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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,
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
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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.

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

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