Ohio University (Physics)
University of Colorado at Boulder (Master's)
University of Alaska Fairbanks (PhD)
I greatly enjoy helping students better understand topics in physics, astronomy, and mathematics. As the holder of three degrees in physics [a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics (with a Concentration in Astronomy) from the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University, a Master of Science degree in Plasma Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Space Physics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks], I have appreciable experience with these subjects.
I have taught physics, astronomy, and/or mathematics courses at Central State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bethune-Cookman University, and Stetson University. I have taught courses in introductory physics (both algebra-based and calculus-based), introductory astronomy, physical science, liberal arts mathematics, college algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus at these institutions. In addition to the experience of working with individual students during office hours, I have served as an actual tutor for a year in Boulder, Colorado and for a semester at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Finally, I note that I taught Earth and Space Science for a year at DeLand High School (in DeLand, Florida).
I believe that these subjects are within the abilities of the vast majority of the students with whom I work. I have worked with students with poor mathematical backgrounds as well as those with excellent mathematical skills who primarily needed help with understanding specific topics in physics. I adjust my approach to the individual student. Both my own experiences as a student and my later work with students through the years have helped me to remember how it is not to know. I consider myself to be a guide to the subjects which I teach and/or tutor as they travel from that state to a mastery of the subject. Mind you, the individual student must put forth effort to gain that mastery. I offer the benefit of my experience in these subject matter.
I am willing to travel to accommodate students. I am willing to discuss appropriate meeting locations with the student. I would prefer to meet students in a public location, such as a library, which is relatively quiet yet still allows us to speak freely. If I meet a student who is a minor at their house, I ask that a parent be present --- for the peace of mind of all involved.
I look forward to working with you to ensure your academic success. I greatly enjoy helping students better understand topics in physics, astronomy, and mathematics. As the holder of three degrees in physics [a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics (with a Concentration in Astronomy) from the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University, a Master of Science degree in Plasma Physics from the University of Colorado at
Fred is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, and very patient tutor. He helped me to understand and comprehend the subject matter and answer any question. Thank you so much Fred!
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