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William P.

Bill P., Math and Physics Tutor

Bill P., Math and Physics Tutor

$30/hour

  • 872 hours tutoring

  • Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

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About William


Bio

Hello, I have been a college math instructor for more than 15 years (twice named Teacher of the Year by the student government association.) During this time, I have also been a professional tutor in my school's Learning Center. While I enjoy the challenge of classroom teaching, I have found that students often benefit most from the personalized, interactive nature of tutoring sessions. My educational background includes Masters degrees in mathematics and physics, as well as Ph....

Hello,

I have been a college math instructor for more than 15 years (twice named Teacher of the Year by the student government association.) During this time, I have also been a professional tutor in my school's Learning Center. While I enjoy the challenge of classroom teaching, I have found that students often benefit most from the personalized, interactive nature of tutoring sessions.

My educational background includes Masters degrees in mathematics and physics, as well as Ph.D. coursework in math. In my role as a Learning Center tutor, I have acquired extensive experience tutoring almost all levels of college math and many physics courses. I have also tutored high school math (algebra and above) and HS physics. I hope to have the opportunity to help you achieve success!


Education

Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
undergrad
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Masters
Wilkes Univerisity
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/10/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Finance, GMAT, GRE, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Computer

Mathematica,

Mathematica

I have used the Mathematica computer algebra system throughout my career as a student and teacher. In particular, I used Mathematica extensively while completing my Master's thesis in physics. In this context, I wrote a number of Mathematica programs to model the behavior of solid state devices. As a teacher, I also use Mathematica (especially its graphical capabilities) to demonstrate concepts to some of my math classes.
R

R

I have used R extensively as both a student and a teacher. In many of my graduate courses in mathematical statistics, I used basic R commands to carry out statistical analyses and produce common statistical graphs. In addition, I was required to write R programs to implement a number of advanced methods of estimation and hypothesis testing. I have also used R as a teacher to demonstrate various concepts and methods to my statistics classes.

Corporate Training

Finance, GMAT, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics

Math

Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

In obtaining my Bachelor's degree in mathematics, I took the standard undergraduate course in ordinary differential equations. Partial differential equations were also included in one of my undergraduate advanced calculus courses. In addition, I learned many aspects of the theory of differential equations in various advanced undergraduate and graduate math courses. Differential equations finds some of its most significant applications in the field of physics, and I gained a knowledge of many of these applications in obtaining my B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics. I also taught an undergraduate course in differential equations at Binghamton University, and tutored many students in diff. eq. as a professional math tutor at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. I look forward to the opportunity to help you succeed in differential equations.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

In obtaining my BS and Master's degrees in mathematics, I took a number of courses that included the essential topics of discrete mathematics. These courses included logic, set theory, sequences, mathematical induction, number theory, combinatorics, probability and graph theory. As an instructor at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, I had the opportunity to teach discrete math several times. In addition, I also successfully tutored discrete math students in individual and group settings as a professional math tutor in the Learning Center at Penn State. I hope to have the chance to help you in discrete math.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

In the course of obtaining my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mathematics, I studied all the essential topics of finite mathematics. I also taught a finite math course at Penn State (University Park). In addition, I tutored many students in finite math while serving as a professional math tutor in the Learning Center at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. I would be glad to help you with finite math.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

The understanding of the importance of the applications of linear algebra to many different fields has grown significantly in recent years. As a result, students in many different majors are now required to complete linear algebra courses. I completed the basic undergraduate linear algebra course (for math majors) while obtaining my Bachelor's degree in math. I also completed a graduate level linear algebra course. In addition, I have a good appreciation for the applications of linear algebra in science (particularly physics), engineering, and other fields. While at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, I taught an undergraduate linear algebra course (for engineering majors) several times, and also tutored many students in linear algebra while serving as a professional math tutor. I look forward to the opportunity to help you succeed in linear algebra.
Logic,

Logic

In obtaining my BS in mathematics, I was required to complete a "transition to higher math" course. This course included the basic concepts of logic, stressing those necessary to do mathematical proofs. In completing my master's degree in math (Binghamton University), as well as in PhD courses I have taken at Penn State and Binghamton U, I have continued to put these concepts of logic into practice. In addition, I have taught many aspects of logic in college courses on Discrete Math (at Penn State Wilkes-Barre) and Finite Math (at Penn State University Park) These courses included basic propositional logic (truth tables, negations, logical equivalence, rules of inference), quantifiers, and applications. I hope to have the opportunity to help you in logic.
Mathematica,

Mathematica

I have used the Mathematica computer algebra system throughout my career as a student and teacher. In particular, I used Mathematica extensively while completing my Master's thesis in physics. In this context, I wrote a number of Mathematica programs to model the behavior of solid state devices. As a teacher, I also use Mathematica (especially its graphical capabilities) to demonstrate concepts to some of my math classes.
R,

R

I have used R extensively as both a student and a teacher. In many of my graduate courses in mathematical statistics, I used basic R commands to carry out statistical analyses and produce common statistical graphs. In addition, I was required to write R programs to implement a number of advanced methods of estimation and hypothesis testing. I have also used R as a teacher to demonstrate various concepts and methods to my statistics classes.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Other

Finance, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Science

ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (240 ratings)
5 star
(203)
4 star
(27)
3 star
(6)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Linear Algebra

I couldn't be happier with my first tutoring session. William clarified the fundamental ideas within linear that had me at a standstill. He is very concise, gives clear explanations, and started our session refreshing my memory to terms I haven't seen in years. I can't express how thankful I am for his help and I look forward to many more sessions with him.

Nina, 2 lessons with William

Understanding and very helpful

William does an amazing job of breaking down concepts into easy to understand parts. He is very patient and professional. He starts with the background of the material then does sample problems and looks over your work for mistakes and works through the mistakes and helps you understand the problem as well as how to fix it. Would recommend to anyone looking to truly learn.

Richard , 7 lessons with William

Gave Me Confidence

Thank You William for helping improve my grade in Calculus. I now have a better understanding of the subject matter. You were able to simplify the problems which gave me confidence and less anxiety when taking a test. I will continue to use your services as long as I need to, Thank You again.

Brendan, 8 lessons with William

Quick assessment of learner's needs.

Was able to grasp quickly where student was at and explained the reason behind math concepts. Professional and made both student and I feel at ease.

Maria, 1 lesson with William

Very intuitive and patient tutor. Knew exactly what I needed help with after a short conversation.

William helped me understand some of the concepts behind the central limit theorem in addition to providing simple tips to distinguish between population and sample proportion in word problems. He also helped me with my technique which saved me a tremendous amount of time in regard to completing my work. He did all of this in small amount of time. He's definitely a worth while tutor.

Guy, 1 lesson with William

Really makes the concepts click!

Excellent communication skills and his explanations were very clear and easy to understand. Look forward to working with him again.

Kathy, 88 lessons with William

He is so helpful!

He is so helpful! He goes the extra mile to help me understand math. Has tons of patience!

Gretchen, 14 lessons with William

Easy to follow teaching style.

My first lesson was mainly review to prepare for the new school year. I appreciated the worksheets he provide that supplemented the material in the book. Excellent teaching style.

Eulaine, 103 lessons with William

Helpful and knowledgeable and an excellent teacher

William was able to accommodate my quick need for a tutor as well as meet me as requested He is courteous and extremely professional I would recommend him to anyone looking for a math tutor.

Rory, 1 lesson with William

$30/hour

William P.

$30/hour

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