Summary: B.A. and M.S. in Mathematics. Summa cum laude, 4.0 GPA, National Merit Scholar. Math Graduate Teaching Assistant. 5 patents for software. Adobe Advanced Technology Group.
Tutoring Philosophy
I have been helping friends and relatives understand math and computers better ever since I was a kid. I tutored in college and graduate school, as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for courses in algebra and pre-calculus.
I have found that, for me, giving lectures is generally not the most...
Summary: B.A. and M.S. in Mathematics. Summa cum laude, 4.0 GPA, National Merit Scholar. Math Graduate Teaching Assistant. 5 patents for software. Adobe Advanced Technology Group.
Tutoring Philosophy
I have been helping friends and relatives understand math and computers better ever since I was a kid. I tutored in college and graduate school, as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for courses in algebra and pre-calculus.
I have found that, for me, giving lectures is generally not the most effective way to spend the time as a math tutor. I think that lectures belong more in the classroom, or in math textbooks. Instead, I expect the student to read the relevant sections of the textbooks, and at least attempt to do the exercises.
There are at least three main advantages of this approach: First, it teaches students how to study and learn on their own, which is an essential skill in any sort of technical career.
Second, it means that a tutor doesn't have to waste the student's time going over things that the student can easily master on their own. Third, it allows time for the more interesting questions and content. My goal is that the student truly *understands* the material, not just temporarily memorizes some mysterious sequence of steps. Math, more than any other subject, builds upon itself. If you don't understand the foundations, the next levels won't make any sense.
Math courses taken include Algebra, Calculus, Two and Three Dimensional Geometry, Trigonometry, Numerical Analysis, Real Analysis, Number Theory, Foundations of Math, History of Math, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Probability, and Statistics.
Languages: C, C++, HTML, JavaScript.
I was a code contributor to a number of Adobe products: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.
I also have a small software company that does Extensions for Adobe InDesign, which are written in an Adobe variant of JavaScript.
Please contact me if you have any question about my qualifications or methodology.