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William L.

MIT PhD for Tutoring in Math, Physics, and Other Fields

MIT PhD for Tutoring in Math, Physics, and Other Fields

$65/hour

  • 1,012 hours tutoring

  • Holyoke, MA 01040

About William


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I am available to tutor any area of mathematics: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, linear algebra, differential equations, etc. I can also help with more advanced college-level topics. My experience with advanced mathematics gives me insight into how different mathematical concepts are connected, which means that I can present these ideas in several different ways. So if one way of looking at a problem doesn't work for you, I can find others! I remember my...

I am available to tutor any area of mathematics: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, linear algebra, differential equations, etc. I can also help with more advanced college-level topics. My experience with advanced mathematics gives me insight into how different mathematical concepts are connected, which means that I can present these ideas in several different ways. So if one way of looking at a problem doesn't work for you, I can find others! I remember my own experience learning math and have worked with many students in the past, so I am very patient and willing to try a variety of approaches.

I hold a bachelor's degree from UChicago and a doctorate from MIT, both in mathematics. I am available to tutor Latin, physics, and all levels of math. Outside of academics, I am an avid tournament chess player, and I enjoy running and cycling.

From my experience teaching math to a range of students, from middle school through college, I know that it does not come easily to everyone. However, I firmly believe that everyone has the capability for mathematical reasoning. Everyone has their own strengths and challenges, and my job as a tutor begins with identifying these. I like to have students work through problems while I guide them and make suggestions, so that I can get a sense of what they understand and what they don't. Then we can build on their knowledge and break down the challenging parts of the problem into smaller, more manageable chunks.


Education

University of Chicago
Mathematics, physics
M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
PhD

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

Latin,

Latin

I studied Latin in middle school and high school. I earned a perfect score on the ACL/NJCL National Latin Exam four times.
Statistics,

Statistics

I studied probability and statistics in college as part of a math major. Some of the topics I can help with include combinatorics and counting arguments, calculating statistical properties of a sample, and random variables and probability distributions.
GMAT

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry are fundamental to more advanced topics in math, so I use them every day. I can explain the concepts and how to use them to solve problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is fundamental to so much of mathematics. I've used it in every math class I've taken and in my own independent work. But I remember when I was learning the topic myself, and so I know some ways of making the topic make sense by relating it to other areas of math and to real-world situations.
Calculus,

Calculus

In high school, I took introductory calculus classes focused on calculating derivatives and integrals. I continued studying calculus in college and learned the theory behind calculus of a single variable and of several variables. At UChicago, I taught classes in multivariable calculus. I have also studied physics and can explain the relationships between calculus and that subject, especially electricity and magnetism.
Physics,

Physics

In college, I took classes in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics as part of a physics major. I can help make sense of any of those topics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus can include a range of topics from fields such as algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as some introductory calculus concepts like limits. I excelled in all of these classes in school, and I use them all the time in higher-level math work. I can help you understand any of these precalculus concepts and use them successfully to solve problems!
Statistics,

Statistics

I studied probability and statistics in college as part of a math major. Some of the topics I can help with include combinatorics and counting arguments, calculating statistical properties of a sample, and random variables and probability distributions.
Geometry, Prealgebra

Language

Latin

Latin

I studied Latin in middle school and high school. I earned a perfect score on the ACL/NJCL National Latin Exam four times.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry are fundamental to more advanced topics in math, so I use them every day. I can explain the concepts and how to use them to solve problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is fundamental to so much of mathematics. I've used it in every math class I've taken and in my own independent work. But I remember when I was learning the topic myself, and so I know some ways of making the topic make sense by relating it to other areas of math and to real-world situations.
Calculus,

Calculus

In high school, I took introductory calculus classes focused on calculating derivatives and integrals. I continued studying calculus in college and learned the theory behind calculus of a single variable and of several variables. At UChicago, I taught classes in multivariable calculus. I have also studied physics and can explain the relationships between calculus and that subject, especially electricity and magnetism.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I've taken courses in differential equations from both abstract and concrete points of view. Because of this, I can explain both methods of solving particular differential equations and theorems about the existence, uniqueness, and behavior of equations of certain types. I have experience teaching the subject, having worked as a teaching assistant for the introduction to differential equations course at MIT.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

Discrete math is a wide subcategory of mathematics which can include logic, set theory, combinatorics, graph theory, game theory, and other topics. I took several courses in these areas in high school and college and excelled in them. I can help students understand the concepts and construct mathematical proofs in these areas.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

Finite math includes a range of topics that vary from course to course but may include matrix algebra; introductory combinatorics, probability, and statistics; linear programming; and symbolic logic. I have taken courses in all of these topics in the process of earning a degree in math, and I have taught them to students from middle school through college.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

Matrices and linear transformations, the principal concepts of linear algebra, are essential to many areas of mathematics. I have studied them in courses including multivariable calculus (the idea of linear functions is essential to this topic), abstract algebra (where you learn that matrices can be put into certain standard forms), and functional analysis (a generalization of linear algebra to "infinite matrices"). In addition to explaining how to do calculations in linear algebra, I can also help you with the underlying mathematical theory when that would be useful for your purposes. I hold a bachelor's degree from UChicago and a doctorate from MIT, both in mathematics.
Physics,

Physics

In college, I took classes in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics as part of a physics major. I can help make sense of any of those topics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus can include a range of topics from fields such as algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as some introductory calculus concepts like limits. I excelled in all of these classes in school, and I use them all the time in higher-level math work. I can help you understand any of these precalculus concepts and use them successfully to solve problems!
Probability,

Probability

I studied probability and statistics in college as part of a math major. Some of the topics I can help with include combinatorics and counting arguments, calculating statistical properties of a sample, and random variables and probability distributions.
Statistics,

Statistics

I studied probability and statistics in college as part of a math major. Some of the topics I can help with include combinatorics and counting arguments, calculating statistical properties of a sample, and random variables and probability distributions.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I use trigonometry all the time because it's fundamental for understanding shapes and because it ties in to all areas of math. I have taught it as part of various classes such as algebra, calculus, and geometry.
Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry are fundamental to more advanced topics in math, so I use them every day. I can explain the concepts and how to use them to solve problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is fundamental to so much of mathematics. I've used it in every math class I've taken and in my own independent work. But I remember when I was learning the topic myself, and so I know some ways of making the topic make sense by relating it to other areas of math and to real-world situations.
Calculus,

Calculus

In high school, I took introductory calculus classes focused on calculating derivatives and integrals. I continued studying calculus in college and learned the theory behind calculus of a single variable and of several variables. At UChicago, I taught classes in multivariable calculus. I have also studied physics and can explain the relationships between calculus and that subject, especially electricity and magnetism.
Physics,

Physics

In college, I took classes in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics as part of a physics major. I can help make sense of any of those topics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus can include a range of topics from fields such as algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as some introductory calculus concepts like limits. I excelled in all of these classes in school, and I use them all the time in higher-level math work. I can help you understand any of these precalculus concepts and use them successfully to solve problems!
Statistics,

Statistics

I studied probability and statistics in college as part of a math major. Some of the topics I can help with include combinatorics and counting arguments, calculating statistical properties of a sample, and random variables and probability distributions.
Geometry, Prealgebra

Science

Physics

Physics

In college, I took classes in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics as part of a physics major. I can help make sense of any of those topics.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I'm a tournament chess player who has an Expert-level rating from the US Chess Federation. I've played thousands of tournament games. I'm available to analyze games with students and for help with specific techniques.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry are fundamental to more advanced topics in math, so I use them every day. I can explain the concepts and how to use them to solve problems.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is fundamental to so much of mathematics. I've used it in every math class I've taken and in my own independent work. But I remember when I was learning the topic myself, and so I know some ways of making the topic make sense by relating it to other areas of math and to real-world situations.
Calculus,

Calculus

In high school, I took introductory calculus classes focused on calculating derivatives and integrals. I continued studying calculus in college and learned the theory behind calculus of a single variable and of several variables. At UChicago, I taught classes in multivariable calculus. I have also studied physics and can explain the relationships between calculus and that subject, especially electricity and magnetism.
Physics,

Physics

In college, I took classes in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics as part of a physics major. I can help make sense of any of those topics.
Statistics,

Statistics

I studied probability and statistics in college as part of a math major. Some of the topics I can help with include combinatorics and counting arguments, calculating statistical properties of a sample, and random variables and probability distributions.
GED, Geometry

Test Preparation

ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE

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Fantastic

William was a fantastic tutor. He was patient and was able to put concepts into easy to understand terms. I was able to finish the material with a clear understanding. I would recommend him for anyone needing assistance with linear algebra. I will be back for my other Masters courses.

Nathan, 1 lesson with William

Gets you there

William was great - focused on the aspects of the problem I did not understand and explained the concept from a different perspective to help comprehension. Excellent support and glad he's in my corner.

Shawn, 5 lessons with William

Very knowledgeable - great tutor!!!

William helped me prepare for an exam in my multivariable calculus class. I was able to ask specific questions and get exactly the help I needed. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for math help, particularly in complex areas.

Tommy, 3 lessons with William

William is great for Set Theory!

I have had a few sessions with William on Set Theory and he is always a great and knowledgeable tutor. His explanations are thorough and clear. Would definitely recommend William for Set Theory.

Petr, 5 lessons with William

Best tutor on Wyzant

I had used numerous tutors before William and they were all very good. But after working with William, there is no chance I'd ever use anyone else. He explains things perfectly and makes subjects that are supposed to be difficult so much easier. Would recommend a million times over.

Joshua, 15 lessons with William

Excellent Tutor

The best tutor we have had! William is able to make complicated BC Calculus concepts easy for my son to understand. His grade and morale have improved. We are very grateful to find William!

Shaila, 67 lessons with William

Really helpful

William helped show me my mistakes from my last exam and how to properly solve the problems I got wrong.

Travis, 1 lesson with William

Discrete Mathematics

I reviewed Discrete Mathematics material. My lesson was online and worked very well. William was very pleasant and helpful. William really knows the subject perfectly and takes the time to explain the concepts.

Paola, 1 lesson with William

Outstanding Tutor. Far and above the best math tutor I've worked with.

I really hit the jackpot working with William. Very patient and incredibly knowledgeable. For an advanced undergraduate math course, it's rare to find a tutor who can jump into a subject without first reviewing practice problems. As a student on a budget, working with William has been an absolute godsend. We get through two to three times as many problems per session as I've covered with other tutors. Cannot recommend enough.

Rachel, 7 lessons with William

Prepared, knowledgeable, and very patient tutor.

William went over a statistics practice exam with me. He came right on time, and was very prepared as he had asked to see the material I was working on in advance so he could better help me during the session. Not only did he walk me through every problem step by step, but also explained when to use certain formulas over others. He wrote down strategies I could use for each problem, and gave new examples or drew pictures to explain further when I couldn't understand a topic. In addition to helping me with the problems on the practice test, he explained nuances and variations of the problems that could appear on my final exam and talked me through those, too. I feel a lot more confident with the material and a lot more prepared for my exam. Thank you, William!

Ruja, 2 lessons with William
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