I'm a recent graduate of the University of Rochester with an Honors BA in Financial Economics and Statistics and a minor in Chemistry. The greatest thing about the University of Rochester is the freedom of the curriculum, which allowed me to explore a variety of classes spanning from finance and math to chemistry, biology, and even art and dance. My success during college and now at work is mainly driven by curiosity. Curiosity gives way to learning, and knowledge is a key ingredient in success.
As your private tutor, I will not only help you obtain the grades you want, but I will also help you find the real world application behind the subjects. It is well researched in teaching pedagogy that when comparing extrinsic and intrinsic motivated learning, students who are intrinsically driven not only perform better on tests, but gain longer lasting and higher quality education. Given the opportunity, I will find ways to help make the subject interesting to you. I want to help you find your curiosity.
With three years of experience as a teaching assistant for organic chemistry at the University of Rochester, I have great confidence that I can deliver difficult and complex information in a concise and understandable way. My previous students in Rochester have show improvements as high as three letter grades. These results, however, do not come without effort from you. I believe every student is capable of success and with the right combination of help and hard work, we can get there together.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Rochester - Bachelors, Honors Financial Economics, Statistics
SAT Math: 800
Violin, Guitar, Rock Climbing, Badminton, Photography
What is your teaching philosophy?
The key to succeeding in a subject is to be intrinsically motivated to learn. I try to find real world applications for the subjects I teach to give students an insight past the concept at hand and into its true value.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Start with a lighthearted and short conversation, followed by asking the students what his/her strengths and weaknesses are in the subject. It is always a good idea to take a look at a student's previous work to see where they excel and where they struggle.