As someone who has always loved working with kids and numbers, I have found my niche in tutoring to supplement my career as an engineer. My interest in helping students began when I was in high school and working with a middle school student. Within two weeks of meeting regularly, I helped him bring his Pre-Algebra grades from C's and D's to A's and B's. This gave me confidence in my ability to connect with the students and bring noticeable results. I expanded my client base by tutoring basic math to an elementary student and Algebra I to a high school peer. I am extremely comfortable with arithmetic, as I scored 780 on SAT Math, 800 on SAT II Math Level II, and a 5 on AP Calculus AB/BC. I am also highly knowledgeable in the sciences, as I scored 770 on SAT II Chemistry, a 5 in AP Chemistry, and a 4 in AP Physics B (Mechanics). I continued tutoring during my undergraduate studies, by assisting a middle school class that needed additional help in Pre-Algebra. I completed my studies at University of California, Santa Barbara where I graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. This was a competitive program that challenged me to use logical reasoning and to effectively communicate difficult concepts with my peers and professors. I am currently working as a Process Engineer for New Indy Cardboard and simultaneously working toward my Professional Engineer License. My knowledge of math and science paired with my patient and encouraging demeanor, gives me the confidence to say that I am capable of helping any student reach his or her highest potential.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering
ACT Composite: 30
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1480
SAT Math: 780
AP Chemistry: 5
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP Physics B: 4
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 770
SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1: 800
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What is your teaching philosophy?
Build knowledge, and let others understand how to make complex problems very simple.