked through a significant amount of calculus problems in math and physics classes.

Elementary Math

Elementary math is a foundation for later math classes. You use it in science classes as well. With a lot of practice, I know many methods of reducing steps and simplifying the processes for elementary math.

Physics

I have a Bachelors degree in physics & masters degree in applied physics.

Santa Clara University
Physics
Applied Physics - Naval Postgraduate School
Master's

Education

Santa Clara University (Physics)

Applied Physics - Naval Postgraduate School (Master's)

Knowledgeable and focused — Neal worked with me for quite a while and helped me stay on task. He narrowed down what I really needed to do to have a better grasp of physics. ...

— Kim, Monterey, CA on 8/28/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Neal will travel within 14 miles of Pacific Grove, CA 93950.