I am a graduate of UC San Diego with a degree in Management Science
and a minor in Art
. I have a Master of Education from UC San Diego with credentials to teach Mathematics
. I have supplemental credentials to also teach Business
, and Art. As a high school student I scored 790 on my SAT Math
, 800 on my SAT II Math
2, and competed at the American Invitational Math Exam level.
I tutor because someone once told me that I'm really good breaking down hard-to-understand concepts into easy-to-understand examples. I tried teaching and, as a result, have been enjoying it for the last 13 years!
I have taught at public schools, charter schools, private schools, and international schools. Furthermore, I've taught at both middle schools and high schools. I've had tremendous success teaching in both gifted and talented classes as well as remedial classes. At every public school I've worked at, I've been able to contribute in raising the Academic Performance Index score up because of my tireless effort to help students at all levels of abilities as well as help colleagues do the same. I'm the teacher who comes in early, tutor at lunch, help other teachers during my prep time, stay late, and answer student emails throughout the evening. I am passionate about education and have done a lot to ensure the success of my students.
My success with students have mainly been in the way I explain things. I develop very simple and effective techniques and skills for my students that will help them in all classes. My goal is to help students not only achieve and succeed in their current class, but to set the correct study habits and skills so that they will succeed in future classes. This starts with an individualized plan to help the student (and teacher) understand a specific goal to achieve. From that we work backwards and make a plan to determine the intensity of the plan. I don't believe in short cuts or quick fixes. My goal is to help the student achieve academic success that is long-lasting.
I often spend hours preparing for students outside the scheduled tutoring sessions. When I commit to take on a student, I make it my goal as a teacher/tutor to ensure that my student has all the necessary resources and information necessary to prepare for their coursework. You will find me up late at night preparing practice tests and quizzes to emulate upcoming assessments.
Finally, I am patient. I understand the struggles a student goes through when they're in a challenging class. I have had my fair share of struggles during my undergraduate and graduate years. For this, I have developed the skills to overcome those challenges. My ability to relate to students has allows me to be patient with students and help motivate them. And when they are, I help them to activate it in order to achieve their objectives!
Many of my students have gone on to selective universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and UC San Diego. They often commented on how my classes, expectations, and mentorship have prepared them well to handle university-level coursework. I understand what it's like to go through a demanding university program. As a result, I work hard at preparing them for that future.