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Nelson S.

Physics, Math, and Science Tutor

Physics, Math, and Science Tutor

$75/hour

  • 2,290 hours tutoring

  • Foxboro, MA 02035


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About Nelson


Bio

Science for me is fun and exciting. It is fascinating to find out why things happen the way they happen. Similarly, I experience the same enjoyment in math when I understand the way numbers behave and then apply that understanding to real life situations. We are all surrounded by math and science, and a practical knowledge of them makes the world that much less mysterious. I teach and tutor because I can find no greater satisfaction than to instill the excitement I feel about the maths an...

Science for me is fun and exciting. It is fascinating to find out why things happen the way they happen. Similarly, I experience the same enjoyment in math when I understand the way numbers behave and then apply that understanding to real life situations. We are all surrounded by math and science, and a practical knowledge of them makes the world that much less mysterious.

I teach and tutor because I can find no greater satisfaction than to instill the excitement I feel about the maths and sciences in others.

When I tutor a student, the first thing I do is evaluate what piece of the foundation is missing. Every science and math concept is built upon the foundations laid last week, month, or year. Trying to teach a concept or technique without the right supports beneath is merely postponing the problem until later. So often, once the root difficulty is found (and fixed!), a plethora of other problems and fears diminish or disappear. Once you understand it, science and math is fun and easy.

My style is not one who instructs. Instead, I lead and guide. The lessons we teach ourselves are the ones we remember best. Once I understand what concept a student needs to be taught or clarified, I devise a series of problems or logic steps that the student can solve in succession. Ultimately this will allow the student to start from a place of confidence and comprehension giving them a hands-on understanding as to why the new technique or theory works.

If you're anxious to learn, I'm anxious to teach!

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I found some of the greatest satisfaction in my jobs came from teaching and assisting my staff, so I am now excited to be focusing my career towards this type of pursuit. Over the last five years I have been either tutoring or working in classroom settings. In 2010 I earned my Massachusetts Physics Teaching License.

I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. My hobbies include hockey, skiing, golfing (poorly), and (when time permits) theater.


Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
undergrad
Babson College
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Foxboro, MA 02035
  • Lesson cancellation: 20 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/17/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Calculus,

Calculus

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Physics,

Physics

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Statistics

Statistics

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Calculus,

Calculus

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Physics,

Physics

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Statistics,

Statistics

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Calculus,

Calculus

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Physics,

Physics

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Statistics

Statistics

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Physics

Physics

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Calculus,

Calculus

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Physics,

Physics

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.
Statistics

Statistics

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

I come to teaching having spent over fifteen years in industry, building products of all shapes and descriptions from stereo speakers to collagen hemostats, from holograms to helium leak detectors. I have a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College. In addition I have Massachusetts teaching certifications in Mathematics (all levels), Physics, and Chemistry.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (541 ratings)
5 star
(484)
4 star
(53)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

Reviews

Great math tutor

Nelson tutor my daughter in pre-calculus, she is finally understanding the subject. Nelson is a relaxed, calm tutor and my daughter is comfortable and understands what is being taught this week.

Heather, 13 lessons with Nelson

Knowledgable, patient and and easy to work with!

Nelson has been helping our daughter with AP Statistics. He has been flexible with our ever moving schedule. He is a great listener and has helped her with fully understanding the material vs. memorizing it. Highly recommend!

Mimi, 1 lesson with Nelson

Clear, concise and knowledgeable

Nelson helped my daughter prepare for an honors pre calc test. She was comfortable working with him and felt more confident going into her test! I will definitely use Nelson again!

Colleen, 8 lessons with Nelson

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Nelson is helping with both Algebra and Chemistry and is a godsend. He has made the subjects almost fun for my daughter who has been avoiding them for most of the year. Would highly recommend Nelson.

Karen, 12 lessons with Nelson

Excellent!!!

Nelson is not only an outstanding technical tutor, he also know how to help motivate his students to perform to the best of their ability!

Gary, 10 lessons with Nelson

Very good start...

Nelson sat with my son and assessed whee he is at school and where he needs to go in a friendly way. Looking forward to more progress...

Dave, 70 lessons with Nelson

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Nelson discussed geometric proofs with my son. At the end of the lesson my son had a much better understanding of his math work.

Irena, 5 lessons with Nelson

Excellent tutor, very knowledgable and very engaged

Nelson has done a great job helping my son sharpen his Pre-Calculus skills in preparation for college. He is very positive and clearly enjoys working with students!

Beth, 7 lessons with Nelson

Great Tutor in every way!

Nelson has been helping our son with his pre-calc off and on since September. He helps to demystify any math problem my son seems to have and does it with a great sense of humor. My son looks forward to his sessions every time. Nelson is always on time and responds quickly to emails. My only hesitation with writing such a positive review is that word will get out of Nelson's awesomeness, and he will become less available to us!! All joking aside, Nelson is an excellent math tutor and has helped my son tremendously through out the year.

Kelley, 23 lessons with Nelson

Great tutor

My daughter has gone from 'iffy' to being nominated to the National Honor Society. I think Nelson has helped make this possible in math & physics.

Diane, 34 lessons with Nelson

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