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Stephen M.

Naval Academy Grad for Math and Science Tutoring

Naval Academy Grad for Math and Science Tutoring

$50/hour

  • 1,731 hours tutoring

About Stephen


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As a math major, I provided tutoring to classmates in the full range of math subjects. Following graduation I put my math and physics to practical use in military aviation. For the last five years I have been instructing a range of aviation topics, including both classroom and hands-on contexts. All of this has involved instructing math and physics.

I enjoy seeing a student grasp a new concept. I have found that every student learns differently. When an approach that works with one...

As a math major, I provided tutoring to classmates in the full range of math subjects. Following graduation I put my math and physics to practical use in military aviation. For the last five years I have been instructing a range of aviation topics, including both classroom and hands-on contexts. All of this has involved instructing math and physics.

I enjoy seeing a student grasp a new concept. I have found that every student learns differently. When an approach that works with one student doesn't work with the next, it is necessary to patiently present the concept differently until an approach works.

I am capable of tutoring almost any math subject, as well as several science subjects. However, I especially enjoy tutoring algebra, as I have found that most students who struggle with higher math are lacking a good foundation in algebra. If I can help you learn algebra well, it will prepare you to succeed in more advanced math and science classes.

I'm available nights and weekends. I look forward to hearing from you.


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US Naval Academy
Math

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Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned a B.S. in mathematics. Algebra 1 is foundational to all higher math. While tutoring algebra, I will pass on techniques and habit patterns that will be useful throughout your math studies.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is fundamental to all follow-on mathematics. As a math major, I continued to apply algebra in other subjects throughout college. If I tutor you in algebra, I will also pass on techniques that will set you up for success in all higher math.
Calculus,

Calculus

After taking calculus at both high school and college level, I continued to tutor calculus all the way through college. I have also taken the follow-on courses of differential equations, real analysis, and complex analysis, which often provide useful background to be able to explain calculus concepts. Some calculus courses include some of these advanced topics. I am experienced at explaining every aspect of calculus to students who are struggling.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

While my major was math, not chemistry, there is a lot of math in chemistry. As such, I did well in chemistry at both high school and college level. I spent many hours helping my classmates with chemistry throughout college, so I have a good handle on explaining the complex concepts of chemistry in simple terms.
Geometry,

Geometry

As a math major, geometry has been integral to everything I've done. I've also applied geometry in a variety of aviation applications, so I can connect with real world usage. If you are struggling with a concept, I can break it down into simpler concepts or show how the concept applies in a different context.
Physics,

Physics

I was a math major, not a physics major, but physics is mostly applied mathematics. Throughout college, I helped classmates with physics, so I have experience explaining complex physics concepts in simple terms. I also have the calculus background to help those taking physics courses that include applied calculus. I look forward to helping you succeed in physics.
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned a B.S. in mathematics. Algebra 1 is foundational to all higher math. While tutoring algebra, I will pass on techniques and habit patterns that will be useful throughout your math studies.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is fundamental to all follow-on mathematics. As a math major, I continued to apply algebra in other subjects throughout college. If I tutor you in algebra, I will also pass on techniques that will set you up for success in all higher math.
Calculus,

Calculus

After taking calculus at both high school and college level, I continued to tutor calculus all the way through college. I have also taken the follow-on courses of differential equations, real analysis, and complex analysis, which often provide useful background to be able to explain calculus concepts. Some calculus courses include some of these advanced topics. I am experienced at explaining every aspect of calculus to students who are struggling.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

In addition to taking the Discrete Math course, I also took related courses in Abstract Algebra, Number Theory, Cryptology, and Combinatorics. This provides me additional depth on the range of topics in Discrete Math. As a senior project, I applied my number theory knowledge by researching, determining runtime, and formulating proofs of key principles for a factorization algorithm. As such, I specialize in number theory, but I look forward to helping you with all of the topics in Discrete Math.
Geometry,

Geometry

As a math major, geometry has been integral to everything I've done. I've also applied geometry in a variety of aviation applications, so I can connect with real world usage. If you are struggling with a concept, I can break it down into simpler concepts or show how the concept applies in a different context.
Physics,

Physics

I was a math major, not a physics major, but physics is mostly applied mathematics. Throughout college, I helped classmates with physics, so I have experience explaining complex physics concepts in simple terms. I also have the calculus background to help those taking physics courses that include applied calculus. I look forward to helping you succeed in physics.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Believe it or not, trigonometry is really useful in the real world if you know how to use it. You'll use this in most of your other math courses as well as in practical applications if you learn it well enough. I have applied trigonometry throughout my college courses as well as in aviation, home renovation projects, and hobbies. I look forward to helping you succeed in trigonometry.
ACT Math, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned a B.S. in mathematics. Algebra 1 is foundational to all higher math. While tutoring algebra, I will pass on techniques and habit patterns that will be useful throughout your math studies.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is fundamental to all follow-on mathematics. As a math major, I continued to apply algebra in other subjects throughout college. If I tutor you in algebra, I will also pass on techniques that will set you up for success in all higher math.
Calculus,

Calculus

After taking calculus at both high school and college level, I continued to tutor calculus all the way through college. I have also taken the follow-on courses of differential equations, real analysis, and complex analysis, which often provide useful background to be able to explain calculus concepts. Some calculus courses include some of these advanced topics. I am experienced at explaining every aspect of calculus to students who are struggling.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

While my major was math, not chemistry, there is a lot of math in chemistry. As such, I did well in chemistry at both high school and college level. I spent many hours helping my classmates with chemistry throughout college, so I have a good handle on explaining the complex concepts of chemistry in simple terms.
Geometry,

Geometry

As a math major, geometry has been integral to everything I've done. I've also applied geometry in a variety of aviation applications, so I can connect with real world usage. If you are struggling with a concept, I can break it down into simpler concepts or show how the concept applies in a different context.
Physics,

Physics

I was a math major, not a physics major, but physics is mostly applied mathematics. Throughout college, I helped classmates with physics, so I have experience explaining complex physics concepts in simple terms. I also have the calculus background to help those taking physics courses that include applied calculus. I look forward to helping you succeed in physics.
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

While my major was math, not chemistry, there is a lot of math in chemistry. As such, I did well in chemistry at both high school and college level. I spent many hours helping my classmates with chemistry throughout college, so I have a good handle on explaining the complex concepts of chemistry in simple terms.
Physics

Physics

I was a math major, not a physics major, but physics is mostly applied mathematics. Throughout college, I helped classmates with physics, so I have experience explaining complex physics concepts in simple terms. I also have the calculus background to help those taking physics courses that include applied calculus. I look forward to helping you succeed in physics.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I earned a B.S. in mathematics. Algebra 1 is foundational to all higher math. While tutoring algebra, I will pass on techniques and habit patterns that will be useful throughout your math studies.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is fundamental to all follow-on mathematics. As a math major, I continued to apply algebra in other subjects throughout college. If I tutor you in algebra, I will also pass on techniques that will set you up for success in all higher math.
Calculus,

Calculus

After taking calculus at both high school and college level, I continued to tutor calculus all the way through college. I have also taken the follow-on courses of differential equations, real analysis, and complex analysis, which often provide useful background to be able to explain calculus concepts. Some calculus courses include some of these advanced topics. I am experienced at explaining every aspect of calculus to students who are struggling.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

While my major was math, not chemistry, there is a lot of math in chemistry. As such, I did well in chemistry at both high school and college level. I spent many hours helping my classmates with chemistry throughout college, so I have a good handle on explaining the complex concepts of chemistry in simple terms.
Geometry,

Geometry

As a math major, geometry has been integral to everything I've done. I've also applied geometry in a variety of aviation applications, so I can connect with real world usage. If you are struggling with a concept, I can break it down into simpler concepts or show how the concept applies in a different context.
Physics,

Physics

I was a math major, not a physics major, but physics is mostly applied mathematics. Throughout college, I helped classmates with physics, so I have experience explaining complex physics concepts in simple terms. I also have the calculus background to help those taking physics courses that include applied calculus. I look forward to helping you succeed in physics.
SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, ASVAB, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Stephen has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 90 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (524 ratings)
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Reviews

Excellent Physics tutor

Stephen has been working with my daughter (junior) for months. He seems to understand the best way to help her understand Physics and Calculus and she always walks away from each session with a better understanding.

Amy, 16 lessons with Stephen

amazingly smart!

Stephen knows math very well and can easily break it down into steps to where your understanding is. 10/10 would recommend for anyone struggling in math. He helped me with discrete mathematics 🧮 and was super helpful and patient.

Josh, 1 lesson with Stephen

Big Brain Time

Super duper smart, solved a difficult problem in minutes that previous other tutors failed to solve in hours. 160 characters are needed and here are my 160 characters.

Chao, 4 lessons with Stephen

Math wizard

Patient, knowledgeable and to the point. Highly recommended. I was completely lost before working with Stephen and feel much better. Will help you understand things faster than you may think.

Robbie, 3 lessons with Stephen

Very helpful and patient tutor

Stephen has worked with my son a few times on both Physics and Algebra 2/Trig and we have seen great results. He was very thorough and was able to really help my son understand concepts he had difficulty grasping in class. We will certainly be using him again!

Stephanie, 4 lessons with Stephen

Great Expreience

Stephen was patient and gave great examples to allow me to understand. I believe I am on the right path and will do well in stat 200. I was really nervous prior to signing up

Tracy, 3 lessons with Stephen

incredibly knowledgeable and considerate

This was my first time trying Wyzant and I couldn’t have had a better first lesson. Stephen would guide me through problems or let me do them independently and catch any mistakes, making sure explain why they were wrong. He also helped with my understanding of the fundamental concepts I was studying instead of just drilling problems which I really appreciated. Stephen is friendly and professional, and overall a great teacher.

Julia, 6 lessons with Stephen

Kind, knowledgable and helpful tutor.

Stephen explained the material well to my son and was able to help him with some of the problematic areas in the subject. He seems like a good fit and I think we'll continue working with him.

Neda, 10 lessons with Stephen

Great Algebra 2 tutor

Stephen is great with my 17 year-old. Describes things clearly, engaging, and covers a lot in an hour. Also he’s been very flexible in fitting him in when he has an unexpected test!

Janice, 29 lessons with Stephen

Taught at a level my daughter understood

Stephen helped my daughter with AP calculus. He was very knowledgeable about the subject and could explain it on a level my daughter could understand. He was patient and polite. We will definitely be using his tutoring services again.

Bailie, 1 lesson with Stephen
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