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Jeff

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My background is in engineering, and as such, I am very strong in math. I have also tutored for 3 years in SAT prep.

Jeff’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Military Institute - Bachelors, Physics

Graduate Degree: University of Wisconsin - Masters, Nuclear Engineering

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2143

Hobbies

Tennis, Golf, Carpentry, Reading

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Writing

Algebra

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

Calculus

Chemistry

College Chemistry

College Physics

Elementary School Math

English

Geometry

High School Chemistry

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Newtonian Mechanics

Pre-Algebra

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Test Prep

Thermodynamics


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is basic. I want to ensure that the student understands the basics. Problem solving is simply breaking a problem down into solvable pieces. The portfolio of basics that the student has mastered will enable a more efficient, effective problem solution. As a nuclear engineer and also as a petroleum engineer, I have been able to solve some complex problems. I attribute most of my problem-solving capability to an understanding of the basics in those disciplines.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Discover their personal goals and objectives for the tutoring.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Teach the basics and organizational skills.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Present it in a different way.