I am Joseph D., a current mathematics graduate student at San Francisco State University with the desire to learn and teach mathematics and chemistry. Previously, I studied chemistry as a graduate student at the University of California, Merced and as an undergraduate student at the University of California, Irvine. My experience as a student was fruitful because I have supportive teachers and professors that motivated me to learn actively and to think critically. As a result, I worked on...
I am Joseph D., a current mathematics graduate student at San Francisco State University with the desire to learn and teach mathematics and chemistry. Previously, I studied chemistry as a graduate student at the University of California, Merced and as an undergraduate student at the University of California, Irvine. My experience as a student was fruitful because I have supportive teachers and professors that motivated me to learn actively and to think critically. As a result, I worked on mathematical research projects in chemistry and coursework in advanced chemistry courses.
I taught courses in preparatory and general chemistry for two years as a teaching assistant and laboratory instructor, respectively. From those experiences, I discovered that my students' skills were not fully developed enough to perform well in their coursework. To help the students, the students and I discuss the importance of chemistry in our daily lives to build motivation on studying intriguing concepts. Next, we carefully understand the nature of the problem and extract given information. Using the techniques learned in class, we formulate a step-by-step strategy to solve problems and write the steps in an ordered fashion. For concepts, we look at patterns and trends to enhance our understanding. Lastly, we review the concepts and to bring appreciation on what they learned. I provided student support such as office hours for those that need additional help and occasionally, I had one-on-one interactions with a student. My teaching experience in chemistry raised awareness about students' needs to improve their skills for their coursework. I am available to tutor in preparatory and general chemistry.
An addition to chemistry, I can provide tutoring to students in algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. These are challenging since the underlying concepts in those subjects are built together. Even though I had teaching experience in chemistry, I can apply my teaching methods in math as well. Problem-solving in mathematics is also based on building techniques, knowing the types of problems, recognizing patterns, execute the steps, and conceptually understand principles. Lastly making math fun is amazing, which is everywhere from where we go. My inspiration in mathematics came from the physics of sports, sports statistics, economics, computers, chemistry, and prediction of the future.
Please contact me when you have questions. I am looking forward to work with you and to build your foundations in mathematics or in chemistry.