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Robert J.

Saratoga, CA

$60/hour

Dedicated Tutor: Intermediate & Advanced Math, Statistics, and Physics

In-person lessons
1000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/30/17
4.8 average from 319 ratings
Great tutor, always prepared
— Davina, Saratoga, CA on 6/8/11

$60/Hour


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Oklahoma State University
Mechanical Engineeri
Oklahoma State University
Master's
Oklahoma State University
PhD

Education

Oklahoma State University (Mechanical Engineeri)

Oklahoma State University (Master's)

Oklahoma State University (PhD)

About Robert

My goal is to help students succeed in school and encourage them to pursue studies in engineering or science. I have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and extensive practical experience from a career of working in exciting fields such as space satellites and laser weapons. As a result, I am well versed in the mathematics, statistics, and physics disciplines. I have been tutoring with WyzAnt for seven years and have enjoyed it immensely. Some of my students have told me that I was the best tutor they have ever had.

All my students have shown improvement. My personal experience is that when a student is having trouble understanding a subject it is generally because the teaching material is not tailored to their individual learning style. This is not unusual in the classroom because the instructor has many students and does not have the time to focus on the individual. My approach is to identify each student's learning capability and adapt my tutoring to fit their style and needs. During my time with WyzAnt I have assembled significant supplemental learning aids in each subject and typically spend significant time prior to a session further tailoring easy to comprehend material to help my students more readily grasp the topic at hand.

The grade levels of my students has ranged from freshmen in high school to college. Their motivations are quite varied and range from just wanting to pass the course to serious interest in advanced placement and college classes. Consequently, the performance ability and need of each student is different. I have been able to help them all and believe I can help you too.
My goal is to help students succeed in school and encourage them to pursue studies in engineering or science. I have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and extensive practical experience from a career of working in exciting fields such as space satellites and laser weapons. As a result, I am well versed in the mathematics, statistics, and physics Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Saratoga, CA 95070
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor, always prepared"

- Davina, Saratoga, CA on 6/8/11

"Tremendous tutor"

- Danielle, Mountain View, CA on 11/21/16

"Gives helpful and prompt feedback"

- Marie, San Jose, CA on 4/8/14

"Very Clear and Punctual!"

- Kyle, Saratoga, CA on 10/28/12

"Prepares well"

- Wanda, Redwood City, CA on 12/13/09
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Precalculus, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Physics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Calculus

I have extensive experience in applying calculus to real world problems in my career as an engineer. Because of this I came to realize how important it is for my students to gain a firm basis in the subject and have focused upon helping them to achieve this. I supplement my sessions with clear, easy to understand handouts and work with my students to assure they fully grasp the material.

Linear Algebra

I studied linear algebra during my undergraduate studies as a complement to my other math courses: calculus, advanced calculus, and differential equations. Most importantly, linear algebra provided the basis for my area of specialization for my Masters and PhD degrees. My graduate work focused upon control system analysis and required extensive use of the concepts of matrices and linear spaces. I am very well versed in the use of matrix algebra and calculus to manipulate and solve both linear and differential systems of equations. Given my knowledge and experience, I feel very confident to share my knowledge with WyzAnt students.

Physics

Because basic physics is a primary building block in both the engineering and science fields, it is critical that a student has a good foundation in the subject. My background is engineering and I am very enthusiastic about physics and focus upon imparting this enthusiasm and helping my students gain a good knowledge basis on which to build. I also supplement my sessions with clear, yet detailed, handouts to assure their understanding of the more difficult topics.

Statistics

I have been successfully tutoring statistics at both the high school AP and college levels for more than four years. Over this period, I have developed support packets to help my students with probability, binomial distributions, least squares regression, and inference testing. The testing packets include decision charts to help determine which sets of equations to use with confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and inference on two samples.

Oklahoma State University
Mechanical Engineeri
Oklahoma State University
Master's
Oklahoma State University
PhD

Education

Oklahoma State University (Mechanical Engineeri)

Oklahoma State University (Master's)

Oklahoma State University (PhD)

Great tutor, always prepared

Robert is always punctual, always prepared and always encouraging. His explanations are clear and thorough. We particularly appreciate his willingness to stay longer than an hour when more time has been needed to properly cover a topic and, equally, to cut the hour short (and charge accordingly) if everything has been covered. We couldn't ask for better.

— Davina, Saratoga, CA on 6/8/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 10 miles of Saratoga, CA 95070.