Available:

Any day after 3PM

Lives Near:

98115

Can Meet:

Up to 30 minutes away at my regular hourly rate

#### Education

I'm a current Substitute and Summer Teacher at local private high schools. I only teach high school Math and Physics, but as such I know the material inside and out.I offer a money-back guarantee on the first session to make sure that I'm a good fit for your student's academic support.

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BS in Physics from Harvey Mudd College, 2006. Concentration in Astrophysics.

Some graduate work at the University of Washington in Atmospheric Science.

I actually went to high school locally at University Prep.

I've also been honored to be both a National Merit Scholar, and an Eagle Scout.

#### Experience

SAT: 750 Math, 710 VerbalGRE: 800 Quantitative, 640 Verbal

(Equivalent to 180 and 160 respectively in the updated GRE)

I've spent the last few years working as a substitute teacher at a local private high school. I teach classes for all levels of high school Math (Algebra 2 through Honors Calculus) and Physics (Normal and Honors). I also teach non-remedial math courses there during the summer. It's because of this that I know the material inside and out, and I have tons of experience conveying it to students, both those that struggle and those looking to get an edge up in their studies.

While I was in Graduate School I found that I was the only person in my group that enjoyed teaching as a TA more than writing papers, so I took every opportunity I could to teach classes or tutor other students.

Before grad school I was a tutor with Sylvan and back in high school I'd spend my summers showing off exhibits at the Pacific Science Center.

Ever since I was a kid I've been fascinated by Math and Science and when I teach I bring that energy with me. I remember the issues that plagued me when I was a student and I utilize them to make sure my students don't get left behind or confused.

My goal when I teach is not only to cover the material, but to convey the underlying concepts such that the student has the tools needed for future study.

#### Hobbies

I'm a huge dork at heart and I spend a lot of my free time playing board games with friends, or designing my own. I play computer games as well which actually is quite useful for relating to students.I've got a couple of creative projects under my belt as well including working with a non-profit to design a STEM after-school activity program, and designing a cell-phone utility app for other educators.

#### Preferred Subjects

Geometry, Math, Trigonometry, Calculus 1, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Newtonian Mechanics, Newtonian Mechanics, Pre-Calculus, Probability, Statistics, Physics

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