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Scott M.

Maysville, KY

$20/hour

Introductory Physics or Algebra I or II tutor

5.0 average from 25 ratings

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University of Louisville
University of Louisville
Master's
University of Kentucky
MEd

Education

University of Louisville

University of Louisville (Master's)

University of Kentucky (MEd)

About Scott

I have taught general physics at both the high school and college level. In all of those experiences, I have tried to put the student first, taking the extra time to try to find the right explanation to make things a bit clearer. It is that attention to individual student needs that makes me a good tutor.

I have also tutored in the past. This was primarily introductory level, algebra-trig based physics courses. During that time, I helped nearly a dozen students who were taking that course as a requirement for entering into the pharmacy program successfully finish their physics courses. During those times, we worked on problems related to their homework or related to concepts that were not clear to them from lecture. For physics courses, I feel that understanding can come from problem solving as this is where the theoretical meets the everyday. Seeing the theory applied to everyday situations can be a big benefit for clarification.

Because of the work I have done in physics, I have also had to maintain a strong math background, giving me the skills to be a successful tutor in math topics, such as algebra. My thoughts here are much as they are in physics - the student will learn best if they are doing more problems than just those for homework. Practice is the key to success in math courses just as in physics or chemistry.
I have taught general physics at both the high school and college level. In all of those experiences, I have tried to put the student first, taking the extra time to try to find the right explanation to make things a bit clearer. It is that attention to individual student needs that makes Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Maysville, KY 41056
Science:
Astronomy,
Chemistry, Physics

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Algebra 1

Algebra 1 generally refers to high school freshman algebra, though some 8th graders have been known to be taking it as well. I use algebra in my physics classes, so that I end up teaching it to some of my students so that they can be successful.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 generally refers to high school junior algebra, though some sophomores and seniors have been known to be taking it as well.

Astronomy

I teach college-level astronomy for non-science majors and have been doing so since 1988.

Physics

Currently I teach algebra/trig and calculus-based physics at the college level and have also taught it at the high school level.

Precalculus

Precalculus generally refers to high school junior and sometimes senior level math.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is generally taken by high school juniors, sometimes sophomores and seniors, depending on their background. I use some trigonometry in my physics classes, so that I end up teaching it to some of my students so that they can be successful.

University of Louisville
University of Louisville
Master's
University of Kentucky
MEd

Education

University of Louisville

University of Louisville (Master's)

University of Kentucky (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Scott will travel within 25 miles of Maysville, KY 41056.