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Oleg K.

Ithaca, NY

$50/hour

Qualified (PhD, Caltech), Effective and Experienced - ready to help.

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Case Western Reserve Univesity
Physics
Caltech
PhD

Education

Case Western Reserve Univesity (Physics)

Caltech (PhD)

About Oleg

I tutor at all levels and ages - from Pre-Algebra to Grad-level Math and Physics. I have a PhD in Applied Physics from Caltech, and I have taught both in the classroom environment and one-on-one for many years.

I focus on teaching you the essential principles. Once you will master those, you will be able to solve problems with ease. You will discover the simplicity and even beauty behind what seems like a headache. My tutoring sessions will never be dry and boring - I will give you multiple perspectives on the subject, and make sure you get plenty of practice. A subject that's dry and boring will end up being exciting, and not so hard after all. I provide both in-person and on-line tutoring.

--- My tutoring experience and approach ---

Besides a long tutoring experience, I also had fantastic role models as teachers and mentors. Through this, I came to develop my own teaching style based on the following three pillars. The first element of my teaching philosophy is nurture – to be a nurturing figure to students, in the same way that parents strive to be nurturing figures to their children. I believe in “opening doors”, rather than “directing”. The second element is learning through wrestling with challenging problems. But don't be afraid - I will not throw you into the pool and say "swim". It will be a process of guided grappling with problems, and my hand always be securely protecting you from drowning. The third pillar of my teaching methodology is the development of a mental picture or a “cartoon” aimed at revealing the essence of the subject or a problem, distilling a complicated material to its core – the skeleton to which we then attach the details of the calculation.

Perhaps my passion for science and math will rub off on you, and things that seem boring may actually start to look exciting. You will not only do better, but may even start enjoy the subject!
I tutor at all levels and ages - from Pre-Algebra to Grad-level Math and Physics. I have a PhD in Applied Physics from Caltech, and I have taught both in the classroom environment and one-on-one for many years.

I focus on teaching you the essential principles. Once you will master those, you will be able to solve problems with ease. You
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Ithaca, NY 14850
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Physical Science, Physics
English:
Proofreading, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math, TOEFL
Language:
TOEFL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Calculus

I have been using Calculus for work on regular basis for over 15 years. I also took AP Calculus BC back in high school, and passed the AP exam with the highest score.

Differential Equations

I have been a TA in an undergraduate Differential Equations course at Caltech for two years.

Linear Algebra

I have been using Linear Algebra extensively in my research for many years. I have also taken an undergraduate course in Linear Algebra from the Math department. Lastly, I had to learn Linear Algebra in my Quantum Mechanics course.

Physics

I am a professional physicist. I have published over 10 scientific papers in highest quality peer-reviewed research journals. Because of this, I understand the subject quite deeply, and this would allow me to make it simple for you. I love conveying the true simplicity behind things that seem complicated at face value, and this is what Physics is really about - seeing the poetry of nature.

Precalculus

I use Calculus for work routinely. This also includes all of the Precalculus materials as well. I took AP Calculus B/C back in high school, and passed the AP test with the highest score.
I also have to do a lot of technical writing for papers that I publish, reports, and presentations, with a strong emphasis on uncompromising quality and clarity.

Case Western Reserve Univesity
Physics
Caltech
PhD

Education

Case Western Reserve Univesity (Physics)

Caltech (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Oleg will travel within 40 miles of Ithaca, NY 14850.