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Experienced Tutor with Master's in Physics
Geoffrey B.

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Experienced Tutor with Master's in Physics
Experienced Tutor with Master's in Physics
Geoffrey B.

3,421 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

3,421 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Geoffrey


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I am a creative and effective tutor with Master's degree in Physics and years of experience working with students of all ages. My tutoring goal is always to help students develop a deep and thorough understanding of the material - not merely to know how to get the correct answer. That way, they can become self-reliant and use their knowledge to solve new and challenging problems on their own. I have a highly effective teaching method which I have honed over thousands of hours and many years...

I am a creative and effective tutor with Master's degree in Physics and years of experience working with students of all ages. My tutoring goal is always to help students develop a deep and thorough understanding of the material - not merely to know how to get the correct answer. That way, they can become self-reliant and use their knowledge to solve new and challenging problems on their own. I have a highly effective teaching method which I have honed over thousands of hours and many years of professional tutoring.

Right, now my main focus is on advanced undergraduates. I am most interested in working with college students studying quantum mechanics, advanced classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, differential geometry, or differential equations.

I received my MS in Physics from the University of Kentucky, and I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Centre College with a BA in Classical Studies. As a result, I specialize in physics and calculus, but I have a deep pool of knowledge covering a broad range of topics - including logic, philosophy, literature, and many other branches of mathematics.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a lesson. I would love the opportunity to improve your learning process and help you understand something really challenging!


Education

Centre College
Classical Studies
The University of Kentucky
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $96
  • Rate details: To preserve the quality of my lessons, I will not schedule lessons shorter than one hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/12/2020

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science

English

Writing,

Writing

My Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies trained me to critically interpret texts and clearly express myself in writing. I can help students with these same skills by focusing on good writing habits, proper essay structure, and correct grammar and syntax. I believe in helping students understand what they want to achieve with their writing and helping them use their language to reach that goal so that they can write the best version of their paper that is possible.
English

History

Philosophy

Philosophy

My background in philosophy focuses primarily on Ancient Philosophy (especially 5th Century Athens and the Hellenistic traditions). I am also well-versed in the philosophy of Locke, Kant, and some 20th century philosophers. I can tutor in most philosophy topics including logic, ethics, metaphysics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of science.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Because of my background in physics, I have a large amount of practical mathematical experience and; therefore, I understand the topics covered in Algebra 1 better than almost anything else. More importantly, I have been tutoring high school algebra for a long time and am capable of breaking down the mathematical ideas into simple, manageable pieces. Algebra 1 is the foundation of every math class that comes after it, and I can help students develop a strong foundation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a fundamental building block for calculus, and I understand this material very well. I have been tutoring high schoolers and college students in Algebra 2 for a long time, so I know how to help students get a firm hold of the subject matter. I am very comfortable with polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphing, inverses and composition, factoring polynomials, sequences and series, matrix algebra, and many other topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Because of my Master's Degree in physics, I have a large amount of practical and academic experience with all aspects of calculus through an undergraduate level and beyond. In addition, I have been tutoring AP and college-level calculus for a long time, so I know the material that is covered very well and can help students understand it. I am very comfortable with limits, epsilon-delta proofs, the formal definition of the derivative, Riemann Sums, the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus, Taylor series, vectors, partial derivatives, Jacobians, multiple integrals, and many other topics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Because of my background in physics, I have a deep understanding of many elements of basic chemistry. I am very familiar with stoichiometry, energy levels and electron configurations, patterns and properties in the periodic table, and the fundamentals of laboratory techniques in chemistry. I am not familiar with or comfortable tutoring high-level chemistry (such as physical chemistry or organic chemistry), but I can be of help in lower-level college and high-school chemistry courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fundamental part of physics, so I know it very well and have been helping students learn it for a long time. I am qualified to help high schoolers understand Euclidean geometry, and I am secure in my understanding of area, volume, logic, basic proof writing, trigonometry, distance formulae, and the many angle theorems - among other topics. I can also help more advanced students with differential geometry and Riemannian manifolds.
Physics,

Physics

During the course of study for my Physics Master's Degree, I studied most fields of physics up to and including quantum field theory and relativistic dynamics. I have a very strong understanding of all fields of physics through an undergraduate level (including electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics). In addition, I can tutor in nuclear theory, the Standard Model, and condensed matter and solid state physics at an introductory level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Calculus was invented to solve physics problems, so I understand pre-calculus (the first step on the road towards more advanced topics) very well because I have a Master's in physics. I have tutored high schoolers and college students in pre-calculus for years, so I know how to help students not just learn the information but actually retain it too. I am very comfortable teaching limits, discontinuities, piecewise functions, reading mathematical tables, graphing and graphical interpretations, finding the equations of lines and other polynomials, exponentials, trigonometry, and the formal definition of the derivative.
Writing,

Writing

My Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies trained me to critically interpret texts and clearly express myself in writing. I can help students with these same skills by focusing on good writing habits, proper essay structure, and correct grammar and syntax. I believe in helping students understand what they want to achieve with their writing and helping them use their language to reach that goal so that they can write the best version of their paper that is possible.
English, Prealgebra, Statistics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Because of my background in physics, I have a large amount of practical mathematical experience and; therefore, I understand the topics covered in Algebra 1 better than almost anything else. More importantly, I have been tutoring high school algebra for a long time and am capable of breaking down the mathematical ideas into simple, manageable pieces. Algebra 1 is the foundation of every math class that comes after it, and I can help students develop a strong foundation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a fundamental building block for calculus, and I understand this material very well. I have been tutoring high schoolers and college students in Algebra 2 for a long time, so I know how to help students get a firm hold of the subject matter. I am very comfortable with polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphing, inverses and composition, factoring polynomials, sequences and series, matrix algebra, and many other topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Because of my Master's Degree in physics, I have a large amount of practical and academic experience with all aspects of calculus through an undergraduate level and beyond. In addition, I have been tutoring AP and college-level calculus for a long time, so I know the material that is covered very well and can help students understand it. I am very comfortable with limits, epsilon-delta proofs, the formal definition of the derivative, Riemann Sums, the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus, Taylor series, vectors, partial derivatives, Jacobians, multiple integrals, and many other topics.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

Because of my master's degree in physics, I have a great deal of practical and academic experience solving a large variety of differential equations. I have studied in detail many methods for solving ODEs and PDEs including separation of variables, undetermined coefficients, integrating factors, series solutions, numerical solutions, Wronskians and Cramer's Rule, and Green's Function methods. I have also studied Sturm-Liouville theory as well as solutions to systems of linear ODEs.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

Because of my background in advanced physics and logic, I have a large amount of experience with set theory, group theory, modular arithmetic, and matrix and other non-Abelian algebras. I have also studied a substantial amount of combinatorics and probability theory. I could tutor in the areas of rings, fields, and graphs but only at a basic or introductory level.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fundamental part of physics, so I know it very well and have been helping students learn it for a long time. I am qualified to help high schoolers understand Euclidean geometry, and I am secure in my understanding of area, volume, logic, basic proof writing, trigonometry, distance formulae, and the many angle theorems - among other topics. I can also help more advanced students with differential geometry and Riemannian manifolds.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have a Master's degree in physics which focused on quantum mechanics. Most modern branches of physics rely in some way or another on linear algebra, but quantum mechanics especially does since so many problems boil down to finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors or establishing a basis space. I am comfortable with all linear algebra topics including change of basis formulae, diagonalization, Gramm-Schmidt Orthonormalization, quadratic forms, and singular value decomposition.
Logic,

Logic

I have a great love for Boolean and First-Order Predicate Logic. I have studied logic several times in both philosophy and mathematics courses, but most notably, I took a class in college on mathematical logic which concluded with a proof of The Soundness and Completeness Theorem of First-Order Predicate Logic and an in-depth examination of the Incompleteness Theorem of Arithmetic. I can help you understand deductions, argumentation, and model interpretations and extensions. I would need a refresher on model theory, the Compactness Theorem, and LST Theorem before I could tutor graduate-level logic, but I am very comfortable with the material taught in most undergraduate courses.
Physics,

Physics

During the course of study for my Physics Master's Degree, I studied most fields of physics up to and including quantum field theory and relativistic dynamics. I have a very strong understanding of all fields of physics through an undergraduate level (including electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics). In addition, I can tutor in nuclear theory, the Standard Model, and condensed matter and solid state physics at an introductory level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Calculus was invented to solve physics problems, so I understand pre-calculus (the first step on the road towards more advanced topics) very well because I have a Master's in physics. I have tutored high schoolers and college students in pre-calculus for years, so I know how to help students not just learn the information but actually retain it too. I am very comfortable teaching limits, discontinuities, piecewise functions, reading mathematical tables, graphing and graphical interpretations, finding the equations of lines and other polynomials, exponentials, trigonometry, and the formal definition of the derivative.
Probability,

Probability

Because of my master's degree in physics, I have a large amount of practical as well as academic experience with the study of probability and statistics. I also have experience tutoring high school- and college-level statistics, so I am familiar with the topics that are usually covered and the common pitfalls.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is an integral part of both geometry and pre-calculus, which together lay the foundation for mathematical physics. As a result, I understand trigonometry very well. I am extremely well-versed in the uses and interpretations of sine, cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant, and cotangent and all of their inverse functions. I have been using trigonometry and tutoring it for a long time, so I can help students develop a firm hold on the material.
Prealgebra, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Because of my background in physics, I have a large amount of practical mathematical experience and; therefore, I understand the topics covered in Algebra 1 better than almost anything else. More importantly, I have been tutoring high school algebra for a long time and am capable of breaking down the mathematical ideas into simple, manageable pieces. Algebra 1 is the foundation of every math class that comes after it, and I can help students develop a strong foundation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a fundamental building block for calculus, and I understand this material very well. I have been tutoring high schoolers and college students in Algebra 2 for a long time, so I know how to help students get a firm hold of the subject matter. I am very comfortable with polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphing, inverses and composition, factoring polynomials, sequences and series, matrix algebra, and many other topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Because of my Master's Degree in physics, I have a large amount of practical and academic experience with all aspects of calculus through an undergraduate level and beyond. In addition, I have been tutoring AP and college-level calculus for a long time, so I know the material that is covered very well and can help students understand it. I am very comfortable with limits, epsilon-delta proofs, the formal definition of the derivative, Riemann Sums, the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus, Taylor series, vectors, partial derivatives, Jacobians, multiple integrals, and many other topics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Because of my background in physics, I have a deep understanding of many elements of basic chemistry. I am very familiar with stoichiometry, energy levels and electron configurations, patterns and properties in the periodic table, and the fundamentals of laboratory techniques in chemistry. I am not familiar with or comfortable tutoring high-level chemistry (such as physical chemistry or organic chemistry), but I can be of help in lower-level college and high-school chemistry courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fundamental part of physics, so I know it very well and have been helping students learn it for a long time. I am qualified to help high schoolers understand Euclidean geometry, and I am secure in my understanding of area, volume, logic, basic proof writing, trigonometry, distance formulae, and the many angle theorems - among other topics. I can also help more advanced students with differential geometry and Riemannian manifolds.
Physics,

Physics

During the course of study for my Physics Master's Degree, I studied most fields of physics up to and including quantum field theory and relativistic dynamics. I have a very strong understanding of all fields of physics through an undergraduate level (including electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics). In addition, I can tutor in nuclear theory, the Standard Model, and condensed matter and solid state physics at an introductory level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Calculus was invented to solve physics problems, so I understand pre-calculus (the first step on the road towards more advanced topics) very well because I have a Master's in physics. I have tutored high schoolers and college students in pre-calculus for years, so I know how to help students not just learn the information but actually retain it too. I am very comfortable teaching limits, discontinuities, piecewise functions, reading mathematical tables, graphing and graphical interpretations, finding the equations of lines and other polynomials, exponentials, trigonometry, and the formal definition of the derivative.
Writing,

Writing

My Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies trained me to critically interpret texts and clearly express myself in writing. I can help students with these same skills by focusing on good writing habits, proper essay structure, and correct grammar and syntax. I believe in helping students understand what they want to achieve with their writing and helping them use their language to reach that goal so that they can write the best version of their paper that is possible.
English, Prealgebra, Statistics

Other

Philosophy

Philosophy

My background in philosophy focuses primarily on Ancient Philosophy (especially 5th Century Athens and the Hellenistic traditions). I am also well-versed in the philosophy of Locke, Kant, and some 20th century philosophers. I can tutor in most philosophy topics including logic, ethics, metaphysics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of science.

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

Because of my master's degree in physics, I have extensive experience with all topics in physics and astronomy. I am knowledgeable about Newtonian gravity, orbits, basic cosmology, the physics of stars, and special and general relativity.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Because of my background in physics, I have a deep understanding of many elements of basic chemistry. I am very familiar with stoichiometry, energy levels and electron configurations, patterns and properties in the periodic table, and the fundamentals of laboratory techniques in chemistry. I am not familiar with or comfortable tutoring high-level chemistry (such as physical chemistry or organic chemistry), but I can be of help in lower-level college and high-school chemistry courses.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

My background in philosophy focuses primarily on Ancient Philosophy (especially 5th Century Athens and the Hellenistic traditions). I am also well-versed in the philosophy of Locke, Kant, and some 20th century philosophers. I can tutor in most philosophy topics including logic, ethics, metaphysics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of science.
Physics,

Physics

During the course of study for my Physics Master's Degree, I studied most fields of physics up to and including quantum field theory and relativistic dynamics. I have a very strong understanding of all fields of physics through an undergraduate level (including electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics). In addition, I can tutor in nuclear theory, the Standard Model, and condensed matter and solid state physics at an introductory level.
Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Because of my background in physics, I have a large amount of practical mathematical experience and; therefore, I understand the topics covered in Algebra 1 better than almost anything else. More importantly, I have been tutoring high school algebra for a long time and am capable of breaking down the mathematical ideas into simple, manageable pieces. Algebra 1 is the foundation of every math class that comes after it, and I can help students develop a strong foundation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a fundamental building block for calculus, and I understand this material very well. I have been tutoring high schoolers and college students in Algebra 2 for a long time, so I know how to help students get a firm hold of the subject matter. I am very comfortable with polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphing, inverses and composition, factoring polynomials, sequences and series, matrix algebra, and many other topics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Because of my Master's Degree in physics, I have a large amount of practical and academic experience with all aspects of calculus through an undergraduate level and beyond. In addition, I have been tutoring AP and college-level calculus for a long time, so I know the material that is covered very well and can help students understand it. I am very comfortable with limits, epsilon-delta proofs, the formal definition of the derivative, Riemann Sums, the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus, Taylor series, vectors, partial derivatives, Jacobians, multiple integrals, and many other topics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Because of my background in physics, I have a deep understanding of many elements of basic chemistry. I am very familiar with stoichiometry, energy levels and electron configurations, patterns and properties in the periodic table, and the fundamentals of laboratory techniques in chemistry. I am not familiar with or comfortable tutoring high-level chemistry (such as physical chemistry or organic chemistry), but I can be of help in lower-level college and high-school chemistry courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fundamental part of physics, so I know it very well and have been helping students learn it for a long time. I am qualified to help high schoolers understand Euclidean geometry, and I am secure in my understanding of area, volume, logic, basic proof writing, trigonometry, distance formulae, and the many angle theorems - among other topics. I can also help more advanced students with differential geometry and Riemannian manifolds.
Physics,

Physics

During the course of study for my Physics Master's Degree, I studied most fields of physics up to and including quantum field theory and relativistic dynamics. I have a very strong understanding of all fields of physics through an undergraduate level (including electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics). In addition, I can tutor in nuclear theory, the Standard Model, and condensed matter and solid state physics at an introductory level.
Writing,

Writing

My Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies trained me to critically interpret texts and clearly express myself in writing. I can help students with these same skills by focusing on good writing habits, proper essay structure, and correct grammar and syntax. I believe in helping students understand what they want to achieve with their writing and helping them use their language to reach that goal so that they can write the best version of their paper that is possible.
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Reviews

Very Knowledgeable and to the point

I had an excellent experience! Our review sessions cleared up so many of my physics questions in no time. Highly recommend Geoffrey as a college physics tutor

Ingrid, 3 lessons with Geoffrey

Very professional and knowledgeable

Geoffrey is my 16 year old's new Geometry tutor. He is on consistently on time, provided us with an assessment of my son's strengths and weaknesses and provide possible solutions. Great communicator (responds within 30 minutes of our texts or e-mails). My son is excited about his sessions with him and told me that he is learning a lot from Geoffrey.

Fazilet, 8 lessons with Geoffrey

Great First Lesson

Geoffery was great. He helped my son work through solving polynomial equations using the rational root theorem and synthetic division. He took time to answer my son's questions and go over concepts and show him best practices for the problems. I appreciated the positive reinforcement he gave. We have our next lesson booked!

Kristine, 10 lessons with Geoffrey

Knowledgeable, pleasant, and accommodating

My kid has had two physics tutoring sessions so far with Geoffrey, he's pleasant, knows his stuff and has been incredibly accommodating to our schedule. He managed to squeeze in two lessons within a week in order to prep my kid for an exam. Highly recommend Geoffrey for physics.

Nina, 4 lessons with Geoffrey

great tutor

On time and easy to understand. He came to our home and really knew the subject matter. Put my student’s math concerns at ease.

Emily, 8 lessons with Geoffrey

Outstanding tutor

Breakers everything down and makes you understand it by a step by step process rather then loading you up. No accent so you understand him clearly , best in the game .

Grant , 1 lesson with Geoffrey

After 11 years away from math, Geoffrey helped me to a Calculus A+

I strongly recommend tutoring with Geoffrey! I am a career-changer applying to medical school after years in the humanities and social sciences. When I started a recent Calculus course, it had been over a decade since I touched math. Geoffrey was so helpful at filling the gaps in my knowledge and bringing me to conceptual understanding. He really focused on the concepts, with plenty of examples to ensure I got it. He's really got a knack to adapting the speed and depth of his teaching to where you're at, going fast to cover a lot of ground when I kept up and slowing it down when I got stuck. He seemed to figured out pretty quickly what it was I was missing when I didn't understand, even when I couldn't articulate it. In the end, I got an A+ in my Calculus course! I will be returning to Geoffrey when I need help in the future.

Alyssa, 14 lessons with Geoffrey

Friendly and experienced tutor!

Geoffrey was extremely knowledgeable in Calculus and helpful in breaking information down into digestible pieces. I appreciated his willingness to meet me where I'm at and build from there. Great tutor, would definitely recommend him to help tackle Calculus!

Sara, 6 lessons with Geoffrey

Excellent Tutor

Geoffrey was easy to work with. He covered a review and quickly jumped into covering the level I am currently studying in school. He is direct, precise & knowledgeable.

William, 4 lessons with Geoffrey
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