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My love for tutoring stems from my love for people. I love seeing people succeed and flourish, and tutoring is a way I can help coach individuals through their problems so they can bring themselves to a place of high academic and personal success. I am so thankful to be able to tutor because it means that I will get to work collaboratively with my

*My first lesson is always free and my hourly rate is always negotiable.*

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My son had Sam for few lessons, he has been very happy with Sam. Sam was thorough in his tutoring and helped explain subjects, theorems, and tactics in a clear and concise way.

I really like how patient Sam is with me. He showed me an easier way to breakdown algebraic word problems. The homework he gives me is very helpful because it allows me to review the daily lesson.

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I tutored four groups of four rising high school juniors and seniors fulltime on standardized testing through a non-profit called CollegeSpring in San Jose California. In the 8 weeks of working with that group my student's total SAT scores increased across all subjects by an average of 7% of the total possible points. When I graduated college and moved back to Philadelphia, despite having a job at an overnight camp that required me to be on campus for 18 hours a day, I still volunteered 9 hours a week to tutor high school seniors in Philadelphia through Let's Get Ready. Results similar to the ones I had in CollegeSpring were evident, and I was also voted to be most enthusiastic teacher by the students there. Last year I tutored full time, for a full school year, for City Year Philadelphia.

I tutored four groups of four rising high school juniors and seniors fulltime on standardized testing through a non-profit called CollegeSpring in San Jose California. In the 8 weeks of working with that group my student's total SAT scores increased across all subjects by an average of 7% of the total possible points. When I graduated college and moved back to Philadelphia, despite having a job at an overnight camp that required me to be on campus for 18 hours a day, I still volunteered 9 hours a week to tutor high school seniors in Philadelphia through Let's Get Ready. Results similar to the ones I had in CollegeSpring were evident, and I was also voted to be most enthusiastic teacher by the students there.

I tutored four groups of four rising high school juniors and seniors fulltime on standardized testing through a non-profit called CollegeSpring in San Jose California. In the 8 weeks of working with that group my student's total scores increased across all subjects by an average of 7% of the total possible points. When I graduated college and moved back to Philadelphia, despite having a job at an overnight camp that required me to be on campus for 18 hours a day, I still volunteered 9 hours a week to tutor high school seniors in Philadelphia through Let's Get Ready. Results similar to the ones I had in CollegeSpring were evident, and I was also voted to be most enthusiastic teacher by the students there. Last year I tutored full time, for a full school year, for City Year Philadelphia. I saw this as the culmination of those prior positions. It was a place where I exercised my passion for tutoring, coaching, and empowering young adults.

I tutored four groups of four rising high school juniors and seniors fulltime on standardized testing through a non-profit called CollegeSpring in San Jose California. In the 8 weeks of working with that group my student's total scores increased across all subjects by an average of 7% of the total possible points. When I graduated college and moved back to Philadelphia, despite having a job at an overnight camp that required me to be on campus for 18 hours a day, I still volunteered 9 hours a week to tutor high school seniors in Philadelphia through Let's Get Ready. Results similar to the ones I had in CollegeSpring were evident, and I was also voted to be most enthusiastic teacher by the students there. Last year I tutored full time, for a full school year, for City Year Philadelphia. I saw this as the culmination of my prior positions.

Algebra 1 is fundamental to all higher level mathematics, particularly because it introduces the ideas of linear equations and systems of equations, concepts which are keystone in Linear Algebra, which underlies so much of modern mathematics. Through my Mathematics degree I have revisited these concepts, ( functions, sequences, systems of equations ) many times over many years from a variety of perspectives in the discipline. This kind of training gives me an ability in flexibility: it gives me choice in how I can best present the material to the student.

As a Mathematics Major at Whitman College I explored the subject of Math to a serious depth, and as a consequence of that am both well practiced in Algebra 2 (a fundamental skill in studying higher math) as well as understanding of it to an extent that will help me answer the "why's" a student might have in addition to the "how's"

I tutored four groups of four students full-time on standardized testing through a non-profit called CollegeSpring in San Jose California. In the 8 weeks of working with that group my student's total scores increased across all subjects by an average of 7% of the total possible points. When I graduated college and moved back to Philadelphia, despite having a job at an overnight camp that required me to be on campus for 18 hours a day, I still volunteered 9 hours a week to tutor high school seniors in Philadelphia through Let's Get Ready. Results similar to the ones I had in CollegeSpring were evident, and I was also voted to be most enthusiastic teacher by the students there.

Calculus was a subject I learned in depth through my degree at Whitman College, first through the standard Calculus courses and then through two rigorous 400 level classes of Real Analysis. The initial task of our Real Analysis course was to put Calculus on a firm logical foundation. This meant taking special attentive care to each and every detail of the subject, making sure that it was logically consistent and proved, the whole way from sequences and series, to limits and continuity, and finally to derivatives and integrals. This gives me an excellent depth of knowledge in the subject. I can not only answer students surface level questions, but answer the more pressing question of "Why" something is.

As a City Year I tutored children in grades 3-8 in Math and English full time for the full school year. I also wrote lesson plans that had to be aligned to common core standards and helped raise the majority of my students to grade level by the end of my year.

At Whitman College I took Introduction to Programming and Data Structures, which are 100 and 200 level computer science courses (respectively). Introduction to Programming was as much an introduction to the theory of programming as it was a rigorous and challenging development of our ability to code in C++. Data Structures was taught in Python, and expanded on our ability to conceptualize data, and how programs can use different methods of data storage and algorithms to run "well". I tutored a close, close friend of mine (for free) throughout our Intro programming class, and as he said "without you Sam, I would not have graduated"

While studying at Whitman College I took a differential equations class, passed a round of senior oral and written exams on the class three years after taking (passed on the first time) and would later use elementary diff eq as the sample lesson plan in a tutoring job interview which I where I was immediately awarded the position afterward.

I received fitness training through high school from my football coaches who were also fitness coaches. In college I took courses on Jogging, Swimming, and Intermediate Weight Lifting.

As a City Year tutor, myself and one other corps member ran a twice a week sports club that averaged about 30 3rd through 8th graders. Our focus was not just to teach them fitness, but also to show them how personal fitness was a means to essential inter and interpersonal skills like determination, cooperation and leadership. Although not physical in nature, it's my belief that those skills are actually essential to any fitness regimen.

I played freshman football for one year and varsity football for three years in high school. My Sophomore year I was named the unsung hero of the football team, and my Senior year I was named a unanimous team captain and given the Barney Fisher award for best offensive lineman, as well as receiving the senior class distinction of Most Courageous male athlete.

Geometry is one of my favorite courses in Mathematics. In my college, the Geometry course was offered as an independent study. Over the semester I compiled a 100 page pdf of notes, and exercises, which accompanied the three textbooks we studied. In creating this document I was able to organize and construct the knowledge I learned over the course of the semester so I now know it cold, and further I am now able to rely on this document for extra reference or exercises for students. Finally, I love tutoring Geometry, because as it is purely deductive subject it's a great place to grow a students intellectual identity.

I love mathematics. As a math major at Whitman, tutor at CollegeSpring, mentor in a local AVID program, and private tutor to children as young as the fifth grade and as old as seniors in high school, I loved helping students explore concepts and build foundations in mathematics. Prealgebra is fundamental to all mathematics which progresses afterward, and having had such an extensive career in mathematics, I have had cause to revisit these concepts regularly, exploring proofs and new ways to think about them that I am eager to share.

Graduating as a math major required extensive use of pre-calculus in many of my classes: The Calc 1,2,3 series; Geometry; and real and complex analysis.

I tutored for a nonprofit last summer which focused specifically on raising SAT scores. I was able to raise the scores of my students by an average of about 180 points, or 60 points for each subject, over the course of the summer.

I tutored 25 rising seniors and juniors in San Jose California with CollegeSpring in all sections of the SAT, and did the same with Let's Get Ready Philadelphia at Temple University.

Trigonometry was a subject that I visited and revisited throughout my time as a Math Major at Whitman College ('15). It was a particularly critical part of my 100 page senior project where I built a computer program that would generate and then analyze special groups of triangles that satisfied a set of trigonometric identities. Although it sounds erudite, most of the 100 page paper was appendices that I included because I wanted someone who had no background in mathematics, not even in trigonometry, to be able to go through my paper and understand at every step what was going on. This commitment to clarity of thought and reason wll ring true in all of my lessons on trig.

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