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Carleton College (Physics)
Columbia University (Master's)
My name is Ian B. and I am a current engineering/computer science teacher at Strive Prep SMART Academy. This is my 4th year teaching and I have 5 prior years of tutoring experience. My most recent degree was from Columbia University in Medical Physics. For those unfamiliar, a medical physicist calculates radiation information for cancer treatments. Prior to Columbia I taught high school math in DC and middle school astronomy in Phoenix. My undergraduate degree was in physics and I spent all of those 4 years lab assisting and tutoring the younger physics students. So, I am very familiar with the hang-ups that stymie most new physics students. I do not have a particular tutoring method, since every student is different and usually trying to hold to a method would just waste both my and my student's time. I am constantly swirling in a world of physics and would love to pass on my knowledge to you.
My name is Ian B. and I am a current engineering/computer science teacher at Strive Prep SMART Academy. This is my 4th year teaching and I have 5 prior years of tutoring experience. My most recent degree was from Columbia University in Medical … Read more
If it is a necessity I do not mind lowering my hourly rate somewhat after the first couple lessons.
Ian B. has given my son a better understanding of physics & more confidence after only two lessons. I'm looking forward to more session with Ian. Thank you so much
I had Mr. Ian two years ago for Physic II tutoring and he was incredibly helpful in helping me understand certain physic terms and how to solve complicated problems. He is incredibly funny and makes any tutoring session an entertaining one. A great tutor to have!
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I have a Master's degree in Medical physics which involves knowing the anatomy of the body so that I can contour organs from CT, MRI or PET scans. I have taken a full body anatomy course and know from the professor that anatomy is all about sheer memorization practices.
As a part of my physics undergraduate degree I took a small bit of astronomy. I also was the lab assistant for the intro level astronomy class; this involved setting up the long range telescope and running tutoring sessions.
I am a physics major from undergrad and was required to take both Ordinary Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations; I got an A- and A, respectively. I have continued to use my differential equation knowledge in my Master's program of Medical Radiation Physics.
I have played Flute since 5th grade when I was 11 years old. I played with school bands through to my freshman year of college. I continued to take private lessons until my senior year of college when my thesis project absorbed all my time. Though I do not play with any groups today I have kept up recreationally and would be very happy to teach someone beginner->intermediate flute.
My undergraduate degree was in Physics and I took a heavy selection of math. Here are the courses I took with their associated grade (I can send a transcript for verification): Linear Algebra (A), Ordinary Differential Equations (A-), Partial Differential Equations (A), and Functions of a complex variable (B). Since it has been a few years since undergrad I would not feel too comfortable teaching PDEs, but I can definitely teach Linear Algebra since I still use that in my medical physics work.
Physics is my undergraduate degree and also my master's degree is in Medical Physics.
I have tutored SAT Math a few times. I got a 770 on the SAT Math and a 780 on the SAT2 Math. The only reason I did not get a perfect score on the SAT Math was that I flipped a ratio of a/b to b/a in my head and circled the wrong answer!
I started playing soccer at age 8 and played simultaneously with school and club teams through to the end of high school. For 3 years I attended an annual English soccer camp in Flagstaff and not only did I become better, but I was able to watch professionals teach and learn the type of drills that are good for teaching soccer.