After delving in to the ancient history of Greece and Rome for my undergrad, receiving a B.A. of Classics from Augustana College in Rock Island Illinois, I traveled to the far East (China) to teach English for 3 years, fell in love, and returned back to the U.S. I'm happily going back to school to study Electrical Engineering, currently working towards an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.
My wide educational background and teaching experience make me a great tutor. I have tutored Greek and Latin during my undergraduate studies and taught English in China for 3 years to students ranging from pre-school to graduate school. More recently, I have been taking lots of STEM classes for my engineering degree.
I tutor a wide range of mathematical subjects (up through Calculus 3 and Differential Equations) as well as ESL and Mandarin Chinese. I especially love helping students learn languages.
My strategy for tutoring includes making sure the student understands the fundamentals necessary to tackle the problem, checking to make sure the student understands the concepts behind the problem, and coming up with a plan to practice and retain what the student has learned during the session. I believe anyone can succeed at any subject if he or she puts the work in and is guided by the proper teaching methods.
In addition to languages, which are a lifelong passion, I enjoy tinkering with electronics, playing chess, reading, and bicycling.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Augstana College - Bachelor in Arts, Classics
Electronics, Reading, Languages, Chess, Music
High School English
Mandarin Chinese 1
Mandarin Chinese 3
Mandarin Chinese 4