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Mr. Clark N.

specializes in Physics and Mathematics tutor, Harvard-trained with NASA experience · male

"I am an experienced high school physics and mathematics teacher, retired, with Massachusetts certification in both areas. I am very much aware of the challenges many students face in their early encounters with physics and mathematics, and work to build confidence as well as proficiency. I have taught various levels of mathematics--through calculus--as standalone courses and as part of the content of more...

"I am an experienced high school physics and mathematics teacher, retired, with Massachusetts certification in both areas. I am very much aware of the challenges many students face in their early encounters with physics and mathematics, and work to build confidence as well as proficiency. I have taught various levels of mathematics--through calculus--as standalone courses and as part of the content of physics courses, so I have a range of pedagogical strategies to employ in these areas.

Prior to my teaching career a lifelong interest in--and deep affection for--mathematics and physics led me to wonderful adventures as a guidance, navigation and control engineer in the aerospace industry. While a NASA employee on the Apollo Project, I made extensive use of algebra and calculus in the development of orbital rendezvous techniques (Atlantic: : https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/593968/apollo-11/). Later on I participated in the design of the space shuttle and the development of the first GPS operating software. These experiences have given me an informed perspective as regards both teaching and applications of the subjects I tutor.

Fot the time being I am only meeting students online. The Wyzant on-line tutoring platform is a highly effective and transparent medium providing the same degree of personal interaction as face-to-face meetings, and much greater flexibility of scheduling. It also gracefully supports full exploitation of the MathCad computer-aided mathematics tool, which is the gold standard for on-screen creation, visualization and discussion of mathematically-based material." less...

Details

fee: $60 (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: Clark N. is a certified tutor

University of Maine, BA Physics

Harvard Graduate School of Education, MEd

University of Houston (Physics), Graduate Coursework

Allston, MA 02134

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Calculus - Physics - Precalculus - Trigonometry - Astronomy