Over 50 tutoring hours

William S.

Huntington, NY

$125/hour

Ivy League Physics PhD, Teacher & Tutor in Physics and Math

Background check passed as of 12/18/14
5.0 average from 17 ratings
Excellent tutor! An absolute pleasure to work with. Delivers results.
— Sheri, Huntington, NY on 5/5/15

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Brown University
Math and Physics
University of Pennsylvania
PhD
NYU
Other

Education

Brown University (Math and Physics)

University of Pennsylvania (PhD)

NYU (Other)

About William

I have over 20 years experience in tutoring, primarily in high school and introductory college level physics. I know that physics can be an intimidating subject, so I combine clear explanations of the material with strategies for how to catch mistakes without getting discouraged. Keeping a good attitude can be a key part of mastering physics. As an experienced teacher of high school and college level physics courses, I know what your teachers are looking for and I bring all the tools you'll need to succeed!

Of course, a big part of physics is math, and I am experienced and well qualified to tutor math from elementary school up through multivariable calculus and linear algebra, and I have on occasion tutored people in business math and even criminology, when requested.
I have over 20 years experience in tutoring, primarily in high school and introductory college level physics. I know that physics can be an intimidating subject, so I combine clear explanations of the material with strategies for how to catch mistakes without getting discouraged. Keeping a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Huntington, NY 11743
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor! An absolute pleasure to work with. Delivers results."

- Sheri, Huntington, NY on 5/5/15

"Definitely knows what he's talking about"

- Suzanne, Huntington, NY on 1/13/16

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Danny, Oyster Bay, NY on 10/18/15

"Great teacher !"

- Olympia, Oyster Bay, NY on 6/13/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physical Science, Physics
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
English:
Reading
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Math
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Linear Algebra

I studied linear algebra at Brown University and earned an A in the class (the highest grade possible). Linear algebra is one of the most useful branches of mathematics. It is used extensively in the social sciences, computer science (where it is the very foundation of a branch of artificial intelligence known as neural networks), as well as in physics, where it is one of the key tools for understanding quantum mechanics, among other things. I used linear algebra extensively in graduate school and for research. It is one of my favorite subjects, and one where I can help students learn in a particularly clear and logical framework.

Brown University
Math and Physics
University of Pennsylvania
PhD
NYU
Other

Education

Brown University (Math and Physics)

University of Pennsylvania (PhD)

NYU (Other)

Excellent tutor! An absolute pleasure to work with. Delivers results. — Bill has been a tremendous help to my daughter. She was preparing for the Calculus AP exam and had been struggling. With the exam only a couple of weeks away, we were extremely fortunate to find him. He was able to explain things clearly and quickly. Her confidence grew and I often heard her laughing (yes, laughing while doing calculus) during their tutoring sessions. Other times, I could hear ...

— Sheri, Huntington, NY on 5/5/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $125.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 15 miles of Huntington, NY 11743.