Thanks for visiting my profile! Currently I have been tutoring through WyzAnt for a little more than a year and have been getting very proficient at tutoring students of all ages. My objective is to get students prepared and confident in the course they are having difficulty with. The best part about it is, I get the opportunity to motivate and excite students with math and science. I don’t consider myself to be a conventional tutor as my methods can sometimes be described as unorthodox. Not only do I teach students how to correctly and clearly solve a problem, but I try to get them to realize that only through hard work, and patience will they succeed.
My goal is to eventually have the student not need me anymore, in other words become independent thinkers. By this I mean, the student is ready to handle problems on their own. I go by the motto, "if you give a man a fish you feed them for the day, if you teach a man to fish you feed him for life." Once this happens, I will have done my job, and will move onto helping someone else in need. That being written, there isn’t a better feeling then when parents send me an email latter on telling me their child got into a great university, or college.
I believe in good work ethics, honesty, and do my best to provide a high quality lesson. People have told me that I have a good sense of humor, and apparently am a huge nerd (as well as a tech geek). As for my credentials, I have a BS in Physics, with a minor in math, and education from the University of California San Diego, UCSD. I have been an assistant teacher for both a sixth and eighth grade science class. I have been tutoring both college and high school physics and math for about three years as well as preparing students for major test such as the SAT, and Math, Science regents. As of right now I am a graduate student at Stony Brook University working towards a Masters in Education for teaching physics. Most recently I was a TA in the physics department at Stony Brook, where I had to opportunity to teach college level physics.
With the little time I do have, I enjoy bouldering, rock climbing, solving puzzles, learning to play the piano, and riding my road bicycle. As a caution, I am currently a full time student, therefore my availability is limited. I thank you for reading through all of this, and I invite you to email me any questions or concerns.
With warm regards,
p.s. Starting May 2013 I will be accepting students for summer sessions. This is meant for students (Elementary/High School/College) who are going to take a Math or Physics class in the Fall and would like to get a head start. I will go over most if not all the material that would be covered in the course, and assign weekly homework. My current students will have priority, therefore I will be highly selective for the limited number of students I will accept. If interested send me an email with a description of your (the student) or your child's (if you are a parent) academic standing, and work habits.
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