Seattle, WA, 98105
Joined on August, 2013
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EducationB.S. Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, GPA = 3.92
Master's Candidate, Atmospheric Science, University of Washington, GPA = 3.86
ExperienceI love learning. It is an essential part of what makes us human - growing as an individual, learning new concepts or skills, and building relationships with others. Every person has their own interests and goals, and a large classroom setting with more than 25 people with different aspirations, paces, and inclinations is not conducive to nurturing our innate capacity to gain lessons from others. One-on-one or small groups settings can be much better structured to help everyone achieve what they desire. If you are struggling with your physics and math homework, let me help you not only understand these concepts, but how they can help you work towards whatever you want to achieve!
I have had six years of experience demonstrating physics demonstrations in fun and interactive ways. I spent four of these years with the Physics Van at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and my past two with the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. I've also had teaching experience as a TA for various non-major science classes, and recently became the outreach co-coordinator for my Department, helping to coordinate volunteers and develop outreach videos and demonstrations. Along the way, I've received excited whoops from gyms full of excited elementary school children, demonstrated the power of thunderstorms in the shadow of the Washington Monument at the country's first annual Science and Engineering Expo, won numerous accolades for my outreach and teaching, become drenched in soap more times than I can count, and made many mistakes and grown as a teacher. I've learned the best way to teach material is to develop a rapport and treat my fellow learners with respect. With a Bachelor's degree in physics, and a current Master's candidate in Atmospheric Science, I think I have both the knowledge and the enthusiasm for teaching that can help you become comfortable with new and difficult concepts.
I took the ACT when I was preparing for college. I received a 35/36 overall. I received a 36 in math, a 35 in science, and a 34/35 on english/reading (but I don't remember which score goes with which subject!). No matter where you want to go in life, let me help you get there!
HobbiesI try to do a lot in my free time. I am a voracious reader, and am a passionate cook/baker. I also run/go to the gym throughout the week to stay in shape. Because of my interests in local community building and local food, I have become active with a local orchard, Freeway Estates Community Orchard. We have recently received a grant to hire a landscape architect, but in the meanwhile there are plenty of blackberries to pull!
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