My name is Luis, and I am a Stanford graduate who majored in Symbolic Systems and minored in Mathematics. As a math teacher with more than four years of tutoring experience, I enjoy demystifying math and challenging both my tutees and I to think creatively with the ideas of math. I am a strong believer in every person's potential to understand any idea they want to understand, which is why my tutoring sessions are framed more as dialogues than lectures, where through carefully placed...
My name is Luis, and I am a Stanford graduate who majored in Symbolic Systems and minored in Mathematics. As a math teacher with more than four years of tutoring experience, I enjoy demystifying math and challenging both my tutees and I to think creatively with the ideas of math. I am a strong believer in every person's potential to understand any idea they want to understand, which is why my tutoring sessions are framed more as dialogues than lectures, where through carefully placed questions and constant encouragement, the student can both answer their math questions and understand the concepts behind them.
Content-wise, I have vast experience with math topics ranging from pre-algebra to calculus. Starting in 6th grade I took the math sequence starting with pre-algebra and culminating with Calculus AB/BC, for which I earned 5's on both AP Exams. After high school, as I learned to tackle higher-level and more abstract math in college, I spent each year either serving as a teacher's assistant in local high school pre-algebra classrooms during the summer, or as a tutor for high school students in subjects such as Algebra 1 and Geometry. Moreover, as a Spanish-English bilingual speaker who engaged with ESL students while in college, I have expertise in tutoring students in either English or Spanish, so language barriers are not a problem for me. Through these experiences I learned how to better diagnose students' misconceptions and help lead them to understanding the concepts they struggle with, something I will continue practicing through these tutoring sessions.
Teaching math is my chosen career, and I am here to show how learning math is both possible and exhilarating. Send me a message, let's talk about your situation, and we can make something work. Thank you for your consideration!