In my time as a student, I have been a tutor or teaching assistant for more than six years. I have helped students of all levels learn subjects ranging from high school geometry to quantum mechanics, including test preparation. I am most comfortable with tutoring physics and mathematics at all levels, computer programming at the intermediate university level, and chemistry at the introductory university level. I also think standardized tests are...well...kind of fun!
Mathematical thinking can be challenging, but is ultimately very rewarding. There is no satisfaction quite like figuring something out. My goal is to allow a student of any ability to become confident in his or her own capacity to develop a deep understanding of the material—to really re-create the concepts for oneself.
At a young age, I knew that science was for me. While at a Massachusetts high school, I won state-wide and national awards in chemistry and physics competitions. By the time I graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 2009 I had decided that I loved physics enough to continue studying it through graduate school. Along the way I took many mathematics, chemistry, and computer science courses.
I came to Colorado in 2009 where I earned my MS and PhD degrees in physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. My thesis work focused on quantum mechanical interactions between very cold atoms and light—which means that I got to do the hands-on stuff (soldering, programming, machining, turning knobs, building lasers) as well as the tasks you would think a physicist would do (pencil-and-paper theory, calculus and differential equations, working out some of the intricacies of quantum mechanics.) After receiving my degree, I traveled for a significant amount of time. Now I’m back home in Colorado and I want to help you learn!
California Institute of Technology - Bachelors, Physics
University of Colorado Boulder - PhD, Physics
College Computer Science
High School Chemistry
High School Computer Science
High School Physics
Middle School Science
Technology and Computer Science