I have a strong passion for math and science and I firmly believe that anyone can understand and excel in both subjects. My education includes a B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2005), a M.A. in Astronomy (2007) and a Ph.D. in Astronomy (2010) from the University of Texas at Austin. I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University. As an Astronomer, I must have extensive knowledge of math and various sciences including physics, chemistry, and geology.
I have been tutoring in one form or another for more than 15 years. In middle school and high school, I tutored other students in math and science courses. In undergraduate and graduate school, I worked as a Teaching Assistant (TA). My duties as a TA were very similar to a tutor. I held office hours where the students could come for homework help and with questions of things they didn't understand from the lectures. In my experience, patience and the ability to break difficult concepts down into their simplest parts are the most important skills in helping students not only learn but really understand a subject.
I am available to tutor students at all levels, from elementary school through college.
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