I graduated with high honors from UC Merced in 2013 after only three years, and I graduated from CSU Fresno with an MS, also with honors. I've been tutoring since 2012, first at the Bali Learning Center in Merced (until Fall 2015), then privately once the travel became too much of a burden. As such, I have thousands of hours of tutoring experience in a wide variety of subjects. These subjects include (but are not necessarily limited to) any level math (including statistics), any level physics... [more]

Algebra 1

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis. As such, I took many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (including Algebra 1) for several years now.

Algebra 2

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis. I've also tutored various math subjects, including Algebra 2, for years. I'm intimately familiar with the topics and have many tricks for learning the material.

Biology

I have my BS in Physics and will soon have my MS in Physics. As such, I needed to take several biology and biophysics courses. These courses, in addition to the years of tutoring I've given on the subject, have more than prepared me for tutoring high school biology.

Calculus

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis. As such, I took many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (including calculus) for several years now. I am intimately familiar with the requirements of the Calculus AB and BC tests and tend to focus on the most important elements of those tests when tutoring.

Chemistry

I have my BS in Physics and I needed to take several chemistry and physical chemistry college level courses. These courses (all of which I aced), in addition to the years of tutoring I've given on the subject, have prepared me for teaching this subject.

Vocabulary

I have been teaching SAT Reading and English for years. Additionally, I have been an avid reader for my entire life. As such, I have developed a large vocabulary and the means with which to impart this knowledge.

Grammar

I have been an avid reader, an English language enthusiast, and an SAT English tutor for many years. This has prepared me more than adequately teaching and correcting grammar.

General Computer

I have been using computers all my life! I've built several computers, taken several coding and computer science/engineering courses in college, and done hours and hours of independent research regarding computers. If you want information on the inner-workings of a computer, a network, or a program, I can help you out!

Geometry

I have my BS in Physics with an emphasis in mathematics. I also tutored geometry for years at the Bali Learning Center in Merced. In the past, I've been able to raise my students' confidence in the subject material and boost their grade considerably.

Physics

I have my BS and MS in Physics. I've also been tutoring physics for many years and am intimately familiar with the subject material for all of the physics AP tests. I have acted as a stand-in for professors in their lower-division and upper-division college-level physics lectures, and I taught introductory physics classes and labs for two years at the college level.

Prealgebra

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis. As such, I took many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (including prealgebra) for several years now.

Precalculus

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis and I graduated from my university with high honors. As such, I took (and aced) many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (including precalculus) for several years now.

Reading

I have taught SAT English for several years now. Additionally, I have been an extremely avid reader for my entire life. I have also taught several reading workshops in Madera and Merced (CA).

Trigonometry

I have my BS in physics with an emphasis in mathematics. I also tutored trigonometry for years at the Bali Learning Center in Merced. I know many tricks to help students remember the unit circle and all of those troublesome trig formulas and identities.

Writing

I have been teaching SAT Writing for years now. Also, I have loved writing (particularly persuasive and science writing) for my entire life. Lastly, a paper I wrote this year will soon be published in the American Journal of Physics.

Astronomy

I have an MS in physics. As such, I was required to take several astrophysics and astronomy courses. I am well-versed in everything from cosmology to general relativity!

Statistics

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis, which entailed taking (and acing) several advance statistics classes. I also tutored statistics for years at the Bali Learning Center in Merced, CA. Additionally, I was hired by the Merced County School District to run tutorial sessions for AP stats after school at Merced High.

English

At one time I was actually considering making English and English literature my life-long passion! I won several poetry and essay contests when I was younger, and I have tutored SAT English for several years now. I am also an experienced and accomplished science writer.

SAT Math

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis and I graduated from my university with high honors. As such, I took (and aced) many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (SAT Math) for several years now. I am intimately familiar with the requirements of the SAT test (including the new version) and will often use a companion book (Barron's is my favorite, but I've used Princeton Review at times as well) when working with students. I am very well versed in the math tactics that the SAT expects students to employ.

Literature

I have been an avid reader for years and years! I have read and re-read every book that can be found on any required reading lists for high schools, and most books that are required for budding literature majors. Through experience and several classes taken in undergrad, I have a keen understanding of literary analysis and interpretation.

GRE

I have been helping people prepare for the GRE since 2013. I myself took the GRE that year and scored in the 98th and 99th percentiles for English and Math respectively. Having relatively recently taken the test, and having taught it for several years now, I am confident that I would be able to help anyone with feeling comfortable and prepared for the test.

Proofreading

I have taught SAT English for several years, and I have always been an avid reader and English language enthusiast. This prepares me for just about any proofreading task that could come my way!

SAT Reading

I taught SAT prep classes and gave tutoring in all areas of the SAT for the Bali Learning Center in Merced for years. All of my students improved their scores, some of them by a large margin. When teaching SAT Prep, I provide a companion book for the student to use between lessons. I also provide a detailed lesson plan, assign homework, and help students decide when they should take the test.

SAT Writing

I taught SAT prep classes and gave tutoring in all areas of the SAT for the Bali Learning Center in Merced for years. All of my students improved their scores, some of them by a large margin. When teaching SAT Prep, I provide a companion book for the student to use between lessons. I also provide a detailed lesson plan, assign homework, and help students decide when they should take the test. For writing in particular, I focus on teaching students to express their thoughts quickly, effectively, and clearly.

Physical Science

I have a BS in physics and I will soon have my MS in the same field. I've been tutoring different levels of science, including physical science, for several years now. All of my students have seen favorable results and I've never had a student express dissatisfaction with my teaching.

Probability

I have a BS and an MS in mathematical physics. As such, I have a keen understanding of many different fields of math, including statistics and probability. I have tutored statistics for years and I was hired by the Merced Unified School District to run after school prob/stats tutorial programs. This experience and my educational background makes me an ideal tutor for this subject!

ACT Reading

I've been tutoring ACT Prep (all sections) for several years. I typically use a companion text (Barron's is my preference) when teaching students how to tackle this test.

ACT English

I have been teaching ACT prep for several years and all of my students have received a score they felt happy with. When I tutor this subject, I typically teach the student to use a companion text (typically Barron's). By teaching them how to use the text, the student can improve their understanding on their own when they aren't able to meet with me.

ACT Math

I have a BS in Physics with Mathematical Emphasis and I graduated from my university with high honors. As such, I took (and aced) many high-level math classes. Additionally, I've been tutoring math (including ACT Math) for several years now. I am intimately familiar with the requirements of the ACT test and will often use a companion book (Barron's is my favorite, but I've used others as well) when working with students.

ACT Science

I have a BS in physics and will soon have an MS in physics. I've also tutored ACT Prep (all sections) for several years now. When teaching students ACT Prep, I usually use a companion test for assigning homework and guiding the student. I prefer to use Barron's, but I've used other texts as well.

Differential Equations

I have a BS in physics with mathematical emphases and an MS in the same field. I wrote my thesis on physics math theory and I am publishing a paper in the American Journal of Physics based on my thesis research (publish date: Oct 2016, available upon request). I have taken and aced just about every math class imaginable at the undergraduate level, and several physics-related math graduate courses (group theory, functional analysis, advanced numerical analysis, etc...). Not only do I have a mastery of many math subjects (including differential equations, obviously), but I have the unique understanding of math that can come only from the practical application that physics and engineering offers.

College Counseling

I have been mentoring college-bound students for five years now. Among many things, I have helped my students and mentees with entrance exams, essays, and financial options available to new or current college students. I have also helped students that are looking to attend college decide how best to make themselves appealing to their favorite schools. I have worked closely with several admissions offices to best learn how the selection process is made, and I have (obviously) attended college recently enough to have personal experience to draw upon.

Linear Algebra

I have a BS in physics with mathematical emphases and an MS in the same field. I wrote my thesis on physics math theory and I am publishing a paper in the American Journal of Physics based on my thesis research (publish date: Oct 2016, available upon request). I have taken and aced just about every math class imaginable at the undergraduate level, and several physics-related math graduate courses (group theory, functional analysis, advanced numerical analysis, etc). Not only do I have a mastery of many math subjects (including linear algebra, obviously), but I have the unique understanding of math that can come only from the practical application that physics and engineering offers. Linear algebra in particular is of great importance in physics, and as such I have used it often on a daily basis myself!

MATLAB

During the course of getting my BS in physics with a mathematical emphasis, I took several classes that took advantage of MATLAB, including several numerical analysis courses. As such, I became comfortable using MATLAB for the purpose of numerics. Additionally, I used MATLAB a bit in the lab I worked in at UC Merced. I used it to create a topographical map of a sample from gathered ellipsometry data, so I have some lab experience with it as well. Additionally I've tutored several students over the past few years in the basics of MATLAB.