I have a long-standing passion for tutoring because I want to help other people come to understand the subjects I've loved since I was a kid. I greatly enjoy helping people become proficient in these subjects and seeing the light of understanding suddenly turn on. As a result, I tutored multiple hours every week during my time at the University of North Texas, and I relished the opportunity to be a teaching assistant during my time at Vanderbilt University.
My educational background enables me to educate in multiple areas of mathematics and physics with great proficiency. I graduated Magna Cum Laude as a Distinguished Honors Scholar with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of North Texas in 2013, and graduated with a Master of Arts in physics from Fisk University two years later. More recently I attained my childhood dream of a Doctorate of Philosophy in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University. Because of my education, I am comfortable tutoring math subjects up to multivariable calculus and differential equations, as well as college physics.
I love both math and physics, although I enjoy teaching calculus and calculus-based physics the most. Calculus is such an elegant subject, and opens a whole new world to students. Applying calculus to physics enables students to see the beauty of physics. I fell in love with physics in high school, but it wasn't until I took calculus-based physics that the elegance of the field hit home for me. I strongly believe that the goal of teaching and tutoring should be to give students the tools to educate and think critically for themselves. As a tutor, my goal is to complement the teaching students are receiving elsewhere and fill gaps in students' understanding of the subject. In the end, my goal is to enable my students to progress and succeed without my help.
Of course, everyone has interests outside of the subjects they're teaching or studying. I love spending time with my wife and two young boys. I also love reading, particularly science fiction and fantasy, and I love playing tabletop roleplaying games.
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Texas - Bachelor of Science, Physics
Graduate Degree: Vanderbilt University - Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Engineering
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1480
GRE Verbal: 168
Tabletop roleplaying games Science fiction/fantasy books Ping pong Computer gaming