I love learning and I love sharing what I've learned.
I have 10+ years of experience teaching others as a college teaching assistant, tutor and educational software developer.
More and more information is made available to us every day and I believe solid understanding of core concepts and ability to identify and apply those core concepts in the never ending flow of information is of crucial importance.
I have tried a lot of things in life. I started with degree in physics and applied math in Russia and went on to pursue my Ph.D. economics here in US. I've spent long hours at film school just auditing classes because it was fun meanwhile learning about the effects of light and sound. I've worked as an analyst discovering hidden patterns in the data for 7+ years which allowed me to understand how much knowledge is available to us if we just have the right tools to sort through the information available to us. I've gone through rigorous training at massage school enriching my knowledge of anatomy, physiology and the link between body and mind. I've been a competitive ballroom dancer for 10+ years. I pilot planes, skydive, scuba dive, freedive and ride horses and motorcycles. I hike, rock climb and mountaineer. I meditate and practice Chinese internal martial arts.
Each of those things revealed to me a new facet of life. Each of those things made my life rich, fun and full of joy. Rigorous training in sciences taught me how to learn efficiently and allowed to easily grasp concepts in more applied areas. In turn applying scientific concepts in more fun applied projects in everyday life allows me to keep those concepts fresh in my memory. Every day this self supporting circle of knowledge grows.
I am truly happy and I am grateful to my teachers for sharing their wisdom and teaching me the joys of learning back in my younger days. By tutoring I am hoping to give back and allow new generation of students to find fun in their studies and the fun of understanding this universe on a deeper level.
In my sessions I strive for trust, clarity and precision. I try to establish rapport dissolving any barriers and opening space for exploration of new areas and subjects. I listen to the students to get an idea of their needs. I prioritize the concepts in order of their significance and break things down to smallest blocks insuring complete understanding of material by the student. I show the difference between fundamental concepts and secondary more applied notions and stress the importance of grasping the former. I tailor my sessions to students needs and adjust the pace getting immediate feedback from the student.
Time is the only non renewable resource we have in this life and I try to make sure hours students spend with me count. Just as students learn from me, I learn from my students--how to understand people better, how to be a better teacher, how to be a better person.
Let's learn from each other!
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - Bachelors, Physics and applied math
MIPT, NES, USC - PhD, Physics and applied math, economics, economics, mathematical finance
High School Business
High School Economics