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Lucia L.

Physics: High School and Undergraduate, AP 1,2 and C.

Physics: High School and Undergraduate, AP 1,2 and C.

$115/hour

  • 1,181 hours tutoring

About Lucia


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My many years tutoring and teaching physics have shown me each student finds different aspects challenging. For some it's the math; for many more it's the concepts. I can help students develop approaches that help them grasp the concepts and organize the work so any remaining math isn't daunting. This helps the student improve grades and learn more effectively.

I specialize in tutoring high school and introductory physics and love working with high school and first year college students...

My many years tutoring and teaching physics have shown me each student finds different aspects challenging. For some it's the math; for many more it's the concepts. I can help students develop approaches that help them grasp the concepts and organize the work so any remaining math isn't daunting. This helps the student improve grades and learn more effectively.

I specialize in tutoring high school and introductory physics and love working with high school and first year college students and have helped many taking conceptual, algebra based or calculus based physics including IB Physics or AP Physics. I find it very rewarding when a student experiences the "A ha!" moment and becomes able to solve challenging problems presented in their courses.

Speaking of AP exams: I have collected a sizable number of practice exams for AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C EM and AP Physics C ME. All provide great practice for students prepping for that all important exam.

I have a Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, worked as a Teaching Assistant in grad school at University of Illinois taught at Iowa State University, where I taught fluid mechanics, and aerodynamics. I occasionally do take engineering students and help them with those topics and also with heat transfer; I've also helped former AP Physics C students with statics.

Location: Lisle, Illinois (Next to Naperville)

Hours of operation:
Weekdays: 9 am-9 pm Central Time
Saturday: 9 am-4 pm Central Time.
Sundays: Noon-5 pm Central Time.

I know students schedules are sometimes unpredictable and they may need an occasional appointment outside these times. I do sometimes meet established students outside the posted hours especially in the weeks before finals when a student might have a critical need.

Contact me if you want a friendly, flexible tutor who will explain physics at your level and help you organize your own study sessions to succeed.


Education

I.I.T. Illinois Inst. Tech. B.S.
Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Masters
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
PhD

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  • Hourly Rate: $115
  • Rate details: Groups of 2-4: An additional $10 for each student above 1.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/14/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Homeschool

Physics

Physics

I have over 10 years teaching and tutoring students from high school to graduate level. My specialty is tutoring physics, helping students focus on developing concepts. I also assist with final preparation for AP exams. I have a Mechanical Engineering, M.S. and Ph. D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Math

Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

My BS, MS and PhD are all in Mechanical Engineering. Having concentrated in the 'thermofluids' area, I taught fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and thermodynamics at the undergraduate and graduate level. I especially like enjoy helping undergraduates master these topics. Although I have covered all topics in Mechanical Engineering, I currently limit tutoring in ME to undergraduate fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, aerodynamics, heat transfer and introductory thermodynamics.
Physics

Physics

I have over 10 years teaching and tutoring students from high school to graduate level. My specialty is tutoring physics, helping students focus on developing concepts. I also assist with final preparation for AP exams. I have a Mechanical Engineering, M.S. and Ph. D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

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Physics

Physics

I have over 10 years teaching and tutoring students from high school to graduate level. My specialty is tutoring physics, helping students focus on developing concepts. I also assist with final preparation for AP exams. I have a Mechanical Engineering, M.S. and Ph. D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Science

Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

My BS, MS and PhD are all in Mechanical Engineering. Having concentrated in the 'thermofluids' area, I taught fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and thermodynamics at the undergraduate and graduate level. I especially like enjoy helping undergraduates master these topics. Although I have covered all topics in Mechanical Engineering, I currently limit tutoring in ME to undergraduate fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, aerodynamics, heat transfer and introductory thermodynamics.
Physics

Physics

I have over 10 years teaching and tutoring students from high school to graduate level. My specialty is tutoring physics, helping students focus on developing concepts. I also assist with final preparation for AP exams. I have a Mechanical Engineering, M.S. and Ph. D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

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Physics

Physics

I have over 10 years teaching and tutoring students from high school to graduate level. My specialty is tutoring physics, helping students focus on developing concepts. I also assist with final preparation for AP exams. I have a Mechanical Engineering, M.S. and Ph. D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

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Lucia has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Dr. Lucia taught me so much about AP Physics in just one session. She is very organized and was well prepared for our lesson and really helped me understand the concepts. I plan to continue receiving lessons from her because she was so amazing!

Katalina, 4 lessons with Lucia

great teacher very helpful

Lucia was an excellent teacher I learned a lot and she was extremely patient . I would definitely have her help me with thermodynamics again !

Yash, 2 lessons with Lucia

Excellent resource for this stressed ME student

Lucia broke down some complex topics that I've been struggling with in an undergraduate fluid mechanics class, and explained them to me in ways that finally made sense. She also patiently answered my many (often tangential) questions, and laughed at my nerdy jokes. After a few hours with her I was much more confident about my understanding of the topics and my ability to comfortably face upcoming quizzes and exams. And I was a lot less stressed about trying to tease out the basic structure of a seemingly bewildering subject so I can understand it from the ground up. I'm looking forward to working with her in the future!

Kate, 5 lessons with Lucia

AMAZING AMAZING TUTOR!!!

Ms L tutored my son on AP Physics C Mechanics and AP Physics E&M. She was very knowledgeable, organized and prepared for every session. It is hard to find tutors that are knowledgeable in both areas and so she was a true blessing. We were focused mainly AP exam prep and she was able to answer and clarify any doubts by son had especially while practicing older AP exams . We are so thankful that we found Ms L.

B, 15 lessons with Lucia

Helpful, knowledgeable, and fun!

I was really struggling in my Fluid Mechanics class and Lucia made everything so much more clear; she provided multiple explanations and was very willing to go back to a point that didn't make as much sense to me and help me until I understood it. I highly recommend her.

Tess, 5 lessons with Lucia

Knowlegable about book content

She was really good with understanding where my questions came from. She was able to locate equations and charts I was talking about in a different textbook, and help me understand what I was doing wrong while tying it to textbook material.

Wyatt, 5 lessons with Lucia

Very knowledgeable teacher

My son enjoyed the class. Dr. Lucia is very patient and customizes the classes as per needs. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for Physics teacher.

Sri, 7 lessons with Lucia

Very helpful

Took everything at my pace to make sure I understood the concepts and explained how I could go back and check my work. Very knowledgeable about physics. I'd recommend her to anyone looking to better understand their course work.

Sarah, 1 lesson with Lucia

Great first lesson

My son enjoyed his first lesson with Lucia for AP Physics C. She was very organized and simplified the topic as well as taught him some short cuts to get the answer faster. She has great knowledge about the topic and even gave some extra practice problems to work on. We are looking forward to more lessons with Lucia!

Amy, 7 lessons with Lucia

Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic in teaching

Lucia taught Electromagnetism topic in AP Physics 2 and it was easy for my son to understand and learn the concepts with her tutoring while he missed those topics when taught at school.

Leela, 4 lessons with Lucia
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