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Williams College (Geology and Physics)
Lehigh University (Bethlehem Pa) (Graduate Coursework)
I started teaching as an instructor at the Naval Nuclear Propulsion School back in the '80s. After leaving the Navy, I became a high school science teacher.
I currently hold Pennsylvania teaching certifications in Physics, Earth/Space, and General Science, and Mathematics; I have taught all of these subjects at one time or another. I started teaching as an instructor at the Naval Nuclear Propulsion School back in the '80s. After leaving the Navy, I became a high school science teacher.
I currently hold Pennsylvania teaching certifications in Physics,
Discounts are available for sessions where I do not need to travel far, and for students with regular sessions over an extended period of time.
My son felt at ease with Walter and feels much more confident to take his first AP test. He said he would want to work with Walter as he continues this class. Walter was knowledgeable and was able to explain in a way my son could relate.
He knows his material inside and out. Teaches in a way that creates a connection with the subject matter. Cares about my student's success.
Mr. L. served as my tutor for about 40 hours worth of sessions, and during each session, he demonstrated that he was a great tutor and knew exactly what he was talking about. Although the physics course I was taking seemed daunting at first, he broke up it up into manageable chunks and took the time to make sure I really understood each topic and all of the principles beyond a simple memorization of definitions. With his extensive history working in the fields of math and science, he was able to apply a real-life approach to the problems and topics, which made each lesson engaging. Working with Mr. L. was a great investment, and I unhesitatingly recommend him as a tutor.
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I have taken the Praxis or equivalent state tests in several science subjects, and scored in the high 90s every time. I have kept up to date in the profession, maintaining my teaching licenses as needed, and continue to teach professionally as well as in private tutoring situations.
My educational background includes undergraduate majors in physics and geology, graduate work in geophysics, and sufficient additional courses to meet the Pennsylvania requirements for Earth/Space and General Science certifications, including astronomy and biology coursework.