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Physics Masters graduate looking for students to tutor Math and Physics in Houston

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When I tutor, I usually help students process the question one step at a time. I ask a lot of questions to ensure the student understands why we are doing each step. If I feel unsure the student understands how to do the problem, I typically will create practice problems for the student.

Background

I earned a Physics M.S. degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Boulder). While at CU-Boulder I was a teaching assistant for undergraduate physics courses. After leaving CU-Boulder I taught middle school math. Eventually I left that position and entered my current job as a software developer. I am now aspiring towards a data science position.

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Rate for online lessons : $11/h
Lessons offered by Gary
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Precalculus
Levels
  • All Levels

Gary's resume

Gary Garth Simmons
1335 Silverado Dr #2005 Houston, TX 77077
(concealed information)
Cell: (concealed information)

Education:
-May 2018 University of Colorado-Boulder; Physics M.S; Boulder, CO; GPA 3.182
-May 2014 California State University-San Marcos (CSUSM); Accumulated GPA
3.959; Applied Physics BS; San Marcos, CA
-Jun 2010 Mission Hill High School; High School Diploma; Weighted GPA 4.16;
San Marcos, CA

Related Work and Volunteer Experience:
2019-Present) Full Stack Developer;
Infosys; Houston, TX
● Implementing and debugging solutions to Schlumberger
applications using Angular, .Net, REST API, MongoDB, and SQL

Fall 2018) Middle School Math Teacher (Grades 6-8 & Algebra I);
Nativity: Faith & Reason; Broomfield,CO
● Taught 2 6th grade math classes, 2 7th grade classes, 1 8th grade
class, and 1 Algebra class
● Graded daily assignments for each class
● Created lesson plans and quizzes for each class

Spring 2017) Teaching Assistant (Physics 1140 & Physics 2210);
University of Colorado-Boulder Physics Department; Boulder, CO
● Taught 2 lab sessions per week for Physics 1140: Experimental
Physics 1
● Graded weekly homework sessions for Physics 2210: Classical
Mechanics and Mathematical Methods 1
● Assistant students in understanding physics homework and lab
questions in both classes

Fall 2016) Teaching Assistant (Physics 1140 & Physics 3310);
University of Colorado-Boulder Physics Department; Boulder, CO
● Taught 2 lab sessions per week for Physics 1140: Experimental
Physics 1
● Graded weekly homework sessions for Physics 3310: Principles of
Electromagnetism 1
● Assistant students in understanding physics homework and lab
questions in both classes

Summer 2016) Teaching Assistant (Physics 1110: General Physics 1);
University of Colorado-Boulder Physics Department; Boulder, CO
● Taught daily recitations for a four week calculus based physics
course
● Assisted students in understanding physics homework questions

2015-2017) Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) Graduate
Student Mentor; Boulder, CO
● Advised and mentored undergraduate researchers for a 10 week
summer scientific research program

Spring 2015) Partnerships for Informal Scientific Education in the Community (PISEC)
University Educator; Longmont, CO
● Guided elementary and middle school students through principles
of electricity and magnetism via exploratory physics experiments

Summer 2015) SRTP Student Mentor; San Marcos, CA
● Advised and mentored undergraduate researchers for a 3 week
summer scientific research program

Spring 2014) Discover CSUSM volunteer; San Marcos, CA
● Gave a research laboratory tour to prospective CSUSM students

2013-2014) STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Volunteer, San Marcos, CA
● Helped high school students understand neuron voltage potentials
with electricity cockroach leg experiments.

Fall 2013) Physics Department Tour Guide; San Marcos, CA
● Guided an aspiring physics student on a one hour tour through
various locations in the physics department and the school.

Spring 2013) Campus Tour Guide: San Marcos, CA
● Guided a group of underrepresented high school students
through various locations of the university campus

Spring 2012 & 2013) San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering; San Diego, CA
● Explained rotational motion and electricity with gyroscope and
circuit demos to festival attendees

Spring 2012 & 2013) STEM Saturday Volunteer; San Marcos, CA
● Explained plasma physics and induction through plasma demos
● Launched rockets and taught attendees how to use astrolabes

Spring 2013) Service Learning Volunteer; CSUSM Office of Community Service
Learning; San Marcos, CA
● Developed and taught a 50 minute lesson on magnets to 2nd
graders

Fall 2012 & 2013) Annual Robot Expo Volunteer; CSUSM Physics Department; San Marcos,
CA
● Demonstrated mechanical and electromagnetic physics to children
with fun and practical demos

Spring 2012) Learning Assistant (Physics 201: Physics of Mechanics and Sound);
CSUSM School of Education; San Marcos, CA
● Assisted students with requested homework problems and
laboratory projects

Spring 2012) LSAMP Recruiter; CSUSM Office of Teaching, Research, and Education
in the Sciences(OTRES); San Marcos, CA
● Recruited students from underrepresented backgrounds into
joining PhD pathways programs

Research Experience
2017-2018) Graduate Research Assistant at University of Colorado-Boulder and
National Solar Observatory-Boulder
PI: Adam F. Kowalski PhD
● Comparing spectra of solar flare simulations to spectra of
chromospheric evaporation and condensation observations via
IDL and python

2015-2016) Graduate Research Assistant at University of Colorado-Boulder and
Southwest Research Institute-Boulder
PI: Carly Howett PhD
● Utilizing IDL thermal models to identify anomalies on icy worlds

2014-2015) Graduate Research Assistant at University of Colorado-Boulder
PI: Tobin L. Munsat PhD.
● Creating python code for plasma turbulence velocity calculations

2012-2014) Student Research Assistant at CSU San Marcos
PI: Michael J. Burin PhD.
● Utilized high speed, light intensifying cameras
● Assisted in vacuum system construction for a plasma chamber
● Measured plasma electrical characteristics
● Analyzed plasma spectroscopy data

Summer 2012) Committee of Institutional Cooperation-Summer Research Opportunity
Program (CIC-SROP) at Purdue University
PI: David S. Koltick PhD.
● Completed nuclear sealed source safety training
● Constructed cryogenic photomultiplier tube base
● Researched parasitic and temperature characteristics of passive
electrical components

Summer 2011) California State University-San Marcos; Summer Research Training
Program (SRTP)
PI: Suzanne Hizer PhD
● Completed Responsible Conduct of Research certification
● Developed experiment on glucose effects on Escherichia Coli
● Analyzed statistical significance with GraphPad Prism

Relevant Software Skills
Angular; .Net; C#; REST API; MongoDB; SQL; HTML; CSS; Typescript; Javascript; Microsoft
Word; Microsoft Powerpoint; Microsoft Excel; Windows; MacOS; Linux; Matlab; IDL; Python;
C++; Mathematica; GraphPad Prism; Labview

Relevant Hardware Skills
Analog circuit analysis and troubleshooting; Soldering; Vacuum system construction

Publications
Burin, M. J., Simmons, G. G., Ceja, H. G., Zweben, S. J., Nagy, A., & Brunkhorst, C. (2015). On
filament structure and propagation within a commercial plasma globe. Physics of
Plasmas (1994-Present), 22(5), 053509. (concealed information)

Posters and Presentations
G.G. Simmons, C.J.A. Howett, L.A. Young, J.R. Spencer. Searching for Thermal Anomalies on
Icy Satellites: Step 1- Validation of the Three Dimensional Volatile-Transport (VT3D).
(2015, November). Poster Presentation at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American
Astronomical Society-Division of Planetary Science (AAS-DPS). National Harbor, MD.

G. Simmons, L. Saucedo, M.J. Burin, A. Nagy, S.J. Zweben. Voltage Waveform Effects on a
Commercial Plasma Globe.
● (2014, April). Poster Presentation at the Palomar Hispanic Serving Institute-Science
Technology Engineering and Math (HSI-STEM) Scholar Research Symposium at
Palomar College. San Marcos, CA.
● (2013, November). Poster Presentation at the Student Poster Showcase at CSUSM.
San Marcos, CA.
● (2013, November). Poster Presentation at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American
Physics Society-Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP). Denver, CO.
● (2013, October). Poster Presentation at the 2013 Society of the Advancement of
Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) National Conference. San
Antonio, TX.

Gary G. Simmons and Michael J. Burin. Filament Propagation Measurements in a Commercial
Plasma Globe. (2014, February). Oral Presentation at the CSUSM Symposium of
Student Research, Creative Activities, and Innovation 2014. San Marcos, CA

G. Simmons, L. Saucedo, M.J. Burin, R. Hernandez, A. Nagy, S.J. Zweben. Voltage Waveform
Effects on a Commercial Plasma Globe.
● (2013, September). Oral Presentation at the CSUSM Frontiers in Science Fall 2013
Seminar Series. San Marcos,CA.
● (2013, August).Oral Presentation at the UCSD Summer Research Conference. La Jolla,
CA.

Michael J. Burin, Lydia Saucedo, Gary Simmons, Alex Nagy, Stewart Zweben. Filimentary
Discharges from Plasma Globes to Planetary Atmoshpheres. (2013, July).Orally
Presented at the 12th International Workshop on the Interrelationship Between Plasma
Experiments in the Laboratory and in Space. Hakuba, Japan

Gary G. Simmons and Michael J. Burin. Spectroscopy of Commercial Plasma Globes. (2013,
Februray).Oral Presentation at the CSUSM Symposium of Student Research, Creative
Activities, and Innovation 2013. San Marcos, CA

M. J. Burin, L. Saucedo, D.R. Wilson, G. G. Simmons, S. J. Zweben, C. Brunkhorst, A. Zwicker.
Sensitivity of RF-Driven Plasma Filaments to Trace Gases in Neon. (2012, November).
Poster Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the APS-DPP . Providence, RI.

Gary G. Simmons, David S. Koltick, Syed M. Hassan, Ahmed Hassanein, Michael Hosack .
Designing Phototube Base for High-Rate Liquid Noble Gas Detectors.
● (2012, November). Poster Presentation at the Student Poster Showcase at CSUSM. San
Marcos, CA.
● (2012, September). Oral Presentation at the CSUSM OTRES Fall 2012 Seminar Series.
San Marcos, CA.
● (2012, August). Oral presentation at the UCSD Student Research Showcase. San
Diego, CA.
● (2012, July).Poster presentation at the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
(DNDO)-National Science Foundation (NSF)-Academic Research Initiative Grantees
Conference (ARI). Leesburg, VA
● (2012, July). Poster presented at the Student Research Symposium at the CIC-SROP at
Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN
● (2012, July). Oral Presentation at Student Research Symposium at the CIC-SROP at
Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN

Gary Simmons. Excess glucose levels inhibits growth in Escherichia coli. (2011, July). Poster
Presentation at the SRTP Poster Session at CSUSM. San Marcos, CA.

Awards & Honors
2015 American Astronomical Society Division of Planetary
Sciences(AAS-DPS) Hartmann Travel Grant, award recepient
2014 Viasat-Exede Faculty-Student Collaboration Award, award recipient
2014 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)- Program for
Recognition of Undergraduate Distinction (PROUD) Award, award
nominee
2014 CSUSM President’s Award, award recipient
2014 CSUSM College of Science and Mathematics Dean’s Award, award
recipient
2013-Present Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honors Society, member
2012-2014 Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC), fellowship recipient
2011-Present Golden Key International, member
2010-2014 CSUSM Dean's List; College of Sciences and Mathematics
2010-2014 San Marcos Unified School District & CSUSM PACE Promise,
scholarship recipient
2010-2012 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), fellowship
recipient
2010-2012 St. Mark’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus, scholarship recipient
Memberships and Affiliations
2014-2017 CU-CafΓ©; University of Colorado-Boulder; Media Manager (2017)
2014-2017 Physics Graduate Liaison Committee; University of Colorado-Boulder
2012-2014 SACNAS, CSUSM Chapter; Secretary (2013-2014); Outreach Officer
(2012-2013)
2010-2014 Society of Physics Students, CSUSM Chapter; Secretary (2013-2014);
Vice President (2012-2013)


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