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Mark O.

Southlake, TX

$45/hour

Learn Physics, Math, and Comp Sci from Professional Scientist

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Background check passed as of 12/14/14
5.0 average from 158 ratings
Very skilled and patient tutor.
— Cindy, Colleyville, TX on 9/4/16

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University of Puget Sound, Washington University in St. Louis
Physics, Math, M.E.
San Diego State Univerity
Master's
Texas Christian University
PhD

Education

University of Puget Sound, Washington University in St. Louis (Physics, Math, M.E.)

San Diego State Univerity (Master's)

Texas Christian University (PhD)

About Mark

Hi prospective students,

My name is Mark. I love to teach, I am very patient, I listen to my students, and my goal is for each and every one of my students to get success in their respective subjects. It would be my dream to teach full-time, but I have chosen the full-time career path of a physicist. Tutoring allows me to get in touch with my passion for teaching and helping students attain success!

I have an extensive background teaching and tutoring Math, Physics and Computer Science. Besides these subjects, I have helped several people study for the major standardized tests including the SAT, ACT, GRE, and ASVAB.

What makes me qualified to be the best tutor for you?

EDUCATION:
BS Physics
BA Mathematics
BS Mechanical Engineering
MS Physics
Ph.D. Physics

SUBJECTS TAUGHT IN MATH
- Pre-Algebra
- Algebra I and II
- Geometry
- Trigonometry
- Pre-Calculus
- Calculus - Differential, Integral and Multivariate
- Linear Algebra
- Differential Equations

SUBJECTS TAUGHT IN PHYSICS
- High School Physics
- College Physics
- University Physics - Calculus-based and non-Calculus-based
- Classical Mechanics
- Relativity
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Optics
- Quantum Mechanics
- Thermal Physics

STANDARDIZED TESTS
- ACT - All subjects
- SAT - Math, Verbal, Reading, etc.
- GRE
- ASVAB

I would love to help any of you who are having difficulties with any of these subjects. With my help, I will get you on top of any of these subjects quickly. I can show you the best way to learn them and to study them, things that you are most likely not getting taught in school. You will not be disappointed. Looking forward to meeting you.
Hi prospective students,

My name is Mark. I love to teach, I am very patient, I listen to my students, and my goal is for each and every one of my students to get success in their respective subjects. It would be my dream to teach full-time, but I have chosen the full-time career path of a physicist. Tutoring allows me to get in touch
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My rate is negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Southlake, TX 76092
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very skilled and patient tutor."

- Cindy, Colleyville, TX on 9/4/16

"Very well instructed and patient."

- Gisselle, Southlake, TX on 7/31/16

"Knowledgeable and thorough"

- Carolyn, Southlake, TX on 6/13/15

"Awesome!"

- Yolanda, Keller, TX on 2/8/15

"Effective and versatile tutor"

- Jim, Grapevine, TX on 11/18/14

"Dedicated Tutor!"

- Isabelle, Roanoke, TX on 6/18/14

"Great tutor and very dedicated to student's success."

- Linda, Grapevine, TX on 12/17/13

"Great Tutor"

- Paky, Sterling City, TX on 9/19/13

"Great tutor."

- Wendy, Southlake, TX on 4/30/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Connie, North Richland Hills, TX on 2/2/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
History:
American History, Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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C

I have programmed in C since 1997. I eventually transitioned to a C++ programmer in the last 12 years, but C++ subsumes C. If one is a proficient C++ programmer, then one can definitely do C. This is how I am with C++ and C.

C++

I have programmed in C++ both in school and professionally since the year 2000. My Master's thesis in Physics was based on a C++ program used to perform Green Function Monte Carlo on a quantum fluid. My current Ph.D. Physics research is also based on an objected-oriented C++ program that I created with a carefully crafted object-oriented design using classes, inheritance, and polymorphism. I am definitely proficient in programming in C++.

Computer Programming

I have programmed in C and C++ professionally and as a student for the last 12 years. I am a computational and theoretical physicist, so most of my research deals with applying theory in the form of computational models which I do in the form of object-oriented C++ codes using XML input files and Boost mathematical libraries. I am very knowledgeable about C, C++ and computer programming in general and would love to tutor these subjects as well. Plus I am already approved on this system to tutor C and C++. I can likewise tutor general computer programming.

Differential Equations

I am a professional theoretical physicist. Physics is full of differential equations: Newton's Second Law, Maxwell's Equations of Electromagnetic Theory, Legendre's differential equation, Bessel's differential equation, Laplace's equation, the wave equation, Schrodinger's equation in Quantum Mechanics, etc. I am very proficient in using and solving differential equations. Furthermore, I have taken Differential Equations in my undergraduate education and received an A grade in the course.

Linear Algebra

I am a professional theoretical physicist who deals with Linear Algebra throughout Physics, including performing coordinate transformations, using and manipulating vectors, manipulating and using matrices and tensors, and using eigenvalues. I also completed a course on Linear Algebra as an Undergraduate and received an A. Furthermore, in the past I taught Linear Algebra.

Mathematica

I have been an avid user of Mathematica since about 1993 both academically and professionally. I have used Mathematica to perform calculus, algebra, linear algebra, and physics. I have also programmed in the Mathematica programming language. I would consider myself an expert in Mathematica.

Mechanical Engineering

I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and I have professionally worked in Mechanical Engineering problems for 6+ years in my career.

Physics

I am already employed professionally as a theoretical physicist with a major defense contractor. I have a B.S. in Physics, a B.A. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics.

UNIX

I have been a professional engineer and scientist actively working on UNIX platforms since 1996. I have achieved mastery of UNIX including writing shell scripts. I also write C/C++ programs on UNIX systems.

University of Puget Sound, Washington University in St. Louis
Physics, Math, M.E.
San Diego State Univerity
Master's
Texas Christian University
PhD

Education

University of Puget Sound, Washington University in St. Louis (Physics, Math, M.E.)

San Diego State Univerity (Master's)

Texas Christian University (PhD)

Very skilled and patient tutor. — Mark focused on AP Calculus primarily today and with this being the first meeting, he covered a significant amount of material. I feel I learned more from him in the short time spent than I did in 3-4 times as many hours in my regular class. Great tutor - looking forward to the next session. ...

— Cindy, Colleyville, TX on 9/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My rate is negotiable.

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 15 miles of Southlake, TX 76092.