Whenever someone is struggling with a difficult problem or topic in mathematics, there is a good chance that he or she is not being taught properly. To resolve this, I break down the material and create simple examples. With these simple examples, the student and I work our way back to the "difficult" problem. So many concepts and topics in various math courses can be learned in this way; from my experience, this process works for many students.
I am currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering at the City College of New York. Here, I have strengthened my skills in Mathematics, as I have taken courses ranging from Calculus 1 to Numerical Methods. Although these courses are highly advanced math courses, they all rely on concepts from preliminary courses such as Algebra and Geometry, which is why I was able to tutor a myriad of math courses when working as a member of the City Tutors.
I enjoy the Legend of Zelda, which is a video game series that forces the player to pay attention to patterns and to figure out puzzles given small hints. In my opinion, Mathematics is similar-although a student may practice a group of problems, he or she finds that all of them share the same concepts and patterns.
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY City College - Building Engineer, Civil Engineering
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1230
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