I graduated from Princeton University in 2005 with a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. I scored 168 out of 170 on the Verbal section of the GRE, 166 out of 170 on the Quantitative section, and 5.5 out of 6 on the Analytical Writing Section. When I was in high school I scored 35 out of 36 on the ACT and 1550 out of 1600 (750 Math/800 Verbal) on the SAT. In addition to Princeton, I was accepted to Cornell, Case Western Reserve, and West Point Military Academy.
I have extensive tutoring experience, starting with coaching my school's 8th grade math team when I was in 9th grade. I've taught piano to children and adults, and currently teach Air Force and government personnel as part of my job working at the US Air Force Special Operations School.
I firmly believe in the merits of hard work and perseverance, and am convinced that a good work ethic determines success much more than "natural smarts." I encourage my students to tackle a problem from multiple angles instead of just looking up the answer. Instead of simply feeding them the answer or making them memorize a formula, I take the time to explain *how* and *why* a solution works. I also address study habits and test taking skills, as these are critical skills for academic success.
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