Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (physics)
My name is Christina and I have a BS in Physics with a Minor in Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I just moved to Durham and am trying to save money so that I can start my Masters in Physics at UNH. I will eventually go for my PhD relating to theoretical quantum physics and then work as a professor while doing independent research. Basically if you've ever seen The Big Bang Theory, it's Sheldon's job plus teaching.
I absolutely adore math, and love thinking of shortcuts and the most efficient, creative ways to solve problems. In middle school I won my regional MATHCOUNTS competition twice because of such pursuits, and it has instilled in me a love for standardized tests. I took the SAT 5 times, once a year starting in 7th grade. By 9th grade I had a math score of 770 and by 11th I had a reading score of 710. I received a 5/5 on the AP Calculus AB exam in 9th grade. Over a year ago I took the GRE and received a perfect score in math.
I have tutored students younger and older than myself at every stage of education, be it elementary, middle, high school, or being employed by RPI as a one-on-one tutor. I enjoy passing on my love of learning and am enthralled by the challenge of using creativity to explain concepts to each student in a new way specific to their interests and learning style.
I am so excited to tutor! Students leaving a session with me will have a new way to look at the concepts they were struggling with and will have a new found excitement for the subject matter. They will be more efficient at solving problems and have an improved mathematical memory. The money will then help me continue my education. It's a win-win! I can't wait to start. My name is Christina and I have a BS in Physics with a Minor in Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I just moved to Durham and am trying to save money so that I can start my Masters in Physics at UNH. I will eventually go for my PhD relating to theoretical quantum physics and then work as a professor while doing independent research.
Great help in studying for the SAT Physics subject test. I started with only two weeks left before my test and still felt comfortable with all the the material (it was a light depth of most of general/classical physics). She also got me generally interested in physics and I've actually gone and picked up some books to check out some of the topics. So, if you have a lot of material you need to get through or even just a few things you want to go into depth on, Christina is exactly who you're looking for.
Christina has been helping my daughter with Chemistry homework. She patiently works through issues and helps my daughter understand what she's been assigned. Thumbs up!
Christina was kind, smart and able to pinpoint the problems my daughter was having and teach her what she was not learning in school. Christina was punctual and communicated her availability quickly. I would use her again.
Christina gave Paige some alternate ways of thinking about problems. Christina was calm and patient and worked with Paige the whole time. She is helping my daughter become less frustrated and become more confident in math!
We reviewed pre calculus materials that I had already learned to prepare for learning calculus. Christina provided me with worksheets to continue to practice between sessions.
Personable and patient, very knowledgeable about the subjects she teaches, and gives insight into how to think about problems as well as how to do them.
Christina is a great tutor. She is very dependable and works very well with our daughter. She has helped her with both chemistry and geometry. We are very happy to have Christina as our daughter's tutor this year. I would highly recommend her.
Christina has been a tremendous help when she tutored our daughter in Physics this past year. Christina was able to explain Physics in a manner that helped our daughter understand the concepts she had missed in the classroom and used all tools at her disposal to reinforce these concepts from the text book to examples and even graphs, charts and videos online. We would happily recommend using as a Physics tutor.
She tried to explain physics by simply reading from a Wikipedia article. That's not teaching by any stretch of the imagination.
Christina was extremely patient and flexible as we scheduled our first session! After changing locations, she got right to work and spent 90 minutes putting challenging concepts into more simplistic terms. She helped our daughter prepare for an important exam and we look forward to working with her moving forward. Great job, Christina!
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