Students in math
sometimes struggle on exams even after carefully completing all homework. As students advance through coursework, they are asked not only to mimic homework problems, but also to solve problems they have not seen. Let me help you to do your best to meet this challenge by bringing a mathematical sciences way of thinking to life.
I coach math, science, writing
, scientific illustration, and presentation. I want to help you to "learn to learn," to digest concepts, and to practice skills. My primary focus is high school- and college-level physics
and math. I also teach graduate students, as well as research scientists from traditionally less quantitative disciplines interested in strengthening their skills in mathematical modeling.
I have unusual experience communicating mathematical and physical sciences concepts to diverse audiences.
I have been part of the National Cancer Institute's Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers (PSOC) Network, where I contributed to knowledge transfer between physical scientists, biologists, clinicians, and patient advocates. My participation in the PSOCs began while I earned my PhD in physics (2010) at Princeton University (NSF and NDSEG Graduate Research Fellow), continued during my postdocship in cancer biology
with the University of California, San Francisco (2010-2012), and continues through my affiliation as an Analyst at UCSF. My interests have included studying the consequences of dynamic heterogeneity for optimizing therapy and developing a video tutorial course to help interdisciplinary scientists model biological systems mathematically. I received my BS in Physics from Harvey Mudd College, where I earned a 990 on the Physics GRE
and was employed as a tutor in quantum mechanics.
My illustrations have been published in journals including Science, Phys. Rev. Lett., Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, and Phys. Biol.
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Travels within 20 miles of Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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These are great.
One thing you might try while reviewing your previous math courses is to draw a number line. Use your fingers to point to different positions and move your fingers to represent the steps that you write down in algebra.
It's easy to memorize enough "tricks"...
Another way you may consider if you have been introduced to fractional powers:
You might remember that a1/n is the number that must be multiplied as n copies to get a. In other words, (a1/n)n
= a. Consider the following set of equations: