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Frank P.

Wynnewood, PA

$53/hour

Do You Hate Physics? PhD in Theoretical Physics will help you out

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

$53/Hour


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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 and an undergrad degree in physics from Cornell. I have a lot of experience as a TA and tutor for all kinds of students. I expect most of them to 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).

I have tutored diverse students from Univ. of Penn., St. Joe's, Columbia in NYC, and UCLA as well as advanced high schoolers. I have dealt with coursework at every level of mathematical rigor, from the "hard" calculus/vector-based 3-D problem-solving, to more conceptual-level AP physics.

My main focus is on teaching students real-world *problem-solving skills* so they don't freeze up during exams, and know how to solve the standard types of problems. I'm very familiar with the fear students have of going into an exam and freezing up, "Whaddoo I do!? Whaddoo I do!?" I get it, OK. That first step is hard. So I teach people "This is always Step 1, and this is Step2, and here's Step 3", and so on.

If I can't make Physics lovable, I can make it *doable*.

I also have a great deal of experience tutoring students who are *not native English speakers* and can work around language difficulties.

My knowledge is not just theoretical but "hands on" experience in research. I can tutor advanced mathematical subjects because to do research, 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. Like many particle physicists, I had to know a lot of statistical theory **and practice** in order to really use it to analyze data. I have experience *actually using* statistics, probability, and information theory in my thesis and 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, or online 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 and an undergrad degree in physics from Cornell. I have a lot of experience as a TA and tutor for all kinds of students. I expect most of them to say "I hate physics", and that's OK. I feel I am especially talented at reaching 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

"Knowledgeable"

- Wen, Wynnewood, PA on 2/15/17
Math:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics
Science:
Physical Science, Physics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Physics

I have a BS, MS and PhD all in physics and years of experience as a Teaching Assistant and tutor for students at UCLA, U. Penn, Columbia U., and St. Joe's, as well as advanced high schoolers. I use to give 3-hour review sessions before final exams. My emphasis is on real world problem-solving techniques and practical "cookbook recipes" needed to solve exam problems (here's Step 1, here's Step 2...) so that students don't "freeze up" during an exam. 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, pre-med, 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.