I am fortunate to have enjoyed a very comprehensive education. I graduated from the University of California, Irvine, in 2008 with a double major in Economics and History. At UCI, I was a Chancellor's Achievement scholar, which afforded me a full-tuition scholarship. I also belonged to the Campuswide Honors Program. In 2011, I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law with a J.D. At Illinois, I also enjoyed a merit-based full-tuition scholarship. As electives at UC Irvine, I took a full year of Engineering Physics and 24 units of English and creative writing courses.
After law school, I evaluated my life goals and found my interests directed to high school teaching. Since graduating from law school, I have looked for opportunities to gain experience. My rates are moderate since even more than money, I am looking for experience.
You will see below that my education has granted me a wide breadth of expertise. So once you engage me as a tutor, you can ask me for help in other areas in which you encounter unexpected difficulties.
--Equipped to tutor any subjects through middle school, excepting foreign languages
--Very knowledgeable in all high school:
-Math (including Calculus BC)
-Physics (including AP)
-English (including AP)
-History (including AP)
-Economics (including AP)
-Government (including AP)
-Geography (including AP)
-Statistics (including AP)
-Math through Multi-variable Calculus
EXPERTISE/COMFORT LEVEL IN TUTORING
ACT/SAT: In high school, I took the SAT and ACT without studying. On the SAT, I achieved a score of 750 in math and 700 in the language arts portion (out of 1600). On the ACT, I achieved an overall score of 34 as well as individual section scores of 34. In 2008, I took the LSAT. For that test, I used a series of practice tests (around 15-20) to prepare. On the timed practice tests, I achieved scores that ranged primarily from 176-180 (out of 180). On the official LSAT, I earned a score of 171, in the 98th percentile. I am comfortable tutoring students in any of the above tests. I have helped two students prepare for the ACT.
Math: I have studied math through differential calculus in undergrad. I am very comfortable with math through multivariable calculus. In high school, I received a 5 on the Statistics AP exam. As an economics major in undergrad, I took many statistics and econometrics classes. If you need help in any areas of math besides the upper level college math courses, I can help.
Reading/writing: I have a very wide range of experience in writing. My degree in History required that I develop expertise in writing essays for social science. The writing courses in law school helped me to develop a focused, concise style adaptable to technical writing. For electives in college, I also dabbled in journalism and creative writing. I have a strong grasp of the mechanics of grammar and syntax.
Science: I completed a full year of engineering physics in undergrad. Of the scientific disciplines, I am most comfortable tutoring physics. I passed the Chemistry AP test. I believe myself capable to tutor chemistry students not in an AP class. I never took the Biology AP and do not consider myself qualified to tutor in this subject.
Social Sciences: My strongest abilities and interests lie in teaching the social sciences. My undergraduate degrees are in History and Economics. I received scores of 5 on the American History, Micro-Economics and Macro-Economics AP tests. I completed law school, which required that I conduct and organize voluminous research.
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