I enjoy helping students reach their academic goals - such as improving performance in math coursework like algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus, preparing for the SAT or ACT math section, or preparing for an upcoming challenging math course or exam (such as the AMC) by learning the material ahead of time. I find it rewarding to answer students' questions about math and help them master concepts that once seemed difficult.
I can travel to a student's home or meet at a cafe or library for tutoring. During tutoring sessions I like to work through problems jointly to help students gain a greater understanding of what is being asked, and which techniques are available to solve the problem. I always strive to provide good analogies and real world examples and context - that is, I take something which might initially seem foreign and strange and explain how it is really a natural extension of material the student is already familiar with. I make sure that students get the practice they need to learn and remember the techniques they are using and to choose the best technique for a given problem. I encourage students to become more comfortable with basic calculations and numerical estimation. I will occasionally describe the history behind certain mathematical advances so that students may become more aware of the evolution of mathematical knowledge over time.
I attended college at Caltech where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. After graduation I tutored high school students in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, and SAT math. I worked as an actuarial analyst at WellPoint and passed three actuarial exams. I worked as a teaching assistant at Indiana University in Bloomington where I attended graduate school and earned a Master's degree in Mathematics. During 2011, 2012, and 2013 I tutored many high school students in Southern California and several college students. If you have any questions for me or would like to set up a tutoring session, please send me a message. I would be happy to hear from you!
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