Hi. My name is Sam, and mathematics and physics are my passions. It all started with a childhood fascination with astronomy. Astronomy led me into physics, which in turn pulled me to mathematics. Ever since, I've loved both learning and teaching physics and math.
I'm a PhD candidate and graduate research associate in Department of Physics at The Ohio State University. I taught introductory college physics there for two years while completing my master's degree. Prior to this, I worked in information technology as a software developer and manager. During this time, I taught classes in computer usage and programming. While math and physics may be my first loves, sharing my knowledge with others is a close second.
Here's my philosophy:
- Respect for the student: Every student comes from a different background. I'll try hard to identify your individual needs and learning style, and to adapt my teaching appropriately.
- Patience: I had to work hard in my graduate school classes. Learning math and physics is challenging. It's okay to want help, at any level.
- Sound instruction: I'll try to make you think by providing hints and reminders to help you with problem solving, instead of just showing answers. I know the material well, and I'm committed to helping you make as much progress as possible.
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