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Georges J.

Physics and Math Tutoring

Physics and Math Tutoring

$70/hour

  • 506 hours tutoring

  • Dallas, TX 75230

About Georges


Bio

I am an award winning teacher with high standards. I have taught physics at UT Austin, SMU and in Germany. I have been a scientist at a national lab and a professor of physics. At UT Austin, I was honored with the Outstanding Physics Teaching Assistant Award. I was told my student teaching evaluations were "head and shoulders above everyone else's."

I have been tutoring and teaching physics since 1971. I ask questions of the student to help identify the main issues. When possible I ask...

I am an award winning teacher with high standards. I have taught physics at UT Austin, SMU and in Germany. I have been a scientist at a national lab and a professor of physics. At UT Austin, I was honored with the Outstanding Physics Teaching Assistant Award. I was told my student teaching evaluations were "head and shoulders above everyone else's."

I have been tutoring and teaching physics since 1971. I ask questions of the student to help identify the main issues. When possible I ask students to work out a problem ahead of time, as best they can, so I can review it. I have found that students often do not do well when they are being watched by a teacher and this approach provides me with the data to quickly diagnose the problem areas.

The approach to solving problems in physics is largely the same, no matter what the nature of the topic. I have seen virtually every kind of mistake students can make and I am able to quickly diagnose the root causes of the student's difficulties and create a plan to rapidly improve student understanding and performance. Because of the similarity of the problem solving techniques, helping a student solve a problem in mechanics,for example, automatically helps them solve problems in another area such as electric circuits.

I have often been told that I help students "until they have been helped."


Education

UT Austin
Physics
UT Austin
PhD

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Computer

Computer Science,

Computer Science

I have been using computers for more than 40 years. I had a hard time getting started but when I found the right teacher and text book, I finished my first college computer course in less than one week. I understand how puzzling some of the computer terminology can be, especially to those using a computer for the first time. I enjoy teaching and am one of the most patient instructors anywhere. My first experience was on a Control Data Mainframe. As a postdoc, I used both a CDC mainframe and VAX computer. In the lab we used a computer very similar to a PDP 11 as well as a number of home built micro-controllers based on the Z80 chip. When I started at SMU we had both IBM PCs as well as an ATT 3B2s running UNIX. In 1990 I started work as a scientist at the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). All of our research computers were UNIX and my desktop was a SUN SPARC workstation. My laboratory computer was an HP running HP-UX. After the SSC was terminated, I bought my first home computer. I learned DOS and early versions of Windows inside and out due to the necessity of managing memory for my children's computer games. I later built all my home computers using SCSI peripherals. I also started at Texas Instruments as a member of a UNIX 24/7 support group. I was part of the first team to receive SUN UNIX Team Certification (The program has since been discontinued). We supported the manufacturing facilities and were trained on both hardware and software troubleshooting of SUN computers. In addition to work related UNIX experience, I have a home network of Linux, Macintosh and Windows computers on which I do extensive research, primarily related to my being an information security consultant. I have actually written programs to exploit bugs and obtain root privileges so my knowledge is practical as well as theoretical. I have installed many versions of Linux, starting with Slackware in 1993. I use or have used Slackware, Debian, SUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu as well as a number of other distributions. I have a wireless network and several databases installed. I am familiar with PostgresSQL, Oracle and Sybase on UNIX (I have used and administered each one both at work and at home). My main office suite is the free OpenOffice but I also use Microsoft Office for work related assignments. I have purchased Macintosh computers for all of my family including my mother and have trained myself on the internals of OSX. I therefore have a fair amount of experience tutoring family members on the Macintosh.
Linux,

Linux

I started using UNIX on an ATT 3B2 computer in 1984 while a physics professor at SMU. In 1990 I started work as a scientist at the Superconducting Super Collider. All of our research computers were UNIX and my desktop was a SUN SPARC workstation. My laboratory computer was an HP running HP-UX. After the SSC was terminated, I started at Texas Instruments as a member of a UNIX 24/7 support group. I was part of the first team to receive SUN UNIX Team Certification (The program has since been discontinued). We supported the manufacturing facilities and were trained on both hardware and software troubleshooting of SUN computers. In addition to work related UNIX experience, I have a home network of Linux, Macintosh and Windows computers on which I do extensive research, primarily related to security. I have actually written programs to exploit bugs and obtain root privileges so my knowledge is practical as well as theoretical. I have installed many versions of Linux, starting with Slackware in 1993. I use or have used Slackware, Debian, SUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu as well as a number of other distributions. I have a wireless network and several databases installed. I am familiar with PostgresSQL, Oracle and Sybase on UNIX (I have used and administered each one both at work and at home).
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have been using Macintosh computers for at least 10 years. I have experience with the Mac Mini (pre and post Intel processors), four versions of the Macbook pro and an iMac. Additionally all our phones are iPhones and I have an iPad and a iPad mini. I use time machine for backups to external drives. I also use X11, Xcode and the command line. I am familiar with BSD UNIX on which Mac OS X is based (I use Unix commands in a Mac terminal window all the time). I also use the Mac to interface with a Raspberry Pi. I have taught at UT Austin, SMU and in Germany. I have been a scientist at a national lab and a professor of physics.
UNIX,

UNIX

I started using UNIX on an ATT 3B2 computer in 1984 while a physics professor at SMU. In 1990 I started work as a scientist at the Superconducting Super Collider. All of our research computers were UNIX and my desktop was a SUN SPARC workstation. My laboratory computer was an HP running HP-UX. After the SSC was terminated, I started at Texas Instruments as a member of a UNIX 24/7 support group. I was part of the first team to receive SUN UNIX Team Certification (The program has since been discontinued). We supported the manufacturing facilities and were trained on both hardware and software troubleshooting of SUN computers. In addition to work related UNIX experience, I have a home network of Linux, Macintosh and Windows computers on which I do extensive research, primarily related to security. I have actually written programs to exploit bugs and obtain root privileges so my knowledge is practical as well as theoretical. I have installed many versions of Linux, starting with Slackware in 1993. I use or have used Slackware, Debian, SUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu as well as a number of other distributions. I have a wireless network and several databases installed. I am familiar with PostgresSQL, Oracle and Sybase on UNIX (I have used and administered each one both at work and at home).
General Computer

Corporate Training

General Computer, Statistics

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have a Ph.D. in physics. I have been a scientist at a national lab as well as a physics professor. I have at least 27 undergraduate hours in math courses. Additionally every junior and senior physics course requires solving differential equations. Add to that all the graduate level physics courses (including mathematical methods) that I took and it is clear I understand differential equations.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I am an experimental physicist and have been using and designing electronic instruments for use in physics for 40 years. I have extensive experience in high speed,low signal electronics such as used in single photon counting. At SMU I designed taught a course in electronics for experimental physics. All of the lab experiments were computer controlled as was the data collection. This permitted realistic checking of electronic principles and the ability to rapidly compare device characteristics. My students in this course were all electrical engineering majors or double majors in physics and EE.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, Statistics

Science

Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I am an experimental physicist and have been using and designing electronic instruments for use in physics for 40 years. I have extensive experience in high speed,low signal electronics such as used in single photon counting. At SMU I designed taught a course in electronics for experimental physics. All of the lab experiments were computer controlled as was the data collection. This permitted realistic checking of electronic principles and the ability to rapidly compare device characteristics. My students in this course were all electrical engineering majors or double majors in physics and EE.
Astronomy, Biology, Physical Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

SAT Math

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Patient and dedicated.

Georges was an amazing tutor for our son in his junior year of high school. They primarily worked on physics but also did precalculus on a few occasions. Georges was thorough, patient, and extremely accommodating as far as scheduling. He went above and beyond to meet our son's needs. We would highly recommend him.

Ann, 18 lessons with Georges

Wonderful!

We are very pleased with how our son is progressing in Physics and with Georges. We are extremely happy. Thank You.

Karen, 15 lessons with Georges

Excellent Tutor

George spent a tremendous amount of time working with my daughter to identify where she was in physics and to identify where she needed help. He was very patient and offered excellent feedback and suggestions on areas she needs to focus on. We are very impressed with the quality of service provided.

Lisa, 1 lesson with Georges

Excellent Tutor

My daughter was taking senior AP Physics in the PISD. She was struggling and losing her desire to do well in Physics. She excelled in Physics her junior year. After her telling me that she believed her teacher did not understand AP Physics much better than the students in her class, we looked into getting her a tutor. It was certainly the right thing for her. Georges, in two lessons, had her understanding Physics better than months of instruction from her teacher. He also provided extra instructional material via email.

Robert, 2 lessons with Georges

An ideal tutor for your child

I have great respect for Mr. Georges J. He has a PHD in Physics, extensive teaching experiences, and dealing with students. My son is so pleased with Mr. George's lessons. For the last few months with George, my son has built confidence and enjoyed learning Physics. He is no longer fearful of Physics, but rather as a challenge and interesting subject. Also, Mr. George is a caring person and want to help his students to be success. He gives my son valuable advice here and there about college, peer pressures etc... He makes the kid think. I deeply appreciate his efforts to go the extra mile. I greatly recommend George for those parents who are looking for a tutor. Definitely, Mr. Georges J is the one!

Maria, 42 lessons with Georges

best calculus tutor

we are so blessed to have met mr g.he is the total package- very caring, passionate about his work, very understanding of the circumstances.we couldn't ask for a better tutor.he makes himself available even after tutoring hours if the student has any questions and responds back as soon as he can.thank you wyzant to have tutors like him that makes all the difference.

Jean, 5 lessons with Georges

Great Physics Tutor

Georges was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and calming. He was able to build my daughter's self confidence and give her test taking strategies as well as help her understand physics.

Cathy, 5 lessons with Georges

$70/hour

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