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Leroy B.

Gainesville, VA

$50/hour

Math and Physics Specialist

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4.7 average from 393 ratings
An outstanding tutor. He has my highest endorsement.
— Ben, Haymarket, VA on 4/9/14

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University of Minnesota
Electrical Engineering
University of Minnesota
Master's

Education

University of Minnesota (Electrical Engineering)

University of Minnesota (Master's)

About Leroy

I have a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. This education included significant studies in the field of mathematics. In addition I have approximately 40 years work experience in the aerospace field, most of it designing hardware requiring significant math.

I am currently retired but have always enjoyed working with younger engineers and have often acted as their mentors. This may have been as an official position, but usually just happened by itself since I never minded interruptions to help them and never criticized them for what they did not know - we all have many things we don't know.

My tutoring has currently extended over a period of seven years.
I have a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. This education included significant studies in the field of mathematics. In addition I have approximately 40 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Gainesville, VA 20155
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"An outstanding tutor. He has my highest endorsement."

- Ben, Haymarket, VA on 4/9/14

"Patient Tutor Who Really Helped"

- Damia, Triangle, VA on 1/8/17

"Knowledgeable and relatable to the student"

- Mariana, Centreville, VA on 9/22/16

"Helpful test prep"

- Liz, Gainesville, VA on 10/15/15

"Very knowledgeable and patient. Identified problem areas and developed a plan for the reviews."

- LaVarne, Haymarket, VA on 8/17/15

"Helpful"

- Heather, Gainesville, VA on 7/29/15

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Mark, Bristow, VA on 7/4/15

"An outstanding tutor for our daughter"

- Michael or Julie, Manassas, VA on 11/9/13

"Nice enough guy."

- Sue, Gainesville, VA on 10/25/13
Leroy replied on 10/26/2013

The homework assignment given this student in her school class consisted of a type of problem I have never before seen given in any high school or college class. I am familiar with the problems (finding roots of high order polynomials). Most are extremely difficult to solve unless a computer is used. Without using a computer the only method is educated guesses and trial and error. That is why I used the term “nasty”. Maybe not the best term to use but it expressed what I felt at the time. These problems are quite easy to create but very difficult to solve because there are no “closed form” solution methods. I felt this was an unfair situation created in the classroom. Einstein would have had difficulty.

"Not a great experience for my son."

- Rob, Gainesville, VA on 10/15/13
Leroy replied on 10/18/2013

This student was in no way ready for the material I was requested to tutor him on. I considered it almost criminal to take money to do something that could not be done. The student was aware of the problem before I informed the mother of the problem and that I, in good conscience, could not continue on this path. Her response was to state that she was going to get another tutor, rather than correcting the actual problem.

"Helpful Calculus Tutoring"

- Julie, Haymarket, VA on 4/8/13

"Very Flexible and Honest"

- Veronica, Bristow, VA on 12/15/12

"Great tutor who gets results"

- Felton, Nokesville, VA on 2/11/12

"Excellent teacher."

- Doug, Warrenton, VA on 1/20/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics

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University of Minnesota
Electrical Engineering
University of Minnesota
Master's

Education

University of Minnesota (Electrical Engineering)

University of Minnesota (Master's)

An outstanding tutor. He has my highest endorsement. — Update: It has been a pleasure working with Lee. He is by far the most gifted instructor/tutor for college preparation and High School Math that we encountered during the past two years. If you are considering someone to assist your children, then Lee is the best asset in this area. Hire him as soon as you can!!! Lee has been and continues to be an outstanding tutor for our children. Thorough ...

— Ben, Haymarket, VA on 4/9/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Leroy will travel within 10 miles of Gainesville, VA 20155.