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Steven W.

Physics Ph.D., *professional*, easygoing, 5000+ hours tutoring physics

Physics Ph.D., *professional*, easygoing, 5000+ hours tutoring physics

$50/hour

  • 5,646 hours tutoring

About Steven


Bio

Take advantage of my expertise, but without the Expertise Effect!

(Expertise Effect: where teachers experienced in a subject forget what it is like to encounter the material for the first time)

-- I have organized and taught introductory physics in many classes (both with and without calculus),
-- I have thorough experience with all introductory subjects, so I am VERY comfortable presenting this information in a class, or class-like, format (perfect for review or preparation for ANY...

Take advantage of my expertise, but without the Expertise Effect!

(Expertise Effect: where teachers experienced in a subject forget what it is like to encounter the material for the first time)

-- I have organized and taught introductory physics in many classes (both with and without calculus),
-- I have thorough experience with all introductory subjects, so I am VERY comfortable presenting this information in a class, or class-like, format (perfect for review or preparation for ANY AP Exam and the SAT II Physics Exam)
-- I have honed and developed (from the many questions I have been asked by students over the years) the best ways to make even tricky physics topics easier to grasp, and make problems easier to solve.
-- AND I remember what it was like to see physics for the first time

This is much more than can come from just taking courses or coming back to teaching physics after doing something else.

I have CURRENT college teaching experience at Southern New Hampshire University. I also have taught recently at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire.

I work at all levels of fundamental physics: AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, IB Physics, Honors Physics, SAT Physics, Conceptual Physics, General Physics I, General Physics II, and Modern Physics.

My goal in tutoring, that I think will help students most, is giving what I call a "visceral" understanding of the material. A lot of tutors can understand how to use equations and what the variables in them refer to; but that leads more to an "intellectual" understanding. I want to give an understanding that you can "grab hold of," something that lets you know what that quantity or principle means. I do this through pictures and discussion of the history of physics, when helpful, to give context to the equations.

I particularly enjoy giving "handles" to some of the trickier concepts in physics. What *is* moment of inertia? What *is* electric potential, and why is it used? What *is* flux, and


Education

University of Michigan (B.S., highest honors)
Physics
University of Wisconsin - Madison (Physics)
Masters
University of Wisconsin - Madison (Physics)
PhD

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Two semesters teaching Introductory Algebra and Trigonometry at Nashua Community College (NH); (Spring and Summer 2015)
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience of two semesters teaching Introductory Algebra at Nashua Community College (NH); (Spring and Summer 2015).
Physics,

Physics

I have CURRENT college teaching experience over the last two years, planning and leading introductory physics classes (both calculus- and algebra-based; the kind of material that shows up in AP and Honors Physics Classes) at Southern New Hampshire University and previous teaching experience at -- Bridgewater State University (MA) -- The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater -- Daniel Webster College (NH)
Precalculus

Precalculus

Have taught Introductory Algebra and Trigonometry at Nashua Community College in Spring and Summer 2015.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Two semesters teaching Introductory Algebra and Trigonometry at Nashua Community College (NH); (Spring and Summer 2015)
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience of two semesters teaching Introductory Algebra at Nashua Community College (NH); (Spring and Summer 2015).
Physics,

Physics

I have CURRENT college teaching experience over the last two years, planning and leading introductory physics classes (both calculus- and algebra-based; the kind of material that shows up in AP and Honors Physics Classes) at Southern New Hampshire University and previous teaching experience at -- Bridgewater State University (MA) -- The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater -- Daniel Webster College (NH)
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Have taught Introductory Algebra and Trigonometry at Nashua Community College in Spring and Summer 2015.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have two semesters of experience teaching Trigonometry at Nashua Community College (Spring & Summer 2015). I taught right triangle trigonometry and identities, along with how to convert values between quadrants using reference angles.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Two semesters teaching Introductory Algebra and Trigonometry at Nashua Community College (NH); (Spring and Summer 2015)
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience of two semesters teaching Introductory Algebra at Nashua Community College (NH); (Spring and Summer 2015).
Physics,

Physics

I have CURRENT college teaching experience over the last two years, planning and leading introductory physics classes (both calculus- and algebra-based; the kind of material that shows up in AP and Honors Physics Classes) at Southern New Hampshire University and previous teaching experience at -- Bridgewater State University (MA) -- The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater -- Daniel Webster College (NH)
Precalculus

Precalculus

Have taught Introductory Algebra and Trigonometry at Nashua Community College in Spring and Summer 2015.

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

I have twice taught astronomy at the college level, and my distributed minor in graduate school was in astronomy. I also have hundreds of hours of astronomy tutoring experience to date.
Physics

Physics

I have CURRENT college teaching experience over the last two years, planning and leading introductory physics classes (both calculus- and algebra-based; the kind of material that shows up in AP and Honors Physics Classes) at Southern New Hampshire University and previous teaching experience at -- Bridgewater State University (MA) -- The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater -- Daniel Webster College (NH)

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Two semesters teaching Introductory Algebra and Trigonometry at Nashua Community College (NH); (Spring and Summer 2015)
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience of two semesters teaching Introductory Algebra at Nashua Community College (NH); (Spring and Summer 2015).
Physics

Physics

I have CURRENT college teaching experience over the last two years, planning and leading introductory physics classes (both calculus- and algebra-based; the kind of material that shows up in AP and Honors Physics Classes) at Southern New Hampshire University and previous teaching experience at -- Bridgewater State University (MA) -- The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater -- Daniel Webster College (NH)

Examples of Expertise


Steven has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 422 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (2,131 ratings)
5 star
(2,033)
4 star
(79)
3 star
(10)
2 star
(7)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Knowledge

Excellent teacher. Very well articulated and very patient. I’m a slow learner and he took the time to explain things to me a few times without getting irritated

Jason, 1 lesson with Steven

Knowledgeable and Efficient

Steven is very helpful! He explained concepts that I had never known before in a clear, comprehensible, and efficient way. He is also very flexible in terms of timing.

Lei, 21 lessons with Steven

first lesson was excellent

My son enjoyed his first lesson, which was on electric fields (in preparation for AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism). I plan to seek more lessons from this tutor.

Kele, 4 lessons with Steven

Physics AP review

My son was interested in reviewing AP Chemistry especially in light of the new format. Steven was great in explaining difficult concepts and assuring that he was prepared for his exam. Thanks very much.

Jackie , 3 lessons with Steven

Flexible and patient tutor

In these challenging times, Steven has successfully set up remote learning for my son and has been very flexible and attentive. My son has submitted worksheets and documents for Steven's review and Steven has been super at interacting with my son and giving feedback.

Kerry, 18 lessons with Steven

Excellent

Great review!! I am glad to have the opportunity to be on the receiving end of his expertise on a subject which is hard.

Chia, 32 lessons with Steven

AP Physics exam review

Steven W. explains concepts clearly and always helps me break down concepts so I get a better understanding. He’s great.

Steve, 31 lessons with Steven

Experienced knowledgeable tutor

Helped me break down complicated topics and has an ideas how make easier and understandable. He is a knowledgeable tutor, he knows what you need and try to deliver it to you in a simple way.

Salah, 4 lessons with Steven

Effective

We have had only one lesson with Steven so far. The lesson was on AP Physics C electricity topic. We will schedule more throughout the year.

Joshna, 10 lessons with Steven
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$50/hour

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Response time: 36 minutes