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Paul Sigismondi


Math - Physics - AP - Test Prep

7th Grade - Graduate

Paul Sigismondi currently teaches Physics and Mathematics at The Collegiate School. A native
of Southern California, he has well surpassed the ten year mark in New York city and can officially be considered a New Yorker. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he did theoretical research involving astrophysical jets. He taught at The Head Royce in Oakland, Ca. and The Trinity School in New York city before coming to Collegiate.

In his tutoring practice, he has taught all levels of high school math through BC Calculus in addition to the college level courses, Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations. He has also tutored a variety of standardized tests, including the SAT subject tests in Physics and Math Level 2. As a teacher and a tutor, Paul strives to instill a deep conceptual understanding of the material as the foundation from which the student can approach their independent work confidently. At heart, he is the kind of academic who loves bringing science and math alive, making it as exciting for his students as it is for him; his passion is not only teaching students the formulas and methods they need to know, but the concepts and debates behind them. He
regularly relates the material to real world scenarios make the subjects he teaches more relatable to the students.

In addition to being a teacher and tutor, Paul is also a singer/songwriter who has performed at clubs like Rockwood Music Hall in the city and has several recordings to his name, His most recent recordings were produced with the help of Mitch Easter who helped produce the first
couple of REM records. When he is not teaching, tutoring, or writing songs, he may seen walking his dog Bello on the streets of the West Village.

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