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Illinois State University (Physics)
DePaul University (Master's)
Having been a teacher, tutor, curriculum writer and consultant for first year teachers, I have seen high school physics from every angle. I’m also a physics student again for the first time in 8 years, so I know what they’re going through!
Teaching has taught me that all students are different, and therefore, have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning a difficult subject. I pride myself on being able to connect with students of all ability levels and am confident in my ability to explain concepts in multiple ways. I know the high school physics content like the back of my hand, and will do everything in my power to help each student understand it at their own pace.
During our time together, we can:
-Discuss and build notes on a new concept
-Discuss and build notes on a concept already covered in class
-Work through homework materials from the student’s class
-Work through problem sets provided by me
-Prepare for upcoming quizzes/exams/finals
My teaching career began at Homewood Flossmoor High School in 2008. After two years, I moved onto Metea Valley High School and was the first physics teacher hired in the school’s history (being that it was built in 2009). Over that time period, I have taught every level of high school physics, from the introductory level all the way up to calculus-based AP Physics. I was a member of District 204’s Physics Curriculum Writing Team for four years and the lone sponsor of Metea Valley's Worldwide Youths in Science and Engineering Club.
I left my position at Metea Valley before the start of this school year to pursue a Masters in Physics from DePaul University. My goal is to become a college professor down the road. I currently work part time for high schools as a consultant for first-year physics teachers and am on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus for my own classes a few times a week.
I began tutoring in 2009 at Homewood, where I was the only after-school tutor in a room of about 20 students. I have since transitioned to 1-on-1 tutoring at local libraries and coffee shops.
I live in Chicago, but meet the majority of my students at libraries throughout the Illinois suburbs. Please contact me, regardless of your location, and we can try to work out a weekly meeting time. Thanks! Having been a teacher, tutor, curriculum writer and consultant for first year teachers, I have seen high school physics from every angle. I’m also a physics student again for the first time in 8 years, so I know what they’re going through!
Teaching has taught me that all
Students from the same class may meet with me simultaneously and split the cost
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