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Hello!

My name is Louis, and I love to share facts that I think are neat with anybody who will listen. Since I think physics and astronomy are amazing, I love sharing my knowledge and passion for those subjects especially, and that's why I became a teacher. My passion for the subject shows when I'm teaching, and I love watching students eyes light up as they begin to understand the subject better under my tutelage. Students will be able to develop self confidence in the subjects I tutor through my positive reinforcement. My goal is for every student to have a better understanding of the subject, and through that, a better understanding of how the world around them works.

Thanks for reading!

-Louis

Louis’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Franklin and Marshall College - Bachelors, Astrophysics

Graduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Masters, Physics education

Hobbies

Board games, Video games, Comic Books

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

AP Physics C: Mechanics

College Computer Science

College Physics

Computer Science

Hebrew

High School Chemistry

High School Computer Science

High School Physics

Languages

Math

Middle School Science

Physical Science

Physics

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Be yourself. If I am myself around students, then I am comfortable; and if I am comfortable, then they are comfortable; and if they are comfortable, they are more open to learning.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Establish trust and a relationship, as well as determine where they are in the material and what they need help with. Also very important, I would ask them what they felt they needed help with. Most important, I would find something they needed help with and make sure they left the first session feeling confident with it.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I don't provide answers. I provide the means to solve the problems and answer the questions on their own. I show them how to do things, instead of doing them for the student.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

There is no feeling, in my opinion, greater than the feeling of accomplishment one gets when one solves something that has been difficult for them, or finally understands what they once thought too complicated to understand. I work for students to feel intrinsically motivated off of that feeling.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Work with them to see why they are having trouble, and see what approaches they have used. Then find a different approach to show them that skill/concept.