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A few years ago when I took the ACT I received a 36 on the math portion (on my first try) so you can be sure that I know this material well and can help you master it too.
I took the AP BC calculus test my junior year in high school and passed it with a 5 (with an AB sub-score of 5 too). I aced the honors calculus class at the top of my class that year as well. My senior year I undertook multi-variable calculus (calc 3) as an independent study where I basically taught it to myself using outside resources.
I passed the AP chemistry exam in high school with flying colors and my background in physics further enhances my understanding of the science.
I aced my differential equations at the top of my class. We covered how to find the general and particular solutions to first and second order ODEs of all forms. I also took a course in intermediate differential equations where we covered ODEs in multiple dimensions. We found the solutions through methods used in linear algebra (eigenvalues, eigenvectors, matrices, etc.). We also covered numerical methods, positivity of functions, how to determine the "shape" of the functions, and the Lyapunov Function. I am familiar with all of these methods and more.
I am an expert in Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, Hap Ki Do, and Ji Do Kwon. I have been practicing these forms of martial arts for more than eight years. I have entered several tournaments and have yet to lose. The primary reason for this is that I am extremely disciplined and through my training I developed an intense sense of control over myself and my emotions. Through these four martial arts I have combined several techniques that make me a force to be reckoned with. I have trained with Master Medina, the founder of Champion TaeKwonDo Inc. and president of the Illinois TaeKwonDo State Association a few times as well as other notable instructors.
I have a passion for physics. I am currently majoring in Computational Physics at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale and as an undergraduate I was conducting research in quantum electronics! Other things that you might want to know is that while in high school I took three different AP exams for physics and scored a five on each. I am certain that with me your level of understanding in physics would greatly increase.
I am a math major and the last course I took was intermediate differential equations so I can do almost any pre-algebra problem quickly in my head. I can easily explain it too. I have a 10 year old brother whom I already taught the subject and he is far ahead of his class.
I have had a passion for swimming ever since I first went with my dad to coach the the Kelly High School girls' swim team when I was a little boy. I did not start swimming competitively until my sophomore year of high school. It was there where I flourished as a swimmer. I became captain of the swim team and maintained that for my entire high school swimming career. Each year I was voted and awarded MVP for my hard work, progress, dedication, and contributions to the team. I swam at city and state level competing with the best. While on the team, I scheduled unofficial practices on weekends for the guys at park district pools and trained them myself. Those that showed up were significantly better than the rest of the team. I also became a lifeguard for the Chicago Park District Aquatics Unit where I swam on a daily basis to keep my skill level high. I even taught a learn to swim class every day where the other lifeguards and I taught kids of all ages how to swim. We also had a swim team which I took charge of and trained the kids in becoming more advanced swimmers.
When it comes to math, I'm a natural. I took trigonometry in my freshman year of high school and aced it as the top of my class (and the youngest). I am certain I could have anyone master this topic with a little work and dedication.
Like swimming, I was captain and MVP of the water polo team at my high school each year. I always played every game and every quarter. I led the team in most completed passes, most goals, most yards dribbled, most steals, most blocks, and most game time. In addition to that I had the least amount of turnovers, incomplete passes, and fouls. During practice I would work with the teammates that were not contributing as much to the team to help improve their skills and develop their awareness. I helped the entire team lose their fear of getting physical with the opposing team so that they won't drown or get run over and/or overtaken, thus strengthening our defense.