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I love making an intimidating subject approachable to students. I've received feedback that I make them feel more comfortable and confident about learning math. I agree strongly with psychologist Carol Dweck that success has to little to do with inherent "smartness" and comes from effort, practice and trying new things.
I prefer to allow students to explore multiple ways to solve a given problem. I believe that reasoning out a formula is far better than memorizing it. In a good tutoring session, the student will do 50% or more of the talking, discovering the solution rather than being told how to get there. I understand that math is about clear communication and that a 'right answer' has no value if it's not well communicated.
I am comfortable tutoring students in middle school and above.
I'm an experienced STEM tutor from the the area. I have conducted over 2000 short sessions in math while working at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz as well as group sessions and longer one-on-one sessions in most STEM subjects. I graduated in 2012 from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering. I have worked as a mechanical engineer for in the Palo Alto and am now a freelance consultant. I will be returning to Stanford in the fall to begin a master's degree in computer science.
I have 2 years experience tutoring Algebra 2 through a College Math Learning Center. I have 3 years experience tutoring Algebra and other levels of math privately. I have received excellent feedback directly from students, as well as the staff at the learning center.
I have 2 years experience tutoring calculus through a College Math Learning Center. I have also tutored calculus privately. I have experience using calculus in science applications and in more advanced math classes such as differential equations.
I have 2 years experience tutoring Geometry through a College Math Learning Center. I've received excellent feedback from students and staff at the learning center. I've also had 1 year experience tutoring geometry privately. I'm comfortable integrating geometry with subjects like physics, engineering, and art.
I have used MATLAB heavily in six of my upper-division courses during my undergraduate degree at UCLA. I use MATLAB on a daily basis at my current job as a mechanical engineer in R&D. I write original scripts as well as use and modify scripts from my peers. I have been employed at my current job for two years using MATLAB for most of that time.
Personable and Immediately Helpful! — Sal was easy to work with and even after a first meeting, my daughter said, "I think this is going to be really helpful." What a start! ...
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