Physics (and math) are fun, really

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Physics (and math) are fun, really

Jim S.
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## Amazing and patient.

Nick, 7 lessons with JimJim was a great person and a fantastic tutor. I was a neuroscience major at the University of Rochester and needed to get through Physics E&M. It was an incredibly tough course and I was worried about passing it, an experience I hadn't faced before. Jim contacted me immediately, had a flexible schedule, and was a great teacher. He not only came with his own materials everyday to help make things clearer, but explained topics in a straightforward and concise manner. He even took the time to...

Unlike many of the tutors that appear on this site, I an not a professional teacher. I have, however, been a tutor for many years. I got my start, quite by accident, while a physics teaching assistant at the University of California. My job was to teach a freshman physics lab course. Most of the students were able to do the lab work but had problems using calculus to do their physics and math homework. One student nailed the issue as similar to taking a french literature course while trying...

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Microsoft Excel
#### Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel for the last 20 years, mainly in engineering applications

Microsoft Excel,
#### Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel for the last 20 years, mainly in engineering applications

Statistics
#### Statistics

Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

After the subject many times with good success.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I tutor to help students achieve any of the following mathematical skills:
Students should be able to work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical, or verbal. They should understand the connections among these representations.
• Students should understand the meaning of the derivative in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation, and should be able to use derivatives to solve a variety of problems.
• Students should understand the meaning of the definite integral both as a limit of Riemann sums and as the net accumulation of change, and should be able to use integrals to solve a variety of problems.
• Students should understand the relationship between the derivative and the definite integral as expressed in both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
• Students should be able to communicate mathematics and explain solutions to problems both verbally and in written sentences.
• Students should be able to model a written description of a physical situation with a function, a differential equation, or an integral.
• Students should be able to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.
• Students should be able to determine the reasonableness of solutions, including sign, size, relative accuracy, and units of measurement.
• Students should develop an appreciation of calculus as a coherent body of knowledge and as a human accomplishment.

Physics,
#### Physics

I tutor the following topics:
Newton's Laws
Least Action and Lagrangian mechanics
Pascal's and Archimedes' Principles
solid and fluid mechanics
wave motion and sound
electricity and magnetism
thermodynamics
circuits
optics
quantum mechanics
particle physics

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I tutor to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections. Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced. I can also cover analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. This subject is important for any student planning to take a college algebra or college pre-calculus class.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

The math sections of SAT measure a student’s ability to reason quantitatively, solve mathematical problems, and interpret data presented in graphical form. My tutoring is focused on four areas of mathematics that are typically covered in the first three years of American high school education: Arithmetic, Algebra and Functions, Geometry, and Data Analysis. The Algebra section was recently expanded to include basic College Algebra.

Statistics,
#### Statistics

Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses

Algebra 2
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

After the subject many times with good success.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I tutor to help students achieve any of the following mathematical skills:
Students should be able to work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical, or verbal. They should understand the connections among these representations.
• Students should understand the meaning of the derivative in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation, and should be able to use derivatives to solve a variety of problems.
• Students should understand the meaning of the definite integral both as a limit of Riemann sums and as the net accumulation of change, and should be able to use integrals to solve a variety of problems.
• Students should understand the relationship between the derivative and the definite integral as expressed in both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
• Students should be able to communicate mathematics and explain solutions to problems both verbally and in written sentences.
• Students should be able to model a written description of a physical situation with a function, a differential equation, or an integral.
• Students should be able to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.
• Students should be able to determine the reasonableness of solutions, including sign, size, relative accuracy, and units of measurement.
• Students should develop an appreciation of calculus as a coherent body of knowledge and as a human accomplishment.

Physics,
#### Physics

I tutor the following topics:
Newton's Laws
Least Action and Lagrangian mechanics
Pascal's and Archimedes' Principles
solid and fluid mechanics
wave motion and sound
electricity and magnetism
thermodynamics
circuits
optics
quantum mechanics
particle physics

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I tutor to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections. Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced. I can also cover analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. This subject is important for any student planning to take a college algebra or college pre-calculus class.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

The math sections of SAT measure a student’s ability to reason quantitatively, solve mathematical problems, and interpret data presented in graphical form. My tutoring is focused on four areas of mathematics that are typically covered in the first three years of American high school education: Arithmetic, Algebra and Functions, Geometry, and Data Analysis. The Algebra section was recently expanded to include basic College Algebra.

Statistics,
#### Statistics

Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses

ACT Math,
Algebra 2
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

After the subject many times with good success.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

I tutor to help students achieve any of the following mathematical skills:
Students should be able to work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical, or verbal. They should understand the connections among these representations.
• Students should understand the meaning of the derivative in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation, and should be able to use derivatives to solve a variety of problems.
• Students should understand the meaning of the definite integral both as a limit of Riemann sums and as the net accumulation of change, and should be able to use integrals to solve a variety of problems.
• Students should understand the relationship between the derivative and the definite integral as expressed in both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
• Students should be able to communicate mathematics and explain solutions to problems both verbally and in written sentences.
• Students should be able to model a written description of a physical situation with a function, a differential equation, or an integral.
• Students should be able to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.
• Students should be able to determine the reasonableness of solutions, including sign, size, relative accuracy, and units of measurement.
• Students should develop an appreciation of calculus as a coherent body of knowledge and as a human accomplishment.

Physics,
#### Physics

I tutor the following topics:
Newton's Laws
Least Action and Lagrangian mechanics
Pascal's and Archimedes' Principles
solid and fluid mechanics
wave motion and sound
electricity and magnetism
thermodynamics
circuits
optics
quantum mechanics
particle physics

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I tutor to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections. Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced. I can also cover analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. This subject is important for any student planning to take a college algebra or college pre-calculus class.

Statistics,
#### Statistics

Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses

Algebra 2
Physics
#### Physics

I tutor the following topics:
Newton's Laws
Least Action and Lagrangian mechanics
Pascal's and Archimedes' Principles
solid and fluid mechanics
wave motion and sound
electricity and magnetism
thermodynamics
circuits
optics
quantum mechanics
particle physics

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

After the subject many times with good success.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

The math sections of SAT measure a student’s ability to reason quantitatively, solve mathematical problems, and interpret data presented in graphical form. My tutoring is focused on four areas of mathematics that are typically covered in the first three years of American high school education: Arithmetic, Algebra and Functions, Geometry, and Data Analysis. The Algebra section was recently expanded to include basic College Algebra.

Jim has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **770 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Great Tutor!

Jim was a great help for my son's exam prep for algebra. He was very professional but personable. He was patient and well prepped with materials to help with the lesson. Even continued to suggest additional material/suggestions after the lesson. Thank you Jim and Wyzant

P, 3 lessons with Jim

## Adaptable and well-rounded

Jim helped me with many topics in physics that I was struggling to understand. His review sessions genuinely helped me understand what was being taught in class, and was very flexible with his schedule. Jim was a great tutor overall, and I would definitely recommend if you need tutoring.

Rohith, 6 lessons with Jim

## Amazing Teacher

Jim is such a great tutor. My daughter tells me he is so patient and is willing to explain things multiple ways to help her understand difficult concepts.

Jen, 15 lessons with Jim

## Knowledgeable, patient, and prompt

Jim has been extremely helpful in my calculus studies. If there was a concept I was struggling to grasp he would take the time to help me understand. He is extremely courteous, and very understanding if I needed to reschedule. I will definitely be coming back to Jim with any future tutoring needs!

Jacob, 8 lessons with Jim

## Making a difference

Jim has been an outstanding support and tutor for my AP HS Junior. Jim is clear in his communications with my son and explains difficult information in a way he can understand. Jim explains content to a depth than classroom teachers just don't have time to get in to. My son appreciates Jim's examples that come from his extensive career and I appreciate his flexibility, dependability and fantastic communication with me. His work with my son is making a difference and I look forward to seeing my kid's confidence continue to grow as he moves forward with his education and college planning.

Dawn, 39 lessons with Jim

## Knowledgeable, Patient , Excellent Tutor

Jim worked closely with my son on First Year Physics at Penn State University. Jim was patient and able to review the curriculum answering practice problem where my son struggled. Jim also assist in reviewing practice exams and home work problems. With this extra help my son was able to pass physics this semester. Jim is great tutor and highly recommended f

Lorraine, 17 lessons with Jim

## First Time Using Jim

We went over some basic RC Circuits, was able to explain some equations to me, and aid me in some example problems in the book.

Ian, 5 lessons with Jim

## Reliable

Jim is good at problem methodology. He knows how to navigate problems, even if they are far removed from his considerable specialties. He doesn't hesitate to help, and values the student's success.

Jake, 4 lessons with Jim

## Amazing Teacher

Jim has been so much help to my daughter. Jim as helped her feel more confident with both regents physics and pre-calc. Her test grades have improved steadily over the last 2 quarters.

Jen, 15 lessons with Jim