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Molly S.
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Physics and Math Tutor with MIT Physics PhD and 8+ Years Teaching Experience
I am a lifelong educator with a passion for helping students reach their potential in science and math. I'm an astrophysicist by training (PhD from MIT) and taught high school physics and math for 8 years. I love working one-on-one with students and asking the right questions to lead students to figure out solutions for themselves rather than telling them exactly what to do. I've worked with middle school, high school, and college students in math courses ranging from pre-algebra to multivariable calculus. As a tutor, I work to meet students where they are and guide them through problems at the right level to build their confidence to work independently. I love helping students with physics problems and take great joy in helping students see the beauty of mathematics through the lens of applying it to the physical world. I have a special passion for astronomy and did research in cosmology for my PhD and can tutor in topics up to graduate level in astrophysics. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring nature, working on creative projects, and snuggling with my miniature dachshund. I'm eager to get to know potential students and would love to hear from you!
About Molly S.

I am an astrophysicist by training (PhD from MIT) and a lifelong educator. I taught high school math and physics for 8 years and have extensive experience working one-on-one with students and working closely with them to understand their thinking and meet their needs. I am a warm, friendly, and patient teacher who can meet students where they are and help them gain confidence and reach their full potential. I have worked with students who need extra help and also students who need an extra challenge. I teach math, physics, and astronomy, but I also love canoeing, origami, acrobatics, and dogs. I hope to get to know my students as their whole selves and see their creative side as well as their academic work.

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AP Statistics
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Molly was super helpful in helping better understand my astrophysics homework. She helped point me in the right direction. I highly recommend Molly for advanced math, astronomy, and physics classes.

Posted Sep 21, 2022
Science and Math Teacher
Sep 2014 - Jun 2022
Waldorf High School
Master of Arts in Teaching
Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
Tufts University
PhD Physics
Sep 2002 - Jun 2008
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS Physics
Sep 1998 - Jun 2002
California Institute of Technology
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Instructor details
AP Statistics
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
College Ave
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
60 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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