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Lucio F.

Physical Chemistry MS+PhD (UC San Diego) + Post-doc (UC Berkeley)

Physical Chemistry MS+PhD (UC San Diego) + Post-doc (UC Berkeley)

$60/hour

  • 65 hours tutoring

About Lucio


Bio

I have taught 10 academic quarters of undergraduate general chemistry lecture and upper division physical chemistry laboratory and served as a mentor for talented graduate students during my post-doctoral studies. I've also tutored people privately for more than 2 years.

I think I'm a great math tutor since I focus on the student's understanding of the language of mathematics in a clear way that improves classroom participation and learning. I explain the meaning of the terms used in...

I have taught 10 academic quarters of undergraduate general chemistry lecture and upper division physical chemistry laboratory and served as a mentor for talented graduate students during my post-doctoral studies. I've also tutored people privately for more than 2 years.

I think I'm a great math tutor since I focus on the student's understanding of the language of mathematics in a clear way that improves classroom participation and learning. I explain the meaning of the terms used in learning mathematical concepts and develop a practical understanding of the mechanics of problem solving.

I am looking forward to helping you with your academic development!


Education

University of Arizona
Chemistry
University of California, San Diego
Masters
University of California, San Diego
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Rates decrease by 25% when booking additional hours at one time...i.e., 1 hr = $60; 2 hrs = $105; 3hrs = $138
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/13/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I really struggled at first with Algebra in high school, no joke. I owe all my success to a tutor that helped me get over my initial familiarization with the language of mathematics. Now the sheer frequency of use of the concepts and language of Algebra, such as formulaic manipulations is second nature, so I try to share those methods. I've found that there is more of a "picture" of mathematics that develops from recognizing patterns rather than following "mechanical algorithms". Sure, ultimately you teach an algorithm at first for familiarization, but it really becomes effortless in application as a picture/shape. My minor was in math in physics as an undergrad at Arizona. A long way from barely getting it at first.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have expert knowledge of Chemistry (BS, MS, PhD, Post-doc) and can explain difficult concepts concisely and clearly. I am a professional scientist that enjoys helping people learn my most favorite subject. I have extensive academic and industrial experience as a scientist/engineer and developed a love of learning and a mastery of physical chemistry through my academic career as a graduate student teacher / postdoctoral researcher.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an excellent pre-algebra tutor since Algebra is what I had issues with in elementary school. I eventually got a tutor that explained to me the "language" of what was meant by the mathematical manipulations we were learning at the time. I am forever indebted to Ms. Louris Ogsby for her patience and skill as an instructor and the rest is history. I look forward to changing people's lives in the same way she changed mine.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I routinely use mathematical methods learned for performing science and engineering, especially basic and advanced algebra and trigonometry found in pre-calculus. An example, you use the equations of parabolas or ellipses to describe the curvature of optical elements is the design of reflective metal surfaces used as infrared optical elements. A parabolic optical element is used gather parallel light and focus it to a point; great to focus on a detector. An elliptical optical element is good to use with a light bulb located at Focus 1 to gather light to focus onto the point at Focus 2. Good times!

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I really struggled at first with Algebra in high school, no joke. I owe all my success to a tutor that helped me get over my initial familiarization with the language of mathematics. Now the sheer frequency of use of the concepts and language of Algebra, such as formulaic manipulations is second nature, so I try to share those methods. I've found that there is more of a "picture" of mathematics that develops from recognizing patterns rather than following "mechanical algorithms". Sure, ultimately you teach an algorithm at first for familiarization, but it really becomes effortless in application as a picture/shape. My minor was in math in physics as an undergrad at Arizona. A long way from barely getting it at first.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an excellent pre-algebra tutor since Algebra is what I had issues with in elementary school. I eventually got a tutor that explained to me the "language" of what was meant by the mathematical manipulations we were learning at the time. I am forever indebted to Ms. Louris Ogsby for her patience and skill as an instructor and the rest is history. I look forward to changing people's lives in the same way she changed mine.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I routinely use mathematical methods learned for performing science and engineering, especially basic and advanced algebra and trigonometry found in pre-calculus. An example, you use the equations of parabolas or ellipses to describe the curvature of optical elements is the design of reflective metal surfaces used as infrared optical elements. A parabolic optical element is used gather parallel light and focus it to a point; great to focus on a detector. An elliptical optical element is good to use with a light bulb located at Focus 1 to gather light to focus onto the point at Focus 2. Good times!

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I really struggled at first with Algebra in high school, no joke. I owe all my success to a tutor that helped me get over my initial familiarization with the language of mathematics. Now the sheer frequency of use of the concepts and language of Algebra, such as formulaic manipulations is second nature, so I try to share those methods. I've found that there is more of a "picture" of mathematics that develops from recognizing patterns rather than following "mechanical algorithms". Sure, ultimately you teach an algorithm at first for familiarization, but it really becomes effortless in application as a picture/shape. My minor was in math in physics as an undergrad at Arizona. A long way from barely getting it at first.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have expert knowledge of Chemistry (BS, MS, PhD, Post-doc) and can explain difficult concepts concisely and clearly. I am a professional scientist that enjoys helping people learn my most favorite subject. I have extensive academic and industrial experience as a scientist/engineer and developed a love of learning and a mastery of physical chemistry through my academic career as a graduate student teacher / postdoctoral researcher.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am an excellent pre-algebra tutor since Algebra is what I had issues with in elementary school. I eventually got a tutor that explained to me the "language" of what was meant by the mathematical manipulations we were learning at the time. I am forever indebted to Ms. Louris Ogsby for her patience and skill as an instructor and the rest is history. I look forward to changing people's lives in the same way she changed mine.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I routinely use mathematical methods learned for performing science and engineering, especially basic and advanced algebra and trigonometry found in pre-calculus. An example, you use the equations of parabolas or ellipses to describe the curvature of optical elements is the design of reflective metal surfaces used as infrared optical elements. A parabolic optical element is used gather parallel light and focus it to a point; great to focus on a detector. An elliptical optical element is good to use with a light bulb located at Focus 1 to gather light to focus onto the point at Focus 2. Good times!

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

I have expert knowledge of Chemistry (BS, MS, PhD, Post-doc) and can explain difficult concepts concisely and clearly. I am a professional scientist that enjoys helping people learn my most favorite subject. I have extensive academic and industrial experience as a scientist/engineer and developed a love of learning and a mastery of physical chemistry through my academic career as a graduate student teacher / postdoctoral researcher.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I really struggled at first with Algebra in high school, no joke. I owe all my success to a tutor that helped me get over my initial familiarization with the language of mathematics. Now the sheer frequency of use of the concepts and language of Algebra, such as formulaic manipulations is second nature, so I try to share those methods. I've found that there is more of a "picture" of mathematics that develops from recognizing patterns rather than following "mechanical algorithms". Sure, ultimately you teach an algorithm at first for familiarization, but it really becomes effortless in application as a picture/shape. My minor was in math in physics as an undergrad at Arizona. A long way from barely getting it at first.
Chemistry

Chemistry

I have expert knowledge of Chemistry (BS, MS, PhD, Post-doc) and can explain difficult concepts concisely and clearly. I am a professional scientist that enjoys helping people learn my most favorite subject. I have extensive academic and industrial experience as a scientist/engineer and developed a love of learning and a mastery of physical chemistry through my academic career as a graduate student teacher / postdoctoral researcher.

Examples of Expertise


Lucio has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 44 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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The best!

Took the time to show step by step on how to do the problems that were assigned to me. Even went as far as showing me how to use a new program to solve a problem.

Rene, 1 lesson with Lucio

Chemistry

Tutoring with him has been going very will. I’m grateful for Lucio, he is very helpful. He knows how to use the Visual Minteq and knows how to actually teach the material.

Qasem, 1 lesson with Lucio

Very patient and knowledgeable

Lucio is excellent to work with. He's approachable and easy to talk to. He's helping me get through my college level physical chemistry course. I'm usually too embarrassed to ask questions in class (because I'm always pretty lost), but he's very understanding and patient.

Joshua, 9 lessons with Lucio

Extremely knowledgeable and able to explain

Lucio was MORE than able to explain every detail of what, to me, was difficult chemistry. He helped me understand what was happening and why. Very lucky to have found him. Will use in the future and definitely recommend.

Michael, 2 lessons with Lucio

Knowledgeable + patient + makes Chem fun

Lucio helped me review for my upcoming General Chemistry exam. He helped me with my last chemistry exam and I got the highest grade in the class! So happy I found Lucio through Wyzant : )

Kate, 8 lessons with Lucio
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