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Lessons offered by David
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Precalculus & Calculus
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

PhD candidate in theoretical physics at UCLA with 6 years of teaching and tutoring experience.

Methodology

My lessons focus on problem-solving techniques using either assigned homework or problems I provide. I start by walking students step-by-step through problems, then gradually reduce the assistance I provide until the student is solving problems on their own. Once the student can solve the problems independently, I like to ask questions and pose challenge problems to test conceptual understanding as opposed to rote learning.

Background

I'm a PhD student at UCLA working on finishing my dissertation. I have been a teaching assistant in the Physics department at UCLA since I started here six years ago. I've also been a private tutor to UCLA students and high school students, including students enrolled in AP and honors classes at elite LA area high schools.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : $50/h
Lessons offered by David
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Precalculus & Calculus
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

David's resume

Education:
University of California, Los Angeles
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (In Progress)
- Thesis title: Aspects of geometry in lattice quantum Hall systems. Advisor: Rahul Roy

University of California, Los Angeles
Master of Science in Physics (June 2014)

Ohio University
Bachelor of Science in Physics (June 2012)
- magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Distinguished Professor Scholarship awarded by Prof. Peter Jung.

Employment:
Teaching Assistant, UCLA Physics & Astronomy (Sept. 2012-Aug.2018)
- Planned and led undergraduate and graduate discussion and lab sections, held office hours, and graded assignments and exams.
- Awarded Outstanding Teaching Award by UCLA Physics & Astronomy

Private Tutor, Physics and Math (Apr. 2013-Present)
-Tutored high school students, undergraduates, and adult learners in physics and math from high school to graduate level.

Research Experience
Theoretical condensed matter physics, Rahul Roy group (June 2013-Present)
- Calculated perturbative and non-perturbative behavior of geometry of Hofstadter bands, wrote C++ and Python code defining interactions in these bands, and showed relationship between band geometry and numerically-calculated gaps of fractional quantum Hall phases.
- Defined Hofstadter-like tight-binding models with novel, non-Landau level continuum band hamiltonians and numerically studied stability of quantum Hall phases in these bands
- Led authorship of two research papers as first author in collaboration with 3 colleagues.
- Wrote Python notebooks to efficiently search and catalogue arXiv preprints.

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