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Ohio State University (BS Physics)
Ohio State University (Dept of Physics) (Master's)
Ohio State University (Dept of Physics, PhD Candidate) (Enrolled)
Hi. My name is Sam, and mathematics and physics are my passions. It all started with a childhood fascination with astronomy. Astronomy led me into physics, which in turn pulled me to mathematics. Ever since, I've loved both learning and teaching physics and math.
I'm a PhD candidate and graduate research associate in Department of Physics at The Ohio State University. I taught introductory college physics there for two years while completing my master's degree. Prior to this, I worked in information technology as a software developer and manager. During this time, I taught classes in computer usage and programming. While math and physics may be my first loves, sharing my knowledge with others is a close second.
Here's my philosophy:
- Respect for the student: Every student comes from a different background. I'll try hard to identify your individual needs and learning style, and to adapt my teaching appropriately.
- Patience: I had to work hard in my graduate school classes. Learning math and physics is challenging. It's okay to want help, at any level.
- Sound instruction: I'll try to make you think by providing hints and reminders to help you with problem solving, instead of just showing answers. I know the material well, and I'm committed to helping you make as much progress as possible. Hi. My name is Sam, and mathematics and physics are my passions. It all started with a childhood fascination with astronomy. Astronomy led me into physics, which
Sam now is tutoring both my children - he helped my son retake and score much better on the SAT while he also continues to work with my daughter who is a Junior at OSU and needs help with Calculus II: Sam has been instrumental in helping my daughter achieve an A in her Calculus class this semester. she has one more semester of math and she asked me to keep Sam working with her - we will!
Sam is patient, committed, honest and my kids love his teaching style! Sam, thanks for all you do and keep up the great work!
Sam has been a great help in my improvement of all math skills and has brought my grade up over 10%. I would strongly recommend Sam to anyone who needs a better grasp on any math skill because he knows it all.
Sam is always very patient and flexible with scheduling. My daughter has weekly session with him and has gained lots of confidence with the subject. We will definitely ask for his help in the future.
Sam tutored my son in both Physics an Precalc. He was patient and explained things in a way that my son understood them better than in-class alone. So happy we found Sam. We will use him again, no doubt!
My grandson liked Sam very much. He was friendly and helped Joseph relax. We would recommend Sam. Thank you.
After meeting with Samuel S. the very first time, my daughter said she felt more at ease with Precalculus. He questioned her on her learning styles (visual, verbal, etc.) and became familiar with what she was learning in school. She said he explained things to her in "layman" terms which were easy for her to understand. Gave her some pointers on remembering how things are done. We both felt that Samuel worked on a very professional level and are anxious to continue tutoring with him.
Sam is a very good tutor and I want to continue to study with him.
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I am a graduate student in astrophysics, with experience tutoring all levels of physics from high school to advanced undergraduate.
I'm an experienced Java developer and Sun Certified Java Programmer (2008). I use Java extensively in my graduate work in astrophysics. I am especially experienced in Java-Swing graphics.
I am a graduate student in physics with experience tutoring all levels of physics from high school to advanced undergraduate.
My career in information systems as well as my graduate education in physics require a broad knowledge of mathematics. I've worked as a university teaching assistant and as a private tutor, mostly with high school and undergraduate college students.