I am a graduate of Trinity University. I received my Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science with minors in Mathematics and Physics.
I started my tutoring career while attending Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. I have tutored students in Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, Algebra, Chemistry, Statistics, Physics, Engineering Mechanics (both Statics and Dynamics), and Thermodynamics. While working for a previous tutoring company, I helped to design and teach their standardized test preparation course for high school students. Thanks to this experience, I am intimately familiar with tutoring for both the SAT and ACT.
I believe that a tutors role in education is to ensure understanding. After all, practice doesnt actually make perfect, it simply makes permanent. I believe that the tutors job is to make sure that the student is practicing correctly, so that what is ultimately made permanent is the correct way to solve problems.
I particularly enjoy tutoring in math. I love the process of learning by extrapolating knowledge: building advanced mathematical knowledge from the foundation of what the student already understands. By relating everything back to the basics of the discipline, I love watching students realize that they actually know and understand a lot more of math than they give themselves credit for.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Trinity University - Bachelor of Science, Engineering Science
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 33
ACT Reading: 35
SAT Math: 760
SAT Verbal: 730
GRE Quantitative: 170
GRE Verbal: 164
AP Chemistry: 5
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP Statistics: 4
Reading (anything I can get my hands on – books, magazines, newspapers, internet posts, etc.), hanging out with friends, watching movies, and playing with my dog, Rusty; my guilty pleasure is binge-watching TV shows online.
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
GRE Subject Tests
High School Chemistry
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Statics and Dynamics
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
I typically start by trying to gauge where the student currently stands in their understanding of the material. From there, it gives me a better idea of whether I can simply provide ongoing support as the class moves forward, or if I need to devote more time to reinforcing the more basic concepts with the student so that they can become more comfortable with the advanced materials.