# Math and Physics Tutoring

**Announcement**: Mike will **not** be accepting new students through December 2014.

Private tutoring is available for high school and college students in the Erie area, including Penn State Erie, Gannon University, Mercyhurst University, and Edinboro University.

*Contact for more information.*

## Why Private Tutoring?

Not all students learn at the same pace. You are not likely to get **personal attention** from your instructor in a class of 20-30 students. With one-on-one and small group instruction, we can quickly recognize your strengths and weaknesses and adjust the lessons accordingly.

The key to student-centered tutoring is **communication**. You may be unwilling to freely state your thoughts when learning in a classroom, due to fear of looking foolish to your instructor and classmates. As your tutor, there is no penalty from me when you are incorrect. When you err, I correct your reasoning, and you learn from it, so that you do not make the same error when it counts.

## About the Tutor

**Mike Daub** is currently a community college mathematics professor. He earned a master’s degree in physics from UC Berkeley and two bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and physics from Penn State.

He previously taught as a university physics lecturer, a community college physics professor, and a high school math and physics teacher, and he previously tutored students in physics, calculus, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and standardized test preparation.

## Subjects

**Mathematics:** Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations

**Physics: **Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Optics, Waves, Physical Science

**Standardized Test Preparation:** SAT Mathematics, GRE Quantitative, Praxis I Mathematics, Praxis II Mathematics, Praxis II Physics, AP Calculus, AP Physics, ASVAB

## Location

Public locations are preferable, including:

- Blasco Memorial Library, 160 East Front Street, Erie, PA

## Cost

- In-person: $40 to $60 per hour,

depending on location and duration.

Cash, Check, Dwolla, and PayPal accepted.

## Recommended Educational Resources

- Khan Academy: Free online educational materials
- MIT OpenCourseWare: Free online course materials from MIT
- MathWorld: Extensive mathematical resource from Wolfram
- Wolfram Demonstrations Project: Interactive demonstrations for use with free Wolfram CDF Player
- ComPADRE: Network of free online physics resource collections
- PhET: Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the University of Colorado
- PhysicsCentral: Educational website from the American Physical Society
- NASA Wavelength: Educational resources from NASA
- MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching from California State University System
- Code.org: Computer Science Educational Website