Introduction / Education:
I'm currently an undergraduate student at UT Dallas and used to attend STEM Academy through Berkner High School. I'm a huge movie-buff and an occasional gamer. I love listening to music
every chance I get in between classes and homework. I've always been a straight-A student, excelling in math
, and tech. I want to eventually work in the non-profit/education field helping motivate and assisting low-income high school students apply and transition into higher education. This is one of the reasons why I am majoring in Public Administration/Affairs and minoring in Sociology
. Hopefully this private tutoring gig will help me get a few steps closer to achieving my goal and be a great learning experience for both the student and myself.
I have taught students on many occasions in the past through both, formal and informal, positions. Currently I'm working as an intern at my old high school, assisting with the college transition class and helping students reach their next steps after graduation. This past summer I served through AmeriCorps at a local non-profit that helps children in downtown transition from high school to college. I was also a teaching assistant for a college level social statistics
class. I held weekly homework sessions, exam review sessions, and made myself available before and after class. Before that I was a group tutor for college level general chemistry
. This was also held once every week and before exams. I also organized/led multiple study groups throughout the duration of high school and college in various classes. Outside of academia, I've volunteered to help assist in a basic computer
and technology class for seniors during summer.
Tutoring Feedback / Teaching Style:
All of the students that went to my various tutoring sessions thought it helped them greatly improve their grades and understanding of the material and can provide their feedback upon request via compiled excel
document. I have taught students who range from middle school, all the way up to senior citizens and plenty in-between. I do my best to teach students as simple as possible and to help students get a good grasp on general concepts that can help them now and in the future. I also don’t charge a lot for my hourly fee compared to most tutors, with similar or less experience, since I don’t believe in overcharging for knowledge and skills. I only use private tutoring as a means to help pay for weekly food costs during college. Also people often tell me I have a slight Texan accent when I speak since I was born and raised here. Don’t feel afraid to mention it if you’re curious cause it’s honestly just the way I grew up speaking at school and among my friends.
Personal Background / Work Ethic:
A little more personal information about me that explains what kind of person I am. I grew up in a very low-income family, contrary to the typically Asian family whose parents are engineers or doctors. My dad works as a flea marketer selling electronics and games while my mom works as a temporary employee through a staffing agency. I was never able to ask my parents for help on homework growing up since they didn't have the knowledge or education to do so. I spent most of my nights in high school trying to just get through the homework. Most of my peers only spent about 2 hours a day doing their homework, while I spent about 4 hours trying to do the same work. People often assumed when I was growing up that all the stuff we learned in high school and college just came easy to me and that was why I was able to make such high grades. However, people fail to realize that the reason I excel is because I put in the work to understand and master everything I chose to learn. Even though I was a slower learner than most my peers, I still gave it my all even if it meant spending more time doing math homework, leaving earlier in the morning so I could ask my teacher for help with writing
, or deciding to skip lunch at times so that I could keep up with the reading
in my world history
class. I could have easily cheated like many of my peers and even some of my friends, but I didn't and was still able to graduate high school with a perfect GPA of 4.0 and honors and am continuing to succeed throughout my attendance at college. So when I say I'm going to help you to the best of my abilities, I absolutely mean it.
Note on Cheating:
I've gotten inquiries relating to this in the past. If you ask me to take a graded test on your behalf or try to offer me extra money to cheat for you, I will decline. So don't even bother asking.