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I am a graduate of Vassar College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Astronomy with a minor in Latin American Studies. Following that degree, I then obtained a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on additive manufacturing. Since both graduations, I have moved into the defense industry as a manufacturing engineer. My day to day requires to me do research on products from my company and problem solve through difficult challenges posed to me. During my years in graduate school, I tutored introductory physics which intertwined me helping with reinforcing fundamental math skills carried over from high school. I interacted with mostly college freshman so I knew that their variety of high school backgrounds meant I would need to help even out the playing field so everyone would be able to conquer the challenges ahead in their physics assignments and exams. I find that I do have strong physics knowledge with an expertise in astronomical systems and phenomena. Nonetheless, the most prominent skill I have is in my math abilities. Without mathematics, there are no tools to support someone learning physics or validating laws of physics. This is the hallmark to a strong physicist and generally anyone pursuing a STEM career path. Therefore, I hope you reach out to me with a range of mathematical problems or questions, I look forward to a stimulating challenge. My philosophy is to be a peer and support system for my student, so anyone who uses me as a resource will leave our sessions feeling relieved but also with a new sense of curiosity and excitement to pursue even more challenging problems in the future.

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Lauren’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Vassar College - Bachelor in Arts, Astrophysics

Graduate Degree: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Test Scores

ACT English: 30

ACT Reading: 33

GRE: 160

GRE Verbal: 162

Hobbies

During my downtime, I often indulge in many animated series like superhero shows or anime. I enjoy also playing videogames like Super Mario Bros or Just Dance. Cooking new recipes every week is a ritual of mine, I get bored eating the same stuff all the time. I enjoy exploring new areas on my own. As someone who grew up in a big city , I love to go on an adventure as often as possible. Music is therapeutic to me and I have now begun discovering how informative podcasts are. As you can notice, I appreciate technology a lot and have found that it has a multitude of ways it can provide for entertainment.

Tutoring Subjects

Abstract Algebra

Algebra

Algebra 2

College Physics

English

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

Math

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Quantum Mechanics

Science

Technical Writing

Writing

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