I am currently enrolled at Mills college is East Oakland in order to get a teaching credential. I will begin teaching high school math in Oakland in September.
I have been tutoring math for the last seven years. I have worked freelance, for DVC in Pleasant Hill (at their math lab), and for UC Santa Cruz (as a learning assistant). I have tutored pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, statistics, trigonometry, calculus, linear algebra, discrete math, proofs, and logic (among other things). I have worked with students between the ages of 12 and 60.
I grew up with a strong hatred for math (which is now totally gone), so I have a unique understanding of how to teach students, and a I have an endless supply of patience.
My philosophy with regard to tutoring rests upon teaching students how to ask questions, and how to trust themselves. My goal is to get every student I have to not need my help as quickly as possible (a terrible business model, but it is the right way to help students be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers).
My experience as a student is also quite extensive. During my college career I've taken more than 70 courses from nearly every possible field. My GPA was 3.35. In other words, I can help with study skills.
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