A professional scientist with an interdisciplinary Ph.D in Physics/Scientific Computing, more than 20 years of research experience and a long tutoring experience is available for physics and math lessons. My interest in tutoring dates back to my years in middle and high school where I excelled in physics and math.
I have always been helpful to classmates who were behind in math or physics, so this was where my experience began. I was able to explain math topics to children who were very behind in math and whom teachers had problems working with.
My first degree in physics included a teaching certificate. I have tutored in the field of math, physics and engineering.
I earned my interdisciplinary Ph.D in Electrical Engineering/Physics/Scientific Computing later in life, and I supervised Master’s students while I was in a grad school.
My recent experience includes working part-time as a tutor for two Kumon Learning Centers and at after school enrichment program and I am looking for more students to teach.
I like to teach. I like to help others and I enjoy helping students and seeing the results of my work.
New: I am offering a math enrichment program for 6-8 year olds. The program aims to develop an earlier interest in probabilities and statistic. Since we are going to play games, the best settings would be 2-3 students per lesson, but individual lessons are fine too.
Given the children’s age, we don’t write formulas and we don’t perform calculations except for simple counting of objects. We simply play games and solve logical puzzles together and in the process of doing that the students gradually learn advanced mathematical concepts. For example, while playing the Towers of Hanoi game, they learn recurrence (solving the problem with the help of a simpler version of the original problem) and the concept of algorithm.
We study elementary set theory and use Venn diagrams. We also spend time studying combinatorics, since this is very beneficial for brain development and also because combinatorics is linked to probability theory.
How do we study probability? The students use manipulative materials to determine experimental or empirical probability. By actually conducting an experiment several times, children determine the number of ways an event occurred, and by comparing those with the total number of experiments they obtain an experimental estimate of probability.
Our classes will include simple surveys and survey based graphs and also include sudoku games (from sudoku for preschool to real sudoku). In addition, every lesson includes simple logic puzzles/questions.
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Fair Lawn, NJ
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