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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



Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagn, 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, pre-calculus

Jefferson Montessori Academy, Carlsbad, NM

                - Life Science – 7th grade

                - Earth Science – 8th grade

                - Physical Science – 9th grade

                - Biology – 10th grade

                - Chemistry – 11th grade

                - Independent Study in Neurophysiology – 12th grade


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