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Arnold V.

Experienced Tutor in Math and Physics with PhD in Physics

Experienced Tutor in Math and Physics with PhD in Physics

$48/hour

About Arnold


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Hello, I’m Dr. Arnold. I retired recently as a professor of biophysics after 18 years of working for UTMB, Auburn University, and University of Houston. I started tutoring almost 20 years ago when I prepared my daughter for the PSAT and SAT. Since then, I have tutored in physics and math at all levels from middle school to college. I helped to improve students’ performance in regular and AP classes and excel in standardized admissions tests.

I love one-on-one tutoring because it allows...

Hello, I’m Dr. Arnold. I retired recently as a professor of biophysics after 18 years of working for UTMB, Auburn University, and University of Houston. I started tutoring almost 20 years ago when I prepared my daughter for the PSAT and SAT. Since then, I have tutored in physics and math at all levels from middle school to college. I helped to improve students’ performance in regular and AP classes and excel in standardized admissions tests.

I love one-on-one tutoring because it allows individual adjustment to the type of thinking and learning abilities of each person. At the first introductory meeting we chat about the student’s goals and expectations, as well as his or her hobbies and interests. Knowing what drives the student helps me to design interesting lessons: I remember how a tennis player was indifferent to the motion of a stone, but excited by a similar calculation for a tennis ball.

I work with students of all levels of physics and math understanding. Importantly, all my students believe that they can get better at math and physics. To grow their self-confidence, we start with tasks appropriate to their current level and progress step-by-step toward school assignments and standardized tests.

To be effective, a tutor must know the content and requirements of high school and college courses. I accomplished this by passing the Texas teachers’ certification exam in Physics/Math for 7-12 grades with a score of 283 out of 300. I also passed the math portions of the PSAT and SAT practice tests with a 100% score. In my lessons, I widely use the official standardized practice tests for previous years and my private collection of problems and notes on different topics in K-12 and advanced physics and math. For online interactive lessons I use whiteboard online or Skype.

I have a PhD in Physics and have extensively used various areas of math in research and graduate teaching for over 30 years. I have also educated on the Texas middle and high school math and physics curricula as well as math and science portions of standardized tests. My personal score for Math SAT practice test is 800 (100%).

Physics has been my love since middle school and also fortunately my lifelong profession. I tutor all topics of K-12 and college physics and can explain them clearly to others. If a student does not understand, I usually see what is missing in his or her knowledge and am able to explain in a different way. I know typical test problems in regular and AP classes and successfully teach how to solve them. Usually my students quickly improve their grades in physics.

I earned my MS in Physics from St. Petersburg University and my PhD in Physics from Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute in Russia. For the last 18 years I worked as an associate professor of biophysics for the UTMB, Auburn University and University of Houston. Overall, I worked for thirty years in physics research and graduate teaching.

Please contact me and explain your needs. I’m eager to help!


Education

Saint Petersburg University, Russia
physics
Saint Petersburg University, Russia
Masters
Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
PhD

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Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I successfully tutored Algebra 1 and other sections of middle and high school math. I can explain clearly, teach how to solve typical problems and prepare for Math section of ACT test. I'm very patient and friendly. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I successfully tutored Algebra 2 and other sections of high-school and college math. I can explain clearly and teach how to solve typical problems. I'm very patient and friendly. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results.
Calculus,

Calculus

I studied the theory and methods of Calculus in mathematics and mathematical physics classes during my MS and PhD studies. In my teaching I reviewed Calculus methods to the graduate students. In my research I applied Calculus in physical kinetics, DNA physics and optics. The research has been published in many American and international scientific journals.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is simple because we already know from everyday life about distances, angles, shapes, surface areas and volumes. I use this experience to explain geometry clearly and teach how to solve typical problems. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results. Usually my students quickly improve their grades in math. My proficiency in Math is due to PhD studies in Physics and further for over 30 years research and graduate teaching at universities.
Physics,

Physics

Physics has been my love since middle school and also fortunately my lifelong profession. I tutor all topics of K-12 and college physics and can explain them clearly to others. If a student does not understand, I usually see what is missing in his or her knowledge and am able to explain in a different way. I know typical test problems in regular and AP classes and successfully teach how to solve them. Usually my students quickly improve their grades in physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I successfully tutored Prealgebra and other sections of high-school and college math. I can explain clearly and teach how to solve typical problems. I'm very patient and friendly. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

20+ years of teaching Calculus & its applications I studied the theory and methods of Calculus in mathematics and mathematical physics classes during my MS and PhD studies. In my teaching I reviewed Calculus methods to the graduate students. In my research I applied Calculus in physical kinetics, DNA physics and optics. The research has been published in many American and international scientific journals.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I successfully tutored many different topics of high-school math and college math and helped to prepare for Math section of SAT test. My personal score for Math SAT practice test is 800 (100%). I’m PhD in Physics who over 30 years used extensively various areas of math in research and graduate teaching. For effective tutoring, I use the official standardized practice tests for previous years and my private collection of problems and notes on different topics in K-12 and advanced math.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I successfully tutored many different topics of high-school math and college math and helped to prepare for Math section of SAT test. My personal score for Math SAT practice test is 800 (100%). I’m PhD in Physics who over 30 years used extensively various areas of math in research and graduate teaching. For effective tutoring, I use the official standardized practice tests for previous years and my private collection of problems and notes on different topics in K-12 and advanced math.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I successfully tutored Algebra 1 and other sections of middle and high school math. I can explain clearly, teach how to solve typical problems and prepare for Math section of ACT test. I'm very patient and friendly. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I successfully tutored Algebra 2 and other sections of high-school and college math. I can explain clearly and teach how to solve typical problems. I'm very patient and friendly. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results.
Calculus,

Calculus

I studied the theory and methods of Calculus in mathematics and mathematical physics classes during my MS and PhD studies. In my teaching I reviewed Calculus methods to the graduate students. In my research I applied Calculus in physical kinetics, DNA physics and optics. The research has been published in many American and international scientific journals.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I studied the theory and methods of solving of differential equations in higher mathematics and mathematical physics classes during my MS and PhD studies. In my research I applied both ordinary and partial differential equations in physical kinetics, DNA physics and optics. The research has been published in many American and international scientific journals.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I explain concepts of Finite Math in clear and easy way using intuitive approach. I always show how Finite Math connects to “real-life” problems in sciences and business. This enhances student’s interest, activates common sense and helps in solving Finite Math problems. My proficiency in Math is due to PhD studies in Physics and further for over 30 years research and graduate teaching at universities.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is simple because we already know from everyday life about distances, angles, shapes, surface areas and volumes. I use this experience to explain geometry clearly and teach how to solve typical problems. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results. Usually my students quickly improve their grades in math. My proficiency in Math is due to PhD studies in Physics and further for over 30 years research and graduate teaching at universities.
Physics,

Physics

Physics has been my love since middle school and also fortunately my lifelong profession. I tutor all topics of K-12 and college physics and can explain them clearly to others. If a student does not understand, I usually see what is missing in his or her knowledge and am able to explain in a different way. I know typical test problems in regular and AP classes and successfully teach how to solve them. Usually my students quickly improve their grades in physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I successfully tutored Prealgebra and other sections of high-school and college math. I can explain clearly and teach how to solve typical problems. I'm very patient and friendly. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

20+ years of teaching Calculus & its applications I studied the theory and methods of Calculus in mathematics and mathematical physics classes during my MS and PhD studies. In my teaching I reviewed Calculus methods to the graduate students. In my research I applied Calculus in physical kinetics, DNA physics and optics. The research has been published in many American and international scientific journals.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I successfully tutored many different topics of high-school math and college math and helped to prepare for Math section of SAT test. My personal score for Math SAT practice test is 800 (100%). I’m PhD in Physics who over 30 years used extensively various areas of math in research and graduate teaching. For effective tutoring, I use the official standardized practice tests for previous years and my private collection of problems and notes on different topics in K-12 and advanced math.
Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I successfully tutored Algebra 1 and other sections of middle and high school math. I can explain clearly, teach how to solve typical problems and prepare for Math section of ACT test. I'm very patient and friendly. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I successfully tutored Algebra 2 and other sections of high-school and college math. I can explain clearly and teach how to solve typical problems. I'm very patient and friendly. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results.
Calculus,

Calculus

I studied the theory and methods of Calculus in mathematics and mathematical physics classes during my MS and PhD studies. In my teaching I reviewed Calculus methods to the graduate students. In my research I applied Calculus in physical kinetics, DNA physics and optics. The research has been published in many American and international scientific journals.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is simple because we already know from everyday life about distances, angles, shapes, surface areas and volumes. I use this experience to explain geometry clearly and teach how to solve typical problems. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results. Usually my students quickly improve their grades in math. My proficiency in Math is due to PhD studies in Physics and further for over 30 years research and graduate teaching at universities.
Physics,

Physics

Physics has been my love since middle school and also fortunately my lifelong profession. I tutor all topics of K-12 and college physics and can explain them clearly to others. If a student does not understand, I usually see what is missing in his or her knowledge and am able to explain in a different way. I know typical test problems in regular and AP classes and successfully teach how to solve them. Usually my students quickly improve their grades in physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I successfully tutored Prealgebra and other sections of high-school and college math. I can explain clearly and teach how to solve typical problems. I'm very patient and friendly. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results.
Precalculus

Precalculus

20+ years of teaching Calculus & its applications I studied the theory and methods of Calculus in mathematics and mathematical physics classes during my MS and PhD studies. In my teaching I reviewed Calculus methods to the graduate students. In my research I applied Calculus in physical kinetics, DNA physics and optics. The research has been published in many American and international scientific journals.

Science

Physics,

Physics

Physics has been my love since middle school and also fortunately my lifelong profession. I tutor all topics of K-12 and college physics and can explain them clearly to others. If a student does not understand, I usually see what is missing in his or her knowledge and am able to explain in a different way. I know typical test problems in regular and AP classes and successfully teach how to solve them. Usually my students quickly improve their grades in physics.
ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I successfully tutored Algebra 1 and other sections of middle and high school math. I can explain clearly, teach how to solve typical problems and prepare for Math section of ACT test. I'm very patient and friendly. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I successfully tutored Algebra 2 and other sections of high-school and college math. I can explain clearly and teach how to solve typical problems. I'm very patient and friendly. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results.
Calculus,

Calculus

I studied the theory and methods of Calculus in mathematics and mathematical physics classes during my MS and PhD studies. In my teaching I reviewed Calculus methods to the graduate students. In my research I applied Calculus in physical kinetics, DNA physics and optics. The research has been published in many American and international scientific journals.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is simple because we already know from everyday life about distances, angles, shapes, surface areas and volumes. I use this experience to explain geometry clearly and teach how to solve typical problems. Individual approach to each student and relaxed atmosphere of the lesson allow getting the best results. Usually my students quickly improve their grades in math. My proficiency in Math is due to PhD studies in Physics and further for over 30 years research and graduate teaching at universities.
Physics,

Physics

Physics has been my love since middle school and also fortunately my lifelong profession. I tutor all topics of K-12 and college physics and can explain them clearly to others. If a student does not understand, I usually see what is missing in his or her knowledge and am able to explain in a different way. I know typical test problems in regular and AP classes and successfully teach how to solve them. Usually my students quickly improve their grades in physics.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I successfully tutored many different topics of high-school math and college math and helped to prepare for Math section of SAT test. My personal score for Math SAT practice test is 800 (100%). I’m PhD in Physics who over 30 years used extensively various areas of math in research and graduate teaching. For effective tutoring, I use the official standardized practice tests for previous years and my private collection of problems and notes on different topics in K-12 and advanced math.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I successfully tutored many different topics of high-school math and college math and helped to prepare for Math section of SAT test. My personal score for Math SAT practice test is 800 (100%). I’m PhD in Physics who over 30 years used extensively various areas of math in research and graduate teaching. For effective tutoring, I use the official standardized practice tests for previous years and my private collection of problems and notes on different topics in K-12 and advanced math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I successfully tutored many different topics of high-school math and college math and helped to prepare for Math section of SAT test. My personal score for Math SAT practice test is 800 (100%). I’m PhD in Physics who over 30 years used extensively various areas of math in research and graduate teaching. For effective tutoring, I use the official standardized practice tests for previous years and my private collection of problems and notes on different topics in K-12 and advanced math.
ACT Science, GRE

Examples of Expertise


Arnold has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 20 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Excellent Advanced Math Tutor!!

I am beyond grateful! Mr. Arnold is an outstanding tutor, extremely organized, and expert on SAT MATH. My son was impressed with Mr. Arnold's lesson and hopes to continue in the future! Mr. Arnold is an excellent Math teacher. Very methodical, analytical, explains well the material. He was able to show my son how to solve difficult problems in a relatively short period of time. Explanation of concepts, his analysis and ensuring strategy for solving were excellent. Mr. Arnold has very well structured lesson plans and is able to cover multiple concepts. The lessons are geared toward SAT. My son lessons run for an hour and half, Mr. Arnold goes beyond the time sometimes by an extra 20-40 minutes for no charge. Thank you for everything that you do!!

Roland, 2 lessons with Arnold

Incredible Tutor

I am a college student taking Finite Math and he was great in helping me to get the subject matter so quickly. I highly recommend him. I fell more confident and in love with mathematics.

Debora, 1 lesson with Arnold

Very knowledgeable and well organized tutor!

Thank you, Arnold! My son did well on his exam and it raised his grade! More importantly, he thoroughly understands the material!

Kim, 1 lesson with Arnold
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Kim. Trey is a very good and interested in physics student. Pleasure to work with him.

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Arnold is a very patient and knowledgeable tutor. He was able to simplify difficult scientific concepts with real work examples to help solidify my foundational knowledge. This methodology proved valuable as it is continuing to help me understand complex topics with less effort building on this knowledge. I greatly appreciate his help!!

Eric, 20 lessons with Arnold
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Eric. I'm delighted to work with you.

Very helpful!

He was very direct on what was needed for my son to catchup in pre cal and had a plan. For me his style is great because then i can plan for how long my son will need help.

Deb, 1 lesson with Arnold

Excellent

Arnold explained very clearly the concepts and methods of the probability theory that I need for my job. He illustrated probability formulas by simple, often amazing examples helping to remember the theory and solve problems.

Gennadiy, 5 lessons with Arnold
Tutor responded:

Hi Gene! Thanks for your kind words. Thank you, it was interesting to teach you. Please remember "the birthday problem" and be careful evaluating a probability of the combination of two events - the true result can be counterintuitive.

Understands what topics are most important.

He was able to really focus on the topics and issues that I need help with. Through discussion and examples we were able to narrow down exactly what needs to be addressed.

Paul, 5 lessons with Arnold
Tutor responded:

Thank you Paul. I'm always glad to help and teach what is really needed.

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$48/hour

Arnold V.

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