Hello! I am Grover, an experienced, thoughtful tutor of many years. After graduating with first a bachelor’s degree in meteorology, then a masters in atmospheric physics, I worked for 15 years in those fields before finding what I really enjoy doing: teaching and tutoring in mathematics, physics, and other sciences. Beginning in 1999, I have taught classes in physics for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University part-time, while also tutoring students in algebra, geometry, calculus,...
Hello! I am Grover, an experienced, thoughtful tutor of many years. After graduating with first a bachelor’s degree in meteorology, then a masters in atmospheric physics, I worked for 15 years in those fields before finding what I really enjoy doing: teaching and tutoring in mathematics, physics, and other sciences. Beginning in 1999, I have taught classes in physics for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University part-time, while also tutoring students in algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, physics, chemistry, earth science, and so forth the rest of the time. Most of my tutoring took place in the student’s home, although occasionally I met the tutee in a neutral setting, such as a quiet spot in a café or a local university. I have had individuals from as young as 10 to their mid-seventies.
No matter the tutoring circumstances, I have always made it my priority to understand what particularly gives the student difficulty, then strive to see what approach can best help them. Sometimes that approach has been to let them show me what they tried to do; other times, I will do an example problem, similar to theirs, and see how they respond to the worked example. Almost invariably, the other individual has left with a clear idea as to how to solve such problems. And believe me, there is no better feeling, as the tutor, in knowing that the one you’re trying to help, can do the work on their own!