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Jerry D.

Las Vegas, NV

$38/hour

Arizona Graduate for Math and Physics Tutoring

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Background check passed as of 3/15/14
4.8 average from 136 ratings
Awesome teacher super helpful and friendly
— Mike, Henderson, NV on 6/2/16

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Calif St. University, Northridge
B S Physics
University of Arizona
Master's

Education

Calif St. University, Northridge (B S Physics)

University of Arizona (Master's)

About Jerry

My name is Jerry and I've been tutoring all levels of HS and college Math and Physics for the past 6 years. I enjoy helping students, and my students like the way I explain hard to understand concepts in Math and Physics. I believe in a "simplistic" approach to teaching Math and Physics. I strive to teach Math and Physics without a lot of theoretical jargon and I teach a methodical approach to solving problems.

While at the University of Arizona, I majored in Nuclear Engineering; I have a BS in Nuclear Physics and a MS degree in Nuclear Engineering. For 20 years I worked at a Nuclear Weapons factory as a Sr. Nuclear Safety Engineer. I was responsible for keeping the operators safe while they handled fissionable (nuclear) materials. I worked with the operators and educated them on the hazards of handling nuclear materials that were the primary component of nuclear weapons. I moved to Las Vegas in July 2002 to work on the Yucca Mountain Project and then transferred to the Nevada Test Site where the US detonated nuclear weapons during the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.

In 2010 I decided to retire from my engineering profession and do what I enjoy the most; help students and tutor. I enjoy making a difference in a students curriculum and being a part of a students progress. We will do several problems, because that is the way I believe, a student will remember the material well enough to score high marks on his or her exam. I work with primarily high school and college students in subjects such as AP Physics, AP Calculus, Precalculus, Trigonometry, Geometry and Algebra and Chemistry. I believe that one of my best assets is how well I relate to my students and my ability to teach difficult topics. I teach with a style that I would want in a tutor if I was being tutored in Math or Physics. Send me an email on the Wyzant.com site and lets get started. With me as your tutor, you will achieve the grades you want.
My name is Jerry and I've been tutoring all levels of HS and college Math and Physics for the past 6 years. I enjoy helping students, and my students like the way I explain hard to understand concepts in Math and Physics. I believe in a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89145
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome teacher super helpful and friendly"

- Mike, Henderson, NV on 6/2/16

"Simply the Best!"

- Lorraine, Las Vegas, NV on 6/28/16

"Amazing tutor !!"

- Natasha, Las Vegas, NV on 5/16/16

"Helpful"

- Karen, Las Vegas, NV on 4/6/16

"Patient and Knowledgable Tutor"

- Amy, Las Vegas, NV on 1/11/16

"Knowledgeable"

- Alex, Las Vegas, NV on 12/12/15

"Takes time to explain math concepts."

- Steven, Las Vegas, NV on 11/11/15

"Helpful tutor"

- Keoni, Las Vegas, NV on 11/10/15

"Very patient and competent teacher"

- Lauren, Las Vegas, NV on 9/28/15

"Awesome Tutor!!"

- Monica, San Diego, CA on 3/22/15

"Fantastic!"

- Michele, Las Vegas, NV on 1/26/15

"Patient and understanding"

- Delane, Las Vegas, NV on 1/3/15

"Improves Confidence!!"

- Summer, North Las Vegas, NV on 6/26/14

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Cynthia, Las Vegas, NV on 5/6/14

"Thank You"

- Denise, Las Vegas, NV on 5/1/14

"Establishes a Good Rapport"

- Greg, Las Vegas, NV on 4/28/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

I have a BS and MS in Physics and have solved ordinary differential equations many times during my past work experience. Much of my course work dealt with Partial Differential Equations such as Laplaces Equation and the Schroenger Wave Equation.

Calif St. University, Northridge
B S Physics
University of Arizona
Master's

Education

Calif St. University, Northridge (B S Physics)

University of Arizona (Master's)

Awesome teacher super helpful and friendly — After working with another tutor for the past few weeks it had become apparent that I was not learning as much as I could. I saw that Jerry is highly recommended and decided to see if he could help me with physics. After just 20 minutes Jerry explained concepts to me that I have been trying to grasp for months. Jerry is very patient and always explains the 'how's' and the 'whys'. It is very ap ...

— Mike, Henderson, NV on 6/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jerry will travel within 10 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89145.