Call me a math nerd, scientist, math geek, etc., its cool. I take pride in my mathematical abilities. Attending Hollis/Brookline High School, my abilities in calculus and chemistry developed as I worked alongside with friends who now attend MIT, UVA, and many other prestigious schools. The companionship they provided me with and the competitiveness in which we worked are cornerstones to my current knowledge. I worked as a multi-student mathematics tutor in the MaC Center at UNH, in which I would tutor multiple students at once, but I also engaged in a lot of 1-on-1 tutoring. Learning usually isn't fun. I will not lie. But, with a goal in hand, one can set their mind to do whatever they wish. The mind the most powerful tool known to man, and it can be suited to destroy oneself, or build up oneself. For instance, if you are struggling over a calculus problem and continue to think about what a nerd your professor is, your negative thinking is going to be detrimental to your creativity. I always encourage positive thinking, even when failure is among us. Success can be embraced through perseverance and ingenuity, which is believed by many professors and tutors I have met to be a result of one's everyday pursuits. If one can maintain a positive and consistent mindset through the day (as much as possible) they will find the creativity needed to develop their scientific and mathematical skills needed to succeed. I like to enforce the underlying and most general aspects of each mathematical and/or scientific skill at hand, but upon the student discerning this most general sense, I propose to them the most useful tricks and shortcuts to more efficiently analyze a scientific experiment or a math problem. The goal is to get some good grades, and I pledge that if you obtain unsatisfactory grades in the class room after engaging in tutoring sessions with me, then I will give you your money back and provide free sessions when you need them.
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