I have bachelor's and master's degrees in physics, and I have taken significant math coursework as well. With experience as a TA in graduate school, plus having tutored a few students during the 2010-11 academic year in physics (helping all of them to earn A's), I draw on my experiences from school and from the real world in helping to explain sometimes confusing concepts in physics and mathematics. I also have experience working with school-aged boys, as I'm an Assistant Scoutmaster of a local Boy Scout Troop and I, myself, am an Eagle Scout.
When students have difficulties with understanding concepts, I figure out how to explain those concepts so that the student can see their relevance to the real world. Beyond just showing these examples, I've found some in my job: I once used geometry to help a coworker solve a production problem.
I believe in ensuring that students have the fundamental skills that they will require to progress in whatever fields they seek to study, and I am happy to review material and answer questions; as one of my teachers from elementary school told me, "the only stupid question is the question never asked."
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