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Tutor profile: Sierra C.

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Sierra C.
Teaching Assistant for 2 years, Private Tutoring Experience 3+ years
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About Sierra

About Sierra
I have been a teaching assistant at my university for the past 2 years, and I enjoy teaching and meeting new people. I also have experience tutoring one-on-one. I am very patient and encouraging. My teaching philosophy is to incorporate ideas or concepts the student finds interesting. I find that this really helps with the engagement and retention of the subject. I have also had 4 years of hands-on research experience at my university and through internships at NASA. I can't wait to meet you!

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I was a Teaching Assistant for 2 years at the University of Texas for Newtonian Physics for non-physics majors. I also have private tutoring experience both in-person and online.
Education
University of Texas at Austin
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Bachelor's Degree
2017 - 2020

Work Experience

Work Experience
Preply, Private Tutor
2020 - Present
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Intern
2020 - Present
Weak X-ray Burst of Neutron Stars - Utilizing the NASA HEASARC archive to extract light curves and spectra of neutron star SAX J1808 to analyze weak X-ray bursts. Fitting spectra to create a model and understand the underlying physics of the burst.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Intern
2020 - 2020
Characterizing Galactic Binaries In the Cloud with LISA - A Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method was utilized to account for the amount of simultaneous sources and implemented on a cloud computing facility. Using cloud computing sets up a platform that can be manipulated to fit the needs of many computing situations and is ideal for large data. This platform was created from the ground up and has been used to reproduce the results of previous codes to demonstrate the ability and effectiveness of cloud computing.
University of Texas, Astronomy Research Assistant
2019 - 2020
Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy eXperiment - Analyzed and characterized galaxies along with other celestial objects using Python. Filtered through sources to create a strong foundational training set for a machine learning algorithm.
University of Texas, Physics Independent Student Researcher
2018 - 2020
Fiber Optic Interferometry - Compared the sensitivity of force versus magnetic torque measurements and identified sensitive magnetometer using microscillations through interferometry.

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