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Scott D.

Experienced Physics Tutor with strong Astronomy background

Experienced Physics Tutor with strong Astronomy background

$39/hour

  • 412 hours tutoring

About Scott


Bio

I have been a classroom teacher of science for 12 years, including 4 years of AP Physics. My math background and lifelong pursuit of astronomy enable me to tutor in astronomy and algebra with a high degree of expertise.

I generally start tutoring by answering specific questions from the student. This takes care of the student's urgent needs. Then, as I get to know the student and identify areas of weakness, I work intensively to develop the student's ability to independently master those...

I have been a classroom teacher of science for 12 years, including 4 years of AP Physics. My math background and lifelong pursuit of astronomy enable me to tutor in astronomy and algebra with a high degree of expertise.

I generally start tutoring by answering specific questions from the student. This takes care of the student's urgent needs. Then, as I get to know the student and identify areas of weakness, I work intensively to develop the student's ability to independently master those areas.

The student is always encouraged to interupt me any time they don't understand. I am very good at finding alternative ways to explain things. My ability to reach students at all levels is outstanding.

In addition to my classroom experience, I have engaged in other jobs and activities that involved teaching. These include many astronomy outreach events as well as years as a personal trainer and golf instructor.


Education

BS at Wichita State University
Mathematics
Wichita State University (WSU)
MEd
Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $39
  • Rate details: 2 students: $20 per hour each 3 students: $15 per hour each 4 or more students: $12 per hour each
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/18/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Physics

Physics

My love of Astronomy from a very early age led me to study Physics in depth, in order to better understand astronomical concepts. I took several Physics classes in college, and taught Physics at the high school level for 9 years and AP Physics for 4 years. In my several years of successful tutoring, I have guided students toward conceptual understanding along with any math needed to bring them to the required level.

Math

Physics

Physics

My love of Astronomy from a very early age led me to study Physics in depth, in order to better understand astronomical concepts. I took several Physics classes in college, and taught Physics at the high school level for 9 years and AP Physics for 4 years. In my several years of successful tutoring, I have guided students toward conceptual understanding along with any math needed to bring them to the required level.

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Physics

Physics

My love of Astronomy from a very early age led me to study Physics in depth, in order to better understand astronomical concepts. I took several Physics classes in college, and taught Physics at the high school level for 9 years and AP Physics for 4 years. In my several years of successful tutoring, I have guided students toward conceptual understanding along with any math needed to bring them to the required level.

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

I have been passionate about Astronomy since the age of 8. A bachelor's degree in Mathematics was a step on my way to becoming a professional astronomer. Life intervened and I pursued other careers, but I never lost my love for Astronomy. Although, I am self-taught, I have spent enormous time educating myself to a high level of expertise.
Physics

Physics

My love of Astronomy from a very early age led me to study Physics in depth, in order to better understand astronomical concepts. I took several Physics classes in college, and taught Physics at the high school level for 9 years and AP Physics for 4 years. In my several years of successful tutoring, I have guided students toward conceptual understanding along with any math needed to bring them to the required level.

Sports/Recreation

Golf,

Golf

In high school and college I played on the varsity teams and won some tournaments. Over the years I have taught many people successfully to play golf and enjoy the game. More formally, in graduate school at Texas A&M a few years ago, I taught beginning golf to college students. I am competent enough to teach the basics to beginners as well as help more experienced players fine tune their game.
Track & Field

Track & Field

I have competed successfully in long distance running and walking for several decades, winning two National Championships.

Summer

Golf,

Golf

In high school and college I played on the varsity teams and won some tournaments. Over the years I have taught many people successfully to play golf and enjoy the game. More formally, in graduate school at Texas A&M a few years ago, I taught beginning golf to college students. I am competent enough to teach the basics to beginners as well as help more experienced players fine tune their game.
Physics

Physics

My love of Astronomy from a very early age led me to study Physics in depth, in order to better understand astronomical concepts. I took several Physics classes in college, and taught Physics at the high school level for 9 years and AP Physics for 4 years. In my several years of successful tutoring, I have guided students toward conceptual understanding along with any math needed to bring them to the required level.

Examples of Expertise


Scott has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 71 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.7 (136 ratings)
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Knowledgeable AP Physics tutor for my son

My son used Scott to help prepare him for the AP Physics exam. We had tried three other tutors before finding Scott and were so grateful to find him because Scott was the BEST! According to my son, Scott explained concepts very well, was easy to understand, and knowledgeable. If there was a physics problem which required further explanation or some research, Scott would send a follow up explanation which my son appreciated VERY much. I wish we had found Scott earlier in the school year!

Annabel, 5 lessons with Scott

Knowledgeable

Scott was very helpful in helping explain the material so that my daughter could understand the lesson. She felt like he was able to help her and if we need more help I would use Scott again.

JoMarie, 2 lessons with Scott

Amazing tutor

My daughter need help with Honors Physics and I reach out to Scott. He was absolutely amazing!!! Extremely knowledgeable and patient, he explained the concept in details and she was able to understand it well. She was very happy at the end.

Shali, 11 lessons with Scott

GREAT Tutor

Had a lesson with Scott for AP Physics. Great tutor! VERY knowledgable! Highly recommended ! Very thorough. Even contacted me after the lesson was over regarding one of the questions I had. I will definitely have more lessons with Scott.

EINAT, 1 lesson with Scott

Wonderful and great explainer

Scott did a great job of working with me on several assignments that I had previously not understood, even after going to my professor and departmental tutors. I certainly look forward to working with him for the remainder of my time with physics.

Camille, 14 lessons with Scott

Great Tutor!

Scott helped me a lot with problems from my college intro Astronomy class, he was always very patient when I didn't understand things and helped me work through the various problems that I brought to him throughout the semester. Highly recommend!

Shawn, 8 lessons with Scott

Patient and very knowledgeable Tutor

Scott helped me with intro physics many times and always provided beneficial information. he not only solves problems correctly but also makes sure that you can solve them correctly as well. Really patient as well and will not move on without making sure you understand. Highly recommended

Eamon, 9 lessons with Scott

Excellent Physic Tutor

Scott has been a great tutor for my daughter. He is very knowledgeable and patient. He explains the physics concepts very well in a way that my daughter is able to understand it. Thank you so much Scott for everything you do. We truly appreciate you.

Jackeline, 3 lessons with Scott

Very knowledgeable tutor

Scott has been helping my son with AP Physics in high school. I’ve been impressed by his knowledge base and how quickly he begins helping my son with very little prep time. He gives great tips and clarity to what my son is learning in class. Thanks, Scott!

Christopher, 7 lessons with Scott

The right pace

Scott is tutoring my daughter in AP Physics C. He is able to explain things in a very understandable way, and goes through problems step-by-step. She feels comfortable asking him questions, and he goes at her pace, which is very helpful.

Fran, 6 lessons with Scott
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