I'm a part-time tutor at an SAT-prep/academic-help center during most weekday afternoons. I plan to become a full-time physics teacher this fall.
I received a BA in Physics from Rutgers New Brunswick January 2013. However, music and English are interests and skills that I've invested considerable amounts of time into. I've received A's in nearly every English class I've ever taken. In college, I have started a book club and joined the literary magazine, contributing two poems. My writing skills have been sharpened by blogging and by deep thinking/personal study as a Christian. As for piano, I took 10 years of classical piano lessons from the age of 6. Chopin, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven dominated my time. Playing for adults and children in church helped hone my skills, and playing covers for elderly folk in nursing homes broadened my sense of audience and style. Science is another strength of mine - I was in the pharmacy program before switching to physics, so I have a thorough appreciation of the descriptive power of science.
I've taught mostly beginners in my three years of piano teaching experience, but I'm looking for a challenge. My Diploma in Piano Performance from the ABRSM(an international testing agency) prepared me for more advanced students. I expect real interest from my students. (more motivation than just the parent's prodding. Music needs take root in a kid's heart and life in order for music to come out through the fingertips. As for English, I do not expect quite as much motivation - most kids consider communication to be a practical skill, and not an ends by itself. Especially this one kid I had for a year - at 11 years of age he just cared about his English grade, not learning! However, I love challenging apathetic and bright kids to higher standards of vocabulary, clarity, and relevance. I've also had experience with a middle-schoolers and a college kid - fixing her 5-page expository essays. In physics, I would teach the student to solve problems by watching me solve one or two problems slowly, and then teaching her to utilize the textbook and internet resources.
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