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Tutor profile: Sam S.

Sam S.
Masters in Materials Science and Engineering with Tutoring Experience
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About Sam

About Sam
I have always enjoyed using analytical approaches to discover and solve novel problems. My colleagues would describe me as patient and optimistic. I believe that with thoughtfulness, hard work, and collaboration, anything can be accomplished.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I tutored students as an AmeriCorps fellow in Lawrence, MA between undergrad and grad school. I volunteered as a tutor throughout undergrad and high school. I was hired to tutor a couple of students for the Math section of their SAT.
University of Utah
Materials Science and Engineering
Master's Degree
2017 - 2019
Case Western Reserve University
Engineering Physics
Bachelor's Degree
2012 - 2017

Work Experience

Work Experience
University of Utah, Graduate Researcher
2017 - 2019
I studied the degradation of GaN semiconductors due to gamma and neutron radiation. I mentored 4 undergraduates, teaching them lab safety, characterization, and analysis.
Phoenix Charter Academy, AmeriCorps Fellow
2017 - 2017
I designed and implemented lesson plans. And I supported students in and out of the classroom through tutoring.
MORE Center, CWRU, Undergraduate Researcher
2016 - 2016
I created methods to fabricate perovskite absorber layers and worked to incorporate protective coatings on CIGS solar cells. I investigated the degradation of transparent conductive oxide (TCO) while incorporating organofunctional silanes on solar cells with encapsulation.
PCC Airfoils, Quality Engineering Co-Op
2015 - 2015
I designed and 3-D printed templates for verifying dimensions on aircraft engine components to reduce quality inspection time. I designed inventory systems to locate parts and reduce duplicates. And I read blueprints set by customers to create clear procedures for quality personnel.

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