Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to be a scientist and have always loved learning about the physical world. I earned a PhD in physics in 2009 and have worked as a research scientist at two national laboratories. Through these experiences I realized that what I enjoy most is connecting basic scientific theory to broader concepts and sharing these ideas with others. With more than seven years of experience in the sciences as a researcher, student mentor and tutor, I have established a strong skill set that enables me to engage and educate students of all backgrounds.
I’ve tutored students with a variety of educational backgrounds and in numerous different environments. During my senior year as an undergraduate student, I worked as a teaching assistant where I helped underclassmen perform the laboratory portion of introductory physics classes and led a study hall to help students grasp complex concepts and assignments from their math and physics courses. As a graduate student I worked as a physics tutor where I provided academic support to high school and undergraduate students to enhance their understanding of material presented in their physics classes. Even as a postdoctoral research assistant a large part of my responsibilities was mentoring graduate students during their thesis work and advising them how best to setup experiments in the laboratory.
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