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Andrew L.

Dedicated tutor of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science

Dedicated tutor of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science

$30/hour

  • 792 hours tutoring

  • Parker, CO 80134

About Andrew


Bio

I am a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's of Science majoring in physics. In addition I minored in both mathematics and computer science. These are subjects I greatly enjoyed and excelled in but I found myself enjoying passing on that knowledge much more than I did learning it. This especially applies to mathematics.

I tutored for all four years at college and I did formal tutoring for the university for two and a half of those years. During that time I acquired...

I am a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's of Science majoring in physics. In addition I minored in both mathematics and computer science. These are subjects I greatly enjoyed and excelled in but I found myself enjoying passing on that knowledge much more than I did learning it. This especially applies to mathematics.

I tutored for all four years at college and I did formal tutoring for the university for two and a half of those years. During that time I acquired more knowledge and understanding of the subjects and students I tutored and I developed a patience that is required to tutor these potentially difficult subjects. I love to see students learn and I love to see a student finally understand something that they didn't before. Passing on my knowledge is one of the greatest gifts I can give in my opinion and it is the way I make positive change in the world. My teaching style revolves around creating fundamental understanding, fixing bad habits and helping students avoid the common pitfalls. I love giving students resources that I create and go out of my way to create those resources for students. I don't believe in the common teaching methods of memorization and doing things like a robot. I want students to think about problems and understand problems on a fundamental level so they can go on and do better in whatever they decide to pursue.

Having extensive experience in mathematics is necessary to do physics with confidence. Calculus and Algebra are the bedrock upon which that foundation is built. I use calculus every day when doing physics problems. Doing calculus has become second nature and I can perform it quickly and efficiently. In addition when I was tutoring physics I also had to teach some of the calculus as well to help students with physics problems. Calculus quickly became the subject I tutored most in college. though I only have two years of tutoring Experience in Calculus it is by far and away the subject I did the most during those two years of formal tutoring I did during my time at university. I had to learn how to teach calculus to a wide variety of students with a wide variety of needs and preferred learning preferences and problem solving styles. I know many different techniques for solving problems and understand that different students will solve problems in different ways.

I am a physicist by trade and physics is the subject I am most passionate about and the subject I have tutored the longest. I tutored physics and chemistry for all four years of my college career slowly increasing the amount of time I spent on those subjects with each passing year. Physics tutoring started informally with my classmates and friends and I moved up to tutoring offered by the physics department, which I did for two and a half years. I pioneered the movement that undergraduate physics majors can do the tutoring for the undergraduate courses rather than relying on the graduate students to do the tutoring. This paradigm shift changed our department for the better and gave opportunities to physics undergraduates to get their feet wet teaching. During that time I tutored all physics courses up through the sophomore/junior level courses. Chemistry tutoring continued informally but was supplemented and improved by my physics courses that delved deeper into some of the theory and details of modern chemistry such as thermodynamics. Physics and chemistry are two subjects that are tightly wound together and understanding one greatly helps understanding of the other and different students I learned respond better to different explanations offered by each of the different subjects.

Computer Science and Programming is a fundamental part to solving more complex physics and math problems and has been a big part of my life since I was very young. It was the subject I wanted to major in before I decide to specialize more in physics and mathematics. However I continued to do computer programming even well into my physics and math career and all throughout my time at university. This culminated in learning how to do computer graphics from scratch via a ray tracer. This was my greatest project I had ever done. A side project i also completed was a Pandora type program that mimicked the way Pandora worked just because I wanted to understand how it worked. Those projects gave me a great deal of experience and helped me learn how to read and diagnose code. This helped greatly when I had to tutor my fellow physics majors in computer programming for their classes. Computer programming was required for physics but most majors were not as experienced as I was so I ended up teaching and tutoring computer science and programming for them so they could pass their computer science and physics classes more easily. Some physics problems are much more easy to solve with a computer program than by hand and as a result I became very effective at reading the code made by a different programmer and helping them diagnose their problems. It was one of the most rewarding experience I ever had teaching my fellow classmates how to program.

I love to teach and tutor other and I love to see students learn. I want to see students succeed and will work with you until you understand whatever you are struggling with. I will remain committed with you for the long haul and will use any resources at my disposal and tailor my teaching methods to your learning style.


Education

Bachelor of Science - Colorado State University
Physics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Rate details: Group Rates: Groups and Families of 3 or fewer students: $30 per hour. Cancellation Policy: Failing to give 1 hour of notice may result in being charged for the full lesson amount.
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  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Parker, CO 80134
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  • Background check passed on 12/20/2017

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Subjects

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I am a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Computer Science has been a helpful piece of all those studies. Math and Physics assignments regularly required the writing of code. I tutored many Physics and Math students in my classes when they needed help writing code for their assignments. I have taken many computer science classes and have experience building Ray Tracers, Song Sorting Algorithms and particle accelerator simulations.
Java

Java

Computer Science has been a helpful piece of all those studies. Math and Physics assignments regularly required the writing of code. Most of that code was Java code due to its ease of use. I tutored many Physics and Math students in my classes when they needed help writing code for their assignments and most of that was also java code. Java was my first programming language and I have deep knowledge of said language.

Corporate Training

Java

Java

Computer Science has been a helpful piece of all those studies. Math and Physics assignments regularly required the writing of code. Most of that code was Java code due to its ease of use. I tutored many Physics and Math students in my classes when they needed help writing code for their assignments and most of that was also java code. Java was my first programming language and I have deep knowledge of said language.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I have a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Physics with a Minor in Mathematics. Elementary Math is very familiar to me and a core part of my mathematical background. I have tutored younger students for 6 months after i graduated college. However I have tutored for 4+ years and did so throughout my entire college career. I also had the Pleasure of working with Young kids when I volunteered for the Little Shop of Physics program for 3.5 years.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelors in Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. All of those fields are incredibly math heavy and require the constant use of Algebra to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Both these subjects use Algebra as as one of the fundamentals. Due to this I am well versed in the topics of Algebra and their practical applications.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II is one of the foundations to those courses. I am required to have a deep understanding based on my background. I have 4+ years of tutoring math and physics and Algebra II as included in that experience. Algebra II was the first subject I started tutoring and have continued tutoring to this day.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics. Both fields at the higher levels require the constant use of calculus to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Calculus and Physics were my most tutored subjects in college for students of all backgrounds, majors and levels.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Geometry is one of my favorite subjects and a subject I pursued heavily while getting my minor in mathematics. Differential Geometry, Complex Analysis and other subjects are all heavily based on geometry and extending it. With my background I have a deep understanding of geometry and how it connects to other subjects. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in mathematics and geometry is one of my strongest subjects.
Physics,

Physics

I have a Bachelor of Physics with Minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. All of these resources are heavily used in physics. While I was in the Physics Department I helped Manage the Teaching Laboratories for the Undergraduate physics students. This required intimate knowledge of the Experiments. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in physics with formal tutoring through the physics department for 2.5 of those years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelor in Physics with a Minor in mathematics and Minor in computer Science. The topics covered within pre-algebra are at the core of all of those subjects and are topics i am intimately familiar with. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience for math and physics and pre-algebra was not an uncommon subject that was requested for our non-major physics students. This was especially true for art, medical and business majors.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have a Bachelors in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. Precalculus is one of the fundamentals fields of mathematics that I know very well and have a solid foundation of. The ideas of Precalculus begin in introductory physics courses and continue when the student is preparing to take calculus. I have 4+ years tutoring physics and calculus and inevitably Precalculus was a subject that regularly needed reinforcing or reviewing because students often forgot those ideas and that would make physics and calculus harder unless it was reviewed.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelors in Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. All of those fields are incredibly math heavy and require the constant use of Algebra to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Both these subjects use Algebra as as one of the fundamentals. Due to this I am well versed in the topics of Algebra and their practical applications.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II is one of the foundations to those courses. I am required to have a deep understanding based on my background. I have 4+ years of tutoring math and physics and Algebra II as included in that experience. Algebra II was the first subject I started tutoring and have continued tutoring to this day.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics. Both fields at the higher levels require the constant use of calculus to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Calculus and Physics were my most tutored subjects in college for students of all backgrounds, majors and levels.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Geometry is one of my favorite subjects and a subject I pursued heavily while getting my minor in mathematics. Differential Geometry, Complex Analysis and other subjects are all heavily based on geometry and extending it. With my background I have a deep understanding of geometry and how it connects to other subjects. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in mathematics and geometry is one of my strongest subjects.
Physics,

Physics

I have a Bachelor of Physics with Minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. All of these resources are heavily used in physics. While I was in the Physics Department I helped Manage the Teaching Laboratories for the Undergraduate physics students. This required intimate knowledge of the Experiments. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in physics with formal tutoring through the physics department for 2.5 of those years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelor in Physics with a Minor in mathematics and Minor in computer Science. The topics covered within pre-algebra are at the core of all of those subjects and are topics i am intimately familiar with. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience for math and physics and pre-algebra was not an uncommon subject that was requested for our non-major physics students. This was especially true for art, medical and business majors.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a Bachelors in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. Precalculus is one of the fundamentals fields of mathematics that I know very well and have a solid foundation of. The ideas of Precalculus begin in introductory physics courses and continue when the student is preparing to take calculus. I have 4+ years tutoring physics and calculus and inevitably Precalculus was a subject that regularly needed reinforcing or reviewing because students often forgot those ideas and that would make physics and calculus harder unless it was reviewed.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trigonometry was arguably one of the most used subjects in those three fields. Trigonometry is at the foundation of mechanics, optics, geometry, ray tracing, graphics, electromagnetism and even quantum mechanics. The study of angles, triangles and circles are hugely important and were one of the subjects that most students struggled with outside of calculus. Other than calculus Trigonometry was my most tutored math subject during my 4+ years of tutoring. This was often in conjunction with the physics or calculus tutoring.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelors in Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. All of those fields are incredibly math heavy and require the constant use of Algebra to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Both these subjects use Algebra as as one of the fundamentals. Due to this I am well versed in the topics of Algebra and their practical applications.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II is one of the foundations to those courses. I am required to have a deep understanding based on my background. I have 4+ years of tutoring math and physics and Algebra II as included in that experience. Algebra II was the first subject I started tutoring and have continued tutoring to this day.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics. Both fields at the higher levels require the constant use of calculus to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Calculus and Physics were my most tutored subjects in college for students of all backgrounds, majors and levels.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Geometry is one of my favorite subjects and a subject I pursued heavily while getting my minor in mathematics. Differential Geometry, Complex Analysis and other subjects are all heavily based on geometry and extending it. With my background I have a deep understanding of geometry and how it connects to other subjects. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in mathematics and geometry is one of my strongest subjects.
Physics,

Physics

I have a Bachelor of Physics with Minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. All of these resources are heavily used in physics. While I was in the Physics Department I helped Manage the Teaching Laboratories for the Undergraduate physics students. This required intimate knowledge of the Experiments. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in physics with formal tutoring through the physics department for 2.5 of those years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelor in Physics with a Minor in mathematics and Minor in computer Science. The topics covered within pre-algebra are at the core of all of those subjects and are topics i am intimately familiar with. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience for math and physics and pre-algebra was not an uncommon subject that was requested for our non-major physics students. This was especially true for art, medical and business majors.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have a Bachelors in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. Precalculus is one of the fundamentals fields of mathematics that I know very well and have a solid foundation of. The ideas of Precalculus begin in introductory physics courses and continue when the student is preparing to take calculus. I have 4+ years tutoring physics and calculus and inevitably Precalculus was a subject that regularly needed reinforcing or reviewing because students often forgot those ideas and that would make physics and calculus harder unless it was reviewed.

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

I have a Bachelors in Physics and basic astronomy was a fundamental subject for the physics major. As part of the physics major we need to understand the fundamentals of astronomy including orbital mechanics, properties of light, special and general relativity and other topics. I have tutored 4+ years of physics and throughout that time I was able to tutor students in astronomy and astrophysics. I also tutored for students who covered relevant topics in other courses.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

As a Bachelor of Physics Physical Science is the first exposure many have with physics. I Volunteered for an organization called Little Shop of Physics which specializes in teaching physical science to young kids through a traveling laboratory that brings simple and fun experiments to kids. As a physicist I have extensive knowledge of the topics discussed in Physical Science as well as some knowledge of chemistry as part of that curriculum. I also have 4+ years of tutoring experience.
Physics

Physics

I have a Bachelor of Physics with Minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. All of these resources are heavily used in physics. While I was in the Physics Department I helped Manage the Teaching Laboratories for the Undergraduate physics students. This required intimate knowledge of the Experiments. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in physics with formal tutoring through the physics department for 2.5 of those years.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelors in Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. All of those fields are incredibly math heavy and require the constant use of Algebra to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Both these subjects use Algebra as as one of the fundamentals. Due to this I am well versed in the topics of Algebra and their practical applications.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II is one of the foundations to those courses. I am required to have a deep understanding based on my background. I have 4+ years of tutoring math and physics and Algebra II as included in that experience. Algebra II was the first subject I started tutoring and have continued tutoring to this day.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics. Both fields at the higher levels require the constant use of calculus to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Calculus and Physics were my most tutored subjects in college for students of all backgrounds, majors and levels.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Geometry is one of my favorite subjects and a subject I pursued heavily while getting my minor in mathematics. Differential Geometry, Complex Analysis and other subjects are all heavily based on geometry and extending it. With my background I have a deep understanding of geometry and how it connects to other subjects. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in mathematics and geometry is one of my strongest subjects.
Physics

Physics

I have a Bachelor of Physics with Minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. All of these resources are heavily used in physics. While I was in the Physics Department I helped Manage the Teaching Laboratories for the Undergraduate physics students. This required intimate knowledge of the Experiments. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in physics with formal tutoring through the physics department for 2.5 of those years.

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Very Patient and Knowledgeable

Andrew is a phenomenal tutor who is both patient and knowledgeable. I am currently receiving help with Precalculus/Trig and his very thorough explanations help tremendously. Andrew also has the patience of a saint and will not judge you whatsoever even if you have a “dumb” question. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor!

Analyn , 6 lessons with Andrew

Awesome Tutor

Andrew is an awesome tutor. My day struggle w/Physics due to their being a substitute for a great portion of her class. He has kept her engaged and made her more confident in this subject area. I believe we are 4 sessions in and I must say he has been doing an amazing job!

Karen, 8 lessons with Andrew

Knowledgeable and very patient!

We are covering friction and force problems right now and covered kinematics already! He has been so patient with helping me understand how to solve the problems. He gives me the opportunity to think on my own and try to answer before walking me through the problems. I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone struggling with understanding the concepts of physics!

Alicia, 26 lessons with Andrew

Very Knowledgeable and patient

Andrew has really shown a great understanding of Algebra 1. His instructions are clear and he is very patient. My daughter is a lot more confident when working on class assignments and completing homework. I highly recommend Andrew to parents whose kids need help with Algebra.

Wilna, 9 lessons with Andrew

Very Proficient Tutor

Andrew is one of the best tutors we have met on Wyzant. His teaching approach is very efficient and after just a few sessions we could see a huge difference in our son's attitude towards high school physics which an intimidating subject prior to meeting Andrew. Thanks!

Aissam, 49 lessons with Andrew

Great explanations and well worth the investment!

Physics for engineers is going at a pace that is faster than lightning right now in my first semester at the university and I am just trying to keep up. I reached out to Andrew for help with a deeper understanding of the concepts, because I cannot learn through memorization. He is the same way and is able to further explain the concepts so that I am able to gain a better foundation to move forward. Very much appreciate the extra effort he is willing to put forth. Looking forward to many (but hopefully for me, not TOO many) more sessions as I move forward toward my nuclear engineering degree. Then, hopefully Quantum. I am confident with Andrew's help, I will be on solid ground and gain the confidence I need to move forward with a greater understanding and solid foundation of the very difficult concepts involved with this level of work. Thanks, Andrew!

Donna, 4 lessons with Andrew

Very Patient and Understanding

Andrew was a very patient tutor, I came into this tutoring session with a lot of confusion of whats going on. After the tutoring session I left with a lot more confidence of what the materiel was about overall I would recommend Andrew. To anyone struggling with physics concept, because Andrew breaks concepts down into simpler and easier to understandable concepts.

Khalid, 15 lessons with Andrew

Knowledgeable tutor

Physics, he thoroughly explains the subject until his student understands the concept of it. He's a great physics teacher to work with, whether a slow or fast learner. He has a positive attitude and is very nice.

My, 16 lessons with Andrew

Patient

Patient. Has worked with dyscalculia before. For the first time in a long time did not come out of the lesson feeling frustrated. Looking forward to future lessons and finally understanding what I need to do

Sarah, 7 lessons with Andrew
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