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Stu K.

Kent, WA

$40/hour

Serving Southeast King County

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1250+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/22/13
4.9 average from 299 ratings
Great Physics Tutor
— Michael, Renton, WA on 12/14/15

$40/Hour


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AA Engineering
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Education

University of Washington (AA Engineering)

University of Washington (Master's)

University of Washington (PhD)

About Stu

Physics and mathematics are subjects which can challenge even the brightest of students. You may need help understanding your current class, reviewing what you have forgotten from a prior class, or preparing for an upcoming AP test. I will tailor my instruction to meet your needs.

I will explain the physical and mathematical concepts and guide you through a variety of practice problems. I believe the real learning occurs when you are solving the problems.

I hold a Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington, and I have nearly 40 years' experience working in the physical sciences in the private sector. I have used my knowledge of physics and mathematics to model and build high power gasdynamic lasers, to model and test hydraulic borehole mining systems, to study Arctic sea ice mechanics, and to analyze the potential energy savings of emerging energy efficient technologies. And I have tutored physics, mathematics, chemistry, and English to three students who later graduated as high school valedictorians.

Whether you are a college or high school student, I would like to help you to succeed.
Physics and mathematics are subjects which can challenge even the brightest of students. You may need help understanding your current class, reviewing what you have forgotten from a prior class, or preparing for an upcoming AP test. I will tailor my instruction to meet your needs.

I will explain the physical and mathematical concepts
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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Kent, WA 98042
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Physics Tutor"

- Michael, Renton, WA on 12/14/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Cris, Auburn, WA on 1/4/17

"Son Felt Very Comfortable with Stu"

- Correen, Bonney Lake, WA on 10/22/16

"Knowledgable and effective tutor"

- Justin, Kent, WA on 5/17/16

"Super Knowledgeable Tutor"

- DJ, Auburn, WA on 1/14/16

"All Lessons are great with Stu"

- Wema, Kent, WA on 1/2/16

"Enthusiastic about his subjects and very personable"

- Lisa, Renton, WA on 12/7/15

"Very thorough and student oriented."

- Wendy, Kent, WA on 12/11/13
Science:
Physics

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Calculus

I have been tutoring AP Calculus for the last three years. In addition, I used calculus throughout my engineering career to develop numerical models of high power gasdynamic lasers, hydraulic borehole mining systems, Arctic sea ice mechanics, ferrofluids, and energy efficient technologies.

Physics

I am uniquely qualified to tutor physics, with a PhD in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington and more than 40 years of project experience in science and engineering. My GPA in graduate school was a perfect 4.0 (prior to decimal grades). I have used my knowledge of physics to model and build high power gasdynamic lasers, to model and test hydraulic borehole mining systems, to study Arctic sea ice mechanics, and to analyze the potential energy savings of emerging energy efficient technologies.

Precalculus

I am uniquely qualified to tutor precalculus, with a PhD in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington and more than 40 years of project experience in science and engineering. The coursework for my Ph.D. included an extensive amount of mathematics, including calculus with analytic geometry, ordinary differential equations, matrix methods (linear algebra), calculus in two dimensions, advanced engineering mathematics, partial differential equations including Fourier series and boundary value problems, and advanced numerical methods for solving partial differential equations.

University of Washington
AA Engineering
University of Washington
Master's
University of Washington
PhD

Education

University of Washington (AA Engineering)

University of Washington (Master's)

University of Washington (PhD)

Great Physics Tutor

Stu was patient and nice to work with. He explained things in a new way that really helped me understand the problems for Pys 114. Definitely improved my grade. If your looking for help he is a great tutor!

— Michael, Renton, WA on 12/14/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stu will travel within 8 miles of Kent, WA 98042.