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Madonna Y.

MIT grad, bringing fun and exploration to math with origami!

MIT grad, bringing fun and exploration to math with origami!

$50/hour

  • 74 hours tutoring

About Madonna


Bio

Helping people understand difficult topics in a way that enables them to solve problems in their lives is what inspires me to tutor. I have tutored math for GRE prep and I was a teaching assistant for a MIT intro geology course, and now I'm here to tutor you! I use Barbara Pearl's Math in Motion techniques to use origami to explain math concepts like shapes, fractions, line intersections, parallel lines, similar triangles, basis vectors, and more. Origami makes math both fun and useful, and...

Helping people understand difficult topics in a way that enables them to solve problems in their lives is what inspires me to tutor. I have tutored math for GRE prep and I was a teaching assistant for a MIT intro geology course, and now I'm here to tutor you! I use Barbara Pearl's Math in Motion techniques to use origami to explain math concepts like shapes, fractions, line intersections, parallel lines, similar triangles, basis vectors, and more. Origami makes math both fun and useful, and I'm here to share my passion for math with you.

Mathematics is the language of the universe, and I learned to play with math at an early age. I've always taken the most advanced math classes available to me, which is how I finished three semesters of calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and finite math by the end of high school. I currently use geometry, algebra, and trigonometry all the time in my origami designs, and I can show you how these fundamental math skills apply to real life.

I was an undergraduate teaching assistant for Intro Geology at MIT, and I love helping people learn more about how the Earth, our Solar System, and the many stars and planets further away work! I especially like tutoring spatial problems, like cube diagrams and mapping.

If you're interested in learning the secrets of the universe in math or geology, I've got you covered. Send me a message today to schedule a session!


Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Earth Science

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Same-day cancellations are subject to a 50% charge. Rescheduling is fine with at least 3 hrs notice. Message me for special pricing on longer sessions or a fixed number of sessions.
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  • Background check passed on 4/15/2021

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I've taken the GRE recently, and I'm well-versed in all of the math covered by the exam. My approach is to use practice questions to pinpoint areas of weakness, and then discuss the underlying patterns, vocabulary, and techniques.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Algebra is useful for more than just splitting bills, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Algebra is useful for more than just splitting bills, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Geometry is more than just proofs and ruler and compass constructions, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Algebra is useful for more than just splitting bills, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I was co-captain of the math team in high school, so I know lots of great methods for solving problems fast and under pressure. I also went to MIT and use math in my daily life now!

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I was co-captain of the math team in high school, so I know lots of great methods for solving problems fast and under pressure. I also went to MIT and use math now to solve open-ended geometric problems for my origami art business. Beat the test stress by building confidence in your math toolbox, and be prepared to face any question.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Algebra is useful for more than just splitting bills, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Algebra is useful for more than just splitting bills, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Geometry is more than just proofs and ruler and compass constructions, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Algebra is useful for more than just splitting bills, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was co-captain of the math team in high school, so I know lots of great methods for solving problems fast and under pressure. I also went to MIT and use math in my daily life now!
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Trigonometry is more than just remembering the identity formulas, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Algebra is useful for more than just splitting bills, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Algebra is useful for more than just splitting bills, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Geometry is more than just proofs and ruler and compass constructions, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Algebra is useful for more than just splitting bills, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.

Science

ACT Science, Geology, Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Algebra is useful for more than just splitting bills, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Algebra is useful for more than just splitting bills, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've always played with math, from doodling large multiplications or patterns to being the captain of my high school math team, to graduating from MIT, learning to code, and starting my own origami art business. Geometry is more than just proofs and ruler and compass constructions, and I can help make the math intuitive and easy to apply to a variety of topics. I make my demonstrations visual whenever possible, and aim to inspire a love of math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was co-captain of the math team in high school, so I know lots of great methods for solving problems fast and under pressure. I also went to MIT and use math in my daily life now!
GED

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I was co-captain of the math team in high school, so I know lots of great methods for solving problems fast and under pressure. I also went to MIT and use math now to solve open-ended geometric problems for my origami art business. Beat the test stress by building confidence in your math toolbox, and be prepared to face any question.
GRE,

GRE

I've taken the GRE recently, and I'm well-versed in all of the math covered by the exam. My approach is to use practice questions to pinpoint areas of weakness, and then discuss the underlying patterns, vocabulary, and techniques.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was co-captain of the math team in high school, so I know lots of great methods for solving problems fast and under pressure. I also went to MIT and use math in my daily life now!
ACT Science, GED

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Madonna has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 21 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Wonderful tutor

She has helped me and continues help me understand GRE math. She is very good at explaining and articulating concepts and showing how the abstract becomes concrete. A very effective tutor, highly recommended!

CLINTON, 30 lessons with Madonna
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