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Todd C.

Physics & Mathematics Tutor with Teaching & Research Experience

Physics & Mathematics Tutor with Teaching & Research Experience

$42/hour

  • 216 hours tutoring

  • Dallas, NC 28034

About Todd


Bio

I have taught math (from introductory algebra to calculus I) and physics courses (from conceptual physics to calculus-based physics with labs) for more than 10 years at community colleges. I have worked as a private tutor and a tutor at Gaston College and I also have experience as a substitute teacher in public school. Often the key to helping a student is careful attention to details that reveal what misconceptions are impeding the student's understanding.

I believe all students can benefit...

I have taught math (from introductory algebra to calculus I) and physics courses (from conceptual physics to calculus-based physics with labs) for more than 10 years at community colleges. I have worked as a private tutor and a tutor at Gaston College and I also have experience as a substitute teacher in public school. Often the key to helping a student is careful attention to details that reveal what misconceptions are impeding the student's understanding.

I believe all students can benefit from an understanding of physics taught at an appropriate level. Since mathematics is the language of physics, an understanding of mathematics is crucial to the process and may limit success in physics.

I completed a bachelor's degree in applied math/physics with a double major in chemistry. I earned my M.S. degree in applied physics doing experimentation (optics, electronics, & programming) related to measuring air turbulence with a laser. I completed all but the dissertation for a PhD in physics. My research at UNC-Charlotte included construction and use of near-field scanning optical microscopes and spectral measurements of photoluminescence from porous silicon. I also worked a few years at a company developing equipment for creating computer generated holograms. Other recent work includes electronics repair and automation system installation.


Education

Warren Wilson College
Math Physics and Chemistry
Oregon Health & Science University (Oregon Graduate Center)
Masters
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $42
  • Rate details: Add 25% to rate for tutoring a group of 2 students. For sessions lasting 2 hours or more, the rate will be reduced by 10%. Short commutes may be eligible for a lower rate.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Dallas, NC 28034
  • Lesson cancellation: 20 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/11/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT

GMAT

My area of specialization is mathematics (including word problems). Most problems in physics are word problems. I scored in a high percentile on both the SAT and GRE.

Corporate Training

GMAT,

GMAT

My area of specialization is mathematics (including word problems). Most problems in physics are word problems. I scored in a high percentile on both the SAT and GRE.
ESL/ESOL

English

ESL/ESOL

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of mathematics and how the different things they learn reinforce one another.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level, I believe teachers need to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of mathematics in daily life.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught calculus at the community college level. I have also tutored high school and college students in calculus. Mastery of the algebra and trigonometry in precalculus is essential to prepare for calculus. I enjoy helping students recognize how useful math is in solving all types of problems.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My second major in college was chemistry. In addition to general chemistry, I took Organic I, Inorganic, Analytic, and Physical Chemistry I & II. My senior lab project involved constructing and interfacing hardware to automate titration. I have tutored a number of students in chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

More than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level has taught me how important it is to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of geometry in so many practical applications.
Physics,

Physics

I have completed undergraduate and graduate level course work required to obtain a Ph.D. in Physics. I have more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level plus supervising students in labs and tutoring. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the principles of physics. The beauty of physics and mathematics is that problems can be worked in more than one way, but the same answer will result.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have addressed many common misconceptions students have when teaching introductory algebra and when tutoring. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of mathematics and how it applies to daily life.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught math ranging from introductory algebra to calculus at the community college level. Mastery of the algebra and trigonometry in precalculus is essential to prepare for calculus. I enjoy helping students recognize how useful math is in solving all types of problems.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have a strong background in the math required for the SAT (and beyond). Often it is possible to solve the problems without many time consuming calculations if you apply basic mathematical principles. I have experience teaching math at the community college from the lowest algebra through calculus. I scored above 700 on the Math Section when I took the SAT.
ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored above the 90th percentile on the math section of the SAT. Many of the questions on the ACT are application problems (also called word problems) and also test reading comprehension. My background in physics qualifies me to be especially helpful since most physics problems are written in a similar fashion.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of mathematics and how the different things they learn reinforce one another.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level, I believe teachers need to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of mathematics in daily life.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught calculus at the community college level. I have also tutored high school and college students in calculus. Mastery of the algebra and trigonometry in precalculus is essential to prepare for calculus. I enjoy helping students recognize how useful math is in solving all types of problems.
Geometry,

Geometry

More than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level has taught me how important it is to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of geometry in so many practical applications.
Physics,

Physics

I have completed undergraduate and graduate level course work required to obtain a Ph.D. in Physics. I have more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level plus supervising students in labs and tutoring. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the principles of physics. The beauty of physics and mathematics is that problems can be worked in more than one way, but the same answer will result.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have addressed many common misconceptions students have when teaching introductory algebra and when tutoring. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of mathematics and how it applies to daily life.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught math ranging from introductory algebra to calculus at the community college level. Mastery of the algebra and trigonometry in precalculus is essential to prepare for calculus. I enjoy helping students recognize how useful math is in solving all types of problems.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have a strong background in the math required for the SAT (and beyond). Often it is possible to solve the problems without many time consuming calculations if you apply basic mathematical principles. I have experience teaching math at the community college from the lowest algebra through calculus. I scored above 700 on the Math Section when I took the SAT.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have taught trigonometry at the community college level. Since it is no longer a prerequisite of physics, I found it helpful to teach the essentials of trigonometry at the beginning of most physics classes. Trigonometry is easier when a student realizes how much of it comes from applying the Pythagorean Theorem. I enjoy helping students recognize how useful trigonometry is in applications from art to construction to science.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of mathematics and how the different things they learn reinforce one another.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level, I believe teachers need to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of mathematics in daily life.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught calculus at the community college level. I have also tutored high school and college students in calculus. Mastery of the algebra and trigonometry in precalculus is essential to prepare for calculus. I enjoy helping students recognize how useful math is in solving all types of problems.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My second major in college was chemistry. In addition to general chemistry, I took Organic I, Inorganic, Analytic, and Physical Chemistry I & II. My senior lab project involved constructing and interfacing hardware to automate titration. I have tutored a number of students in chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

More than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level has taught me how important it is to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of geometry in so many practical applications.
Physics,

Physics

I have completed undergraduate and graduate level course work required to obtain a Ph.D. in Physics. I have more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level plus supervising students in labs and tutoring. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the principles of physics. The beauty of physics and mathematics is that problems can be worked in more than one way, but the same answer will result.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have addressed many common misconceptions students have when teaching introductory algebra and when tutoring. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of mathematics and how it applies to daily life.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught math ranging from introductory algebra to calculus at the community college level. Mastery of the algebra and trigonometry in precalculus is essential to prepare for calculus. I enjoy helping students recognize how useful math is in solving all types of problems.
ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

My second major in college was chemistry. In addition to general chemistry, I took Organic I, Inorganic, Analytic, and Physical Chemistry I & II. My senior lab project involved constructing and interfacing hardware to automate titration. I have tutored a number of students in chemistry.
Physics

Physics

I have completed undergraduate and graduate level course work required to obtain a Ph.D. in Physics. I have more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level plus supervising students in labs and tutoring. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the principles of physics. The beauty of physics and mathematics is that problems can be worked in more than one way, but the same answer will result.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of mathematics and how the different things they learn reinforce one another.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level, I believe teachers need to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of mathematics in daily life.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught calculus at the community college level. I have also tutored high school and college students in calculus. Mastery of the algebra and trigonometry in precalculus is essential to prepare for calculus. I enjoy helping students recognize how useful math is in solving all types of problems.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

My second major in college was chemistry. In addition to general chemistry, I took Organic I, Inorganic, Analytic, and Physical Chemistry I & II. My senior lab project involved constructing and interfacing hardware to automate titration. I have tutored a number of students in chemistry.
Geometry,

Geometry

More than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level has taught me how important it is to help students make the connection between what they already know and the new concepts they seek to master. I enjoy helping students recognize the usefulness of geometry in so many practical applications.
Physics,

Physics

I have completed undergraduate and graduate level course work required to obtain a Ph.D. in Physics. I have more than 10 years of teaching experience at the community college level plus supervising students in labs and tutoring. I believe it is important to help students make the connection between what they already know and the principles of physics. The beauty of physics and mathematics is that problems can be worked in more than one way, but the same answer will result.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have a strong background in the math required for the SAT (and beyond). Often it is possible to solve the problems without many time consuming calculations if you apply basic mathematical principles. I have experience teaching math at the community college from the lowest algebra through calculus. I scored above 700 on the Math Section when I took the SAT.
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I scored above the 90th percentile on the math section of the SAT. Many of the questions on the ACT are application problems (also called word problems) and also test reading comprehension. My background in physics qualifies me to be especially helpful since most physics problems are written in a similar fashion.
GMAT,

GMAT

My area of specialization is mathematics (including word problems). Most problems in physics are word problems. I scored in a high percentile on both the SAT and GRE.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have a strong background in the math required for the SAT (and beyond). Often it is possible to solve the problems without many time consuming calculations if you apply basic mathematical principles. I have experience teaching math at the community college from the lowest algebra through calculus. I scored above 700 on the Math Section when I took the SAT.

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (54 ratings)
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(51)
4 star
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Reviews

Thankful for Todd!

My child was struggling with mathIII this year. He really helped to improve her grade and is now helping with SAT review in math. Very thankful we were able to get him as her tutor!

Lynn, 8 lessons with Todd

Helpful and knowledgeable Tutor

He went over the subjects that I didn't know and helped me understand them. He was very patient, polite and kind. He helped me understand the concepts. It would help if included examples that I could find on a test about the subject. He did send me a message with a link to a website that would further my studies.

Laurel, 1 lesson with Todd

Great Tutor

Todd quickly helps me learn new concepts. He is a great and patient physics tutor and I would recommend him to anyone.

Andrew, 9 lessons with Todd

Great Chemistry Tutor

Todd did a great job helping my son understand chemistry. He is very friendly and has a great understanding of chemistry.

Marianne, 1 lesson with Todd

Patience

This Tudor was able to explain geometry to my son without him feeling intimidated. I hope to use him next year

Carol , 5 lessons with Todd

Excellent Tutor. Highly Recommended!

Todd has been a huge help with a math course I wasn't sure I could tackle on my own. He is extremely knowledgeable, eager to teach, and wasn't judgmental when I didn't know some more basic aspects of my subject.

Bill, 3 lessons with Todd
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Todd C.

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