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Patricia E.

Cambridge, MA

$40/hour

BU Math & Physics Tutor

3.3 average from 3 ratings
Very patient and helpful
— Maria, Boston, MA on 10/23/14

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The University of Kansas (KU), Physics
Master's
Boston University
Master's

Education

The University of Kansas (KU), Physics (Master's)

Boston University (Master's)

About Patricia

I am a Professor with ten years of experience teaching subjects in mathematics such as: Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra. I have over ten years of experience teaching subjects in the physical sciences such as: Physics (both Algebra and Calculus-based), and Astronomy (Introductory course).

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT:

I am a patient tutor that customizes the tutoring experience to the preference of the student. I will help the student develop the problem-solving strategies and critical thinking skills needed to do well. Many of the subjects that I tutor are considered very difficult, so I attempt to create a positive learning environment where students are not afraid to ask questions.

I like to make sure that my students have a good educational foundation in the subject they are trying to learn. My tutoring sessions usually start off with some initial problems to find out where your weak points are. Those are addressed before moving on to more advanced material.

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY TUTORING:

I have a Master of Science in Physics, and would also be a great choice as a physics or physical science tutor. I have taught Introductory Calculus-based Physics and Algebra-based Physics. I am able to tutor topics such as kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, electricity & magnetism, thermodynamics, and optics among others. I also taught introductory astronomy courses at the college level. I have also tutored students one-on-one in these subjects. Do you have an advanced Physics course? Don't worry, I can still help you.

MATH TUTORING

I am a great choice as a math tutor because of my extensive experience teaching and tutoring mathematics. I have taught and tutored mathematics in courses in higher education for ten years. I have taught everything from fraction addition (pre-algebra) to college algebra. I have also tutored students in subjects in mathematics such as: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. While working at Pearson Education, I had the opportunity to tutor students in subjects ranging from pre-algebra to calculus.

With a Masters of Education in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University, I incorporate educational multimedia into tutoring sessions to help students visualize some of the complex ideas that can come up in these fields.

WHERE:
I prefer to meet students near subway stations in public spaces such as: libraries, student unions, and restaurants. If you know of a great tutoring location, don't hesitate to suggest it. I am flexible, so that I can meet the needs of my students.

I have just recently been approved for Wyzant's online tutoring! Are you taking an online math or physics class and need some help? Are you having problems finding a math or physics tutor in your area? Maybe you have a tight schedule. Online tutoring may be the answer. If you don't like the idea of tutoring online, that is okay. I still tutor students face-to-face.
I am a Professor with ten years of experience teaching subjects in mathematics such as: Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra. I have over ten Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

For group rates, I charge an additional $20 per person. I don't have a car & must meet all students near a subway station.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Cambridge, MA 02139
Background Check: Passed

"Very patient and helpful"

- Maria, Boston, MA on 10/23/14
Test Preparation:
GED,
SAT Math

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Algebra 1

Whether in a college math course, physics course, or tutoring, I have helped students with their algebra 1 skills for over 10 years with great success. I currently teach algebra at a local community college. I am especially skilled in small group or one-on-one situations.

Algebra 2

I recently taught intermediate algebra (algebra 2 equivalent) at a local community college. I tutored algebra 2 and college algebra students nationwide through email/telephone at Pearson.

Astronomy

Are you having problems with that astronomy course?

I taught an Introduction to Astronomy course at a community college in Dallas, TX. Although the concepts can be difficult to understand, I love to use multimedia to make this subject come alive.

Calculus

Do you need help with your derivatives and integrals? Can't figure out what a partial derivative is?

Calculus is frequently used in many advanced Physics courses. Not only am I proficient in single and multi-variable calculus, but I can also help you with those application problems. I also tutored Calculus students nationwide through email or telephone at Pearson.

GED

I have taught GED test preparation for many years and would love to help you pass the exam. A diagnostic will be performed assessing the students abilities. Using the diagnostic and other resources, I will help you do great on the GED exam! I have helped several students achieve scores over 600 on the GED Science and GED social studies exams.

General Computer

If you are looking for some basic computer instruction, you have come to the right place! I love computers and have been using laptops and desktops for over 10 years. Whether your operating system is Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, I can help you.

Geometry

I have taught Geometry as part of a math course for 4 years now. I have been tutoring physics students on their Geometry fundamentals for over 10 years. If you have a Geometry question, I will be able to help you.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Are you looking for help with Microsoft PowerPoint? If so, you have come to the right place. I have been using PowerPoint in my classes for almost 10 years now. I can tailor the learning experience to your needs whether that is personal, academic or professional.

Microsoft Word

I have been using Microsoft Word for almost 15 years now. I can help you with either personal or professional interests.

Physical Science

Do you need help with your physical science class? Do not worry! I have a Master of Science in Physics, and would also be a great choice as a physical science tutor. I have taught algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics, and astronomy courses at the college level. I have also tutored students one-on-one in these subjects.

Physics

I have a Master of Science in Physics, and would be a great choice as a Physics tutor. Over the past 10 years, I have taught kinematics, dynamics, gravitation, fluids, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics in my introductory physics courses at various colleges.

I have taught introductory calculus-based physics and introductory algebra-based physics at the college level. I have also tutored students one-on-one in these subjects.

Precalculus

I recently tutored Precalculus students nationwide through email or telephone at Pearson.

Trigonometry is used frequently in algebra-based and calculus-based physics courses. Not only the introductory courses, but the advanced courses as well. The precalculus curriculum covers concepts such as: trigonometry, functions, exponential functions and logarithmic functions.

SAT Math

Whether in a college math course, physics course, or tutoring, I have been assisting students with mathematics for many years. I currently teach algebra at Bunker Hill Community College. I am especially skilled in small group or one-on-one situations. I can't wait to assist you with your SAT math exam!

Trigonometry

Are you having problems with those sine, cosine, and tangent functions?

Trigonometry is used frequently in algebra-based physics and calculus-based physics courses. Not only the introductory courses, but the advanced courses as well. As a result, I can help you brush up on your trigonometry skills.

The University of Kansas (KU), Physics
Master's
Boston University
Master's

Education

The University of Kansas (KU), Physics (Master's)

Boston University (Master's)

Very patient and helpful — Patricia is a physics professor and was very helpful. She was very patient while solving problems and I would recommend her! ...

— Maria, Boston, MA on 10/23/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

For group rates, I charge an additional $20 per person. I don't have a car & must meet all students near a subway station.

Travel policy

Patricia will travel within 5 miles of Cambridge, MA 02139.