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William tutors in Lakeway, TX

William S.

Private tutor in Lakeway, TX

Education

I have a BA from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln: majoring in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. I have been employed as an intern (100+ verifiable hours) from January thru April 2011 at the fully accredited Parkview and Pius X High Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska, where I taught classes in AP Calculus on a prearranged, alternate basis, with a permanent faculty member. I have significant educational bonding with the young adults as evidenced by their anticipation of learning from me new material necessary to successfully pass a rapidly approaching national examination in AP Calculus. To a considerable degree, my didactic presentations dovetail with that of the primary teachers but also differ by virtue of my earlier education at UNL when my course major of study was engineering. I have been successfully able to draw on all my previous educational experience and teach an AP Calculus course at Parkview and Pius X not simply from the perspective of mathematical computation but rather from the perspective of useful applications. This method of presentation to students has demonstrably reinvigorated some once lethargic students into those who anxiously await my next internship presentation. My ability to transfer meaningful information to those calculus classes derives not only from my four academic years at UNL but from a few, very special teachers in mathematics and physics at the small prep school I attended in Washington state. Woven into my high school experiences were summer sessions during which time advanced concepts in mathematics and physics were learned while living in Princeton, New Jersey (Hun School), Pennsylvania (Penn State), and Massachusetts (Phillips Academy). My skill and ability to teach the subjects of calculus and physics are verifiable at both Parkview and Pius X High Schools, and I would welcome your inquiries at both these institutions. As a keen observer of behavioral psychology, I am fully aware of the different approaches to teaching a course such as AP Calculus to students who learn differently and assimilate material at different rates. Eureka moments, indeed, do exist and I know fully how to evoke that sought-after response.

Experience

I have an extensive background in Differential Equations as a result of my dual majors in engineering and applied physics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have utilized Differential Equations not only from a mathematical perspective, but also applied differential equations to electrical engineering, physics and other disciplines involving non-static systems such as: engineering dynamics and thermodynamics. The field of Differential Equations can be a fascinating branch of mathematics that combines an individual's math talents into one course. A solid foundation in Differential Equations will allow you, as a student, to appreciate physics, chemistry, and engineering courses from a whole new viewpoint. As a tutor, I believe, Differential Equations are the capstone course for all other pursuits in mathematics and the hard sciences and will allow the student to pursue a myraid of applications ranging from Newton's Law of Cooling, radioactive decay problems used in a bacteria laboratory, computing the lift and drag velocities of a 747 aircraft to the flight path of a fighter plane landing on the deck of a moving aircraft carrier. I will try to provide the student with a mathematical background of Differential Equations plus present a practical application of that knowledge to reinforce the concepts presented.

Availability

Weekdays in the afternoon

Can Meet

Up to 10 minutes away for a flat fee

Hobbies

Hobbies and Interests: Chess, golf, hiking, weight-training, Snow skiing, and fly-fishing.

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