Ph.D., Physics, Indiana University
M.S., Physics, Indiana University
B.S., Physics Towson University, summa cum laude
I love math. And I love science – especially physics and the physical sciences. I enjoy finding ways of communicating math and science to people who don't love them or who just want a better understanding.
I've been helping students improve their GPAs for more than ten years. I've tutored students coming from a wide range of ages, academic and cultural backgrounds and disabilities. I've also instructed physics at the college level – I know what your teachers are looking for, I know what you're trying to learn, and I know many techniques for helping you achieve your goals.
Are you just trying to survive a required semester of general physics? Do you need an A in physics to get into medical school? Are you a beginning physicist or engineer struggling with some of new concepts, or just trying to connect all the dots? Are you a more advanced physics major who needs a little guidance with tough assignments or classes? Or are you just learning High school Calculus and want to ace the AP exam? I've either been there personally, or taught people who were. I can be there for you.
In addition to my teaching background, I hold a Ph.D. in neutrino physics. My thesis research combined nuclear and particle physics by using a neutrino oscillation experiment called MiniBooNE to measure the cross section of ν p --> ν p and ν n --> ν n interactions via exchange of a Z-boson. After graduating, I spent several years in research and development for a start-up technologies company creating cutting edge solutions to diverse problems.
Standardized tests: Expert help for SAT and ACT math, SAT II math and physics, AP math and physics, MCAT physics, GRE general math, and GRE physics subject tests.
High school math/physics: Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Integrated Math 1 - 3, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, and Calculus, as well as Physics and Physical Science.
Basic college math: College Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Finite Mathematics, Differential and Integral Calculus (for multivariate or vector Calculus see "Advanced college math").
Basic college physics: General physics 1, 2, and 3 (both algebra/trig and calculus based), Conceptual Physics, How Things Work, Physics of Light and Color, Physics of Sound/Acoustics, Physics for Non-majors.
Advanced college math: Abstract Algebra, Multivariate Calculus, Vector Calculus, Advanced Calculus, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Complex Analysis. Contact me if you are unsure about a particular class.
Advanced college physics: Modern Physics, Mathematical Physics (Mathematical Methods), Mechanics, Geometric Optics, Modern Physics Lab, Advanced Lab.
SPECIFIC TUTORING SERVICES:
2006 — Outstanding Graduate Student in Experimental Research Award (IU Physics Department)
2003 — Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant
2002 — George Michail Memorial Poster Award
1999 — William H. Pellham Award for Outstanding Juniors in Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences (Towson University)
1996-2000 — College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Dean's Scholarship (Towson University)
1996-2000 — Towson University Scholarship
A.A. Aguilar-Arevalo et al., "Measurement of the Neutrino Neutral-Current Elastic Differential Cross Section", arXiv:1007.4730 [hep-ex], submitted to Phys. Rev. D.
A.A. Aguilar-Arevalo et al., "A Search for Muon Neutrino and Anti-Neutrino Disappearance in MiniBooNE", arXiv:0903.2465 [hep-ex], Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 061802 (2009)
A.A. Aguilar-Arevalo et al., "The MiniBooNE Detector", arXiv:0806.4201 [hep-ex], Nucl. Instr. Meth. A599 (2009) 28-46