I grew up finding joy in solving math problems! My enthusiasm for math allowed me to excel in classes like honors level algebra, geometry, and calculus, and do exceedingly well in exams like AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics, scoring a 5.0 in both. During my years in high school, I tutored students in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry, amongst other courses such as Spanish and English. My credentials in math ultimately gave way to my distinction as my high school's "Math Student", an award...
I grew up finding joy in solving math problems! My enthusiasm for math allowed me to excel in classes like honors level algebra, geometry, and calculus, and do exceedingly well in exams like AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics, scoring a 5.0 in both. During my years in high school, I tutored students in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry, amongst other courses such as Spanish and English. My credentials in math ultimately gave way to my distinction as my high school's "Math Student", an award given to the most mathematically proficient senior student.
I used my skills in math to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan's College of Engineering Honors Program, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During my undergraduate years, I took Calculus III, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra, amongst my other mechanical engineering courses that utilized these concepts in different engineering applications.
Following graduation, I've been working in process engineering, applying my quantitative skills to NGOs and social enterprises across the world. During my years working abroad, I have used online platforms to tutor students intermittently in different math subjects, including the ones that I am willing to tutor on this platform.
Furthermore, I have taken both the GMAT and GRE in preparation for my graduate studies. I scored a 52 (total 60), in other words above the 97th percentile, on the GMAT quantitative section. On the GRE quantitative section, I scored a 169 (total 170), also the 97th percentile. I am furthering my quantitative skills as I pursue graduate school for my Master's in Public Administration in International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. This program enforces PhD level economic thinking that requires fundamental understanding of calculus and economics to succeed. In conjunction with the MPA, I am also be pursuing my Master's in Business Management at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.
What I've learned from my tutoring, academic, and work experiences, is that understanding the reasoning behind concepts is what makes for a more enjoyable learning experience, as opposed to memorization. I have always attributed my ability to do well in math to my constant pursuit of understanding "why" things are the way they are. My goal is to instill this curiosity and interest in students so that they continue asking "why" and are able to understand and even teach someone else the same concepts, as opposed to training their brains to store and memorize information.
Overall, I am a kind and patient tutor, and more importantly very understanding of what students' goals are! Whether their goal is to just pass a class, or learn more about math out of curiosity, I will make sure the student leaves the session feeling proud of their accomplishments, knowing that they have the potential to reach beyond their goals.