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Katherine M.

Physics PhD Candidate, Experienced and Dedicated to Helping Students

Physics PhD Candidate, Experienced and Dedicated to Helping Students

$60/hour

  • 63 hours tutoring

  • University District Seattle, WA 98105

About Katherine


Bio

About Me:
I'm a physics grad student at UW in my fifth year. I have a BA in physics from New College of Florida (2013) and I have a MS degree also in physics from UW (2015). I perform experimental physics research in atomic physics (ask me about it if you're curious!).

Teaching Experience:
I was a teaching assistant at New College for courses like introductory physics and calculus. At UW I've been a teaching assistant for various segments of the introductory physics sequence. I have...

About Me:
I'm a physics grad student at UW in my fifth year. I have a BA in physics from New College of Florida (2013) and I have a MS degree also in physics from UW (2015). I perform experimental physics research in atomic physics (ask me about it if you're curious!).

Teaching Experience:
I was a teaching assistant at New College for courses like introductory physics and calculus. At UW I've been a teaching assistant for various segments of the introductory physics sequence. I have been privately tutoring ~3-4 hrs/week since August 2014 primarily in college physics (UW intro sequence) and high school math. I would estimate that I've spent 1500+ hours teaching students in these settings, and worked with 50+ students in private tutoring. See my course listings for a sample of what I can tutor.

Teaching philosophy:
Conversation is an essential component to learning physics and math. Discussion is more commonly encouraged in non-STEM subjects which gives students formal opportunities to and grow their ideas. However, STEM classes often require the growth to happen internally. In a friendly and nurturing environment, I help students take their original ideas and intuition and mold them into a personal understanding of physics and/or math.

How do I help students mold their ideas? Well... physics and math problems are difficult because they often require multiple skills and ideas to be implemented at once. We usually have a vague sense of what we're supposed to do or know, but of course this vagueness can lead to frustration and anxiety. My goal is to help the student break down the problem into simpler problems so we can isolate the constituent ideas. Then starting from that foundation, we can build to gain an understanding of the larger problem. The idea is to digest each piece of information separately and completely.

My students often warn me at the beginning of the session that they aren't "math/physics people," but I have never seen any of my students be incapable of success in math and physics. Some students are more experienced so they might seem like "math/physics people," but to me, no one is born a "math/physics" person, some just find opportunities for positive experiences in math and physics and that is what I'm here to provide!

Courses:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Geometry, college and high school Physics, quantum physics

Other than math and physics, my favorite activities include yoga/fitness, travel, hiking, and dancing.

Let me know if you have questions! Contact me to schedule a lesson.


Education

New College of Florida
Physics
University of Washington
Masters
Attending University of Washington
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: No extra charges for group sessions.
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 4 miles of Seattle, WA 98105
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/7/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

i was a teaching assistant for calculus for 2 years in undergrad. I took AP calculus in high school, and Calculus I-III in college. I also still do calculus at least on a weekly basis, often more.
Physics,

Physics

I have a BA and MS in physics. I was a teaching assistant for introductory physics for 3 years at New College of Florida. I have been tutoring one-on-one in physics around 3-4 hrs/week for two years.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

i was a teaching assistant for calculus for 2 years in undergrad. I took AP calculus in high school, and Calculus I-III in college. I also still do calculus at least on a weekly basis, often more.
Physics,

Physics

I have a BA and MS in physics. I was a teaching assistant for introductory physics for 3 years at New College of Florida. I have been tutoring one-on-one in physics around 3-4 hrs/week for two years.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

i was a teaching assistant for calculus for 2 years in undergrad. I took AP calculus in high school, and Calculus I-III in college. I also still do calculus at least on a weekly basis, often more.
Physics,

Physics

I have a BA and MS in physics. I was a teaching assistant for introductory physics for 3 years at New College of Florida. I have been tutoring one-on-one in physics around 3-4 hrs/week for two years.
Algebra 1, Geometry, Precalculus

Science

Physics

Physics

I have a BA and MS in physics. I was a teaching assistant for introductory physics for 3 years at New College of Florida. I have been tutoring one-on-one in physics around 3-4 hrs/week for two years.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

i was a teaching assistant for calculus for 2 years in undergrad. I took AP calculus in high school, and Calculus I-III in college. I also still do calculus at least on a weekly basis, often more.
Physics,

Physics

I have a BA and MS in physics. I was a teaching assistant for introductory physics for 3 years at New College of Florida. I have been tutoring one-on-one in physics around 3-4 hrs/week for two years.
Algebra 1, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great

Excellent! We really enjoyed the first lesson. The real life examples helped with putting the subject in prospective. Thank you!!

Channing, 4 lessons with Katherine

An Excellent Physics Tutor

Katherine is great! She gets the credit for my daughter's being able to make her way through a tough Physics class!! She is able to explain the information in a way that makes sense!

Linda, 16 lessons with Katherine

Very helpful tutor

Katherine was very willing both to help me with my exam prep, but also to help me identify where my weaknesses are in question answering.

Keara, 6 lessons with Katherine
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$60/hour

Katherine M.

$60/hour

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