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.
Undergraduate Degree: Whitman College - Bachelor in Arts, Physics
Graduate Degree: Colorado State University - PHD, Theoretical Physics
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