I am a political-economist by training and vocation. I have a PhD in Economics (lots of math required) and was a double major in Math and Econ, as an undergrad. I am good at math and easy to get along with. I taught at the college level but am currently employed full-time during the day as a Minnesota Math Corps tutor, helping 4-5th graders reach their grade-level competency in Mathematics.
I've tutored extensively in mathematics, statistics and economics. I did very well on the GRE (It is how I got a distinguished fellowship in Grad School.) and SAT Math/Verbal (It is how I became a national merit scholar semifinalist.). I'm interested in tutoring, as I also was tutored in writing while working on my dissertation in graduate school and so I know what it's like to be on the other side of the fence.
I am an extrovert and pretty empathic. I come from a family of teachers and like to help people learn and care about my students. When tutoring for math subjects, I am good at adapting to the needs of the student, as we uncover the concepts and work on problems. I like to try to sketch out a bigger picture for a student of why a subject matters to motivate them to put some extra effort into their studies.
As a result, I tend to work best with students who are motivated to learn and are willing to go beyond just what matters for their current classwork. I know how to set a reasonable pace for tutoring and benefit from ongoing feed-back.
I like to watch movies, spend time with internationals, travel, read heady nonfiction, hang with friends, play cards, do Yoga, meditate and hike.
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