I am currently enrolled as a Sophomore in Honors Petroleum Engineering at UT Austin. I've been tutoring math and science formally and informally most of my life from the elementary to college level. The bulk of my tutoring experience deals with high school level math and science and standardized testing.
All the time I see Math and Science get kind of a bad reputation and its a shame because I really have a passion for these subjects. In my experience, it isn't that these subjects are inherently more difficult but rather they're often taught in a very cookie cutter, 'memorize this' format. And while this can work for some I believe a student must know not just the 'hows' but also the 'whys' behind what they're doing. This distinction is what I think turns a problem from something complex to something logical and simple. So I guess in a phrase my goal is to have the student understand what they're doing before anything else. From there, results are really just a question of practice and fine tuning.
The University of Texas at Austin - BS, Petroleum Engineering
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 36
ACT Math: 35
ACT Reading: 32
ACT Science: 34
SAT Math: 710
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 740