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My name is Ian B. and I am a recent medical physics graduate from Columbia University. For those unfamiliar, a medical physicist calculates radiation information for cancer treatments. Prior to Columbia I taught high school math in DC and middle school astronomy here in Phoenix. My undergraduate degree was in physics and I spent all of those 4 years lab assisting and tutoring the intro physics students. So, I am very familiar with the hang-ups that stymie most new physics students. I do not have a particular tutoring method, since every student is different and usually trying to hold to a method would just waste both my and my student's time. I am constantly swirling in a world of physics and would love to pass on my knowledge to you.
I have a Master's degree in Medical physics which involves knowing the anatomy of the body so that I can contour organs from CT, MRI or PET scans. I have taken a full body anatomy course and know from the professor that anatomy is all about sheer memorization practices.
As a part of my physics undergraduate degree I took a small bit of astronomy. I also was the lab assistant for the intro level astronomy class; this involved setting up the long range telescope and running tutoring sessions.
I am a physics major from undergrad and was required to take both Ordinary Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations; I got an A- and A, respectively. I have continued to use my differential equation knowledge in my Master's program of Medical Radiation Physics.
I have played Flute since 5th grade when I was 11 years old. I played with school bands through to my freshman year of college. I continued to take private lessons until my senior year of college when my thesis project absorbed all my time. Though I do not play with any groups today I have kept up recreationally and would be very happy to teach someone beginner->intermediate flute.
My undergraduate degree was in Physics and I took a heavy selection of math. Here are the courses I took with their associated grade (I can send a transcript for verification): Linear Algebra (A), Ordinary Differential Equations (A-), Partial Differential Equations (A), and Functions of a complex variable (B). Since it has been a few years since undergrad I would not feel too comfortable teaching PDEs, but I can definitely teach Linear Algebra since I still use that in my medical physics work.
Physics is my undergraduate degree and also a part of my master's program in radiation physics.
I have tutored SAT Math a few times. I got a 770 on the SAT Math and a 780 on the SAT2 Math. The only reason I did not get a perfect score on the SAT Math was that I flipped a ratio of a/b to b/a in my head and circled the wrong answer!
I started playing soccer at age 8 and played simultaneously with school and club teams through to the end of high school. For 3 years I attended an annual English soccer camp in Flagstaff and not only did I become better, but I was able to watch professionals teach and learn the type of drills that are good for teaching soccer.
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