Tutors Profiles - Fall 2014

Tutors Profiles - Fall 2014

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Graduated (Master's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus

    Mogi received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University at the age of 19 and received her M.S. in Chemical & Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  At Purdue, she was employed as a Calculus and Chemistry tutor by the university's Minority Engineering Program.  She also worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for the Chemical Engineering Calculations course (equivalent to CU's Chemical Engineering Materials & Energy Balances course) and for the Design of Staged Separation Processes course.  As a graduate student at CU, she worked as an advanced graduate teaching assistant for the Chemical Engineering Kinetics course. 

  In the Fall of 2009, Mogi left CU's PhD program and founded the BuffTutor Network. Since then, she has tutored hundreds of students in Math, Chemistry and Physics.  As a full-time tutor, Mogi is able to devote all of her time to addressing her students' academic needs, and as the director of the BuffTutor Network, she works tirelessly to assist hundreds of other students find the best tutors in the Boulder area.

Graduated (Master's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Broomfield, Eerie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Superior, Westminster

Alexa graduated with a BA in English and Political Science from Bennington College in 2005.  Her graduate work includes a MA in Teaching from Bennington College as well as a MA in Literature from Middlebury College.  As an English teacher of 7 years and an instructor of English Composition at Front Range Community College, Alexa is dedicated to helping students improving their writing skills and techniques.  Alexa has experience editing works ranging from traditional English papers to peer reviewed scientific publications. 

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill

Alex is currently a second year graduate student in the Economics PhD program at CU-Boulder. He received his B.A. in Economics with a minor in Finance from Claremont McKenna College and his M.A. in Economics from Boston University. As an undergraduate at Claremont McKenna, Alex took 20 different courses in the fields of Economics, Accounting, and Finance and was a tutor for both Intermediate Macroeconomics and Money and Banking. While at Boston University, he specialized in applied microeconomics fields such as environmental, labor, and public economics. At CU-Boulder, Alex has served as a T.A. for Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics as well as Statistics and Intro to Econometrics. His focus as a graduate student is in applied microeconomics fields.

Outside of academics, Alex worked for several years for an economic consulting firm specializing in applications of environmental and public economics. The combination of his academic tutoring experience and real world applications enables him to relate opaque economics topics to students in a simple to understand manner.

Graduate Student
No Longer Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus

Andrew received his Double B.S. in Mathematics and Physics with a minor in Astronomy at Texas A&M University-Commerce Cum Laude with High Honors. After having developed an interest in spacecraft dynamics while working for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in X-ray optics for two summers, he began working towards his Ph.D. in Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation focusing on X-ray Navigation.

With prior tutoring/teaching in Astronomy and Physics as an undergraduate and current Teaching Assistant experience in Astronomy, Andrew looks forward to helping you with your college or high school academic needs.

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder

Ari graduated with a BS in Environmental Engineering from CU Boulder. She was employed as a Statics and Structures TA during her undergrad and hasn't stopped teaching since. She has worked tutoring small groups in Math and Chemistry and has taken STEM education courses to be a more effective tutor.  

Graduated (PhD)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Longmont, Louisville, Superior

Art is a retired Physics Professor, having taught for 4 decades at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Art stressed fundamentals and critical thinking and will do the same as your tutor. Art has many practice Quizzes and tests to help students become better students and to build confidence. Students can check out his previous student evaluations at the RateMyProfessor web site.  Search for Braundmeier, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus

Caitlin is currently an undergraduate student at CU and majored in and completed her Spanish Language & Literature Bachelor's degree, and is working on finishing her second Bachelor's degree in International Affiars. She is great at Spanish and is even in the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi for her overall grades at CU as well as her grades in Spanish courses. Caitlin is well-versed in Spanish language, grammar, conversation, and literature, and maintained a Spanish GPA of She has been studying Spanish for a large part of her life and even spent a month in Mexico working with Spanish-speaking children and teaching them English. 

Graduated (Master's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Louisville, Superior

Charlie is a May 2014 graduate of CU Boulder's Asian Languages MA in Japanese. After three years of working as a TA for Japanese language courses at CU, Charlie is applying to PhD programs in North America and Japan this next year in order to achieve the super-epic-dream-job of teaching Japanese language and civilizations classes at a university.

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Broomfield, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Superior

Chris is an accomplished graduate student with 2 peer reviewed research publications and a 3.9 graduate GPA. He has 4 semesters of teaching experiance in both Human Anatomy Lab and Human Physiology Lab. He consistently receives high marks on his FCQs, 5.9 out of 6.0 for TA overall and 6.0 out of 6.0 for TA's knowledge of the subject. In addition, his sections perform very well compared to other sections in the course, 1st and 3rd on the most recent Muscles Practial (Human Anatomy Lab) out of 24 sections. 

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Louisville, Superior

Dakota has been studying the Spanish language for seven years and counting. She began her study in high school, and continued through college, majoring in Spanish Language and Literature. In completing four years of intensive Spanish study in college with grammar, conversation, and literature courses she is extreamly well versed in reading, writing and conversing in Spanish. Although she did not study abroad, she went on a three week trip with the Volunteer Resource Center at CU to Nicaragua and was the only student who spoke Spanish. As a result, in her home stay she translated for a week and a half between her housemates, CU students, and the host family, Nicaraguans. Additionally, Dakota uses her Spanish daily at her current job at a gym, and handels all matters with anyone who speaks Spanish.   

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Eerie, Superior, Westminster

Daniel obtained his B.A. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Mathematics and Engineering at New Mexico State University in 2012 and  is currently pursuing a Ph.d. in Chemical Engineering.  As an undergraduate, he was employed for four years at Dona Ana Community College (a local branch of New Mexico State) as a tutor in Math (developmental to Calculus 3), Chemistry, Physics, and backup English where he received Tutor of the Year.  In addition to these subjects, he has a background in Spanish, Music Theory, Beginning Piano, Creative Writing, and Theatre (character/script analyis and performance technique).  Daniel graduated with high honors with a 3.989 GPA and received the Outstanding Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Award as a result of his scholastic and leadership achievements. 

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus

Elliot has signifcant experience in physics and mathematics. He received his bachelors degree in physics from St. Mary's College of Maryland and is currently working towards his master's degree in aerospace engineering at CU. Elliot was a TA in both general physics I and general physics II. He also tutored students in math and physics. Elliot strives to ensure students understand the underlying concepts of the material they are studying, helping them excel in the classroom, on homework and on exams.

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder

Emily is currently a PhD candidate in German Studies at CU Boulder.  After completing her Bachelor's Degree in Women's & Gender Studies, German, and Economics at Bucknell University in 2009, Emily spent two years teaching English and studying in Heidelberg, Germany.  She is fluent in German and has experience teaching German language courses to a variety of students at different levels and with different language abilities.  She is also TEFL certified, which means she is able to and has a lot of experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and business English to children and adults alike.  Emily received her Master's Degree in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati in 2013, and is comfortable teaching and tutoring a wide-range of feminist, women's studies, and sociology classes.  

Emily looks forward to working with students interested in improving their German language skills, who are struggling in their German Studies content courses, or who are seeking help in Women's Studies or beginning sociology courses.  She is also available to help students seeking to improve their English, or who are preparing for the TOEFL exam.  

Graduated (PhD)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder
Eerie, Lafayette, Longmont

Gina is currently a postdoctoral fellow conducting research on the impact of the pine beetle outbreak on water quality in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry from Old Dominion University, VA in 2011. Her PhD research involved investigating the organic nitrogen molecular character and reactivity in lake sediments using a variety of advanced analytical techniques. In 2006 she obtained her undergraduate Masters MChem from the University of Sheffield, UK (Instead of a bacholars). As a result of her research, Gina has published several papers in scientific journals.

During her PhD she was a TA for Chemistry for non majors in which she was responsible for teaching a 1 hour recitation and laboratory, including all grading. She has also taught as a guest lecturer an undergraduate/graduate course in environmental soil chemistry for the last 3 years. She is also the organiser of a summer soils science institute in which she is responsible for designing experiments and teaching students from a wide range of disciplines and levels chemical laboratory techniques. During both her PhD and postdoc she has been a mentor to both undergraduate and graduate students, in which she taught key skills, helped in solving problems and assigned work when applicable.

Gina is an expert in many analytical techniques, environmental chemistry and organic geochemistry. She seeks to use her extensive chemical background to help students in understanding difficult aspects of their chemical courses. 

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder

Jonathan graduated summa cum laude from CU Boulder with a double major in Integrative Physiology and German in 2013 (IPHY GPA 3.97). While a student at CU, he worked for 1.5 years at the Student Academic Success Center tutoring Anatomy, Physiology and Organic Chemistry. In addition, Jonathan spent a year abroad in Regensburg, Germany and currently hold the C1 certificate from the Goethe Institute. 

Graduate Student
No Longer Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill

Josh received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of New Hampshire and has a minor in Applied Mathematics. He is currently pursuing an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering with a focus in Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation. During his time at the University of New Hampshire, Josh tutored for various mechanical engineering and math classes. He is passionate about engineering, science, and math, and wants to share this passion with others. Josh also has industry experience at BAE Systems Inc., where he applied many of the tools he learned from his undergraduate coursework. This summer, he will be working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, South Boulder

      Kyle completed his undergradutate education at Iowa State University, with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Mathematics (cum. 3.84 GPA). His academic interests include astrodynamics and automatic control of spaceflight vehicles, both of which heavily involve mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, linear algebra, calculus, differential equations) and physics. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in the Aerospace Sciences department at CU Boulder with a focus in astrodynamics and satellite navigation.

     Kyle strongly believes in learning from the bottom up, and developing simple skills as a means to break down and solve more complex problems easily. He is always looking for new opportunities to sharpen his skills and help others to succeed.

     Tutors STEM courses, primarily mathematics, physics and also a few aerospace science courses.

Undergraduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Broomfield, Louisville

Laura is a senior studying both political science and international affairs. She is a member of the Model United Nations at CU and has traveled to multiple national MUN conferences. She is also the co-president of the international affairs honors society Sigma Iota Rho Alpha Eta chapter.

Her regional focus for her international affairs major is Russia and the former Soviet Union, with a historcial emphasis on the Cold War, though she has a through knowledge of international and non-region specific theories and applications in international affairs as well. In political science, her emphasis is on the application of political theory to foreign policy and strategic defense. She has also studied American political systems specifically at the undergraduate level in addition to general political theory.

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus
Denver

Luciana received her B.A. and Teaching License in Portuguese, with minor in Linguistics in 2006 and received her M.A. in Linguistics in 2008, all from University of São Paulo, Brazil. Currently, she is a PhD student and T.A. in the Department of Linguistics, with a focus on Portuguese phonetics and phonology, and romance linguistics. She is a native speaker of Portuguese and fluent in Spanish. Luciana is an experienced Portuguese and ESL instructor, with considerable knowledge of Portuguese and Brazilian literatures, as well as Portuguese and Spanish composition, grammar and phonetics, and general linguistics (phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, etc.). Besides Portuguese and Spanish, Luciana is also available teach Linguistics. She can work around student’s needs and goals, so she will be able to help you out with your needs.

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus

Luis has 4 years experience tutoring Math (Pre-Algebra through Calculus III and Differential Equations), Physics (mechanics), and lower-level Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering courses. He was also a Teaching Assistant for an Aero/Fluids Laboratory course for 2 semesters. Luis has a Bachelor's Degree with Honors from New Mexico State University in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Math. As an undergraduate, he received the Outstanding Student Award in the MAE Department. He is currently a graduate student in Aerospace Engineering.

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, East Boulder

Margaret graduated with her B.A. in Biochemistry in 2013 at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she is currently a second year graduate student in the Integrative Physiology department.  Margaret worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for the Introduction to Statistics course (IPHY 2800) for 2 semesters and continues to work as a graduate teaching assistant for this course. Her responsibilities include leading lab sections, creating exam questions, substituting for the professor, and working one-on-one with students. For the past 3 years, Margaret has been working in the Sleep and Development Laboratory where she has been able to hone her skills and knowledge in statistics. 

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Broomfield, Lafayette, Superior, Westminster

Megan received her B.A. in History and Linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin. She is currently a first year graduate student in the Linguistics Department. Her specialty is documentary and diachronic linguistics with a focus on native languages of Siberia. During her undergraduate she studied at the Mezhdunarodnyy Universitet v Moskve (Moscow International University).

In addition to her specialization in langauges Megan studied astrophysics and worked as a summer intern developing code for a space telescope. Astronomy is still a passion of hers, though it is no longer an academic focus.

Graduate Student
No Longer Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, South Boulder

Molly May graduated Summa Cum Laude from CU Boulder with a degree in physics and a minor in math. She is currently in her third year of graduate school at CU pursuing a PhD in physics (her research is in quantum biology). 

Molly is bright, enthusiastic, and great at explaining difficult concepts. As a graduate student, she  has worked as a TA and tutored for four semesters. During her undergraduate career, Molly worked as a Learning Assistant and a tutor for PHYS 1110 (intro to mechanics). She also worked with the Physics Education Research group developing better ways to teach quantum mechanics and volunteered teaching physics in a low income elementary school. Molly's combination of content knowledge and teaching experience helps students at any level succeed.

Undergraduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder

Nick is currently finishing his B.A. in Physics and in French while simultaneously working towards acquiring his Educator License in the State of Colorado. He has been studying French for 8 years, including spending the Summer of 2013 studying at the Institut Français des Alpes in Annecy, France. He is in the Presidential Scholars Program at CU-Boulder, the scholarship given to the most prestigious incoming out-of-state students.

Nick has worked as a Learning Assistant (LA) for General Physics 2 at CU-Boulder, and is currently involved in the PISEC physics education program, a volunteer organization running after-school programs for local underrepresented youth. He has unofficially tutored friends and family members, and has tutored CU students for nearly a year now. He is excited to help students reach their educational goals!

 
Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, North Boulder, South Boulder
Broomfield, Eerie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Superior

Adademic accomplishments: Graduated from Colorado College cum laude with distiction with a BA in mathematics. Recieved 2 awards within the department. Graduated with 3.9 GPA. Currently a second year graduate student in the applied mathematics department at CU. Maintains a 3.8 GPA and has research passed 2 preliminary exams in partial differential equations and numerical analyis. Currently working with Dr. Lijun Chen in the electrical engineering department on power networks.

Teaching/tutoring exerpience: Served as teaching assistant for CU for past 1.5 years. Has been a TA for calculus 3 (2 semesters) differential equations, calculus 1 and calculus 1 workgroup. Teaches recitations in which TA goes over problems and writes and grades quizzes. Holds office hours in which TA answers individual questions, provides one-on-one to help to students on homeworks. Grades homework, projects, quizzes, and exams. Currently a TA for calculus 3.  Has tutored middle school/elementary level math through a program called mighty math as an undergraduate.

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder

Steve earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees at USC in aerospace engineering and is currently in the aerospace PhD program at CU.  He has helped students study for the GRE math test and has worked with the BuffTutor program for one semester teaching Physics I.

Undergraduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Broomfield, Superior, Westminster

Stuart received his B.S in Business Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013. He is currently working at a double degree in Biochemistry and has his sights on dental school in the fall of 2015. At the University of Colorado, he was a teacher’s assistant for General Biology 1 and General Biology 2 for a year. He also spent a semester as a teacher’s assistant for an upper division management course at the LEEDS School of Business. Stuart has experience helping students with organic chemistry  in the MAPS program, has worked as a surgical assistant for Colorado Regional Oral Surgery, and has been a coordinator for the Volunteer Resource Center. 

Undergraduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, South Boulder

     William Smith is currently a senior at UC, majoring in geography and minoring in history. As a child, he competed at the Florida State Geography Bee. He worked for six and a half years as a geospatial analyst with the US Army, and was the distinguished graduate for his class. While enlisted, he was promoted to be the manager of a GIS team, and fell in love with sharing knowledge and experience.

     He has also been an avid history buff since childhood, mostly focused on the history of the United States and the Roman Empire.