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Mr. Peter L.

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"Perhaps I can help!

I am a math/statistics/physics/data science/software development tutor based in Portland ME and Cambridge MA. If you are in greater Portland or greater Boston, please consider me for help with math from the basics to calculus to beginning and advanced statistics, ODE/PDEs, linear algebra, time series analysis or any other topic of applied math. I can help with high school or more...

"Perhaps I can help!

I am a math/statistics/physics/data science/software development tutor based in Portland ME and Cambridge MA. If you are in greater Portland or greater Boston, please consider me for help with math from the basics to calculus to beginning and advanced statistics, ODE/PDEs, linear algebra, time series analysis or any other topic of applied math. I can help with high school or college level physics (I have a PhD in physics), general data science (I've made a career developing data mining methods for R&D in analytical chemistry) and programming in C, C++, java, & perl.

Over half of my students are distance learners who seek the bricks-and-mortar of a coffee shop and the skin-and-bones of a tutor to help ground their education in tangible experience. I'm delighted to be smiling/frowning/laughing/worrying human element in their education.

Some background: I am the son of a professor and the brother of a professor. I married a professor's daughter. Indeed, I've been an adjunct professor at University of Southern Maine and a teaching fellow at Harvard, where I was the recitation instructor in quantum mechanics for first-year chemistry department graduate students. Currently, I tutor one 5th grader, one high school junior, several college students, and several post-grads who are taking college courses for professional advancement. Whether I'm covering the intuitive thinking behind quantum spin matrices or the proof of the Divide-by-Three rule, I approach every teaching opportunity as a chance to discover the edge of a student's conceptual limits, plant myself there, illuminate a new zone of cognition, and call him or her into it. The process is hugely creative, just plain fun while I'm doing it (for both of us), and as rewarding as anything I've ever done. Teaching is in my lineage, my blood, and my soul.

Years ago, I asked Tim O'Reilly, the publisher of the O'Reilly books on new technology, what he thought was the best way to communicate technical information. "Easy," he said. "Wait for someone" less...

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fee: $85 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Peter L. is a certified tutor

Georgetown University, Physics and History

University of California, San Diego, PhD

Cambridge, MA 02138

Subjects Tutored

Calculus - Geometry - Physics - Precalculus - Trigonometry - Statistics - Physical Science - Probability - Discrete Math - Differential Equations - C++ - Biostatistics - C - Computer Programming - Computer Science - Econometrics - Linear Algebra - Perl - Finite Math - R