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I'm currently on a leave from the physics graduate program at PSU. Prior to starting coursework here, I spent about a year working at Huntington Learning Center in Beaverton. Most of my students here have been junior high and high school students, although I have worked with

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To begin, Noah is quite punctual. He was patient when I didn't understand a concept and walked me back through steps and used different methods until I did. He was very accommodating about time and location, as well. Always pleasant!

He's obviously proficient with math and science, and I would recommend him for help with any course.

Math:

Algebra 1,
English:

Proofreading
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Topics include the following: factoring; exponents and radicals; systems of linear equations, complex fractions; and inequalities.

The assumed material is a detailed study of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions, that employs skills learned from algebra 1.

Topics include: The sun as a star, physical properties and evolution of stars, principles of spectroscopy as applied to astronomy, the major stages of stellar evolution, binary stars, variable stars, star clusters, gaseous nebulae, stellar motions and distribution, Milky Way and external galaxies, expanding universe, cosmic time scale, origin of elements.

Historical and philosophical development of our physical picture of the universe, evolution of galaxies, origin of the elements, cosmic distance scale, development of large-scale structure, and the earliest stages of the Big Bang.

The following topics are considered standard:

Functions, limits, continuity, derivative, definite integral, applications, exponential and logarithmic functions, definite integral, applications, L'Hospital's Role, techniques of integration, limits of sequence, infinite series, polar coordinates, solid analytic geometry, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, vector fields, line and surface integrals, Stokes' and Green's theorems.

As a physicist, it was vital to learn differential equations. During undergrad I took both Ordinary and Partial differential equations. I did well in both courses.

I've taken the standard undergraduate linear algebra course, and then went on to learn multilinear algebra to do differential geometry. The material is used extensively in physics.

I've had coursework in biology; physics; earth & space science; and astronomy. Given a description of what you need, I would be able to help on a topic by topic basis, only if I felt qualified.

Physics I:

Newtonian mechanics, oscillations and waves, fluids, heat and thermodynamics.

Physics II:

Electricity, magnetism, DC and AC circuits, light, geometrical and physical optics, and introduction to modern physics.

Physics III:

Special relativity, introduction to quantum theory, Schroedinger equation, the hydrogen atom, many-electron atoms, statistical physics, molecules, and solids.

Physics IV:

Conduction in metals; semiconductors; superconductivity; nuclear structure, reactions, and applications; radioactivity; elementary particles; cosmology; and introduction to general relativity.

Other courses:

I have taken many upper level courses designed to cover many of these topics in greater detail, as well as introductory string theory, nuclear astrophysics, and group theoretic/lagrangian techniques for theoretical physics.

Prealgebra covers arithmetic of fractions and signed numbers and beginning equations in one variable.

Topics include: graphing equations in two variables; functions and their graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions; and exponential and logarithmic functions.

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