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Jack L.

Haverford, PA

$50/hour

Physics and Math Specialist

Background check passed as of 9/12/16
4.9 average from 16 ratings
Patient, diligent tutor
— Lisa, Butler, NJ on 9/30/16

$50/Hour


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Gustavus Adolphus College
Physics

Education

Gustavus Adolphus College (Physics)

About Jack

Math and physics are hard--that's why I'm here to help you survive and thrive! As a physics graduate with 3 years of experience tutoring, I have an overarching understanding of mathematics, particularly those topics utilized in applied sciences. This includes geometry, algebra, trigonometry, linear algebra, precalculus, calculus, and differential equations.

For the last two years I was a physics department TA at Gustavus Adolphus College, guiding undergraduates through physics homework, laboratory techniques, and astronomy basics. My strong suit is in topics covered in high school and college-level courses, but I am flexible with ages and subjects. I also tutored for a year and a half at St. Peter Middle School in St. Peter, MN, teaching 7th and 8th graders about Earth science and algebra.

My primary goal in tutoring is to instill an appreciation for self-learning in students. Most learning is done on one's own; some students have trouble learning or memorizing, or the standard techniques of learning are unhelpful. Regardless, my goal is to elevate students' grades, and boost their confidence in their own abilities, so that they gain a love for learning that will surpass my time with them.

Physics is my element. I am proficient in all topics covered in introductory high school and college courses. Other in-depth subjects I am knowledgeable in include electromagnetism, mechanics, introductory atomic and quantum physics, optics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, condensed matter, oscillations/wave physics, and limited computer modeling and programming. (A general science degree means I also have knowledge in other disciplines. For example, general chemistry students in high school or college are more than welcome to contact me!)

Science is my passion, physics is my trade, and mathematics is the tool.
Math and physics are hard--that's why I'm here to help you survive and thrive! As a physics graduate with 3 years of experience tutoring, I have an overarching understanding of mathematics, particularly those topics utilized in applied sciences. This includes geometry, algebra, trigonometry, linear algebra, precalculus, calculus, and differential Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Haverford, PA 19041
Background Check: Passed

"Patient, diligent tutor"

- Lisa, Butler, NJ on 9/30/16

"Great Teacher!"

- Jen, Livingston, NJ on 9/18/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics
Music:
Music Theory, Piano
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Mathematica, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Soccer

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have one and a half years of experience tutoring middle school and high school levels. I also have a physics B.A. which requires a mastery of high school and college math.

Calculus

I have a Physics B.A., and three years of experience tutoring courses which involve mathematics from algebra and trigonometry to high level calculus and linear algebra.

Linear Algebra

As a college graduate with a physics degree, I am well-versed in the theories and applications of linear algebra. Topics I have regularly seen and utilized include matrices and determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, change of basis, and orthogonality conditions. I like to think of linear algebra as an extremely generalized mathematical description of space, with a broad range of specific and useful applications in science and engineering.

Physics

B.A. in Physics

Two years tutoring undergraduates in introductory and intermediate level physics

Two years of instruction in laboratory techniques

One year of astronomical observatory employment, instruction, and demonstration

Precalculus

B.A. in physics, which requires a mastery of all mathematics taught at the high school level up through college calculus

One and a half years tutoring middle schoolers in math

Two years tutoring introductory physics, requiring strong background in math

Gustavus Adolphus College
Physics

Education

Gustavus Adolphus College (Physics)

Patient, diligent tutor

Jack tutored my daughter for two hours in preparation for an in-class AP physics exam. He was friendly, patient, and clearly knew the subject matter. i would absolutely recommend him.

— Lisa, Butler, NJ on 9/30/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jack will travel within 25 miles of Haverford, PA 19041.