$60/hour

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“**Accommodating, Patient and Easy to Reach**”

Working Consulting Scientist and previously adjunct professor at Drexel and Villanova Universities teaching undergraduate Physics, Electrodynamics, graduate Radar Systems Engineering. First Class Tutoring offered in Mathematics, Physics, Physical Sciences and basic Microsoft Computer Skills (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) for Middle School, High

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I am a college sophomore majoring in Biology and contacted Barry for assistance in preparing for my General Physics final exam. Barry met me at home, as well as at school, was always prompt in returning calls and emails, and was patient when I needed things to be slowed down or repeated. He made sure I conceptually understood ideas and equations before applying them to problems, which solidified my understanding of physics and allowed me to approach questions I had never seen before. Barry is an all-around excellent tutor. Five stars.

Barry is so thoughtful and kind. He really took the time to explain the content not just how to get the answer - I look forward to working with him!

Barry was a very patient tutor. He explained the deeper concepts behind each problem, which helped clear any doubts that I had.He was very thorough and provided me with very detailed notes.

Barry is providing ongoing tutoring for my college son in advanced calculus. He reports that Barry is a great math tutor and in addition to being knowledgeable and patient, Barry has been very flexible and responsive. Thanks Barry!

Barry takes his time explaining math concepts. He tutored our son in Precalculus and spent time explaining the broader perspective so our son could understand how to attack the problem instead of just memorizing. This gives our son a broader knowledge base and we think will help him with problem solving in the future. Barry worked with our son in our home which worked well. Barry does not rush through the work. Although our son did not finish his math packet I think this thoughtful approach gave our son the tools to continue on his own, in turn helping build confidence in his own math skills. Barry has a very calming, gentle way about his approach, and this made our son feel relaxed and able to work well without fear or anxiety.

Calculus-I think our daughter has learned more in 3 1/2 hours with Barry than she did in 6 months of high school classes.

Barry continues to do an outstanding job at breaking down the fundamental concepts and then working with students to apply those concepts. He worked with my daughter regarding AP Calculus and she feels very comfortable with the subject now that she has spent some time with Barry breaking down the concepts. I would definitely recommend Barry as a tutor.

Barry is an outstanding tutor. He ensures students understand concepts and is an expert in physics. I highly recommend Barry as a tutor.

He takes the time to show them not just how to do the problems but takes the time to make sure they truly understand the foundation of mathematics. Such an important piece that is not taught in standard classrooms today. Also such a confidence building tutor.

Barry has an excellent understanding of Linear Algebra. He gives plenty of examples. I have learned a lot. He is extremely patient. He is an excellent tutor.

My daughter and I have been very pleased with Barry's tutoring for her AP Physics BC class. He quickly zoned in on the need for my daughter to understand the "why"behind the "what." He helps her make connections from unit to unit, allowing her to her realize that she does already understand much of the course content.

Scheduling has been easy and convenient. Barry has been flexible and clearly for him tutoring is far more about loving to help the kids out than making money, which I also appreciate. I recommend him highly.

Great Professor! Very knowledgeable and patient. He tutored my son college level math. My son likes him very much. Will recommend to everyone.

Barry has worked with my son on pre-calc for 5 sessions, and my son's grade has gone from a D- to a C+. Barry really gets back to basics and makes sure the student understands the concepts so that they can determine how to go about solving the problems. Barry is an excellent tutor.

Barry provided our son with an incredible amount of physics knowledge over a 5 week period. He was easy to work with, always on time and totally committed to helping Cameron do well on his Physics SAT2 Subject test.

I would highly recommend Barry to anyone.

Barry was very professional and understanding. He was able to meet me within a day of my posting and was highly experienced with Discrete Mathematics. He was able to quickly help with the course content and provide the "human" aspect of learning during my online course. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Barry held his first session with my son today. He is soft-spoken, even-toned, and patient. A good listener, he took the time to get to know my son's math background, and quickly ascertained where his weaknesses and strengths are. They got to work right away, and my son found him very easy to work with. I started this week a bit worried about whether my son was ready for calculus, but today I am more confident that with a bit of guidance, he'll do just fine.

Barry has been great! I am in an accelerated on line program with a professor who does not provide enough learning materials. Barry works through the problems with me (advanced math- differential equations). Very patient and great at explaining things. He goes back to the fundamentals to explain why a "common substitution" works.

Our son's pre-calc final was today, so last night was Barry's last session with him. Mike felt very confident going into the the test and came home feeling good about it, too. We have been so pleased with how Barry worked with Mike and how he respected and admired Mike's abilities. He took time to get to know Mike's interests and future plans so he could both encourage Mike and give him pointers for achieving his goals. We would highly recommend Barry F. for other students who need help. All that and he's a very nice man, too!

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Tutoring in advanced applied mathematics. I provide a clear understanding of characteristics and approach to solution of all types of differential equations and approach to solutions. Typical types of equations are:

Ordinary Differential Equations

constant coefficients

periodic coefficients

General Linear Equations

Systems of Ordinary differential Equations

Partial Differential Equations via separation of variables

Fourier Series solutions

Other Harmonic Function solutions (Hilbert Transforms, etc)

Boundary value problems

Eigenvalue problems

Application of Linear Algebra (Vectors and Matrices) to solutions of Differential Equations

Application of Linear Algebra to characterize equations

Working consulting scientist and former adjunct professor at Drexel University and Villinova University in Pennsylvania. Work with advanced mathematical techniques and applications of those techiques to engineering problems. If you want a clear and concise explanation of various discrete mathematics topics and applications, I am your tutor.

Selected areas of discrete mathematics:

Set Theory

Group Theory

Vector Spaces

Linear Algebra

Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

Metric Spaces

Banach and Hilbert Spaces

Tensors

etc

If you do not see the topic you are looking for here, contact me with your area of interest and I will let you know if I can help you.

Linear algebra is the study of vectors, matrices, tensors, etc. associated with a coordinate system (Cartesian-Euclidean, cylindrical, spherical, curve-linear, etc.). Central to the theme of linear algebra is the concept of linear transformation. I am a consulting scientist in the Washington DC area and use linear algebra in my daily work to characterize and solve multi-dimensional problems. I studied linear algebra at the Case Institute of Technology and have tutored a number of college students in Matrices and Linear Algebra. I have also tutored students in the application of linear algebra to solving (1) systems of linear equations and (2) using linear algebra to solving complex, linear circuits.

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