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Mr. William M.

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"I'm William! I graduated with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Northwestern, a Masters in Metallurgical Eng. from UIUC, and a Bachelor's degree in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from Carleton College. During high school, college, and grad school, I tutored struggling students in precalculus, Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics, realizing that not all students learn the same way, and that the way these more...

"I'm William! I graduated with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Northwestern, a Masters in Metallurgical Eng. from UIUC, and a Bachelor's degree in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from Carleton College. During high school, college, and grad school, I tutored struggling students in precalculus, Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics, realizing that not all students learn the same way, and that the way these subjects are presented make the difference between passing and failing, and between deep understanding and basic knowledge. The more basic the students' understanding was, the more readily they would forget what they have learned, leading to another cycle of struggling with knowledge. Presented properly, students would easily understand and remember, passing course after course. This is the approach I bring to tutoring, remembering that students who feel they are succeeding will find learning fun and rewarding. To do so, I go through a lesson plan to ensures they know the essential concepts, then give them the opportunity to practice on their own, gathering confidcence as they do so. Depending on the topic and student, this method is adjusted to meet the student's individual needs.

To get my Ph.D., however, I had to analyze all of the scientific data I was acquiring, by writing programs in C. After I graduated, I ended up writing in C++ that university's acquisition/analysis software for neuroscience and genetics. As a result, I was hired by a company in Silicon valley to help them develop their suite of scientific software programs in C++ for Windows and for the macOS. Since then, I have worked in software development in scientific, and statistical software development, working with Python, C++, Java, Swift (iOS), and Kotlin (Android).

I have several years of tutoring experience in high school and college, working with students who needed help in trigonometry, precalculus, Calculus, and Physics. I was lucky to have excellent role models who showed me how to explain complex topics in easy-to-understand ways." less...

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fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 40 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: William M. is a certified tutor

Carleton College, Physics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Masters

Northwestern University, PhD

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Subjects Tutored

General Computer - Physics - Precalculus - Java - SQL - C - Computer Programming - Python - JavaScript - C++ - Computer Science - Macintosh - PHP - CSS - Computer Gaming - Swift