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Hello. My name is Oren and I graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 2011. I am a National Merit Scholar Finalist. I originally attended University of Delaware and I am currently a math and computer science major at Washington College. I have extensive experience tutoring my peers and younger students in a variety of subjects.
My philosophy for teaching is that it is insufficient for the student to merely memorize a formula; it is necessary to understand the formula's derivation as well as its potential applications. This leads to a much greater understanding of the subject material. Additionally, I believe that although mathematics is far easier than most people believe, its plethora of terminology and proliferation of formulas, as well as the unique way in which it is written, compounds its difficulty and confuses aspiring mathematicians. I like to make abstruse material accessible for the struggling student.
I also believe that math and computer science are two of the most creativity-dependent subjects. Certainly they cannot be thoroughly understood through rote memorization.
Math magician: turns tough math into a breeze. — After a second lesson with Oren, my 17 year old son has never been more excited about math. Again he commented how Oren made really tough math seem simple. I am so pleased that I found a good match! As the lessons continue, Oren is consistently capable of making math understandable and accessible to my son. I am so pleased that we found someone whose teaching style is crafted to fit the learning ...
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