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Lucio F.

Physical Chemistry MS+PhD (UC San Diego) + Post-doc (UC Berkeley)

Physical Chemistry MS+PhD (UC San Diego) + Post-doc (UC Berkeley)

$60/hour

  • 86 hours tutoring

About Lucio


Bio

I have taught 10 academic quarters of undergraduate general chemistry lecture and upper division physical chemistry laboratory and served as a mentor for talented graduate students during my post-doctoral studies. I've also tutored people privately for more than 2 years.

I think I'm a great math tutor since I focus on the student's understanding of the language of mathematics in a clear way that improves classroom participation and learning. I explain the meaning of the terms used in...

I have taught 10 academic quarters of undergraduate general chemistry lecture and upper division physical chemistry laboratory and served as a mentor for talented graduate students during my post-doctoral studies. I've also tutored people privately for more than 2 years.

I think I'm a great math tutor since I focus on the student's understanding of the language of mathematics in a clear way that improves classroom participation and learning. I explain the meaning of the terms used in learning mathematical concepts and develop a practical understanding of the mechanics of problem solving.

I am looking forward to helping you with your academic development!


Education

University of Arizona
Chemistry
University of California, San Diego
Masters
University of California, San Diego
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Rates decrease by 25% when booking additional hours at one time...i.e., 1 hr = $60; 2 hrs = $105; 3hrs = $138, 4hrs=$164, 5hrs=$183, 6hrs=$197, 7hrs=$208
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/13/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I really struggled at first with Algebra in high school, no joke. I owe all my success to a tutor that helped me get over my initial familiarization with the language of mathematics. Now the sheer frequency of use of the concepts and language of Algebra, such as formulaic manipulations is second nature, so I try to share those methods. I've found that there is more of a "picture" of mathematics that develops from recognizing patterns rather than following "mechanical algorithms". Sure, ultimately you teach an algorithm at first for familiarization, but it really becomes effortless in application as a picture/shape. My minor was in math in physics as an undergrad at Arizona. A long way from barely getting it at first.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have expert knowledge of Chemistry (BS, MS, PhD, Post-doc) and can explain difficult concepts concisely and clearly. I am a professional scientist that enjoys helping people learn my most favorite subject. I have extensive academic and industrial experience as a scientist/engineer and developed a love of learning and a mastery of physical chemistry through my academic career as a graduate student teacher / postdoctoral researcher.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an excellent pre-algebra tutor since Algebra is what I had issues with in elementary school. I eventually got a tutor that explained to me the "language" of what was meant by the mathematical manipulations we were learning at the time. I am forever indebted to Ms. Louris Ogsby for her patience and skill as an instructor and the rest is history. I look forward to changing people's lives in the same way she changed mine.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I routinely use mathematical methods learned for performing science and engineering, especially basic and advanced algebra and trigonometry found in pre-calculus. An example, you use the equations of parabolas or ellipses to describe the curvature of optical elements is the design of reflective metal surfaces used as infrared optical elements. A parabolic optical element is used gather parallel light and focus it to a point; great to focus on a detector. An elliptical optical element is good to use with a light bulb located at Focus 1 to gather light to focus onto the point at Focus 2. Good times!

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I really struggled at first with Algebra in high school, no joke. I owe all my success to a tutor that helped me get over my initial familiarization with the language of mathematics. Now the sheer frequency of use of the concepts and language of Algebra, such as formulaic manipulations is second nature, so I try to share those methods. I've found that there is more of a "picture" of mathematics that develops from recognizing patterns rather than following "mechanical algorithms". Sure, ultimately you teach an algorithm at first for familiarization, but it really becomes effortless in application as a picture/shape. My minor was in math in physics as an undergrad at Arizona. A long way from barely getting it at first.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an excellent pre-algebra tutor since Algebra is what I had issues with in elementary school. I eventually got a tutor that explained to me the "language" of what was meant by the mathematical manipulations we were learning at the time. I am forever indebted to Ms. Louris Ogsby for her patience and skill as an instructor and the rest is history. I look forward to changing people's lives in the same way she changed mine.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I routinely use mathematical methods learned for performing science and engineering, especially basic and advanced algebra and trigonometry found in pre-calculus. An example, you use the equations of parabolas or ellipses to describe the curvature of optical elements is the design of reflective metal surfaces used as infrared optical elements. A parabolic optical element is used gather parallel light and focus it to a point; great to focus on a detector. An elliptical optical element is good to use with a light bulb located at Focus 1 to gather light to focus onto the point at Focus 2. Good times!

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I really struggled at first with Algebra in high school, no joke. I owe all my success to a tutor that helped me get over my initial familiarization with the language of mathematics. Now the sheer frequency of use of the concepts and language of Algebra, such as formulaic manipulations is second nature, so I try to share those methods. I've found that there is more of a "picture" of mathematics that develops from recognizing patterns rather than following "mechanical algorithms". Sure, ultimately you teach an algorithm at first for familiarization, but it really becomes effortless in application as a picture/shape. My minor was in math in physics as an undergrad at Arizona. A long way from barely getting it at first.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have expert knowledge of Chemistry (BS, MS, PhD, Post-doc) and can explain difficult concepts concisely and clearly. I am a professional scientist that enjoys helping people learn my most favorite subject. I have extensive academic and industrial experience as a scientist/engineer and developed a love of learning and a mastery of physical chemistry through my academic career as a graduate student teacher / postdoctoral researcher.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an excellent pre-algebra tutor since Algebra is what I had issues with in elementary school. I eventually got a tutor that explained to me the "language" of what was meant by the mathematical manipulations we were learning at the time. I am forever indebted to Ms. Louris Ogsby for her patience and skill as an instructor and the rest is history. I look forward to changing people's lives in the same way she changed mine.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I routinely use mathematical methods learned for performing science and engineering, especially basic and advanced algebra and trigonometry found in pre-calculus. An example, you use the equations of parabolas or ellipses to describe the curvature of optical elements is the design of reflective metal surfaces used as infrared optical elements. A parabolic optical element is used gather parallel light and focus it to a point; great to focus on a detector. An elliptical optical element is good to use with a light bulb located at Focus 1 to gather light to focus onto the point at Focus 2. Good times!

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

I have expert knowledge of Chemistry (BS, MS, PhD, Post-doc) and can explain difficult concepts concisely and clearly. I am a professional scientist that enjoys helping people learn my most favorite subject. I have extensive academic and industrial experience as a scientist/engineer and developed a love of learning and a mastery of physical chemistry through my academic career as a graduate student teacher / postdoctoral researcher.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I really struggled at first with Algebra in high school, no joke. I owe all my success to a tutor that helped me get over my initial familiarization with the language of mathematics. Now the sheer frequency of use of the concepts and language of Algebra, such as formulaic manipulations is second nature, so I try to share those methods. I've found that there is more of a "picture" of mathematics that develops from recognizing patterns rather than following "mechanical algorithms". Sure, ultimately you teach an algorithm at first for familiarization, but it really becomes effortless in application as a picture/shape. My minor was in math in physics as an undergrad at Arizona. A long way from barely getting it at first.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I have expert knowledge of Chemistry (BS, MS, PhD, Post-doc) and can explain difficult concepts concisely and clearly. I am a professional scientist that enjoys helping people learn my most favorite subject. I have extensive academic and industrial experience as a scientist/engineer and developed a love of learning and a mastery of physical chemistry through my academic career as a graduate student teacher / postdoctoral researcher.

Examples of Expertise


Lucio has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 44 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Committed, compassionate tutor that ensures your maximum understanding through collaborative methods

Having been through many tutors in the past, what differentiates Lucio is his genuine desire to help me understand the material, and the collaborative strategies he employs to work through problems together. With regards to the first point, Lucio will commit both time and effort to help me fully understand a concept. For instance, if I don't understand, he will utilize multiple forms of media and sources to ensure I learn the concept–whether that be through using hours of his own time (even staying up at night) to draw diagrams for me, create entire powerpoints, or formulate practice questions for me so I can have a firmer grasp of the material. As a result, I truly feel that Lucio wants to teach and help me grow as a student, rather than take our discussion time as a means to make money (which has been my experience with many other tutors). Furthermore, Lucio is a tutor that works through each question together with me, going through his thought process while I compare it with mine. Through these collaborative processes, I am able to learn from valuable mistakes and additional factors that I would have ignored if not for our discussions. Oftentimes, it feels as though we grow through these thinking processes together, which informs my perspective on a much deeper level. All in all, Lucio is a very effective tutor that tackles a problem beyond a 'question'–he aims to teach integral concepts for a true understanding of the material to solve future problems. His compassion and extreme commitment to helping his students at every stage of their educational journey is truly what inspired me to persevere through challenging questions and complex concepts (I'm a college student studying physics and chemistry, so it can definitely get difficult sometimes!) Thus, I would highly recommend Lucio to any student–he is one of the best tutors I have ever had.

Jay, 11 lessons with Lucio

Awesome is an understatement!!!

Lucio is by far a rare seed when it comes to helping those regarding chemistry. He will not only take his time explaining difficult concepts, but also make sure you understand the background behind them. In order to really understand something you have to start off from the beginning, and thats exactly what Lucio does. He is a master of the time machine and knows exactly where to take you. You will always leave your sessions better than you arrived. That is not a promise, its a guarantee. His enthusiasm for chemistry will continue to rub off on his future students. If you're reading this I hope you're one of them. Always make sure to refer a friend/fellow classmate to Lucio. He will guide them just like he'll guide of you my friends.

Ricardo, 5 lessons with Lucio

The best!

Took the time to show step by step on how to do the problems that were assigned to me. Even went as far as showing me how to use a new program to solve a problem.

Rene, 1 lesson with Lucio

Chemistry

Tutoring with him has been going very will. I’m grateful for Lucio, he is very helpful. He knows how to use the Visual Minteq and knows how to actually teach the material.

Qasem, 1 lesson with Lucio

Very patient and knowledgeable

Lucio is excellent to work with. He's approachable and easy to talk to. He's helping me get through my college level physical chemistry course. I'm usually too embarrassed to ask questions in class (because I'm always pretty lost), but he's very understanding and patient.

Joshua, 9 lessons with Lucio

Extremely knowledgeable and able to explain

Lucio was MORE than able to explain every detail of what, to me, was difficult chemistry. He helped me understand what was happening and why. Very lucky to have found him. Will use in the future and definitely recommend.

Michael, 2 lessons with Lucio

Knowledgeable + patient + makes Chem fun

Lucio helped me review for my upcoming General Chemistry exam. He helped me with my last chemistry exam and I got the highest grade in the class! So happy I found Lucio through Wyzant : )

Kate, 8 lessons with Lucio
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