Alan Aversa

Alan Aversa


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online teacher/tutor
Current Employer: N/A
Experience: 9 Years
I obtained my B.S. degrees in physics and astronomy from the University of Arizona in 2008, with minors in mathematics and Italian. I have a wide range of experience teaching and tutoring my favorite subjects of physics, mathematics, astronomy, and various computer science core areas (including Linux, C++, C, Python, Qt, and Bash). I teach in the Socratic method. Simply presenting physics or mathematics as a series of disconnected facts is not the correct way to teach a subject that involves active reasoning and problem solving. My students learn best when I teach them how to ask questions. For example, one student setup an appointment with me asking me how to draw a ray diagram depicting a convex lens forming an image. I did not just tell him Heres what it looks like. No. I asked him questions and led him through the problem to the solution, at which he arrived on his own. He then said: You know, Mr. A., I learned more in the past five minutes about optics than my entire last semester. I thought he was exaggerating, but then I realized that his teacher last semester did not present him with the logic of how a lens works rather, he presented optics as mere facts and not as an argument. In my free time I like to read.

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