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Lessons offered by Reza
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  • Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Calculus
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Physics professor with 5 years of experience offering help in San Diego, CA

Methodology

My approach is heavily focused on mastering problem-solving skills. I believe physics can only be learned through solving many problems.

Background

I have a Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University and was a physics lecturer at the University of San Diego for 5 years. I have taught thousands of students in the area some of whom have gone to some of the greatest medical and graduate schools in the country.

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Rate for online lessons : $60/h
Lessons offered by Reza
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Calculus
Levels
  • All Levels

Reza's resume

REZA AFRA (concealed information)  (concealed information)  San Diego, CA 92108 EDUCATION
 Doctorate in Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN 2015
 M. Sc. in Physics, University of Isfahan, Iran 2007
 B. Sc. in Physics, University of Kashan, Iran 2004
EMPLOYMENT
ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
The University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 2016–Present
 Developed and taught a Machine Learning course for the Master’s program in healthcare analytics with a focus on pattern-recognition in large & complex datasets as well as predictive modeling.
 Educated 1000+ students in optics, electromagnetism & mechanics, with a focus on cultivating talent and instilling a passion for learning thanks to robust mentoring & communication skills. Provided hands-on experience in statistical testing & data analysis.
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2009–2015
 Challenged 30-yo scientific consensus by showing the inadequacy of Markovian assumptions for modeling the kinetics of polymer cyclization via proper scientific methodology, in-depth research & experimentation.
 Developed Brownian Dynamics Simulations of semiflexible polymer cyclization, predicting dependence of cyclization kinetics on polymer length and hypothesizing cyclization dynamics.
 Published the results in top journals and presented a the top conferences
 Taught simulation of physical processes via Python.
 Requested as a graduate mentor for 2 Ph.D. candidates from Austria & Korea, promoting cross-cultural communication and understanding to encourage continued growth.

COURSEWORK
 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I & II
 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics I & II
 Advanced Electrodynamics
 Advanced Statistical Mechanics
 Advanced Mathematical Methods in Physics
 Numerical Methods in Physics
PUBLICATIONS
 R. Afra and B. Todd, “Kinetics of Inter-Segmental Contact in Semiflexible Polymers”. Presented at the American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 2013.
 R. Afra and B. Todd, “DNA Looping Kinetics,” 2013 Biophysical Symposium, West Lafayette, IN, May 2013.
 R. Afra and B. Todd, “Kinetics of Loop Formation in Worm-like Chain Polymers,” Journal of Chemical Physics, May 2013.


List of Courses Taught
Mechanics, Electricity, Optics, Thermodynamics

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