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Sean B.

San Diego, CA

$50/hour

Mathematics is my favorite to tutor!

50+ Hours
4.9 average from 39 ratings
Concise and Extremely Knowledgeable
— Roosh, San Diego, CA on 4/22/17

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SUNY at Buffalo (UB)
Physics and Math.
UC San Diego
Enrolled

Education

SUNY at Buffalo (UB) (Physics and Math.)

UC San Diego (Enrolled)

About Sean

I have been tutoring for nearly 10 years, ranging from Adult Basic Education to college-level Physics and Mathematics. I am beginning graduate studies in Physics at UC San Diego in the Fall of 2015. I recently graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with highest honors in Applied Mathematics and Physics. I was chosen as the Outstanding Senior in the Physics Department.

As a child, I was gifted in mathematics, but not much else. I can understand the frustration a student feels when something just does not click in their head. My journey in overcoming my own difficulties in the classroom environment motivates me to share my methods with others like me.

I graduated with a 4.0 in mathematics at my undergraduate institution. From algebra to calculus and differential equations to higher mathematics, I have experience with virtually all undergraduate math courses. I also have experience with mathematical computation, using languages like Python and Mathematica to carry out my research.

I was the Chapter President of the Society of Physics Students at my undergraduate institutions, which required me to organize tutoring services. I have tutored many physics courses. I continue to pursue a Ph.D. in Physics, so I am very knowledgeable about many aspects of the discipline.

I am more than willing to tailor my tutoring services to your needs. Perhaps you are having trouble grasping concepts, working out solutions to problems, or just want your B to become an A, we can create a plan that works for you!
I have been tutoring for nearly 10 years, ranging from Adult Basic Education to college-level Physics and Mathematics. I am beginning graduate studies in Physics at UC San Diego in the Fall of 2015. I recently graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with highest honors in Applied Mathematics and Physics. I was chosen as the Outstanding Senior in the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Rates may vary based on the subject to be tutored and the preparation desired before the tutoring session. For short notice tutoring, I generally charge based on how soon tutoring is desired.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of San Diego, CA 92122

"Concise and Extremely Knowledgeable"

- Roosh, San Diego, CA on 4/22/17

"Patient and Understanding"

- Georgia, San Diego, CA on 12/26/16

"Excellent Math tutor"

- Janny, San Diego, CA on 12/12/16

"Awesome!"

- Melissa, Encinitas, CA on 8/1/16

"Knowledgeable. Offers good explanations."

- Roberta, San Diego, CA on 9/10/15

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Erin, Escondido, CA on 7/6/15

"Knowledgeable & committed tutor"

- Courtney, Tulsa, OK on 6/24/15

"Great teacher"

- Lisa, Grand Island, NY on 6/18/15

"Great teaching, and letting me hit the buttons. Sean did not take over and solve my issues, he showed me how to do it myself!"

- Pat, Buffalo, NY on 6/17/15
Math:
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
GED, Geometry, GRE,
Linear Algebra,
Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Calculus

I have completed the entire undergraduate calculus sequence, along with a multivariable calculus course. I received A's in all of the courses. Literally, I apply calculus daily to my physics education and research.

Differential Equations

Differential Equations are at the heart of many topics in Physics, so as a Physics student I am very familiar with them. I have taken courses in Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations. Also, I have taken two Mathematical Physics courses, which covered many topics in Differential Equations. I have experience solving such systems numerically, too.

General Computer

I use multiple computers in my daily life. I prefer my MacBook Pro, but have a laptop that runs Ubuntu and Windows 7 and 10. I am also a Raspberry Pi hobbyist, so I know a great deal about Linux. I can also assist in integrating your other devices with your computer (e.g. iPhone, iPad, etc.).

GRE

I have received a perfect score on the quantitative section of the GRE (170), and 160 on the verbal section. I also have taken the Physics GRE. I received a score of 880 (out of 990), placing me in the 83 percentile.

Linear Algebra

I received an A in college-level Linear Algebra. I also use it quite often in application, because Physics relies on the techniques heavily (e.g. eigenvalues, systems of equations, etc.). I can assist in learning the subject from a mathematical point of view and from the its applications in science.

Macintosh

I have been a Mac user since 2012. I have integrated many Apple products into my life, using them in conjunction with my Mac OS: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Time Capsule, and Apple TV. I also have experience with all of the native application on a Mac OS, including using the Terminal application for more advanced work.

Mathematica

I have used Mathematica for 2+ years of research in Physics. I mainly use it for its ability to numerically solve coupled differential equations. I also have experience with plotting techniques necessary for extrapolating information from numerical data in Mathematica. These techniques were essential in creating figures for my publications in Physics.

Physics

I have a BS in Physics, graduating with highest honors. I am currently a graduate student in Physics, working toward a Ph.D. I have tutored college-level Physics since 2012.

Trigonometry

I have tutoring experience with trigonometry as its own subject. I also introduce the application of trigonometry in physics and calculus tutoring. I am capable of tutoring beginner to advanced trigonometry.

SUNY at Buffalo (UB)
Physics and Math.
UC San Diego
Enrolled

Education

SUNY at Buffalo (UB) (Physics and Math.)

UC San Diego (Enrolled)

Concise and Extremely Knowledgeable

I have a Differential Equations midterm this week and I came to Sean with a pretty difficult task. Knowing nothing of the subject I asked him to help me learn the material required to pass the midterm. Sean was able to start from scratch and quickly go through everything I needed with ease. Can't recommend his teaching style enough!

— Roosh, San Diego, CA on 4/22/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Rates may vary based on the subject to be tutored and the preparation desired before the tutoring session. For short notice tutoring, I generally charge based on how soon tutoring is desired.

Travel policy

Sean will travel within 30 miles of San Diego, CA 92122.