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Shawn W.

Lynn Haven, FL

$60/hour

Mathematical physicist

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Background check passed as of 12/22/14
5.0 average from 19 ratings
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— Alejandro, Chicago, IL on 2/19/15

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Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Astrophysics
Florida Atlantic University
PhD

Education

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL (Astrophysics)

Florida Atlantic University (PhD)

About Shawn

In the last seven years I have professionally taught astronomy, calculus, calculus-based physics and privately tutored for physics topics such as algebra, electromagnetism and classical and quantum mechanics. I also have graduate experience in education research and a Ph.D. in physics.

I prefer tutoring more advanced courses, such as calculus, differential equations, linear algebra and physics and helping others develop an appreciation for them as well. Advanced courses are broadly connected with other subjects, which adds to their difficulty but also to their power. And, in my experience, understanding these connections helps to visualize and interpret each assignment. Accordingly, I focus on conceptual understanding over drill-and-kill.

I can typically meet on short notice and have a 12-hour cancellation policy. I am flexible to meet at different locations and advise that the student suggests a meeting location that is sufficiently quiet and that they are comfortable with. However, I regularly hold sessions at the Harold Washington library.

I hope to earn your business and hope that we can learn from each other.
In the last seven years I have professionally taught astronomy, calculus, calculus-based physics and privately tutored for physics topics such as algebra, electromagnetism and classical and quantum mechanics. I also have graduate experience in education research and a Ph.D. in physics.

I prefer tutoring more advanced courses, such as
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Travels within 0 miles of Lynn Haven, FL 32444
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"Great tutor"

- Alejandro, Chicago, IL on 2/19/15

"Great tutor!"

- Jim, Hinsdale, IL on 1/21/15
Science:
Astronomy,
Physics

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Astronomy

I have a B.S. in Space Sciences/Astronomy and Astrophysics and a Ph.D. in gravitational physics. I have professionally taught astronomy at the collegiate level and am an avid sky enthusiast. I have also designed assessment for the astronomy portion of Science Olympiad in south Florida

Calculus

I have a Ph.D. in gravitational/mathematical physics and specifically in analysis on differentiable manifolds and systems of partial differential equations. I have also professionally taught for Calculus II at the collegiate level. Officially, the courses that I've taken involving calculus include Calculus I-II, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Boundary Value Problems and graduate Mathematics for Physicists.

Differential Equations

I have a Ph.D. in physics and specifically in mathematical and gravitational physics for which I commonly employ differential geometry. Newton's and Schrodinger's equations are second-order differential equations which we use to analyze classical and quantum systems. We commonly employ Fourier transformations to analyze quantum systems.

Linear Algebra

I have a Ph.D. in physics and as an undergraduate I took linear algebra/differential equations. Additionally, linear algebra is required for quantum mechanics and symplectic methods in classical mechanics. Whenever I lecture physics, professionally, I ensure to emphasize vectors, their applications and systems of equations.

Physics

My Ph.D. is in Physics. I have also professionally taught Physics I and II at the collegiate level. I have also privately tutored more advanced course (which build on the topics from a typical physics course) such as Classical and Quantum Mechanics, Electrodynamics and Thermodynamics.

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Astrophysics
Florida Atlantic University
PhD

Education

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL (Astrophysics)

Florida Atlantic University (PhD)

Great tutor

Excellent tutor, rapid email respond. He was very patient and he can explain complex subjects in a clear manner. Highly recommended!

— Alejandro, Chicago, IL on 2/19/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shawn will travel within 0 miles of Lynn Haven, FL 32444.