I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and I am currently working towards my Master's at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. I am an experienced tutor who has helped countless college students with algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics and more. I also tutor middle school and high school level math, including SAT preparation. Students enjoy working with me because I am clear in my explanations. Every person learns differently and when a student is struggling to understand a concept, I always find a way to explain it so that it clicks with that particular individual.
One of my favorite clients was a woman in her early thirties who had recently returned to school for a nursing degree. She hadn't taken a math class in over 10 years and was struggling with basic algebra. When she came to me at the beginning of the semester she had failed her first test and was hoping to simply pass the class. Over the course of the semester, she consistently got good grades on her homework and tests and actually finished with an A- in the class. The best part was when she came to me afterwards and said "Never in my life did I think I would get an A in a math class. Thank you!" When I hear a student say something like that, I realize how great this job is. I love mathematics and I love teaching it to people, especially when they swear they are terrible at math and "beyond help." I always prove them wrong!
I also teach chess. I have been playing competitively since I was six years old. When I started high school, I began teaching in after-school programs and in summer camps. Nothing makes me happier than teaching someone who loves chess and is eager to improve their game.
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