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Miles R.

Cornell Engineer by education, linguaphile at heart

Cornell Engineer by education, linguaphile at heart

$40/hour

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I am almost a Cornell University Graduate with an undergraduate degree in Biological Engineering (December 2020), and a MEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering (May 2021). After my freshman year, I lived abroad in Bulgaria as a full-time volunteer for two years. During this time, I worked in 8 of the 13 biggest cities throughout the country, with a primary responsibility to help people improve their individual lives. My responsibilities included carrying out addiction recovery programs,...

I am almost a Cornell University Graduate with an undergraduate degree in Biological Engineering (December 2020), and a MEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering (May 2021). After my freshman year, I lived abroad in Bulgaria as a full-time volunteer for two years. During this time, I worked in 8 of the 13 biggest cities throughout the country, with a primary responsibility to help people improve their individual lives. My responsibilities included carrying out addiction recovery programs, administering humanitarian programs, and teaching weekly English classes (along with other workshops as necessary).

Perhaps what struck me most prior to my arrival there was that I would be doing all of these in the Bulgarian language! So, my service began with 10 weeks in the United States doing intensive language training in preparation for my arrival. However, mastery of the language did not come until I interacted with Bulgarians, as I committed myself to meticulously learning the language inside and out - I learned sayings, proverbs, and renowned poetry. My commitment to learning the language allowed me to connect with and understand perspectives of the people in a society that recently transitioned from communism to democracy. Many of the people I met while living there are my best friends with whom I still converse to this day. This experience living certainly was very beneficial for me and has shaped my life in many ways.

Upon returning home, my formal educational interests in Engineering remained, but my love for other languages and cultures deepened. My passion expanded to working directly with people in a foreign land and/or using a foreign language, and thus I began studying Russian, Serbo-Croatian, and linguistics to further my abilities I discovered in Bulgaria. Ultimately, I envision a career that involves combining my interests in engineering, business, and international relations with a healthy dose of human interaction. For that reason, I find teaching and tutoring a great way to help others le


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Computer

AutoCAD

AutoCAD

In the fall 2019 I took Cornell University's course in AUTO CAD where I completed weekly projects requiring 6-8 hours of time. The course was taught by a retired professional architect and site plan manager who had experience in the field of 30+ years. The final project involved making a site plan that had 3 different layers, each with different features. At the culmination of the course, I received a grade of A+ for my mastery of the course's material.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus

Language

Bulgarian

Bulgarian

I studied Bulgarian daily for 2 years while living there and this was supplemented by conversing daily with Bulgarians daily. My time studying Bulgarian began with 10 weeks in the United States doing intensive language training in preparation for my arrival in Bulgaria and mastery of the language came when I interacted with Bulgarians, as I committed myself to meticulously learning the language inside and out. By the time I left Bulgaria, I had learned sayings, proverbs, and renowned poetry while also making many friends with whom I still converse today to keep my ability in the language up. While living in Bulgaria I also gained experience with language instruction by teaching weekly English classes were taught with a colleague, emphasizing elementary/fundamental grammatical principles and conversation. With a colleague, as a pair we decided each week what would be taught, and this included tailoring these English classes to the needs and interests of those attending. Conversation was emphasized as the main means of teaching since that was the main way Bulgarian was learned, the native language of those to whom we taught English. Upon returning, to Cornell University from Bulgaria, I passed a Bulgarian proficiency exam with a Cornell Professor which granted college course credit for proficiency.

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus

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Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus

Test Preparation

ACT Math

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