I am an astrophysics grad student at Northwestern University and a recent graduate and a teaching assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I received two bachelor's degrees at U of I, one in specialized physics and one in astronomy. I also have a minor in math and graduated with a 3.7 GPA.
Before becoming a physics major I was actually a math major, so I've had a lot of experience with all different types of math and am very comfortable with them all. This ranges all the way from algebra, calculus, probability and statistics to linear algebra and differential equations.
In high school I received the Math Student of the Year award, and was part of the National Honors Society as well as the math honors society, Mu Alpha Theta. I've taken many of the AP exams and received either a 4 or 5 on them. These include: Calculus BC, Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Economics, Literature and Composition, and US History. In addition, I've taken both the ACT and SAT, so I can also aid in test prep.
I've always found joy in helping others understand some of the more difficult topics they come across. I am a very patient person and have tutored others in the past. I actively work with the student while both teaching the underlying theory and providing enlightening examples. I am a firm believer that understanding the techniques and reasoning behind mathematics and, to a greater extend, physics helps students learn the material better and makes them better prepared to apply their knowledge to test problems.
The thing I enjoy most in life is music. I can listen to all different types and genres of music and enjoy each and every one of them. I've been playing guitar and bass guitar for a few years now and in the past I have played the saxophone. Music is a great outlet for ones emotions and is a great stress reliever.
That is me in a nutshell! I hope I can fit your needs.
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