I am currently a graduate student at Buffalo State College in physics and math education to teach at the secondary level. I graduated from the University at Buffalo in May 2012 with two Bachelors degrees in physics and math.
When I was an undergraduate in physics, I was normally required to know a large variety of math courses in order to successfully do physics. For example, I solve systems of equations using methods I have learned in linear algebra in fields such as mechanics or quantum mechanics, and I constantly use vector calculus in fields such as electricity and magnetism.
I have experience in helping my classmates in courses when they are stuck, and I also help underclassmen who are taking courses that I have already completed. My department offered free tutoring in math and physics for the lower level courses that I have in the past volunteered to take part in. I have experience with private tutoring as well and I enjoy it very much.
During my four years as an undergraduate, I have been through many physics and math courses in which I have had times when I just did not get something and I had to ask for help. That moment when I finally understand what I initially did not is one of the greatest feelings, and I want to be able to do the same for others as much as I can.
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