I graduated this past spring from Stanford University, where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a depth in Product Design. My studies included extensive coursework in math and physics. I have tutored on and off for two years, working with middle and high school students in both Chicago and Palo Alto.
When it comes to learning, I strongly believe in the recent work of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck showing the importance of having a growth mindset rather than a fixed one, in which students realize that they can develop and improve their intelligence through hard work and persistence, rather than surrendering to the conventional belief that intelligence is a fixed trait; that you are either smart or dumb, and there's not much you can do to change it.
I always make sure to add a sense of humor to my tutoring sessions, because I think learning is easiest when students are in a low-pressure environment.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Stanford University - Bachelors, Engineering - Product Design
ACT Composite: 35
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 36
ACT Reading: 32
ACT Science: 36
GRE Quantitative: 170
GRE Verbal: 164
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High School Physics