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Stephen K.

Orlando, FL

$40/hour

Physics PhD experienced in teaching undergraduates

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1750+ Hours
5.0 average from 376 ratings
The only tutor that my son has ever been happy about!
— Cindy, Gotha, FL on 1/24/16

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University of Central Florida
Physics
University of Central Florida
PhD

Education

University of Central Florida (Physics)

University of Central Florida (PhD)

About Stephen

Physics and mathematics can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be painful! With over 10 years teaching and tutoring experience in Physical Science, General Physics, and Engineering Physics, I know the many challenges students face. I can help you develop a personalized study plan that will ease your journey to comprehension and successful problem solving.

I emphasize core concepts and definitions, i.e. fundamental ideas. We will work to first understand the nature of the problem, second the physical principles involved, and finally how to arrive at a mathematical solution. Along the way we will gain additional insights and understanding which are often lost in a "formula" based approach.

I enjoy teaching and look forward to those moments when a student's face "lights up" with understanding! I can offer a very flexible schedule to meet your needs and will work with you to develop study methods which facilitates your comprehension of the material. You will find me to be both patient and persistent, with a sincere interest in helping you acquire mastery of your subject.
Physics and mathematics can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be painful! With over 10 years teaching and tutoring experience in Physical Science, General Physics, and Engineering Physics, I know the many challenges students face. I can help you develop a personalized study plan that will ease your journey to comprehension and successful Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Orlando, FL 32835
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"The only tutor that my son has ever been happy about!"

- Cindy, Gotha, FL on 1/24/16

"Outstanding Turor"

- Adam, Orlando, FL on 10/15/17

"Knowledgeable, patient and relatable tutor."

- Sonia, Oviedo, FL on 10/6/17

"Very Helpful"

- Majd, Orlando, FL on 9/26/17

"An terrific tutor which exceptional character"

- Melissa, Orlando, FL on 8/25/17

"He's knowledgeable and very helpful."

- Kinyata, Orlando, FL on 7/11/17

"Granddaughter Excited."

- James, Clermont, FL on 5/24/17

"Extremely knowledgeable and great communicator"

- Lidwien, Windermere, FL on 4/21/17

"Deliverer of knowledge, Builder of confidence......"

- Marlys, Orlando, FL on 1/29/17

"Teen who hates math actually learned!!!"

- Gena, Orlando, FL on 1/22/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Carole, Winter Garden, FL on 12/7/16

"Very detailed and wise about all kinds of problems"

- Jason, Windermere, FL on 9/10/16

"Knowledgeable!"

- Hahna, Winter Park, FL on 8/30/16

"Great professor"

- Homero, Orlando, FL on 6/8/16

"Thorough and Patient!"

- Ameena, Orlando, FL on 2/25/16

"First meet"

- Kristen, Altamonte Springs, FL on 2/16/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Amir, Oviedo, FL on 10/7/15

"Tutoring SAT Math and Reading"

- Leslie, Winter Garden, FL on 9/3/15

"He was knowledgeable and helpful"

- Casey, Arlington, VA on 7/9/15

"Extremely knowledgeable!"

- Aileen, Kissimmee, FL on 6/23/15

"Very impressed with initial session"

- Racheal, Windermere, FL on 2/24/15

"Extra mile!"

- Cassidy, Orlando, FL on 2/20/15

"Good Tutoring Session"

- gypsy, Orlando, FL on 1/29/15

"Very knowledgeable and patient"

- Angela, Ocoee, FL on 1/5/15

"Patient, intelligent and very good at pre-calculus"

- Tracey, Orlando, FL on 10/27/14
English:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading

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ACT Math

The ACT relies primarily on word style problems in a multiple choice format to assess a student's ability to understand precisely what is being asked, and to formulate a correct response. Critical reasoning rather than a demonstration of memorized formulas is what is expected and required for successful completion of the test. I can help you interpret these word style problems, and to then translate that understanding into a mathematical expression that will allow you to select the appropriate response.

ACT Science

The science portion of the ACT places an emphasis on short essay style presentations of subject matter relevant to the possible multiple choice responses. Students are tested not so much on knowledge that they have retained from previous coursework, rather they are tested on their ability to read critically and to extract the information necessary and relevant for an accurate response. I can assist you in developing the reasoning and problem solving skills necessary to successfully and accurately completing these types of multiple choice word problems.

Algebra 1

A firm grasp of the techniques of Algebra I are crucial to any continuation of study in mathematics. I can draw on my own skills, expertise, and experience in tutoring an teaching, to help insure that you not only gain a firm grasp of the subject matter, but also to prepare you for additional levels of study.

Algebra 2

Both Algebra I and Algebra II pave the way for higher studies in mathematics. I can help you reinforce the skills you are seeking to acquire in the classroom and work your way past any troublesome concepts that interfere with your mastery of the material. I will draw on my experiences to help you develop a clear grasp of the material at each step of the way.

Calculus

Calculus is a challenging and diverse subject, which calls heavily on skills acquired in previous study of geometry, trigonometry, and algebra. It is also one of the principal mathematical tools used in physics and engineering. With my PhD in physics, I have had to make extensive use of calculus, both in my own studies as well as my lecture presentations. I can draw on my experience to help you gain proficiency in this often bewildering subject.

Geometry

I have a PhD in Physics with an undergraduate minor in Mathematics, with additional graduate study in Mathematics. 10 yrs experience teaching and tutoring undergraduates.

Physical Science

I hold a PhD in Physics with 10 yrs experience in teaching engineering and non science majors.

Physics

I have a PhD in Physics with 10 years experience teaching and tutoring undergraduate students.

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra is a time to review the fundamental concepts of mathematics and to begin honing the skills necessary to successful mastery of more future math courses. With the skills and knowledge I have gained with over 10 years of tutoring and teaching experience I can help you reinforce the foundation skills you have already acquired and in addition develop an understanding of the concepts and tools essential to mastering Algebra and beyond.

Precalculus

The study of calculus draws heavily on many of the ideas and techniques acquire in geometry, trigonometry, and algebra. I can help you identify those fundamental which are crucial to future success and help you strengthen the core skills and knowledge which are essential for mastering the techniques of calculus.

SAT Math

The SAT tests are designed to assess both a students knowledge as well as the student's ability to reason and analyze. The very nature of these tests can present challenges for students who are not comfortable with the multiple choice testing or word problem format. The test covers a wide range of material, from prealgebra through algebra 2, as well as geometry and trigonometry. Careful attention needs to be paid to the wording of the questions and to distinguish between similar possible answer choices to determine the correct response. I can help you develop the reasoning skill necessary to enhance your ability to find the correct answer and to recognize unsuitable choices in the multiple choice format and to construct clear, well defined solutions.

Trigonometry

My undergraduate degree was a B.S. with a major in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. My graduate degree (PhD) in Physics included additional graduate study in Mathematics as well. 10 yrs experience teaching and tutoring undergraduate students.

University of Central Florida
Physics
University of Central Florida
PhD

Education

University of Central Florida (Physics)

University of Central Florida (PhD)

The only tutor that my son has ever been happy about!

Stephen has done a great job with my son. I look forward to seeing his SAT results in a couple of weeks. I highly recommend Stephen for any math tutoring you may need.

— Cindy, Gotha, FL on 1/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 20 miles of Orlando, FL 32835.