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Nicholas

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I've always enjoyed learning about math, science, and engineering. When I became a Math Center Tutor at the university I attended, my passion for teaching mathematics equaled my passion for the subject itself. During those last two years at college, I spent several hours a week tutoring in subjects ranging from Pre-Calculus to Linear Algebra. My weekly tutoring shifts had a mix of walk-in tutoring sessions and private appointments.

What do I get out of tutoring? I owe much of my academic success to the professors who taught and inspired me. To have this ability, to make a difference in a student's path in education, is a very powerful thing. In general, I believe that identifying how you can help others, and set your heart into doing so, is one of the most satisfying things in life. Regardless of the subject or the student, this is the essence of tutoring.

My particular methods for tutoring math revolve around challenging you to approach the problem with an analytical and logical mindset. If I know the solution to the problem at a glance, I will not simply demonstrate the solution to you. If the solution isn’t so obvious (perhaps a tricky word problem), we’ll work through it together. Either way, I think it’s essential for you to understand the concepts behind the subject, rather than idly performing the computations needed to arrive at an answer. Throughout this process, I do my best to tailor my explanations to your learning style and pinpoint what part of the problem you find challenging. My passion for math, teaching others, and my philosophy with learning math is what sets me apart as a tutor.

Nicholas’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Western New England University - Bachelors, Computer Engineering - Minor in Mathematical Sciences

Hobbies

Video Games, Guitar, Metal Music