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Patient Tutor, PhD in ME, Instructor in Physics, Math, and Engineering
Charles S.

1,459 hours tutoring

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Patient Tutor, PhD in ME, Instructor in Physics, Math, and Engineering
Patient Tutor, PhD in ME, Instructor in Physics, Math, and Engineering
Charles S.

1,459 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,459 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Charles


Bio

Hello! My name is Charles. Math, Physics and Engineering are my main areas and I have a solid record of success helping students as a tutor. Many have improved by two grade points. My doctoral degree is in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech where I won a prestigious award from ASME for my dissertation work. I am patient, easy going and enjoy helping students succeed. My experience includes having had the privilege to teach a number of ME classes: Thermodynamics, System Dynamics, Heat...

Hello! My name is Charles. Math, Physics and Engineering are my main areas and I have a solid record of success helping students as a tutor. Many have improved by two grade points. My doctoral degree is in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech where I won a prestigious award from ASME for my dissertation work. I am patient, easy going and enjoy helping students succeed. My experience includes having had the privilege to teach a number of ME classes: Thermodynamics, System Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Vibrations. I have also taught and Fluid Mechanics including Fluid Dynamics, Statics and Senior Lab and tutored extensively in Quantum Mechanics, Differential Equations, PDE's i.e. Partial Differential Equations, Calculus including Vector Calculus, Statistics and Statistical Mechanics.

Over my years of tutoring experience, I have found that the path to best results is to help the student with strategies for thinking and problem solving. An important aspect of this is to help the student to break down the subject at hand into simpler concepts, which in turn enables the student to better grasp ideas and work practice problems. With my knowledge and experience, I am able to lead the student to an understanding of the main concepts and techniques of a challenging topic, while helping the student avoid the pitfalls.

I look forward to helping you!


Education

UC Santa Barbara
physics
Virginia Tech, Mechanical Engineering
PhD

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Subjects

Computer

Computer Programming

Computer Programming

My work has focused very intensively on the use of computer programming methods on almost a daily basis. I feel I have a good grasp on systematic design methods and for what makes good software design. I would be glad to share my experience with students in this area.

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

Statistics is one of the topics a lot of science majors encounter, myself included. In my work I often utilize statistics concepts in presenting data in scientific papers that I write. Recently, I have had the pleasure of helping a number of students in this area. One student needed a statistics course to get his degree in Geography, but had failed two times previously. He told me he was about ready to give up. With my help he passed the class and got his degree!

English

Writing

Writing

My PhD dissertation as well as my other scientific papers have required the extensive and prolonged exercise of writing skills. Moreover, my writing has been subject to rigorous review by others. I would be glad to aid anyone who needs help with writing, regardless of whether it is technical in nature or not.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have years of experience successfully helping junior high, high school and college students in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. The mastery of Algebra is the foundation for understanding higher level subjects such as Calculus, Physics and Engineering
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

The years of experience I have tutoring junior high, high school and college students in algebra have been an important part of helping students achieve their math goals. The mastery of algebra is the foundation for understanding Calculus, Engineering and Physics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a favorite subject of mine. I have had a lot of success tutoring students in this subject. Recent high school students of mine have gotten 5's on their AP calculus exams. I am proud of them! College students are often my clients as well, especially those taking multi-variable and vector calculus.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is at the heart of my everyday work. I am glad to teach concepts anywhere from Physics 101 to Quantum Mechanics. As well as a PhD in ME, my undergrad was in Physics at UC Santa Barbara. Physics is a topic that I personally find fascinating and I have been very successful in helping students to understand this area of science.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully tutored numerous students in SAT math using my own experience and the ETS manuals that are available. When I was a student, I myself took a course from a prominent test prep company and was able to score 1420 out of 1600 in math and English, with a score of 750 in the math section. I am very familiar with the techniques that are used by these test prep firms.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is one of the topics a lot of science majors encounter, myself included. In my work I often utilize statistics concepts in presenting data in scientific papers that I write. Recently, I have had the pleasure of helping a number of students in this area. One student needed a statistics course to get his degree in Geography, but had failed two times previously. He told me he was about ready to give up. With my help he passed the class and got his degree!
Writing

Writing

My PhD dissertation as well as my other scientific papers have required the extensive and prolonged exercise of writing skills. Moreover, my writing has been subject to rigorous review by others. I would be glad to aid anyone who needs help with writing, regardless of whether it is technical in nature or not.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have years of experience successfully helping junior high, high school and college students in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. The mastery of Algebra is the foundation for understanding higher level subjects such as Calculus, Physics and Engineering
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

The years of experience I have tutoring junior high, high school and college students in algebra have been an important part of helping students achieve their math goals. The mastery of algebra is the foundation for understanding Calculus, Engineering and Physics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a favorite subject of mine. I have had a lot of success tutoring students in this subject. Recent high school students of mine have gotten 5's on their AP calculus exams. I am proud of them! College students are often my clients as well, especially those taking multi-variable and vector calculus.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

Differential Equations are so important in science engineering and technology. My degree is a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. I have years of experience helping students successfully understand Differential Equations. This knowledge was at the heart of the formulation and solution to challenging problems in my dissertation work where I used closed form and numerical techniques.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

My mathematics background has involved the extensive use of Linear Algebra in the solution of problems in finite elements analysis, quantum mechanics and general engineering. I have successfully helped a number of students get top grades this subject. I look forward to sharing this knowledge with perspective students.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

My doctorate is in Mechanical Engineering. I have had the privilege of teaching several upper division college courses at Virginia Tech covering a range of topics that include system dynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, vibrations and thermodynamics. I enjoy helping students in any of these areas as well as statics, dynamics and higher mathematics.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is at the heart of my everyday work. I am glad to teach concepts anywhere from Physics 101 to Quantum Mechanics. As well as a PhD in ME, my undergrad was in Physics at UC Santa Barbara. Physics is a topic that I personally find fascinating and I have been very successful in helping students to understand this area of science.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully tutored numerous students in SAT math using my own experience and the ETS manuals that are available. When I was a student, I myself took a course from a prominent test prep company and was able to score 1420 out of 1600 in math and English, with a score of 750 in the math section. I am very familiar with the techniques that are used by these test prep firms.
Statistics

Statistics

Statistics is one of the topics a lot of science majors encounter, myself included. In my work I often utilize statistics concepts in presenting data in scientific papers that I write. Recently, I have had the pleasure of helping a number of students in this area. One student needed a statistics course to get his degree in Geography, but had failed two times previously. He told me he was about ready to give up. With my help he passed the class and got his degree!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have years of experience successfully helping junior high, high school and college students in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. The mastery of Algebra is the foundation for understanding higher level subjects such as Calculus, Physics and Engineering
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

The years of experience I have tutoring junior high, high school and college students in algebra have been an important part of helping students achieve their math goals. The mastery of algebra is the foundation for understanding Calculus, Engineering and Physics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a favorite subject of mine. I have had a lot of success tutoring students in this subject. Recent high school students of mine have gotten 5's on their AP calculus exams. I am proud of them! College students are often my clients as well, especially those taking multi-variable and vector calculus.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is at the heart of my everyday work. I am glad to teach concepts anywhere from Physics 101 to Quantum Mechanics. As well as a PhD in ME, my undergrad was in Physics at UC Santa Barbara. Physics is a topic that I personally find fascinating and I have been very successful in helping students to understand this area of science.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is one of the topics a lot of science majors encounter, myself included. In my work I often utilize statistics concepts in presenting data in scientific papers that I write. Recently, I have had the pleasure of helping a number of students in this area. One student needed a statistics course to get his degree in Geography, but had failed two times previously. He told me he was about ready to give up. With my help he passed the class and got his degree!
Writing

Writing

My PhD dissertation as well as my other scientific papers have required the extensive and prolonged exercise of writing skills. Moreover, my writing has been subject to rigorous review by others. I would be glad to aid anyone who needs help with writing, regardless of whether it is technical in nature or not.

Science

Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

My doctorate is in Mechanical Engineering. I have had the privilege of teaching several upper division college courses at Virginia Tech covering a range of topics that include system dynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, vibrations and thermodynamics. I enjoy helping students in any of these areas as well as statics, dynamics and higher mathematics.
Physics

Physics

Physics is at the heart of my everyday work. I am glad to teach concepts anywhere from Physics 101 to Quantum Mechanics. As well as a PhD in ME, my undergrad was in Physics at UC Santa Barbara. Physics is a topic that I personally find fascinating and I have been very successful in helping students to understand this area of science.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have years of experience successfully helping junior high, high school and college students in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. The mastery of Algebra is the foundation for understanding higher level subjects such as Calculus, Physics and Engineering
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

The years of experience I have tutoring junior high, high school and college students in algebra have been an important part of helping students achieve their math goals. The mastery of algebra is the foundation for understanding Calculus, Engineering and Physics.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is a favorite subject of mine. I have had a lot of success tutoring students in this subject. Recent high school students of mine have gotten 5's on their AP calculus exams. I am proud of them! College students are often my clients as well, especially those taking multi-variable and vector calculus.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is at the heart of my everyday work. I am glad to teach concepts anywhere from Physics 101 to Quantum Mechanics. As well as a PhD in ME, my undergrad was in Physics at UC Santa Barbara. Physics is a topic that I personally find fascinating and I have been very successful in helping students to understand this area of science.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have successfully tutored numerous students in SAT math using my own experience and the ETS manuals that are available. When I was a student, I myself took a course from a prominent test prep company and was able to score 1420 out of 1600 in math and English, with a score of 750 in the math section. I am very familiar with the techniques that are used by these test prep firms.
Statistics,

Statistics

Statistics is one of the topics a lot of science majors encounter, myself included. In my work I often utilize statistics concepts in presenting data in scientific papers that I write. Recently, I have had the pleasure of helping a number of students in this area. One student needed a statistics course to get his degree in Geography, but had failed two times previously. He told me he was about ready to give up. With my help he passed the class and got his degree!
Writing

Writing

My PhD dissertation as well as my other scientific papers have required the extensive and prolonged exercise of writing skills. Moreover, my writing has been subject to rigorous review by others. I would be glad to aid anyone who needs help with writing, regardless of whether it is technical in nature or not.

Test Preparation

SAT Math

SAT Math

I have successfully tutored numerous students in SAT math using my own experience and the ETS manuals that are available. When I was a student, I myself took a course from a prominent test prep company and was able to score 1420 out of 1600 in math and English, with a score of 750 in the math section. I am very familiar with the techniques that are used by these test prep firms.

Examples of Expertise


Charles has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 29 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (380 ratings)
5 star
(344)
4 star
(22)
3 star
(12)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

Reviews

Charles is the best!

Charles quickly realized what I was struggling with and altered the way he taught in order to focus on what I needed help with the most. I would recommend Charles to anyone needing help with upper level math.

Austin, 1 lesson with Charles

Phenomenal Tutor

Charles teaching strategy is unmatched. He has saved me a lot of time and stress teaching me tricks within differiential equations and solving problems quickly. He takes the time and patience to explain the problem, steps and how to address each problem. He gives a unique stratgey that has expanded my understanding within the topics. I highly recommend Charles for differential equations.

Kareem, 2 lessons with Charles
Tutor responded:

Thank you Kareem!

Limits

Working on limits. Things are starting click for my son. He is no longer overwhelmed. Thanks so much! Looking forward to his development. He said that today’s session was even better. Thanks, Kendal

W. Kendal, 76 lessons with Charles

Helped me understand the basics easily

He doesn’t over complicate things. Straight to the point which helped a lot. Just talking and working through things makes a big difference

Sean, 3 lessons with Charles

Knowledgeable, quick and precise

Thanks for your help and efficient time usage. It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you again! I definitely will be booking more sessions of this 10 week period. Differential equations is a very hard class and it incorporates Everything learned before

Trevor, 2 lessons with Charles
Tutor responded:

Thanks Trevor!

Knowledgeable and great tutor!

Charles is an excellent tutor for College level Physics. He helped my daughter understand difficult concepts and apply them in solving problems. He is very knowledgeable, and also flexible with scheduling. His tutoring brought my daughter's grade up by two levels! He will definitely be a great choice for Physics tutoring.

Linda, 42 lessons with Charles

very friendly and patient

Charles, really helped with me with my differential equations. I had no idea how to start my work and he managed to help me learn to solve it all by myself in one lesson. Would highly recommend

Elias, 2 lessons with Charles

A very knowledgeable, patient and helpful teacher

I am very thankful to have Charles talk with me about my writing process. He gave me more clues and confidence to keep writing my paper. He is a super nice instructor with great knowledge in many fields. Thank you very much, Charles!

Christin , 1 lesson with Charles
Tutor responded:

Thanks Christin!

Help with Heat Transfer Class

Charles is a patient and knowledgeable tutor in heat transfer and cleared up the information for my son who prior to Charles’ help was struggling a lot with the subject. Now my son understands it more clearly. Thanks Charles!

Karen, 5 lessons with Charles
Tutor responded:

Thank you Karen!

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