I have been tutoring and teaching for 9+ years. I have worked with students from many different age groups, races, religions, and creeds. All of them have found success in their academic coursework as a result of my tutelage. My expertise includes Mathematics (Basic Math through Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations), English, Test Preparation (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.), and Professional Training (public speaking, report and proposal writing, and other career services).
My primary area of expertise, though, is in challenging my students to THINK! I have found, from both practical and research perspectives, that students are better served by THINKING, as opposed to memorizing and regurgitating. I encourage students to think in complex and uncharted ways, and this makes all the difference in their future success.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelors, Mathematics and Economics
AP Calculus AB: 4
AP Calculus BC: 4
AP English Language: 5
Singing, TaeKwonDo, Hanging out with friends
High School Business
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
In a world that is becoming increasingly more violent, more complex, and more fast-paced, it is absolutely essential that society produces individuals who have both the mental and emotional intelligence to combat these ever-changing forces. That is, society must ensure that students are prepared to take their places as tomorrow and today's leaders. This will not be accomplished by having students memorize loads of academic content espoused in some book--only to be regurgitated on an exam; rather, it will come from invigorating students with the passion needed to explore and invent. Students must be encouraged to THINK! So, when I am teaching and tutoring students, that is always my primary goal. I motivate my students to find the answers themselves and to understand the implications of their solutions. Moreover, due to the frequency of sessions I have with my students and the additional learning tools that I provide outside of my sessions, students are required to engage in this critical thinking process repeatedly. One should make no mistake, though--this is a very challenging and daunting task. In the beginning students will be shocked because they have never been required to think at the levels that I expect. For these reasons, it is my job as the facilitator of their learning to help them to "fake it until [they] become it." In this way, students become the thinkers they want to be, as well as the leaders that society most desperately needs.