Where I differ from other tutors is in my ability to understand students' thought processes and where they go wrong. Whereas many tutors merely explain the correct way to solve a problem, I pick apart how a student got to a particular solution to pinpoint where the errors are being made. This allows me to tailor my explanations to individual students' learning styles and thought processes. I am aided in this technique by my philosophy background — which has taught me to follow the reasoning of others even when it isn't clearly expressed — and my studying of the MBTI personality system, which gives me greater insight into different types of students.
I hold a B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from Johns Hopkins University, where I graduated Phi Beta Kappa with departmental and general honors, GPA: 3.93.
Standardized test scores:
SAT: Verbal — 800, Quantitative — 800, Writing — 750
SAT Subject Tests: Mathematics II — 800, Physics — 800, Literature — 730
GRE: Verbal — 170, Quantitative — 170, Writing — 5.5
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