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Columbia University Physics/Econ/Math Tutor with 4+ Years Experience

Columbia University Physics/Econ/Math Tutor with 4+ Years Experience

$65/hour

  • 217 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 four years of tutoring experience at the high school and college levels with specialties in Calculus, Physics, Statistics, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics.

I truly believe that everyone can succeed in these topics 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 four years of tutoring experience at the high school and college levels with specialties in Calculus, Physics, Statistics, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics.

I truly believe that everyone can succeed in these topics 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 personalized 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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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 economics at the high school and college levels for over four 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 economics at the high school and college levels for over four years.

Computer

Python

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 economics at the high school and college levels for over four 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 economics at the high school and college levels for over four 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 four 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 four 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 economics at the high school and college levels for over four 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 economics at the high school and college levels for over four 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 four 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 four 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 four 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 four 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 four 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 four 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 four 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 four 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 economics at the high school and college levels for over four 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 economics at the high school and college levels for over four 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 four 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 four 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 economics at the high school and college levels for over four 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 economics at the high school and college levels for over four 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 four 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 four years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading

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Best Econ Tutor EVER

Sam taught me Microeconomics, and I would not have survived this class without his help. He helped me not only to solve problems but also to grasp the concepts by providing examples! I highly recommend Sam as your economics tutor; You won't regret it, and it will be worth it ($$)!

Kaylee, 7 lessons with Sam

Worth Every Dollar! Very smart and helpful. Will use again.

Sam was a life saver and very professional. I was confused about a supply and demand chart. Sam assisted me with patience and understanding. I felt comfortable with him. Very smart he is. Thank you once again.

Jon, 3 lessons with Sam

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.

Scott, 1 lesson with Sam
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