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Monica
ยซ Perfect! My daughter hit a few sections In physics that were not clear and... More ยป
Monica
ยซ Perfect! My daughter hit a few sections In physics that were not clear and causing issues and Travis was a great help get her back on track. He was punctual, thorough and was able to clearly explain things even with an online session. Would use again. ยป
$25/h
First lesson is free!
Verified tutor profile
Response Time 8h
Lessons offered by Travis
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Statistics
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education

Professor of physics, Ph.D. in theoretical physics, able to tutor in all levels of physics and math from grade school to 2nd year of university (and some 3rd/4th year courses).

Methodology

My teaching is very interactive - I don't want to provide answers to students, but instead help them find the answers themselves. My goal is to identify the underlying knowledge that is missing - sometimes it is a missing key step on how to set up the problem, other times it is a missing piece of information from several grades past, or maybe its an algebraic trick that is missing. Whatever it is, the goal is to find the skill that the student needs, and then fix that - then the student is able to solve the problem for themselves. It builds confidence and it builds the student up for future successes.

Background

I am currently a professor of physics at the University of Victoria. I have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. I have been teaching for 11 years now and have great teaching evaluations. I also have a B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $110
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $220
Lessons offered by Travis
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Statistics
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education

Travis's Resume

Degrees:
Ph.D. Theoretical Physics from Carleton University in 2012
M.Sc. Theoretical Physics from Carleton University in 2007
B.Sc. Engineering Physics from University of Alberta in 2005

Teaching Experience:
Instructor at University of Victoria from 2016-Present
- Teach 9 courses per year, first year to fourth year
Instructor at Carleton University from 2015-2016
- Taught physics for engineers and electrodynamics
Teaching assistant at Carleton University from 2005-2012
- Managed labs, assignments, tutorials for multiple courses

Reviews on Travis
  • 5/5

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Monica

Perfect! My daughter hit a few sections In physics that were not clear and causing issues and Travis was a great help get her back on track. He was punctual, thorough and was able to clearly explain things even with an online session. Would use again.

Travis's interview

QUESTION 01 | 05
When did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
Travis โ€” I have been interested in physics and math since high school, reading books like Hyperspace, The Elegant Universe, and magazines like Scientific American.
QUESTION 02 | 05
What makes you passionate about your subject?
Travis โ€” Physics is a blend of problem solving, mathematical ingenuity and physical reality. I love how I can use my own experiences in life to guide the math techniques that I use to solve problems.
QUESTION 03 | 05
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
Travis โ€” The most rewarding experience a teacher can have is when they see the light in a student's eyes change when they finally understand a concept that they were missing.
QUESTION 04 | 05
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Travis โ€” There are too many to choose from.
QUESTION 05 | 05
What are your keys to success?
Travis โ€” The most important step you can take is always the next step. In physics, you are going to hit roadblocks, and if you let them slow you down then you will never finish.

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