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Steven W.

Physics Ph.D., *professional*, easygoing, 6000+ hours tutoring physics

Physics Ph.D., *professional*, easygoing, 6000+ hours tutoring physics

$50/hour

  • 7,108 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 (2,613 ratings)
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(2,496)
4 star
(91)
3 star
(16)
2 star
(8)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and flexible tutor

Steven is a highly qualified physics tutor who helped my daughter with test anxiety to prepare for the Physics I AP test. He explained everything clearly, walked her through all the worksheets and she felt much more confident about taking the test. He charges very reasonable rates and is very accommodating with scheduling- highly recommend!

Therese, 8 lessons with Steven

Very accurate and patient

He loves teaching. Great methods and easy ways of explanation. would recommend to slow catching students.

Lisa, 6 lessons with Steven

Knows how to effectively teach

My daughter reports Steven has been able to help her understand the Physic concepts which her teacher and other tutors were unable to do.

Robert, 9 lessons with Steven

Very helpful and knowledgeable!

Steven really helped my brother and I learn more about Astronomy. He was very patient and responded well to almost any question we asked him. Thanks again for everything! :)

Sean, 1 lesson with Steven

Patient tutor.

Steven helped my daughter with physics problems that she was having difficulty with. He was patient and helpful. She now has more confidence in her ability to grasp physics.

Emily, 1 lesson with Steven

Knowledgeable and patient teacher

The session was very helpful. My son worked through a couple of difficult problems and Steven guided him to learn the concepts. We look forward to future sessions. Thank you

DEEPAK, 3 lessons with Steven

Outstanding physics tutor!!

Outstanding college-level physics tutor! My daughter needed someone to fill in the blanks left by a substandard instructor, and she said Steven did a great job. Patient and thorough explanations.

Richard, 1 lesson with Steven

Great tutor.

Steven was very familiar with common questions and struggles students have; he answered them very effectively and pointed out additional tips that were helpful. He also engages the student and encourages them to try the problem first, then points out where the student may have made a mistake.

Ron, 1 lesson with Steven

Very knowledgeable and helpful

Mr. Steven helped my son understand his mistakes on his previous test questions and my son be able to quickly comprehend from Mr. Steven tutor. We will look for Mr. Steven for future lessons.

Michael, 2 lessons with Steven
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$50/hour

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Response time: 25 minutes