Evan Lambertson

Evan L.

Tempe, AZ

Lesson Details

Calculus

Levels Taught:
High School, College

Calculus is my all-time favorite subject. I would have majored in it if it were possible. I took both AP tests 3 & 4 years ago (AB: 2015, BC: 2016) and received a 5 (akin to an A) on both. In college, I received an A in my Calculus III (Multivariable Calculus) course as well. In aggregate, I have more experience tutoring this subject than any other (~300 hours).

It’s no mystery why Calculus is my favorite. My classmates and I lucked out with our AP Calculus teacher. In no other class of equivalent caliber have I seen both my classmates and I learn so much with such little effort and those who have had a teacher like this know what I'm talking about. I considered the class to be an important step in deciding that I want to do physics and given the stigma surrounding the difficulty of the topic, I want to show that it's not nearly as incomprehensible as many claim. I walked away from Calculus with the overwhelming feeling of "that wasn't so bad; it made sense" and I want others to feel the same. All that it takes is some diligence and time playing with the ideas. You still have to climb the mountain to enjoy the view, but once you make it to the top, you realize it was just a large hill.

The subject holds an embarrassingly passionate place in my heart. Many people enjoy puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku in their free time. I see a good Calculus problem much in the same way; they’re puzzles! And the more time you spend practicing them, the better you get! Even my previous tutees who aren't ecstatic about math find an oddly satisfying pleasure in solving Calculus problems. It feels very rewarding to really understand something after putting in the effort! So if you’d allow me to impart some of my passion onto you, please reach out and let me know! I look forward to working with you and wish the best in your pursuit of understanding Calculus!

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Evan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+

Teaching since:
2016

Hi! I was born in Irvine, CA and moved to Gilbert, AZ in 2008. In 8th grade, I became interested in chemistry but soon realized a year later that physics was more of what I really cared about. One thing led to another and in 2019, I finished college in 3 years and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in physics from ASU.

Despite specializing in physics subjects, I've actually spent more time tutoring math than I have physics. I've tutored in different fields of the subject at the upper high school and collegiate level since 2015. The main subjects for which I offer services are Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB/BC, Calculus I/II/III, AP Physics I/II/C (Mech and E&M), and University Physics I/II/III.

Paul Erdős (world-renowned mathematician) championed the view that math was something best practiced in a small social context, as opposed to alone or in a large classroom setting. Tutoring has made it easy for me to see why he felt that. I've tutored a handful of people I've met through school, family friends, etc. and have enjoyed my experience so far. Meetings with tutees are something that I would find myself looking forward to each week and nothing is more encouraging than when I can tell that tutees reciprocate a similar feeling. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy building personal relationships with them (this can make summer break a bittersweet moment) and I've found that many of the times where not only tutees but even I found math/physics most enjoyable were in a one-on-one setting.

I do my best to try to make learning as pleasant an experience as possible, and at the same time try to be vigilant of when boredom/monotony gets the best of us as it makes learning inefficient. If boredom/frustration is interfering with your ability to learn, it is advantageous to take an intermittent break. This is especially relevant for a long session. Additionally, I want tutees to be as comfortable around me as possible and unafraid to ask questions. Otherwise, it defeats a lot of the purpose of my assistance. I look forward to assisting you!

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Experience

PHY 302 (Mathematical Methods in Physics II) Learning Assistant
Jan 2019 - May 2019
Arizona State University

In-class assistant to the professor who helps students in completing assignments. Hosted office hours, monitored students learning, and offered example problems to illustrate concepts.

PHY 201 (Mathematical Methods in Physics I) Learning Assistant
Aug 2018 - Dec 2018
Arizona State University

In-class assistant to the professor who helps students in completing assignments. Hosted office hours, monitored students learning, and offered example problems to illustrate concepts.

PHY 112 (University Physics II) Recitation Instructor
Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
Arizona State University

Hosted a recitation class each week for students in 2nd-year algebra-based physics. I would walk students through a 40-50 minute worksheet designed to expand on relevant concepts learned in class that week.


Education

B.S. Physics
Aug 2016 - May 2019
Arizona State University

Awards

Dean's List (4/6 semesters)
Dec 2016
Arizona State University

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