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Philip W.

Lake Worth, FL

$50/hour

Dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable math and physics tutor.

Background check passed as of 8/18/14
4.9 average from 38 ratings
Very Knowledgeable, Patient and Positive Tutor.
— Jason, West Palm Beach, FL on 11/23/15

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Penn State University
Mathematics

Education

Penn State University (Mathematics)

About Philip

Hello! My name is Philip. I'm excited about the opportunity to assist you in mastering the inherently difficult material in your math or physics course. I love mathematics and seeing the "Eureka!" moments when a student grasps a concept. As a graduate of Penn State with a B.S. Mathematics degree, I will provide you with a thorough knowledge of most branches of the subject. As an experienced tutor, I will offer the techniques, patience and flexibility required to help you master the material as an individual.

During my college studies I tutored fellow students in subjects ranging from geometry and basic algebra to linear algebra and multivariate calculus. I also acted as a supplementary instructor for a Calculus II course. In this capacity I assisted the professor by teaching and reviewing the concepts taught that week. We met twice a week for 2 hours. During my Junior year I voluntarily tutored a high school student in geometry. Since graduating I have tutored an engineer in differential equations in preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. He had previously failed twice, but succeeded after our sessions. I am now actively teaching geometry, algebra, discrete math, AP calculus, ACT preparation, and physics. Of course, I am available to help in other areas too. You can see my qualifications/certifications under the "Tutoring Subjects" tab.

One of my most effective teaching methods is to write problems based upon the student's area of difficulty. I like to start with very basic questions and slowly build up to larger, more interesting problems until the concept is fully grasped and appreciated. Of course, I will not waste time with an already mastered area unless the need for review comes up. If I write problems, I will do it on my own time (I greatly enjoy it anyway!). I also have several supporting materials and am familiar with a host of online resources.

I hope that you've found this brief background informative and that you'll consider me dedicated and experienced enough to be your tutor!
Hello! My name is Philip. I'm excited about the opportunity to assist you in mastering the inherently difficult material in your math or physics course. I love mathematics Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Lake Worth, FL 33463
Background Check: Passed

"Very Knowledgeable, Patient and Positive Tutor."

- Jason, West Palm Beach, FL on 11/23/15

"Great tutor!"

- Delmi, Boynton Beach, FL on 10/25/15

"Perfect AP Calculus Tutor!"

- Kristl, West Palm Beach, FL on 10/8/15

"Great teaching style !"

- Gloria, Lake Worth, FL on 10/2/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
SPSS
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Chess, Football

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I tutored numerous students in Algebra while at Penn State. I have had more experience with this subject than most others and most of my students were successful in surpassing their goals.

Algebra 2

I tutored numerous students in Algebra while at Penn State. I have had more experience with this subject than most others and most of my students were successful in surpassing their goals.

Calculus

I was a supplementary instructor of calculus 2 while at Penn State. Twice per week I met with a group of students to review, answer questions and provide additional materials and insight. Calculus is the bedrock of many higher level maths. I used it often as a vital tool in my undergrad work.

Physics

I tutored two upper level college students in physics last semester. One student was studying Physics I. The other was taking Physics for Scientists and Engineers. The course material for each was challenging. Both showed significant improvement in understanding and both raised their grades.

Penn State University
Mathematics

Education

Penn State University (Mathematics)

Very Knowledgeable, Patient and Positive Tutor. — Philip is a great tutor! He takes the time to review the troubling subjects before the session so he knows exactly had to tackle each concept. During the sessions clear and concise explanations help you through the troubling areas. A++ ...

— Jason, West Palm Beach, FL on 11/23/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Philip will travel within 40 miles of Lake Worth, FL 33463.