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Timothy W.

Chemistry, Math, and Physics Student for Math and Science Tutoring

Chemistry, Math, and Physics Student for Math and Science Tutoring

$30/hour

  • 187 hours tutoring

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My name is Tim, and I am a senior Chemistry student at Virginia Tech pursuing minors in Mathematics and Physics. I graduated from Ocean Lakes High School's Math and Science Academy with an advanced studies diploma. Throughout high school and college, I was fortunate to have academy teachers who cared more for the understanding and success of their students than for simply getting through the curriculum and exams. I have worked to emulate that approach in my own teaching, be it one-on-one...

My name is Tim, and I am a senior Chemistry student at Virginia Tech pursuing minors in Mathematics and Physics. I graduated from Ocean Lakes High School's Math and Science Academy with an advanced studies diploma. Throughout high school and college, I was fortunate to have academy teachers who cared more for the understanding and success of their students than for simply getting through the curriculum and exams. I have worked to emulate that approach in my own teaching, be it one-on-one tutoring, or running test review sessions in my residence hall. I try to model teaching as an open dialogue rather than a lecture, emphasizing problems done by the student and the teacher as a team rather than explanations or demonstrations by the instructor alone. I see understanding core concepts and becoming comfortable with common types of problems as the keys to academic success, and work to improve the student’s mastery of both the process of solving problems as well as the underlying ideas the process builds from.

I have been officially tutoring since 2017, however I have been helping fellow students with mathematics and science for much longer. As a member of my residence hall’s academic committee, I worked to host homework help hours for freshmen science and engineering students as well as running regular test reviews. Chemistry was a common problem subject, so I focused most of my homework help and review sessions on that topic while I was on the committee. Mathematics and physics were other especially requested subjects, as all three were prerequisite courses for Virginia Tech’s engineering program.


Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)
Chemistry

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  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Having graduated from the Mathematics and Science program at Ocean Lakes HS in Virginia Beach, and taken multiple engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in mathematics. I have taken numerous mathematics courses throughout high school and college; and used the skills and methods acquired in those classes in nearly all of my science and engineering classes as well. This application has helped to keep my algebra 1 and calculus skills sharp and current beyond the math classes themselves. I have had constant practice using algebra in my STEM classes, as the use of the equations and formulas in chemistry, physics, and engineering is based heavily on algebraic manipulation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Having taken numerous courses in chemistry, physics, and engineering, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in mathematics--especially algebra and calculus. The constant use of mathematics in these courses has helped to keep my practical understanding of algebra sharp, even while my work towards my mathematics minor has given me exposure to more advanced and theoretical uses of algebra 2. In particular, my assorted STEM coursework has provided constant practice in manipulating various functions and their graphs, and in using these functions to model real-world data.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a mathematics minor, and taken numerous chemistry, physics, and engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in calculus. I have taken multiple calculus courses above and beyond the scope of AP Calculus (including multi-variable calculus, differential equations, mathematical proofs, and abstract algebra), and applied the skills from those classes to problem solving in the chemistry, physics, and engineering classes that I have taken. This constant application has helped to keep my skills sharp and current beyond just the dedicated calculus courses I have taken.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a Chemistry major, I have had to maintain a high level of understanding and skill in chemistry since taking AP Chemistry in my junior year of high school. Throughout college, I have expanded my chemistry knowledge far beyond general chemistry with classes in biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry. At the same time, I have kept my knowledge of general chemistry sharp by providing tutoring services to fellow students, as well as by organizing homework help hours and test reviews through my participation in my residence hall’s academic committee. Chemistry has always been my favorite subject to learn and to teach, and I try to channel my enthusiasm for the topic to keep my tutoring sessions dynamic and engaging.
Physics,

Physics

Having taken multiple chemistry and engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in general physics throughout my college career. I have taken and excelled in AP and college physics; and applied the skills from those classes to problem solving in the engineering classes that I have taken. This application has helped to keep my skills sharp and current beyond the physics classes themselves. As a physics minor, a chemistry major, and a former engineering major, I have experience with the use of physics as a foundation for other disciplines; and know firsthand the value of a practical understanding of this subject.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a mathematics minor, a physics minor, a chemistry major, and a former engineering student, I have used algebra and calculus skills constantly over the past several years. This mix of both theoretical and practical uses of these topics has helped me to form an understanding not only of how the ideas of precalculus “work,” but also of how they bridge the gap between algebra and calculus.
Geometry

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Having graduated from the Mathematics and Science program at Ocean Lakes HS in Virginia Beach, and taken multiple engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in mathematics. I have taken numerous mathematics courses throughout high school and college; and used the skills and methods acquired in those classes in nearly all of my science and engineering classes as well. This application has helped to keep my algebra 1 and calculus skills sharp and current beyond the math classes themselves. I have had constant practice using algebra in my STEM classes, as the use of the equations and formulas in chemistry, physics, and engineering is based heavily on algebraic manipulation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Having taken numerous courses in chemistry, physics, and engineering, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in mathematics--especially algebra and calculus. The constant use of mathematics in these courses has helped to keep my practical understanding of algebra sharp, even while my work towards my mathematics minor has given me exposure to more advanced and theoretical uses of algebra 2. In particular, my assorted STEM coursework has provided constant practice in manipulating various functions and their graphs, and in using these functions to model real-world data.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a mathematics minor, and taken numerous chemistry, physics, and engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in calculus. I have taken multiple calculus courses above and beyond the scope of AP Calculus (including multi-variable calculus, differential equations, mathematical proofs, and abstract algebra), and applied the skills from those classes to problem solving in the chemistry, physics, and engineering classes that I have taken. This constant application has helped to keep my skills sharp and current beyond just the dedicated calculus courses I have taken.
Physics,

Physics

Having taken multiple chemistry and engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in general physics throughout my college career. I have taken and excelled in AP and college physics; and applied the skills from those classes to problem solving in the engineering classes that I have taken. This application has helped to keep my skills sharp and current beyond the physics classes themselves. As a physics minor, a chemistry major, and a former engineering major, I have experience with the use of physics as a foundation for other disciplines; and know firsthand the value of a practical understanding of this subject.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a mathematics minor, a physics minor, a chemistry major, and a former engineering student, I have used algebra and calculus skills constantly over the past several years. This mix of both theoretical and practical uses of these topics has helped me to form an understanding not only of how the ideas of precalculus “work,” but also of how they bridge the gap between algebra and calculus.
Geometry, Trigonometry

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Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Having graduated from the Mathematics and Science program at Ocean Lakes HS in Virginia Beach, and taken multiple engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in mathematics. I have taken numerous mathematics courses throughout high school and college; and used the skills and methods acquired in those classes in nearly all of my science and engineering classes as well. This application has helped to keep my algebra 1 and calculus skills sharp and current beyond the math classes themselves. I have had constant practice using algebra in my STEM classes, as the use of the equations and formulas in chemistry, physics, and engineering is based heavily on algebraic manipulation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Having taken numerous courses in chemistry, physics, and engineering, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in mathematics--especially algebra and calculus. The constant use of mathematics in these courses has helped to keep my practical understanding of algebra sharp, even while my work towards my mathematics minor has given me exposure to more advanced and theoretical uses of algebra 2. In particular, my assorted STEM coursework has provided constant practice in manipulating various functions and their graphs, and in using these functions to model real-world data.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a mathematics minor, and taken numerous chemistry, physics, and engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in calculus. I have taken multiple calculus courses above and beyond the scope of AP Calculus (including multi-variable calculus, differential equations, mathematical proofs, and abstract algebra), and applied the skills from those classes to problem solving in the chemistry, physics, and engineering classes that I have taken. This constant application has helped to keep my skills sharp and current beyond just the dedicated calculus courses I have taken.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a Chemistry major, I have had to maintain a high level of understanding and skill in chemistry since taking AP Chemistry in my junior year of high school. Throughout college, I have expanded my chemistry knowledge far beyond general chemistry with classes in biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry. At the same time, I have kept my knowledge of general chemistry sharp by providing tutoring services to fellow students, as well as by organizing homework help hours and test reviews through my participation in my residence hall’s academic committee. Chemistry has always been my favorite subject to learn and to teach, and I try to channel my enthusiasm for the topic to keep my tutoring sessions dynamic and engaging.
Physics,

Physics

Having taken multiple chemistry and engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in general physics throughout my college career. I have taken and excelled in AP and college physics; and applied the skills from those classes to problem solving in the engineering classes that I have taken. This application has helped to keep my skills sharp and current beyond the physics classes themselves. As a physics minor, a chemistry major, and a former engineering major, I have experience with the use of physics as a foundation for other disciplines; and know firsthand the value of a practical understanding of this subject.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As a mathematics minor, a physics minor, a chemistry major, and a former engineering student, I have used algebra and calculus skills constantly over the past several years. This mix of both theoretical and practical uses of these topics has helped me to form an understanding not only of how the ideas of precalculus “work,” but also of how they bridge the gap between algebra and calculus.
Geometry

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a Chemistry major, I have had to maintain a high level of understanding and skill in chemistry since taking AP Chemistry in my junior year of high school. Throughout college, I have expanded my chemistry knowledge far beyond general chemistry with classes in biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry. At the same time, I have kept my knowledge of general chemistry sharp by providing tutoring services to fellow students, as well as by organizing homework help hours and test reviews through my participation in my residence hall’s academic committee. Chemistry has always been my favorite subject to learn and to teach, and I try to channel my enthusiasm for the topic to keep my tutoring sessions dynamic and engaging.
Physics

Physics

Having taken multiple chemistry and engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in general physics throughout my college career. I have taken and excelled in AP and college physics; and applied the skills from those classes to problem solving in the engineering classes that I have taken. This application has helped to keep my skills sharp and current beyond the physics classes themselves. As a physics minor, a chemistry major, and a former engineering major, I have experience with the use of physics as a foundation for other disciplines; and know firsthand the value of a practical understanding of this subject.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Having graduated from the Mathematics and Science program at Ocean Lakes HS in Virginia Beach, and taken multiple engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in mathematics. I have taken numerous mathematics courses throughout high school and college; and used the skills and methods acquired in those classes in nearly all of my science and engineering classes as well. This application has helped to keep my algebra 1 and calculus skills sharp and current beyond the math classes themselves. I have had constant practice using algebra in my STEM classes, as the use of the equations and formulas in chemistry, physics, and engineering is based heavily on algebraic manipulation.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Having taken numerous courses in chemistry, physics, and engineering, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in mathematics--especially algebra and calculus. The constant use of mathematics in these courses has helped to keep my practical understanding of algebra sharp, even while my work towards my mathematics minor has given me exposure to more advanced and theoretical uses of algebra 2. In particular, my assorted STEM coursework has provided constant practice in manipulating various functions and their graphs, and in using these functions to model real-world data.
Calculus,

Calculus

As a mathematics minor, and taken numerous chemistry, physics, and engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in calculus. I have taken multiple calculus courses above and beyond the scope of AP Calculus (including multi-variable calculus, differential equations, mathematical proofs, and abstract algebra), and applied the skills from those classes to problem solving in the chemistry, physics, and engineering classes that I have taken. This constant application has helped to keep my skills sharp and current beyond just the dedicated calculus courses I have taken.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a Chemistry major, I have had to maintain a high level of understanding and skill in chemistry since taking AP Chemistry in my junior year of high school. Throughout college, I have expanded my chemistry knowledge far beyond general chemistry with classes in biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry. At the same time, I have kept my knowledge of general chemistry sharp by providing tutoring services to fellow students, as well as by organizing homework help hours and test reviews through my participation in my residence hall’s academic committee. Chemistry has always been my favorite subject to learn and to teach, and I try to channel my enthusiasm for the topic to keep my tutoring sessions dynamic and engaging.
Physics,

Physics

Having taken multiple chemistry and engineering classes throughout college, I have had to maintain a high level of competency in general physics throughout my college career. I have taken and excelled in AP and college physics; and applied the skills from those classes to problem solving in the engineering classes that I have taken. This application has helped to keep my skills sharp and current beyond the physics classes themselves. As a physics minor, a chemistry major, and a former engineering major, I have experience with the use of physics as a foundation for other disciplines; and know firsthand the value of a practical understanding of this subject.
Geometry

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Timothy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Great first lesson.

Thanks to Tim for working with me and kid in specific area kid needs help and asking questions and helping student solve problem and build confidence.

Raj, 3 lessons with Timothy

Great tutor, explains things very clearly

Timothy helped me sooo much and was a life saver, meeting me the night before my test on last minute notice! He is extremely knowledgeable and off the bat I could tell I was learning from the best! Thanks!!

Alex, 8 lessons with Timothy

Timothy you’re an awesome tutor.

My daughter said the lesson she had with was outstanding. You really broke the information down for her. Zymmorrah comments: He was very helpful and elaborated on all the things I was confused on in class and explained them in a way that made sense to me. He really helped by explain in steps. He would do mini lectures on topics to better my understanding. He explained to me the differences between a strong, weak, and non electrolyte. Also he went into details about an acid and a base and how to know which is which.

Zemo, 19 lessons with Timothy

In depth and effective tutor

Tim is hands-down the best tutor I've had, particularly in chemistry. He goes step-by-step in each problem, and will also do in depth lessons about the fundamental ideas behind certain concepts to make sure that you understand the "why" of whatever you are going over. His teaching style is very dynamic and allows the instructee to work out as much on their own and to practice.

Jaelen, 5 lessons with Timothy

Excellent!

Fully able to understand work after tutor session. Also, very precise with explanations of materials. Great tutor to have at Tech

Matt, 16 lessons with Timothy
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