I am a PhD student in the math department at the University of Washington. My knowledge of grade school, high school, and university level mathematics is deep, and it's my pleasure to help other students to understand and get excited about mathematics at any level.
I am calm, patient, and personable. Perhaps my greatest strength as a math tutor is that I understand that students are often taught math in school without being presented the intuition behind the formal mathematical symbols and formulas; therefore, I stress the intuition behind mathematics. Not only does this help students understand math better and improve their capacity for creative problem solving, but it also increases their enjoyment for the subject.
In addition to my success as a tutor, I have also enjoyed a lot of personal success in math. Most notably, I was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a competitive annual award that goes to about 300 of the nation's brightest and most promising undergraduate students in math and science. I also have a strong track record in mathematics competitions at the high school and university level. In fact, I consider this another great asset of mine as a tutor: the "tips and tricks" that I have learned through math competitions will prove useful for any high school or university math student.
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