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I graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's in Astronomy and Physics in 2010 with a 3.9 GPA, and I am currently a graduate student in Cambridge in astrophysics looking to tutor mathematics, sciences, and computer programming. I utilize my skills in these areas on a daily basis to conduct research in my discipline and am eager to share this knowledge with others as a tutor.
I have extensive teaching experience through my graduate program, teaching intro astrophysics courses as well as a hands-on laboratory course in astronomical instrumentation, with includes extensive computer programming work in order to analyze scientific data. My teaching experience has garnered me a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. I am a believer in the Socratic teaching method and will utilize it to help guide a student to success.
I am available on evenings and on weekends, and can tutor on-site in the Cambridge area.
While I only use C today for low-level programming to increase the speed of my code, C was the first programming language I learned (via a course at the University of Arizona), and I have programmed in C extensively.
I use programming every day in my job, analyzing data sets from scientific instruments. Additionally, I have TA'd a course on astronomical instrumentation where I helped students analyze their own data and program code in the programming language of their choice.
I received an A in the differential equations course I took at the University of Arizona while an undergrad. I have utilized the skills taught in that course for my graduate level astrophysics courses, and I solve differential equations numerically in my research activities as a graduate student.
As a graduate student in astrophysics, I use linear algebra and linear algebra packages in the Python computing language for my daily work. As an undergrad at the University of Arizona, linear algebra techniques were taught in my Mathematical Methods for Physicists course.
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