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Highly Experienced Physics, SAT Math and Calculus Tutor
Paul F.

680 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $60

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Highly Experienced Physics, SAT Math and Calculus Tutor
Highly Experienced Physics, SAT Math and Calculus Tutor
Paul F.

680 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

680 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Paul


Bio

I look forward to showing you the beauty, elegance and ubiquity of Mathematics and Physics. The study of these subjects is an investment well worth your time and effort because, unlike much of what we see and hear around us, these are basic and eternal truths. The people who came before us discovered these ideas and they deserve our gratitude which we can show by learning the concepts and principles they left for us. We stand on their shoulders and are fortunate to be able to move on to even...

I look forward to showing you the beauty, elegance and ubiquity of Mathematics and Physics. The study of these subjects is an investment well worth your time and effort because, unlike much of what we see and hear around us, these are basic and eternal truths. The people who came before us discovered these ideas and they deserve our gratitude which we can show by learning the concepts and principles they left for us. We stand on their shoulders and are fortunate to be able to move on to even greater levels of progress and understanding which leads to greater prosperity and happiness for us all.

What is unique about my lessons is that I provide one or more of my Summary Sheets about the topic that helps a student more easily RETAIN thru REPETITION what they have learned months [ or years ] after the lesson. It is a page [laminated if in person; emailed if online] summarizing the ideas one must know about the topic and makes it easy to go over the ideas many times after the lesson thus using REPETITION to impart RETENTION. I have created and continually refined nearly all of these sheets over my 15+ years of tutoring and in classroom teaching .
I was an electronics engineer for 35 years. Then I taught High School Calculus, Math and Physics for 10 years. I hold BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY which is the oldest technical college in the U.S.
I have worked in Nuclear Physics and in Silicon Valley for my 35 year engineering career, mostly at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers]. I was on the engineering team that supported the first discovery of Element 106, Seaborgium in 1975. I was also awarded "Best Circuit Design Idea" of 1975 by Electronic Design Magazine; "Phase Locked Loop made from CMOS Quad Ex-Or gate" .
My rate is $60/hour online and $90/hour in person.


Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Electrical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: I charge half the lesson rate for cancellations under 24 hours, BUT allow a free makeup lesson if done within 2 days. No shows are charged for the full lesson.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/16/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus for 10 years in High School in addition to 7 years of tutoring. I also used this Mathematics in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments. I also consulted with many High Tech companies sin Silicon Valley CA.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus for 10 years in High School. I also used this Mathematics in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments. I also consulted with many High Tech companies sin Silicon Valley CA.
Calculus,

Calculus

I taught Calculus for 10 years in High School. I also used Calculus in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 10 years Classroom experience at High School level teaching Geometry or subjects which use and require as a pre-requisite an understanding of Geometry.
Physics,

Physics

Physics Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute I spent 15 years working in Nuclear Physics at atom smashers [particle beam accelerators ] At The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, CA. I was an electronics engineer on the team that supported the discovery of Element 106 of The Periodic Table, Seaborgium. 5 years classroom experience teaching Physics at the High School Level. 6 years experience tutoring Physics for International Baccalaureate Curriculum; Subtopics taught include Mechanics, Waves, Harmonic Motion, Fluid Statics, Atomic Physics, Thermal Physics, Astronomy.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

PreCalculus Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3 of 10 years teaching Pre Calculus at High School level 5 years privately tutoring Pre Calculus 2 year teaching Calculus in the classroom and 5 years privately tutoring Calculus
SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus for 10 years in High School in addition to 7 years of tutoring. I also used this Mathematics in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments. I also consulted with many High Tech companies sin Silicon Valley CA.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus for 10 years in High School. I also used this Mathematics in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments. I also consulted with many High Tech companies sin Silicon Valley CA.
Calculus,

Calculus

I taught Calculus for 10 years in High School. I also used Calculus in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 10 years Classroom experience at High School level teaching Geometry or subjects which use and require as a pre-requisite an understanding of Geometry.
Physics,

Physics

Physics Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute I spent 15 years working in Nuclear Physics at atom smashers [particle beam accelerators ] At The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, CA. I was an electronics engineer on the team that supported the discovery of Element 106 of The Periodic Table, Seaborgium. 5 years classroom experience teaching Physics at the High School Level. 6 years experience tutoring Physics for International Baccalaureate Curriculum; Subtopics taught include Mechanics, Waves, Harmonic Motion, Fluid Statics, Atomic Physics, Thermal Physics, Astronomy.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

PreCalculus Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3 of 10 years teaching Pre Calculus at High School level 5 years privately tutoring Pre Calculus 2 year teaching Calculus in the classroom and 5 years privately tutoring Calculus
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Trigonometry Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 10 years Classroom experience at High School level teaching Trigonometry, Pre Calculus, Physics and Calculus all of which require understanding of Trig.
SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus for 10 years in High School in addition to 7 years of tutoring. I also used this Mathematics in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments. I also consulted with many High Tech companies sin Silicon Valley CA.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus for 10 years in High School. I also used this Mathematics in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments. I also consulted with many High Tech companies sin Silicon Valley CA.
Calculus,

Calculus

I taught Calculus for 10 years in High School. I also used Calculus in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 10 years Classroom experience at High School level teaching Geometry or subjects which use and require as a pre-requisite an understanding of Geometry.
Physics,

Physics

Physics Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute I spent 15 years working in Nuclear Physics at atom smashers [particle beam accelerators ] At The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, CA. I was an electronics engineer on the team that supported the discovery of Element 106 of The Periodic Table, Seaborgium. 5 years classroom experience teaching Physics at the High School Level. 6 years experience tutoring Physics for International Baccalaureate Curriculum; Subtopics taught include Mechanics, Waves, Harmonic Motion, Fluid Statics, Atomic Physics, Thermal Physics, Astronomy.
Precalculus

Precalculus

PreCalculus Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3 of 10 years teaching Pre Calculus at High School level 5 years privately tutoring Pre Calculus 2 year teaching Calculus in the classroom and 5 years privately tutoring Calculus

Science

Physics

Physics

Physics Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute I spent 15 years working in Nuclear Physics at atom smashers [particle beam accelerators ] At The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, CA. I was an electronics engineer on the team that supported the discovery of Element 106 of The Periodic Table, Seaborgium. 5 years classroom experience teaching Physics at the High School Level. 6 years experience tutoring Physics for International Baccalaureate Curriculum; Subtopics taught include Mechanics, Waves, Harmonic Motion, Fluid Statics, Atomic Physics, Thermal Physics, Astronomy.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I am 75 years old and have played chess since I was 10 when my grandmother bought me an ivory chess piece set. I still have that set and those pieces to this very day. I have been a regular at chess clubs wherever I have lived and play online all the time. I have a near 1600 rating and would confine my teaching to beginners with ratings from 800 to 1200.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus for 10 years in High School in addition to 7 years of tutoring. I also used this Mathematics in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments. I also consulted with many High Tech companies sin Silicon Valley CA.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus for 10 years in High School. I also used this Mathematics in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments. I also consulted with many High Tech companies sin Silicon Valley CA.
Calculus,

Calculus

I taught Calculus for 10 years in High School. I also used Calculus in my work as an electronics Engineer for 30+ years. During this time I worked at particle beam accelerators [atom smashers] building equipment to improve and support the physics experiments.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 10 years Classroom experience at High School level teaching Geometry or subjects which use and require as a pre-requisite an understanding of Geometry.
Physics,

Physics

Physics Qualifications BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute I spent 15 years working in Nuclear Physics at atom smashers [particle beam accelerators ] At The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, CA. I was an electronics engineer on the team that supported the discovery of Element 106 of The Periodic Table, Seaborgium. 5 years classroom experience teaching Physics at the High School Level. 6 years experience tutoring Physics for International Baccalaureate Curriculum; Subtopics taught include Mechanics, Waves, Harmonic Motion, Fluid Statics, Atomic Physics, Thermal Physics, Astronomy.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Paul has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 94 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Knowledgeable and friendly

It was a well structured and organized first class. He was well prepared and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge. Gavin enjoyed his first physics session with Mr. Freda.

Vanshika, 4 lessons with Paul

Knowledgable, experienced and patient

I enjoyed working with Paul very much. He taught me a lot and was able to follow my pace for reviewing and learning the material to go faster or slower based on what I needed and understood. He taught me important tips and strategies.

Bev, 2 lessons with Paul

Math

Paul is a great teacher taught my son In SAT prep and my son improved in his understanding of the concepts and the feedback given., he is enthusiastic in his approach to teaching and it’s highly infectious

Rositta, 6 lessons with Paul

Great teacher

He’s great, patient and goes as slow as you need him to. He also makes sure you stay on task. I’ve been using him for the whole school year.

Barbie, 7 lessons with Paul

Knowledgeable, accurate, patient, helpful, absolutely recommend to anyone!!!

My session with Paul went absolutely well throughout the whole session. His notes are accurate and easy to understand. Physics feels much more easier and less stressful to me with Paul’s help. He can answer any questions you have. I would recommend Paul to everyone! Best Tutor ever!

Yuwen, 6 lessons with Paul

Knowledgeable and VERY well prepared tutor.

Paul met with my son Zach this past Saturday and he asked a lot of good, delving questions and was VERY well prepared to react to the answers. I was more than thrilled at his ability and efficiency of covering the material in a short span. Looking forward to other sessions for Zach with Paul F.

Chip, 11 lessons with Paul

Very organized and patient Tutor

I was struggling with College Physics and signed up with Mr.Paul for help. He was very encouraging and really helped me a lot. I took several sessions and he was always well prepared and very organized with the material. His review improved my understanding and I was able to go from struggling to finishing the course with an "A". Thanks Mr. Paul.

Dr.Michael, 10 lessons with Paul

Excellent tutor

Very good! Easy style, friendly, informative. Paul helped my son navigate through difficult problems w ease. His study sheet was indispensable. My son seemed really happy after our first session. Will definitely use again.

Nelly, 1 lesson with Paul

Electronics

Paul is very intelligent and helped with every question I had. I highly recommend Paul with Math, he made it look so easy while I was frustrated trying to solve the problem on my own. Very helpful!

Mike, 1 lesson with Paul
Hourly Rate: $60
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