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I obtained my B.S. degrees in physics and astronomy from the University of Arizona in 2008, with minors in mathematics and Italian. I have a wide range of experience teaching and tutoring my favorite subjects of physics, mathematics, astronomy, and various computer science core areas (including Linux, C++, C, Python, Qt, and Bash).

I teach in the Socratic method. Simply presenting physics or mathematics as a series of disconnected facts is not the correct way to teach a subject that involves active reasoning and problem solving. My students learn best when I teach them how to ask questions. For example, one student setup an appointment with me asking me how to draw a ray diagram depicting a convex lens forming an image. I did not just tell him Heres what it looks like. No. I asked him questions and led him through the problem to the solution, at which he arrived on his own. He then said: You know, Mr. A., I learned more in the past five minutes about optics than my entire last semester. I thought he was exaggerating, but then I realized that his teacher last semester did not present him with the logic of how a lens works; rather, he presented optics as mere facts and not as an argument.

In my free time I like to read.

Alan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Arizona - Bachelor of Science, Physics

Undergraduate Degree: University of Arizona - Bachelor of Science, Astronomy

State Certified Teacher

Hobbies

reading

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

AP Calculus AB

AP Physics 2

Applied Mathematics

Arithmetic

Astronomy

Astrophysics

C

Calculus

Calculus 2

Calculus 3

College Algebra

College Computer Science

College English

College Physics

Competition Math

Compilers

Computational Problem Solving

Computer Programming

Computer Science

Computer Theory

Concurrency

Cryptogrophy

Data Structure

Differential Equations

Discrete Math

Distributed Computing

Elementary Math

Engineering

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Ethics

Finite Mathematics

Geometry

Graduate Test Prep

High School Computer Science

High School English

High School Physics

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematics

IB Philosophy

IB Physics

IB World Religions

JavaScript

Law

Linear Algebra

Linux

Math

Mathematica

Medical Ethics

Medicine

Middle School Math

Multivariable Calculus

Non-Euclidean Geometry

Nuclear Chemistry

OAT Physics

Operating Systems

Other

Parallel Computing

Philosophical Ethics

Philosophy

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Probability

Python

Quantum Computing

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Physics

Quantum Theory

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Scientific Programming

Social Sciences

Social studies

Software

Software Engineering

Statics

Statics and Dynamics

Statistics

String Theory

Summer

Technical Writing

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Thermodynamics

Trigonometry

World Religions