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Frank P.

Wynnewood, PA

$53/hour

PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics seeks undrgrads, hi schoolers

4.8 average from 15 ratings
Excellent!
— Lauren, Philadelphia, PA on 6/14/16

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Cornell University
Physics
UCLA
PhD

Education

Cornell University (Physics)

UCLA (PhD)

About Frank

I have a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics, one of the most mathematically demanding branches of physics, from UCLA. My undergrad degree from Cornell U. was also in physics. From my five years as a teaching assistant in Physics in graduate school at UCLA, I have a great deal of experience with students, and I know that most of them say "I hate physics", and that's OK. I feel I am especially talented at reaching the "I hate Physics" majority (along with the "I love Physics" minority), and, if I can't make Physics lovable, I can definitely make it *doable*.

I also have a great deal of experience tutoring students who are *not native English speakers* and I am patient in working around language difficulties.

My knowledge is not just theoretical but "hands on" experience in research. I can tutor advanced mathematical subjects because to get a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics, one must learn and employ many mathematical techniques, beginning with, but not limited to, differential and integral calculus, vector calculus, linear algebra (matrices and vectors), and much else. In addition, I, like many particle physicists, had to know a lot of statistics theory and practice in order to analyze data. I have extensive experience *actually using* statistics, probability, and information theory in my thesis and in my published research papers, which were in bioinformatics/molecular biology.

I'm willing to meet with undergrads or gifted high school students at coffee houses, libraries, etc. and looking forward to seeing you.
I have a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics, one of the most mathematically demanding branches of physics, from UCLA. My undergrad degree from Cornell U. was also in physics. From my five years as a teaching assistant in Physics in graduate school at UCLA, I have a great deal of Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 16 miles of Wynnewood, PA 19096

"Excellent!"

- Lauren, Philadelphia, PA on 6/14/16
Math:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics
Science:
Physics

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Physics

I have a PhD, and 5 years of experience at UCLA as a Teaching Assistant handling labs, discussion sections, and review sessions. I have considerable experience freelance tutoring in Los Angeles, and have joined WyzAnt tutoring recently. My emphasis is on real world problem-solving techniques and practical "cookbook recipes" needed to solve exam problems. I specialize in making physics accessible and doable for students with little background in the field, i.e. the sort of student that says "I hate physics" (e.g. life science, engineering students etc.)

Cornell University
Physics
UCLA
PhD

Education

Cornell University (Physics)

UCLA (PhD)

Excellent! — Frank helped my daughter review for her Physics final (Central HS). i scheduled him last minute and he really came through in a pinch. He used her review sheet to plan out the time and was able to help her with the issues she was hung up on. Her final grade was great and we both believe the session helped boost her grade from a high 80 into the mid 90s. I will def I will definitely use him again f ...

— Lauren, Philadelphia, PA on 6/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $53.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Frank will travel within 16 miles of Wynnewood, PA 19096.