The College of Charleston (Astrophysics)
I'm an Astrophysics student at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, but I am in Iowa City taking the University of Iowa summer poetry workshop until August 4th.
I've only just started tutoring, but for the year of 2015, I spent two semesters as a teaching assistant for the entry-level astronomy classes at my college. I find that tutoring is much more enjoyable for me as it gives me the one-on-one time with a student that I feel is most beneficial to their learning as I can adjust to the way their brain functions to make sure they're getting the most out of our session as they can.
As an Astrophysics undergrad, I am required to take all but one of the classes that would qualify me as a math minor. I believe that with my extensive education in math through Calculus III and a system of thinking that relies heavily on hands-on and visual learning that I would be a great match for students struggling to grasp the more abstract concepts of mathematics.
I have a voracious love for astronomy and physics and consider it my long-term career goal to be able to bring the more heady elements that make up these subjects to a very digestible level. I find that once new concepts such as relativistic effects or star formation or fusion are explained by painting a picture, it's much easier for students to latch onto without being scared away by words they don't understand and classes that take off at an already speedy pace.
If you have any need of a tutor, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm an Astrophysics student at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, but I am in Iowa City taking the University of Iowa summer poetry workshop until August 4th.
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