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Samuel S.

Delaware, OH

$40/hr

Math / Physics Tutor

In-person lessons
Replies in 16 hours
Background check passed as of 2/21/13
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
236 Ratings
 
 
16hrs Response Time
He is an excellent tutor!
— Kelly, Marysville, OH on 12/9/12

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Ohio State University
BS Physics
Ohio State University (Dept of Physics)
Master's
Ohio State University (Dept of Physics, PhD Candidate)
Enrolled

Education

Ohio State University (BS Physics)

Ohio State University (Dept of Physics) (Master's)

Ohio State University (Dept of Physics, PhD Candidate) (Enrolled)

About Samuel

Hi. My name is Sam, and mathematics and physics are my passions. It all started with a childhood fascination with astronomy. Astronomy led me into physics, which in turn pulled me to mathematics. Ever since, I've loved both learning and teaching physics and math.

I'm a PhD candidate and graduate research associate in Department of Physics at The Ohio State University. I taught introductory college physics there for two years while completing my master's degree. Prior to this, I worked in information technology as a software developer and manager. During this time, I taught classes in computer usage and programming. While math and physics may be my first loves, sharing my knowledge with others is a close second.

Here's my philosophy:
- Respect for the student: Every student comes from a different background. I'll try hard to identify your individual needs and learning style, and to adapt my teaching appropriately.
- Patience: I had to work hard in my graduate school classes. Learning math and physics is challenging. It's okay to want help, at any level.
- Sound instruction: I'll try to make you think by providing hints and reminders to help you with problem solving, instead of just showing answers. I know the material well, and I'm committed to helping you make as much progress as possible.
Hi. My name is Sam, and mathematics and physics are my passions. It all started with a childhood fascination with astronomy. Astronomy led me into physics, which… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Delaware, OH 43015
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"He is an excellent tutor!"

- Kelly, Marysville, OH on 12/9/12

"Knowledgeable and patient."

- Linda, Dublin, OH on 5/29/15

"Very Good"

- Sue, Columbus, OH on 1/26/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Viki, Delaware, OH on 11/25/14

"Great Tutor Knows his stuff"

- Stephen, Columbus, OH on 9/11/09
Math:
Calculus,
Geometry, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy,
Physics
Computer:
Java,
Microsoft Excel
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Calculus,
Geometry, Physics,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Java,
Microsoft Excel, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Astronomy

I am a graduate student in astrophysics, with experience tutoring all levels of physics from high school to advanced undergraduate.

Calculus

I am a Graduate student in Physics, with experience in hands-on usage and teaching of calculus. I have had considerable experience with high-school students.

Java

I'm an experienced Java developer and Sun Certified Java Programmer (2008). I use Java extensively in my graduate work in astrophysics. I am especially experienced in Java-Swing graphics.

Physics

I am a graduate student in physics with experience tutoring all levels of physics from high school to advanced undergraduate.

Precalculus

I am a graduate student with experience in hands-on usage and teaching precalculus and calculus. I have considerable experience with high-school students.

SAT Math

My career in information systems as well as my graduate education in physics require a broad knowledge of mathematics. I've worked as a university teaching assistant and as a private tutor, mostly with high school and undergraduate college students.

Trigonometry

Graduate student in Physics, with experience in hands-on usage and teaching of trigonometry and calculus. Considerable experience with high-school students.

Ohio State University
BS Physics
Ohio State University (Dept of Physics)
Master's
Ohio State University (Dept of Physics, PhD Candidate)
Enrolled

Education

Ohio State University (BS Physics)

Ohio State University (Dept of Physics) (Master's)

Ohio State University (Dept of Physics, PhD Candidate) (Enrolled)

He is an excellent tutor! — Sam now is tutoring both my children - he helped my son retake and score much better on the SAT while he also continues to work with my daughter who is a Junior at OSU and needs help with Calculus II: Sam has been instrumental in helping my daughter achieve an A in her Calculus class this semester. she has one more semester of math and she asked me to keep Sam working with her - we will! Sam is pa ...

— Kelly, Marysville, OH on 12/9/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Samuel will travel within 20 miles of Delaware, OH 43015.

Background Check Status for Samuel S.

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