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Jiachun

I am a third year Financial Actuarial Math student at UCLA. I enjoy helping people, and nothing feels better than seeing someone’s life improve as a direct result of what I do. I want to teach my students how to approach problems, and how they can apply their knowledge.

I teach math and test prep, mainly calculus and SAT, and I thoroughly understand all of my subjects. Math is something I’ve enjoyed for years: it’s logical, and makes sense. There is a correct answer. I feel accomplished when I understand a new concept, or when I solve a problem. Meanwhile, I feel very comfortable with standardized tests. I can teach students the essential concepts, and I also understand effective ways to approach and think about problems and use a limited amount of time with maximum efficiency.

Undergraduate Degree:

University of California-Los Angeles - Current Undergrad, Financial Actuarial Mathematics

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 780

SAT Writing: 740

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800

SAT Subject Test in Physics: 800

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 770

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What is your teaching philosophy?

I feel that simple practice on problems is one of the best ways to learn, both due to the experience it provides students as well as the assistance it provides in pinpointing the student's weaknesses in understanding.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Check on the student's current progress with a practice test, and figure out a plan and get started with that.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Stress the importance of keeping to a schedule, talk with students about their goals in life and at least relate the importance of being self-motivated.