I have a B.S. and M.S. in Optics & Applied Physics from the University of Rochester as well as an MBA in Finance from New York University. As part of my graduate studies, I was a teaching assistant for classes in Experimental Optics and Laser Physics, where I led recitations and graded coursework. My career as an engineer right out of college was spent as a scientist on Eastman Kodak's design team working on NASA's Chandra X-Ray orbiting telescope. I switched gears after a few years and entered Wall Street as a researcher and trader for various banks, brokerages, and hedge funds.
I am a tutor for the following subjects for both children and adults: Elementary Math, Middle School Math, Algebra (all levels) and Business & Finance. At each place I have worked, it has been part of my job to teach and mentor junior members of our teams. I have always enjoyed this aspect of my duties, and I now have the opportunity to teach on a more formal basis. I believe my differentiating quality as a tutor comes from the fact that I have a vast amount of real-world experience in a number of different fields. As such, I know exactly why different concepts are important to master, beyond just being able to pass tests and how they are used in real life. This is important because I believe it is critical for a student to understand why they are leaning something, and ask, "Why do I need to know how to solve for X?" Without this motivation, learning becomes rote memorization and the interest level falls to the point where learning becomes difficult.
I look forward to helping you or your child succeed in learning the concepts they need to succeed both in school and in life.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Rochester - Bachelor of Science, Optics
Graduate Degree: New York University - Masters in Business Administration, Finance
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