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I like to joke that really I am a professional whitewater kayaker, and physics is just my hobby. However, I received my PhD in Theoretical Physics from Colorado State University in May of 2014. While at CSU, I spent about eight years as a TA which is far more time than most grad students spend teaching. During that time, I really started to enjoy teaching especially one-on-one and in small groups. I like to focus not just on what the answer to a question is, but rather on the process that leads to that answer. I feel that a tutor should play a role similar to a coach or weightlifting spotter; I am not there to do the heavy lifting but rather to guide students so that their efforts are applied in the right direction.

Also physics is just awesome, and to borrow a little kayaking lingo, I like to share the stoke.

Leif’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Whitman College - Bachelor in Arts, Physics

Graduate Degree: Colorado State University - PHD, Theoretical Physics

Hobbies

reading, kayaking, knitting

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

Calculus

Calculus 2

Calculus 3

College Algebra

College Physics

Differential Equations

Electromagnetism

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Quantitative

GRE Subject Test in Physics

GRE Subject Tests

High School Physics

Math

Multivariable Calculus

Physics

Quantitative Reasoning

Quantum Mechanics

Science