Sean B.

Sean B.


San Diego, CA 92122

Will travel 30 miles

$65 per hour.

4.9 49 ratings

I work well with non-traditional learners

I have been tutoring for nearly 10 years, ranging from Adult Basic Education to college-level Physics and Mathematics. I am beginning graduate studies in Physics at UC San Diego in the Fall of 2015. I recently graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with highest honors in Applied Mathematics and Physics. I was chosen as the Outstanding Senior in the Physics Department. As a child, I was gifted in mathematics, but not much else. I can understand the frustration a student feels when something just do... [more]


I have completed the entire undergraduate calculus sequence, along with a multivariable calculus course. I received A's in all of the courses. Literally, I apply calculus daily to my physics education and research.

General Computer

I use multiple computers in my daily life. I prefer my MacBook Pro, but have a laptop that runs Ubuntu and Windows 7 and 10. I am also a Raspberry Pi hobbyist, so I know a great deal about Linux. I can also assist in integrating your other devices with your computer (e.g. iPhone, iPad, etc.).



I have a BS in Physics, graduating with highest honors. I am currently a graduate student in Physics, working toward a Ph.D. I have tutored college-level Physics since 2012.



I have tutoring experience with trigonometry as its own subject. I also introduce the application of trigonometry in physics and calculus tutoring. I am capable of tutoring beginner to advanced trigonometry.


I have received a perfect score on the quantitative section of the GRE (170), and 160 on the verbal section. I also have taken the Physics GRE. I received a score of 880 (out of 990), placing me in the 83 percentile.


Differential Equations

Differential Equations are at the heart of many topics in Physics, so as a Physics student I am very familiar with them. I have taken courses in Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations. Also, I have taken two Mathematical Physics courses, which covered many topics in Differential Equations. I have experience solving such systems numerically, too.

Linear Algebra

I received an A in college-level Linear Algebra. I also use it quite often in application, because Physics relies on the techniques heavily (e.g. eigenvalues, systems of equations, etc.). I can assist in learning the subject from a mathematical point of view and from the its applications in science.


I have been a Mac user since 2012. I have integrated many Apple products into my life, using them in conjunction with my Mac OS: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Time Capsule, and Apple TV. I also have experience with all of the native application on a Mac OS, including using the Terminal application for more advanced work.


I have used Mathematica for 2+ years of research in Physics. I mainly use it for its ability to numerically solve coupled differential equations. I also have experience with plotting techniques necessary for extrapolating information from numerical data in Mathematica. These techniques were essential in creating figures for my publications in Physics.