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Devyn S.

Patient and Experienced Ivy League-Educated Physics and Math Tutor

Patient and Experienced Ivy League-Educated Physics and Math Tutor

$50/hour

  • 512 hours tutoring

About Devyn


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I love to learn, and I love to help others learn, too. I especially enjoy helping people learn to tackle math and physics problems. I earned a physics degree and graduated cum laude in three years from an Ivy League school, and I am currently working on my PhD in physics at one of the top ten universities in the country for physics. I specialize in physics education research, so I spend a lot of time thinking about how instructors can make physics more accessible to students. I have been...

I love to learn, and I love to help others learn, too. I especially enjoy helping people learn to tackle math and physics problems. I earned a physics degree and graduated cum laude in three years from an Ivy League school, and I am currently working on my PhD in physics at one of the top ten universities in the country for physics. I specialize in physics education research, so I spend a lot of time thinking about how instructors can make physics more accessible to students. I have been tutoring for over 15 years and helping students with standardized test prep for nine years. My students have improved by an average of 4 points on the ACT and 150 points on the SAT, helping them gain admission to selective schools and earn scholarships. I have three years of experience teaching undergraduate physics lab and discussion sections and have been rated as excellent and outstanding by my students on end-of-semester instructor rating surveys. In both test prep and academic tutoring, I focus on each student's specific needs and help them improve their skills. I shift from brief explanations and examples to guiding students through problems, gradually removing supports until students can solve problems on their own. I pay attention to where students are struggling and offer more instruction and practice in those areas. I am very patient and encouraging, and I try to come up with multiple ways to explain or represent concepts as needed to provide students with multiple possible access points to understanding an idea. Students gain confidence and have fun, too!


Education

University of Pennsylvania
Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Masters
(in progress) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

The first time I took the GRE, I scored an 800 in math and a 710 in verbal. The second time, I scored a 168 in math and a 170 in verbal.

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I earned a 36 on the ACT English section.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students improve their grades and efficiency by helping them improve their study skills. This includes organization and planning, taking notes, studying for and taking tests, and writing essays.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

36 on ACT English in high school
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I earned a 35 on ACT reading taken in high school. 7+ years of experience helping students improve their ACT scores.
English,

English

I earned 5s on the AP English Literature and Language exams and perfect scores on SAT reading, GRE verbal, and ACT English.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I earned a 36 on the ACT English section.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I earned an 800 on the reading section of the SAT.
Grammar, Literature, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned an A in high school algebra at the age of 10.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I earned an A+ in Algebra 2 and have a bachelor's degree in physics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I earned a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and did well in the physics math sequence that continued through Calculus IV.
English,

English

I earned 5s on the AP English Literature and Language exams and perfect scores on SAT reading, GRE verbal, and ACT English.
Geometry,

Geometry

I earned an A in high school Proof Geometry Honors at age 11. I have been tutoring for over 10 years and worked as a physics department tutor and TA in college.
Physics,

Physics

I have a bachelor's degree in physics, cum laude, from an Ivy League school and am currently working on my PhD at a top ten university for physics.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned a 690 on the SAT math section in high school and a 760 on the SAT II math level 2. I also earned a perfect score on the GRE math section. On a more recent SAT practice test, I earned a perfect score on math.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I earned an 800 on the reading section of the SAT.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students improve their grades and efficiency by helping them improve their study skills. This includes organization and planning, taking notes, studying for and taking tests, and writing essays.
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Writing

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

31 on ACT math in high school, and a perfect score on GRE math taken post-college. Four years experience working with students to improve their ACT scores. Bachelor's degree in physics and Master's degree in materials science and engineering.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned an A in high school algebra at the age of 10.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I earned an A+ in Algebra 2 and have a bachelor's degree in physics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I earned a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and did well in the physics math sequence that continued through Calculus IV.
Geometry,

Geometry

I earned an A in high school Proof Geometry Honors at age 11. I have been tutoring for over 10 years and worked as a physics department tutor and TA in college.
Physics,

Physics

I have a bachelor's degree in physics, cum laude, from an Ivy League school and am currently working on my PhD at a top ten university for physics.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned a 690 on the SAT math section in high school and a 760 on the SAT II math level 2. I also earned a perfect score on the GRE math section. On a more recent SAT practice test, I earned a perfect score on math.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I earned an A+ in algebra 2/trig. I also have a bachelor's degree in physics, which involved quite a lot of application of trig concepts.
Prealgebra, Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned an A in high school algebra at the age of 10.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I earned an A+ in Algebra 2 and have a bachelor's degree in physics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I earned a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and did well in the physics math sequence that continued through Calculus IV.
English,

English

I earned 5s on the AP English Literature and Language exams and perfect scores on SAT reading, GRE verbal, and ACT English.
Geometry,

Geometry

I earned an A in high school Proof Geometry Honors at age 11. I have been tutoring for over 10 years and worked as a physics department tutor and TA in college.
Physics,

Physics

I have a bachelor's degree in physics, cum laude, from an Ivy League school and am currently working on my PhD at a top ten university for physics.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students improve their grades and efficiency by helping them improve their study skills. This includes organization and planning, taking notes, studying for and taking tests, and writing essays.
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have helped many students improve their grades and efficiency by helping them improve their study skills. This includes organization and planning, taking notes, studying for and taking tests, and writing essays.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

34 on ACT science taken in high school. Four years of experience helping students improve their ACT scores. Bachelor's degree in physics and master's degree in materials science and engineering.
Physics,

Physics

I have a bachelor's degree in physics, cum laude, from an Ivy League school and am currently working on my PhD at a top ten university for physics.
Physical Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have helped many students improve their grades and efficiency by helping them improve their study skills. This includes organization and planning, taking notes, studying for and taking tests, and writing essays.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned an A in high school algebra at the age of 10.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I earned an A+ in Algebra 2 and have a bachelor's degree in physics.
Calculus,

Calculus

I earned a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and did well in the physics math sequence that continued through Calculus IV.
Geometry,

Geometry

I earned an A in high school Proof Geometry Honors at age 11. I have been tutoring for over 10 years and worked as a physics department tutor and TA in college.
Physics,

Physics

I have a bachelor's degree in physics, cum laude, from an Ivy League school and am currently working on my PhD at a top ten university for physics.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned a 690 on the SAT math section in high school and a 760 on the SAT II math level 2. I also earned a perfect score on the GRE math section. On a more recent SAT practice test, I earned a perfect score on math.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students improve their grades and efficiency by helping them improve their study skills. This includes organization and planning, taking notes, studying for and taking tests, and writing essays.
GED, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

36 on ACT English in high school
ACT Math,

ACT Math

31 on ACT math in high school, and a perfect score on GRE math taken post-college. Four years experience working with students to improve their ACT scores. Bachelor's degree in physics and Master's degree in materials science and engineering.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I earned a 35 on ACT reading taken in high school. 7+ years of experience helping students improve their ACT scores.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

34 on ACT science taken in high school. Four years of experience helping students improve their ACT scores. Bachelor's degree in physics and master's degree in materials science and engineering.
CBEST,

CBEST

I earned a 79 on reading, 76 on math, and 75 on writing for a cumulative score of 230 on the CBEST.
GRE,

GRE

The first time I took the GRE, I scored an 800 in math and a 710 in verbal. The second time, I scored a 168 in math and a 170 in verbal.
PSAT,

PSAT

I earned a PSAT score high enough to qualify as a national merit finalist.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I earned a 690 on the SAT math section in high school and a 760 on the SAT II math level 2. I also earned a perfect score on the GRE math section. On a more recent SAT practice test, I earned a perfect score on math.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I earned an 800 on the reading section of the SAT.
GED, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Best tutor I’ve dealt with on Wyzant

I really enjoyed the lesson! I feel that all of the tips and explanations given for each tip were very well explained and in depth. I really have gotten a good grasp on the material we went over in this meeting!

Kylan, 5 lessons with Devyn

Experienced and personable

I chose Devyn for her experience with the ACT testing. My daughter was concerned about online tutoring. After her first session with Devyn, she is looking forward to the next one. Devyn offered great test taking tips, homework and study material!

Beverly , 6 lessons with Devyn

Positive and patient

Math is hard for me and it takes a couple times till I understand it, Devyn takes the time to explain and makes sure you completely understand it, my confidence in my math abilities has grown so much!

Michelle, 5 lessons with Devyn

Knowledgeable Tutor

Devyn is great. She is a very patient and knowledgeable tutor and I could strongly recommend her to others. My daughter is currently studying physics with Devyn in preparation for the SATs. We feel very fortunate to be working with her.

Brian, 19 lessons with Devyn

exceptional

Devyn explained the concepts very well, she also allowed my son to process his own thoughts out loud which helped him get to the answers. She was patient and very accommodating. We will definitely ask for her help again.

Alma, 3 lessons with Devyn

Very knowledgeable, patient and kind.

I have been working with Devyn throughout this school year and she has helped me tremendously with Physics. She was flexible with making her hours work with my schedule and she was a key component to me receiving an A in Physics. I highly recommend her as a tutor. Thank you Devyn!

Connor, 13 lessons with Devyn

Really helped !

Devyn has been tutoring our daughter through 2 ACTs and will also tutor for upcoming SAT. She's been very helpful, particularly, in reviewing past tests and practice tests that our daughter has taken, and giving tips where she can improve and manage her time better. She has also really helped in reducing our daughter's test taking anxiety by making sure they met regularly and discussing test taking tactics.

Michelle, 8 lessons with Devyn

Connected great with my teenager!!

Devyn is really helping my daughter who has been very frustrated with Geometry. Devyn is patient and explains things in a way that my daughter understands. I am so excited to see my daughters confidence grow after each session with Devyn. Thank you!!

Terri, 12 lessons with Devyn

Patient and very helpful

She is extremely helpful in science and math. She really makes it easier to understand and I have already been doing much better. She also is very helpful in my other classes too.

Silvio, 24 lessons with Devyn
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$50/hour

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Response time: 2 hours