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Dillion F.

Philadelphia, PA

$45/hour

Ivy League Science Tutor

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5.0 average from 24 ratings
Highly recommend.
— Stephanie, Philadelphia, PA on 5/28/13

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Temple University, Philadelphia
Physics
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework

Education

Temple University, Philadelphia (Physics)

University of Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

About Dillion

**Now seeking summer students ONLY!**

Hello!

I recently graduated from Temple University with a BS in physics, and just started the my PhD in physics at UPenn. I am a computational scientist interested in highly interdisciplinary research that lies on the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology.

I started tutoring my peers in high school and continued into college. My tutoring experience includes all levels of physics for engineers, all levels of calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, computer programming (Python, MATLAB, C++), econometrics, and some business courses requiring applied math skills.

The way I have helped students in the past is by going over their homework with them and working through example problems step by step until they understand the problem. Due to my extensive background in coursework and research, I am usually able to provide an insightful example of an application in some field of science. I have helped very many students through introductory physics, and all of my students have been satisfied with the outcome.

I spend most of my time at the lab, but I am often free in the evenings and have time to meet with students. Due to my limited availability, I highly prefer meeting students on UPenn's campus. I encourage all of my students to email me questions in between lessons and I am flexible with meeting students on short notice. I am always happy to help.

Please email me if you'd like to talk!
**Now seeking summer students ONLY!**

Hello!

I recently graduated from Temple University with a BS in physics, and just started the my PhD in physics at UPenn. I am a computational scientist interested in highly interdisciplinary research that lies on the interface of
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6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19104
In-person lessons

"Highly recommend."

- Stephanie, Philadelphia, PA on 5/28/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability,
Trigonometry
Science:
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math

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Differential Equations

A differential equation is the relationship between functions and their derivatives of various orders. Most D.E.'s are impossible to solve analytically. In fact, there are very few that we can actually solve, which makes a differential equations class a whole lot easier. The trick to doing well in a differential equations class is learning how to classify problems by the means that we learn to solve them. Once you can recognize what kind of problem you have, you go through that process to solve it and you're done. I really enjoyed my differential equations course, and I think other people would have enjoyed it more if they could have recognized the patterns. As a physics major I use differential equations all the time, so I can be very helpful in helping others learn how to solve them.

Linear Algebra

At first glance linear algebra can seem to be confusing and pointless, but once you are able to develop an understanding of the subject it is easy to see how powerful of a tool it can be. Understanding the applications of linear algebra will prove to be very useful down the road if you ever need to deal with large amounts of data, especially in classes like quantum mechanics or differential equations. I was very successful in my linear algebra class and had a lot of fun learning it. The hardest part about learning linear algebra is understanding what all of the terms mean. Once you know what all of the terms mean, the problems are a lot less scary and very managable.

Physics

Most of my tutoring experience is in introductory physics courses. I have a BS in physics and regularly apply physics in my research.

Probability

This is one of my favorite subjects in math. Advanced Probability Theory was one of my favorite courses as an undergrad, and I regularly use concepts from it in my research.

Temple University, Philadelphia
Physics
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework

Education

Temple University, Philadelphia (Physics)

University of Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

Highly recommend. — My daughter is taking a summer physics class. With the small time frame of the summer semester and the rapid teaching of her professor we knew we had to jump start her understanding of physics. Dillion was extremely accommodating with her schedule and after her first session she felt really good with the outcome. Dillion was patient and broke everything down for her in a way to not overwhelm her. ...

— Stephanie, Philadelphia, PA on 5/28/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dillion will travel within 2 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19104.