# Math and Physics Tutoring

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 university physics lecturer and 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 instructor, 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