I have been in love with teaching and tutoring from an early age. I have taught public and private school mathematics, ran a tutoring company, and taught at the college level. I studied mathematics as an undergraduate, computer science as an undergraduate and grad student, and received my PhD in Linguistics. I am currently a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, and enjoy tutoring in my spare time, mostly to connect with students and practice the art of teaching which makes me happy and gives me a chance to really help others.
I look forward to hearing from you and making sure that you get the perfect tutoring experience here with Varsity Tutors.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Bachelors, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - PHD, Linguistics
SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 710
GRE Quantitative: 170
GRE Verbal: 165
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12th Grade Math
College Computer Science
College Level American History
High School Computer Science
High School Level American History
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in focusing on the underlying concepts rather than the specifics of the problem at hand. By connecting the concepts together, we can build a good foundation on which the student then builds individual problem solving skills. However, every situation calls for a unique approach, so what I pride myself most on is seeing the current needs and working with the student at their current skill level in order to bring them to the next level, while making sure to give them the tools to succeed with that immediately in front of them.