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Alec

I'm a fun-loving, goofball nerd who's interested in everything math and science. My passion for teaching comes from a deep desire to understand and communicate fundamental truths about the wonderous and wacky world we inhabit. I thoroughly enjoy helping others achieve that moment of crystallization and clarity where the subject matter makes sense and everything clicks into place.

I have tutored since high school, calling myself Mathman and working with students of all ages. I continued as a Supplemental Instruction leader for General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry in college, and as a Teaching Assistant for graduate-level Biomolecules while earning an MS in Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania.

I am very confident in my ability to tutor Math and Science, and I also have relevant experience in Computer Science and Statistics. I especially enjoy tutoring SAT/GRE prep because these skills include an extra layer of strategy and time-management. My teaching philosophy centers on identifying the right questions to ask, breaking the problem down into manageable steps, and focusing on comprehension of the fundamental concepts at the heart of the problem.

When I'm not tutoring, I like to create Portal levels, listen to silly and sciencey podcasts, and play board games with friends.

Undergraduate Degree:

Messiah College - Bachelors, Biology & Mathematics

Graduate Degree:

University of Pennsylvania - Masters, Biophysics

GRE Quantitative: 800

science communication, board games, podcasts

Applied Mathematics

Bioinfomatics

Biomechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Biotechnology

Cell Biology

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

College Biology

College Chemistry

College Physics

Discrete Math

Engineering

Evolutionary Biology

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

College Math

Life Sciences

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Molecular Biology

Neurobiology

Neuroscience

Other

Python

SAT Subject Test in Latin

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Special Relativity

Statics and Dynamics

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technology and Computer Science

Thermochemistry

Thermodynamics

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy centers on identifying the right questions to ask, breaking the problem down into manageable steps, and focusing on comprehension of the fundamental concepts at the heart of the problem.