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Paul F.

Lake Worth, FL

$50/hour

Highly Experienced Physics and Calculus Math Tutor

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/16/17
4.8 average from 18 ratings
Great experience
— Jaime, West Palm Beach, FL on 12/12/16

$50/Hour


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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Electrical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master's

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Electrical Engineering)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Master's)

About Paul

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 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. You can find these downloadable documents with the link to "Resources" near the bottom of My Profile page; then, to the right click on "Files". I have created and continually refined nearly all of these sheets over my many years of 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 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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

90 minute minimum after first lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lake Worth, FL 33467
Background Check: Passed

"Great experience"

- Jaime, West Palm Beach, FL on 12/12/16

"Great Help!"

- Rachel, Boca Raton, FL on 4/29/17

"Excellent Tutor."

- Reese, Delray Beach, FL on 4/4/17

"patient and thorough"

- Kadie, West Palm Beach, FL on 10/18/16

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

Electrical Engineering

I was an electronics engineer for 35 years after obtaining BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. I won Electronic Design's Best Circuit Design of the Year Award in 1975 and was on the team that supported the discovery of Element 106, Seaborgium in 1976. I now teach and tutor Physics and Mathematics thru Calculus 2.

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 Qualifications
BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
3 years classroom experience teaching Physics at the High School Level.
5 years experience tutoring Physics for International Baccalaureate Curriculum; Subtopics taught include Mechanics, Waves, Harmonic Motion, Fluid Statics, Atomic Physics, Thermal Physics, Astronomy.
I also spent 15 years working in Nuclear Physics at atom smashers [particle beam accelerators in Berkeley]

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 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.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Electrical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master's

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Electrical Engineering)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Master's)

Great experience

I was lucky to find some help for my son. The subject was physics. He responded very fast. And my son received help on a Sat and Sunday via skype. The overall experience was a 4.5 according to my son. It would of been a five star if he was in person. But 5 star for fast convenient service.

— Jaime, West Palm Beach, FL on 12/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

90 minute minimum after first lesson.

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 20 miles of Lake Worth, FL 33467.