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Sacha N.

Oxford & Columbia Math/Science Tutor

Oxford & Columbia Math/Science Tutor

$100/hour

  • 158 hours tutoring

About Sacha


Bio

I'm a dedicated and experienced math and science tutor who's had the privilege of teaching diverse and bright students at the universities of McGill, Oxford, and Columbia.

During my PhD at Oxford, I did college tutoring for undergraduate students in a variety of math and engineering classes, both individually and in small groups. While at McGill, I created a comprehensive set of online course notes and worked problems for a multivariable calculus class I was a teaching assistant for during...

I'm a dedicated and experienced math and science tutor who's had the privilege of teaching diverse and bright students at the universities of McGill, Oxford, and Columbia.

During my PhD at Oxford, I did college tutoring for undergraduate students in a variety of math and engineering classes, both individually and in small groups. While at McGill, I created a comprehensive set of online course notes and worked problems for a multivariable calculus class I was a teaching assistant for during two semesters. One of my most rewarding teaching jobs was at Haverford College, working with a blind college student on physics and MATLAB over the course of a year. We often had to come up with creative ways to illustrate concepts and use software that wasn't necessarily designed with accessibility in mind. For me, the experience showed just how much effective teaching comes down to clear and inclusive communication that meets the other person where they are.

My approach to teaching and learning science aims to be practical, efficient, and results-oriented. I like to start from a small set of basic principles, and learn extensively through practice and worked examples how these principles can be applied to solve many different problems. With me, you'll get the results you need by boosting your problem-solving skills and reasoning, and without having to learn stuff by rote.

In real life, I work as a government defence research scientist in satellite imaging. Before that, I was a biomedical engineering researcher at Columbia University, where my specialty was using ultrasound to diagnose aneurysms and zap cancer tumors. I've been fortunate that my work has let me witness firsthand just how powerful math and science are when applied to real life problems. I know that science can seem a bit dry in the classroom sometimes, so as a tutor I'm also keen on transmitting my passion to others by relating what we're learning to real life applications.

Feel free to get in touch any time to discuss how I can help you get the results y


Education

McGill University
Electrical Eng
University of Oxford
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $100
  • Rate details: Discounts for multiple sessions and groups may also be possible. Please get in touch with me for details!
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/4/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Computer

Computer Engineering,

Computer Engineering

I completed my bachelor's degree in Honours Electrical Engineering at McGill University, and received A grades in all of my computer engineering classes. I also did peer tutoring in these and other subjects in my last two years at McGill. I can tutor circuit analysis, digital system design, analog electronics, and other subjects at the first or second year level.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I completed my bachelor's degree in Honours Electrical Engineering at McGill University. I received an A grade in our computer programming class, and many more of our classes involved writing code. I also code regularly in the course of my work as a biomedical engineering researcher (mostly MATLAB with some C), and I also do web design as a hobby (so I've worked extensively with PHP and Javascript).
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I worked extensively with MATLAB during my PhD at Oxford and as a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University. I pride myself on writing clean code and can help with several tips, tricks, and "hacks" to make MATLAB shine for your application!
PHP

PHP

Programming is a key part of my work as a researcher and throughout my career as an electrical engineer, I've learned to code PHP mainly as a hobby and sideline. I developed a database-driven website for my current laboratory at Columbia University and also worked for 6 months with VSO in Sierra Leone to develop an electronic system for tracking NGO development. I'd be happy to help with any PHP-related development work or questions!

Corporate Training

Proofreading, Statistics

English

Proofreading

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I completed my bachelor's degree in Honours Electrical Engineering at McGill University. I took an Honours differential equations class in my first year and received an A grade in it. Many of our other classes, such as signals and systems, involved the use of differential equations, so I'm also knowledgeable about the practical applications of these. I also did peer tutoring in in my last two years at McGill in differential equations and other topics.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I completed my bachelor's degree in Honours Electrical Engineering at McGill University, with a specialization in control theory. My cumulative GPA was 3.86/4.00 and I was placed on the Dean's Honour List (top 10% of the graduating class). I also did peer tutoring in in my last two years at McGill in differential equations and other topics. Since then, I've worked as a researcher in biomedical engineering at Oxford and Columbia Universities, where I've also continued to tutor in electrical engineering subjects.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I completed my bachelor's degree in Honours Electrical Engineering at McGill University and my PhD at the University of Oxford. During my first two years at McGill, I took several Honours math classes that covered finite math topics such as sets and probability theory, linear algebra, induction, and financial mathematics. During my PhD research in biomedical engineering, I worked with several of these topics in my research (especially linear algebra and set theory), so I'm also knowledgeable about the practical applications of finite math. Finally, I also tutored finite math and other engineering mathematics topics for 3 years at Oxford and during my last 2 years at McGill.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I completed my bachelor's degree in Honours Electrical Engineering at McGill University. I took an Honours linear algebra class in my first year and received an A grade in it. Many of our other classes, particularly linear circuit analysis as well as signals and systems, involved the use of linear algebra, so I'm also knowledgeable about the practical applications of this field. I also did peer tutoring in my last two years at McGill in linear algebra and other topics.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I worked extensively with MATLAB during my PhD at Oxford and as a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University. I pride myself on writing clean code and can help with several tips, tricks, and "hacks" to make MATLAB shine for your application!
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Science

Computer Engineering,

Computer Engineering

I completed my bachelor's degree in Honours Electrical Engineering at McGill University, and received A grades in all of my computer engineering classes. I also did peer tutoring in these and other subjects in my last two years at McGill. I can tutor circuit analysis, digital system design, analog electronics, and other subjects at the first or second year level.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I completed my bachelor's degree in Honours Electrical Engineering at McGill University, with a specialization in control theory. My cumulative GPA was 3.86/4.00 and I was placed on the Dean's Honour List (top 10% of the graduating class). I also did peer tutoring in in my last two years at McGill in differential equations and other topics. Since then, I've worked as a researcher in biomedical engineering at Oxford and Columbia Universities, where I've also continued to tutor in electrical engineering subjects.
ACT Science, Physical Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

Regents,

Regents

I completed my bachelor's degree in Honours Electrical Engineering at McGill University, and my PhD at the University of Oxford. While at McGill and Oxford I tutored extensively, including some test preparations. Since coming to New York, I've informally tutored a couple of students preparing for their Regents exams and have become familiar with the format of these exams as well. I'd love to help you get the focused preparation you need to ace them!
ACT Math, ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math

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Ratings and Reviews


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Excellent!

Very knowledgeable and explains in detail; Makes sure that you understand and asks if you have any questions! We went over a method called Nodal Analysis that has helped me greatly with the problems that we discussed. I plan on scheduling more!

Liam, 2 lessons with Sacha

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Very knowledgeable, patient, accommodating and super helpful in pointing me in the right direction moving forward. Highly recommend to anyone who needs help in programming especially Matlab, but particularly good for applications in Biomedical Engineering. Thanks, Sacha!

Joshua, 3 lessons with Sacha

Knows his stuff

As you might imagine with his education and background, he is very knowledgeable about math!! Very easy to talk to and understand. I will definitely be using him again.

Ethan, 1 lesson with Sacha

Very knowledgeable and extremely patient tutor

Sacha taught me how to craft and put ideas together for a concise problem and thesis statement. I would like to say thank you to my tutor. he was fantastic! he was very knowledgeable and taught me skills to finish up my work. I really recommend him.

Zolana, 6 lessons with Sacha

Absolutely Amazing Tutor

Sacha helped my son review for his Differential Equations exam. He is bright and patient and I believe helped my son to master a very difficult topic. I would not hesitate to use Sacha again.

Beth, 1 lesson with Sacha

Excellent tutor!

Sacha is an excellent tutor. He is very engaging and able to immediately show me examples of the concepts we are covering. Additionally, he is able to explain difficult concepts in a way that I can readily understand them. He is highly professional and punctual. I absolutely recommend him!

Marcela, 2 lessons with Sacha
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