Private Math and Science Tutor


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Date: November 30, 2017 9:05 am
City: Tucson
(Arizona)
Credentials: 10 years teaching, Ph.D. in Physics (Disclaimer)
Price: $20/hour Discount: 50% off your first lesson


Math/Science Tutor – Mark Otter, Ph.D.
Teaching/tutoring philosophy/practice: Experts are terrible teachers because they have made many steps of what they do unconscious. For the past 10 years, teaching at SUNY, Jefferson Montessori Academy and at ITT Technical Institute, I’ve spent considerable time rediscovering conceptual steps in math and physics that help students understand and master these subjects. I also am very alert to missing fundamentals and am willing to help shore up weaknesses in student preparation for the subject I’m tutoring. I’ve been consistently highly rated by students; both for clarity of presentation and for mentoring ability.
Charges: $10 first hour, special introductory rate, $20 per hour thereafter.
Areas offered:
Physics Basic Math
Algebra I and II Geometry
Trigonometry Exponential and Logarithmic equations
Probability Basic Statistics
Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois, UrbanaChampagn, 1987
14 years experience as Biomedical Engineer, 10 years teaching
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, inquisitive, creative and resourceful
Caring, patient, good mentor
Excellent skills in communication and collaboration
Excited by the challenge of connecting with students
Courses taught during past 5 years:
ITT Technical Institute, Tucson Arizona (selected adjunct instructor of the year, 2008):
 Physics  mechanics, thermodynamics, sound, and light
 Problem Solving  introductory math, word problems
 College Math I algebra, graphing, and trigonometry
 College Math II  trig, exponential and logarithmic equations, and probability
 Advanced Technical Math  algebra, precalculus
Jefferson Montessori Academy, Carlsbad, NM
 Life Science – 7^{th} grade
 Earth Science – 8^{th} grade
 Physical Science – 9^{th} grade
 Biology – 10^{th} grade
 Chemistry – 11^{th} grade
 Independent Study in Neurophysiology – 12^{th} grade
