I recently completed my PhD in Physics at Tufts University, following a BA in Physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and graduate study at Dartmouth College. The focus of my PhD research was observable effects of fluctuating spacetimes, a topic that will help the larger study of quantum gravity. During my eight years as a graduate student I was a Teaching Assistant for many courses and many undergraduate students. As part of my graduate study of physics, I am well versed in all grade school and college-level mathematics. The teaching style I have developed through my own experience, as well as keeping up with the results of physics education research, follows a Socratic principle. Students should be carefully guided as they pursue their own understanding, and should be able to experience for themselves the fun of figuring out the natural world. I also believe that physics and mathematics are languages, and that explicit recognition of this makes working with equations considerably easier. Personal interests include speculative fiction, adventure/exploration video games, and terrible puns.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - BA, Physics
Tufts University - PhD, Physics