I am an energetic, thoughtful, dedicated instructor who designs his own lesson plan for any field of math and science for any age. My fourteen years of experience in teaching college students at the University of California, Berkeley, have prepared me to teach motivated minds and see them succeed. My past students have gone on to be doctors, lawyers, and even teachers like myself. My method of choice for tutoring is hands on one on one tutoring with the students doing active learning where th... [more]
I was a TA in Chemistry at UC Berkeley for over 16 years.
14 years of teaching physics and chemistry at University of California, Berkeley
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As an active instructor of Physics and General Chemistry for over 10 years at the Berkeley Review (MCAT Preparatory center), I am well versed on this testing manner. Along with my background in Bioengineering, I am well versed to teach the Biological Sciences. My qualifications comes from my score of 36T(PS 13; VR 10; BS 13, WS T)to teach this subject matter. For physics, I can teach all topics from translational motion to light and optics. - Translation Motion(vector/scalar notation, breaking vectors into components, trig review, simple kinematic equations, graph analysis of x vs t; v vs t; a vs t, projectile motion, and range) - Force, Motion, Gravitation(Newton's laws, force problem recipe, statics and dynamics problem analysis, test taking tips, gravitational force, uniform circular motion, rotational kinetics) - Work and Energy(Work=Fparallel*d, PE(gravitational and elastic), KE, work-energy theorem, heat energy(Q=mCpT), Hooke's Law, Conservation of Energy, Power) - Torque and Momentum(t=Fperpendicular*lever arm, equilibrium problems, moment of inertia, momentum, conservation of momentum, collisions(elastic/inelastic), angular momentum) - Periodic Motion & Waves(simple harmonic motion, oscillating blocks, pendulum, period and frequency, damping of waves, transverse waves, longitudinal waves, interference, standing waves) - Sound & Doppler(longitudinal wave, wave of pressure/displacement variation, speed of sound in different mediums, sound intensity, intensity level, resonance, closed pipe system, open pipe system, beat frequency, Doppler Effect) - Fluids and Solids(hydrostatic pressure vs total pressure, Pascal's Principle, Archimedes' principle, viscous fluid flow, laminar vs turbulent flow, Poiseuille's Principle, Reynold's Number, Continuity law, Bernoulli's Equation, Young's modulus, Shear modulus, Bulk modulus) - Electrostatics & Electromagnetism( Coulomb's law, electric fields, dielectrics, induced dipole, work=electric PE, electric potential, magnetic fields, right hand rule, magnetic force, mass spec.) - Electric Circuits(conductors, insulators, resistance, ohm's law, energy from battery, power dissipation, Kirchoff's Loop and Junction Rule, resistors in series/parallel, capacitors in series/parallel, capacitance, RC circuits) - Light and Optics(EM spectrum, speed of light, energy of light, doppler shift, index of refraction, polarization, dispersion, law of reflection, snell's law, total internal reflectance, thin lens and mirror equation, plane mirror, convex/concave mirror, convex/concave lens, images are UV or IR, myopia, hyperopia, converging and diverging devices, young's double slit experiment, thin film interference) Each one of these above is a two hour class that I teach for the Berkeley Review. For General Chemistry, I have taught everything from electron theory, VSEPR, and periodic trends to Thermochemistry. - Electron Theory, VSEPR, periodic trends(s, p,d,f orbitals, electron configuration, Pauli's exclusion principle, Hund's Rule, Aufbau Principle, quantum number, periodic trends, Zeffective, VSEPR Theory, emitted color vs reflected color, color wheel, photoelectric effect) - Equilibrium, Kinetics, Le Chatelier's Principle(equilibrium constant, reaction quotient, Keq, steady state vs equilibrium, ICE equation, partial pressures, iodide experiment, le chatelier's, gibbs' free energy, kinetics, rxn rates, Beer's Law, 0th, 1st, 2nd order kinetics) - Stoichiometry, Solutions and Solubility(moles, STP definition IUPAC vs EPA, molecular vs empirical formula, combustion hydrocarbon analysis, solvents, solutes, molarity, molality, dilutions, solubility, Ksp, salt dissociation, saturated and supersaturated, molar solubility, common ion effect, ion exchange) - Gases and Gas Laws(Boltzmann distribution, ave root mean square speed of a gas particle, Vander Waal's Equation, Ideal gas law, Avogrado's law, Boyle's Law, Charles' Law, KE of gas particles, effusion, diffusion, infusion, partial pressures) - Phase Changes(Phase diagrams, evaporation, condensation, melting, freezing, sublimation, deposition, heating curves, phase change theory, distillation, Raoult's Law, calligrative properties) - Thermochemistry & Thermodynamics(energy diagrams, exergonic, endergonic, enthalpy, Hess' law, heat of formation, bond energies, calorimetry, heat transfer(convection, conduction, radiation, evaporation), heat engines(carnot cycle, heat pumps, heat engine) I have specifically taught each of the above courses in general chemistry. For biological sciences, I can teach anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, and neurology. For Writing Sample, I received T on my MCAT and know how to break a prompt down to the x-factor and have a paragraph for the pros and one paragraph for the cons to handle the normative statement from the prompt.