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Shawn K.

Chicago, IL

$72/hr

Physics PhD tutor- Math and Science

Background check passed as of 2/27/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Physics PhD tutor- Math and Science

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I graduated from the University of Chicago with a PhD in physics in 2011, specializing in experimental particle physics. My background in teaching includes being a teaching assistant (TA) teaching basic 1st year undergraduate physics. However, my expertise involves various fields.

Physics:
My education in physics includes subjects typically taught at an advanced (AP) high school and undergraduate level. These include: classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and quantum mechanics.

Mathematics:
Mathematics education includes calculus at the undergraduate level: both single and multi-variate, pre-calculus, trigonometry, and algebra. These subjects are a necessary foundation for physics. For example, the calculus of vector fields is necessary to understand how electric and magnetic fields behave.

Astronomy:
My undergraduate degrees are in both physics and astronomy; I graduate from the University of Maryland (College Park) with degrees in both subjects.

Probability and statistics:
Particle physics research is mostly statistical data analysis. Thus, I am thoroughly versed in statistics topics such as fitting, chi-square testing, and hypothesis testing.

Finance:
After completing my PhD, I worked for two years at a hedge fund in Chicago. Here my work experience was with mostly linear regression and time-series analysis. These were performed using the R statistical language. In addition, I became family with basic options mathematics.

Computer Science:
From the above work I have knowledge of C/C++, python, perl, and R, as well as general knowledge of bash and linux/UNIX.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Physics
Business:
Economics, Finance
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Economics, Finance, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Linear Algebra

I have a background in physics, specifically a PhD in the subject. As a result I took linear algebra during college. In addition, most of the mathematics encountered in quantum physics is linear algebra. As a result, I am familiar with the material in order to tutor students in the subject matter.

University of Maryland
Physics
University of Chicago
PhD

Education

University of Maryland (Physics)

University of Chicago (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $72.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My hourly rate is $72/hr and negotiable to a degree if a student is willing to agree to multiple sessions.

Travel policy

Shawn will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60657.


About Shawn

I graduated from the University of Chicago with a PhD in physics in 2011, specializing in experimental particle physics. My background in teaching includes being a teaching assistant (TA) teaching basic 1st year undergraduate physics. However, my expertise involves various fields.

Physics:
My education in physics includes subjects typically taught at an advanced (AP) high school and undergraduate level. These include: classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and quantum mechanics.

Mathematics:
Mathematics education includes calculus at the undergraduate level: both single and multi-variate, pre-calculus, trigonometry, and algebra. These subjects are a necessary foundation for physics. For example, the calculus of vector fields is necessary to understand how electric and magnetic fields behave.

Astronomy:
My undergraduate degrees are in both physics and astronomy; I graduate from the University of Maryland (College Park) with degrees in both subjects.

Probability and statistics:
Particle physics research is mostly statistical data analysis. Thus, I am thoroughly versed in statistics topics such as fitting, chi-square testing, and hypothesis testing.

Finance:
After completing my PhD, I worked for two years at a hedge fund in Chicago. Here my work experience was with mostly linear regression and time-series analysis. These were performed using the R statistical language. In addition, I became family with basic options mathematics.

Computer Science:
From the above work I have knowledge of C/C++, python, perl, and R, as well as general knowledge of bash and linux/UNIX.

Education

University of Maryland
Physics
University of Chicago
PhD

Education

University of Maryland (Physics)

University of Chicago (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My hourly rate is $72/hr and negotiable to a degree if a student is willing to agree to multiple sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60657

Shawn’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Physics
Business:
Economics, Finance
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Economics, Finance, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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