At Brown University, I concentrated in psychology and philosophy, learning to explore the world both logically and scientifically, to write, and to question knowledge we're presented with in order to best understand it. I put these techniques to use tutoring calculus and SAT math while in Providence, as well as teaching chess, precalculus, scientific exploration and hip-hop creative writing (!).
Granted, that sounds like I'm all over the place, and perhaps that's true. Once upon a time, though I was more focused, and aced K-12 math subjects as well as standardized tests (I got a 2350 on the SAT, including 1600 on the original version). I try to approach these topics by unraveling them thoroughly, dealing with underlying concepts rather than simply surface-level manipulation and memorization, and in doing so encourage a deeper understanding of the information at hand. I would love to tutor students hoping to do more than simply do well on a test, instead aiming to understand material. That being said, I could help students do well on a test too.
The math is perhaps my bread and butter. Philosophy and psychology, as well as Spanish, I've not yet tutored but would love to have a shot with, as all lie close to my heart. For me, a tutor's excitement for a subject translates to a tutee's excitement and is perhaps the key to enhanced learning. I'm an experienced communicator and understand that everyone learns differently, but I think that together we can get to the bottom of things and unlock the secrets of all sorts of subjects.
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