Hi, my name is Robert and I've been teaching, tutoring, lecturing, TAing, and leading seminars at the university level for seven years now, in a wide variety of subjects relating to pure and applied mathematics. I'm here to help you get a better grasp on your mathematical toolkit so that you can thrive in your scientific field. My teaching style emphasizes in-depth study of concrete examples to help develop your intuition, and then using that intuition to provide rigorous mathematical proof...
Hi, my name is Robert and I've been teaching, tutoring, lecturing, TAing, and leading seminars at the university level for seven years now, in a wide variety of subjects relating to pure and applied mathematics. I'm here to help you get a better grasp on your mathematical toolkit so that you can thrive in your scientific field. My teaching style emphasizes in-depth study of concrete examples to help develop your intuition, and then using that intuition to provide rigorous mathematical proof for the general case of your problem. Whether you're a beginner taking your first formal math course, or an experienced math major trying to understand the abstractions of category theory, I can help you solve problems and reason through proofs, step-by-step.
Most of my experience comes from teaching mathematics and theory of computation to computer scientists -- that is, analysis of algorithms, discrete math, linear programming & optimization, and computational complexity theory. I've also taught a variety of other applied math, such as Linear Algebra for Economics, Mathematical Methods for Physics, and Symbolic Logic (for linguists and philosophy majors). My pure math teaching experience during my time at the University of Chicago includes Abstract Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Commutative Algebra, Topology, and Analysis in R^n.
I'm working on my PhD in mathematics right now, and teaching is my specialty and passion. Along my journey to get here I've taught math to literally thousands of college students. My specialization is in combinatorics, computational complexity, and formal languages -- specifically, I am interested in constructive logics, proofs of program correctness, probabilistic property-testing, fairness in ranked-choice voting systems, and representation theory of S_n and finite hypercubes.
I also tutor test prep. I achieved:
-2350 SAT
-800 Math SAT 2
-170 Math GRE
-5's on all of the AP Physics, Economics, & Calculus exams