Tutor profile: Junghune N.
M.S. in Material Engineering for Math, Physics, and Chemistry Tutoring
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My name is Junghune Nam. I have a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Washington State University. One of the most important lessons I've learned from my education was: Don’t be afraid of people judging you for asking questions you think you should know the answer to. It is an awful experience worrying if your instructor or professor will judge you because you wish to ask a question about a concept that was taught much earlier in the year. I strive...
I have 2 years of experience as a tutor and as a teaching assistant working with students ranging from elementary school to the undergraduate level. With these students, I have tutored in math for grades 6-12, chemistry, and physics. As a teaching assistant, I worked with students of many different majors, including computer science, engineers, sciences, and even an art student.
Washington State University
Materials Science and Engineering
2014 - 2016
Rochester Institute of Technology
2009 - 2013
Veloxint, Materials Engineer
2019 - Present
Responsible for determining trends between material composition, nanocrystallite size and impurity concentrations and different metallic powder processing conditions by using x-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray fluorescence (XRF), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
Global Connect Forum, Math and Chemistry Tutor
2018 - 2019
Built relationships with 6 students to recognize their unique learning styles and link their interests with lesson plans. Identified and addressed weakness areas and needs of students through adapted teaching methods and assignments. Prepared and presented lessons on a weekly basis to assist students with preparation for their courses. Generated thought-provoking questions to ensure mastery of course material.
Washington, Graduate Research Assistant
2015 - 2017
Project lead to develop a new wet chemistry synthesis method of an iodide sodalite ceramic waste product leading to a 170% increase in purity and a reduction of synthesis time by factor of 20 compared to traditional methods, leading to a journal publication. Determined the effectiveness of using glass binders to improve the retention of iodine by the sodalite waste product after a simulated chemical attack and through heat treatments above 650°C. Collaborated with colleagues and scientists at other institutions to determine project goals and...
Washington State University, Graduate Teaching Assistant - Introduction to Chemistry
2014 - 2014
Instructed and monitored chemistry labs, graded lab reports, hosted office hours. Weekly meetings with other teaching assistants to discuss course material and chemistry lab for the week. Responded quickly to e-mailed questions from up to 50 assigned students to answer questions and clarify chemistry concepts in an understandable manner to a general audience. Monitored at least 100 students at a time for each of 3 midterm exams.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - University Physics
2012 - 2013
Answered questions about homework assignments and in-class exercises from up to 40 students in workshop-based introductory physics lectures. Hosted office hours, held review sessions before exams, replied quickly to emails, and graded coursework.
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