I just graduated from Caltech with a BS with Honors in Math. I'll be attending Brown University for my PhD starting fall of 2014, but I am taking a year off first to continue research and hopefully publish a few more math papers. I plan on becoming a math professor. I was a tutor at Caltech for my whole time there, tutoring things ranging from calculus, to graduate level math and physics. Before that I had been giving 1 on 1 help to my friends for years and continue to do so. So I have a lot of experience in 1 on 1 tutoring.
Starting in fall of 2013 I have been working at a company in Pasadena that does academic and college counseling for high school students. My role is as an academic coach, helping kids one on one on anything from standardized test prep to specific subject help in math and science AP classes to general study skills help.
I like explaining people why things are the way they are not just how to do a problem, and explaining intuition. Having the correct intuition is the most important thing in math and physics. I also like to explain how the problems that a student is working on, say a multivariate calculus problem, fits into the general framework of pure math or theoretical physics (like giving the intuition behind de Rham cohomology when explaining stokes theorem).
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