I am a Junior Applied Physicist and Military Physical Science / CBRN Officer. I also teach General Physics and some other basic physics courses such as Light and Color. I earned my B.S. in Physical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2011 and am nearly complete in earning a M.S. in Applied Physics at Towson University. More importantly, learning is always a "two-way street" and my best experiences came from those who took the time to establish practicality or every day relevance with the material being studied.
My personal experience in building my capability and confidence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields became easier as my learning style was recognized and supported. Thus, I feel building from your strengths and learning styles is extremely beneficial in overcoming obstacles. I enjoy teaching because everyone brings something forward in such environments. The "eureka" moment that strikes once we understand something is very rewarding. There are multiple methods to solving many problems. Finding your strength and nurturing it is a foundation of success.
I initially struggled understanding mathematical and physical concepts until I was able to visualize them; seeing the connection in geometry, graphs, or other visual methods along with its application in life. This is why I enjoy using geometry and trigonometry/trig analysis to work through common applied mathematics, engineering principles, and chemistry. I also use it to break down calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations.
My current work is in semiconductor physics and material science. I still enjoy running, running, food, devising my own experiments, and playing thought provoking video games. Using the language of mathematics to study our physical world has an unlimited potential that I enjoy sharing with others. Whether it be of interest or a skill that must be developed in order to move onto something different, I enjoy helping others succeed.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelor of Science, Physical Sciences
Graduate Degree: Towson University - Current Grad Student, Applied Physics
Reading, running, movies, video games, music, conducting experiments. I also enjoy speaking and learning more German (picked it up living in the north as a student and future workforce asset for their Renewable energy (solar and wind power) programs.