# Tutoring Nearby

## Mark G.

**PhD Physics, able to tutor in science, math, engineering**

- Issaquah, WA 98029

- Male Age 79
- Member since: 11/2011
- Will travel up to
**50**miles - Rates from
**$25**to**$52**/hr - On-line In-Home In-Group
**Terms:**First hour is free to decide if I can truly help the student.

## Profile Details

### Experience Summary

I was a senior scientist - engineer for 37 years. I retired to care for my comatose wife at home, and she died a few months later. This situation has left me open to new directions. My teaching experience has been 3 years as a graduate teaching assistant, and 2 years as a tutor to friends and family in science and mathematics. My goal is to show how math and science can enrich one's life and these subjects are nothing to fear.

### Teaching Style

I follow the method of G. Polya in his classic work "How to Solve It". By asking the right questions, one can help the student define his problem, form a plan for the solution, carry out the plan, and examine the result. I also try to work as many difficult problems from the student's text as time permits, in order to show that all problems have a solution, and the student can build confidence in attacking any problem. I try to present the material in as many ways as needed, so that I can match the subject to the student's style of learning.

### Other Comments

BS Physics Harvey Mudd College MS, PhD Physics, Caltech 37 years experience, retired from Boeing

### Subjects

- Algebra
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Calculus I
- Calculus II
- College Algebra
- Geometry
- Logic
- Math
- Pre-Algebra
- Pre-Calculus
- Statistics
- Trigonometry
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Earth Science
- Life Science
- Physics
- Science
- American History
- Geography
- Social Studies
- World History
- ACT
- GRE
- PSAT
- SAT - Math
- SAT - Verbal
- Aerospace Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Elementary
- Elementary Math
- Elementary Science