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Knox College (Physics)
I specialize in Calculus and Physics tutoring, but also work with many students in Algebra, Geometry, and Precalculus.
I studied Physics at Knox College in Illinois, graduating early in November of 2014. My main areas of interest are Astronomy/Astrophysics and Quantum Mechanics, but I'm well-versed in many areas of Physics, including Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, and Thermodynamics as well. Having studied Physics, I also have extensive experience in Math. My favorite branch of Math is Calculus, but I've also extensively used Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Vectors, and Differential Equations. I also completed a minor in Comparative Politics.
I was a Teaching Assistant for Introductory Physics classes while in college. This involved helping students in the those classes with their homework and providing exam review. After graduating and until I moved to Seattle, I worked as an instructor at Mathnasium, a math-specific learning center, in Oak Park, Illinois.
I have experience teaching math in a one-on-one setting having worked as an instructor at Mathnasium. I also used math throughout my undergraduate study as Physics requires significant amounts of math. I specialize in tutoring for Advanced Placement Physics and Calculus (both AB and BC). One of my main areas of focus is encouraging students to avoid using their calculators whenever possible. This includes either improving mental math skills, learning to recognize certain patterns, or by simply doing out the math by hand. Calculators can be an invaluable tool, but they oftentimes slow down the process of solving a problem. I specialize in Calculus and Physics tutoring, but also work with many students in Algebra, Geometry, and … Read more
George did a great job of explaining concepts and we will be using him again. Excellent tutor! He knows his calculus!
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My daughter needed some help grasping calculus concepts. Within the first hour, George helped her understand concepts that she wasn't grasping from her teacher. Thank you!
My daughter wasn't able to bring current homework but they were able to go over some problems she was having with the subject.
I appreciate how George can explain the problems many different way with other types of similar examples. He has a deep grasp of the subject that allows him to communicate and teach from a variety of positions.
George is going above and beyond, with extra worksheets to prepare for upcoming AP tests. Thank you so much, George!
George was extremely helpful to our daughter to help her prepare for her physics final. He determined right away that she is a visual learner and helped her tremendously by explaining the material in a visual way. It was a break through for her to understanding physics. Thank you!
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I've used Algebra constantly since I learned it since it is absolutely essential before pursuing any advanced math. Having studied Physics in college, I use basic Algebra on an almost everyday basis. I've also tutored students in the subject, both when I worked at Mathnasium and when I was a TA in college.
Having majored in Physics in college, I have used many levels of math on an everyday basis, but none more so than Algebra. Algebra 2 focuses on refining math techniques and skills, which I have helped many students do in their coursework in Physics. I have also worked with students in Algebra-level classes during my time at Mathnasium, so I am also familiar with direct teaching of Algebra concepts..
I have used calculus extensively in my studies. I took AP Calculus BC my senior year of high school and scored a 5, so I'm very familiar with introductory level calculus. I am also very fluent in calculus with multiple variables and differential equations. I studied Physics in college, which uses calculus on an everyday basis. I also taught math one on one for most of the past year when I lived in Chicago.
Geometry may seem like an unimportant branch of mathematics compared to Algebra, but it shows up later in Calculus and other advanced branches regularly. Therefore, I frequently work with students at all levels in honing their geometry skills, especially logic and reasoning.
I took both AP Physics B (algebra-based Physics, equivalent to today's AP Physics 1 and 2, combined) and AP Physics C: Mechanics (calculus-based Physics) in high school and scored 5 and 4, respectively. I majored in Physics in college and served as a teaching assistant for 100 level Physics classes, which are generally equivalent to AP Physics.
I have used many skills and concepts taught in precalculus throughout my education. I studied Physics in college, which makes extensive use of higher math and therefore requires one to excellent an excellent algebra and precalculus background. I took the actual precalculus class in high school, but have helped students with the concepts frequently since then, especially when I was a teaching assistant for introductory physics while in college.
I've used Trigonometry throughout my education as it is a fundamental math skill required for Calculus and Physics, which is what I studied in college. I've also taught trigonometry-related skills and shortcuts in my work tutoring Physics, as trigonometry is frequently needed in that subject, even at the introductory level.