Adam R.

Adam R.


Newport News, VA 23607

Will travel 20 miles

$40 per hour.

4.88 8 ratings

Physicist/Nuclear Engineer with Background in Tutoring

Hello! I am a professional engineer in the middle of a career transition and looking for some extra work on the side. I recently moved to Newport News but am willing to travel around the Hampton Roads region. I have a very diverse background, have traveled extensively, and studied many fields. My formal education has been in art, history, physics, and nuclear engineering. I am well versed in basic physics and a variety of upper-level physics subjects as well as the mathematics used in tho... [more]

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

American History


In addition to my tutoring work over the years, I have a significant technical background in both academic and practical mathematics. I have an undergraduate degree in theoretical physics, for which I took three courses of calculus, differential equations, and mathematical physics (mostly tensor analysis). Additionally, I acquired a masters degree in nuclear engineering, which required study in complex analysis and linear algebra. In my professional career, I spent four years working closely with professional statisticians to properly characterize measurements of weapons grade nuclear material. Following that, I spent four years applying Boolean algebra and statistical analysis to examine potential concerns regarding Naval nuclear propulsion plants. I am currently seeking certification in the commonwealth of Virginia to teach high school math and physics.



Microsoft Word


My coursework covered a wide range of math and physics topics. In addition to academic qualifications, I worked both as a professional and casual tutor. I also have nearly a decade of experience in the nuclear industry applying fundamental concepts in physics.

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World History


Physical Science


Of my eight years of professional experience, the first four were spent developing a system for statistically measuring weapon's grade plutonium, and the second four were spend developing probabilistic risk assessments for nuclear reactor systems for the Navy.

Elementary Math

Elementary Science

Differential Equations

I took a differential equations course in undergraduate study. The subject also came up in my Math for Physicists class. I have used differential equations is a number of disciplines including quantum mechanics, electromagnetic field theory, and reactor physics.

Linear Algebra

I covered the subject of linear algebra in multiple undergraduate courses including Math Methods for Physicists and differential equations. I also used them in courses such as quantum mechanics and Electromagnetic field theory. In graduate school I took two semesters of linear algebra.