Though I'm new here, I've been a math and physics tutor for about six years. I really enjoy working with students! I have a varied background, having done everything from construction work to testing rocket motors. I received my BS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and a graduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah. In addition to these qualifications, I'm a CRLA level I certified tutor.
Some advice: Choosing a tutor can be a bit hit or miss. Finding someone technically competent is the easy part. It's a little harder to find someone who can also communicate his or her understanding, but probably most experienced tutors will also meet this requirement. Beyond that, as in any relationship, a little chemistry is really helpful. Trouble is, you can't really tell how it's going to go until you try. So my advice is to meet with more than one tutor and find someone you feel comfortable talking to without feeling intimidated, someone who you feel cares about your progress. If you find that person, then you'll know you've gotten your money's worth.
If you're motivated to learn, I'm motivated to help you. And that's true whether you just need a little help to understand a concept or are struggling through a class. Having spent my share of time as a student, I understand the frustration and confusion of sitting in a demanding math or physics class without completely understanding the material. Some of that is unavoidable (there's evidence that students understand physics concepts LESS well after their first formal physics course!), but a good tutor can really help. Given the background and a reasonable amount of effort, I feel that anyone can learn math and physics. So let's get started!
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