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Sean B.

I am a PA Certified teacher in Physics, Mathematics, and Science

I am a PA Certified teacher in Physics, Mathematics, and Science

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  • 542 hours tutoring

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I have taught physics and math for 16 years as a certified teacher in Pennsylvania. I have been awarded the Teacher Impact award by WGAL TV-8. I have previous practical experience working in the field of engineering. I am a swimming and water polo coach for age-group/high school teams.

I have four children (2 boys, 2 girls), with the youngest one in college. I am comfortable teaching all ranges of ages and abilities. I find that students are usually just stumbling over an initial...

I have taught physics and math for 16 years as a certified teacher in Pennsylvania. I have been awarded the Teacher Impact award by WGAL TV-8. I have previous practical experience working in the field of engineering. I am a swimming and water polo coach for age-group/high school teams.

I have four children (2 boys, 2 girls), with the youngest one in college. I am comfortable teaching all ranges of ages and abilities. I find that students are usually just stumbling over an initial 'speed bump' that I work to help them get over. Once a problem gets off to a good start, the student can experience the success of correctly completed and understood assignments. I look to be a guide first. Understanding of the method to a problem's solution is the key.


Education

University of Pittsburgh
Electrical Engineering
Binghamton University
Masters
Penn State University
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have 10 years of teaching 9th-12th grade in math and science. I regularly helped students after school. Often they could not get over a simple 'speed bump' that I could help them see how their notes or book had the key. I encourage students to keep good summary sheets prior to a test. These combine to study for a final. And these are of great use in the 'next class' for which their current class is a prerequisite.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math. I have taught Algebra 1 to 9th graders in HS.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math. I have taught Algebra 2 in High School multiple years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math and physics. I have taught AP BC Calculus II in high school. I have a BS in Electrical Engineering where Calculus was used regularly. I then have a MAT Physics. The physics courses used calculus all the time. I know where all the topics in calculus actually get used.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math and physics. I achieved within the top 15% nationwide score on my Praxis exam. I have taught all levels of math in high school, from Algebra 1 through Calculus. Geometry is a fun subject with multidimensional thinking required.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught all levels of physics, from Conceptual, to Academic, to Honors, to AP C, and IB HL. I am PA Teacher Certified in Physics, with multiple years of high school teaching experience.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught algebra 1 through calculus in high school. I am keenly aware of the initial difficulties students have coming into algebra for the first time. I can help you master the skills you need to succeed in your prealgebra course, that will then pave the way for success in formal algebra and beyond.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am PA Certified to teach math. I have taught Trig/PreCalc in high school.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am PA Teacher Certified in Math. I have taught Algebra 1, Algebra II and Trigonometry in High School.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have 10 years of teaching 9th-12th grade in math and science. I regularly helped students after school. Often they could not get over a simple 'speed bump' that I could help them see how their notes or book had the key. I encourage students to keep good summary sheets prior to a test. These combine to study for a final. And these are of great use in the 'next class' for which their current class is a prerequisite.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am PA Teacher Certified in Math. I have taught Algebra 1, Algebra II and Trigonometry in High School.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math. I have taught Algebra 1 to 9th graders in HS.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math. I have taught Algebra 2 in High School multiple years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math and physics. I have taught AP BC Calculus II in high school. I have a BS in Electrical Engineering where Calculus was used regularly. I then have a MAT Physics. The physics courses used calculus all the time. I know where all the topics in calculus actually get used.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math and physics. I achieved within the top 15% nationwide score on my Praxis exam. I have taught all levels of math in high school, from Algebra 1 through Calculus. Geometry is a fun subject with multidimensional thinking required.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught all levels of physics, from Conceptual, to Academic, to Honors, to AP C, and IB HL. I am PA Teacher Certified in Physics, with multiple years of high school teaching experience.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught algebra 1 through calculus in high school. I am keenly aware of the initial difficulties students have coming into algebra for the first time. I can help you master the skills you need to succeed in your prealgebra course, that will then pave the way for success in formal algebra and beyond.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am PA Certified to teach math. I have taught Trig/PreCalc in high school.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am PA Teacher Certified in Math. I have taught Algebra 1, Algebra II and Trigonometry in High School.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I am certified in the state of PA to teach math. I have taught Trigonometry in high school.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math. I have taught Algebra 1 to 9th graders in HS.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math. I have taught Algebra 2 in High School multiple years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math and physics. I have taught AP BC Calculus II in high school. I have a BS in Electrical Engineering where Calculus was used regularly. I then have a MAT Physics. The physics courses used calculus all the time. I know where all the topics in calculus actually get used.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math and physics. I achieved within the top 15% nationwide score on my Praxis exam. I have taught all levels of math in high school, from Algebra 1 through Calculus. Geometry is a fun subject with multidimensional thinking required.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught all levels of physics, from Conceptual, to Academic, to Honors, to AP C, and IB HL. I am PA Teacher Certified in Physics, with multiple years of high school teaching experience.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught algebra 1 through calculus in high school. I am keenly aware of the initial difficulties students have coming into algebra for the first time. I can help you master the skills you need to succeed in your prealgebra course, that will then pave the way for success in formal algebra and beyond.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am PA Certified to teach math. I have taught Trig/PreCalc in high school.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have 10 years of teaching 9th-12th grade in math and science. I regularly helped students after school. Often they could not get over a simple 'speed bump' that I could help them see how their notes or book had the key. I encourage students to keep good summary sheets prior to a test. These combine to study for a final. And these are of great use in the 'next class' for which their current class is a prerequisite.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have 10 years of teaching 9th-12th grade in math and science. I regularly helped students after school. Often they could not get over a simple 'speed bump' that I could help them see how their notes or book had the key. I encourage students to keep good summary sheets prior to a test. These combine to study for a final. And these are of great use in the 'next class' for which their current class is a prerequisite.

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

I am a certified teacher in PA in physics and math. I have taught astrophysics for three years in a high school IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum. I have taken multiple college courses in astronomy/astrophysics. I own my own telescope, and track amateur radio satellites as a hobby. I have used astronomy labs in my physics course. I traveled to Aricebo in Puerto Rico with a NASA grant. I took a graduate course at the Green Bank Telescope (100 m radio dish) in West Virginia.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I am PA certified in General Science, Physics, and Math. I have taught Physical Science in high school.
Physics

Physics

I have taught all levels of physics, from Conceptual, to Academic, to Honors, to AP C, and IB HL. I am PA Teacher Certified in Physics, with multiple years of high school teaching experience.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have 10 years of teaching 9th-12th grade in math and science. I regularly helped students after school. Often they could not get over a simple 'speed bump' that I could help them see how their notes or book had the key. I encourage students to keep good summary sheets prior to a test. These combine to study for a final. And these are of great use in the 'next class' for which their current class is a prerequisite.

Sports/Recreation

Swimming,

Swimming

I have been actively teaching and coaching swimming for 35 years - since I got my Water Safety Instructor certificate when I was 16. I've coached club through high school varsity level swimming. I swam at the University of Pittsburgh, and continue to swim Masters currently. I have attended Eastern States Swim Clinic multiple times, and have a vast repertoire of drills to help teach any age swimmer how to get better and enjoy this great lifetime sport even more.
Water Polo

Water Polo

I have been playing, coaching, and refereeing water polo for over 35 years. I currently referee PA high school level (PIAA) in addition to NCAA. I am an assistant coach annually at the US Naval Academy summer age-group water polo camp. I have coached teams at the US Junior Olympics, US Junior Nationals, and assistant to the US team for the North American championships vs Mexico and Canada. I'm sure your game will improve with more fundamental skill work that I could provide.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math. I have taught Algebra 1 to 9th graders in HS.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math. I have taught Algebra 2 in High School multiple years.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math and physics. I have taught AP BC Calculus II in high school. I have a BS in Electrical Engineering where Calculus was used regularly. I then have a MAT Physics. The physics courses used calculus all the time. I know where all the topics in calculus actually get used.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am PA Certified in grades 7-12 math and physics. I achieved within the top 15% nationwide score on my Praxis exam. I have taught all levels of math in high school, from Algebra 1 through Calculus. Geometry is a fun subject with multidimensional thinking required.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught all levels of physics, from Conceptual, to Academic, to Honors, to AP C, and IB HL. I am PA Teacher Certified in Physics, with multiple years of high school teaching experience.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am PA Teacher Certified in Math. I have taught Algebra 1, Algebra II and Trigonometry in High School.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have 10 years of teaching 9th-12th grade in math and science. I regularly helped students after school. Often they could not get over a simple 'speed bump' that I could help them see how their notes or book had the key. I encourage students to keep good summary sheets prior to a test. These combine to study for a final. And these are of great use in the 'next class' for which their current class is a prerequisite.
Swimming

Swimming

I have been actively teaching and coaching swimming for 35 years - since I got my Water Safety Instructor certificate when I was 16. I've coached club through high school varsity level swimming. I swam at the University of Pittsburgh, and continue to swim Masters currently. I have attended Eastern States Swim Clinic multiple times, and have a vast repertoire of drills to help teach any age swimmer how to get better and enjoy this great lifetime sport even more.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am PA Teacher Certified in Math. I have taught Algebra 1, Algebra II and Trigonometry in High School.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I am PA Teacher Certified in Math. I have taught Algebra 1, Algebra II and Trigonometry in High School.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (254 ratings)
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4 star
(14)
3 star
(1)
2 star
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Reviews


Excellen

Sean does a amazing job breaking down very complex topics. He is extremely knowledgeable and gives the needed time to explain things. I strongly recommend him.

Rebecca, 10 lessons with Sean

Our Physics Lifeline!

Sean is our first tutor, and we didn't know what to expect. He immediately established a warm rapport with our 17-year-old son, and (in just two sessions) caught him up on a month's worth of AP C Physics. Our son says Sean makes things easy to understand, and uses an overhead camera to capture everything he's writing on paper. I LOVE the reports Sean sends us after each session, including the problems they worked on, and the step-by-step solutions. We highly recommend Sean, and wish we'd discovered him back in September!!!

Catherine, 19 lessons with Sean

Works really well with my son

Sean is great at dissecting Physics topics into manageable chunks for my son, and he really helps my son focus and get organized. Sean helps him prioritize upcoming work and prepare for tests and maximizes the time allotted for each lesson.

Alex, 27 lessons with Sean

Great Explainer

Explains problems very well, I was able to understand my physics easily. Also very patient, we ran into some technical difficulties but still stuck through it.

Yumi, 1 lesson with Sean

Thank you, Sean

Sean is very knowledgeable and has been very helpful getting my son back on track in physics. I will continue to use Sean as a tutor for my son in physics and math.

Johnny, 2 lessons with Sean

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I am a non-traditional (over 30) student taking College Physics I. I consider myself a slow-learner in this discipline and my algebra/calculus is over twenty years old. I could not have chosen a better tutor to help me with Physics. Sean not only comes with a clear in-depth understanding of Physics, but he also comes with a great deal of experience in teaching Physics, which made our sessions extraordinarily beneficial. When my professor did not explain a topic well (which was often), Sean was always ready, on demand, with multiple examples to explain a concept. As I mentioned, I can be a bit of a slow learner with Physics, but Sean was always patient and would explain and assist me whenever needed. I met with Sean weekly for the entire semester and am very pleased with the results.

April, 13 lessons with Sean

PRE CALCULUS

WORKED VERY WELL WITH ME AND UNDERSTANDS WHAT I NEED TO LEARN.VERY PATIENT AND VERY KNOWLEDGABLE IN THE SUBJECT IM STRUGGLING WITH. I WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH HIM AGAIN. HE SCHEDULED TO MEET WITH ME WITHIN 24 HOURS OF CONTACTING ME.

George, 6 lessons with Sean

Great experience!

Sean has been a great asset to our daughter this year. He was patient and thorough in his approach to all subject areas which promoted confidence in the classroom and for tests. We will definitely be scheduling sessions for our younger daughter when she takes this course.

Michele, 25 lessons with Sean

Helpful, personable, and accommodating

Quick and responsive. Seems to be genuinely interested in our students mastery of calculus. We look forward to continuing the process that was started this evening.

Ray, 9 lessons with Sean
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$50/hour

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Response time: 4 hours