Calculus and Physics Specialist! 18 years experience

Jeff R.
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Calculus and Physics Specialist! 18 years experience

Jeff R.
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## Teaches how to succeed!!

Dionne, 17 lessons with JeffMy high school daughter has had difficulty with math since elementary school. She has had many tutors, but has been the most successful with Jeff. In addition to tutoring the student the principles and mechanics of math, he truly gets to know the student and what other factors may be inhibiting the student's success. For example, Jeff discovered my daughter had test anxiety and helped her work through that issue. Her math grade improved 2 whole points!! She actually looked forward to her...

I enjoy making math and science more fun and understandable for middle school, high school, and college students. I graduated in spring '08 with a BS in Physics and Math and in spring '10 with a Master's in Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. I was the physics department tutor and supplemental instructor in college for three and a half years and am currently working as a controls engineer. As of January 2019, I now have 14 years of tutoring experience!

I have not always been very...

Physics

Masters

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GMAT,
GRE,
Macroeconomics,
Microeconomics,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word

AutoCAD,
#### AutoCAD

In my position as an engineer, I regularly create and modify AutoCad drawings. The software that I am most comfortable with is AutoCAD LT 2008 and am familiar with most 2D commands. I have also used SolidWorks and ProEngineer and have about the same level of proficiency in all of those software programs.

Mathematica,
#### Mathematica

I have had several courses in Mathematica while completing my Physics and Engineering degrees. I have used it to do everything from making graphs and animations, to solving differential equations using the finite difference method. I am very fluent in using the visualization capabilities of the program as well as writing iterative code to use computational methods to solve advanced math problems.

General Computer,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
General Computer,
German,
GMAT,
Macroeconomics,
Microeconomics,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word,
Statistics

Study Skills,
#### Study Skills

I was trained as a Study Skills teacher during my employment at a tutoring center and have helped many students with this subject. I have material and curricula picked out to utilize in lessons to help students become more efficient learners. I can help them become more organized, prepare for tests, manage test anxiety, prioritize, and develop time management skills.

Elementary Math,
Elementary Science
ACT English

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have helped many students with all levels of college math, including Algebra 2.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have been tutoring calculus for ten years and the majority of my recent students were in calculus or calc 2.

Study Skills,
#### Study Skills

I was trained as a Study Skills teacher during my employment at a tutoring center and have helped many students with this subject. I have material and curricula picked out to utilize in lessons to help students become more efficient learners. I can help them become more organized, prepare for tests, manage test anxiety, prioritize, and develop time management skills.

Algebra 1,
Biology,
Chemistry,
Geometry,
Macroeconomics,
Microeconomics,
Physics,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics
German

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have helped many students with all levels of college math, including Algebra 2.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have been tutoring calculus for ten years and the majority of my recent students were in calculus or calc 2.

Differential Equations,
#### Differential Equations

I took Differential Equations when earning my Physics degree and have helped several students with the class since then. I have also revisited many of the concepts in my advanced physics and engineering classes so I have a thorough knowledge of the material and its applications.

Discrete Math,
#### Discrete Math

I completed a discrete mathematics course at Washburn as part of my undergraduate mathematics minor. I took the class in the spring of 2006. I have helped several students with the course since then and have revisited many of the concepts in my further studies.

Linear Algebra,
#### Linear Algebra

I took Linear Algebra while completing my Physics degree for credit towards a Math minor. I have used the material several times since then in my advanced Physics and Engineering courses and have tutored the subject a couple times as well.

Mathematica,
#### Mathematica

I have had several courses in Mathematica while completing my Physics and Engineering degrees. I have used it to do everything from making graphs and animations, to solving differential equations using the finite difference method. I am very fluent in using the visualization capabilities of the program as well as writing iterative code to use computational methods to solve advanced math problems.

ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Geometry,
Mechanical Engineering,
Physics,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability,
SAT Math,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have helped many students with all levels of college math, including Algebra 2.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have been tutoring calculus for ten years and the majority of my recent students were in calculus or calc 2.

Study Skills,
#### Study Skills

I was trained as a Study Skills teacher during my employment at a tutoring center and have helped many students with this subject. I have material and curricula picked out to utilize in lessons to help students become more efficient learners. I can help them become more organized, prepare for tests, manage test anxiety, prioritize, and develop time management skills.

Algebra 1,
Biology,
Chemistry,
Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Statistics
ACT Science,
Astronomy,
Biology,
Chemistry,
Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science,
Physics

Study Skills
#### Study Skills

I was trained as a Study Skills teacher during my employment at a tutoring center and have helped many students with this subject. I have material and curricula picked out to utilize in lessons to help students become more efficient learners. I can help them become more organized, prepare for tests, manage test anxiety, prioritize, and develop time management skills.

Cooking,
#### Cooking

I have taught myself many cooking skills and as with any hobby continue to expand my skill set. I am particularly good at grilling and smoking not just meat, but vegetables as well. I have also started growing most of our own food because the end product is only as good as the ingredients and the best way to assure quality ingredients is to grow it yourself. I am starting to do cheese making and canning as well.

Football
#### Football

I received a full-ride scholarship to Washburn University for football where I was an All-Conference Offensive Lineman. I started three of my four years there, we participated in the Division 2 national playoffs twice and won our conference once in those four years.

ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
GED,
GMAT,
GRE,
SAT Math

## First session

My son liked his first session and feels like Jeff helped him figure out problems he’s been missing on his last couple exams. He made the comment that Jeff did a great job explaining things and breaking them down in a way he could understand. Looking forward to continuing the tutoring!

Ryan, 3 lessons with Jeff

## Explains topics very effectively, patient, highly knowledgeable!

I highly recommend tutor Jeff! I was struggling in trigonometry this past semester and I knew I needed individualized help. Mathematics has always been my strongest subject, so I was very frustrated when I couldn’t make the connections in trigonometry. Jeff is worth his weight in gold for his ability to explain complex concepts both clearly and effectively. One of the things I struggle with most about math is, that math professors like to skip steps and do certain parts of a problem in their heads. This makes it very difficult to follow their train of thought during lectures. Jeff was able to fill these “wholes” in my understanding, so I too could follow the trigonometric logic. Jeff can also tell when you don’t fully understand his explanation, so he will say things in different ways until you get it! Jeff is very patient and not too quick to alter your train of thought (unless you made a math error), but he shows you how he “thinks” through the problem so that you can apply the same methods to other problems. I was able to pass trigonometry with an A in the course, and I never would have achieved this level of understanding without Jeff’s help. I was able to utilize the concepts Jeff taught me and apply these on my homework and during exams. As an engineering student, I will definitely keep Jeff in mind for individualized help as I enroll in more difficult courses like calculus and physics.

Caylee, 9 lessons with Jeff

## Great tips for memorization issues

My daughter was having a hard time memorizing so much for her college chemistry class. Jeff gave her some great tips on how to help with that. He was also very prompt in responding to every email I sent and was right on time for tutoring sessions. Great tutor.

Lealey, 1 lesson with Jeff

## Great Calculus II (Engineering Calc) tutor

Math 126 - Calculus 3 - Great preparation for Spring 2018 final. Easy to communicate with and very prepared. Thank you. If I struggle next Fall, will definitely be calling on you again!

Kim, 17 lessons with Jeff

## Excellent

Teaches my daughter in a way that she actually understands it! Gives her the confidence to keep trying and not drop the class out of fear she won’t pass. Highly recommend him!!

Katie , 9 lessons with Jeff

## Nothing but exceptional work

Shows exceptional work in evaluating student and teaching in a way the student will learn most efficiently. Provides thorough step by step analyzation of problem solving skills along with the methods and techniques needed to confidently approach an exam during and before a test.

Alex, 4 lessons with Jeff

## Jeff is truly a confidence-builder!

I cannot say thanks enough for Jeff's help with my son. He has helped improve his confidence tremendously. Jeff seems to know how to motivate students and has often worked my son into an already busy schedule. He has truly my son become more engaged in his college path. Thank you, Jeff!!!

Taylor, 11 lessons with Jeff

## Great tutor!

Jeff is a great calculus teacher. He explains concepts well and makes calculus seem fun. I definitely wouldn't have gotten through the semester without him.

Taylor, 27 lessons with Jeff

## Excellent Tutor for Chemistry and Calculus

Jeff really helped me in Chemistry and Calculus this semester! I highly recommend him and will use him in the future if necessary!

Spencer, 21 lessons with Jeff