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Sean C.

Williamsburg, VA

$65/hour

Years of teaching and tutoring experience at top university

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University of Virginia
Physics, Math
Johns Hopkins
PhD

Education

University of Virginia (Physics, Math)

Johns Hopkins (PhD)

About Sean

I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia in 2009 with a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. in Mathematics. I went on to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) for a PhD in particle theory and graduated in 2016. During my tenure at JHU, I was a teacher's assistant for various physics classes for 12 semesters, and tutored on and off for all 7 years.

I am familiar with all undergraduate and standard graduate topics in physics (e.g. classical mechanics, E&M, stat mech, quantum mechanics, etc), calculus and differential equations, and can additionally teach various specialized graduate courses in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. Most of my teaching and tutoring experience, however, has been with pre-meds. I am familiar with the new MCAT format and have tutored physics for it twice before.

I am a very easy going, friendly, and patient tutor who likes to foster a relaxed environment and am happy to scale the pacing to the students' needs. Different tutoring strategies work for different students, and I like working with students to find the one that works best for them, whether it is Socratically guiding them through problem solving, reviewing concepts in a lecture style, or actively working through problems with them.

I have years of experience at a top university tutoring students with great efficacy. My proudest moment as a tutor was turning a premed's nominal C a third of the way through the semester into an A+ by the end. I am familiar with the gamut of different professors' teaching styles and can guide the student to both learn the material better while emphasizing ways to prepare for specific types of tests.

I have a flexible schedule and am happy to meet when and where is most convenient for you.
I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia in 2009 with a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. in Mathematics. I went on to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) for a PhD in particle theory and graduated in 2016. During my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Williamsburg, VA 23185
In-person lessons
Math:
Calculus, Differential Equations
Science:
Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Test Preparation:
MCAT

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University of Virginia
Physics, Math
Johns Hopkins
PhD

Education

University of Virginia (Physics, Math)

Johns Hopkins (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sean will travel within 25 miles of Williamsburg, VA 23185.