EducationPhD Physics Stanford 2013
Doctoral Thesis: "Inner valence contributions and phase-matching effects in high harmonic spectroscopy"
BA Physics San Francisco State University 2004
Minors in Math and Philosophy
ExperienceI teach physics and math at Truman College. Personally I am a naturally curious person, always wanting to know more. I bring this attitude to my tutoring style along with a spirit of playfulness to solving problems. I have found these attitudes to foster creativity and a sense of practical applications in my students.
As a teaching assistant at Stanford I gained experience grading, teaching labs, lecturing, and working with students. I took a course with a weekly discussion on interactive techniques for teaching physics. Our practicum included class observations, student teaching, and grading in current courses.
As a researcher I worked on a variety of projects during my graduate studies. I worked at LCLS, the free electron laser recently constructed at SLAC National Laboratory in Menlo Park as well as a smaller lab on Stanford campus. I coauthored several scientific articles and funding proposals and am excited to use my writing experience to foster writing skills in my students. I used matlab and microcontrollers to automate data acquisition as well as to do data analysis and monitor systematics. I contributed to building custom vacuum chambers, maintaining homemade femtosecond lasers, and aligning optics. Additionally I participated in building a successful research program from scratch. I am excited to bring this experience to a tutoring environment.
Below is a list of courses I have TA'ed for.
Stanford University Graduate Teaching Associate Fall 2005 - 2013
Electricity and Optics (Physics 23) - 1 quarter
Electricity and Magnetism (Physics 43) - 1 quarter
Quantum Mechanics (Physics 130) – 1 quarter
Intermediate Physics Laboratory 2: Experimental Techniques and Data Analysis (Physics 107) - 1 quarter
San Francisco State University Grader Fall ’02 - Spring ‘04
General Physics with Calculus 1 (Physics 220) – 1 semester
General Physics with Calculus 2 (Physics 230) – 1 semester
General Physics with Calculus 3 (Physics 240) – 1 semester
General Physics (Physics 111) – 1 semester
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Physics 370 ) – 1 semester
HobbiesI enjoy drawing, painting, puppets, middle distance running, hiking, camping, and identifying plants. I love all things bicycle including repairing, riding and touring. I am learning to play trumpet, piano and sing.
10th Grade math, 6th Grade Science, 7th Grade math, 7th Grade Science, 8th Grade math, 8th Grade Science, 9th Grade math, ACCUPLACER Arithmetic, ACCUPLACER College-Level Math, 6th Grade math, 5th Grade Science, 5th Grade math, 11th Grade math, 12th Grade math, 1st Grade math, 2nd Grade math, 3rd Grade math, 3rd Grade Science, 4th Grade math, 4th Grade Science, ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
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