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Nels B.

Math Physics Chemistry-Patient Flexible

Math Physics Chemistry-Patient Flexible

$63/hour

  • 4,817 hours tutoring

  • Kirkland, WA 98033

About Nels


Bio

I am a skilled tutor with more than 5,000 hours of experience tutoring or teaching. I studied a variety of fields, while pursuing my Chemical Engineering degree. I became a tutorial instructor, because I am excited to see people learn. I was a tutor, through college. I always studied for depth with the intent to teach what I learned.

It is common for my students to laugh during study sessions. I was voted the most inspirational student by my senior year band class. For every semester that I...

I am a skilled tutor with more than 5,000 hours of experience tutoring or teaching. I studied a variety of fields, while pursuing my Chemical Engineering degree. I became a tutorial instructor, because I am excited to see people learn. I was a tutor, through college. I always studied for depth with the intent to teach what I learned.

It is common for my students to laugh during study sessions. I was voted the most inspirational student by my senior year band class. For every semester that I attended WSU, I was on the President’s Honor Roll. I was recognized as the student of the month by my AP US History instructor, immediately following the AP season.

I believe that everyone is capable of gaining a firm grasp of mathematical concepts. I have helped many students overcome their anxiety and gain a more intuitive understanding of math. I have studied learning disabilities and have helped students with unique learning styles. I am familiar with the autism spectrum. Thank you, for your consideration.


Education

Washington State University
Chemical Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $63
  • Rate details: I like rate discount reasons: proximity to I-405, 90-minute meetings, or free parking :) Multi-hour sessions seem 20% discounted.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Kirkland, WA 98033
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/7/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Without books, I aced both my first and second (all of my) economics classes, introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. I read Mises' "Human Action," joined an economics readers' group, and led economics group discussions. I helped three Masters' students navigate econ courses, at UW and MIT.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Without books, I aced both my first and second (all of my) economics classes, introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. I read Mises' "Human Action," joined an economics readers' group, and led economics group discussions. I helped three Masters' students navigate econ courses, at UW and MIT.
Finance, Law, Microsoft Excel

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Without books, I aced both my first and second (all of my) economics classes, introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. I read Mises' "Human Action," joined an economics readers' group, and led economics group discussions. I helped three Masters' students navigate econ courses, at UW and MIT.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Without books, I aced both my first and second (all of my) economics classes, introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. I read Mises' "Human Action," joined an economics readers' group, and led economics group discussions. I helped three Masters' students navigate econ courses, at UW and MIT.
Finance, General Computer, Grammar, Law, Microsoft Excel, Spanish, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Without books, I aced both my first and second (all of my) economics classes, introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. I read Mises' "Human Action," joined an economics readers' group, and led economics group discussions. I helped three Masters' students navigate econ courses, at UW and MIT.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Without books, I aced both my first and second (all of my) economics classes, introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. I read Mises' "Human Action," joined an economics readers' group, and led economics group discussions. I helped three Masters' students navigate econ courses, at UW and MIT.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Spelling, Statistics, Study Skills

Language

Spanish

Math

Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

I hold a BS in Chem E (GPA 3.7) with minors in Mathematics and Material Science Engineering. I was a tutorial instructor and a grader during two years in a course of Material and Energy Balances; my notes on this subject were used by graders at the University of Washington and at Washington State University. I was a grader and tutor for a Physical Chemistry course for which I wrote segments of the solutions manual and errata in the first edition of the text. I've constructed, researched, and presented biological fuel cells. I've presented a fuel-cell powered car at a national AIChE conference. I've researched and presented UREX designs. I've worked for Boeing PhantomWorks on fuel tank anti-corrosive agents. I edited Montana State University's Biofilms book. I've made biodiesel. My report on distillation columns resulted in Washington State University's Chem E department modifying their distillation column content, reflux bulb volume, and thermocouples. My report on the challenges of crystalline fuel cell operation resulted in a redirection of thousands of research dollars away from such projects.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I received an A in differential equations from Washington State University in a course taught by Alex Khapalov, who publishes papers about differential equations. I have a minor in mathematics and have used differential equations in a variety of theoretical and practical applications: physical chemistry, transport phenomenon, electric devices, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and system controls. I have over 50 hours of experience tutoring students in areas of calculus, including differential equations.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I passed the military intelligence electronics specialist course quite quickly. I received a 3.7 or higher in my electrical engineering / electronic devices courses at Washington State University. I have used electrical engineering principles in a variety of theoretical and practical applications: fluid flow, transport phenomenon, and electric devices. I constructed, researched, and presented biological fuel cells. I presented a fuel-cell powered car at a national engineering conference. I wired three buildings with design and application methods according to electrical engineering principles. I have over 50 hours of experience tutoring students in areas of electrics and electronics including electrical engineering.
Logic,

Logic

I studied logic at Bellevue College in high school. I have tutored several logic students. I maintain my proficiency with quiz questions from a math website. I studied a variety of fields while pursuing my degree in Chemical Engineering.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Spanish, Statistics, Study Skills

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Without books, I aced both my first and second (all of my) economics classes, introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. I read Mises' "Human Action," joined an economics readers' group, and led economics group discussions. I helped three Masters' students navigate econ courses, at UW and MIT.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Without books, I aced both my first and second (all of my) economics classes, introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. I read Mises' "Human Action," joined an economics readers' group, and led economics group discussions. I helped three Masters' students navigate econ courses, at UW and MIT.
Finance, Government & Politics, Law, Study Skills

Science

Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

I hold a BS in Chem E (GPA 3.7) with minors in Mathematics and Material Science Engineering. I was a tutorial instructor and a grader during two years in a course of Material and Energy Balances; my notes on this subject were used by graders at the University of Washington and at Washington State University. I was a grader and tutor for a Physical Chemistry course for which I wrote segments of the solutions manual and errata in the first edition of the text. I've constructed, researched, and presented biological fuel cells. I've presented a fuel-cell powered car at a national AIChE conference. I've researched and presented UREX designs. I've worked for Boeing PhantomWorks on fuel tank anti-corrosive agents. I edited Montana State University's Biofilms book. I've made biodiesel. My report on distillation columns resulted in Washington State University's Chem E department modifying their distillation column content, reflux bulb volume, and thermocouples. My report on the challenges of crystalline fuel cell operation resulted in a redirection of thousands of research dollars away from such projects.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I passed the military intelligence electronics specialist course quite quickly. I received a 3.7 or higher in my electrical engineering / electronic devices courses at Washington State University. I have used electrical engineering principles in a variety of theoretical and practical applications: fluid flow, transport phenomenon, and electric devices. I constructed, researched, and presented biological fuel cells. I presented a fuel-cell powered car at a national engineering conference. I wired three buildings with design and application methods according to electrical engineering principles. I have over 50 hours of experience tutoring students in areas of electrics and electronics including electrical engineering.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry was covered in my high school. When I attended Washington State University, I was placed directly into O-Chem; where I earned As in lecture and lab. Immediately following the class, I was selected by the WSU Chem department to be an O-chem peer-tutor (a tutorial instructor).
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Microbiology, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Without books, I aced both my first and second (all of my) economics classes, introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. I read Mises' "Human Action," joined an economics readers' group, and led economics group discussions. I helped three Masters' students navigate econ courses, at UW and MIT.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Without books, I aced both my first and second (all of my) economics classes, introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. I read Mises' "Human Action," joined an economics readers' group, and led economics group discussions. I helped three Masters' students navigate econ courses, at UW and MIT.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish, Statistics, Study Skills

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (600 ratings)
5 star
(522)
4 star
(64)
3 star
(13)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Great AP Calculus tutor

Nels is a great tutor and knows how to help my son to understand AP Calculus & AP Physics...and English, and AP History!

Janice, 23 lessons with Nels

Knowledgeable and patient

Very knowledgeable and helpful, he makes you feel like a active participate ,not just talking at but with you . He also has calm demeanor that makes you feel at ease even when doing math lol

Ian, 3 lessons with Nels

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Nels worked with my daughter on building her skills in Chemistry. She is definitely feeling more confident in her Chemistry class now. She liked working with him, so I feel confident in recommending him.

Grace, 9 lessons with Nels

Excellent

Excellent smart and flexible . We just started but we feel Nels is highly qualified and experienced . Highly recommended. Especially for math and chemistry... also brings snacks!

Frederick , 41 lessons with Nels

Got me up to speed for my AP Phisics test

I really enjoyed my lesson with Nels, above all Nels helped me understand a number of concepts that I had not grasped quite well. At the end of the lesson I felt more confident that I would get a better score in my test, which I did! Tank you Nels.

Enrica, 1 lesson with Nels

Attentive and individualized

I have had two sessions with Nels so far and its going well. I haven't been in a math class for >6 years! Nels really helps break the problems down for me step by step. I bring in my statistics homework and tests and we go over the problems together so I truly understand the concept. Response time is less than 24 hours. I have yet to take test but I feel that my goal to get an A or a B in the class is possible because I am actually understanding the work problems.

Jayne, 5 lessons with Nels

Great tutor!

My son got more confidence after tutoring for Chemistry and Precalculus. Nels knows how to teach and is a great tutor.

Seunghan, 79 lessons with Nels

Excellent tutoring skills

Very knowledgeable in chemistry and math topics. My daughter is very comfortable with Nel's skills, his ability to explain difficult concepts, and his general attitude towards his students.

Daniel, 10 lessons with Nels

No thank you

I had high hopes for this tutoring session. Based on the reviews, Nels sounds like a tutor God. But I'm sorry it didn't work out one bit. He would make side comments about my skills and the way I tried to express my knowledge on science background. I felt like I was being judged by him. And that I personally took offensive. I guess he was too smart to be a tutor for someone like me. He kept mentioning his degree. I may not have a few bachelor degrees up my sleeve or whatever it was, but I know I am smart enough. Things might not come easy to me but I work my butt off harder than anyone will know. I don't need someone to tell me what they think about me and make me feel stupid. I'm sorry but this was disappointing. I hope this doesn't happen to anyone else. I'm sorry.

Patricia, 2 lessons with Nels
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Nels B.

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