STEM Tutoring

Hi, I'm Derik. I study physics and math at Brown University, and I graduated Lexington High School in the class of 2018.

Traditional learning has become more fractured during the pandemic, with reduced in-person learning. It is difficult to stay engaged in an online classroom, something I know from experience. One-on-one tutoring can help keep students motivated and learning on track. Tutoring may clarify concepts from class, or prepare students for science competitions or standardized tests.

What I teach

I tutor physics and math through the introductory college level, and chemistry, biology, astronomy, and economics through the advanced high school (AP+) level. I have experience teaching students from 4th grade through senior year of high school.

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Competition Prep

I greatly enjoyed taking part in competitions like science bowl and the physics, math, and chemistry olympiads. I can offer strategies to help you succeed and recommend resources to use, as well as guiding your problem solving.

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Science Enrichment

If you’re like me, you have an interest in science that just isn’t satisfied by what’s taught in school. Having a tutor gives you personalized attention, so you can explore topics that appeal to you, and follow your curiosity wherever it leads. I enjoy explaining scientific concepts and getting students excited about learning.

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Classwork

In the classroom, sometimes concepts are presented in a way that is unclear, or explained only superficially. Working with a tutor allows you to clarify material until you feel confident in your understanding.

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SAT/AP prep

Background

I scored an 800 on the math section of the SAT, and a 780 on the verbal section. I also scored 800's on the physics, chemistry, biology, and math 2 subject tests.

I scored 5's on all the AP exams I took (calculus BC, chemistry, biology, computer science, and micro/macroeconomics).


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