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Physics Major Tutoring Math and Science in Central Florida
Emily W.

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Physics Major Tutoring Math and Science in Central Florida
Physics Major Tutoring Math and Science in Central Florida
Emily W.

558 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

558 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Emily


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Hello!
My name is Emily W. and I am a 26 year old college graduate with a physics degree from Boston College. I moved from Massachusetts to central Florida in September 2017 to push myself and try something new. My first formal teaching experience began summer 2017, as I taught Applied Physics at the Exploration School at Yale University, a boarding school for mainly international high school students. Since moving to Florida, I have so far tutored all math subjects from middle school math up...

Hello!
My name is Emily W. and I am a 26 year old college graduate with a physics degree from Boston College. I moved from Massachusetts to central Florida in September 2017 to push myself and try something new. My first formal teaching experience began summer 2017, as I taught Applied Physics at the Exploration School at Yale University, a boarding school for mainly international high school students. Since moving to Florida, I have so far tutored all math subjects from middle school math up to college multivariable calculus, and sciences including high school and college physics, high school and college chemistry, biology, and environmental science. Other topics I have tutored include GED prep, SAT prep (subject and general), ACT prep, and saxophone.

Tutoring is an exciting occupation because every opportunity is totally new, even when teaching the same subject. It is a reward and a challenge to come up with new ways to explain the same topics because every student learns differently. The most rewarding part of any tutoring session is the "Aha" moment where the student finally understands a difficult topic. A teacher in a classroom must teach topics broadly to try to appeal to as many students as possible, but this approach instead leaves most students partially understanding instead of fully understanding. The job of a tutor is to bridge that gap and create full understanding through personalized lessons while making personal connections to the student.

As a tutor, I would expect students to encounter challenging material, to be perplexed, and to be amazed when they realize how much they can achieve on their own.

Math/Science-Related Test Scores:
GRE Math: 163
AP Calculus: 5
AP Chemistry: 5
AP Physics: 4
AP Java: 4
Physics Electives: Special Relativity, High Energy Astrophysics, Plasma Physics
College Maths: Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations


Education

Boston College
B.S. Physics

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My experience with Algebra I currently includes tutoring 2 students in the course, one enrolled in FLVS and one attending physical classes. Algebra I is one of the most important high school math courses because it is most applicable to real world situations such as calculating finances, economic growth, and business profit versus expenses. This is the stage of high school math where the student must transfer from concrete learning to conceptual application, a transition pivotal to future success.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

My current experience tutoring Algebra II includes one sophomore high school student for 4 months. My supplemental materials included writing study guides and practice exams to help her prepare for tests and better understand the in-class material.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

High school level chemistry, AP chemistry, and college level chemistry 1 and 2
Geometry,

Geometry

My current experience in geometry includes tutoring one freshmen high school student in this course. The position also includes creating example problems and step by step solutions for difficult topics.
Physics

Physics

My current experience in teaching physics includes a 3 week teaching position for the Exploration School at Yale University in the summer 2017, plus a position currently tutoring college introductory physics. At Boston College I earned an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Physics including taking the electives High Energy Astrophysics, Special Relativity, and Plasma Physics.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My experience with Algebra I currently includes tutoring 2 students in the course, one enrolled in FLVS and one attending physical classes. Algebra I is one of the most important high school math courses because it is most applicable to real world situations such as calculating finances, economic growth, and business profit versus expenses. This is the stage of high school math where the student must transfer from concrete learning to conceptual application, a transition pivotal to future success.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

My current experience tutoring Algebra II includes one sophomore high school student for 4 months. My supplemental materials included writing study guides and practice exams to help her prepare for tests and better understand the in-class material.
Geometry,

Geometry

My current experience in geometry includes tutoring one freshmen high school student in this course. The position also includes creating example problems and step by step solutions for difficult topics.
Physics

Physics

My current experience in teaching physics includes a 3 week teaching position for the Exploration School at Yale University in the summer 2017, plus a position currently tutoring college introductory physics. At Boston College I earned an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Physics including taking the electives High Energy Astrophysics, Special Relativity, and Plasma Physics.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My experience with Algebra I currently includes tutoring 2 students in the course, one enrolled in FLVS and one attending physical classes. Algebra I is one of the most important high school math courses because it is most applicable to real world situations such as calculating finances, economic growth, and business profit versus expenses. This is the stage of high school math where the student must transfer from concrete learning to conceptual application, a transition pivotal to future success.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

My current experience tutoring Algebra II includes one sophomore high school student for 4 months. My supplemental materials included writing study guides and practice exams to help her prepare for tests and better understand the in-class material.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

High school level chemistry, AP chemistry, and college level chemistry 1 and 2
Geometry,

Geometry

My current experience in geometry includes tutoring one freshmen high school student in this course. The position also includes creating example problems and step by step solutions for difficult topics.
Physics

Physics

My current experience in teaching physics includes a 3 week teaching position for the Exploration School at Yale University in the summer 2017, plus a position currently tutoring college introductory physics. At Boston College I earned an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Physics including taking the electives High Energy Astrophysics, Special Relativity, and Plasma Physics.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

High school level chemistry, AP chemistry, and college level chemistry 1 and 2
Physics

Physics

My current experience in teaching physics includes a 3 week teaching position for the Exploration School at Yale University in the summer 2017, plus a position currently tutoring college introductory physics. At Boston College I earned an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Physics including taking the electives High Energy Astrophysics, Special Relativity, and Plasma Physics.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My experience with Algebra I currently includes tutoring 2 students in the course, one enrolled in FLVS and one attending physical classes. Algebra I is one of the most important high school math courses because it is most applicable to real world situations such as calculating finances, economic growth, and business profit versus expenses. This is the stage of high school math where the student must transfer from concrete learning to conceptual application, a transition pivotal to future success.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

My current experience tutoring Algebra II includes one sophomore high school student for 4 months. My supplemental materials included writing study guides and practice exams to help her prepare for tests and better understand the in-class material.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

High school level chemistry, AP chemistry, and college level chemistry 1 and 2
GED,

GED

My current experience in tutoring GED prep includes preparing 2 students for their GED exams. One student was of high school age and one was a working adult wanting to finish school. The most important aspects of GED test prep are being prepared for a timed test and being able to understand the types of questions that will be asked, including knowledge of how to approach these types of problems.
Geometry,

Geometry

My current experience in geometry includes tutoring one freshmen high school student in this course. The position also includes creating example problems and step by step solutions for difficult topics.
Physics

Physics

My current experience in teaching physics includes a 3 week teaching position for the Exploration School at Yale University in the summer 2017, plus a position currently tutoring college introductory physics. At Boston College I earned an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Physics including taking the electives High Energy Astrophysics, Special Relativity, and Plasma Physics.

Test Preparation

GED

GED

My current experience in tutoring GED prep includes preparing 2 students for their GED exams. One student was of high school age and one was a working adult wanting to finish school. The most important aspects of GED test prep are being prepared for a timed test and being able to understand the types of questions that will be asked, including knowledge of how to approach these types of problems.

Examples of Expertise


Emily has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 88 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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patient, engaging, and fun

Emily helped my daughter with her Algebra I in a fun and engaging manner. She worked the problems out with my daughter one by one. My daughter was able to understand her mistakes and fix them.

Laura, 16 lessons with Emily

Knowledgeable and patient

Math, algebra graphs, equations and more. Complete home work tasks and test preparation for sophomore college level I would highly recommend here for help with math

Steven, 22 lessons with Emily

Great tutor!

Emily is very helpful with my college physics class. She breaks down the problems, and explains step by step. I recommend!

Gedenir, 32 lessons with Emily

Excellent Teacher

She did a great job walking through how to approach the problems and it reflected on the final exam I took today. Definite recommend.

Matthew, 1 lesson with Emily

Amazing AP Physics tutor

Emily was able to get my son caught up on multiple lessons of AP physics in an hour! She knew exactly how to guide him and he felt very confident in what he was doing following her session. Highly recommend!

Denise, 7 lessons with Emily

Excellent tutor!

Emily was knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. She prepared for the session ahead of time and provided additional examples which reinforced the material well.

Michael, 34 lessons with Emily
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