Bill N.

Gig Harbor, WA


Bill-Biology (AP and college), Algebra I/II, precalc, geometry, ASVAB

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/4/12
4.9 average from 192 ratings
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Brigham Young University, Provo
Graduate Coursework
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Brigham Young University, Provo (Zoology)

Clemson (Graduate Coursework)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Master's)

About Bill

Hi, my name is Bill N. and welcome to my introduction. I'm a retired Air Force pilot after serving 25 years active duty and reserve and now work for Boeing Commercial aircraft as a 747/757/767/777 instructor pilot. I've been flying for over 30 years and am really lucky to have had such a great career. I'll be retiring next year and then my wife and I plan on moving to eastern Washington to raise horses.
I graduated from BYU in 1983 with a BS in zoology, minor in aerospace science and additional course work in chemistry. Since that time I've obtained an MS in Computer Resource and Information Management from Webster University, MS in Aerospace Science and Aviation Safety from Embry-Riddle, a certificate in Weather Forecasting from Pennsylvania State and am currently working towards an MS in Biological Science Instruction from Clemson University. I also recently completed a complete review of Algebra up to precalc and geometry from Illinois State University. This required four months of very intensive study with a 26 page, three hour final with no calculator allowed. Talk about fun!!!
As you can tell by now I love to learn and I love to teach; especially STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) topics. In addition to tutoring these topics I've also written test questions for college level biology courses. I speak, read and write fluent Spanish and have won several awards for public speaking and been professionally published. I've coached several sports, but mostly swimming when I coached my son to All-American consideration in 100 yd breast and several high school state finalists in IM and freestyle. As a retired military member I especially enjoy tutoring the ASVAB and AFOQT. I have placed students in multiple specialties in all service branches from special operations to the nuclear Navy and have one student who is an Air Force Pilot and two others on the way. The advantage I can provide you is not only an excellent score on the ASVAB and AFOQT, I've written practice exam questions, but prepare you for the entire military experience.
I had one student refer to me as "Renaissance Man" because I know a lot about a lot of topics. You could say I'm your "one stop shop" for most any topic from math to science to world history. As I said before, I do love to learn and to love to teach, and with over seven years tutoring experience, both on-line and face-to-face, I'm sure I can help you not only achieve but exceed your academic goals and have a great time while learning.
Hi, my name is Bill N. and welcome to my introduction. I'm a retired Air Force pilot after serving 25 years active duty and reserve and now work for Boeing Commercial aircraft as a 747/757/767/777 instructor pilot. I've been flying for over 30 years and am really lucky to have had such a great career. I'll be retiring next year and then my wife Read more

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10% discount per student for each additional student up to four. Additional 20% discount for any session over 1 hour. 5.00 additional lesson charge if required to cross the Tacoma narrows bridge.

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Travels within 5 miles of Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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"Bill is professional tutor"

- Timothy, Auburn, WA on 5/15/11

"Great lesson"

- Jake, Federal Way, WA on 6/18/17

"Extremely knowledgeable and encouraging"

- Cameron, Gig Harbor, WA on 1/17/17

"Making a big difference"

- Lyn, Gig Harbor, WA on 11/21/16

"Fantastic for Math and Science"

- Bryce, Federal Way, WA on 10/14/16

"Connected easily with his style of reading!"

- Heather, Gig Harbor, WA on 4/28/16


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- Keenan, Bonney Lake, WA on 12/16/13

"Great Instruction!"

- Calvin, Tacoma, WA on 8/18/11
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Elementary (K-6th),
Geometry, GRE, Prealgebra
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Elementary Science, Microbiology,
PSAT, Zoology
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, AFOQT,
Career Development, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading
General Computer,
Microsoft Word
Reading, Spanish, Speech,
American History, European History, Geography, Religion,
Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
GRE, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,

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Three of our four children are ADD/ADHD and went through the majority of their school years on IEPs. Getting the school to fulfill their legally mandated responsibilities in accordance with the IEP process was a constant struggle. As a result, I am very familiar with that process, most specifically with those children in the process as a result of an ADD/ADHD diagnosis. I have worked extensively with ADD/ADHD children both as a sports coach and tutor. I have found the reason most have difficulties is the public school system often still does not see ADD/ADHD for the difficulties it can cause to the learning process and are ill equipped to handle it. I have also found that ADD/ADHD children respond wonderfully to anyone who they feel understands their struggles, cares about the difficulties they face and sincerely wants them to succeed. Because of my family situation I have a special affinity for ADD/ADHD children. I want to help them reach their potential and have the successes they deserve.


Retired Air Force Lt Col. 25 year career, 16.5 active duty. 8.5 reservist. 7,500 hours flying, over 400 combat hours. Flew T-1, T-37, T-38, C-23, C-141, C-17. Veteran, Panama, first Persian Gulf War, second Persian Gulf. Staff tours at squadron, wing, and Headquarters Air Mobility Command level. Served as copilot, aircraft commander, instructor pilot, evaluator pilot, and functional test flight pilot. Positions held as squadron, wing, Headquarters AMC flight safety officer, Red Flag Detachment Commander, wing chief of training, and wing chief combat tactics. Graduate of Air Force Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, Army Command and General Staff College, Senior Officer Tactics Course, and Advanced Combat Tactics School. Father was a career Navy attack pilot with three tours of duty in Vietnam and oldest son is an Army armor officer. I know the military, especially the Air Force. I have already tutored several other candidates who are now USAF officers. I can help you pass this test.

Algebra 2

I recently completed a review of college level algebra up to pre-calc from the University of Illinois. This required a review of 348 topics over a 4 month period with a written 26 page final, no calculator nor notes allowed, that took three hours to complete.


I am a retired US Air Force Lt Col pilot with 25 years service both active duty and reserve. I am a graduate of Air Force Squadron Officer's School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, and Army Command and General Staff College. I am also a graduate of Flight Safety Officer School and Air Force Systems Safety Courses, Advanced Flight Tactics School, and have been a flight instructor at the heavy airlift flight school and taught flight mishap safety investigation board courses. I have served in leadership and staff positions from squadron to headquarters level. I have a BS in zoology, an MA in information management, and an MS in Aeronautical Science and Aviation Safety and a post-graduation certificate in weather forecasting. I have a son who is an Army 1Lt who I helped study for his ASVAB test. I very much understand what it takes to study for a military test, have actually help write them, and what the military is looking for in future recruits.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a parent of four children and worked with them all through their school years. I have been teaching/instructing children in one form or another, everything from swimming to the introduction to flying, since high school. I helped my wife homeschool our children from kindergarten to junior high and then helped tutor students during in school study sessions in junior high as well as children from foreign countries such as Colombia, Peru, and China. I have worked extensively with children of all ages as a sports coach, scouting leading, youth leader, and Sunday school teacher for our church. I took classes in Child Development and Family Relations in college and classes in psychology which included child psychology. I am currently taking a course in how to communicate with children, preteens, and teens. I know how to work well with children/youth of all ages.


I am a fluent Spanish speaker who has taught ESL course when living in Colombia South America. As an instructor pilot I have worked with pilots from over 30 countries teaching flying skills both with and without interpreters. I have traveled literally all over the world and been to every continent. I have performed translator and instructional duties in both a military and civilian capacity working with CEO's and government VIPs from all over the world.


Former USS certified ASCA Level II swim coach. Coached at summer league, high school, SMU Swim Camp, and USS elite levels. Have sent swimmers to USS zone, district and national level and have coached All-American Consideration and All-American qualification swimmers. Youth basketball, football and high school weight lifting and cros scountry coach. Competed in football, cross country, and swimming in high school and cross country in the military. Qualified for state in swimming in high school and Air Force European championships in cross country. Current competitive adult swimmer in freestyle, and IM. Workout 5-6 days/week in swimming running and weightlifting.

I was a zoology major in college with advanced courses in physiology, inorganic, organic, and biochemistry, anatomy, and nutrition. Recently completed a refresher course in biochemistry. Have written articles on sports nutrition and swim drill technique. I receive weekly ASCA newsletters on topics such as exercise physiology and technique.

General Computer

I have a Master's of Arts in Computer Resource and Information Management from Webster University of St Louis MO. I have been wroking with computers since the 1970s when we used punch cards to enter data. Since then I have used computers on a daily professional basis for over 25 years. I was the information systems and computer systems manager for a small working group of 8 people for 1.5 years. I am intimately familiar with Microsoft Office and use it on a daily basis. I have also served as a computer merit badge counselor for our local BSA council. I am currently workng on a second masters degree in Aeronautical Studies which requires all class inputs be done via compueter and the internet. Each class requires weekly inputs, one including downloading and working with a math symbols program to download and upload advanced aerodynamic calculations. At the each of each class we are required to write and submit a multimedia (audio, video, text, and graphics) 12-30 page final presentation which is sent over the netyand peer reviewed and graded.
My current job requires me to develop, maintain, and present multimedia presentations. After each presentation is complete each lesson is taught on computer generated simulator and the final outcome is logged and recorded on a computer data recording system. I communicate with a full service Blackberry device using a Bluetooth headset when driving. I am very familiar with basic computer technology and how to use it.


I have a degree in zoology from Brigham Young University which includes extensive studies in microbiology. Included in these studies were several 200 and 300 level courses on microbiology, cellular physiology, lab work, and organic and inorganic cellular chemistry. I have tutored microbiology as a homework assistant at the local high school and taught introductory classes to home school students. I currently self study and review microbiology at the college level using the BYU advanced physiology text as a guide for tutoring for an on-line tutoring service.

Public Speaking

I have been speaking publicly since literally kindergarten age: in two languages. I was a member of my high school's speech team and have spoken to groups as large as several hundred. I have given professional presentations to generals, Fortune 500 VIPs, foreign dignitaries and congressional and senatorial staffers. While most people deathly fear public speaking, I am one of those rare souls who actually enjoys it and enjoy even more teaching others the little tricks and clues that can take to "fear factor" out of speaking publicly. Most dread public speaking because they have never been taught how to prepare and become familiar with the concept. I can teach you how to become comfortable speaking publicly.


I served as a missionary for two years in Colombia, South America prior to finishing college. There I learned to speak fluent Spanish, learned more of various religions of the world, and more of differing religious beliefs and cultures gaining increased respect for all. I attended religion classes through all four years of high school, and studied religions of the worlds as part of that curriculum. I attended seven semesters of religious instruction during my college years. I have taught religion classes at my local congregation to all ages ranging from preschool to adults. I do some sort of brief religious study 3-4 times a week. Religion is a very important part of my life and has been since my childhood.

Special Needs

As a parent of three special needs children I am very familiar with their unique requirements and situations. All three of my children are either college graduates or current college students. The college graduate is an Army officer and all had or have "B" averages in college. Having been through years of IEPs, from grammar school to high school, I understand the processes required for these plans to be successful. I also know that each student is different; each has their own challenges and frustrations, but also their own personalities and joys they experience. Through my time tutoring I have taught students challenged by ADD, ADHD, CAPD, and bipolarism to name a few. I have enjoyed working with each one and been very successful. I am convinced that these students, in concert with the school and parents, can find the success they want and are capable of in any academic environment.


I have been publicly speaking and striving to improve my speech abilities since I was eight years old. As part of being a Cub Scout and Boy Scout public speaking was requirement for rank advancement. I was a member of my high school debate and speech team qualifying for districts in extemporaneous speech in my first high school competition. After high school I lived in Colombia South America for two years giving religion and English lessons in Spanish. As part of my career in the Air Force I worked in high level headquarters positions giving speeches (briefings) on my subjects of expertise to congressional staffers, generals, and other various VIPs Before every flying missions I gave briefings on mission requirements to groups from 4 -30 depending on mission requirements. I have given speeches to congregations of over 300 as part of current religious duties duties and taught speech preparation lessons to the youth groups sponsored by my church. In my current job as an aircraft flight instructor I have taught flight lessons to student from over 30 different countries and given tours, demonstration flights, and aircraft capability speeches literally to CEOs of fortune 500 companies and VIPs from international air carriers. Public speaking has been a part of my life since I can remember. High school, college, civilian and military courses taken about speech has allowed me to broaden my vocabulary given me the ability to adjust my speech style and patterns to any topic and group.

Study Skills

College graduate with BS in Zoology from BYU, an MA in Information Management from Webster University, and currently working on a second MS degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle University. I am an retired Air Force pilot with 25 years service. I have completed four graduate level military courses. While in high school, college, and the military I took and taught multiple study skills courses which were essential in order to keep up with the strict academic and professional environment. The current MS program I'm involved in requires up to 20 hours/week for course such as aerodynamics, human factors engineering, and Safety Managment Systems operations again requiring superior time management and study skills. My profession as an Boeing 747/777/787 instructor requires up to three practical tests a year again requiring that I maintain up to date study skills. I have found that few if any schools teach study skills and depend on students to try and figure this out often resulting in frustration with school. Refined study skills can help a student understand subjects much better when they know the right way to study. Less time is wasted and more information is retained. With over 45 years of refined time management and study skills I know how to study and to teach others these same techniques and skills.


I have been swimming competitively and coaching swimming for over 35 years. I have coached at multiple levels including summer league, USS, high school, masters, and as a swim camp instructor at SMU. I attended coaching clinics in o8 and 09 run by Olympic coaches, Richard Quick, Jon Urbancek and Mission Viejo Coach Bill Rose. I am a current ASCA level 2 member. I have coached swimmers from children to adult to USS sectional, zone, and national qualification levels and high school All-American Consideration in 100 Breaststroke and All-American in 400 free relay. Some of my former swimmers have held and still do hold multiple high school and club records in breastroke, IM, free and medley relays. I have worked extensively with adults to improve stroke technique for competition in masters, triathlons, and simply for the enjoyment of swimming better. I am a former Red Cross and BSA certified life guard and have taken and taught advanced BSA and military open water and cold weather survival courses.
Swimming is a very technique driven sport, that's why swimmmers like Phelps, Lochte, Soni, and Kitjima swim so well is they have almost flawless technique. Anyone can swim well, all is takes is desire a coach who knows what they're with a thorough and up to date background in the latest swimming techniques. I have that knowledge and I know technique.


I took the equivalent of AP biology in high school and I have a BS degree in zoology from BYU. Included in the classes was course work in biology, anatomy, molecular biology, advanced physiology, biochemistry, and organic and inorganic chemistry. I have tutored elementary, junior high and high school students in biology, anatomy, and physiology.

Brigham Young University, Provo
Graduate Coursework
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Brigham Young University, Provo (Zoology)

Clemson (Graduate Coursework)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Master's)

Bill is professional tutor

Bill arrived to the tutor session on time. Quickly established control of the tutor session and create a positive learning experience. What my son appretiated was how Bill related his life experances with subject matter(spanish).

— Timothy, Auburn, WA on 5/15/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

10% discount per student for each additional student up to four. Additional 20% discount for any session over 1 hour. 5.00 additional lesson charge if required to cross the Tacoma narrows bridge.

Travel policy

Bill will travel within 5 miles of Gig Harbor, WA 98335.