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Leo W.

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$50/hour

  • 185 hours tutoring

  • Richmond, VA 23238

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I have been teaching math (with a smattering of computers and physics) for almost 20 years and was TA for quite a few years before that. The great thing about teaching is that I am always learning new things. I also enjoy explaining cool mathematical concepts to my kids (whether they are my own kids, 8-12 grade now, or the ones I teach). One of the tools I have worked with (during pretty much those entire 25 years) to demonstrate these concepts is a program called Mathematica (the basis...

I have been teaching math (with a smattering of computers and physics) for almost 20 years and was TA for quite a few years before that. The great thing about teaching is that I am always learning new things. I also enjoy explaining cool mathematical concepts to my kids (whether they are my own kids, 8-12 grade now, or the ones I teach). One of the tools I have worked with (during pretty much those entire 25 years) to demonstrate these concepts is a program called Mathematica (the basis for the online WolframAlpha site). While this is not a necessary component of my teaching strategy, it is both helpful and fascinating. I have taught homeschool students, private school (Collegiate), public school (sort of - Maggie Walker), community college (Piedmont), state university (VCU), and private university (UR) and am still active at Maggie Walker and UR. The subjects have ranged from Algebra and Geometry (probably not my strongest suite), through Precalculus and Trigonometry, Calculus I (my main focus), II, and III, Discrete (or Finite) Math, Linear Algebra, and Statistics. I also have a fair amount of experience with Differential Equations from my TA days.


Education

Gordon College
Physics and Math
UCLA
Graduate Coursework
UVA
PhD

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  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Richmond, VA 23238
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

In addition to using Excel extensively over the last 20+ years, I have taught a high school Computer Applications class at Collegiate for a couple years that involved spreadsheets, and worked for a software training company for a couple years teaching courses in Excel. The Business Precalculus class at VCU that I taught would require some time devoted to getting students up to speed with Excel and the Statistics classes I teach at VCU also use Excel pretty heavily. I have tutored a couple students in it so far.

Computer

Mathematica,

Mathematica

I have been using Mathematica almost since it first came out (I think I started with v2.0 back in 1988 and they are now at v11.3), both as a research tool and as a teaching illustration. In my calculus classes I typically assign several projects involving Mathematica, however most individual students would be unable to purchase it due to the hefty price tag. I used to program in Fortran, Pascal, C++, and Java but now write programs almost exclusively in Mathematica. Originally I created interactive demos that can be exported in CDF format and used by anyone with the free CDF Player from Wolfram, but now apps can be created through Mathematica Online. There is a huge library of Demonstrations freely available on the Wolfram site covering almost any topic imaginable. In addition there is the freely accessible tool, WolframAlpha that is driven by Mathematica and allows a student to explore mathematical problems without any programming. Mathematica has an impressive array of statistical functions that enable you to do even more than Excel and almost as much as SPSS (it takes a bit more work than SPSS but allows you more control).
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

In addition to using Excel extensively over the last 20+ years, I have taught a high school Computer Applications class at Collegiate for a couple years that involved spreadsheets, and worked for a software training company for a couple years teaching courses in Excel. The Business Precalculus class at VCU that I taught would require some time devoted to getting students up to speed with Excel and the Statistics classes I teach at VCU also use Excel pretty heavily. I have tutored a couple students in it so far.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

In addition to using Excel extensively over the last 20+ years, I have taught a high school Computer Applications class at Collegiate for a couple years that involved spreadsheets, and worked for a software training company for a couple years teaching courses in Excel. The Business Precalculus class at VCU that I taught would require some time devoted to getting students up to speed with Excel and the Statistics classes I teach at VCU also use Excel pretty heavily. I have tutored a couple students in it so far.
Statistics

Statistics

I have taught Intro Statistics at UR as well as undergraduate and graduate statistics classes for the Business School at VCU. Also I have done some tutoring for AP Statistics and a student doing an online Statistics class through Liberty.

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught Business Calculus at VCU for about 20 years (with occasional gaps) as well as a section of Calculus III (Multivariate) one summer. Additionally I taught sections of dual enrollment Business Calculus, Calculus I, and Calculus III at Maggie Walker over a several year period. Then I also taught Calculus i and II at UR for about 15 years (concurrent with my teaching at VCU and Maggie Walker).
Physics,

Physics

My undergraduate degree was in Physics, during which time I also was a TA, setting up labs, grading homework, and providing solutions for Intro Physics. My studies in Applied Math were focused primarily on Computational Fluid Dynamics, so included quite a bit of physics. I also taught high school Physics at Collegiate for 2 years and have tutored several AP Physics students.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught Intro Statistics at UR as well as undergraduate and graduate statistics classes for the Business School at VCU. Also I have done some tutoring for AP Statistics and a student doing an online Statistics class through Liberty.
Precalculus

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught Business Calculus at VCU for about 20 years (with occasional gaps) as well as a section of Calculus III (Multivariate) one summer. Additionally I taught sections of dual enrollment Business Calculus, Calculus I, and Calculus III at Maggie Walker over a several year period. Then I also taught Calculus i and II at UR for about 15 years (concurrent with my teaching at VCU and Maggie Walker).
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

Took undergraduate and graduate courses in linear algebra (UCLA and UVA) along with several computational courses that depended heavily on linear algebra (numerical analysis, finite elements, parallel processing). Also I had to pass qualifying exams in linear algebra to get my degree. I have taught several sections of linear algebra at VCU.
Mathematica,

Mathematica

I have been using Mathematica almost since it first came out (I think I started with v2.0 back in 1988 and they are now at v11.3), both as a research tool and as a teaching illustration. In my calculus classes I typically assign several projects involving Mathematica, however most individual students would be unable to purchase it due to the hefty price tag. I used to program in Fortran, Pascal, C++, and Java but now write programs almost exclusively in Mathematica. Originally I created interactive demos that can be exported in CDF format and used by anyone with the free CDF Player from Wolfram, but now apps can be created through Mathematica Online. There is a huge library of Demonstrations freely available on the Wolfram site covering almost any topic imaginable. In addition there is the freely accessible tool, WolframAlpha that is driven by Mathematica and allows a student to explore mathematical problems without any programming. Mathematica has an impressive array of statistical functions that enable you to do even more than Excel and almost as much as SPSS (it takes a bit more work than SPSS but allows you more control).
Physics,

Physics

My undergraduate degree was in Physics, during which time I also was a TA, setting up labs, grading homework, and providing solutions for Intro Physics. My studies in Applied Math were focused primarily on Computational Fluid Dynamics, so included quite a bit of physics. I also taught high school Physics at Collegiate for 2 years and have tutored several AP Physics students.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught Intro Statistics at UR as well as undergraduate and graduate statistics classes for the Business School at VCU. Also I have done some tutoring for AP Statistics and a student doing an online Statistics class through Liberty.
Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught Business Calculus at VCU for about 20 years (with occasional gaps) as well as a section of Calculus III (Multivariate) one summer. Additionally I taught sections of dual enrollment Business Calculus, Calculus I, and Calculus III at Maggie Walker over a several year period. Then I also taught Calculus i and II at UR for about 15 years (concurrent with my teaching at VCU and Maggie Walker).
Physics,

Physics

My undergraduate degree was in Physics, during which time I also was a TA, setting up labs, grading homework, and providing solutions for Intro Physics. My studies in Applied Math were focused primarily on Computational Fluid Dynamics, so included quite a bit of physics. I also taught high school Physics at Collegiate for 2 years and have tutored several AP Physics students.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have taught Intro Statistics at UR as well as undergraduate and graduate statistics classes for the Business School at VCU. Also I have done some tutoring for AP Statistics and a student doing an online Statistics class through Liberty.
Precalculus

Science

Physics

Physics

My undergraduate degree was in Physics, during which time I also was a TA, setting up labs, grading homework, and providing solutions for Intro Physics. My studies in Applied Math were focused primarily on Computational Fluid Dynamics, so included quite a bit of physics. I also taught high school Physics at Collegiate for 2 years and have tutored several AP Physics students.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught Business Calculus at VCU for about 20 years (with occasional gaps) as well as a section of Calculus III (Multivariate) one summer. Additionally I taught sections of dual enrollment Business Calculus, Calculus I, and Calculus III at Maggie Walker over a several year period. Then I also taught Calculus i and II at UR for about 15 years (concurrent with my teaching at VCU and Maggie Walker).
Physics,

Physics

My undergraduate degree was in Physics, during which time I also was a TA, setting up labs, grading homework, and providing solutions for Intro Physics. My studies in Applied Math were focused primarily on Computational Fluid Dynamics, so included quite a bit of physics. I also taught high school Physics at Collegiate for 2 years and have tutored several AP Physics students.
Statistics

Statistics

I have taught Intro Statistics at UR as well as undergraduate and graduate statistics classes for the Business School at VCU. Also I have done some tutoring for AP Statistics and a student doing an online Statistics class through Liberty.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Awesome Teacher

Leo was amazing at really teaching how to accomplish the tasks I need to in a simple, clear, and very easy to understand way! I would highly recommend Leo to anyone looking to gain a better understand of Excel.

Josh, 1 lesson with Leo

Great tutor

Leo is an excellent stats tutor, he is very knowledgeable and patient. He explains concepts until they are understood and was very helpful

Christine, 5 lessons with Leo

Leo is knowledgeable and very accommodating

Leo helped me understand Microsoft Exel 2013 Advanced Formulas. He is very knowledgeable and great to work with. I highly recommend Leo.

Terry, 1 lesson with Leo

Reliable, Flexible, and Easy to Work With

Leo has been very flexible and reliable. He is easy to work with on scheduling, and both my 17 year old boys like his teaching style and demeanor. Their quote: "He is pretty cool for a math geek."

Kammie, 37 lessons with Leo
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