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Jason B.

20 years Electronics Engineer, Experienced Math and Science Tutor

20 years Electronics Engineer, Experienced Math and Science Tutor

$50/hour

  • 792 hours tutoring

  • Bloomington, IN 47403

About Jason


Bio

I have considerable experience effectively tutoring students of various ages in a variety of science and mathematics topics. I have a proven track-record tutoring students both in-person and on-line. In addition to my private tutoring experience, I also have experience tutoring at the local community college.

My love of science started as a young child. As soon as I could read, I consumed everything I could find on almost every subject. I was especially drawn to physics, astronomy, and...

I have considerable experience effectively tutoring students of various ages in a variety of science and mathematics topics. I have a proven track-record tutoring students both in-person and on-line. In addition to my private tutoring experience, I also have experience tutoring at the local community college.

My love of science started as a young child. As soon as I could read, I consumed everything I could find on almost every subject. I was especially drawn to physics, astronomy, and chemistry. My electrical engineering career started at the age of six when I got shocked plugging in the toaster! I received a 50-in-one project kit for my birthday at the age of 11 or 12 and began building circuits and experimenting with oscillators, radio receivers, electromagnets, electrolysis, and optics. I was very interested in high voltage circuits, lasers, and particle accelerators. I soon discovered the wonders of crystal radio receivers and and shortwave broadcasts that could be picked up from around the world merely using simple tuned circuits and long-wire antennas. I took classes on electronics technology during both my Junior and Senior years of high-school as an elective. At university, I completed a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, I worked as an electronics engineer for more than 18 years, developing automated test systems for military avionics.

I never lost my childhood curiosity and love of learning. I am passionate about science, mathematics, and education. I have a long history of "hands-on" experience experimenting, building, and teaching others in a variety of settings. In my professional experience, I repeatedly took on unfamiliar challenges, conquered them, and passed on the resulting knowledge and experience to my colleagues. In my recent roll as a senior level engineer and project leader, I mentored less experienced colleagues in my area of expertise. They went on to become confident productive contributors as a result. I have been tutoring and teaching my own children in science and mathematics for several years at the high-school, middle school, and elementary school levels. When I was in high school, I remember my classmates continually coming to me for explanations of confusing concepts because I had a "knack" for making things clear.

If you find that you are just not "getting it", I can help!

I am comfortable using both Skype and Wyzant's on-line tutoring space. I prefer Wyzant's on-line tutoring space because of it's unique collaborative work-space and drawing tools. In a few instances, I have successfully tutored students over the phone using only an audio connection. In most cases I am willing to look at course materials and homework questions ahead of time to better prepare for the tutoring session. My video tutoring sessions are as close as possible to having me right there in the room with you. I am flexible on methods and will adjust as needed to accommodate technical difficulties or if I find the particular method of communication is not working effectively.

My favorite subjects include: Physics, Astronomy, Linear Electrical Circuit Analysis, Pre-calculus, and Trigonometry.


Education

LeTourneau University - Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering
University of Oklahoma - Physics
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: I may discount my rate for high-school or middle school students on a case-by-case basis.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/21/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is one of the subjects where students often get confused and discouraged. I believe that many of the difficulties are overcome by careful attention to the steps and showing all all of your work. There is a symmetry and pattern to algebra that can be very helpful. I believe that many students who struggle with algebra don't realize that they already intuitively know much of it, but are not able to recognize what they know, because it is written in a "language" that is unfamiliar to them. I can help them to become more comfortable with this new "language" that is the leap from the familiar concrete world of arithmetic to the unfamiliar abstract world of symbolic mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As an engineer and amateur scientist, I use algebra all the time to solve real world problems. I use it to understand circuit designs. I use it to design and build bamboo flutes. I even use algebra to manage our family's finances. I believe having practical applications is very helpful to students who are struggling to understand abstract concepts. I can bring that "real world" example to the tutoring session to help the student "get" it.
Calculus,

Calculus

Other than electrical engineering circuit analysis, calculus is my top tutoring subject. I have a great deal of recent tutoring experience with single variable differential and integral calculus both at the high-school and college level. I can help you through the sometimes rocky road to success in this fascinating, but sometimes confusing subject. If you're struggling, I can help.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry was the first subject in which I remember many of my high-school classmates coming to me for help, even during class. I often would "translate" what the teacher was saying for many in my class who just weren't "getting" it. I found that I had a "knack" for explaining things in ways that other students could more easily understand. This process also helped me gain a more solid grasp on the subject myself.
Geometry,

Geometry

My experience in geometry is directly related to the applications of it in so many other areas of science and mathematics. In electrical and mechanical engineering courses, vector mathematics is used extensively, which draws upon a whole host of geometrical concepts and applies them in multiple practical ways.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is the basis of all understanding of the physical world at its most fundamental level. As an engineer and amateur scientist, I put the concepts of electromagnetism, motion, forces, energy conversion, energy transfer, and optics to practical use in a variety of different ways. The beauty of the mathematics which describes the physical processes in the natural world is something that I am passionate about helping students to grasp and appreciate. Many of the concepts in physics are "variations on a theme" and the same mathematics applies to many very different topics (such as mechanical vibrations and electromagnetic waves or electric circuits and fluid dynamics). Classical Newtonian physics sets the foundation to take the "wild leap" later into the bizarre world of relativity and quantum mechanics, where time and space get "bent" and an electron can be in two places at once (as long as nobody is looking)!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra is the bridge between the familiar world of concrete arithmetic to the more abstract concepts used in algebra. The analogy is that of going from learning the alphabet and spelling words, to sentence structure and complex grammar. Mathematics is a language for describing the physical world in order to understand it and to make predictions or solve problems. I can help students to see that the abstract mathematics that seems so strange is really just a different way of describing things that they already know intuitively because they experience them in the "real world" every day!
Precalculus

Precalculus

This subject is a natural extension of Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. I have used advanced algebra, trigonometry, and calculus in my electronics engineering career as well as in my hobby pursuits and home-brew science projects. I can help students understand the concepts and gain a mastery of the skills necessary to succeed in this subject.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is one of the subjects where students often get confused and discouraged. I believe that many of the difficulties are overcome by careful attention to the steps and showing all all of your work. There is a symmetry and pattern to algebra that can be very helpful. I believe that many students who struggle with algebra don't realize that they already intuitively know much of it, but are not able to recognize what they know, because it is written in a "language" that is unfamiliar to them. I can help them to become more comfortable with this new "language" that is the leap from the familiar concrete world of arithmetic to the unfamiliar abstract world of symbolic mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As an engineer and amateur scientist, I use algebra all the time to solve real world problems. I use it to understand circuit designs. I use it to design and build bamboo flutes. I even use algebra to manage our family's finances. I believe having practical applications is very helpful to students who are struggling to understand abstract concepts. I can bring that "real world" example to the tutoring session to help the student "get" it.
Calculus,

Calculus

Other than electrical engineering circuit analysis, calculus is my top tutoring subject. I have a great deal of recent tutoring experience with single variable differential and integral calculus both at the high-school and college level. I can help you through the sometimes rocky road to success in this fascinating, but sometimes confusing subject. If you're struggling, I can help.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I have a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering as well as 18+ years of experience developing and maintaining automated test systems for the testing of avionics in digital, analog, and radio frequency technologies. I am comfortable with DC and AC linear circuit analysis as well as basic analog and digital circuit design concepts. I have a working comfort level with radio frequency electronics concepts including impedance matching on antennas and transmission lines as well as grounding, shielding, and noise issues. Most of my tutoring experience has been focused on sinusoidal steady state analysis, phasor analysis, transient analysis, complex frequency analysis, as well as Fourier and Laplace transforms applied to these topics.
Geometry,

Geometry

My experience in geometry is directly related to the applications of it in so many other areas of science and mathematics. In electrical and mechanical engineering courses, vector mathematics is used extensively, which draws upon a whole host of geometrical concepts and applies them in multiple practical ways.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is the basis of all understanding of the physical world at its most fundamental level. As an engineer and amateur scientist, I put the concepts of electromagnetism, motion, forces, energy conversion, energy transfer, and optics to practical use in a variety of different ways. The beauty of the mathematics which describes the physical processes in the natural world is something that I am passionate about helping students to grasp and appreciate. Many of the concepts in physics are "variations on a theme" and the same mathematics applies to many very different topics (such as mechanical vibrations and electromagnetic waves or electric circuits and fluid dynamics). Classical Newtonian physics sets the foundation to take the "wild leap" later into the bizarre world of relativity and quantum mechanics, where time and space get "bent" and an electron can be in two places at once (as long as nobody is looking)!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra is the bridge between the familiar world of concrete arithmetic to the more abstract concepts used in algebra. The analogy is that of going from learning the alphabet and spelling words, to sentence structure and complex grammar. Mathematics is a language for describing the physical world in order to understand it and to make predictions or solve problems. I can help students to see that the abstract mathematics that seems so strange is really just a different way of describing things that they already know intuitively because they experience them in the "real world" every day!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

This subject is a natural extension of Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. I have used advanced algebra, trigonometry, and calculus in my electronics engineering career as well as in my hobby pursuits and home-brew science projects. I can help students understand the concepts and gain a mastery of the skills necessary to succeed in this subject.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

It is impossible to overstate just how fundamental trigonometry is to applied mathematics, science, and engineering! Trigonometry is one of my all time favorite subjects not only because I use it all the time, but it's just really, really, cool! Euler's identity has to be the most beautiful, profound, and practically useful mathematical discovery of all time! Come with me and we'll explore this topic together, trust me, it'll be fun!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is one of the subjects where students often get confused and discouraged. I believe that many of the difficulties are overcome by careful attention to the steps and showing all all of your work. There is a symmetry and pattern to algebra that can be very helpful. I believe that many students who struggle with algebra don't realize that they already intuitively know much of it, but are not able to recognize what they know, because it is written in a "language" that is unfamiliar to them. I can help them to become more comfortable with this new "language" that is the leap from the familiar concrete world of arithmetic to the unfamiliar abstract world of symbolic mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As an engineer and amateur scientist, I use algebra all the time to solve real world problems. I use it to understand circuit designs. I use it to design and build bamboo flutes. I even use algebra to manage our family's finances. I believe having practical applications is very helpful to students who are struggling to understand abstract concepts. I can bring that "real world" example to the tutoring session to help the student "get" it.
Calculus,

Calculus

Other than electrical engineering circuit analysis, calculus is my top tutoring subject. I have a great deal of recent tutoring experience with single variable differential and integral calculus both at the high-school and college level. I can help you through the sometimes rocky road to success in this fascinating, but sometimes confusing subject. If you're struggling, I can help.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry was the first subject in which I remember many of my high-school classmates coming to me for help, even during class. I often would "translate" what the teacher was saying for many in my class who just weren't "getting" it. I found that I had a "knack" for explaining things in ways that other students could more easily understand. This process also helped me gain a more solid grasp on the subject myself.
Geometry,

Geometry

My experience in geometry is directly related to the applications of it in so many other areas of science and mathematics. In electrical and mechanical engineering courses, vector mathematics is used extensively, which draws upon a whole host of geometrical concepts and applies them in multiple practical ways.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is the basis of all understanding of the physical world at its most fundamental level. As an engineer and amateur scientist, I put the concepts of electromagnetism, motion, forces, energy conversion, energy transfer, and optics to practical use in a variety of different ways. The beauty of the mathematics which describes the physical processes in the natural world is something that I am passionate about helping students to grasp and appreciate. Many of the concepts in physics are "variations on a theme" and the same mathematics applies to many very different topics (such as mechanical vibrations and electromagnetic waves or electric circuits and fluid dynamics). Classical Newtonian physics sets the foundation to take the "wild leap" later into the bizarre world of relativity and quantum mechanics, where time and space get "bent" and an electron can be in two places at once (as long as nobody is looking)!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra is the bridge between the familiar world of concrete arithmetic to the more abstract concepts used in algebra. The analogy is that of going from learning the alphabet and spelling words, to sentence structure and complex grammar. Mathematics is a language for describing the physical world in order to understand it and to make predictions or solve problems. I can help students to see that the abstract mathematics that seems so strange is really just a different way of describing things that they already know intuitively because they experience them in the "real world" every day!
Precalculus

Precalculus

This subject is a natural extension of Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. I have used advanced algebra, trigonometry, and calculus in my electronics engineering career as well as in my hobby pursuits and home-brew science projects. I can help students understand the concepts and gain a mastery of the skills necessary to succeed in this subject.

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

Astronomy is one of my greatest passions. I consume everything I can find on this fascinating subject. I have a solid conceptual grasp of the relative size scales and distances in our universe, as well as the physics, chemistry, and techniques used by astronomers to understand the composition and behavior of stars, planets and galaxies. I also have a clear understanding of how the discoveries of modern physics (i.e. quantum mechanics and general relativity) have joined the disciplines of chemistry and physics into a powerful tool for understanding the inner workings of stars and galaxies through observational data and theoretical modeling. I especially love telling students about the astronomical distance ladder, stellar life-cycles, and the process of nuclear fusion which forges the all chemical elements from which we ourselves are made within the fiery cores of massive stars!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry was the first subject in which I remember many of my high-school classmates coming to me for help, even during class. I often would "translate" what the teacher was saying for many in my class who just weren't "getting" it. I found that I had a "knack" for explaining things in ways that other students could more easily understand. This process also helped me gain a more solid grasp on the subject myself.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I have a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering as well as 18+ years of experience developing and maintaining automated test systems for the testing of avionics in digital, analog, and radio frequency technologies. I am comfortable with DC and AC linear circuit analysis as well as basic analog and digital circuit design concepts. I have a working comfort level with radio frequency electronics concepts including impedance matching on antennas and transmission lines as well as grounding, shielding, and noise issues. Most of my tutoring experience has been focused on sinusoidal steady state analysis, phasor analysis, transient analysis, complex frequency analysis, as well as Fourier and Laplace transforms applied to these topics.
Physics

Physics

Physics is the basis of all understanding of the physical world at its most fundamental level. As an engineer and amateur scientist, I put the concepts of electromagnetism, motion, forces, energy conversion, energy transfer, and optics to practical use in a variety of different ways. The beauty of the mathematics which describes the physical processes in the natural world is something that I am passionate about helping students to grasp and appreciate. Many of the concepts in physics are "variations on a theme" and the same mathematics applies to many very different topics (such as mechanical vibrations and electromagnetic waves or electric circuits and fluid dynamics). Classical Newtonian physics sets the foundation to take the "wild leap" later into the bizarre world of relativity and quantum mechanics, where time and space get "bent" and an electron can be in two places at once (as long as nobody is looking)!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is one of the subjects where students often get confused and discouraged. I believe that many of the difficulties are overcome by careful attention to the steps and showing all all of your work. There is a symmetry and pattern to algebra that can be very helpful. I believe that many students who struggle with algebra don't realize that they already intuitively know much of it, but are not able to recognize what they know, because it is written in a "language" that is unfamiliar to them. I can help them to become more comfortable with this new "language" that is the leap from the familiar concrete world of arithmetic to the unfamiliar abstract world of symbolic mathematics.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

As an engineer and amateur scientist, I use algebra all the time to solve real world problems. I use it to understand circuit designs. I use it to design and build bamboo flutes. I even use algebra to manage our family's finances. I believe having practical applications is very helpful to students who are struggling to understand abstract concepts. I can bring that "real world" example to the tutoring session to help the student "get" it.
Calculus,

Calculus

Other than electrical engineering circuit analysis, calculus is my top tutoring subject. I have a great deal of recent tutoring experience with single variable differential and integral calculus both at the high-school and college level. I can help you through the sometimes rocky road to success in this fascinating, but sometimes confusing subject. If you're struggling, I can help.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry was the first subject in which I remember many of my high-school classmates coming to me for help, even during class. I often would "translate" what the teacher was saying for many in my class who just weren't "getting" it. I found that I had a "knack" for explaining things in ways that other students could more easily understand. This process also helped me gain a more solid grasp on the subject myself.
Geometry,

Geometry

My experience in geometry is directly related to the applications of it in so many other areas of science and mathematics. In electrical and mechanical engineering courses, vector mathematics is used extensively, which draws upon a whole host of geometrical concepts and applies them in multiple practical ways.
Physics

Physics

Physics is the basis of all understanding of the physical world at its most fundamental level. As an engineer and amateur scientist, I put the concepts of electromagnetism, motion, forces, energy conversion, energy transfer, and optics to practical use in a variety of different ways. The beauty of the mathematics which describes the physical processes in the natural world is something that I am passionate about helping students to grasp and appreciate. Many of the concepts in physics are "variations on a theme" and the same mathematics applies to many very different topics (such as mechanical vibrations and electromagnetic waves or electric circuits and fluid dynamics). Classical Newtonian physics sets the foundation to take the "wild leap" later into the bizarre world of relativity and quantum mechanics, where time and space get "bent" and an electron can be in two places at once (as long as nobody is looking)!

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (258 ratings)
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4 star
(16)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable tutor

Jason is a great tutor. He has helped me understand many different topics in my DC/AC Circuits class. He is able to explain things in a way that makes sense to me.

Laura, 21 lessons with Jason

Adaptive and Creative tutor

Jason is very knowledgeable and talented. He can take complex topics and make them simple for students. He uses an adaptive style of teaching through stories, metaphors and great examples to aid the student’s learning.

Zena, 2 lessons with Jason

Great audio amplifier tutor

Jason helped identify issues with and explain the theory behind a circuit. He helped identify a miscalculated q point and pointed me in another direction. I had a good experience.

Douglas, 1 lesson with Jason

Thorough and Engaged Tutor

I’m sure a tutor is supposed to be engaged, what I mean by the title is that Jason did walk through every single step with my daughter, was patient, and explained everything. He was perfect for our need and I am hopeful to keep working with Jason ongoing. So great to have such a great resource available!

Jen, 1 lesson with Jason

Jason is very knowledgeable, kind and patient with my daughter.

She looks forward to the review time instead of dreading it, thank you very much Jason! She is better prepared for the SAT thanks to you. This darn site requires me to write at least 160 characters and I do wish to submit a great review, thus this final long sentence. Thanks again, Britt

Britt, 9 lessons with Jason

Highly Recommended Chemistry Tutor

Jason teaches me multiple aspects of beginners chemistry- C103. He's worked with me with a wide variety of things such as balancing equations, net ionic equations, finding limiting reactants, excess amounts, converting from grams to moles, and looking at graphs. He goes along with me for each problem and makes sure I understand the problem. He's a very good tutor! Highly recommended

Ally, 23 lessons with Jason

Knowleadgeable and patient tutor

Really helped making things clearer for my son so that he feels confident going into his intro to math cybersecurity quizzes on Thursday. He explained alogirithms which helped greatly.

Joseph, 16 lessons with Jason

Great Tutor

He took the time to explain concepts in simple terms without compromising detail. He's very knowledgeable in electronics and circuit theory. He's my go to from now on!

Shane, 12 lessons with Jason

Helpful and patient

Jason worked with my child on a topic she was struggling with understanding. He taught her a few techniques that helped her simplify the concepts in a way that deepened her understanding.

Sonny, 1 lesson with Jason
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