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Ran S.

Olathe, KS

$28/hour

15 years' experience in universities

20+ Hours
4.7 average from 11 ratings
Kind and patient tutor.
— Hamama, Olathe, KS on 11/2/16

$28/Hour


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Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Montana State University
PhD

Education

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Montana State University (PhD)

About Ran

I am a Baker Professor with 15 years' experience in teaching Physics and astronomy at all levels. I also taught some engineering and math.

Choose me as a tutor, and know no fear!

Problem solving in science and technology, and many other subjects, requires rigorous training, and the most fundamental training comes from studying physics.

Alas, most students are so scared of physics that they spend a better part of their time looking for ways to circumvent `physics thinking' and replace it with `equation hunting' and a bunch of other bad habits. That's unfortunate, because physics thinking is so much fun!

Physics phobia runs rampant because of two main reason. First is that the subject has a scary aura. Supposedly only geniuses can comprehend it. Of course, there is nothing further from the truth, but a series of unfortunate events in the history of science brought us this `gift'.

The second reason for physics phobia is that physics is strongly associated with another scary topic, mathematics. Math phobia strongly depends on the history of a person. It is usually the result of cultural stigma and spotty teaching. If you have it - you often also have an image of a scary teacher engraved in your mind.

I learned a lot of pedagogy tools to help me teach, and devised a unique method for teaching students. Now I need a bit of cash on the side due to a family situation, and that's lucky for you!

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I am a Baker Professor with 15 years' experience in teaching Physics and astronomy at all levels. I also taught some engineering and math.

Choose me as a tutor, and know no fear!

Problem solving in science and technology, and many other subjects, requires rigorous training, and the most fundamental training comes from
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

I would charge less for a longer session.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Olathe, KS 66062

"Kind and patient tutor."

- Hamama, Olathe, KS on 11/2/16
Math:
ACT Math, Calculus, Differential Equations,
SAT Math
Science:
Astronomy, Physics
Music:
Piano, Voice (Music)
English:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Hebrew

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

I am a professor of physics and astronomy at Baker University. I teach upper level courses that require ordinary and partial differential equations (ODEs and PDEs). Since there is no PDE course, and the ODE course is offered sporadically, I teach ODEs and PDEs over several semesters in my upper level courses (Electromagnetism, Dynamics, Astrophysics, Quantum Mechanics).

Hebrew

I am a native speaker of Hebrew. I grew up in Israel. I taught Hebrew at Baker University for four years during their intensive inter-term semester (in addition to my main field of physics.)

Physics

I was never scared of physics, for some reason - and over the last 20 years I learned how to help others overcome their fears, and improve their problem solving skills in physics.

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Montana State University
PhD

Education

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Montana State University (PhD)

Kind and patient tutor.

Ran is patient and a mellow teacher who knows his stuff. I think kids feel comfortable in asking him questions which can lead to a better understanding of the subject. I would recommend him for your kid especially if the kid is selective about thing.

— Hamama, Olathe, KS on 11/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $28.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

I would charge less for a longer session.

Travel policy

Ran will travel within 40 miles of Olathe, KS 66062.