Yeshiva University (Physics and Math)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Enrolled)
I got interested in physics because of my high school physics teacher, and I'm excited to spread his teaching methods to you. My educational philosophy involves two parts.
First, I believe that if you have the intuition, everything becomes a lot easier. Some people pick up intuition quickly, others weren't taught well. By explaining why equations make sense, I can show you what they actually mean and how to figure out which one to use.
The second part is to make you do the work- I'll show you how to solve problems, and have you practice as I guide you, offering just enough help to let you finish. This way, I can see what you understand and where you're getting stuck. It's so much easier to just spoonfeed you the solutions, but your teacher won't let me help you on the test... so why not get stuck when I can help you out of it instead?
A little about myself:
I just graduated college (2015) with a B.A. in Physics and Math (Yeshiva University). In Yeshiva, I peer-tutored (is that a verb? I tutored through the peer-tutoring program, if you prefer) in physics (mostly pre-meds, but a few aspiring engineers and even a physics major or two), math (all pre-meds), and logic (an aspiring lawyer). I'm currently in MIT, in a master's program for Mechanical Engineering (MechE for the cool people, Course 2 within MIT). Hopefully, I'll continue for the PhD program.
I don't think you should pick the smartest tutor you can find - if I can explain the information, who cares what else I know? But... I have two published papers, a perfect 170V/170Q on the GREs (5.5 out of 6 on the essay), a 3.98 GPA, and a 2390 on my SATs (lousy essay section...), if that helps.
BA in math. Perfect SAT, SAT2, and GRE math scores. Physics major, so I use math in messy problems, rather than just the nice neat examples in your textbook. 20 (80+ percentile) on AMS Putnam exam two years in a row. Tutored students in Calc 1 and 2.
BA in physics. In MS/PhD program in MIT for Mechanical Engineering. 970 (out of 990) on Physics GRE. Tutored many satisfied students in Physics 1 and 2.
If you're not sure if I can help, send me a topic you're having trouble with- let's see if I can help you before we even meet, for free! I got interested in physics because of my high school physics teacher, and I'm excited to spread his teaching methods to you. My educational philosophy involves two parts.
First, I believe that if you have the intuition, everything becomes a lot easier. Some people pick up intuition quickly, others weren't taught well. By explaining why
If you come to me- 25% off. Group rates are $60 for the class, $20 per student. After the first hour of each session - 20% off
I hold a BA in Math and Physics, with 4.0 within the math major.
I have a BA in Physics and Math, scored 970/990 (92nd percentile) on the Physics GRE, and I am attending MIT Mechanical Engineering graduate program in 2016. I have 2 peer-reviewed, published papers in physics.
1600 on SAT (2390 counting essay section)