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Private physics tutoring

Find experienced physics tutors online that provide the academic boost your child needs to succeed.

Private physics tutoring based on your child's unique learning style

Help encourage your child to master physics one step at a time. As students complete mock exams and build confidence — we see a positive transformation in their overall thinking and approach to learning.

This is how physics makes us feel!

Does your child...

take longer than their peers to learn physics?

experience general feelings of anxiety and confusion about math?

voice concerns over missing out on hands-on learning?

question why they need to learn physics?

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Max Planck

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Max Planck

We're Building Physics Skills Together,
Even in the Virtual classroom

As lifelong learners,

We know that empathy, flexibility, and patience go a long way. Our tutors studied physics, math, and science for many years. The struggle is real. Our goal is to help convert any negatives into positives to ensure that students truly understand the material and achieve a better grade on their upcoming tests and beyond.

As Physics and Nature Enthusiasts,

We experience awe and wonder when we see the simplicity of physical laws that explain so many phenomena. In Greek, literally means "knowledge of nature". We invite you to share in the experience of appreciating beauty in ways that go beyond our five senses.

As Innovative Thinkers

We know that math and physics fuel deep connections between us and the natural world. Enable your child to learn more about those connections while exploring the language of our universe.

"I like that I can relate to students and put myself in their shoes.  I struggled with math and physics myself, no one wakes up as a genius."
- Jonathan Lupercio, Physics Tutor

confident student doing science

"Why I love tutoring and teaching in the 1-on-1 environment is that I get an opportunity to work with students and help them to see that math can be a helpful tool to standardize their way of thinking to approach all types of problems."
- Dexter Dysthe, Tutor

Tutoring offers students a way to master physics without fear

A major portion of high school physics is mathematical. Some physics students struggle with the highly conceptual theories and ideas inherent to the subject. Other students simply need support with the underlying math skills. Whether your child is just starting out or prepping for an AP physics exam, the right physics tutor can make a significant difference.

We know practice makes perfect. There are no shortcuts. Our math tutoring programs are more about:

Tailored study programs based on the student's unique needs

Individualized one-on-one sessions that include mock tests and quizzes

Building confidence through practice, patience, and back-solving

Reviewing and overcoming struggles with difficult topics and ideas

View Our Physics Specialties!

 

CORE CONCEPTS

core concepts

Here is a quick look at some of the core concepts that our math tutors will be teaching.

Linear motion

  • Acceleration
  • Center of mass
  • Force
  • Mass
  • Momentum
  • Newton's laws of motion
  • Speed
  • Velocity
  • Work (physics)

Rotational motion

  • Angular acceleration
  • Angular momentum (Introduction)
  • Angular velocity
  • Centrifugal force
  • Centripetal force
  • Circular motion
  • Tangential velocity
  • Torque

Conservation of energy and momentum

  • Conservation of energy
  • Elastic collision
  • Energy
  • Inelastic collision
  • Inertia
  • Kinetic energy
  • Moment of inertia
  • Momentum
  • Potential energy
  • Rotational energy

Electricity and magnetism

  • Ampère's circuital law
  • Capacitor
  • Coulomb's law
  • Diode
  • Direct current
  • Electric charge
  • Electric current
  • Electric field
  • Electric potential energy
  • Electron
  • Faraday's law of induction
  • Ion
  • Inductor
  • Joule heating
  • Lenz's law
  • Magnetic field
  • Ohm's law
  • Plasma (physics)
  • Resistor
  • Transistor
  • Transformer
  • Voltage

Heat

  • Entropy

  • First law of thermodynamics

  • Heat

  • Heat transfer

  • Second law of thermodynamics

  • Temperature

  • Thermal energy

  • Thermodynamic cycle

  • Volume (thermodynamics)

  • Work (thermodynamics)

Waves

  • Diffraction
  • Doppler effect

  • Frequency

  • Harmonic oscillator

  • Hooke's law

  • Interference (wave propagation)

  • Light

  • Longitudinal wave

  • Transverse waves

  • Polarization (waves)

  • Radio waves

  • Reflection

  • Refraction

  • Refractive index

  • Transverse wave

  • Snell's law

  • Sound

  • Vibrating string

  • Wave

  • Wavelength

  • Standing Waves

Gravity

  • Gravitational potential

  • Newton's law of universal gravitation

  • Universal Gravitational Constant

Math

  • Euclidean vector

  • Motion graphs and derivatives

  • Scalar (physics)

  • Newtonian Mechanics

  • Pythagorean theorem

watch your child's confidence skyrocket

We look forward to a friendly discussion to learn more about how we can help your child transform math and physics anxiety into genuine confidence, fascination, and  understanding!

 

The next step is to CONTACT US so we can:

Create a custom plan for you or your child

Explore what strategies worked in the past, and what didn't

Try a no obligation tutoring lesson to see if we are the right fit

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"This school year is different, however, learning is not about the place, it's about the journey. Let's make it fun!"
- Felix Rojas, Tutor

WHAT PARENTS SAY

"She never really liked studying too much, but a few lessons in...and we were seeing a different person. She was doing really well in her math. That confidence she received just spilled out into all other aspects of her life."
- Jill, Parent

We inspire students to be the next-gen innovators of the future

The Alexander Tutoring methods not only prepare students for success in STEM fields, but we also help build valuable skills for life. Your child will be able to...

Solve Complex Problems

Enjoy complete peace of mind that we are very good at what we do.

Since our inception, we have achieved a stellar track record of using personalized approaches to physics tutoring.

Nothing beats individualized tutoring.

We teach students how to analyze complex problems; enabling them with a strong quantitative background that can be applied in any technical field.

Our tutors are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of our students and their families. It brings our team great joy and fulfillment when we help students realize their full academic potential. 

Think Confidently

Many of our students have told us that through our unique methods of teaching, we've helped them think more creatively and approach problems in more organized and methodical ways.

Your physics tutor will navigate each concept at a pace that's comfortable for the student and patiently work with them until they know it well. Students truly develop a real sense of confidence and readiness for whatever challenges they may be faced with in the future, on exams, and beyond.

Escape a Black Hole

Joking! Actually, there is no way to get out of a black hole. That’s why they're black!

However, what students will learn are fascinating concepts just like this.

Our students really enjoy being able to explain interesting facts, such as why a black hole is called a black hole, or why the sky is blue, and what exactly makes the world go 'round.

Explore Unique Careers

The world of physics is so vast and very versatile when it comes to finding exciting career paths and building a passion for life.

Some day your child may become an engineer that develops new medical techniques, play an integral role in solving global energy challenges, or simply find joy in exploring the mysteries of the universe.

We want to provide your child with the skills they need to explore the road ahead.

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MEET OUR TEAM

We are committed to making an impact in the lives of our students and families. 

sean

SEAN ALEXANDER

Sean discovered a fascination for physics when he was just fifteen, when he proof-read a friend’s report on black holes. In one semester, he read every physics book in his school’s library. He was hooked, but his love of teaching came a bit later.

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SAM UBER

The past nineteen years of teaching has provided him the opportunity to learn and grow alongside students in the United States, Mexico, Ecuador & Venezuela. During that time, he taught all subjects to many different age groups but has always had a special place in his heart for math.

dexter

DEXTER DYSTHE

I believe that the motivation to practice mathematics must be discovered by the individual, and I am excited to watch my students discover what it is about mathematics that gives it purpose to them.

Rebecca Malas

Rebecca Malas

My love of science started at an early age when I used to watch Star Trek Voyager with my family. Seeing these women leaders in science inspired me to continue to pursue physics and engineering in my dreams to one day reach the stars.

caleb

CALEB NASTASI

As a teacher, I learned even more from these problems than I did as a student; I am excited to watch my students develop a confidence and fluency in mathematics.

Physics Tutor Jonathan Lupercio

JONATHAN LUPERCIO

His core teaching principle is that of intuition, focusing heavily on ensuring physics and mathematics comes naturally in the thinking of his students.

Gerald Morgan

GERALD MORGAN

He noticed his strong love for mathematics at the tender age of eight years old. Though difficult, he welcomed the challenge and enjoyed the sense of accomplishment that accompanied solving each equation.

Our Mathematics Tutor James Magnatta

JAMES MAGNATTA

Still teaching as his primary form of income and loving every minute of it. When he is not talking math with students he spends his free time surfing, sailing, exploring, and concocting meals to pass the time.

Angelique Alexander

ANGELIQUE ALEXANDER

Angelique has had two passions both of which she has been lucky enough to study and work in professionally. The first is teaching mathematics, the second is Opera.

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FELIX ROJAS

With a B.S degree in Chemistry from The Central University of Venezuela, he started delving into physics and mathematics to take on one of the most fascinating areas of knowledge, Quantum Mechanics, and the application of its concepts in the atomic and molecular world.

alexander

ALEXANDER SHEYNIS

Between spaceships, lightsabers, and the mystical powers of the Force (which one later finds out is a fundamental concept that drives all of physics... not the mystical part but the force part), a young boy’s imagination was stolen.

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Physics Tutoring FAQ

The only way to study physics is to work through problems.  Nothing else really works.  Work through as many problems from the book as possible.

Go to all of your professor's office hours.  If the teacher sees you every week they will round your grade up in the end.  Plus they will often give great tips for starting each problem.

If you're working on physics homework or studying for an exam and are stuck, try to find a physics tutor online. You can solve your physics problems through one-on-one online tutoring sessions. No matter what type of physics problem you're having, we'll connect you with a tutor who can help you find an answer and deeply understand the problem.

Find an online physics tutor that suits your learning needs and accommodates your schedule. A great online physics tutor will give you a step-by-step procedure for solving physics problems.

Furthermore, find an online physics tutor that fits your personality and learning style.  Not every physicist is a great teacher!  It's important that the physics tutor can connect with you and remember what it was like to struggle in a physics class.

To find a physics tutor near you start with a Google search to see what local tutoring businesses are available.  Then look for online reviews on each physics tutoring business.  Try sites like Yelp, Google Reviews, Nextdoor, and Facebook reviews.   An excellent physics tutor near you should have a good online presence with lots of 5-star reviews.  Be sure to read through each review and make sure they are thoughtful and cover your areas of concern.  Then see if the physics tutor will offer a trial lesson so you can see if they are a good fit for your personality and learning style.

Tutoring physics is a long journey but worth it!  The first step is to get a degree in physics, this is essential.  Physics is such a difficult and broad topic that you will need to study it in college in order to be an effective physics tutor.

Just because you are good at physics does not mean you are good at tutoring physics!  It's important to learn how to teach physics well.  Many physics tutors start as high school physics teachers, this is a great way to get teaching experience.

Once you have a physics degree and some teaching experience, you are ready to tutor physics!  Now it's time to find clients, which is not easy.  You can start by posting flyers in all of your local coffee shops and grocery stores that have bulletin boards.

Once you get your first students, be sure to ask them to review you on sites like Yelp and Google Reviews, this is how you will find more clients.  Make sure to do a great job so you get 5-star reviews.  Or you can apply to work at a tutoring agency such as Alexander Math & Physics Tutoring.

It's a long path but tutoring physics is very rewarding, good luck!