# Award-Winning Physics Tutors in Cottage Grove, WI

Joseph ...a Microbiology Professor in Portland and really enjoyed the student-teacher interaction. I am looking to continue this through tutoring students in the Phoenix area. Some of my favorite subjects to teach are science, math and writing I am easily able to pull items from my experiences to relate the material to the student and help assist in the learning process. I have a diverse background working as a stem cell researcher, QC microbiologist, and now...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelor of Science, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Master of Science, Bacteriology

Aaron I connect with people best through sharing ideas. The majority of my spare time is spent trying to simplify or find alternate proofs of basic theorems to make them more intuitive.... Focusing on beauty solves many problems a teacher faces. If I am attending a lecture about The Great Gatsby, I will be eager if the speaker tells of the beauty she sees, rather than a quick and dirty type of analysis. I regularly talk to people who admit math wasn't their favorite subject in school. Some were self-conscious. Some had gaps they never filled. Some just didn't care. Whatever the case, I admit to them that math is my favorite art form with as much room for expression as sculpting or jazz. I claim that mathematicians are half artists, half observers of fine art. My conversants often tell me it is an epiphany for them to think of math as such, and that it helps heal their math wound. A marvelous way I have found to unveil beauty in the classroom is by using surprise. I like to present ideas from a simple perspective, discuss them briefly, then release a theorem. Thales' theorem (the diameter of a circle subtends a right angle to any point on the circumference) is a great example, especially with the aid of Java applets. After playing a bit with triangles by moving points around in a worksheet, it's surprising to be able to connect two structures as basic as a right triangle and a diameter. Next in importance to marveling at beauty, I want students to learn to think critically to solve problems. Understandably, some students have never had guidance past high school drills. All the more, problem solving should be emphasized and revisited throughout college curriculum. I have many years of experience in problem solving competitions and a collection of principles regarding problem solving that I like to follow. One is about inverse problems. Consider the following: if baseball cards are five cents apiece and shipping costs fifty cents, how many cards will one dollar buy? After making the arithmetic clear, students had better know how to calculate the forward problem, i.e. "How much will x number of cards cost?" I'm depending on them knowing the forward problem because we covered it last week, but it is important to bring it out in more than just a mention so the students have a comfortable base to start. It's like revisiting rational numbers before diving into irrationals. They are intrinsically tied, and it gives the class confidence to start with old material.

Missouri University of Science and Technology - Bachelors, Applied Math

The Texas AM University System Office - PHD, Math

Matthew ...I specialize in math, which is a subject that both challenges and excites. Math applies to everything and it's only stipulation is basic and irrefutable logic. Learning math occurs through a combination of instruction and participation. Instruction gives you direction and allows you to make the most out of your time spent studying, but ultimately it is participation in examples and critical thinking that will allow you to really master something. I love mathematical subject...

University of Wisconsin-Platteville - Bachelors, Mathematics

Cole ...tutoring allows me to share that passion with others. I first got into tutoring through a volunteer program in high school, and I continued to tutor during my undergraduate studies, which was some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever done. My engineering background has allowed me to take a wide variety of math and science courses, including Caclulus, Physics, and Chemistry, a few of my favorite subjects to tutor. I enjoy helping students prepare...

UW Madison - Bachelors, Industrial Engineering

UW Madison - Masters, Industrial Engineering

Michael ...and did two years of work on a masters at University of New Mexico. I have taught lab courses in introductory physics and tutored college and high school students in physics and math. I am interested in making physics and math relatable to people who are not naturally adept at it. I have taken the SAT, the general GRE and the physics GRE subject tests. I also play trumpet and have studied music theory in...

Lawrence University - Bachelors, Physics

University of New Mexico - Masters, Physics

Will ...that dialogue and interaction are the most effective ways to teach and learn, both through implicit and explicit methods. I tutor so that students will understand why and how a concept functions, and then be able to organize it and analyze its different parts. My strongpoints as a tutor are in writing, but I also have a strong math background and love teaching all forms of math up to the high school level. I enjoy...

University of Puget Sound - Bachelors, English

Debo I have extensive tutoring experience in math, physics, chemistry and engineering subjects. I really enjoy tutoring and like the interaction with students. ... Teaching is a way to share knowledge and improve your own learning.... By helping them understand the core concepts. Focus on understanding the problem itself rather than the solution.... By praising them on their successes, pointing out places for improvement and making learning a fun process.... I will try to illustrate the skill or concept with different examples that the student can relate to.

Jadavpur University - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering

University of South Florida-Main Campus - PHD, Chemical Engineering

Ben ...this from serving as the New Member Educator for Sigma Nu Fraternity. Our chapter was in the process of re-chartering during my tenure, meaning that all the lesson plans had to be created from scratch and submitted for review by the Sigma Nu national office, who held them to the highest standards, in order to procure a charter. My research in both the Bozza and Richerson labs has provided me with in depth knowledge of...

Northwestern University - Bachelors, Biological Sciences

Jonah ...5 years of work in the Nature Lodge (eventually as its director) involved teaching 5-6 hour long classes a day on nature and science topics to kids aged anywhere from 11 to 17. It was some of the most fun and fulfilling work in the world, and it led me to begin tutoring. As a tutor, I've worked with students on just about every academic subject, as well as on standardized test prep. I've even...

UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Communication Arts

Sid ...people should too. I believe that anyone can learn anything with enough hard work; not only in practicing problems, but in exploring the ways to view them. I believe there should be no reason why someone's dedication shouldn't allow them to succeed. And, this same idea is what allows me to succeed in areas outside of college. Not only do I compose music and design sound effects, but I also create 3D models, do photography,...

Madison Area Technical College - Associates, Mechanical Engineering