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Pedro

I am currently a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am in my last semester in pursuit of a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering. I have had tutoring experience through my service fraternity Beta Kappa Zeta. During my time as a fraternity member I tutored Math and Chemistry to younger members. While I specialize in Math and Science my favorite subject is Chemistry. I like Chemistry because it allows me to gain satisfaction by solving problems that others might consider difficult. Chemistry is a great challenge but is a prime example that even the most difficult concepts can become easy if they are broken down into its simplest pieces. This coincides with my tutoring philosophy. I believe teamwork is the most powerful tool when learning. When teaching I like to model problems with “think out louds” so the student can get an idea how I would approach the problem. Secondly, I like to do the problem with the student to make sure they have grasped a concept before having them attempt problems on their own. Working together allows me to assess what concepts tend to be tricky for an individual that they may not have been able to articulate themselves. This collaboration of both student and tutor is what makes this system so effective. Outside of school I have a passion for sports particularly football and basketball. I love the idea of putting the correct people together and working hard to achieve a common goal as much as the sports themselves. I have been on many intramural teams from softball to soccer, and have found that some of my best relationships have started on the court/field whether it be competitive or recreational.

Undergraduate Degree:

 UIC - BS, Chemical Engineering

Participates in a rocketry club, football, basketball, and many other intramural teams