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Algebra 1

Need help in Algebra? You've come to the right place! In the math I do for my work, Calculus is like multiplication and Algebra is like addition. I can help clear the mire and muck away, maybe teach also a trick or to along the way.

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Algebra 2

I can help your student with Algebra 2. This subject usually covers anything from graphing and plotting of inequalities and basic functions to working with complex polynomials and plotting conics such as ellipses, hyperbolas, and circles.

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Chemistry

Ah, chemistry. It haunts us all from junior high school and all through college. Of course, it doesn't need to HAUNT us, it can be fun. While most of my own work nowadays involves nuclear chemistry, the basics of chemistry remain the same. I can help you in that department. Molarity? Mole fractions? Concentrations? Lewis structures? VESPR model? Titration? Mass abundance?

Those phrases give you chills?

They don't have to.

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Physics

I've been doing physics since high school. I was one of three who helped take our high school to first place in the Physics Bowl (how nerdy is that!?) I received a full-ride in physics to my undergrad, where I graduated top of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. I then obtained a Master's Degree in Particle Physics.

You could say, physics is in the blood. Certified it at 100% for WyzAnt, easy-peasy.

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Precalculus

In that haziness between algebra and calculus lies precalculus. It takes all the concepts of algebra and extends them in a limiting manner (math joke!), teaching more about asymptotic behavior, a more detailed role of complex numbers and trigonometry and ultimately prepares you for all the tricks you'll need to differentiate and integrate functions of one and more variables.

This is where I come in. It's not that unusual for people to struggle at this point in math. Even if you were...
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Reading

There is a difference between reading and reading critically. Both have their place. The first is where reading fiction for pleasure comes in. The latter is reading something, say an editorial, speech, or even a textbook and actually grasping what you are reading. The latter helps the former. I aced the test here, I've aced them on the SATs, and I maxed out the writing critically portion (related to reading critically) on the GRE.

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ASVAB

Need help with the ASVAB? I can help you there. Before I became a research scientist for Uncle Sam, I was considering teaching at the Navy's Nuclear Power School. I took the ASVAB as part of the MEPs process, but they just waved it aside after I passed the practice exam 100%. Turns out Nukes (us eggheads) don't typically include it as part of the officer application package for that very reason.

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Study Skills

My first qualification is in the results themselves. You can read some of the parent or student feedback and see how those I have helped with Study Skills along with their other subjects are more than happy with the techniques I bring to the table.

I have learned a variety of techniques by not only attending multiple schools and incorporating multiple teaching styles into my own technique, but I also have worked in a Faculty Development and Teaching Center where I assisted in helping...
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Chess

I've been playing chess since I was seven. I even played in some chess circuits in southern California for some school tournaments and events--in one such tournament, three of us were the grandmasters as we could only beat each other in A>B>C>A sort of pattern which goes to show you that there is always someone who can get into your head. Nowadays, I mostly play for fun, but if someone wanted to learn to play and to develop insight I could help them.

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Linear Algebra

I've had multiple linear algebra classes, and even numerical linear algebra classes. The former involves understanding, ultimately, the conditions of knowing you have an invertible matrix, and all the perks that go along with that. The latter involves having matrices that are more of the real world, such as massive quantum mechanical equations and solving them with computer codes and software.

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Macintosh

I've been using Macs since 2006, when I made the switch after joining the high energy physics world. I've used both Power PC and Intel based Macs. I know many of the short cuts for general users, and I know a lot about working "under the hood" so to speak, installing third party software, compiling codes from source, etc. I'm familiar with also running Wine, as well as, Parallels for those who are mimicking the Windows extensions to use Windows based programs on their Macs.