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Robert S.

Atlanta, GA

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Physics Professional, Musician, and Teacher

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— Tiffany, Atlanta, GA on 9/30/16

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Georgia Institute of Technology
Physics

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology (Physics)

About Robert

I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Physics at Georgia Tech, with curriculum focusing on astrophysics. During my time as a student, I gained experience working in a broad range of fields and environments. I coded as an undergraduate research, modeling data from simulated particle showers caused by high-energy gamma rays over a particle detector being built in Mexico. I was a member of the Georgia Tech Marching Band for all four years of my undergraduate, serving as drum captain for two years. And in addition to performing in almost every instrumental ensemble, I traveled in an ensemble assembled by one of Georgia Tech's band directors to a technology and arts expo in Metz, France the summer after my final semester.

Since graduating, I have worked as percussion caption head for a high school marching band, where my primary function is teaching musicianship and performance at a wide range of skill levels, in both ensemble and one-on-one settings. I draw on my entire background to do this: abstract musical concepts, applied logically, using small-group discussion techniques I refined as a researcher. Music is full of oblique ideas, which I love breaking down and analyzing. I am driven by that process: quantizing broad concepts and helping people understand them the same way that I do.

Physics is, in a broad sense, applied math. As is music, at least in a general sense. As such, much of my undergrad was spent deriving and solving equations to describe physical phenomena. And while much of that is practice with calculus, a lot of my success relies on being able to intuitively visualize a system and how it might evolve.

As a Physics graduate from Georgia Tech, I have experienced a thorough education on many topics in the subject. And it's the coolest thing! This idea tends to get lost in dry terminology and convoluted math, a point of view that I understand. But while our macroscopic existence is located in a fairly vanilla corner of the universe, so much lies just a small ways beyond everyday experience. Physics is how it all works, and I love helping people think about that.

To back my teaching rudimental percussion, I have performed with ensembles at several levels. Along with the Georgia Tech Marching Band, I have marched with Atlanta Quest, Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Atlanta Falcons Drumline. During my time at Georgia Tech, I was also part of the jazz bands (big band and combo settings), basketball pep band, rock band, percussion ensemble, concert and symphonic bands, and the student orchestra. Since graduating, I have been writing music with an alternative rock band and an experimental klesmer group. By approaching all of these groups with an analytical mindset, I can both draw from and derive rudiments and stylistic patterns, and help others to do the same.

As a researcher, musician, and instructor, I have a lot of experience in analyzing and operating with both abstract and concrete ideas. I am confident that, given my background and personality, I can help you to understand anything you want to!
I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Physics at Georgia Tech, with curriculum focusing on astrophysics. During my time as a student, I gained experience working in a broad range of fields and environments. I coded as an undergraduate research, modeling data from simulated particle showers caused by high-energy gamma rays over a particle detector Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Atlanta, GA 30318

"An excellent example for all Tutors"

- Tiffany, Atlanta, GA on 9/30/16

"Intelligent and dedicated"

- Sanjid, Atlanta, GA on 9/26/16
Math:
Calculus, Geometry
Science:
Physics
Music:
Drums

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Drums

Diverse background in percussion performance and education, which I draw from to teach music theory in a logical, point-by-point manner. Three years teaching high school marching band (battery and front ensemble). Two seasons as drum captain and center snare for Georgia Tech Marching Band, during which drumline membership increased from 21 to 31 members. Currently playing drum set in two bands in midtown Atlanta, as well as snare drum with the Atlanta Falcons Drumline.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Physics

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology (Physics)

An excellent example for all Tutors

Always On time and well preparing, not only gentle but also patient....and really does help the student....He is the best!

— Tiffany, Atlanta, GA on 9/30/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 20 miles of Atlanta, GA 30318.