I am a postdoctoral research associate in physics, and have completed several courses in higher level mathematics, including at least three semesters of calculus. I am up to date in my knowledge especially because I use calculus almost daily in my research. I have also often helped many of my undergraduate friends in calculus.
As a Ph.D. student in physics, it was both part of my undergraduate and graduate requirements to take courses in differential equations. I have taken two courses. The first course was in undergraduate studies, was an introductory course. The second course I took was during my first year in graduate school. It was a course which taught mathematical methods which are commonly used in physics. Ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations were among the topics which were covered. Additionally, I took a course in numerical computing which focused on the numerical solution of differential equations as opposed to the analytical calculation. In practical applications, a numerical solution is often necessary because an analytical one may not be possible.
I have taken numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate level which have made use of linear algebra. These include the standard introductory courses in linear algebra involving matrix manipulation and the usage of vectors. It also includes a senior level, non-introductory course in linear algebra which cover the topic in better depth. I hold a Ph.D. in physics, and a strong knowledge of linear algebra, and math in general, is required for the degree.
I attended undergraduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and obtained a B.S. in physics. I also hold an M.S. in physics from the same institute and a Ph.D. in physics jointly from Rensselaer and from University of Paris 11. As part of the curriculum, it is required that physics majors have a working knowledge of general physical science, even beyond physics curriculum. I am versed in basic college level biology and chemistry, and have a strong root in physics and computer science. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in physics.
I attended undergraduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and obtained a B.S. in physics. I also hold an M.S. in physics from the same institute. I have obtained a Ph.D. in physics jointly from Rensselaer and from University of Paris 11. My knowledge of physics spans a large number of topics, both at the graduate and undergraduate level. I have also helped teach four courses (two years worth) at the undergraduate level in physics as a TA, including two semesters of Modern Physics, one semester of Experimental Physics, and one semester of General Relativity. I am currently a postdoctoral research associate with UMass Amherst. Needless to say, this is probably the subject I am most enthusiastic about.
I have played the piano since I was very young, at the age of 4 or 5. I originally taught myself out of a piano book that my mother gave me. After learning to play on my own, I later took lessons for much of my youth, and have made it a very serious hobby which has lasted my entire life. I am mostly interested in the French Impressionist period, and the romantic period. I have experience in music theory, piano performance, musical composition for the piano, and have accompanied vocalists and choirs from my high school years up to the present moment. I am very passionate about sharing my love of music with anyone, of any age, and any skill level. While I only minored in music during college, I have a serious commitment to piano and music, and am willing to present my competence via an interview if necessary.
I currently hold a B.S. and an M.S. in physics, and am pursuing a Ph.D. in physics with a research project at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, VA. Having a solid mathematical background is very important for those who are interested in working in the sciences, especially those who are interested in the harder sciences such as physics or chemistry. As someone who is specializing in scientific research, I truly appreciate the need for a strong knowledge of precalculus. It's important to remember that for those in the sciences, like myself, every level of math is used on a regular basis, all the way from algebra to precalculus, and beyond.
Probability is an essential topic for anyone looking to go into the sciences. Whether you want to be a scientist, an engineer, or anyone with analytical responsibilities, it is essential to have a good grasp of these topics. During my time at Jefferson Laboratory, I have had years of experience with analyzing large amounts of data with probabilistic treatment. This hands-on experience outside of the classroom, as well as an academic background in it, makes me an ideal candidate for your tutoring needs in this subject.
Trigonometry is a very essential tool for understanding geometry, and plays a very big role in being able to solve basic problems in physics and calculus. As a postdoctoral research associate in physics, I am in a unique position to appreciate how important a role this branch of mathematics plays in many other fields. I have taken many courses at the undergraduate and graduate level which require extensive use of trigonometry, and I feel that I'm equipped with the experience to not only teach the subject, but to also explain how important it is in daily application.