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Allen G.

Physics and Math Tutoring for High School and College Students

Physics and Math Tutoring for High School and College Students

$40/hour

  • 732 hours tutoring

  • Decatur, GA 30033

About Allen


Bio

Tutoring is as much about the student as about the subject and this is why it can be particularly successful. In a face-to-face learning situation the tutor can usually determine the challenges that the student encounters that might not be dealt with the classroom. The goal is to develop the tools for mastering the school subject at hand and to become an independent learner. These tools include self confidence, study skills, focus and motivation. A tutor strongly encourages active learning...

Tutoring is as much about the student as about the subject and this is why it can be particularly successful. In a face-to-face learning situation the tutor can usually determine the challenges that the student encounters that might not be dealt with the classroom. The goal is to develop the tools for mastering the school subject at hand and to become an independent learner. These tools include self confidence, study skills, focus and motivation. A tutor strongly encourages active learning from the student so that she can discover for herself how to master a subject. Above all a tutor enjoys seeing the light come on.

I believe I have the experience and skills for tutoring students of physics and math in high school and introductory courses in college. I was a member of the Physics Faculty at Emory University, where I taught calculus based introductory physics as well as non-calculus based and most physics major and several graduate courses. For three summers I taught a National Science Foundation Institute for high-ability high school students. Other involvement with high school students include teaching a one semester advanced placement physics course at Westminster Schools, being a member of the campus interview and selection committee choosing entering freshman Woodruff scholars at Emory and evaluating physic advanced placement exams for placement in physics courses. I was awarded the Emory Williams Teaching Award in science and mathematics in 1985.

I was in the Physics Department at Emory from 1958 to 1987, rising from Assistant Professor to Professor. I was Departmental Chair for six years.
I was a member of the staff of the Georgia Tech Research Institute as a Senior Research Scientist from 1988 to 1999. In my last years there I was a Division Head.


Education

Davidson College
undergrad
Duke University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 6 miles of Decatur, GA 30033
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/11/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Physics,

Physics

I have a PhD in physics from Duke University and was on the Emory University Physics Department Faculty for 30 years where I taught both undergraduate and graduate courses and did research. I received the Emory Williams Teaching in Science Award.
Algebra 1, SAT Math

Math

Physics,

Physics

I have a PhD in physics from Duke University and was on the Emory University Physics Department Faculty for 30 years where I taught both undergraduate and graduate courses and did research. I received the Emory Williams Teaching in Science Award.
Algebra 1, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Physics,

Physics

I have a PhD in physics from Duke University and was on the Emory University Physics Department Faculty for 30 years where I taught both undergraduate and graduate courses and did research. I received the Emory Williams Teaching in Science Award.
Algebra 1

Science

Physics

Physics

I have a PhD in physics from Duke University and was on the Emory University Physics Department Faculty for 30 years where I taught both undergraduate and graduate courses and did research. I received the Emory Williams Teaching in Science Award.

Summer

Physics,

Physics

I have a PhD in physics from Duke University and was on the Emory University Physics Department Faculty for 30 years where I taught both undergraduate and graduate courses and did research. I received the Emory Williams Teaching in Science Award.
Algebra 1, SAT Math

Test Preparation

MCAT,

MCAT

I taught undergraduate premed physics my whole career at Emory University and continue to tutor students studying that course now. I have tutored two students who were studying for their MCAT. Both gave me high ratings.
SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (304 ratings)
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Reviews

Knowledgeable and patient

He really helped with understanding and confidence in calculus. Helped me to think through steps to get to the answer. I also had him tutor me for AP Physics last year and made an A in the class.

Anne, 35 lessons with Allen

Extremely knowledgeable and caring tutor.

Allen helped my son to understand college algebra and pass the course. My son was very reluctant to work with a tutor but Allen resolved those fears quickly. My son even asked to schedule a second session because Allen was able to help explain math in ways that my son could understand. I would absolutely recommend Allen.

Pam, 2 lessons with Allen

So glad we found Allen!

My son is taking a compressed 6 week precalculus course online. Allen has been able to make the material more understandable and has given my son confidence.

Alisa, 7 lessons with Allen

This tutor knows his stuff and knows how to relate to his students

Allen has been tutoring my son in math for a few sessions and I can already see a big improvement. And not just in grades. Allen has helped my son see that he's smarter than he thinks he is in math. My son had pretty much given up but Allen has him back on track with renewed confidence. Allen came in and immediately related to my son by talking basketball--my son's favorite pastime. This made a connection right away and set the tone for their relationship. I highly recommend Allen for math tutoring.

Sherri, 9 lessons with Allen

A True Professor

Dr. G is an excellent tutor, and his sessions are always helpful. You can tell he loves to teach, and the fact he has a PhD illustrates he has mastery of the material. He is patient and kind, although he won't hesitate to let you know when you are going about problems the wrong way either. He also has an excellent sense of humor, so working with him is always a pleasure.

William, 81 lessons with Allen

Patient, Kind, and Very Knowledgeable Tutor

My daughter had her first session with Dr. G yesterday. She reports that she learned more from him in that time than she'd learned in her HS physics class all week (at a very rigorous prep school). This comes as no surprise because Dr. G's credentials are quite impressive: he's taught at several, prestigious, research universities. I am most impressed, however, with how personable and patient he is with my daughter. Sometimes, extremely accomplished tutors, such as he, can be impatient and, well...condescending; especially when the student is struggling to grasp a concept. Even their body language screams, "Why aren't you getting this?" We know FIRST-HAND, having experienced it twice in our quest for a physics and higher level math tutor. Thankfully, Dr. G IS NOTHING LIKE THAT!!! I was quite pleased when, after the session, my daughter exclaimed, "He's excellent; really explains things well..and, he's soooo patient!!!" I'm confident that Dr. G. will help our daughter overcome her fear of challenging science courses and hopefully, regain her love of the science discipline. Dr. G CERTAINLY LOVES IT, AND IT SHOWS. I do believe, as his wife says, "he would do this for free." And, frankly, he really could charge triple the hourly rate that he does. I am happy that has chosen not to do so and grateful to have found him. I highly recommend this tutor!!

CeWyon, 11 lessons with Allen

Mr G. is the MAN!

I just had three short days to prepare for my final and Allen came through. He was prompt for our meeting, and during the session we covered a ton of info. Needless to say I will be seeing him again, again, and again.

Robert, 1 lesson with Allen
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$40/hour

Allen G.

$40/hour

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Response time: 9 hours