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John K.

'Math'/'Physics'/'Computer Programming' Help

'Math'/'Physics'/'Computer Programming' Help

$50/hour

  • 65 hours tutoring

  • Washington Grove, MD 20880

About John


Bio

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.


Education

(2) Columbia University
Applied Physics
Cornell University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Washington Grove, MD 20880
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/8/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C#,

C#

Working in the aerospace industry, I developed mission planning software for aircraft pilots. This code was written in C++ and was the first application that displayed, on a computer screen, raster images of the paper maps that pilots use. I later worked on code used for control of unmanned aircraft. That set of programs was written using C# and C++.
C++,

C++

Working in the aerospace industry, I developed mission planning software for aircraft pilots. This code was written in C++ and was the first application that displayed, on a computer screen, raster images of the paper maps that pilots use. I later worked on code used for control of unmanned aircraft. That set of programs was written using C++ and C#.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I recently retired from a career in the aerospace industry doing software development in C, C++, and C#.
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

Working in the aerospace industry, I developed mission planning software for aircraft pilots. I later worked on code used for control of unmanned aircraft. All these programs were written to run in a Microsoft Widows environment. During all this time my work involved working on computers running Microsoft Windows.

Corporate Training

C++

C++

Working in the aerospace industry, I developed mission planning software for aircraft pilots. This code was written in C++ and was the first application that displayed, on a computer screen, raster images of the paper maps that pilots use. I later worked on code used for control of unmanned aircraft. That set of programs was written using C++ and C#.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

At Columbia, as an undergraduate, I was a teaching assistant for a calculus class taught there. As a graduate student in Physics at Cornell, I had to use calculus for every class that I took. Throughout my work in the aerospace industry, I have used calculus to solve problems in aircraft control modelling and in flight simulation. So I believe that I have a good understanding of the subject. I have not been involved in teaching calculus recently but I enjoy helping students get through whatever obstacle is preventing them from understanding the subject.
Geometry,

Geometry

I learned geometry at Brooklyn Technical High School and I still like going back to its disciplined approach to determining what is true. The subject is full of unusual words like hypotenuse, and isosceles that have come down to us from the Greek through Euclid's writings. I have not been involved in teaching geometry recently, but I enjoy helping students get through whatever obstacle is preventing them from understanding the subject.
Physics

Physics

After completing my PhD in Physics, I have had a career in the aerospace industry in which my Physics background has been a key asset.

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

At Columbia, as an undergraduate, I was a teaching assistant for a calculus class taught there. As a graduate student in Physics at Cornell, I had to use calculus for every class that I took. Throughout my work in the aerospace industry, I have used calculus to solve problems in aircraft control modelling and in flight simulation. So I believe that I have a good understanding of the subject. I have not been involved in teaching calculus recently but I enjoy helping students get through whatever obstacle is preventing them from understanding the subject.
Geometry,

Geometry

I learned geometry at Brooklyn Technical High School and I still like going back to its disciplined approach to determining what is true. The subject is full of unusual words like hypotenuse, and isosceles that have come down to us from the Greek through Euclid's writings. I have not been involved in teaching geometry recently, but I enjoy helping students get through whatever obstacle is preventing them from understanding the subject.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra has become an essential prerequisite to studying Physics. We are introduced to the use of linear algebra when studying the Moment of Inertia tensor of a rigid body in mechanics but the subject later becomes the underpinning of the laws of quantum mechanics where the state of a particle is defined to be an element of a vector space and any measurable property of that state is a linear operator in that space. While I have not tutored this subject before, I believe that my PhD Physics education qualifies me for this role and gives me an appreciation of the value of this subject.
Physics,

Physics

After completing my PhD in Physics, I have had a career in the aerospace industry in which my Physics background has been a key asset.
Probability,

Probability

I enjoyed studying probability when I studied it in college. Later on, I completed a PhD in Physics at Cornell and worked on experiments in high energy physics. In that work I was counting elementary particle scattering events whose occurrence could only be predicted as a probability. So I was doing work that required a good understanding of the laws of probability. I am a fan of Leonard Mlodinow's book, The Drunkard's Walk: "How Randomness Rules Our Lives". It contains wonderful anecdotes about the history of this amazing subject.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

As a graduate student in Physics at Cornell, I had to use trigonometry for every class that I took. Throughout my work in the aerospace industry, I have used trigonometry to solve problems in aircraft control modeling in flight simulation and in displaying 3-dimensional data on computer displays. So I believe that I have a good understanding of the subject. I have not been involved in teaching trigonometry recently, but I enjoy helping students get through whatever obstacle is preventing them from understanding the subject.

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

At Columbia, as an undergraduate, I was a teaching assistant for a calculus class taught there. As a graduate student in Physics at Cornell, I had to use calculus for every class that I took. Throughout my work in the aerospace industry, I have used calculus to solve problems in aircraft control modelling and in flight simulation. So I believe that I have a good understanding of the subject. I have not been involved in teaching calculus recently but I enjoy helping students get through whatever obstacle is preventing them from understanding the subject.
Geometry,

Geometry

I learned geometry at Brooklyn Technical High School and I still like going back to its disciplined approach to determining what is true. The subject is full of unusual words like hypotenuse, and isosceles that have come down to us from the Greek through Euclid's writings. I have not been involved in teaching geometry recently, but I enjoy helping students get through whatever obstacle is preventing them from understanding the subject.
Physics

Physics

After completing my PhD in Physics, I have had a career in the aerospace industry in which my Physics background has been a key asset.

Science

Physics

Physics

After completing my PhD in Physics, I have had a career in the aerospace industry in which my Physics background has been a key asset.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

At Columbia, as an undergraduate, I was a teaching assistant for a calculus class taught there. As a graduate student in Physics at Cornell, I had to use calculus for every class that I took. Throughout my work in the aerospace industry, I have used calculus to solve problems in aircraft control modelling and in flight simulation. So I believe that I have a good understanding of the subject. I have not been involved in teaching calculus recently but I enjoy helping students get through whatever obstacle is preventing them from understanding the subject.
Geometry,

Geometry

I learned geometry at Brooklyn Technical High School and I still like going back to its disciplined approach to determining what is true. The subject is full of unusual words like hypotenuse, and isosceles that have come down to us from the Greek through Euclid's writings. I have not been involved in teaching geometry recently, but I enjoy helping students get through whatever obstacle is preventing them from understanding the subject.
Physics

Physics

After completing my PhD in Physics, I have had a career in the aerospace industry in which my Physics background has been a key asset.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Patient

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, 17 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
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