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Jerry D.

Arizona Graduate for Math, Physics and Chemistry Tutoring

Arizona Graduate for Math, Physics and Chemistry Tutoring

$40/hour

  • 1,214 hours tutoring

About Jerry


Bio

My name is Jerry and I've been tutoring all levels of HS and college Math, Physics and Chemistry for the past 9.5 years. I enjoy helping students, and my students like the way I explain hard to understand concepts in each subject. I believe in a "simplistic" approach to teaching Math, Physics Chemistry. I strive to teach my subjects 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...

My name is Jerry and I've been tutoring all levels of HS and college Math, Physics and Chemistry for the past 9.5 years. I enjoy helping students, and my students like the way I explain hard to understand concepts in each subject. I believe in a "simplistic" approach to teaching Math, Physics Chemistry. I strive to teach my subjects 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 Thermonuclear 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, 1970's, and 1980'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 clearly explain difficult topics. I teach with a style that I would want in a tutor if I was being tutored in Math, Physics or Chemistry. Send me an email on the Wyzant.com site and let's get started. With me as your tutor, you will achieve the grades you want.


Education

Calif St. University, Northridge
B S Physics
University of Arizona
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Travel policy: Within 16 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89145
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/15/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Differential Equations,

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.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (329 ratings)
5 star
(297)
4 star
(27)
3 star
(3)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Knowledgeable & patient great tutor. After one hour lesson my daughter brought her grade in Chemistry from a C to a B. We will definitely stick with Jerry.

Shannon , 3 lessons with Jerry

Jerry was a great help in Geometry

Jerry was very helpful and patient with my son. He was engaging and really seemed to enjoy teaching. My son was able to understand the lesson and didn't have his usual frustration in trying to understand a new concept. Thank you, Jerry! We appreciate your help!

Ruth, 3 lessons with Jerry

Excellent Tutor

Jerry did an awesome job with my son's Algebra II lesson. He went over the review sheet and tackled ever question by showing our son the simplest way to get the solution. Luke has a better understanding and more confidence going into the exam. Jerry's method of teaching is without a doubt a great way for anyone to learn complicated math.

Cindy, 3 lessons with Jerry

Passionate and engaging

Jerry tutored precalc for my high school senior. He was very personable. I asked my daughter for her honest opinion as to whether or not we should try a different tutor as this was her first session. The first session is an interview in a sense. She was adamant that Jerry was effective.

Scott, 1 lesson with Jerry

Great Algebra II tutor

Jerry explained the math concepts in a way that my son could easily understand. He had my son do practice problems to make sure that he understood the material that they were reviewing. He also made written notes that my son could refer to later. We will definitely use Jerry again.

Sabrena, 17 lessons with Jerry

Goes above and beyond

Jerry went above and beyond with his help to ensure I succeeded in my Math for Economists course. The course was a mix of advanced calculus principles, some which were a bit different than what Jerry had experience with. He spent the time to make sure he understood the economic approach to the problems and then showed me how to do the problems. He makes himself available to his students between tutoring sessions as well. I would definitely recommend him as a tutor.

Erica, 10 lessons with Jerry

Understanding and patient

Jerry met with my son for the first time. Worked well with my son on Physics concepts. Very knowledgeable of topic. My son felt comfortable with him. We will be using him in the future for tutoring needs.

Trish, 9 lessons with Jerry

Fabulous!

Jerry really has helped me think in a different way, and has caused me to approach physics problems differently and more successfully. With just 2 sessions I feel much more confident in how to work a problem out to find the correct solution.

Kathryn, 2 lessons with Jerry

Great tutor

My son just had the first tutor class, and we really like him. He understood Student's need, encourage him to love to learn, and provide all his best .He is a great tutor AS

Aida, 1 lesson with Jerry
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$40/hour

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Response time: 3 hours