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David

I'm a pretty easygoing guy with an enthusiasm for math and physics. I guess that should be obvious since I got my Ph.D. in theoretical physics from CWRU in 2014. Although I like math, it's probably only because of physics, i.e. a place where math is applied to the real world -- that's how I've come to really appreciate how powerful it is. Over the many years I've studied and used math and physics I've built up a pretty good intuition for it, and I hope to share it with you!

Undergraduate Degree:

 Kent State University at Kent - Bachelors, Physics

Graduate Degree:

 Case Western Reserve University - PhD, Physics

Running, hiking, rock climbing

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

The first thing I'd like to do with a student is to understand their goals for our tutoring sessions, and then prioritize those goals, so that our time is used as efficiently as possible.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Staying motivated can be tough, but I think two things are crucial for a student: 1) Connecting the material they're learning to real-world examples and situations so that they can appreciate the importance, and 2) having their improvements acknowledged