UMich EE PhD/MS | Cornell EE/physics BS | 10+ yrs. tutoring experience
UMich EE PhD/MS | Cornell EE/physics BS | 10+ yrs. tutoring experience
If you are a graduate, undergraduate, or high school student in New York City seeking tutoring in mathematics or physics, look no further because I'm your guy! I graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University back in 2012, double majoring in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering. I ventured out to the University of Michigan for a few years, earning my MS in 2014 and PhD in 2018, both in Electrical Engineering with a focus in signal/image processing and machine learning. Now I work as...
If you are a graduate, undergraduate, or high school student in New York City seeking tutoring in mathematics or physics, look no further because I'm your guy! I graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University back in 2012, double majoring in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering. I ventured out to the University of Michigan for a few years, earning my MS in 2014 and PhD in 2018, both in Electrical Engineering with a focus in signal/image processing and machine learning. Now I work as a Research Scientist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, where I'm using machine learning, modern mathematical methods, and "big data" to make MRI's faster, safer, and more informative than ever before. In my spare time, I enjoy tutoring students of all backgrounds to keep my teaching skills sharp.
I have over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I began tutoring back in high school, volunteering over the summer holidays at a local science center. During my undergraduate studies, I worked for three years as a Physics Tutor at the Cornell Learning Strategies Center, tutoring students from across the university in most undergraduate physics and several math courses. In my senior year, I was promoted to Chief Tutor, taking on additional managerial responsibilities. During graduate school, I taught semester-long courses in signal processing and probability/statistics; this involved lectures, lab instruction, and tutoring during office hours. I began tutoring independently in 2012, and have since had the pleasure of working with over 50 different students, ranging from a teenager seeking to improve her SAT I math score, to a mid-career professional seeking to transition into machine learning (see both of their testimonials below!).
I feel that I am an effective teacher because of my appreciation for both the subject matter and teaching itself. If you would like some friendly, relaxed-but-intensive private instruction in mathematics or the physical sciences, please feel free to contact me so we can get started right away!
Really Great Math Tutor. Personally tailored lessons and homework make it obvious that Gopal cares about teaching.
Gopal responded promptly to my initial request for a GRE Math session and was open to my scheduling needs. He provided a space at UM to study, all the logistics were easy and pre-planned which was super helpful for me. Gopal planned out my course work through all of the basics of GRE math, each topic included a brief lesson, some practice, and homework. (This is great because many tutors expect you to plan out your work, which can be hard if you are not versed in the subject. Or, they rely on a book from Kaplan/PrincetonReview/Magoosh which aren't tailored to you). All of the practice involved in the lessons were processed out loud, so both of us could not only see how well I was learning the material, but my thought processes behind each problem. This seems like an essential approach if you are concerned with your timing on the GRE and your ability to do mental math. His lessons were on point and he approached teaching in a responsive manner. When I mentioned anecdotal small things that had hindered or helped my progress in the past, he actively incorporated this information about me into his teaching. This included helping me feel more confident in my abilities, as someone who is generally terrified of math. The result has been that I was able to relearn concepts I had previously never really understood -- basic equations and methods for approaching arithmetic that were missing from my grade-school to college experience. I also feel more confident and relaxed with my test date approaching. Definitely a great tutor.Cora, 3 lessons with Gopal
Knowledgeable with excellent teaching skills
Gopal is excellent at teaching the concepts for discrete math and electrical engineering concepts. Drag myself to class but look forward to Gopal's clearly taught tutoring lessons. Should have signed up with him months ago! He goes beyond "helping" and teaches.K, 3 lessons with Gopal
Smart, intelligent, and patient
Gopal has helped me so much!! I came to him part way through the semester feeling super lost and behind, and he met with me as much as I needed to bring me up to speed, (as well as my grade). He is really patient and thorough. He explains every topic from beginning to end and makes sure I actually understand the material.Caitlin, 10 lessons with Gopal
Excellent tutor all-around
Gopal is consistently attentive and knowledgeable. He clearly cares both about teaching and about mathematics and science. I was blown away by the level of detail in his work. He takes careful notes and prepares for every session. And he designs homework assignments just for us! I'm a relatively advanced student (preparing for a career in data analysis). Yet it didn't take long for us to find the right pace, given how patient and attentive Gopal is as a teacher. All in all, it's great to work with someone who is both a passionate teacher and a researcher in the field.Eric, 1 lesson with Gopal
Gopal not only helped me learn the material but he really made sure I grasped the subject. I was really confused about several physics concepts but now feel confident in my ability to deal with them. I look forward to our next lesson.Peter, 2 lessons with Gopal
I cannot speak highly enough about Gopal. He is completely knowledgeable on the subject of SAT Math for which he tutored my H.S. senior. He communicated this knowledge in an effortless, patient and comprehendable manner, connecting well with my daughter until she understood the lesson. Gopal, to a lesser extent, also reviewed the other parts of the SAT, to coach my daughter about procedural efficiencies to help tweak her scores. I believe he could tutor effectively in any of the three SAT sections. Gopal is courteous, neat, timely, and easy to reach. I highly recommend him.Michael, 11 lessons with Gopal
We recruited Gopal to help my son prepare for the SAT II Physics test. Gopal took a great deal of time preparing for each tutoring session. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and personable in his tutoring. He wrote a detailed review after each session, which provided very good feedback for us. He ensured that my son understood fully all the concepts instead of just reviewing questions. He was patient and was genuinely interested in teaching my son. We recommend him highly to anyone seeking a tutor in physics or math, but are confident he would be a terrific tutor in other subjects as well.Rebecca, 5 lessons with Gopal
Response time: 3 hours