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Victor tutors in Somerville, MA

Victor P.

Private tutor in Somerville, MA

5Victor P.

7 reviews

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - BA, Physics , Tufts University - PhD, Physics

Experience

I attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where I received a B.A. in Physics. After receiving my undergraduate degree, I did post graduate studies at Dartmouth College and ultimately completed a Ph.D. in Physics at Tufts University. In this time, I studied quantum gravity and fluctuating space times.For the eight years I was a graduate student, I worked as a teacher's assistant for many different undergraduate courses. Because of my background in physics, I am very proficient in mathematics courses, from grammar school up to the collegiate level. When studying physics or mathematics, I believe that it is much more beneficial to look at both disciplines as languages of their own rather than seeing them as a mere series of numbers. When you approach physics and mathematics with this mindset, learning the equations becomes substantially easier.I prefer to teach using the Socratic method, where students are guided, but they still use their own experiences and prior knowledge to understand the world. Not only is this more engaging, but it allows the student to come to a conclusion using his or her own skills and experiences. Students must have the chance to use their skills to come to a correct conclusion through problem solving and critical thinking. 

Availability

Weekdays at any time, Weekends at any time

Can Meet

Up to 30 minutes away at my regular hourly rate

Hobbies

video games, science fiction

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