The Good Math & Physics Tutor

The Good Math & Physics Tutor

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)


I try to teach in a way that holds students’ interests, encourages their active participation in the process and helps make learning the subject matter more an enjoyable challenge than a task. I like to do this by bringing into the classroom current events, riddles and humor that relate to the mathematics and physics subject matter and cause students to think in different ways, according to their various learning styles.

When a student has a query, I prefer to employ Socratic questioning that leads him or her to the right answer. I love it when a student has a “Eureka moment” as a result.


Hired 6 times
1 employee
11 years in business
Serves Dallas , TX

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Zelle


Grade level

Middle school, High school, College / graduate school, Adult learner

Type of math

Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus

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    Kendall G.

    Terry did an excellent job with my college sophomore in Physics II. We hired him mid-semester and he made sure to review the course materials prior to each tutoring session in order to hit the ground running. My son was able to raise his B to an A with a high score on the final exam. Bravo!
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    June 06, 2022
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    Kranti P.

    Im so glad Mr Dupius was able to tutor my daughter in Physics ( 11th grade 2021-22). She was dealing with challenges on multiple fronts: not just the subject, but also an absentee teacher and lack of guiding curriculum. Terry stayed involved with her throughout the year planning the curriculum/topics for each class, teaching her in a way that got her interested in the subject and being always available to guide her whenever she needed it . It is rare to find someone who loves to teach and can inspire a love for the subject in the student. Thank you terry !
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    June 01, 2022
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    Doug C.

    I strongly recommend Terry Dupuis as anyones tutor. I hadnt done math, let alone calculus, in over 20 years and Terrys subject matter expertise and emotional intelligence releived my anxiety, taught me at the level I needed, and gave me the confidence to tackle my class. He was a life saver!
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    October 08, 2021


    Claudia M.

    Excellent person, very profesional.
    Great teacher.
    My son was able to get an A+ thanks to his help.
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    July 09, 2021
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    Shrinarayanee R.

    As a student working through the AP Physics 1 course this past year, Mr. Terry Dupuis was an extreme help in getting me on track. I was initially struggling with the concepts and after having tutoring for most of the year, I improved significantly and could approach the concepts more confidently. Mr. Dupuis worked with me patiently and helped me work through practice problems and key concepts. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a little extra help.
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    May 21, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    I start by getting to know the student and helping him/her get to know me.  Then determine what the student's goals are for tutoring - eg, to catch up, get ahead or perhaps need help in learning new topics as they arise in school.

    My credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree from Princeton University and a Master of Science degree and an Engineer of Aeronautics and Astronautics degree, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with a minor in applied mathematics. I have been tutoring and teaching in North Dallas since 2013.  I'm a tutor on the faculty of the Hockaday School, and I substitute teach at Ursuline and Good Shepherd Episcopal.  I've been a certified Mathnasium Instructor since 2013, working with students at the Preston Forest and Snider Plaza Mathnasium centers.

    I presently charge for tutoring at a flat rate for each hour spent face-to-face with the student, and I don't charge for travel time to or from the tutoring venue. 

    I charge only for time spent face-to-face with my students. Whether we tutor in-person or remote, I'll review your written solutions to problems and provide written comments, alternate solutions and helpful hints at no charge.

    My initial session is at no charge, so that we can get to know each other and decide whether there is a tutoring fit. Please let me know if you would like to talk with me about your math tutoring. I can start any time, and the cost per session depends on how long you want the sessions to run (I'm pretty flexible - happy to do variable-length sessions if you wish; the cost depends on the session length); let's discuss session length and costs when you're ready.

    I’ve had a long and successful career managing technical businesses; however, for many years I also considered  teaching, as I thought I would enjoy it and be good at it.  I’ve had a solid, classical education and acquired extensive experience, so I know I have much to give back to our younger generations.  However, teaching was not a viable option for me until 2013, when - finally retired from business - I trained for and received an appointment as an Instructor in the North Dallas Mathnasium Learning Center.  I subsequently branched out to do more general tutoring and teaching of math and physics at schools in the North Dallas area.

    Most of my students have been attending the Dallas public and private schools and colleges and have been taking various math and/or physics courses.  I generally work with students who are in the 9th grade through college.

    I recently tutored a Hockaday senior in her AP Physics course (calculus-based).  She excelled in the exams, graduated, and then went on to Brown University (Providence, RI).  Her physics text ("Six Ideas that Shaped Physics") and its exercises were challenging, and we both learned a lot of physics in the nine months we worked together.  Her mother (an SMU prof) wrote me a nice review, which I can share with you.

    First, make sure that the tutor has the credentials, experience and references for the subject matter in which you will be tutored.  Then evaluate your "fit" with the prospective tutor in a get-acquainted session and maybe ask the tutor for a mini-lesson in one of the topics you're studying.  Discuss the session with your parent and decide for yourself whether you believe that you can work well with the tutor.  Finally, have a few sessions with the tutor and re-evaluate your work together.

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