Weekends at any time
Up to 45 minutes away at my regular hourly rate
EducationI graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BS in Physics in 2017. I attended the honors college which accounts for less than 2% of the total student body. This fostered excellent communication and problem solving skills.
I will be enrolling at the University of Delaware as a PhD student in Electrical Engineering for the Spring 2018 semester. I stayed at UCSB an extra semester as a research assistant while I was writing my undergraduate thesis in optical physics, hence the delayed start at UD.
My subjects of expertise are:
Math (College[C], High School[HS], Middle School[MS])
- Single and Multi Variable(Vector) Calculus (very strong here)
- Differential Equations
- Linear Algebra
- Newtonian Mechanics
- Electricity and Magnetism
ExperienceI really enjoy helping people understand something they themselves think they will never understand.
I like to teach through metaphor and by asking questions rather than just explaining the same thing over and over, since I understand that sometimes things just don't stick the first, second, or third way they are explained. I revel in turning something foreign and scary into something relatable and familiar.
It's almost a challenge of my own to turn math and science into football and video game references!
I have been tutoring for about 8 years now, starting in high school with about 10 long term students over the course of 3 years and informal tutoring while I was getting my undergraduate degree. Most of my students were tutored in math (algebra, geometry, and precalc), though I also had a couple students for chemistry and physics. Several former students and parents have volunteered to be references upon request; I am told I am very personable while still being effective... even with easily distracted students!
I took the SAT and ACT in high school and recently took the GRE which is similar in style but more difficult than the SAT. My scores are
GRE Quantitative: 162 (82nd percentile)
GRE Qualitative: 161 (88th percentile)
HobbiesWhen I'm not working I enjoy listening to music (I play guitar and bass) and playing video games. I also really enjoy cooking, which is great when you're living on a budget!
Since my dad is from Pittsburgh, I am a big Steelers fan, but since I am from San Diego, I have a soft spot for the Los Angeles Chargers.
CLEP Precalculus, Science, SAT Math, PSAT Mathematics, Pre-Calculus, Pre-Algebra, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Newtonian Mechanics, Multivariable Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Middle School Math, Differential Equations, College Algebra, 10th Grade math, CLEP College Algebra, Applied Mathematics, AP Physics 2: Mechanics, AP Physics 2: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics 1, AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, 9th Grade math, 8th Grade Science, 8th Grade math, 7th Grade Science, 7th Grade math, 12th Grade math, 11th Grade math
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