Andy Wagers Andy Wagers
grew up in Wheaton, IL just outside the city of Chicago.After graduating from high school he attended Berea College in Berea, KY and recieved a BA in Physics in 2002.After sometime off from school he packed all his worldly possions into his 1989 Ford Taurus and moved to Texas to work on his MS in Physics at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.
In the Fall of 2004 he
was recruited by the Physics Department at Texas A&M
to be one of the first graduate students in the new Astronomy program (he got here before the astronomy professors).He is currently pursueing a Ph.D in Physics and is finally, after 9 years of higher education, studying his passion, astronomy.
As a freshman, Andy
, was already teaching astronomy labs to his
fellow classmates.As a graduate student at SFASU
tutored many of the undergraduate physics students that would wander into his
office (he met his
wife, Kari, this way).He also worked as a part-time high school physics and math teacher at Regents Academy in Nacogdoches, TX. Since moving to the B/CS area he has tutored several students recommended by their professor at Blinn before joining Tutorjohn.
Last spring, Andy
, was even a part time professor at Blinn College
in the Physics department teaching 1401.