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Brian P.

UW Mechanical Eng. Student for Math, Physics, and Engineering Tutoring

UW Mechanical Eng. Student for Math, Physics, and Engineering Tutoring

$55/hour

  • 161 hours tutoring

  • Fremont Seattle, WA 98103

About Brian


Bio

I am a mechanical engineering student, in my second year of working towards my PhD at the University of Washington, and am an experienced tutor in the areas of math, science, and engineering. I just recently finished my M.S. in mechanical engineering at UW, with a focus on thermodynamics and energy systems. I did my undergraduate studies at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and graduated at the top of my class due to my commitment to not just memorizing an answer, but understanding a concept....

I am a mechanical engineering student, in my second year of working towards my PhD at the University of Washington, and am an experienced tutor in the areas of math, science, and engineering. I just recently finished my M.S. in mechanical engineering at UW, with a focus on thermodynamics and energy systems. I did my undergraduate studies at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and graduated at the top of my class due to my commitment to not just memorizing an answer, but understanding a concept. My academic interests are in the fields of energy, thermodynamics, and heat transfer, but I am also excited to explain fundamental algebra and physics concepts.

I love helping others to understand the subjects they are studying - it is so rewarding for everyone involved! During my undergraduate studies I worked as a supplemental instructor for a 200 level statics course, and helped many students with homework problems and concepts. The feedback I received from that experience was positive, as students appreciated that I both explained the mathematical concepts and the physical intuition behind each concept. I've also spent the past year tutoring many students one-on-one in calculus and physics, among other subjects.

I have a number of different strategies for explaining concepts, for all different learning styles. My favorite teaching strategy is to ask leading questions along a student's line of reasoning, and examine their steps with them until they see the legitimacy of their approach. In that way, I encourage students to scrutinize their own reasoning and develop techniques to solve problems independently.

I have flexible availability around my research commitments. Please feel free to reach out! I respond quickly and am always looking to help.


Education

Lafayette College
Mechanical Eng.
University of Washington
Masters
University of Washington
Enrolled

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 7 miles of Seattle, WA 98103
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

When I took the GRE, I did very well on the reading and math sections, applying logical thinking strategies to answer questions correctly. I would love to help other students to do the same. Practicing sample questions, along with analyzing common mistakes and effective strategies leads to good results on test day.

Computer

MATLAB

MATLAB

As an engineering student, I have used MATLAB extensively for applications ranging from computational data analysis, numerical methods, biomechanical design, heat exchanger design, and uncertainty analysis. I feel comfortable teaching both basic principles and advanced techniques. Although MATLAB's capabilities are broad, we will work together to troubleshoot code and problem-solve ways of accomplishing necessary tasks.

Corporate Training

Proofreading

English

Proofreading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the foundation for all future math, science, and engineering. Properly mastering these concepts is essential! I would be happy to help you navigate the world of numbers with variables in a successful manner
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Success in Algebra 2 means success in higher level math and science courses. These concepts are fundamental and essential for all learners. I still use Algebra 2 nearly every day as an engineering student and would love to help students solidify their understanding.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have experience with all three levels of Calculus, and personally did well in all of them. I am familiar with the material on the AP tests, as well as standard material covered in college level calculus courses. I use calculus frequently in my studies and research, so I'm familiar with the concepts.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was one of the most intuitive math subjects for me as I went through school. Many of the concepts introduced in geometry are used in statics courses at the college level, so I can introduce real-world applications to the topics presented. I emphasize logic and reasoning above memorization.
Physics,

Physics

My physics education began in my 10th grade physics course, and has taken me into my PhD studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. The key to success in physics is applying logical thinking to link equations and variables in the correct ways. I have taken true physics courses up to the 200 level in college, and engineering courses up to the 500 level. I feel confident teaching entry level physics courses, and some advanced physics courses in the areas of energy and thermodynamics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the basis for all math courses to follow, and I understand how important it is to solidify these concepts early. I emphasize the good habits that will lead to success in higher level courses. My belief is that the key take-away from this course is the logical thinking that is emphasized.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is an essential course for success at the college level. The fundamental principles introduced here will be used by anyone interested in continuing on with science, economics, engineering or math courses. I use these concepts every day and am more than happy to pass on my knowledge.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The SAT test emphasizes logical thinking above mathematical formulas or memorization. Sometimes the questions seem to demand mental gymnastics, but the solution is always within grasp! I scored an 800 on the SAT math section, an 800 on the SAT Math 2 subject test, and a 170 on the GRE math section. I look forward to passing on my techniques!

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the foundation for all future math, science, and engineering. Properly mastering these concepts is essential! I would be happy to help you navigate the world of numbers with variables in a successful manner
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Success in Algebra 2 means success in higher level math and science courses. These concepts are fundamental and essential for all learners. I still use Algebra 2 nearly every day as an engineering student and would love to help students solidify their understanding.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have experience with all three levels of Calculus, and personally did well in all of them. I am familiar with the material on the AP tests, as well as standard material covered in college level calculus courses. I use calculus frequently in my studies and research, so I'm familiar with the concepts.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have taken and did well in standard differential equations courses and partial differential equations. I have also taken graduate level courses in numerical modeling and solving of differential equations. I have experience teaching multiple students in the standard DE curriculum, and feel confident explaining all topics succinctly and clearly.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was one of the most intuitive math subjects for me as I went through school. Many of the concepts introduced in geometry are used in statics courses at the college level, so I can introduce real-world applications to the topics presented. I emphasize logic and reasoning above memorization.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

As an engineering student, I have used MATLAB extensively for applications ranging from computational data analysis, numerical methods, biomechanical design, heat exchanger design, and uncertainty analysis. I feel comfortable teaching both basic principles and advanced techniques. Although MATLAB's capabilities are broad, we will work together to troubleshoot code and problem-solve ways of accomplishing necessary tasks.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I am currently enrolled in a PhD program studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. I recently finished my MS at UW, with a focus on energy systems and thermodynamics. My specific interests are in the fields of energy and thermodynamics, though I also have extensive experience in biomechanics, controls, MATLAB, and engineering design. I worked as a supplemental instructor of a 200 level statics course in my undergraduate degree program, which gave me experience with teaching engineering topics.
Physics,

Physics

My physics education began in my 10th grade physics course, and has taken me into my PhD studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. The key to success in physics is applying logical thinking to link equations and variables in the correct ways. I have taken true physics courses up to the 200 level in college, and engineering courses up to the 500 level. I feel confident teaching entry level physics courses, and some advanced physics courses in the areas of energy and thermodynamics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the basis for all math courses to follow, and I understand how important it is to solidify these concepts early. I emphasize the good habits that will lead to success in higher level courses. My belief is that the key take-away from this course is the logical thinking that is emphasized.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is an essential course for success at the college level. The fundamental principles introduced here will be used by anyone interested in continuing on with science, economics, engineering or math courses. I use these concepts every day and am more than happy to pass on my knowledge.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The SAT test emphasizes logical thinking above mathematical formulas or memorization. Sometimes the questions seem to demand mental gymnastics, but the solution is always within grasp! I scored an 800 on the SAT math section, an 800 on the SAT Math 2 subject test, and a 170 on the GRE math section. I look forward to passing on my techniques!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the foundation for all future math, science, and engineering. Properly mastering these concepts is essential! I would be happy to help you navigate the world of numbers with variables in a successful manner
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Success in Algebra 2 means success in higher level math and science courses. These concepts are fundamental and essential for all learners. I still use Algebra 2 nearly every day as an engineering student and would love to help students solidify their understanding.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have experience with all three levels of Calculus, and personally did well in all of them. I am familiar with the material on the AP tests, as well as standard material covered in college level calculus courses. I use calculus frequently in my studies and research, so I'm familiar with the concepts.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was one of the most intuitive math subjects for me as I went through school. Many of the concepts introduced in geometry are used in statics courses at the college level, so I can introduce real-world applications to the topics presented. I emphasize logic and reasoning above memorization.
Physics,

Physics

My physics education began in my 10th grade physics course, and has taken me into my PhD studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. The key to success in physics is applying logical thinking to link equations and variables in the correct ways. I have taken true physics courses up to the 200 level in college, and engineering courses up to the 500 level. I feel confident teaching entry level physics courses, and some advanced physics courses in the areas of energy and thermodynamics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the basis for all math courses to follow, and I understand how important it is to solidify these concepts early. I emphasize the good habits that will lead to success in higher level courses. My belief is that the key take-away from this course is the logical thinking that is emphasized.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Precalculus is an essential course for success at the college level. The fundamental principles introduced here will be used by anyone interested in continuing on with science, economics, engineering or math courses. I use these concepts every day and am more than happy to pass on my knowledge.

Science

Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I am currently enrolled in a PhD program studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. I recently finished my MS at UW, with a focus on energy systems and thermodynamics. My specific interests are in the fields of energy and thermodynamics, though I also have extensive experience in biomechanics, controls, MATLAB, and engineering design. I worked as a supplemental instructor of a 200 level statics course in my undergraduate degree program, which gave me experience with teaching engineering topics.
Physics

Physics

My physics education began in my 10th grade physics course, and has taken me into my PhD studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. The key to success in physics is applying logical thinking to link equations and variables in the correct ways. I have taken true physics courses up to the 200 level in college, and engineering courses up to the 500 level. I feel confident teaching entry level physics courses, and some advanced physics courses in the areas of energy and thermodynamics.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is the foundation for all future math, science, and engineering. Properly mastering these concepts is essential! I would be happy to help you navigate the world of numbers with variables in a successful manner
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Success in Algebra 2 means success in higher level math and science courses. These concepts are fundamental and essential for all learners. I still use Algebra 2 nearly every day as an engineering student and would love to help students solidify their understanding.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have experience with all three levels of Calculus, and personally did well in all of them. I am familiar with the material on the AP tests, as well as standard material covered in college level calculus courses. I use calculus frequently in my studies and research, so I'm familiar with the concepts.
GED,

GED

I would love to help students do well on the GED. I can share multiple strategies with students for approaching problems, to help students solve problems as quickly as possible without making mistakes. Math is my specialty, but I am happy to also teach in the areas of English, writing, and science.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry was one of the most intuitive math subjects for me as I went through school. Many of the concepts introduced in geometry are used in statics courses at the college level, so I can introduce real-world applications to the topics presented. I emphasize logic and reasoning above memorization.
Physics,

Physics

My physics education began in my 10th grade physics course, and has taken me into my PhD studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. The key to success in physics is applying logical thinking to link equations and variables in the correct ways. I have taken true physics courses up to the 200 level in college, and engineering courses up to the 500 level. I feel confident teaching entry level physics courses, and some advanced physics courses in the areas of energy and thermodynamics.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The SAT test emphasizes logical thinking above mathematical formulas or memorization. Sometimes the questions seem to demand mental gymnastics, but the solution is always within grasp! I scored an 800 on the SAT math section, an 800 on the SAT Math 2 subject test, and a 170 on the GRE math section. I look forward to passing on my techniques!

Test Preparation

GED,

GED

I would love to help students do well on the GED. I can share multiple strategies with students for approaching problems, to help students solve problems as quickly as possible without making mistakes. Math is my specialty, but I am happy to also teach in the areas of English, writing, and science.
GRE,

GRE

When I took the GRE, I did very well on the reading and math sections, applying logical thinking strategies to answer questions correctly. I would love to help other students to do the same. Practicing sample questions, along with analyzing common mistakes and effective strategies leads to good results on test day.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The SAT test emphasizes logical thinking above mathematical formulas or memorization. Sometimes the questions seem to demand mental gymnastics, but the solution is always within grasp! I scored an 800 on the SAT math section, an 800 on the SAT Math 2 subject test, and a 170 on the GRE math section. I look forward to passing on my techniques!

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Excellent Tutor for Mechanical Engineering

Excellent session today! Finally understand how to find the root locus for my Controls course. Brian really can step the material down a notch (or three haha) so that I get it. I was really struggling with A LOT of the content in System Dynamics and Controls, but now I feel confident for the final exam! The other topics covered were reviewing my indexing skills in MATLAB, root finding, and using while loops proficiently. MATLAB is now much, much easier due to his help and I am flying through my take-home final! THANK YOU, BRYAN!!

Josh, 11 lessons with Brian

Great! Asked good questions

Great! He asked leading questions and went step by step and helped with new material. My teacher skipped over the "basic" knowledge, and he went back and made sure I understood the basics before movin on the the more complex problems.

Sabrina, 4 lessons with Brian

Patient and knowledgeable

We talked about biomechanics and Brian helped me understand the difficult concepts. I feel more prepared for my upcoming quiz. Brian is very helpful, nice and wastes no time teaching. Great tutor.

Danielle, 4 lessons with Brian
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Brian P.

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