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Andrew P.

Brighton, MA

$39/hour

Tutor for engineering and physics-related subjects

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/2/14
4.9 average from 100 ratings
Andrew is GREAT and has a secret love for weather.
— Clair, Minneapolis, MN on 7/30/17

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Mech Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Master's
University of Pennsylvania
PhD

Education

University of Pennsylvania (Mech Engineering)

University of Pennsylvania (Master's)

University of Pennsylvania (PhD)

About Andrew

I have my BSE, MSE, and Ph.D. all in mechanical engineering. I've been a teaching assistant for lots of courses, including Statics and Strength of Materials, fluid mechanics and heat transfer labs, Introduction to Flight (twice), and Theory of Vibrations (twice). My doctorate was in computational fluid mechanics, and I know MATLAB and the C programming languages fairly well. I can help with those kind of upper-level subjects, but also with undergrad-type physics and math subjects.

I grew up in Chestnut Hill and West Newton, Mass. I love to tinker with electronics and cameras. I take infrared and ultraviolet photos, and also thermal infrared photos. I like to read mysteries and fantasy, and I also like history, especially the 17th century. Back To The Future is my favorite movie.
I have my BSE, MSE, and Ph.D. all in mechanical engineering. I've been a teaching assistant for lots of courses, including Statics and Strength of Materials, fluid mechanics and heat transfer labs, Introduction to Flight (twice), and Theory of Vibrations (twice). My doctorate was in computational fluid mechanics, and I know MATLAB and the C Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brighton, MA 02135
Background Check: Passed

"Andrew is GREAT and has a secret love for weather."

- Clair, Minneapolis, MN on 7/30/17
Andrew replied on 8/2/2017

Thanks, Clair! (Note to people with very specialized tutoring needs: I'm super flexible, and I have a pretty wide-ranging math, physics, and engineering background. If you can't find a tutor in a specialized STEM topic, give me a try!)

"Great tutor!"

- Noumon, Duluth, MN on 11/19/17

"Great tutor! Extremely helpful and patient."

- Cordell, Midlothian, VA on 11/15/17

"Fantastic tutor"

- Irina, Brookline, MA on 11/13/17

"Very Knowledgeable and Helpful"

- C.j., Los Angeles, CA on 11/10/17

"Outstanding tutor!!!"

- Brittney, Jamaica Plain, MA on 11/2/17

"Knowledgeable and Helpful"

- Lauren, Wilmington, MA on 10/30/17

"Einstien notation, vectors, etc."

- Sunaro, Boston, MA on 10/29/17

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Vanessa, Tempe, AZ on 10/28/17

"Knowledgeable, friendly, and patient tutor"

- Noor, Somerville, MA on 5/5/17

"Very knowledgeable and patient"

- Betty, Lawrenceville, GA on 9/27/16

"Great tutor"

- Alex, Dayton, OH on 9/27/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Trigonometry
Computer:
MATLAB

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Calculus

I've tutored a number of students in basic calculus with good results. I have a lot of practical experience using calculus (speaking as an engineer), and I have a strong understanding of the underlying concepts.

Chemistry

I'm pretty experienced with physical chemistry and thermodynamics, and I know other things like Lewis structures, trends in the periodic table, etc. from college chemistry. I do not know organic chemistry.

Differential Equations

I've tutored a number of people in this topic already with good results. I have a Ph.D. in fluid mechanics, which is the study of the differential equations governing fluid flow, so I have a lot of practical experience too.

Linear Algebra

As a mechanical engineer, linear algebra is a working tool for me. I have a Ph.D. in computational fluid dynamics, and linear algebra is the mathematical background for solving the systems of equations that arise in most computer simulations.

MATLAB

I've been a MATLAB user since my undergraduate days. I have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, and I have many years of experience using MATLAB to solve problems. I also know quite a bit about how to speed up MATLAB programs by taking advantage of the profiling tools and also by writing MEX files in C.

Mechanical Engineering

I have BSE, MSE, and PhDs in mechanical engineering. My thesis was in computational fluid dynamics. I've been a teaching assistant for statics and strength of materials, fluid and heat transfer labs, introduction to flight (twice), vibrations, and freshman physics.

Physical Science

I know all my basic physics and chemistry. I know the common stumbling blocks for beginning physics students from being a teaching assistant and grader for the summer pre-freshman physics course at U. of Pennsylvania.

Physics

I know all my basic physics. I know the common stumbling blocks for beginning physics students from being a teaching assistant and grader for the summer pre-freshman physics course at U. of Pennsylvania.

Precalculus

I have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. I have a lot of practical experience doing calculus and pre-calc, and a strong understanding of the underlying concepts.

Trigonometry

I have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. I have a lot of practical experience doing trigonometry, usually as part of some other engineering problem (e.g. free body diagrams in statics and dynamics). The essence of trig is going back and forth between the geometry, the algebra, and the various trig identities, and I can help people learn to do that.

University of Pennsylvania
Mech Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Master's
University of Pennsylvania
PhD

Education

University of Pennsylvania (Mech Engineering)

University of Pennsylvania (Master's)

University of Pennsylvania (PhD)

Andrew is GREAT and has a secret love for weather.

Working at a local TV station as a broadcast meteorologist doesn't leave a lot of extra time in my schedule, and the material I study is can be too specific for some...but not for Andrew :) After having graduated years prior, I was nervous about going back to school and taking a master's class that required Calculus I, II, Differential Eqns, Multivariable, and a number of Meteorology prerequisites

— Clair, Minneapolis, MN on 7/30/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $39.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 10 miles of Brighton, MA 02135.