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William W.

Gig Harbor, WA

$25/hour

Math and science made easy - learn from a retired engineer

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/12/16
5.0 average from 83 ratings
Instant learning
— Cindy, Gig Harbor, WA on 2/16/17

$25/Hour


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Brigham Young University
Mech Engineering

Education

Brigham Young University (Mech Engineering)

About William

I am a retired engineer who last worked as an Associate Technical Fellow and Lead Technical Engineer at the Boeing Company. I also am the father of 7 children. Additionally, I have many years experience working with, teaching, and counseling youth in a variety of age groups ranging from age 6 to 18. I am currently serving as a volunteer Cub Scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America. I love working with kids and enjoy helping them both learn and love to learn.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Brigham Young University and have more than 35 years of practical experience in working with Math on a daily basis.

I would love to help any student understand, enjoy, and develop proficiency in math. Contact me to learn more or to set up tutoring times.
I am a retired engineer who last worked as an Associate Technical Fellow and Lead Technical Engineer at the Boeing Company. I also am the father of 7 children. Additionally, I have many years experience working with, teaching, and counseling youth in a variety of age groups ranging from age 6 to 18. I am currently serving as a volunteer Cub Scout Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Instant learning"

- Cindy, Gig Harbor, WA on 2/16/17

"Yeah, I actually learned physics today." - Patrick, HS sophomore."

- Julie, Gig Harbor, WA on 12/15/16

"Good first lesson"

- Marissa, Gig Harbor, WA on 12/8/16

"Patient and understanding tutor"

- Alana, Gig Harbor, WA on 11/27/16

"Wonderful!"

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

"Patient, friendly and knowledgeable tutor"

- Paul, Gig Harbor, WA on 10/26/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Elementary Math,
Finite Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have a clear understanding of basic algebra, as well as the supporting math leading to it and the math it builds toward. A bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, a minor in mathematics, and the practicality of 35 years of engineering experience have prepared me.

There are many ways of viewing, performing, and understanding basic algebra and my background and experience enable me to see how individuals best understand, learn, and perform algebraic work.

Algebra 2

A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, a minor in mathematics, and 35 years of engineering experience have provided me with a clear understanding of advanced algebra.

My experience working with youth, as well as the practicality of experience, have prepared me with the ability to see the best ways an individual understands the techniques of advanced algebra. I will be able to apply those ways to help your son/daughter both learn and enjoy the subject.

Elementary Math

The principles of math have inherently many ways of being viewed, performed, and understood. My experience working with youth and my background with mathematics, have prepared me with the ability to see the best ways a particular individual understands these principles and I will be able to apply that to help your son/daughter both learn and enjoy the subject.

I am an experienced teacher and mentor being the father of 7 children, having served as a Boy Scout leader for over 20 years, and having been a church youth teacher and leader of age 6 to 18 year olds for many years.

Geometry

I have a great love for geometry and the associated logical thinking that is its basis; however, I also understand that its principles have many ways of being viewed, performed, and understood. My experience in math and a practicality that has come from experience, have prepared me with the ability to see the best ways a particular individual will be able to understand geometry and I will be able to apply that to help your son/daughter both learn and enjoy it.

Physics

I have a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics with extensive work in Calculus (the math behind Physics). My university studies included extensive Physics work and work in related subjects (in which I did well). I have 35 plus years of engineering experience involving the use of math and science on a daily basis.

I have lots of experience teaching and mentoring, both personally (I'm the father of 7 children, have served as a Boy Scout leader for over 20 years, and have served as a church youth teacher and leader of age 6 to 18 year olds for many years) and professionally (I have mentored young engineers and been a technical engineering leader for many years).

Prealgebra

I enjoy working with young people, helping them succeed in math, and building their confidence in areas they may be struggling in. My experience and background have prepared me to be able to see the best methodologies to help a particular individual to both learn and enjoy math.

I have many years experience in teaching and mentoring of both youth (age 6 to 18) as well as adults. My schooling, my engineering career and my associated daily practical use of math has prepared me to tutor pre-algebra.

Precalculus

My background in engineering and my daily practical use of math has prepared me to be able to tutor pre-calculus. I have a clear understanding of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry (the math leading toward calculus), calculus itself, as well as the practical applications of these in the real world.

I have a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics and I worked as an engineer for over 35 years including many years of mentoring.

Trigonometry

35 plus years of engineering experience with almost daily applications of trigonometry in countless forms have prepared me to be able to tutor trig.

I will be able to use my experience teaching youth and the practicality I’ve gained through experience to be able to see the best ways your daughter/son will be able to understand the principles and techniques of trigonometry and I will apply those ways to help her/him both learn and enjoy it.

Brigham Young University
Mech Engineering

Education

Brigham Young University (Mech Engineering)

Instant learning

Thank you Bill. The first comment our daughter made after you left was,"why can't my teacher teach like this." Needless to say , we will continue onward. Thank you

— Cindy, Gig Harbor, WA on 2/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 10 miles of Gig Harbor, WA 98335.