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I am a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and plan on majoring in Chemical-Biological Engineering. I have been tutoring students in math since freshmen year of high school, and would love to help you improve your skills in math and science! My tutoring experience includes all math subjects from pre-algebra to multivariable calculus, as well as the physical and life sciences. Rather than using the same tutoring method for everyone, I work to accommodate each student’s learning style and goals. I can also teach you strategies on how to deconstruct complex problems into simple parts that are much easier to solve. Whether you are looking to explore new concepts and expand your knowledge of math, or simply to pass a course and avoid math in the future, I can help you succeed.

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Sierra’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Current Undergrad, Materials/Biological Engineering

Test Scores

SAT Math: 770

SAT Verbal: 730

SAT Writing: 800

AP Chemistry: 5

AP Calculus BC: 5

AP English Language: 5

AP US History: 5

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 780

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 730


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Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I aim to help every student succeed to the best of their ability. Whether they wish to expand their knowledge to new horizons or simply to pass a class, I have several strategies to help them achieve their goals.

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

I would get to know the student a bit, and find out their hobbies and interests. Then I would ask about what subject areas they need help in, and make a plan with them about how to achieve specific goals in a timely manner. Lastly, I would have them do some practice problems or go over current homework to introduce them to my tutoring style.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help a student become an independent learner by having them demonstrate proficiency in subjects I have given them aid on. For instance, I would explain a certain concept to a student, go over a few practice problems, then have them do a problem on their own while walking my through it to demonstrate their understanding. I would also inform the student of various resources available to them outside of tutoring sessions, so that they could learn more on their own.

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