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Amanda

I started tutoring math and science when I was a freshman in high school. I loved to teach and help my fellow classmates understand difficult concepts. In senior year of high school, I taught my AP Physics class for two weeks with some guidance from the AP Chemistry teacher after our teacher fell ill. My classmates felt that I was able to keep us on schedule compared to just having a substitute assign us problems until a new teacher could be hired.

After high school, I attended Carnegie Mellon University where I double majored in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. I worked for Academic Development and tutored students in one-on-one sessions and small groups. I tutored all chemical engineering and biomedical engineering courses, Calculus I to Calculus in 3D, Physics I and II, and Chemistry. I also tutored students at University of Pittsburgh and local high school students in the summer.

During graduate school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I was a teaching assistant for Intro to Chemical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Laboratory. I was a graduate instructor for Separation Processes for two semesters. On top of normal teaching assistant duties I also designed two unit operation modules (2 and 4 lectures) that I lectured to the class, and I developed homework assignments, exams, and finals.

I love to interact with the students and help them gain a greater understanding of a difficult concept. While working for Academic Development, my boss mentioned that I became a mentor for all of my students instead of being just a tutor. I got to know my students and help them both academically but also socially.

I tutor high school math courses and most freshman and sophomore undergraduate math courses, basic sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), as well as most engineering courses in the fields of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Carnegie Mellon University - Bachelors, Chemical Eng and Biomedical Eng

Graduate Degree:

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Current Grad Student, Chemical Engineering

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AP Physics C: Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Cell Biology

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

College Biology

College Chemistry

College Physics

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Physics

What is your teaching philosophy?

I take a hands-on approach when teaching. I often have the students practice solving problems while I address any questions they may have.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I like to spend the first 10 minutes getting to know the student outside of course material. What do you like to do for fun, your interests, etc.. Then, I'll spend the rest of the session working with them to see where they are struggling. We'll work on problems, and I'll provided additional explanation on topics.