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Passionate Biophysics Ph.D Candidate with 6+ years tutoring experience
Andrew L.

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Passionate Biophysics Ph.D Candidate with 6+ years tutoring experience
Passionate Biophysics Ph.D Candidate with 6+ years tutoring experience
Andrew L.

4,348 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

4,348 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Andrew


Bio

I am a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics. I have completed a master’s and I am currently working on a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Vermont with an emphasis on Math, Chemistry, and Theoretical/Computational Physics. I love learning and work hard when teaching new things to my students. I not only want to help them learn their desired subject I want to show them how to become better learners in all aspects. It is my goal to pass my...

I am a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics. I have completed a master’s and I am currently working on a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Vermont with an emphasis on Math, Chemistry, and Theoretical/Computational Physics. I love learning and work hard when teaching new things to my students. I not only want to help them learn their desired subject I want to show them how to become better learners in all aspects. It is my goal to pass my knowledge and experience in Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science to every student I meet. I take extra time to understand a student's individual needs and adjust my tutoring style to meet those needs. Every student learns differently, and I take every student as an opportunity to learn.
I tutored for all four years while I was getting my bachelor's degree and I was hired as a tutor for the university for two and a half years. I have continued tutoring professionally for more than 4 years for a grand total of 6+ years of professional tutoring experience and 8+ years of total experience. During this time, I acquired more knowledge and understanding of the subjects and students I tutored, and I developed the patience needed to tutor these potentially difficult subjects. I love to see students learn and I love to see a student finally understand something that they did not before. Passing on my knowledge is one of the greatest gifts I can give, and it is the way I make a positive change in the world. My teaching style revolves around creating a fundamental understanding of the material, fixing bad habits, and helping students avoid common pitfalls. I love giving students resources that I create and go out of my way to create those resources for students. I do not believe in the common teaching methods of memorization and doing things like a robot. I want students to think about problems and understand problems on a fundamental level so they can go on and do better in whatever they decide to pursue.


Education

Bachelor of Science - Colorado State University
Physics
University of Vermont
Masters
University of Vermont
PhD

Policies

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  • Background check passed on 8/29/2022

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Subjects

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I am a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Computer Science has been a helpful piece of all those studies. Math and Physics assignments regularly required the writing of code. I tutored many Physics and Math students in my classes when they needed help writing code for their assignments. I have taken many computer science classes and have experience building Ray Tracers, Song Sorting Algorithms and particle accelerator simulations.
Java

Java

Computer Science has been a helpful piece of all those studies. Math and Physics assignments regularly required the writing of code. Most of that code was Java code due to its ease of use. I tutored many Physics and Math students in my classes when they needed help writing code for their assignments and most of that was also java code. Java was my first programming language and I have deep knowledge of said language.

Corporate Training

Java

Java

Computer Science has been a helpful piece of all those studies. Math and Physics assignments regularly required the writing of code. Most of that code was Java code due to its ease of use. I tutored many Physics and Math students in my classes when they needed help writing code for their assignments and most of that was also java code. Java was my first programming language and I have deep knowledge of said language.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I have a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Physics with a Minor in Mathematics. Elementary Math is very familiar to me and a core part of my mathematical background. I have tutored younger students for 6 months after i graduated college. However I have tutored for 4+ years and did so throughout my entire college career. I also had the Pleasure of working with Young kids when I volunteered for the Little Shop of Physics program for 3.5 years.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelors in Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. All of those fields are incredibly math heavy and require the constant use of Algebra to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Both these subjects use Algebra as as one of the fundamentals. Due to this I am well versed in the topics of Algebra and their practical applications.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II is one of the foundations for all of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. I am required to have a deep understanding based on my background. I have 6+ years of tutoring math and physics and Algebra II as included in that experience. Algebra II was the first subject I started tutoring and have continued tutoring to this day.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Biophysics with applications to Advanced Mathematics. My Work as a Research assistant requires the constant use of advanced calculus to succeed. In addition, I have 6+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Calculus and Physics were my most tutored subjects in college for students of all backgrounds, majors, and levels.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Theoretical Biophysics is the blending of Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, and Organic Chemistry. I didn't specialize in chemistry as an undergraduate but I started tutoring chemistry during my last years as an undergraduate. I gained much greater experience when I joined the Biophysics Research Program. I had to take courses in chemistry and molecular dynamics and my research project required me to learn about advanced theoretical chemistry and thermodynamics. My experience as a physicist also gives me extensive experience in the quantum mechanical aspects of physical chemistry. I approach chemistry from the perspective of a mathematician and a physicist and that changes the way I solve problems and find solutions. Rather than doing things procedurally, I think deeply about them to give them a simpler and more approachable foundation.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Geometry is one of my favorite subjects and a subject I pursued heavily while getting my minor in mathematics. Differential Geometry, Complex Analysis and other subjects are all heavily based on geometry and extending it. With my background I have a deep understanding of geometry and how it connects to other subjects. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in mathematics and geometry is one of my strongest subjects.
Physics,

Physics

I am a physics Ph.D. Candidate with a focus on Theoretical Physics. This experience has honed my skills and developed advanced problem-solving techniques across various disciplines. I work as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant. I served on the Active Learning Design team for the Physics Department at my University where I helped design courses and training for all the other TAs. Additionally, while I was in the Physics Department at my alma mater I helped Manage the Teaching Laboratories for Undergraduate physics students. This required intimate knowledge of physics Experiments. I have 8+ years of tutoring experience in physics with formal tutoring through the physics department for 2.5 of those years and I have been teaching on Wyzant for 4 years and working as a Teaching Assistant at my University for 2 additional years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelor in Physics with a Minor in mathematics and Minor in computer Science. The topics covered within pre-algebra are at the core of all of those subjects and are topics i am intimately familiar with. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience for math and physics and pre-algebra was not an uncommon subject that was requested for our non-major physics students. This was especially true for art, medical and business majors.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have a Bachelors in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. Precalculus is one of the fundamentals fields of mathematics that I know very well and have a solid foundation of. The ideas of Precalculus begin in introductory physics courses and continue when the student is preparing to take calculus. I have 4+ years tutoring physics and calculus and inevitably Precalculus was a subject that regularly needed reinforcing or reviewing because students often forgot those ideas and that would make physics and calculus harder unless it was reviewed.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelors in Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. All of those fields are incredibly math heavy and require the constant use of Algebra to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Both these subjects use Algebra as as one of the fundamentals. Due to this I am well versed in the topics of Algebra and their practical applications.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II is one of the foundations for all of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. I am required to have a deep understanding based on my background. I have 6+ years of tutoring math and physics and Algebra II as included in that experience. Algebra II was the first subject I started tutoring and have continued tutoring to this day.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Biophysics with applications to Advanced Mathematics. My Work as a Research assistant requires the constant use of advanced calculus to succeed. In addition, I have 6+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Calculus and Physics were my most tutored subjects in college for students of all backgrounds, majors, and levels.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

Physics requires extensive use of differential equations to solve difficult problems. This is even more true when doing Biophysics research because in biological systems there is a need to talk about processes in terms of thermodynamics and rates of change. My experience in Biophysics has given me extensive knowledge and experience with differential equation techniques including partial differential equations.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Geometry is one of my favorite subjects and a subject I pursued heavily while getting my minor in mathematics. Differential Geometry, Complex Analysis and other subjects are all heavily based on geometry and extending it. With my background I have a deep understanding of geometry and how it connects to other subjects. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in mathematics and geometry is one of my strongest subjects.
Physics,

Physics

I am a physics Ph.D. Candidate with a focus on Theoretical Physics. This experience has honed my skills and developed advanced problem-solving techniques across various disciplines. I work as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant. I served on the Active Learning Design team for the Physics Department at my University where I helped design courses and training for all the other TAs. Additionally, while I was in the Physics Department at my alma mater I helped Manage the Teaching Laboratories for Undergraduate physics students. This required intimate knowledge of physics Experiments. I have 8+ years of tutoring experience in physics with formal tutoring through the physics department for 2.5 of those years and I have been teaching on Wyzant for 4 years and working as a Teaching Assistant at my University for 2 additional years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelor in Physics with a Minor in mathematics and Minor in computer Science. The topics covered within pre-algebra are at the core of all of those subjects and are topics i am intimately familiar with. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience for math and physics and pre-algebra was not an uncommon subject that was requested for our non-major physics students. This was especially true for art, medical and business majors.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have a Bachelors in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. Precalculus is one of the fundamentals fields of mathematics that I know very well and have a solid foundation of. The ideas of Precalculus begin in introductory physics courses and continue when the student is preparing to take calculus. I have 4+ years tutoring physics and calculus and inevitably Precalculus was a subject that regularly needed reinforcing or reviewing because students often forgot those ideas and that would make physics and calculus harder unless it was reviewed.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trigonometry was arguably one of the most used subjects in those three fields. Trigonometry is at the foundation of mechanics, optics, geometry, ray tracing, graphics, electromagnetism and even quantum mechanics. The study of angles, triangles and circles are hugely important and were one of the subjects that most students struggled with outside of calculus. Other than calculus Trigonometry was my most tutored math subject during my 4+ years of tutoring. This was often in conjunction with the physics or calculus tutoring.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelors in Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. All of those fields are incredibly math heavy and require the constant use of Algebra to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Both these subjects use Algebra as as one of the fundamentals. Due to this I am well versed in the topics of Algebra and their practical applications.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II is one of the foundations for all of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. I am required to have a deep understanding based on my background. I have 6+ years of tutoring math and physics and Algebra II as included in that experience. Algebra II was the first subject I started tutoring and have continued tutoring to this day.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Biophysics with applications to Advanced Mathematics. My Work as a Research assistant requires the constant use of advanced calculus to succeed. In addition, I have 6+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Calculus and Physics were my most tutored subjects in college for students of all backgrounds, majors, and levels.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Theoretical Biophysics is the blending of Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, and Organic Chemistry. I didn't specialize in chemistry as an undergraduate but I started tutoring chemistry during my last years as an undergraduate. I gained much greater experience when I joined the Biophysics Research Program. I had to take courses in chemistry and molecular dynamics and my research project required me to learn about advanced theoretical chemistry and thermodynamics. My experience as a physicist also gives me extensive experience in the quantum mechanical aspects of physical chemistry. I approach chemistry from the perspective of a mathematician and a physicist and that changes the way I solve problems and find solutions. Rather than doing things procedurally, I think deeply about them to give them a simpler and more approachable foundation.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Geometry is one of my favorite subjects and a subject I pursued heavily while getting my minor in mathematics. Differential Geometry, Complex Analysis and other subjects are all heavily based on geometry and extending it. With my background I have a deep understanding of geometry and how it connects to other subjects. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in mathematics and geometry is one of my strongest subjects.
Physics,

Physics

I am a physics Ph.D. Candidate with a focus on Theoretical Physics. This experience has honed my skills and developed advanced problem-solving techniques across various disciplines. I work as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant. I served on the Active Learning Design team for the Physics Department at my University where I helped design courses and training for all the other TAs. Additionally, while I was in the Physics Department at my alma mater I helped Manage the Teaching Laboratories for Undergraduate physics students. This required intimate knowledge of physics Experiments. I have 8+ years of tutoring experience in physics with formal tutoring through the physics department for 2.5 of those years and I have been teaching on Wyzant for 4 years and working as a Teaching Assistant at my University for 2 additional years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have a Bachelor in Physics with a Minor in mathematics and Minor in computer Science. The topics covered within pre-algebra are at the core of all of those subjects and are topics i am intimately familiar with. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience for math and physics and pre-algebra was not an uncommon subject that was requested for our non-major physics students. This was especially true for art, medical and business majors.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have a Bachelors in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. Precalculus is one of the fundamentals fields of mathematics that I know very well and have a solid foundation of. The ideas of Precalculus begin in introductory physics courses and continue when the student is preparing to take calculus. I have 4+ years tutoring physics and calculus and inevitably Precalculus was a subject that regularly needed reinforcing or reviewing because students often forgot those ideas and that would make physics and calculus harder unless it was reviewed.

Science

Astronomy,

Astronomy

I have a Bachelors in Physics and basic astronomy was a fundamental subject for the physics major. As part of the physics major we need to understand the fundamentals of astronomy including orbital mechanics, properties of light, special and general relativity and other topics. I have tutored 4+ years of physics and throughout that time I was able to tutor students in astronomy and astrophysics. I also tutored for students who covered relevant topics in other courses.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Theoretical Biophysics is the blending of Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, and Organic Chemistry. I didn't specialize in chemistry as an undergraduate but I started tutoring chemistry during my last years as an undergraduate. I gained much greater experience when I joined the Biophysics Research Program. I had to take courses in chemistry and molecular dynamics and my research project required me to learn about advanced theoretical chemistry and thermodynamics. My experience as a physicist also gives me extensive experience in the quantum mechanical aspects of physical chemistry. I approach chemistry from the perspective of a mathematician and a physicist and that changes the way I solve problems and find solutions. Rather than doing things procedurally, I think deeply about them to give them a simpler and more approachable foundation.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

As a Bachelor of Physics Physical Science is the first exposure many have with physics. I Volunteered for an organization called Little Shop of Physics which specializes in teaching physical science to young kids through a traveling laboratory that brings simple and fun experiments to kids. As a physicist I have extensive knowledge of the topics discussed in Physical Science as well as some knowledge of chemistry as part of that curriculum. I also have 4+ years of tutoring experience.
Physics

Physics

I am a physics Ph.D. Candidate with a focus on Theoretical Physics. This experience has honed my skills and developed advanced problem-solving techniques across various disciplines. I work as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant. I served on the Active Learning Design team for the Physics Department at my University where I helped design courses and training for all the other TAs. Additionally, while I was in the Physics Department at my alma mater I helped Manage the Teaching Laboratories for Undergraduate physics students. This required intimate knowledge of physics Experiments. I have 8+ years of tutoring experience in physics with formal tutoring through the physics department for 2.5 of those years and I have been teaching on Wyzant for 4 years and working as a Teaching Assistant at my University for 2 additional years.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelors in Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. All of those fields are incredibly math heavy and require the constant use of Algebra to succeed. In addition I have 4+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Both these subjects use Algebra as as one of the fundamentals. Due to this I am well versed in the topics of Algebra and their practical applications.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra II is one of the foundations for all of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. I am required to have a deep understanding based on my background. I have 6+ years of tutoring math and physics and Algebra II as included in that experience. Algebra II was the first subject I started tutoring and have continued tutoring to this day.
Calculus,

Calculus

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Biophysics with applications to Advanced Mathematics. My Work as a Research assistant requires the constant use of advanced calculus to succeed. In addition, I have 6+ years of tutoring experience tutoring Calculus and Physics. Calculus and Physics were my most tutored subjects in college for students of all backgrounds, majors, and levels.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Theoretical Biophysics is the blending of Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, and Organic Chemistry. I didn't specialize in chemistry as an undergraduate but I started tutoring chemistry during my last years as an undergraduate. I gained much greater experience when I joined the Biophysics Research Program. I had to take courses in chemistry and molecular dynamics and my research project required me to learn about advanced theoretical chemistry and thermodynamics. My experience as a physicist also gives me extensive experience in the quantum mechanical aspects of physical chemistry. I approach chemistry from the perspective of a mathematician and a physicist and that changes the way I solve problems and find solutions. Rather than doing things procedurally, I think deeply about them to give them a simpler and more approachable foundation.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a Bachelor of Physics with minors in both Mathematics and Computer Science. Geometry is one of my favorite subjects and a subject I pursued heavily while getting my minor in mathematics. Differential Geometry, Complex Analysis and other subjects are all heavily based on geometry and extending it. With my background I have a deep understanding of geometry and how it connects to other subjects. I have 4+ years of tutoring experience in mathematics and geometry is one of my strongest subjects.
Physics

Physics

I am a physics Ph.D. Candidate with a focus on Theoretical Physics. This experience has honed my skills and developed advanced problem-solving techniques across various disciplines. I work as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant. I served on the Active Learning Design team for the Physics Department at my University where I helped design courses and training for all the other TAs. Additionally, while I was in the Physics Department at my alma mater I helped Manage the Teaching Laboratories for Undergraduate physics students. This required intimate knowledge of physics Experiments. I have 8+ years of tutoring experience in physics with formal tutoring through the physics department for 2.5 of those years and I have been teaching on Wyzant for 4 years and working as a Teaching Assistant at my University for 2 additional years.

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Andrew is great

Andrew is great and we will continue to work with him! My son has been struggling in advanced Chemistry and Andrew has been very patient.

Kristi, 19 lessons with Andrew

Great tutor for my son

Andrew has been patient and helpful. He is clearly concerned about my son learning and growing. Thanks, Andrew. Andrew has been great. I'm supposed to have at least 160 characters so I have to keep typing. Now I will try to submit again.

John, 3 lessons with Andrew

Great tutor, very knowledgeable

Andrew knows his stuff and goes above and beyond, for example with a problem that had many solutions he did work at home and sent it to us!!

Joanne, 11 lessons with Andrew

accurate and helpful

Thank you Andrew for helping to understand my Java project better and for the extra step to show me how to use eclipse and the debugger !!

Patty, 1 lesson with Andrew

Solid tutor

Went over the problems (university physics 1) i brought in depth, and took time to review relevant concepts. Good experience overall, and I definitely understood what was happening more at the end.

Ali, 2 lessons with Andrew

Intuitive Coach

Many thanks to Andrew for working with us on Pre-calc, Physics, and general math. Our student has benefited from practical coursework exercises and repetition and friendly coaching. Can recommend Andrew without reservation.

Cyndi, 111 lessons with Andrew

A great tutor

He was very thorough and detail-oriented. My son really enjoyed sessions with him. Because his major is Physics, he had a different way to approach algebra. He teaches very logical and approachable ways to solve algebra problems.

Jina, 1 lesson with Andrew

Knowledgeable, Organized, & Helpful Tutor

Andrew has been my Physics 101 (both lecture and lab sections) tutor during the Summer Semester. Since my Physics course is online, it’s been a bit harder to do and actually understand the homework and/or labs. I’ve had previous tutors who did not know how to solve problems and wasted a half hour to hour during an actual session! But not Andrew - luckily I found him! Andrew is very organized and knowledgeable. He tells you in advance his schedule so that you can prepare and plan ahead. I love the fact that he asks me questions first, instead of giving me answers. It helps me to make sure I understand the concepts before he explains it himself. He has been really helpful with my lab assignments. Andrew is a quick responder and even helps when I have a few questions that doesn’t require a full hour session. You’ll invest your time & money well with him - thanks so much, Andrew!

Samantha, 4 lessons with Andrew

Very Knowledgeable and easy to understand

Andrew always helps me a lot, I have had many lessons with him and I am always happy I did. He makes learning math much easier. I was concerned about the online learning and it turns out to be no problem. Thanks Andrew!

TONJA, 11 lessons with Andrew
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