NEW FEATURES MORE

Search
Over 300 tutoring hours

Otto W.

Aberdeen, MD

$35/hour

Patient Tutor for Math, Science, and Reading

Background check passed as of 1/27/16
4.9 average from 157 ratings
Fun and focused lesson
— Fred, Columbia, MD on 1/13/17

$35/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Otto will reply soon.

Response time: 2 hours

Contact Otto

Rutgers University
Ceramic Engineering
Rutgers University
PhD

Education

Rutgers University (Ceramic Engineering)

Rutgers University (PhD)

About Otto

I am passionate about helping all students be inspired to learn at their full potential. I have experience teaching at the elementary, middle, high school, and college level. I also have experience developing science based curriculum (Next Generation Science Standards) for use in both in school and out of school environments and have tutoring experience in various subjects including reading, math (basic math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus), science (chemistry, biology, physics), engineering and various areas of technology.

My personal philosophy about learning involves helping students make connections between their interests and the subject matter that they need to learn. I love to use analogies, current events, games and puzzles, and arts, crafts, and model building to add spice to lessons and bring them to life. My tutoring schedule is flexible and I am willing to work with you to help you achieve your learning goals.

I have a love for math and problem solving and have had math courses up to Differential Equations (Calculus 4). I also have experience with Statistics.

I am a scientist and engineer by training with my major areas of interest and training in science focused on chemistry, physics, and biology. I have post doctoral training in these areas.

I would love to have the opportunity to talk with you further about how we can work together to enhance your knowledge foundation for wonderful future career opportunities in business, education, engineering, medicine, or science and technology.
I am passionate about helping all students be inspired to learn at their full potential. I have experience teaching at the elementary, middle, high school, and college level. I also have experience developing science based curriculum (Next Generation Science Standards) for use in both in school and out of school environments and have tutoring Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Aberdeen, MD 21001
Background Check: Passed

"Fun and focused lesson"

- Fred, Columbia, MD on 1/13/17

"Excellent teacher."

- Sandra, Silver Spring, MD on 1/5/17

"He is an extremely flexible and knowledgeable teacher."

- Renita, Grimesland, NC on 9/19/16

"Good Job!"

- Lisa, Auburn, WA on 8/20/16

"Very intelligent & Funny Tutor"

- Nae, Hyattsville, MD on 8/6/16

"Excellent Tutor!"

- MOHAMMED, New York, NY on 7/12/16

"Math basics"

- Minnie, Washington, DC on 7/10/16

"Explains concepts clearly"

- Jennifer, A, Bethesda, MD on 6/10/16

"Very patient, accessible and knowledgeable tutor"

- Donte, Laurel, MD on 5/4/16

"Knowledgeable Tutor!"

- Alex, Washington, DC on 4/28/16

"Beyond Smart"

- Christina, Silver Spring, MD on 4/28/16

"A Great tutor"

- FaI, Parkville, MD on 4/18/16

"Great explainer!"

- Katie, Crofton, MD on 3/22/16

"Mr. Otto is a great tutor."

- Aaron Zachary, Baltimore, MD on 3/16/16

"Otto is incredible."

- Kris, Dallas, TX on 2/11/16

"A Promising First Session"

- Haiyan, Vienna, VA on 1/26/16

"Otto us brilliant, patient and kind!"

- Tameca, Washington, DC on 1/13/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Astronomy,
Biochemistry, Botany, Chemical Engineering,
Chemistry,
Geology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Music:
Trumpet
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, Common Core, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Latin
History:
Religion
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Astronomy

I read a wide range of books in the field of quantum physics and astronomy. I teach a class in biomedical applications of origami. We embark on a wonderful journey which takes us from "Quarks to Quasars" as we learn about the subatomic particles that make up matter and their origin in stars.

Chemical Engineering

I am qualified to tutor in the area of chemical Engineering based on the similar features that Chemical Engineering shares with Ceramic Engineering which is my degree area (B.Sc., M.Sc., and PhD). Ceramic Science and Engineering focuses on the chemistry and engineering of clay based materials and shares a number of knowledge/course subjects with Chemical Engineering such as Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Chemistry, Fluid Dynamics, and Colloid Chemistry. I have taken many courses which included these topics and other advanced topics which have provided me with a strong background to tutor in the area of Chemical Engineering.

Chemistry

I am passionate about chemistry and my research involves studying bone chemistry and developing materials to improve the healing and remodeling of bone. I have experience in many fields of chemistry including organic, materials chemistry, inorganic, polymer, colloid, and clay chemistry.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a college professor who is very passionate about K-12 Educational Outreach. I work with a number of Elementary and Middle Schools and assist students in learning math and science topics with integrated reading and writing at a deeper level. I have over 200 hours of instructional time over the past two years at the K-6 level.

Organic Chemistry

As an undergraduate student, I took organic chemistry 1 and organic chemistry 2 and did well in both classes (B/B+). My degree training is in Ceramic Engineering and we cover a lot of organic chemistry topics related to organic dispersants for clay based slips and suspensions such as polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, and menhaden fish oil. My research in the area of using paper/cellulose based materials for developing nanocomposites for bone tissue engineering using origami techniques also involves a lot of organic chemistry.

Physics

I like to use analogies to help explain the physics behind real life events and phenomena that range from quarks (atomic and subatomic particle events) to quasars (massive stars, solar systems,and galaxies). I am a scientist and engineer by training with my major areas of interest and training in science focused on chemistry, physics, and biology. I have post doctoral training in these areas.

Public Speaking

My qualifications to serve as a tutor in the subject area of public speaking are based on my professional experiences as a university professor. I have over 20 years of speaking in public to audiences that span the range from excited preschool children to professionals in science and engineering fields. I enjoy engaging people in conversations about relevant current events and cutting edge scientific discoveries and also helping people to gain confidence in doing the same in front of small and large audiences.

Study Skills

I have been in the field of education for almost 20 years. This is after completing many years of study which includes High School graduation, Undergraduate and Graduate Studies,
Completion of a PhD Degree, and two post docs. I have logged in countless hours of studying and planning how to study and learning about study skills. I have helped numerous students improve and enhance their study skills and I can draw from my rich experience to help students enhance their study skills.

Trumpet

I have played the trumpet for over 40 years. I started at the age of 8 in the 3rd grade and I continued playing through high school. I was in the concert band, jazz band and matching band. One of my unique highlights includes playing for the King of Sweden when he visited my hometown of Swedesboro, NJ when I was in the 6th grade. I now play for enjoyment and occasionally at church.

Rutgers University
Ceramic Engineering
Rutgers University
PhD

Education

Rutgers University (Ceramic Engineering)

Rutgers University (PhD)

Fun and focused lesson

Very focused and walking through problems. Delivery on point. Son looking forward to next class. Fun as well.

— Fred, Columbia, MD on 1/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Otto will travel within 20 miles of Aberdeen, MD 21001.