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Johnny

Tutoring has been a particularly personal experience for me, as I started out as a struggling student myself. During high school I nearly failed my physics and math courses. But through hard work, I was able to excel at the university level, ultimately earning a B.S. with high honors in physics from the University of Maryland. I am currently a physics Ph.D. student, working on experimental particle physics. As such, I am a prime example of what it is known as a "growth mindset," which is the idea that intelligence is not fixed, but rather can be improved with persistence, as shown by the research of Prof. Carol Dweck (Stanford). Thus, as a tutor I encourage my students to challenge themselves, as struggling with difficult problems is a crucial part of the learning process.

My experience includes volunteer tutoring for the Society of Physics Students at UMD as an undergrad, a graduate TA position at the George Washington University for Astronomy I and II, a TA position at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) for Quantum Physics I and II, and a tutoring position position at the Academic Resource Center at IIT.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelors, Physics

Graduate Degree:

 Illinois Institute of Technology - Current Grad Student, Physics

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College Physics

High School Physics

Quantum Physics

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

While I have good reading comprehension, this is unfortunately not my area of expertise. I would thus rather stick to tutoring for STEM courses.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I change the pace of the session according to each student's abilities. I also try to explain the material from multiple perspectives.