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Orval

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I am a graduate of Polytechnic Institute of NYU, where I attained a B.Sc in Mathematics. I have been tutoring mathematics since my freshman year (2001) in university and I have been a Mathematics Instructor on the college level since I graduated in 2005. Currently, I offer tutoring services in all levels of algebra, calculus, statistics, and basic geometry. My favorite topic to tutor is trigonometry, because it is the topic in mathematics that I find most interesting. I go about teaching in a very structured and organized manner. I believe that fundamentally mathematics is about problem solving and as such I aim to present a wide variety of problems to my students to build their problem solving repertoire, and to foster deep comprehension of broader mathematical concepts. In my spare time I like to play chess or cricket, read, listen to music, and go to the gym. My favorite television shows are PBS' Frontline, Law and Order CI, and Star Trek Voyager.

Orval’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Polytechnic Institute of New York University - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

Hobbies

cricket, chess, soccer, programming