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William P.

Wilkes Barre, PA

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Bill P., Math and Physics Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/10/13
4.8 average from 183 ratings
Excellent tutor!
— Tania, New York, NY on 7/16/16

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Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Master's
Wilkes Univerisity
Master's

Education

Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Binghamton University (SUNY) (Master's)

Wilkes Univerisity (Master's)

About William

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!
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
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Travels within 20 miles of Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
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"Excellent tutor!"

- Tania, New York, NY on 7/16/16

"Gave Me Confidence"

- Brendan, Clarks Summit, PA on 3/22/16

"Quick assessment of learner's needs."

- Maria, Wilkes Barre, PA on 3/21/16

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

- Guy, Scranton, PA on 12/7/15

"Really makes the concepts click!"

- Kathy, Scranton, PA on 11/30/15

"He is so helpful!"

- Gretchen, Wilkes Barre, PA on 9/20/15

"Easy to follow teaching style."

- Eulaine, Clarks Summit, PA on 9/3/15

"Helpful and knowledgeable and an excellent teacher"

- Rory, Wilkes Barre, PA on 6/5/15

"Fantastic tutor"

- Jason, Dickson City, PA on 5/8/15

"Great math tutor"

- Christianna, Montclair, NJ on 2/12/15

"Very helpful!"

- Dawn, Peckville, PA on 2/10/15

"Great tutor"

- Jeff, Wilkes Barre, PA on 2/25/14

"Great tutor."

- Siddhardha, Scranton, PA on 6/21/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Business:
GMAT, GRE

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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

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

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

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

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.

Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Master's
Wilkes Univerisity
Master's

Education

Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Binghamton University (SUNY) (Master's)

Wilkes Univerisity (Master's)

Excellent tutor! — William is a great tutor! He Takes the time to explain the material to you (so you thoroughly understand the material). He is very professional and prepares well for your session. Best tutor you could get for math! Take a session with him, you will not be disappointed! ...

— Tania, New York, NY on 7/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

William will travel within 20 miles of Wilkes Barre, PA 18702.