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Theodore

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I am currently an undergraduate student studying at Carnegie Mellon University for a Bachelors of Science and Arts in neurobiology and music composition with an additional minor in cognitive psychology. I am part of Carnegie Mellon's BXA program, designed for students that are focused on bridging the gap between an arts and academic discipline. The goal is to find how these fields intersect and enhance the other. I try to stress in my tutoring the connections between the seemingly disparate points of information to help the students to not simply memorize the data in the short run but to integrate it in their world understanding. I have experience tutoring Algebra, Geometry, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, and AP/regular Biology in high school as well as further experience with student teaching as part my duties as the president of my high school's academic decathlon team. Through this role, I prepared lessons and lectures and assignments for groups and individuals to ensure the students were fully understanding the material. Through these experiences I have encountered a wide variety of learning styles and have developed tools and techniques of how to individually respond to each student's unique interests, tastes, and personality.

Theodore’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Carnegie Mellon University - Bachelors, Neurobiology and Music Composition

Test Scores

SAT Math: 760

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 800

AP Biology: 5

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Calculus BC: 5

AP Latin: 4

AP English Literature: 5

AP English Language: 5

AP US History: 5

AP European History: 5

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 780

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 800

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 750

AP Human Geography: 5

AP Macroeconomics: 5

AP Microeconomics: 4

AP Psychology: 5

AP U.S. Government & Politics: 5

AP Environmental Science: 5

Hobbies

Making bread, writing music, painting, making pottery, cycling, hiking, going to the beach, going to concerts, and traveling.


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I try to stress the connections between the seemingly disparate points of information help the students to not simply memorize the data in the short run, but to integrate it in their world understanding for years to come, since I find that these connections make the information not only richer, but more memorable.