I am a sophomore undergraduate majoring in mathematics at the University of Colorado-Boulder. I am currently in my 4th semester tutoring in the athletic department here at CU where I have tutored over 50 athletes in various math classes since being the first freshman tutor there. Tutoring math is a no-brainer for me because it allows me to combine my two passions: math and helping people. Many people say that they aren’t a “math person” but I would argue that’s not that case. Everyone can understand math, but not everyone will understand it in the same way. My goal is to open student’s minds up to math based on their way of thinking and learning style. When I’m not solving a math problem you can probably find me competing in sports or the occasional card/board game.
University of Colorado Boulder - Current Undergrad, Mathematics
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 30
ACT Math: 34
ACT Reading: 31
ACT Science: 34
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
The first and most important thing is to just be super friendly and inviting and not even focus on math. Just get to know the student a little bit as a person, and then move on to getting to know them as a student and their learning styles.