I'll never forget the first time I tutored a student while I was in college. He was on the verge of failing his Calculus course and thinking about dropping out of Engineering School. I assured him that I had been there before, and that if I could pass Calculus, so could he. I helped him with his problem sets, but the best advice I gave him was showing him how to prepare and study for exams. By the end of the semester, he finished with a B+ and went on to get his Engineering degree.
I felt so satisfied by that experience that it got me hooked on tutoring. For the next year, I helped college students pass their math courses. I focused my efforts on the practical applications of what they were learning to make the subject matter more interesting.
Tutoring students also opened up a part of me that truly enjoys helping others. I have volunteered as an after school mentor to teach inner city students about math and science and in the Peace Corps in Panama as a water/sanitation engineer.
In my free time, I love to listen to NPR, ride my bike, and perform improv.
As your tutor, I look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals!
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Degree: Stanford University - Master of Science, Civil/Environmental Engineering
Listening to NPR, riding bicycles, and performing Improv