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Aidan

I graduated from Saint Bonaventure High School in Ventura, CA in June 2011. I have been at CSUN since August 2011 and I am currently studying to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been tutoring for about a year and a half now and I can honestly say that I enjoy it. I have been tutoring high school students in the fields of math and science for over a year and I also tutored college students in physics for one semester. I have done some private tutoring in math for elementary/middle school students. I tutor many subjects in the fields of math and science, which include pre-algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, calculus 1, calculus 2, physics, and mechanical engineering. Out of all of these subjects, I would have to say that I enjoy tutoring calculus, physics, and mechanical engineering the most. I enjoy those subjects the most because I enjoy understanding my surroundings, and physics and mechanical engineering are great ways to understand as much around you as possible, and I enjoy sharing that understanding with others. As for calculus, there are a lot of things that can be explained by calculus that simply cannot be explained by any math that comes before it, and I enjoy showing that to others. I believe that the best way to learn is through experience, so that is how I like to teach my students. To clarify, I like to involve my students as much as I can by first explaining the concept to them, then giving them practice problems and having them practice that concept until they have it down. Once their understanding of the concept has been clearly shown to me, then we start on a new concept.
There are a lot of things that I enjoy to do outside of academics. I enjoy spending time with my family and my friends, playing sports, playing video games, taking things apart and/or putting them back together, and just enjoying life in general.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Cal State Northridge - BS, Mechanical Engineering

Tinkering, playing sports/exercise, video games, spending time with family and friends.

College Physics

High School Physics

Mechanical Engineering

Other

Summer

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is that students learn best by doing. I will teach my students the material, and then I will let them practice it for a bit while watching what they are doing closely and helping them where they need it.