'Math'/'Physics'/'Computer Programming' Help
'Math'/'Physics'/'Computer Programming' Help
I was on the math team at Brooklyn Technical High School where I was fortunate to be taught by some wonderful math educators, Dr. Rich, Mr. Glaubiger and Mr. Klein who were able to not only teach the material but to infect students with their love for the subject. I went on to study Math and Physics at Columbia and eventually received a PhD in Physics at Cornell University, studying under Physics luminaries and memorable teachers, Hans Bethe, and Kenneth Wilson. After working for a short...
I was on the math team at Brooklyn Technical High School where I was fortunate to be taught by some wonderful math educators, Dr. Rich, Mr. Glaubiger and Mr. Klein who were able to not only teach the material but to infect students with their love for the subject. I went on to study Math and Physics at Columbia and eventually received a PhD in Physics at Cornell University, studying under Physics luminaries and memorable teachers, Hans Bethe, and Kenneth Wilson. After working for a short time at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, I went on to a career in the aerospace industry, developing software for pilots and later for unmanned aircraft.
I recently tutored a remarkable young lady for about a year in 6th grade math. While her parents were concerned because she would not memorize her multiplication tables and found her math homework tedious and boring (it was), I found that she was quite capable of doing the type of math problems that are given in 6th grade math contests for the best math students. She was not lacking in ability or self confidence, she just didn't like the subject and was only seeing me because of her parent's concern. I like to think that she found math to be a little less disagreeable and more interesting after working with me for a while. Learning should be fun.
I would like to bring out in the student a joy in doing math: a joy that comes when things click and the student learns something new.
Physics tries to define the rules which explains how nature behaves. Physics would be a easier if nature were easier to understand. Physicists do try to make the rules a simple as possible. Various Physics topics that I could tutor are:
Mechanics : Newton's three laws and how they can be applied in various situations; Conservation Laws of energy, momentum, and angular momentum; Newton's gravity law. Satellite orbits.
Electricity and Magnetism: Charges, currents, electric and magnetic fields. Simple circuits. Qualitative explanation of Maxwell's Equations.
Light and Optics: Light as an electromagnetic field. Reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference and polarization; wave motion; photoelectric effect.
Heat and Thermodynamics: Temperature and entropy, statistical mechanics, 'black body radiation'.
Relativity: Time is not the same for everyone.
I can also help with computer programming. I recommend the C# programming language and the use of the free version of Microsoft's Visual Studio programming environment for students.
Taking college level Calculus and Physics. Patient and understanding of my learning style, strength and weaknesses. I hope to gain a lot from him over the summer.Keshav, 7 lessons with John
Patient and gentle approach for an ill child
My child unexpectedly felt ill just prior to the tutorial, yet she wanted to try to do the lesson. John gamely and gently went thru the material with her, even though she wasn't feeling well and thus was having difficulty concentrating. Although she wasn't able to make it through the whole lesson, she was very happy with John and was able to learn quite a bit despite feeling so poorly.Laura , 1 lesson with John
Excellent and patient Tutor
John has been a great help to me for my college physics class. He knows physics inside and out and is extremely patient in explaining concepts as many times as needed, in different ways, until I understand. Very reliable, always punctual, and extremely kind! I would absolutely recommend him to others. I don't know how he does it, but he has a way of simplifying things better than my college professor! That says a lot right there. There is no way I could continue this class without his help. After just one session with him and you will see what I mean. Thanks John!Lousi, 7 lessons with John
Patient and Experienced
John is doing a great job working with my son. My son his learning to have more confidence in his knowledge of physics. John helps him realize what he really knows.Eric, 14 lessons with John