# Award-Winning Physics Tutors in Marquette County, WI

Joseph ...my time in college where I helped many students through their science courses. I was recently 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...

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

Jonah ...studying here in the states. I started teaching in high school as a camp counselor. My 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...

UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Communication Arts

Karann ...beginning my doctorate in Environment and Resources at Wisconsin-Madison this fall, studying large carnivores with Bayesian modeling techniques. My tutoring strategy is to tackle topics of highest combined difficulty and priority first, and to do so in a manner that accommodates both myself and my student. I've found in past teaching experiences that the most...

Cornell University - Bachelors, Biological Engineering and Biological Sciences Dual Major

Sid ...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,...

Madison Area Technical College - Associates, Mechanical Engineering

Ben ...science in addition to extensive problem solving skills. Through awarded research grants, I was given the opportunity to design my own projects, and I often faced roadblocks and challenges that had to be overcome in order to proceed. Solving these problems required understanding of not only Biology but also the related fields of Math, Chemistry...

Northwestern University - Bachelors, Biological Sciences

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.

Jadavpur University - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering

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

Will ...hundred different students from diverse writing backgrounds in all stages of the writing process. I believe 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...

University of Puget Sound - Bachelors, English

Cayla ...of Academic Services, primarily working with students in math and science. I enjoy being a resource to help students struggling in math and science, as these subjects can be difficult to understand. I employ a variety of strategies including mnemonic devices, physical manipulatives, and drawings/diagrams to accommodate different learning styles. Typically, I have the students...

Providence College - Bachelors, Applied Physics

Cole ...a Certificate in Business, from UW as well. Education has always been important to me, and 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...

UW Madison - Bachelors, Industrial Engineering

UW Madison - Masters, Industrial Engineering