I am an engineer with an MS in Electrical Engineering who is passionate about mathematics AND (more importantly) its applications to real-world problems. From my engineering undergraduate and graduate coursework, I am familiar with and comfortable explaining Algebra, Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations as well as Physics. I am patient and professional with students, and will go the extra mile to make sure students have a physical “feel” for the math they’re learning as well as a general approach to solving problems.
As an Electrical Engineering graduate student at Lehigh University I had the opportunity to gain experience working with students of different skill levels. I lead two lectures a week teaching a math-intensive introductory circuits course. In addition to leading lectures, I spent considerable time leading electronics labs, helping students apply their textbook knowledge to real circuits. In my free time, I was also a volunteer for Lehigh’s STAR tutoring service as a math and science tutor for Bethlehem, PA area middle school and high school students.
After finishing my MS at Lehigh in 2011, I earned an engineering position at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, where I currently work. I enjoyed the opportunities I had to interact with students to help them understand difficult material, and miss the “Aha!” moments we were able to share when I helped solidify a concept they previously struggled with.
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