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Ioana Alexandra Z.

USD $80/hr

MIT, Harvard Astrophysics PhD Researcher, USA National Olympiad Coach and Team Leader- Teach Physics, Math, Machine Learning, Statistics, Data Analysis, Astrophysics at University or High School level

Tutor Information


I am a full-time astrophysics researcher at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), at the University of Toronto. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in physics at MIT, and my masters and PhD degrees in astronomy and astrophysics at Harvard University. I am a cosmologist working at the boundary between theory and data. My interest span the formation history of the universe, from galaxy composition to dark matter, and the computational techniques that we use to squeeze information about them. I am very passionate about all things physics, astrophysics, AI, machine learning, and I have tutored in these subjects for 14 years; please check out some of my work, outreach and hobbies on my website. I have participated in 5 international olympiads (IPhO,IOAA,IAO,IJSO, Zhautikov), and have obtained a gold metal at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics amongst others. I have lead the USA National Team for the IOAA. Happy to teach people about these programs, and help coach and train you for them. i am also happy to provide coaching for admissions to universities accross North America. Career steps: Postdoctoral Fellow at CITA, University of Toronto Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA Physics and Astronomy MS, PhD, Harvard University - Center for Astrophysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics MIT '14 Physics Chairperson, USAAAO


Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Romanian, English




Middle School
High School
I want to learn a new hobby


Harvard University

2016 - 2021
PhD, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Doctor of Philosphy degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Harvard University

2014 - 2016
Master of Arts, Astronomy and Astrophysics


2006 - 2010
Bachelor of Science, Physics

Work Experience

Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

September 2022 - present
Astrophysics Research Fellow
Leading a research program in astrophysics. Topics: dark matter, galactic science, cosmology.

University of California - Los Angeles

September 2021 - August 2022
Postdoctoral Scholar
Performed research on dark matter


Physics Knowledge

Alex has a very good understanding of Physics competition. She has lots of past experience that can share with us.
By: Florie