My name is Martín Garay MacLean, and I graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY with a Bachelor's of Science in Physics. I participated in numerous Physics related research throughout my undergraduate career. This research was mainly focused in Astrophysics, like with NASA's SOFIA Telescope. While being an undergraduate student I often tutored my peers in the areas of Math and Physics.
I currently work as a Physicist/Project Manager in the Semiconductor/Aerospace field in the Sacramento area. Knowledge wise I am highly qualified in the Math and Physics areas, and I am very proficient at explaining highly complex and technical material in terms that someone at any level will be able to understand.
I am very excited at the opportunity to be able to help students in overcoming the hurdles normally encountered in understanding Math and Physics. I am of the belief that learning becomes fun, once we really understand what we are being told to memorize.
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