I earned an M.S. in physics while teaching two years of introductory physics at UC Davis as a graduate teaching assistant and Ph.D. candidate. I worked with the Physics Education Research Group at UC Davis, and have since written a complete high school physics curriculum based on the Common Core Standards. I have four years of lab research experience between an internship at NASA/NSSTC's Gamma-Ray Research Group and physics groups at the University of Virginia and UC Davis. I have been teaching and tutoring college level math and science for five years, and recently taught calculus, physics and astronomy part-time at a private high school in Woodland Hills, CA before moving to Brooklyn.
Research shows that every student learns best when they are guided toward making their own mental models of subject matter. My goal as a teacher/tutor is to help a student find his or her own way toward becoming a self-starter and self-motivated learner. I do this by developing problem solving skills, executive functioning skills, building academic and personal confidence, and presenting material in innovative ways.
I also specialize in working with young people who have "Learning Differences" such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. I've often found that these students have very unique and often brilliant perspectives on the subjects they are learning. I work with middle and high school students, as well as college level students.
I am available to teach accredited homeschool courses. Email me for more information and references.
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