I am a former mathlete who loves working with students because I want to help them excel in the same way that my favorite teachers helped me to. I earned my BA in Environmental Biology from Columbia, and later my MFA in Film & TV Writing from USC, but I have always remained a math enthusiast (okay, nerd) at heart. I always found that my best math teachers taught me to be creative about breaking down hard problems into easier problems -- and not to simply try to memorize everything. This is the same approach I take to tutoring: though some memorization can't be avoided, I believe the key to being a better math student is to improve at determining the right strategy for solving a problem.
Outside of tutoring, I enjoy writing comedy, tackling the occasional computer programming project, and making and listening to music.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Bachelors, Environmental Biology
Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - Masters, Writing for Screen and Television
SAT Math: 800
SAT Writing: 760
GRE Quantitative: 166
GRE Verbal: 167
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
SAT Subject Test in French: 780
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