Greetings, Welcome to my tutoring profile. I have been tutoring with Wyzant for six years. My educational qualifications include a M.S. in physics from UC Riverside as well as a B.S. in physics with a specialization in astrophysics from UC San Diego. My experience as a teacher outside Wyzant includes one year of teaching physics at Shoreline Community College and two years of teaching physics labs, and discussion sections at UC Riverside. The teaching method I use is a mix of explanatio... [more]
Algebra (I) topics I tutor include numbers systems, number sets, arithmetic operators, scientific notation, inequalities, compound inequalities, linear equations in one variable, absolute value, graphing on the real number line, the Cartesian coordinate system, graphing linear equations, systems of two equations, exponents(powers), roots(radicals), polynomials, quadratics, and word problems.
Algebra (II) topics I tutor include polynomials, factoring polynomials, polynomial division, quadratic equations in one variable, inequalities in two variables, systems of three equations, matrices, logarithms, sequences and series, discrete functions, and complex numbers.
Geometry topics I tutor include polygons, plane geometry, solid geometry, and high-dimensional solids.
I tutor high school (AP) and college level physics. High school level topics I tutor include kinematics, forces, friction, inclined planes, tension, pulleys, energy, work, electrostatics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and wave motion. College level topics I tutor include astrophysics, classical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, special relativity, statistical mechanics, optics, and wave phenomena.
Prealgebra topics I tutor include basic operations, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, measurements, perimeter, area, squares, cubes, and variables.
Precalculus topics I tutor include functions, function manipulation (shifting, stretching, and reflections), exponents, logarithms, polynomials, matrices, polar coordinates, spherical coordinates, complex numbers, conic sections, and vectors.
Trigonometry topics I tutor include cosine, sine, tangent, law of sines, law of cosines, double-angle formulas, half-angle formulas, trigonometric addition formulas, secant, cosecant, and cotangent.
I have experience using differential equations and partial differential equations to solve undergraduate problems in computational and thermal physics. If you have a question about differential equations or partial differential equations, I am positive I can show you how to solve it.
I tutor basic C programming. I learned C programming at UCSD taking MAE9 which is C programming for scientists and engineers. I also used C programming to process data during a 6 month theoretical astrophysics research project. I have ready-to-go C programming problem sets for students to work through to learn the basics of C.
I have experience using linear algebra to solve problems as small as simple sets of equations and as complex as problems in undergraduate quantum mechanics at UCSD. If you have a question about linear algebra, I am positive I can show you how to solve it.
I have been using Linux for about three years as the default operating system on a dual boot computer. I have experience with a handful of flavors including ubuntu, mandriva, and debian. I am familiar with common operations and advanced system settings. I am also familiar with many command line functions as well as how to manually install programs that are not prepackaged .rpm or .deb files.
I have been using Windows since Windows 95. I currently use Windows XP on a dual boot computer next to Linux. I am familiar with everything from installation of Windows to everyday operations, as well as more advanced tasks such as editing the registry.
My educational qualifications include a M.S. in physics from UC Riverside as well as a B.S. in physics with a specialization in astrophysics from UC San Diego. My experience as a teacher includes one year of teaching physics at Shoreline Community College and two years of teaching physics labs, and discussion sections at UC Riverside. I used Python throughout graduate school and have continued to use it as my programming language of choice. I currently use Python for data science projects and to generate articles on my website. I've seen a lot of developers who still use a basic text editor and rest assured that is not what you will get here. I will show you all the free tools I use for creating, testing, and running code in a streamlined way where you won't feel like you are always looking at it through a microscope.