Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Physics)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (PhD)
University of Paris 11 (PhD)
Offering courses from algebra up to graduate level math and physics, I have a wide range of courses to satisfy any math or science lover. I currently hold a Ph.D. in physics jointly from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Université Paris-Sud 11, with a thesis at Jefferson National Laboratory in Newport News, VA. I also completed further postdoctoral research with Stony Brook University, stationed at Jefferson Laboratory. I am currently a staff research scientist at a Los Angeles science and technology firm.
A strong knowledge of math and physics has brought me a long way, and I want to be able to share that knowledge with other people in my community!
I also am an accomplished keyboardist, and offer piano lessons at beginner and intermediate level. I have extensive experience as a choral, rehearsal and vocal competition accompanist, as well as a church service pianist. Offering courses from algebra up to graduate level math and physics, I have a wide range of courses to satisfy any math or science lover. I currently hold a Ph.D. in physics jointly from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Université Paris-Sud 11, with a thesis at Jefferson National Laboratory in Newport News, VA. I also completed further
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Since I first wrote a review, my sons college mid-terms have come in. Working with Nicholas he has gone from a D grade to a B+ and he is within striking distance of an A!
Sessions with Nick are always very helpful and he is knowledgeable on all of my topics and if he doesn't recall how to do something makes sure to look up everything and is always prepared and is positive, cheerful, and extremely patient. He also is very good at finding different ways to explain things so I could understand them. Well worth the hourly rate. All around, exactly what I couldve hoped for in a tutor!
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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 am a postdoctoral research associate in physics and I use mathematics every day in my research activities. Knowledge of geometry is very important in the sciences, and in engineering. In particular, I have knowledge from basic elementary geometry which you may encounter in grade school, all the way up to college level geometry, such as the application of the so-called first and second fundamental forms, Bezier curves, Christoffel symbols, diffeomorphisms, and applications of geometry to space-time curvature in general relativity, and much more.
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 teacher's assistant (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 SUNY Stony Brook. 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.
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.