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David T.

Experienced Math and Physics Tutor

Experienced Math and Physics Tutor

$40/hour

  • 117 hours tutoring

  • Centralia, WA 98531

About David


Bio

I am a certified tutor (recently re-certified at Portland State) and have more than 10 years of experience tutoring students of all levels: kindergarten through graduate school. I have experience with a wide variety of learning styles and challenges, including disabilities, and I am more than happy to accommodate them.

I have been a home school teacher, where I taught middle school math and science. I have worked in a elementary school (K-7) while in Americorps. I have tutored college level...

I am a certified tutor (recently re-certified at Portland State) and have more than 10 years of experience tutoring students of all levels: kindergarten through graduate school. I have experience with a wide variety of learning styles and challenges, including disabilities, and I am more than happy to accommodate them.

I have been a home school teacher, where I taught middle school math and science. I have worked in a elementary school (K-7) while in Americorps. I have tutored college level material since 2003 (with a bit of a break during grad school). I have tutored preparation for the SAT and GRE, both in content and technique. I have experience with group and individual tutoring arrangements. I have run midterm/final exam prep sessions for a number of courses. I have had the opportunity to learn a variety of educational and study skill techniques that I will share in addition to our primary content.

I primarily tutor math and physics, but I have also tutored a variety of other topics.

Frequent Courses/topics/specializations:

Math: Algebra, Functions, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus (all), Probability and Statistics, Linear Algebra, Proof writing, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical systems, Analysis, Group Theory, and Geometry

Physics: Intro physics sequence (mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, materials, etc.), Mechanics, Astronomy, E&M, Modern Physics, Quantum, and Relativity

Other: Intro Chemistry


Education

Humboldt State University
Applied Mathematics
Portland State University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $40 for in-person / $40 for online
  • Rate details: First in person lesson is FREE (1 hour). Travel may increase my rates. I am happy to tutor online. Please contact me for special cases. I am happy to work with your needs.
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Centralia, WA 98531
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/22/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

C++,

C++

I have now been programming with C++ and related languages for several years. I have helped a number of people develop their skills in C++, for coworkers wanting to develop advanced mathematics techniques to classmates trying to figure out how to format their code correctly.
MATLAB

MATLAB

I started learning MATLAB in my Calculus classes. I don't really think of it as a skill anymore. It's a pervasively useful item on my desktop. Teaching MATLAB is basically a user friendly version of teaching any programming framework. There's syntax and data structure. But most important is the Help Menu! It works (unlike most programs) and provides insight, too. I find teaching MATLAB kind of like going to a playground. It's a lot of fun (results are easy to demonstrate) and there are a bunch of really neat toys (programs, etc.) already there for you and your student to play with.

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I have now been programming with C++ and related languages for several years. I have helped a number of people develop their skills in C++, for coworkers wanting to develop advanced mathematics techniques to classmates trying to figure out how to format their code correctly.
Statistics

Statistics

I have been tutoring Statistics since I completed my Theory of Mathematical Statistics class as an undergraduate. As a (applied) mathematician I have been trained in advanced statistical theory (including measure theory).

Homeschool

Physics,

Physics

I have been tutoring physics since 2003. I have a strong background in physics through both coursework and independent reading and research. I have helped dozens, if not hundreds, of students succeed in their physics courses.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have been tutoring Statistics since I completed my Theory of Mathematical Statistics class as an undergraduate. As a (applied) mathematician I have been trained in advanced statistical theory (including measure theory).
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have previously tutored differential equations at Portland State University and privately. I have taken Advanced Calculus (semester), PDEs (semester), Advanced Differential Equations (semester), Mathematical Modeling (semester), Real Analysis (semester), Complex Analysis (semester), Control Theory (2/3 year, graduate level) Theory of ODEs (2/3 year, grad.), Differential Geometry (2/3 year, grad.), Lie Algebras (2/3 year, grad.) Advanced ODEs (full year, doctoral level), Advanced PDEs(full year, doctoral), Modern Analysis: Calculus of Variations (1/3 year, Doctoral) and done mathematical research in continuum mechanics, all of which cascade from the differential equations course. Additionally, I have taken a number of physics courses that utilize differential equations (Analytical Mechanics, E&M, Quantum, GR). My tutoring methods reflect the student and their previous understanding. I like to focus on understanding material rather than memorizing formulas.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have previously tutored Linear Algebra at Portland State University and privately for many years. In addition to Linear Algebra, I have taken a number of subsequent courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This gives me a wide range of insights and previous tutoring situations to draw from to help a Linear Algebra student.
Logic,

Logic

I have a philosophy minor (Ethics) that included a Logic class. I am primarily a mathematician by training. From the perspective of philosophy, mathematics is "applied Logic" and so it is not unreasonable to suggest that I have a great deal of Logic background (proof writing in particular). When tutoring Logic I make a particular effort to discuss how the techniques are relevant to daily life, and how the fallacies are used in public discourse.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I started learning MATLAB in my Calculus classes. I don't really think of it as a skill anymore. It's a pervasively useful item on my desktop. Teaching MATLAB is basically a user friendly version of teaching any programming framework. There's syntax and data structure. But most important is the Help Menu! It works (unlike most programs) and provides insight, too. I find teaching MATLAB kind of like going to a playground. It's a lot of fun (results are easy to demonstrate) and there are a bunch of really neat toys (programs, etc.) already there for you and your student to play with.
Physics,

Physics

I have been tutoring physics since 2003. I have a strong background in physics through both coursework and independent reading and research. I have helped dozens, if not hundreds, of students succeed in their physics courses.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have been tutoring Statistics since I completed my Theory of Mathematical Statistics class as an undergraduate. As a (applied) mathematician I have been trained in advanced statistical theory (including measure theory).
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Physics,

Physics

I have been tutoring physics since 2003. I have a strong background in physics through both coursework and independent reading and research. I have helped dozens, if not hundreds, of students succeed in their physics courses.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have been tutoring Statistics since I completed my Theory of Mathematical Statistics class as an undergraduate. As a (applied) mathematician I have been trained in advanced statistical theory (including measure theory).
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Physics,

Physics

I have been tutoring physics since 2003. I have a strong background in physics through both coursework and independent reading and research. I have helped dozens, if not hundreds, of students succeed in their physics courses.
Astronomy

Special Needs

ADHD

ADHD

I have been the go-to person for challenging student situations for both places I've tutored long term. I have had specific training in disability support both at Portland State and during my Americorps term. I have tutored a number of students with ADHD successfully, including a home-school student for about 9 months (December-August): we covered about 2 school years worth of middle school material (math and sciences), and he was able to enter high school that following September. I look forward to helping more students utilize the benefits, as well as overcome the hurdles, associated to ADHD.

Summer

Physics,

Physics

I have been tutoring physics since 2003. I have a strong background in physics through both coursework and independent reading and research. I have helped dozens, if not hundreds, of students succeed in their physics courses.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have been tutoring Statistics since I completed my Theory of Mathematical Statistics class as an undergraduate. As a (applied) mathematician I have been trained in advanced statistical theory (including measure theory).
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry

Resources

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Reviews


patient and accommodating instructor

David was very helpful and patient as an instructor. He has an easygoing demeanor and made the lesson interesting and easy to comprehend. I am a complete beginner when it comes to astronomy and physics, and numbers and really needed someone to break up the concepts for ease of understanding. I will be seeking David's services in the future as well.

Aalya, 1 lesson with David

Great lesson.

I rated David as excellent. My daughter had a pressing matter and he called us right away, met her on a very snowy, cold day. He met her halfway between where each of us live. During the lesson he explained things well and went over things in a timely matter. David was very knowledgeable and personable.

Karen, 2 lessons with David
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David T.

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