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Sam C.

Columbia University Math/Physics Tutor with 3+ Years of Experience

Columbia University Math/Physics Tutor with 3+ Years of Experience

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  • 136 hours tutoring

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I'm a current Columbia University undergrad studying Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, with a minor in Economics. I have over three years of tutoring experience at the high school and college level with specialties in Algebra, Calculus, Physics, and the SAT/ACT standardized tests.

I truly believe that everyone can succeed in math and physics given the right mindset. A seemingly impossible problem will suddenly reveal a clear logical solution just by viewing the problem from another angle....

I'm a current Columbia University undergrad studying Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, with a minor in Economics. I have over three years of tutoring experience at the high school and college level with specialties in Algebra, Calculus, Physics, and the SAT/ACT standardized tests.

I truly believe that everyone can succeed in math and physics given the right mindset. A seemingly impossible problem will suddenly reveal a clear logical solution just by viewing the problem from another angle. My tutoring philosophy revolves around creating custom lessons to help students see challenging topics from different perspectives so that they can become better test takers and problem solvers.

In high school, I achieved a perfect score on the Math and Science sections of the ACT as well as on the SAT Math II subject test. In addition, I scored a perfect score on eight separate AP exams--these include Calculus BC, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Statistics. I am happy to share the strategies that I used to achieve these scores, as well as share advice to obtain effective results in a modest amount of time.

Reach out to me and let's pave our road to success!


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Columbia University
Physics

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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Semifinalist of the Adam Smith Division at the 2019 California Econ Challenge. Achieved a score of 5 on both AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. Quarterfinalist and Top 10% Individual Scorer at Harvard Pre-collegiate Economics. Tutored AP Econ at the high school level for over three years.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

Semifinalist of the Adam Smith Division at the 2019 California Econ Challenge. Achieved a score of 5 on both AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. Quarterfinalist and Top 10% Individual Scorer at Harvard Pre-collegiate Economics. Tutored AP Econ at the high school level for over three years.

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Semifinalist of the Adam Smith Division at the 2019 California Econ Challenge. Achieved a score of 5 on both AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. Quarterfinalist and Top 10% Individual Scorer at Harvard Pre-collegiate Economics. Tutored AP Econ at the high school level for over three years.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Semifinalist of the Adam Smith Division at the 2019 California Econ Challenge. Achieved a score of 5 on both AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. Quarterfinalist and Top 10% Individual Scorer at Harvard Pre-collegiate Economics. Tutored AP Econ at the high school level for over three years.
Statistics,

Statistics

Achieved a score of 5 on AP Statistics. Conducted research with Dr. Rae Anderson at the University of San Diego, where I applied statistical heuristics to discover new properties of soft matter undergoing Brownian motion. At Columbia, I tutor for Intro to Stats (STAT1201) and Probability Theory (STAT4203), and I've tutored statistics at the high school level for over three years.
Latin

English

ACT English, ACT Reading

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

Achieved a score of 5 on AP Calculus AB and BC. Conducted research with Dr. Jianqiang Zhao, where I applied calculus techniques to discover new properties of polylogarithms and multiple zeta values. At Columbia, I tutor for Calculus I~IV and Honors Math (MATH1207 & MATH 1208), and I've tutored calculus and linear algebra at the high school level for over three years.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Semifinalist of the Adam Smith Division at the 2019 California Econ Challenge. Achieved a score of 5 on both AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. Quarterfinalist and Top 10% Individual Scorer at Harvard Pre-collegiate Economics. Tutored AP Econ at the high school level for over three years.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Semifinalist of the Adam Smith Division at the 2019 California Econ Challenge. Achieved a score of 5 on both AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. Quarterfinalist and Top 10% Individual Scorer at Harvard Pre-collegiate Economics. Tutored AP Econ at the high school level for over three years.
Physics,

Physics

Achieved a score of 5 on both the Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism tests for AP Physics C. Briefly worked at Presidio Components, where I applied physical models to design highly efficient capacitors. At Columbia, I tutor for Accelerated Physics I and II (PHYS 2801 & 2802) and I've tutored high school introductory physics classes for over three years.
Statistics,

Statistics

Achieved a score of 5 on AP Statistics. Conducted research with Dr. Rae Anderson at the University of San Diego, where I applied statistical heuristics to discover new properties of soft matter undergoing Brownian motion. At Columbia, I tutor for Intro to Stats (STAT1201) and Probability Theory (STAT4203), and I've tutored statistics at the high school level for over three years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus

Language

Latin

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

Achieved a score of 5 on AP Calculus AB and BC. Conducted research with Dr. Jianqiang Zhao, where I applied calculus techniques to discover new properties of polylogarithms and multiple zeta values. At Columbia, I tutor for Calculus I~IV and Honors Math (MATH1207 & MATH 1208), and I've tutored calculus and linear algebra at the high school level for over three years.
Physics,

Physics

Achieved a score of 5 on both the Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism tests for AP Physics C. Briefly worked at Presidio Components, where I applied physical models to design highly efficient capacitors. At Columbia, I tutor for Accelerated Physics I and II (PHYS 2801 & 2802) and I've tutored high school introductory physics classes for over three years.
Statistics,

Statistics

Achieved a score of 5 on AP Statistics. Conducted research with Dr. Rae Anderson at the University of San Diego, where I applied statistical heuristics to discover new properties of soft matter undergoing Brownian motion. At Columbia, I tutor for Intro to Stats (STAT1201) and Probability Theory (STAT4203), and I've tutored statistics at the high school level for over three years.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Linear Algebra, Precalculus, Probability

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

Achieved a score of 5 on AP Calculus AB and BC. Conducted research with Dr. Jianqiang Zhao, where I applied calculus techniques to discover new properties of polylogarithms and multiple zeta values. At Columbia, I tutor for Calculus I~IV and Honors Math (MATH1207 & MATH 1208), and I've tutored calculus and linear algebra at the high school level for over three years.
Physics,

Physics

Achieved a score of 5 on both the Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism tests for AP Physics C. Briefly worked at Presidio Components, where I applied physical models to design highly efficient capacitors. At Columbia, I tutor for Accelerated Physics I and II (PHYS 2801 & 2802) and I've tutored high school introductory physics classes for over three years.
Statistics,

Statistics

Achieved a score of 5 on AP Statistics. Conducted research with Dr. Rae Anderson at the University of San Diego, where I applied statistical heuristics to discover new properties of soft matter undergoing Brownian motion. At Columbia, I tutor for Intro to Stats (STAT1201) and Probability Theory (STAT4203), and I've tutored statistics at the high school level for over three years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Semifinalist of the Adam Smith Division at the 2019 California Econ Challenge. Achieved a score of 5 on both AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. Quarterfinalist and Top 10% Individual Scorer at Harvard Pre-collegiate Economics. Tutored AP Econ at the high school level for over three years.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

Semifinalist of the Adam Smith Division at the 2019 California Econ Challenge. Achieved a score of 5 on both AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. Quarterfinalist and Top 10% Individual Scorer at Harvard Pre-collegiate Economics. Tutored AP Econ at the high school level for over three years.

Science

Physics

Physics

Achieved a score of 5 on both the Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism tests for AP Physics C. Briefly worked at Presidio Components, where I applied physical models to design highly efficient capacitors. At Columbia, I tutor for Accelerated Physics I and II (PHYS 2801 & 2802) and I've tutored high school introductory physics classes for over three years.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

Achieved a score of 5 on AP Calculus AB and BC. Conducted research with Dr. Jianqiang Zhao, where I applied calculus techniques to discover new properties of polylogarithms and multiple zeta values. At Columbia, I tutor for Calculus I~IV and Honors Math (MATH1207 & MATH 1208), and I've tutored calculus and linear algebra at the high school level for over three years.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

Semifinalist of the Adam Smith Division at the 2019 California Econ Challenge. Achieved a score of 5 on both AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. Quarterfinalist and Top 10% Individual Scorer at Harvard Pre-collegiate Economics. Tutored AP Econ at the high school level for over three years.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

Semifinalist of the Adam Smith Division at the 2019 California Econ Challenge. Achieved a score of 5 on both AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. Quarterfinalist and Top 10% Individual Scorer at Harvard Pre-collegiate Economics. Tutored AP Econ at the high school level for over three years.
Physics,

Physics

Achieved a score of 5 on both the Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism tests for AP Physics C. Briefly worked at Presidio Components, where I applied physical models to design highly efficient capacitors. At Columbia, I tutor for Accelerated Physics I and II (PHYS 2801 & 2802) and I've tutored high school introductory physics classes for over three years.
Statistics,

Statistics

Achieved a score of 5 on AP Statistics. Conducted research with Dr. Rae Anderson at the University of San Diego, where I applied statistical heuristics to discover new properties of soft matter undergoing Brownian motion. At Columbia, I tutor for Intro to Stats (STAT1201) and Probability Theory (STAT4203), and I've tutored statistics at the high school level for over three years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading

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Great tutor

Sam was so patient and knowledgeable. I was behind and he caught me up so I could pass a test. Highly recommend. He is clear and precise. Makes difficult subjects easy to understand.

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