Are you frustrated with teachers who seem to be more proficient with gibberish than their subject matter? Are you finding that despite putting hours in with your textbook its just not paying off? Do you just need someone to explain the same material from a different perspective? If your answer is yes to any of these questions then you have come to the right profile. I discovered my passion for teaching very early on. As early as middle school I remember helping out my classmates with their a... [more]
As a practicing physicist I use calculus all of the time. After all, calculus was actually invented by Newton in order to explain physical laws. I bring an intuitive point of view to this subject which complements the more formal content found in textbooks. With this perspective I hope to make clear the concepts of calculus by illuminating their practical applications. I have tutored many students in this subject over the years, both students taking formal calculus classes and those studying physics and being deficient in some area of calculus.
Physics is not only my passion but is also my career. I have multiple degrees in the subject in addition to research and teaching experience. I have published 4 peer reviewed papers, mostly on computational chemistry and atomic and molecular physics. I have taught first semester calculus-based physics at Sinclair (PHYS 2201) as well as many recitation and lab classes. I'm considered adjunct faculty at both Sinclair and WSU. I can help with physics at all levels, including undergraduate physics major classes.
As a practicing physicist, I have constant contact with differential equations. I am familiar with all of the analytic methods typically covered in a differential equations course. Additionally, many of the differential equations encountered in the physical sciences are not amenable to an analytic solution. As such, I have extensive experience in the numerical approximation of the solution to these classes of equations. In summation, I am well qualified to help any student with their studies of differential equations.
Linear Algebra finds nearly ubiquitous application in physics. All subjects of physics incorporate this powerful mathematics in one form or another. This relationship of linear algebra to the physical sciences finds no greater example than that of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is literally written in the language of linear algebra. As an atomic and molecular physicist I am intimately familiar with linear algebra. At the undergraduate level, not only did I take the linear algebra class required for my major, I also took a more advanced course on the subject that is usually taken only by math majors. In addition, I have taken two courses on the subject at the graduate level. I can aid anyone on their studies of this subject regardless of the level at which they are taking it.