High School Physics Tutoring
For over thirty years and a decade online, my private tutoring students earned the highest grades in high school physics. I hold a Ph.D. from Harvard (was also admitted to doctoral programs at Yale and Princeton), a B.S. from MIT, and personally provide one-on-one online instruction. While properly teaching the material, I craft thinkers and creative problem solvers – a true teaching and mentoring relationship.
Endorsements from Top People at Harvard & Caltech and Hundreds of Testimonials
The most important validation is what parents, students, and other esteemed educators have to say, so please read the growing list of hundreds of testimonials with prominent named verifications. Reading through the achievements of my students will be more informative than anything I could possibly write.
Private tutoring is the highest form of teaching, and quality depends solely on the tutor. Below is a small sampling of my reputation, and a very large and growing list is here.
Marlyn E. McGrath
Director of Admissions
“I think George is not merely a tutor – he is a real educator. He knows that what helps students perform well on tests is the same as what makes them good students. A solid academic foundation pays dividends throughout schooling and careers, and George never loses sight of that in his work.”
Prof. William A. Goddard III
Charles and Mary Ferkel Professor of Chemistry and Applied Physics
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
“I have known George for decades. He has a very clear and dramatic effect enabling students to think and rise to their full potential. George’s influence on so many lives has had significant impact, and I greatly admire him for doing this.”
✏️ “Before I started working with George, I lacked the confidence and tools to complete my physics year with a strong ending. After just three meetings with him I began to receive A’s rather than C’s. Not only does George teach with passion, but he also tailors his explanations and the presentation of the material to fit my specific needs. His commitment to my learning is exemplified by willingness and ability to describe the real content and meaning of the work rather than simply relying on the memorization of formulas. Working with George has made me believe that the key to successful learning is dependent on a great teacher – and George is a great teacher.”
✏️ “George is a tutor extraordinaire. He is a born teacher who genuinely enjoys the kids he teaches and the work he does. He inspires his students to do their best and is able to establish a rapport with each of them. George has tutored my three teens for several years, responding to each one’s different abilities. He has helped them in all kinds of math, physics, chemistry, ACT, SAT – you name it, George can handle it! George has given each one a very positive learning experience, leading to greater self-confidence and enthusiasm for the subject matter. George has a wonderful ability to present concepts in a highly organized manner. All three of my kids report that George’s explanations are better than what they received at school and help them to really understand the concept as opposed to a mechanical application of ‘the rule’. None of the three ever grumbled about working with George. If they are having difficulty with a topic, they don’t panic because they know George will explain it and help them understand the issues. All three see George as a friend as well as a tutor, as do I.”
✏️ “We just keep coming back for more! George has been working with at least one of our children for the past five years. He has firmly grounded them in mathematics and physics and has given them the confidence to handle any problem set that is assigned. Perfect or nearly-prefect SAT and SAT Subject Test scores have also come the children’s way during this time – and George can truly take credit for readying them for these standardized tests. He knows that strength in fundamentals and hard work are the most important variables in the success equation. George is an educator first and foremost. He explains concepts in a clear and concise manner and has a way of consistently reinforcing these concepts. He pushes his students to achieve… but always in an extremely supportive manner. George does what is necessary to ensure that his students understand what is being taught. He wants all of his students to succeed – and is truly vested in their success. In sum, we can’t say enough good things about George… now if only we could clone George for the SAT critical reading.”
✏️ “Dear George. You saved the day. Or rather, the semester. You made a world of difference – not only to his grade but to his state of mind. You showed him not only that he could grasp the concepts of his AP Physics class, but that he could enjoy the process. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are forever grateful.”
✏️ “All three of my children are tutored by George in math, chemistry, and physics. Not only is George capable of tackling all three different subject areas, he is able to relate to the very different learning styles of each child.”
✏️ “During junior year, Perdocere helped me prepare for several standardized tests in both math and science. Perdocere was distinctly more effective than the other tutoring organizations I tried. With Perdocere’s help, I earned a 740 on the math portion of the SAT, a 760 on the SAT Physics Subject Test, and a 5 on the AP Physics exam. George helped focus my hard work and succeed where I had to.”
✏️ “Initially we brought to George tutor our daughter in AP physics. He ended up tutoring her in both Physics and Pre-Calculus. He also provided help in preparing for SAT and ACT exams. We were very pleased by his dedication as a teacher. He goes above and beyond the average tutor by following up on exam results and checking in the night before to make sure she was ready or to answer any last minute questions. My daughter truly believes she would not have made it through those classes without George’s help.”
✏️ “George has been working with our son for more than a year now. We can’t say enough for George’s abilities to teach – whether it be physics, mathematics or SAT prep, George ensures that our son has a comprehensive understanding of the materials. He challenges him to think through problems and apply concepts. George also has a way of making learning and academic achievement something that our son is proud of. He has instilled in him a level of confidence in his academic abilities that would not have existed absent George. Anyone wanting a truly dedicated teacher and genuinely nice guy to work with their son or daughter should always look to George first.”
✏️ “George has helped my daughter realize that she really could understand physics. Her improved test scores inspired her to work harder, not just in physics, but also in all her classes. Her confidence and ambition both grew as she realized that she could master a difficult topic. George has the gifts of a good translator and teacher, he listens extremely well and then uses words and descriptions that can help students decipher difficult concepts. George’s approach to learning, studying, and preparing are completely transferable across many subjects.”
✏️ “George is an amazing teacher. He is the best tutor a parent can hire to help their child succeed in both mathematics and science. George is true to his thorough teaching; he goes beyond the knowledge taught at school to explain concepts. Having George as a tutor has been invaluable to me throughout high school. Whether you seek to improve grades in school, or simply to study advanced topics, no one can do a better job at helping you than George. George taught me basic calculus the summer before my AP Physics course, which allowed me to view physics in a whole different perspective than the rest of my classmates, and has led me to decide to major in biophysics next fall. And as I sit in my AP Calculus class this year, I can only smile and think, ‘George has taught me well.’ ” (AP Physics, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Chemistry, and AP Calculus)
Highest Physics Grades – Online
Every lesson I give is one-on-one and customized to the needs of my students. Two-way writing while working through problems online engages a student and inspires learning. It’s about imparting knowledge, crafting thinkers, and developing creative problem solvers.