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Emily W.

Physics Major Tutoring Math and Science in Central Florida

Physics Major Tutoring Math and Science in Central Florida

$40/hour

  • 86 hours tutoring

  • Longwood, FL 32750

About Emily


Bio

Hello!
My name is Emily W. and I am a 22 year old recent college graduate, with a B.S. in physics from Boston College. I moved from Massachusetts to central Florida in September to push myself and try something new. My first formal teaching experience began this past summer, 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 Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II,...

Hello!
My name is Emily W. and I am a 22 year old recent college graduate, with a B.S. in physics from Boston College. I moved from Massachusetts to central Florida in September to push myself and try something new. My first formal teaching experience began this past summer, 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 Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, College Algebra, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, with hopes to expand my palette.

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:
SAT: 2040
AP Calculus: 5
AP Chemistry: 5
AP Physics: 4
AP Java: 4
Physics Electives: Special Relativity, High Energy Astrophysics, Plasma Physics
College Maths: Honors Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations

Tutoring is a unique experience where the student is not staring at a chalkboard, spacing out as the teacher explains each concept in an impersonal way. It is not an experience where the student is handed a worksheet and can work in small groups, but is too afraid to admit to fellow classmates that they don't understand the material. A tutor is a mentor, an alternative type of learning, a form of guided independence that is aimed toward understanding and success. It is my goal that after every tutoring session, the student will have mastered something new and feel more confident in school.


Education

Boston College
B.S. Physics

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: $30/hr each for 2 students, $25/hr each for 3 student sessions
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Longwood, FL 32750
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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.
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.
Chemistry

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.
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.
Chemistry

Science

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.
Chemistry

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.
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.
Chemistry

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.

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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, 22 lessons with Emily
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Emily W.

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