College Student Specializing in Undergraduate & High School Math
College Student Specializing in Undergraduate & High School Math
Hi, I'm Aaron. I've just begun my third year at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I am a math major. I attended Montgomery Blair High School, where I was fortunate to be able to take many advanced math and physics courses not normally offered in high school through the math/science magnet program there. I was always good at math, but Blair was where my interest was truly sparked. The fantastic teachers I had there inspired me to pursue my own interests in mathematics outside of...
Hi, I'm Aaron. I've just begun my third year at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I am a math major. I attended Montgomery Blair High School, where I was fortunate to be able to take many advanced math and physics courses not normally offered in high school through the math/science magnet program there. I was always good at math, but Blair was where my interest was truly sparked. The fantastic teachers I had there inspired me to pursue my own interests in mathematics outside of what was being covered in my courses; they planted a seed, which has blossomed into my boundless love for math. I plan on someday pursuing a masters degree and Ph.D. in pure mathematics. My dream is to then become a professor at a university where I can teach and conduct research in pure math.
Although I do not have any prior experience tutoring outside of Wyzant, it's not accurate to say I have no experience with teaching and helping peers of mine with math. As an upperclassman in high school, I spent lunch every day in the magnet math or physics help rooms, where I was available to any students that were seeking help. I also helped my younger brother with his studies in math quite a bit; I taught him Algebra 2 the summer before he started high school and helped him regularly with pre-calculus and trigonometry throughout my junior year. As a freshman at UMD, I helped the other kids on my floor in my dorm on a nightly basis with their math courses, while also student-teaching a one credit seminar course on topics in Number Theory during my second semester (I shared all of the teaching responsibilities with another undergraduate student; we have now taught this course together twice). The reason I never bothered to charge people for helping them is because I take genuine pleasure out of helping people achieve success and deep understanding; that was all the gratification I needed. I feel truly delighted spreading knowledge and understanding about the subject I love so dearly.
During my time in high school, I took Discrete Math, Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Logic Math, Complex Analysis, Senior Seminar in Statistical Research (Sports Statistics), AP Physics C, and Quantum Physics (all of which I aced). I earned scores of 5 (out of 5) on the following AP exams: BC Calculus (with an AB subscore of 5), Statistics, Physics C: Mechanics, and Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism. I earned a score of 800 (out of 800) on the SAT math section, as well as on the SAT Math II and Physics subject tests.
Because of my background in high school, at UMD I was able to start by taking 400-level courses (after taking Calculus III via credit by exam to gain placement), which are typically reserved for upperclassmen. So far at UMD I have taken Advanced Calculus I & II, Introduction to Abstract Algebra, Introduction to Number Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Introduction to Dynamics and Chaos, Introduction to Topology, Introduction to Probability Theory, Real Analysis I & II (graduate level courses), Field Theory, an advanced Linear Algebra course, and four 1-credit courses (Selected Topics in Number Theory, Introduction to Matlab, Homotopy Type Theory, and the Putnam Express), with an overall GPA of 3.9 in math courses. This fall I will be taking Abstract Algebra I (grad level), Dynamical Systems I (grad level), and Introduction to Numerical Analysis I. In the Fall of 2018, I also participated in the Directed Reading Program in the math department at UMD, where I read about Algebraic Topology and gave a talk about the content of my readings. This summer I worked on research in Dynamics with a professor at UMD, primarily focused on ergodic properties of suspension flows.
Past students have consistently praised my ability to break down difficult problems into manageable pieces. For students who are struggling to grasp concepts, I help by making problems easy to understand and concrete before approaching complex, abstract ideas. I am patient and understanding and truly want to see students succeed. Even more than I love math, I love problem solving; at the end of the day, finding success in math or physics is about understanding how to approach the problems and take a positive mindset. My approach to teaching has instilled greater confidence in my students regarding their ability to approach and solve difficult problems; with this as the goal, I'm confident I can help any student succeed. Feel free to contact me for more information or to set up a tutoring session.
I was cramming for an exam, and needed review on several things i did not understand. Aaron was patient and helpful. He got to the point, showed me how to break down and understand the problems, and tried to give me quick techniques to get to the correct answer.Pamala, 1 lesson with Aaron
Knowledgeable and Patient
Aaron tutored my son Discrete Mathematics a college course. He was able to simplify the materials for my son to get an A in this course. I have tried other math tutors on Wyzant and Aaron is so far the Best. Try a lesson with Aaron and you will have no regrets.Michael, 18 lessons with Aaron
Aaron split time working with our two sons on pre-algebra and geometry. Aaron easily related with each, focusing them first on concepts and then on specific problems. We also appreciated Aaron’s flexibility to help out on very short notice.Erin, 22 lessons with Aaron
Aaron is currently tutoring my son in AP Calculus. He has also tutored my other son in college calculus. He explains and gives examples that are very easy to understand. We can always count on him for last minute test prep and homework help. I'm so grateful we found him. He is highly recommended on all math and Physics tutoring. Mrs. Rosalind C.Rosalind, 42 lessons with Aaron
He was knowledgeable and patient in his instructions on discrete math. His explanations were clear and on point. He was very dependable and scheduled sessions on short notice. I highly recommend him as a tutor.Barbara, 4 lessons with Aaron
Very smart, calm tutor
Aaron did a great job tutoring my high schooler on physics! He's extremely knowledgeable but down-to-earth. My kid felt more confident after the session. I highly recommend Aaron.Reba, 1 lesson with Aaron
Great tutor! Knows to explain and make you understand the problem
I had a great lesson with Aaron! He knows the material and knows how to help you to understand it. We went over discrete mathematics, problem-solving and how to approach a problem.Leeor, 6 lessons with Aaron
knowledgeable and patient
Aaron instantly connected with Aidan with his friendly and approachable demeanor. I was working on my laptop one room away and could hear all of Aidan's enthusiastic "yeah, that makes sense!" or "Ooooh, that's what my teacher meant!" We would recommend Aaron in a heartbeatJackson, 3 lessons with AaronTutor responded:
Thank you so much for the positive feedback! I'm glad Aidan enjoyed our first lesson so much; I'm looking forward to more of them in the future.
Knowledgeable and friendly
AP calculus, he is great tutor for my son, he go over the problems and able to explain well My son feel comfortable sharing his problems ,looking forward for more lessonsAshish, 9 lessons with Aaron
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