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Steven W.

Physics Ph.D., *professional*, easygoing, 8000+ hours tutoring physics

Physics Ph.D., *professional*, easygoing, 8000+ hours tutoring physics

$50/hour

  • 8,661 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 421 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (3,124 ratings)
5 star
(2,992)
4 star
(101)
3 star
(19)
2 star
(10)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and great tutor..

Steven taught each topic very patiently and helped understand concepts very easy. He gave lot of examples and provided detailed explanation. He is a great teacher and have tremendous knowledge. I would recommend him to any student.

Rohin, 21 lessons with Steven

Knowledgeable and efficient tutor

Review Physics material and prepare my kid for AP physics C exam. Very efficient and nice tutor. Easy to communicate and response immediately. Kid got 98% for her physics exam.

Stella, 30 lessons with Steven

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Steven helped Zach understand what he needed to know understand now for his AP Physics 2 class. Looking forward to getting more help from Steven for Zach's AP Physics 2 exam.

Chip, 1 lesson with Steven

Knowledgeable tutor with excellent teaching skills!

My son needed help with AP physics 1. So I contacted Steven and he was very honest about when we can start taking sessions from him. Now that we have started the sessions my son is very happy with the way he teaches and he even said that now the concepts are more clear to him and he has a better understanding of the topics Steven taught him. He feels more confident in solving AP physics problems and about taking the AP exam. We highly recommend Steven to anyone looking for a good, knowledgeable tutor.

Radhika , 7 lessons with Steven

explained physics problem very well

Steven was very helpful teaching my daughter when she got stuck with her IB physics. In half hour first session she could say he liked the teacher and want to continue with him.

Shilpa, 6 lessons with Steven

Very knowledgeable and patient

Steven was an excellent tutor, he was able to break down the problems into many concise steps in a way that’s easy to understand and follow. I’ll definitely use his services and recommend him to any of my friends who are having difficulty with college physics.

Mersedeh, 1 lesson with Steven

I highly recommend Steven for AP Physics C:Mechanics

We got lucky that we picked Steven to tutor my senior for AP Physics C: Mechanics. She did not do any physics prior to taking AP Physics C:Mechanics and needed help with it. The best part about Steven's classes is He is always prepared and has prepared slides with study material. He simplifies and distills concepts that makes it easy to understand. I would highly recommend Steven for a AP Physics C: Mechanics tutor!

Sheela, 12 lessons with Steven

Great Astronomy tutor!

Helped explain the phases of the moon clearly. All set now for my test next week. Easy to arrange and good with communication.

Diane, 6 lessons with Steven

Great Astronomy tutor!

Helped explain the phases of the moon clearly. All set now for my test next week. Easy to arrange and good with communication.

Diane, 6 lessons with Steven
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$50/hour

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Steven W.

$50/hour

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Response time: 38 minutes