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Lawrence A.

Webster, NY

$30/hour

All types of Tutoring in Math, Calculus, SAT, Physics and Engineering

200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/26/16
5.0 average from 124 ratings
Knowledgeable, Patient
— Todd, Penfield, NY on 6/30/11

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Univ. of Sci. & Tech (Imperial College, England)
Mech. Engineering
Columbia University, New York
PhD

Education

Univ. of Sci. & Tech (Imperial College, England) (Mech. Engineering)

Columbia University, New York (PhD)

About Lawrence

I have been successful tutoring students for the Regents, SAT, ACT exams, and in AP courses.
I have also been successful tutoring college students in Engineering math, Matlab, Mech. Engineering courses (Stre. Mat, Elasticity, Numerical methods, Finite Elements, Statics, Dynamics, Heat Transfer).

My industrial experience includes being R&D engineer for Xerox (Webster, NY) for 24 years; R&D engineer for Scott Paper (Philadelphia) for 2 years; R&D engineer for Exxon Production Research (Houston) for 5 years. I hold 3 patents.

My academic experience includes being Visiting and Adjunct Professor at RIT (Rochester Institute of Tech) for 7 years in mechanical engineering and math., and at Univ. of Rochester (Finite Elements).

My academic qualifications include Eng.Sc.D. (Ph.D.) from Columbia University, New York.
I have been successful tutoring students for the Regents, SAT, ACT exams, and in AP courses.
I have also been successful tutoring college students in Engineering math, Matlab, Mech. Engineering courses (Stre. Mat, Elasticity, Numerical methods, Finite Elements, Statics, Dynamics, Heat Transfer).

My industrial experience includes
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

First session is at $20/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Webster, NY 14580
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable, Patient"

- Todd, Penfield, NY on 6/30/11

"Very knowledgeable"

- Joanna, Rochester, NY on 9/1/17

"Very intelligent, knowledgeable and patient."

- Patrick, Victor, NY on 11/29/16

"Very Calming Presence"

- Jason, Macedon, NY on 8/12/16

"Very thorough and accommodating"

- Amanda, Webster, NY on 6/13/16

"Great job"

- Rahul, Webster, NY on 6/13/16

"Very knowledgeable and helpful tutor"

- John, Rochester, NY on 9/28/13

"Very smart, patient and detail oriented"

- Jennifer, Fairport, NY on 7/5/12

"Very knowledgable!"

- Dave, Ontario, NY on 6/29/11
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, Linear Algebra,
Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Civil Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering,
Physics, PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, GMAT, GRE, PSAT,
Regents,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT,
TEAS,
TOEFL
Computer:
C,
Computer Programming,
General Computer,
MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Visual Basic
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

Topics covered include: basic algebra, with percentages, sequences and series (arithmetic and geometric), factorization, algebraic division; advanced algebra, with exponents, logarithms, geometry, trigonometry, graphs, rational expressions, permutations and combinations; intermediate and advanced math, with measurements, units, roots of equations.

Bible Studies

I graduated from Moody Bible Institute after 3 years of study, and can teach Bible Studies.

I can teach Basic Theology, Hermeneutics, New Testament, Eschatology.

C

I have programmed with C on many projects when I worked for Xerox Corporation as a Research Engineer. I am willing to take a test to prove my skills and experience.

Calculus

Topics covered include
(a) limits and continuity, derivatives of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, hyperbolic functions; implicit derivatives.
(b) Riemann integrals, integration by substitution, integration by parts, use of partial functions; multiple integrals; numerical integration with trapezoidal and simpson's rules.
(c) only if required: integral transforms (Laplace, Fourier, Hankel).

Civil Engineering

I have a Ph.D. (Eng. Sc.D.) in Engineering Science and MS in Mechanical Engineering (both from Columbia University). I took a test on Elance (now Upwork) in Civil engineering and ranked in the top 5%.

Computer Programming

I know these programming languages: Java, Javascript, Fortran, Visual Basic with Excel, Matlab, HTML, DOS scrpting, Bourne shell, C shell.
I should be able to help others with programming.

Differential Equations

I can teach ODES (1st and 2nd order), PDEs with separation of variables or with integral transforms.
I can also solve ODEs and PDEs numerically with Runge-Kutta and finite differences (explicit or implicit).

Elementary (K-6th)

I have created K-6 instructional materials, questions and answers for two states in the USA as a freelance consultant. I can provide samples of my lessons as confirmation.

General Computer

I can teach general computer skills. This includes basic computer architecture and programming in C, Java, fortran.

I can also teach Office skills and HTML, JavaScript. With a little bit of review, I can teach PHP and SQL.

Linear Algebra

I can teach linear algebra. I taught the subject at Rochester Institute of Technology in the MEch. Engineering department.

MATLAB

I taught Matlab for 5 years at RIT as part of Numerical Analysis. I can teach basic Matlab, and reasonable amount of the graphing package.

Mechanical Engineering

My formal training is in mechanical engineering, and I hold BSME (Imperial College, England) and MSME, Ph.D. (Columbia University, NY). I can help mechanical engineering students in these courses: statics, dynamics, stress analysis, heat transfer, solid mechanics, finite elements, numerical methods.

Precalculus

I created an online course in PreCalculus for a community college in Texas.

PSAT

I have been tutoring students for the SAT exam with good success, and I can provide tutoring for the PSAT as well.

Regents

I am already tutoring trigonometry for the Regents exam. I can also teach geometry, algebra, math A, math B, and physics. With a little bit of review, I can also teach earth sciences.

SAT Math

A student who scored too low in SAT math (twice) could not gain a college scholarship. After I tutored him for 2 months, he passed well and got a scholarship to SUNY Fredonia.

SSAT

I have been tutoring students for the SAT for WyzAnt with good success, and I should be able to help students prepare for the SSAT exam as well.

TEAS

I have been tutoring students for the Regents and SAT exams with good success, I should have no difficulty tutoring students for the TEAS exams as well.

Trigonometry

I have tutored students in trigonometry for ACT, SAT, GRE and in college math.

Visual Basic

I have worked on projects in which I wrote Visual Basic code to drive the cells in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. However, I have not written standalone Visual Basic programs.
I can provide a sample of my work to demonstrate my skills and experience.

Univ. of Sci. & Tech (Imperial College, England)
Mech. Engineering
Columbia University, New York
PhD

Education

Univ. of Sci. & Tech (Imperial College, England) (Mech. Engineering)

Columbia University, New York (PhD)

Knowledgeable, Patient

Possessed an extensive working knowledge of calculus and was very friendly and patient - extremely helpful!

— Todd, Penfield, NY on 6/30/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

First session is at $20/hour.

Travel policy

Lawrence will travel within 20 miles of Webster, NY 14580.