I earned an M.S. in physics while teaching 2 years of Intro physics at UC Davis. I have 3 years of private tutoring under my belt. I specialize in helping students develop independent problem solving skills and an intuition for the kinds of problems you see in most physics courses ranging from introductory to upper division. Most of my students come to me frustrated that physics doesn't come as naturally to them as biology or chemistry. My approach is to help them avoid taking the same study tactics of memorization and regurgitation, i.e. route learning, and teach them analytical thinking skills instead. I make a point to approach each student according to his or her relationship to the subject matter as well as his or her unique style of learning. I find that patience and compassion are necessary tools of the trade.
Though my specialty is in physics, I also tutor in math, and teach private harp(yes, a concert grand!) and songwriting lessons.
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