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Nathan R.

Math and Physics Expert with a Master's in Education

Math and Physics Expert with a Master's in Education

$50/hour

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With a Bachelor's degree in Physics and a Master's in education, I not only have extensive experience with advanced math and physics but an understanding of how student's learn best. As a teacher/tutor I have always stressed the importance of understanding rather than simply memorizing, and this motivates my methods as I impart ways of thinking that enable students to solve the hardest problems.

Being able to solve problems is a necessary skill for progressing in math and physics...

With a Bachelor's degree in Physics and a Master's in education, I not only have extensive experience with advanced math and physics but an understanding of how student's learn best. As a teacher/tutor I have always stressed the importance of understanding rather than simply memorizing, and this motivates my methods as I impart ways of thinking that enable students to solve the hardest problems.

Being able to solve problems is a necessary skill for progressing in math and physics courses, but sometimes the skills and ways of thinking to effectively solve problems are not explicitly taught by teachers as they must spend time covering material at the surface level. At this level, a student's teacher is providing the "tools" for students to gain a deeper understanding through applying what they've learned to problems. However, I have seen many bright students struggle to develop this deeper understanding because they lack effective methods for approaching problems. For both math and physics, it does not matter how much you pay attention in class, how good your notes are, or how much you read the textbook, if you cannot solve the problems presented in these subjects then you will not be able to succeed because the real learning happens when solving the problems.

What I provide is an expertise in math and physics problem solving with an understanding of not only how to problem solve, but how to teach the methods and mindset necessary to succeed in math and physics. My approach is initially as a guide, sitting down with a student faced with a homework problem and asking the student guiding questions that eventually lead them to their solution. When a student struggles, I come up with more simple problems on the spot to better understand where that student's knowledge is lacking. To develop knowledge, I use demonstrations and examples so students can "see" the subjects for themselves rather than simply listening to the facts. As a student begins to improve, I develop more complicated problems related to ones they've already solved in order to assess their progress. Through these methods students not only become proficient in the specific content covered in the problems but they develop the skills to approach and solve the new problems they will face as the class moves forward. Equipped with an effective problem solving approach they will begin to understand and appreciate math and physics by seeing its utility and applications in the classroom and in the world around them.


Education

Virginia Tech
Physics
Virginia Tech
MEd

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Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics

Science

Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics

$50/hour

Nathan R.

$50/hour

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