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William W.

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Experienced and Friendly

$50/hour

  • 80 hours tutoring

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Hello, friends! My name is William, and I’m a science and math tutor based out of Las Vegas, NV. I have bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Physics, and am finishing up my PhD in Physics (with an emphasis in Chemistry and materials science) this fall. With over 10 years of combined teaching and tutoring experience, I’ve taught introductory physics in a college classroom setting, and I have tutored students from age eight to sixty-eight to improve classroom grades, prepare for...

Hello, friends! My name is William, and I’m a science and math tutor based out of Las Vegas, NV. I have bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Physics, and am finishing up my PhD in Physics (with an emphasis in Chemistry and materials science) this fall. With over 10 years of combined teaching and tutoring experience, I’ve taught introductory physics in a college classroom setting, and I have tutored students from age eight to sixty-eight to improve classroom grades, prepare for standardized tests or simply for the joy and personal enrichment of learning.

I firmly believe that the best knowledge comes from doing, and I encourage my students to see math as a tool rather than a task for memorization. Practically, that means that I do no more than half the talking in a tutoring session. Frequently, I will ask students to explain concepts or steps in a problem back to me as a way of seeing how much they understand. I'm not around just to hand out answers to the problem in front of a student -- I'm here to hand out tools to solve problems they haven't even seen yet!

One thing that math students often despair of is knowing what the math they are learning is *for*. "When will I ever use this?" is a dreaded question among teachers and tutors alike. Being able to show real-world connections is key to keeping students interested in what might be otherwise dry material. Students frequently have not learned to place math questions in the context of the world they are familiar with. For young students, this can mean the use of physical models to understand operations and concepts; for students a little older, this can mean contextualizing the history of what they are learning and including the why and how rather than just the what. For teenagers and adults, this usually means analyzing an object, situation or process that they are familiar with on a surface level and using the tool being studied to think about it one level deeper.

The other issue commonly plaguing math students is the idea that there is just a


Education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Physics and Math
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
PhD

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Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

B.S. in Mathematics w/ 3 semesters of statistics Near daily use of statistical models in scientific work

Homeschool

Physics,

Physics

I have a B.S. in computational physics and am currently a PhD candidate in physics studying high pressure solids.
Statistics,

Statistics

B.S. in Mathematics w/ 3 semesters of statistics Near daily use of statistical models in scientific work
Algebra 2, Calculus

Math

Physics,

Physics

I have a B.S. in computational physics and am currently a PhD candidate in physics studying high pressure solids.
Statistics,

Statistics

B.S. in Mathematics w/ 3 semesters of statistics Near daily use of statistical models in scientific work
Algebra 2, Calculus, Probability

Most Popular

Physics,

Physics

I have a B.S. in computational physics and am currently a PhD candidate in physics studying high pressure solids.
Statistics,

Statistics

B.S. in Mathematics w/ 3 semesters of statistics Near daily use of statistical models in scientific work
Algebra 2, Calculus

Science

Physics

Physics

I have a B.S. in computational physics and am currently a PhD candidate in physics studying high pressure solids.

Summer

Physics,

Physics

I have a B.S. in computational physics and am currently a PhD candidate in physics studying high pressure solids.
Statistics,

Statistics

B.S. in Mathematics w/ 3 semesters of statistics Near daily use of statistical models in scientific work
Algebra 2, Calculus

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a true answer to prayer.

We began our first lesson today in AP Calculus. VERY intuitive, easy to understand and patient. William is very thorough in assessing current skill level, and ways to improve subject depth/knowledge. His subject mastery is apparent and his encouraging remarks refreshing. Very pleased with his level of professionalism and help.

Mauricia, 1 lesson with William

Data Wiz

We went over the steps of my assignment that I wasn't fully grasping, He was patient and went through document to show me best steps to complete analysis. Knows his stuff in data ! Planning for future sessions.

Jackie, 1 lesson with William

Knowledgeable and communication

William was knowledgeable about the subject matter and was able to communicate it in a way that I could understand. He stepped through the problems and was able to show me how to come to the correct answer.

Xan, 3 lessons with William
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William W.

$50/hour

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Contact William

Response time: 2 hours