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Megan N.

Gainesville, FL
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About

Megan passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Megan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

I am a fourth-year astronomy and physics undergraduate student at the University of Florida with over two full years of freelance and hired tutoring experience and previous years of volunteer tutor experience. I was employed with the University Athletic Association as a physics tutor to student-athletes for a year. I also worked as a university-employed tutor to provide teaching assistance to college algebra courses. In high school I participated in the IB Program and took AP classes as well, so I know how the work load can get for today's students, but I also know how to help! My students always show marked improvement in grades after only a couple weeks with my help! I go out of my way to learn a student's strengths - I have no problem making a fool out of myself by singing a song if that's what helps the learning process. Feel free to ask me more about my experience or philosophy!

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Experience

Research Intern
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
Las Cumbres Observatory

Analyzed the potential of the upcoming "Large Synoptic Survey Telescope" by running tests on its programmed systems, assessing how well it would observe certain transient events.

College Algebra Teacher
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
University of Florida

Co-taught a six-week college algebra course to University of Florida freshmen.

Student-Athlete Tutor
Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
University Athletic Association

Developed lessons and long-term plans for students to work on their needs and challenge themselves. Tutored introductory astronomy and physics to 17-20 year old students.

Teacher
Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
O2B Kids Preschool

Developed interactive lessons for preschool-age children that fused learning and fun!

Education

Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics
Aug 2014 - Present
University of Florida
International Baccalaureate Program Diploma Recipient
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Paxon School for Advanced Studies

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Hispanic Honor Society Scholar
May 2014
Hispanic Honor Society

Photos & Videos

This video highlights some of my teaching skills with a sample lesson on dark matter and dark energy.
This video shows my conversational skills in Spanish, and won me the Hispanic Honor Society scholarship!
Speaking with Nobel Laureate John Mather about dark matter and the wonders of the universe!

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This is me with my other research colleagues from my summer internship experience at Las Cumbres Observatory!

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8 Reviews

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Corinne I. Nov 17, 2017
Algebra 2 · Online

Megan was GREAT! My daughter wasn't sure at first about having an online tutor because she thought it wasn't going to work out for her. After the first lesson, she was amazed at how great it was and Megan was able to help Corinne understand her algebra problems with much more clarity! The lesson was a huge success and we look forward working with Megan for the rest of the school year! Highly recommend!

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Tim Nov 6, 2017
AP Physics · Online

Loren B. Nov 5, 2017
Calculus · Online

Megan works my daughter into her schedule, and it sounds like they are working well together. This level of math is very challenging so it’s great to have help!

K Blair Jan 4, 2017
Physics · Online

Alexander Oct 31, 2016
Astronomy · In studio

Megan started tutoring me in astronomy when she gave me some information informally but it was so fun it's a regular thing now. I might take astronomy classes now and having her as a teacher is awesome!

Casey Oct 31, 2016
Algebra · In studio

Megan was a really great teacher. When it came to difficult math questions, she would walk me through all of the steps and explain them in detail. She was very understanding and flexible. She helped me pass college algebra!
Thanks Megan!

Jorrel Oct 20, 2016
Science · In studio

Megan has helped me get through various classes. From algebra 2 and pre-calculus in high school, to calculus 1 through 3, as well as physics 1 and 2 at the collegiate level. She has always taken my learning preferences into consideration and was patient with me while I figured out concepts and problems. I really appreciate her help and kindness. Between her highly scientific mindset and friendly, approachable demeanor, I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a boost, especially in the fields of math and science!

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Armin Oct 3, 2016
Calculus · In studio

Really helpful with calculus 2 at UF (where it's pretty tough!) Good at explaining new concepts as well as helping with difficult problems.

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