Alumni of University of California, Los Angeles (Physics)
Throughout all the things I've done so far in my life, what consistently stands out to me is that I like to teach and explain concepts to others. More importantly, what I love most about this process is the enthusiasm I feel when the other person is finally able to understand and explain those concepts on their own. It's wonderful to see someone grow and change in that way. I've always believed that someone doesn't truly understand something until they can explain it back to you or to someone else who doesn't yet understand or know about that particular topic.
I graduated with a B.S. in Physics from UCLA, and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in an experimental plasma physics laboratory. I'm preparing to go to graduate school, and one thing I look forward to doing there is teaching. I would love to help my students learn and become excited about physics and the tools one needs to use physics in everyday life, whether it means understanding tactical strategy for soccer better, or if it means using using calculus to estimate hourly rushes while serving in a restaurant.
Much of my experience stems from mentoring my peers while back in school on classes to take and to help guide them based on their interests. Many of us developed our explanatory skills through group study sessions. Building off this background I can gauge someone's confidence for a particular subject in line with their understanding of it.
I am flexible with how a student would prefer tutoring sessions to progress, and what they would like to and need to focus on. If a subject doesn't seem that interesting to you, trust that there are questions in that subject that would be interesting. Not every professor can cover all these different perspectives in a class, nor do they always know how to do that.
I look forward to developing good relationships with you all and helping you build on your strengths! Throughout all the things I've done so far in my life, what consistently stands out to me is that I like to teach and explain concepts to others. More importantly, what I love most about this process is the enthusiasm I feel when the other person is finally able to understand and explain those concepts on their own. It's wonderful to see someone
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