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Bill B.

Ph.D. tutor can help in math or physics at all levels

Ph.D. tutor can help in math or physics at all levels

$40/hour

  • 176 hours tutoring

About Bill


Bio

I can help guide you through problems, to help you build your skill and confidence.

I am a semi-retired physicist, 50 years old, with 20 years of experience as a Los Alamos scientist and biophysicist. I have recent experience tutoring all levels from high school to graduate students! All positive feedback! I also have a bachelor's degree in mathematics from MIT.

Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Physics is not so much about knowledge, it's about...

I can help guide you through problems, to help you build your skill and confidence.

I am a semi-retired physicist, 50 years old, with 20 years of experience as a Los Alamos scientist and biophysicist. I have recent experience tutoring all levels from high school to graduate students! All positive feedback! I also have a bachelor's degree in mathematics from MIT.

Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Physics is not so much about knowledge, it's about insight.

Advanced subjects include: Mechanics, Electro-Magnetism, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum mechanics, Relativity theory, Introductory Physics, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, General Physics, General Statistics.

I have published dozens of papers, with a total of over 2000 citations. I have served as an advisor to the World Health Organization in Geneva and as a participant in an international expert panel convened by the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, California.


Education

M.I.T.
Math
U. C. Berkeley Dept. of Physics
PhD

Policies

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

I did well in one statistics course at MIT, and have since written papers with PhD statisticians, and have done statistics research. I am strong in the fundamentals, but my knowledge will be spotty for any advanced statistics courses.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from high school second in my class, and math was one of my best subjects. I then got a bachelor's degree in math from M.I.T.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a B.S. in Math from M.I.T. I studied two semesters of linear algebra at MIT. I scored a perfect 800 on the math SAT. I have tutoring experience since college, and studied advanced algebra (group theory) at MIT, where I got honorable mention in the Putnam Exam my senior year.
Calculus,

Calculus

I really loved math in school... I had a bunch of math trophies! I was top of my class in high school calculus, scored a 5 (the highest possible) on the calculus ACT, hold a math degree from MIT, and studied vector calculus, advance algebra (group theory) and physics. I got honorable mention in the Putnam exam my senior year at MIT.
Geometry,

Geometry

My entrance essay to MIT was about geometry. I have a degree in Math from MIT. I have experience tutoring in math.
Physics,

Physics

I have a Ph.D. in physics, have taught introductory physics, and tutored physics at MIT. I love physics!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics. I took calculus in high school. I got a perfect score of 800 on the math SAT. I tutored students at MIT and Berkeley.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a perfect 800 on the math SAT back when I took it. I have worked with students at all levels from elementary school to graduate school.
Statistics

Statistics

I did well in one statistics course at MIT, and have since written papers with PhD statisticians, and have done statistics research. I am strong in the fundamentals, but my knowledge will be spotty for any advanced statistics courses.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics. I scored a perfect 5 on the AP calculus test. I have tutored high school students in math. I tutored at MIT and Berkeley.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from high school second in my class, and math was one of my best subjects. I then got a bachelor's degree in math from M.I.T.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a B.S. in Math from M.I.T. I studied two semesters of linear algebra at MIT. I scored a perfect 800 on the math SAT. I have tutoring experience since college, and studied advanced algebra (group theory) at MIT, where I got honorable mention in the Putnam Exam my senior year.
Calculus,

Calculus

I really loved math in school... I had a bunch of math trophies! I was top of my class in high school calculus, scored a 5 (the highest possible) on the calculus ACT, hold a math degree from MIT, and studied vector calculus, advance algebra (group theory) and physics. I got honorable mention in the Putnam exam my senior year at MIT.
Geometry,

Geometry

My entrance essay to MIT was about geometry. I have a degree in Math from MIT. I have experience tutoring in math.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I took 2 semesters of linear algebra at MIT. I have published papers that make use of linear algebra, including one with John Pearson in PNAS. I tutored students at MIT and Berkeley.
Physics,

Physics

I have a Ph.D. in physics, have taught introductory physics, and tutored physics at MIT. I love physics!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics. I took calculus in high school. I got a perfect score of 800 on the math SAT. I tutored students at MIT and Berkeley.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a perfect 800 on the math SAT back when I took it. I have worked with students at all levels from elementary school to graduate school.
Statistics

Statistics

I did well in one statistics course at MIT, and have since written papers with PhD statisticians, and have done statistics research. I am strong in the fundamentals, but my knowledge will be spotty for any advanced statistics courses.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from high school second in my class, and math was one of my best subjects. I then got a bachelor's degree in math from M.I.T.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a B.S. in Math from M.I.T. I studied two semesters of linear algebra at MIT. I scored a perfect 800 on the math SAT. I have tutoring experience since college, and studied advanced algebra (group theory) at MIT, where I got honorable mention in the Putnam Exam my senior year.
Calculus,

Calculus

I really loved math in school... I had a bunch of math trophies! I was top of my class in high school calculus, scored a 5 (the highest possible) on the calculus ACT, hold a math degree from MIT, and studied vector calculus, advance algebra (group theory) and physics. I got honorable mention in the Putnam exam my senior year at MIT.
Geometry,

Geometry

My entrance essay to MIT was about geometry. I have a degree in Math from MIT. I have experience tutoring in math.
Physics,

Physics

I have a Ph.D. in physics, have taught introductory physics, and tutored physics at MIT. I love physics!
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics. I took calculus in high school. I got a perfect score of 800 on the math SAT. I tutored students at MIT and Berkeley.
Statistics

Statistics

I did well in one statistics course at MIT, and have since written papers with PhD statisticians, and have done statistics research. I am strong in the fundamentals, but my knowledge will be spotty for any advanced statistics courses.

Science

Physics

Physics

I have a Ph.D. in physics, have taught introductory physics, and tutored physics at MIT. I love physics!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I graduated from high school second in my class, and math was one of my best subjects. I then got a bachelor's degree in math from M.I.T.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a B.S. in Math from M.I.T. I studied two semesters of linear algebra at MIT. I scored a perfect 800 on the math SAT. I have tutoring experience since college, and studied advanced algebra (group theory) at MIT, where I got honorable mention in the Putnam Exam my senior year.
Calculus,

Calculus

I really loved math in school... I had a bunch of math trophies! I was top of my class in high school calculus, scored a 5 (the highest possible) on the calculus ACT, hold a math degree from MIT, and studied vector calculus, advance algebra (group theory) and physics. I got honorable mention in the Putnam exam my senior year at MIT.
Geometry,

Geometry

My entrance essay to MIT was about geometry. I have a degree in Math from MIT. I have experience tutoring in math.
Physics,

Physics

I have a Ph.D. in physics, have taught introductory physics, and tutored physics at MIT. I love physics!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a perfect 800 on the math SAT back when I took it. I have worked with students at all levels from elementary school to graduate school.
Statistics

Statistics

I did well in one statistics course at MIT, and have since written papers with PhD statisticians, and have done statistics research. I am strong in the fundamentals, but my knowledge will be spotty for any advanced statistics courses.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics. I scored a perfect 5 on the AP calculus test. I have tutored high school students in math. I tutored at MIT and Berkeley.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I scored a perfect 800 on the math SAT back when I took it. I have worked with students at all levels from elementary school to graduate school.
ASVAB, GRE

Examples of Expertise


Bill has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (44 ratings)
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Reviews


extremely helpful

Bill jumped right into AP Calc tutoring without missing a beat. My son was very impressed and grateful for the excellent tutoring. He noted that Bill had all the concepts memorized andcexplained them well.

Trais, 16 lessons with Bill

Helpful and very knowledgeable tutor!

Worked on infinite series and sequences. I learned to approach telescoping sums in a new way I hadn't seen before, it was so helpful to work through that topic.

Karen, 8 lessons with Bill

Extremely knowledgeable and innovative!

Bill has a superior understanding of calculus. He showed me a variety of strategies that could be applied to the same problem. This way, he helped me determine which strategies were best for me, which has enabled me to save more time for checking my answers and methods on exams. He connected certain concepts that I didn't even know could be connected. Working with Bill was very edifying but, at the same time, a lot of fun. Bill is very kind and friendly, and he is a firm believer in applying the knowledge you already have to new, more challenging problems. So, he will not give the answer right away, but will instead guide you to the answer by using the knowledge that you already have, which is an extremely effective approach when it comes to higher-level math. He is resourceful, patient, and a great communicator. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to develop a deeper, more solid understanding of math.

Andie, 2 lessons with Bill
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