H.S.College (Math, Physics,Electronics,Engineering,etc.) Tutor
H.S.College (Math, Physics,Electronics,Engineering,etc.) Tutor
I strive to provide tutoring with a patient, courteous and professional demeanor. I encourage students to develop their knowledge and to take a step back and look at how much they have already learned. I would say working with students who transform in the course of a few short weeks from feeling intimidated and helpless to empowered and capable has been the most rewarding aspect of this job -- my favorite activity. As an inquisitive, creative person and a lifelong learner, another favorite...
I strive to provide tutoring with a patient, courteous and professional demeanor. I encourage students to develop their knowledge and to take a step back and look at how much they have already learned. I would say working with students who transform in the course of a few short weeks from feeling intimidated and helpless to empowered and capable has been the most rewarding aspect of this job -- my favorite activity. As an inquisitive, creative person and a lifelong learner, another favorite is taking courses online and as a middle-aged man, I find that playing competitive sports frequently is helpful for keeping up my energy and outlook on life.
My tutoring experience includes six years of tutoring. Many students local to the Pittsburgh area, both in public and private high schools and at several excellent colleges and universities, and hundreds of students online have chosen to work with me. I have met many great and inspiring students through Wyzant.
I am well qualified to tutor virtually all of the math and physics courses available to high school students. I tutor test-prep for SAT|ACT|GRE quantitative sections and can help students who wish to prepare themselves for the SAT Physics, Math I or Math II subject tests. My general and inorganic chemistry knowledge is adequate to help most struggling high school students. I consider tutoring for other situations on a case-by-case basis. I recommend high-school students to take as much math as they feel like they can handle. There are a lot of great opportunities for a student with linear algebra, calculus or other advanced skills to gain an distinct advantage in a lot of different college, technical school, or specialized post-secondary courses. So many of the courses in certain programs have certain math courses as a pre-requisite, each time you master a new math skill you are opening doors of opportunities for yourself. Give each math course a chance, you might like it.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta. The U of A is one of Canada's largest universities and a top engineering school. I developed skills in various types of math, physics, and other common general engineering courses. I relish opportunities to tutor math, physics and engineering courses to mostly freshman and sophomores, or to junior and seniors taking EE courses from other disciplines. At the college-level, I have tutored some of the earlier math courses I took, all the usual ones that most students, including science and engineering majors, take up to and including ordinary differential equations and introductory linear algebra.
When students meet or exceed their goals, I am extremely pleased. For the advancement of peace and prosperity, it is important that everyone give their best effort throughout life, and school is a great place to start. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and going forward, I really want there to continue to be strong leaders in all walks of life.
A typical tutoring session naturally cycles through question, explanation, demonstration, and application stages. A student should use a tutor to augment rather than replace their study efforts. Students who rely on help from a tutor for every problem short-circuit their own success. While I sometimes work through a problem with a student, I avoid providing answers to problems. My goal is to work with the student to ensure they understand the raw concepts and learn to apply those concepts. I am also willing to work with students who already mostly understand the concepts but want to strive for better marks. These students sometimes have questions that reach beyond the core material or habits they might not be aware of that contribute to preventing them from reaching their peak performance. I am flexible to work with the student and adapt the session to the student's needs.
A student should maintain the momentum reached during the session by practicing on their own. While taking a break from a tough problem sometimes helps, I would recommend returning to study the problem until the entirety of the correct solution makes sense. You can assert that the solution makes enough sense to you once you are able to explain the solution to someone else. You should be able to answer frequently asked questions about the problem without your text or notes. You are welcome to send me a text, email or phone call about a problem when a question comes up; I will be glad to help.
The ideal tutoring environment differs from student to student. If the noise level in a coffee shop or cafeteria does not bother the student, such places could be ideal for that student. The white noise of a crowd of random conversations can sometimes be comforting, familiar, and invigorating. If the student prefers a quiet environment, meeting online might be ideal. A library's tutoring room might be ideal for sensitive students. Noise-canceling headphones can make online meeting rather conducive for concentration and offers the convenience of meeting from nearly anywhere on the globe, including home, with a sufficient internet connection (minimum 300kbps download and upload recommended for video calling, or 1.5Mbps for HD video calling). A student's home is where some students work best.
I am generally willing to tutor in the environment that is most conducive to learning for my students. The only rules I have are : for minors, we either meet in public or in the presence of a responsible adult, or online. 2) No smoking in the same building (including incense). Pets are fine as long as they don't bite (kittens get a free pass) or sting. Quiet background noise is better than loud background noise, obviously. Adequate lighting is very helpful. A table is preferable, but a desk may be adequate. Chairs are better than sofas. No TV in view is preferable. No TV in audible range is ideal.
Excellent, knowledgeable tutor !
Isaak has been tutoring my son twice a week for the past two months and has been nothing short of amazing! He has helped him with Physics 1 tremendously, both with the concepts, applications and complex problems. He has been extremely accommodating with the schedule and very patient as well. He even rescheduled him right away on the same day when my son accidentally missed his session. He has helped my son gain confidence gradually for a subject that literally gave him a lot of anxiety. We remain so very grateful for his expertise and guidance and are delighted that my son aced all his exams including his final! Thank you so much, Isaak! I have no hesitation in recommending Isaak to anyone who needs tutoring in Physics. SonaSona, 11 lessons with Isaak
Knowledgeable and thorough
Assisted me with complex engineering physics problems and helped me understand the results of the answers not just solve the problems. I highly recommend him as a tutor in this subject.Ben, 6 lessons with Isaak
He helped with statics, he was a big help in reviewing for my semester exam. Had I had him sooner I would have done much better in my class. Thank you for your help.Barbara, 2 lessons with Isaak
Right to business.
Isaak taught me a few different methods for solving circuits. He is a brilliant man and knows how to teach things where the student can learn. Wasted no time getting started and made the most of our time.Derek, 2 lessons with Isaak
Isaak was very helpful. He was patient with my son while helping my son figure out what he needed to do to correct the situation.Jean, 2 lessons with Isaak
Great explanations! Isaak explained diodes perfectly. He went over practice problems and even provided his own examples. I highly recommend Isaak for any engineering courses!Kevin, 1 lesson with Isaak
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
We reviewed some of the electrical engineering basics before delving in and focusing on logic circuits. Isaak is incredibly knowledgeable and very patient, he really helped explain each concept in depth.Todd, 2 lessons with Isaak
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Isaak helped me through some calc problems that really stumped me. I appreciate his kind, patient instruction and I was able to complete the rest of my homework.Brenna, 1 lesson with Isaak
Great help simplifying the confusing subject of statistics
Great and patient tutoring concerning the subject of statistics. Isaak spent 2.5 hours with me explaining all of the statistics basics.Griffin, 4 lessons with Isaak
Knowledgeable, professional tutor.
My son had his first lesson with Isaak yesterday (an extra-long online one to go over a recent D.C. Circuits exam). Isaak provided similar problems ahead of time for my son to work on, then went through each one with him during the lesson, seeing where my son's understanding was lacking. My son finished the lesson feeling he had a solid understanding--finally!--of all that the past exam had tested. My son was also impressed by how professional his online "studio" was with the green-screen and overhead camera which clearly showed Isaak's work. Screen-shots of the work were shared with us afterward for a handy, convenient way for my son to review and remember. We will be contacting Isaak again soon for another lesson or two to begin preparation for the final exam. Thanks, Isaak!Diane, 1 lesson with Isaak
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