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Sidney P.

Physics, Chemistry, and Math Tutor

Physics, Chemistry, and Math Tutor

$60/hour

  • 2,909 hours tutoring

  • Roanoke, TX 76262

About Sidney


Bio

I have had a career in astronomy which included Hubble Space Telescope operations, where I became an expert in Excel and SQL, and teaching college-level astronomy and physics. This also involved teaching and using geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Recently I have developed considerable skill in pre-AP chemistry tutoring.

My most effective and enjoyable teaching is one-on-one instruction where I can assess the student's level of understanding of math or science and build from...

I have had a career in astronomy which included Hubble Space Telescope operations, where I became an expert in Excel and SQL, and teaching college-level astronomy and physics. This also involved teaching and using geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Recently I have developed considerable skill in pre-AP chemistry tutoring.

My most effective and enjoyable teaching is one-on-one instruction where I can assess the student's level of understanding of math or science and build from there to develop his or her confidence, grasp of the concepts, and problem-solving abilities.

Please note: The availability hours given are when I MIGHT be available.


Education

Amherst College, MA
Astronomy
U of California, Berkeley, CA
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Roanoke, TX 76262
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/1/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

For Hubble observation statistics I used various Excel features such as writing cell formulas, generating plots, and doing import from/export to text files. I still use the formula capability often. I do not have practice with pivot tables, but do have good knowledge of general techniques.

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

For Hubble observation statistics I used various Excel features such as writing cell formulas, generating plots, and doing import from/export to text files. I still use the formula capability often. I do not have practice with pivot tables, but do have good knowledge of general techniques.
SQL

SQL

I gained considerable OTJ experience writing complex SQL queries for a large mainframe relational database. I do not have experience with Microsoft ACCESS. I can help with query strategies and with syntax of most query statements.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

For Hubble observation statistics I used various Excel features such as writing cell formulas, generating plots, and doing import from/export to text files. I still use the formula capability often. I do not have practice with pivot tables, but do have good knowledge of general techniques.
SQL,

SQL

I gained considerable OTJ experience writing complex SQL queries for a large mainframe relational database. I do not have experience with Microsoft ACCESS. I can help with query strategies and with syntax of most query statements.
Statistics

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have used many aspects of chemistry in my career and understand molecular formulae, moles and such. Since 2010 I have successfully tutored many students in general or PAP high school courses. There are some topics in AP courses such as details of bonds and thermo-chemistry for which I do not have adequate knowledge.
Physics,

Physics

Whether I was teaching astronomy or doing astronomical research, physics was always an integral part, such as heat transport in the atmospheres of stars or the motions of stars in orbit around each other.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Physics,

Physics

Whether I was teaching astronomy or doing astronomical research, physics was always an integral part, such as heat transport in the atmospheres of stars or the motions of stars in orbit around each other.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have used many aspects of chemistry in my career and understand molecular formulae, moles and such. Since 2010 I have successfully tutored many students in general or PAP high school courses. There are some topics in AP courses such as details of bonds and thermo-chemistry for which I do not have adequate knowledge.
Physics,

Physics

Whether I was teaching astronomy or doing astronomical research, physics was always an integral part, such as heat transport in the atmospheres of stars or the motions of stars in orbit around each other.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have used many aspects of chemistry in my career and understand molecular formulae, moles and such. Since 2010 I have successfully tutored many students in general or PAP high school courses. There are some topics in AP courses such as details of bonds and thermo-chemistry for which I do not have adequate knowledge.
Physics,

Physics

Whether I was teaching astronomy or doing astronomical research, physics was always an integral part, such as heat transport in the atmospheres of stars or the motions of stars in orbit around each other.
ACT Science, Astronomy

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have used many aspects of chemistry in my career and understand molecular formulae, moles and such. Since 2010 I have successfully tutored many students in general or PAP high school courses. There are some topics in AP courses such as details of bonds and thermo-chemistry for which I do not have adequate knowledge.
Physics,

Physics

Whether I was teaching astronomy or doing astronomical research, physics was always an integral part, such as heat transport in the atmospheres of stars or the motions of stars in orbit around each other.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I am a certified tutor in all math topics covered by the ASVAB. In my career I have used and taught many mathematical concepts. I have gone to the military's ASVAB web site and have no problems with any of the AFQT subjects tested, including word knowledge and paragraph comprehension. So I will be very happy to assist with your preparation for the exam. As a scientist, I can also help on some of the General Science extra section.
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (1,328 ratings)
5 star
(1,245)
4 star
(70)
3 star
(9)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Sidney was awesome! Got down to business of teaching physics and all of my sons work was completed quicker than our last tutor! We look forward to studying with him regularly .

Dena, 26 lessons with Sidney

Great tutor

Showed up on time, easy to work with. Sidney was honest in advance about his strengths in the subject matter. He worked well with my son and has a great teaching style.

Randall, 1 lesson with Sidney

Knowledgeable and relatable

Sidney has been great making helping my son understand math. Really appreciate his patience and knowledge. My son has seen great improvement in his grade and confidence with his math skills.

Robin, 12 lessons with Sidney

Great teacher and super patient

My son finds Sid's help essential to getting through a difficult subject and preparing for exams. He comes away with a great understanding of the lessons.

Melissa, 12 lessons with Sidney

Knowledgeable and Detailed Oriented

Sid has an extensive Math knowledge, he teaches with ease and is very patient. He takes the kids through a step by step learning process, write downs how he gets to the answer of a question, with a level of detail that helps the kids easily understand the foundation of the problem. I would definitely recommend Sid is your kid is getting ready for the SAT.

Oscar, 1 lesson with Sidney

Patient and kind

This was our first session with Sidney. He was absolutely wonderful with our 14 year old son. Very patient and seemed genuinely interested in his progress. We will definitely keep him as a future tutor for our son.

Corey, 30 lessons with Sidney

Good

He taught me some college level math. He did a great job. I would tell other people that he is a good teacher. I was only planing one hour and he was so good I asked for two.

Matthew, 8 lessons with Sidney

Help for AP Chem

We son used Sidney for the first time last night and was very impressed. Sid is extremely bright and excellent at teaching. After the one hour lesson my son felt confident in his knowledge of acid/bases and solubility. Thank you Sid!

Jack, 1 lesson with Sidney

Excellent tutor

Sidney works really well with our son who is a senior in HS. Our son's grades improved tremendously after we started using Sidney.

Louisa, 20 lessons with Sidney
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$60/hour

Sidney P.

$60/hour

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