#### Education

PhD in Theoretical Physics specialising in Quantum ComputingBSc (1st class Honours) in Physics and Math

#### Experience

I'm an experienced tutor, science communicator and educator with a PhD in quantum physics.What I bring to tutoring:

I worked for several years in the Perimeter Institute's world-class physics outreach department, where I ran physics summer schools for high school students, gave public talks on physics, and helped produce several episodes of TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin and CBC’s Quirks and Quarks. As a result I understand what topics are most challenging to people new to physics and math, and how to explain them in a way that connects with what they already know.

My PhD and following research fellowship focused on quantum computation. Highlights of my research career included working as a student with Nobel prize-winner Brian Schmidt, and a stint as a visiting researcher at Caltech. I developed excellent communication skills through 7 published peer-reviewed papers and two theses. My students benefit from my experience of what it's really like to do science, helping them see the bigger context to their studies.

In addition to my science career, I am experienced in connecting math and science to technology and the arts through running a festival of art and science for 3 years, and my current role as Executive Director of the Maker Festival (a hands-on festival of tech, creativity and innovation that attracts 14,000 people).

How I tutor:

I have 7 years tutoring experience from grade 6 to university. I am a genuine people-person, and enjoy helping students improve and find their confidence.

My fundamental goal is to help my students get to a point where they no longer need my help! This means three things:

(1) Bringing the student up to speed on topics they have missed or not understood. I also connect the ideas of physics and math to the broader world, so that there’s more to it than just memorizing and obeying abstract, unmotivated rules.

(2) Helping my students with their particular challenges, which may ultimately be nervousness in tests or a difficult relationship with a teacher. Finding solutions to these problems is just as important as understanding the content. For example, I help many students with simple techniques to avoid their most common mistakes when they’re under the pressure of a test.

(3) Building confidence and independence. As my students gain knowledge of the basics concepts, I encourage them to figure out their own approaches and gain confidence in their ability to solve their own problems without my instruction.

As a female physicist, I can especially be a role-model for young women in physics and math, fields that are still dominated by men.

I provide quiet tutoring space in my home.

Contact me (call or text) on 416 997 9048.

My rates are as follows:

$90 for a 1 hour session

$130 for a 1.5 hour session

$170 for a 2 hour session

#### Hobbies

Running community science events such as ArtScienceCamp (a one-day event bringing together artists and scientists).Swing dancing, yoga, hiking, traveling and cooking.

Languages: french (conversational) and spanish (basic).

#### Preferred Subjects

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1, Calculus 3, College Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Linear Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Differential Equations, CLEP Calculus, CLEP Precalculus, Calculus 2, Calculus 1, SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2, MCAT Physical Sciences, MCAT, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Algebra 3/4, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, ACCUPLACER Arithmetic, ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Electromagnetism, Geometry, IB, Chemistry, General Chemistry, IB Chemistry HL, IB Chemistry SL, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, PCAT Chemistry, Statistics, Statics, Newtonian Mechanics, Trigonometry, Other, Other, Physical Science, Probability, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Theory, Science, Science, SAT Subject Test in Chemistry, 10th Grade, SAT Subject Test in Physics, 11th Grade math, 12th Grade math, 1st Grade math, 2nd Grade math, 3rd Grade math, 4th Grade math, 5th Grade math, 6th Grade math, 7th Grade math, Quantum Physics, Physics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 1 - DUPE, AP Physics 2 - DUPE, AP Physics 2: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics 2: Mechanics, Astrophysics, GRE Subject Test in Physics, IB Physics HL, IB Physics SL, OAT Physics, 8th Grade math, 9th Grade math, IB Further Mathematics HL, IB Mathematical Studies SL, IB Mathematics HL, IB Mathematics SL, Math, Math, Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science, Middle School Math, PSAT Mathematics, SAT Math, HSPT Math, GRE Subject Test in Mathematics, ACCUPLACER College-Level Math, ACT Math, Applied Mathematics, ASPIRE Math, CAHSEE Mathematics, CLEP College Mathematics, COMPASS Mathematics, Competition Math, Elementary Math, Finite Mathematics, SAT Mathematics

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