I am currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, with a focus on probability and statistics, at the University of California, San Diego. I've tutored mathematics when I was in high school for a year, have informally tutored friends and family, and am currently tutoring a student taking Algebra 2 in community college. I tutor math up to Calculus 2, SAT II Math, and SAT test prep. My favorite subject to tutor is math because I love problem solving and the precise logical clarity of math. I also sometimes end up conceptualizing concepts in a different or more fundamental way than I did previously, which leads me to understand the subject more deeply even while I am tutoring it. I try to tutor in a way that involves asking the student questions and leading them to discover the answer/procedure for themselves, so that they understand why they are using certain methods and can apply them to novel situations rather than depending on rote memorization. Outside of academia, I enjoy playing music (guitar and drums), and although I listen to all kinds of music, I primarily enjoy playing blues, jazz, and rock. I also like to read (I was definitely a bookworm as a child) both fiction and non-fiction. My favorite fiction author is by far Proust, and my interests in non-fiction include math, music, and politics.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1550
SAT Math: 750
SAT Verbal: 770
SAT Writing: 760
SAT Subject Tests Prep