I have a BS in Astronomy and MS in Physics, with strong applied research background. I have performed experimental research on space instrumentation and enjoyed every minute of it. I have great knowledge in Physics, Math, and Astronomy and want to help you with any questions and problems that you are working on!
I work with Math everyday in applied physics and have taught and presented my methodologies all the time. I have tutored many friends in their college endeavors and want to extend my help to you!
I love science and the puzzles that it imposes for us to solve. Research is a strong passion of mine that I found in Physics and Astronomy that are the forefront of our existence in the universe. We should all be familiar with these subjects and I want to help you with any questions you have in these areas.
I am easy going, very patient, and want to help you get the best tutoring experience and to answer your questions.
The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelors, Astronomy
The University of Texas at San Antonio - Masters, Physics
What is your teaching philosophy?
It is important to teach the concept and methodology of how to solve problems so they can be reapplied to future problems.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Sit down and talk about what the student wants from a tutor and explain how I can give that to him/her.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By teaching and enabling them to understand the concepts and principles of the subject they are learning, so they can adapt to the proper mindset and attitude to attack the problems.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Always provide positive reinforcement when the student makes progress in learning and retaining subject matter!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Look for where the student got lost, readdress it, and see if there is another approach that the student can understand.