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William

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Tutoring represents the opportunity to work closely with a student in particular subjects I am passionate about. As a chemical engineering student at Vanderbilt University, I have always been passionate about learning math and science. I have also particularly excelled in these fields, perhaps due to my passion, and I managed to score a 790 on the math SAT and SAT II. I also took 5 AP Exams as a high school student, receiving 5s in Calculus BS, statistics, computer science, biology, and chemistry. At my university, I received an honors scholarship for my academic performance in engineering, and I currently aspire to continue my education at a higher level. As a tutor, I will motivate students, set clear goals, and help students progress towards a higher level of understanding.

William’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Vanderbilt University - Current Undergrad, Biomedical Engineering + Chemical Engineering

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2250

SAT Math: 790

SAT Verbal: 730

SAT Writing: 730

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 790

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 790

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 780

Hobbies

Rock Climbing, Traveling, Programming, Learning Mandarin

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

AP

AP Biology

AP Calculus AB

AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science A

Biomedical Engineering

Calculus

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Chemistry

College Algebra

College Chemistry

College Computer Science

Computer Programming

Computer Science

General Chemistry

High School Chemistry

High School Computer Science

Linear Algebra

Math

Other

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Statistics

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe effective teaching requires the teacher to wear many hats. The teacher must act as a coach, showing their students how to purposefully practice. The teacher must also motivate and engage students to spark interest in the subject and world around them. Most of all, a teacher must use compassion and take students' failures as his own as well as their successes.

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

In a typical first session with a student, I would first try to connect with them to try to understand their motivations, frustrations, hopes, and dreams. I would also hope to understand their learning environment and any possible hindrances to their learning. Then, I would try to establish a baseline of their current knowledge relative to where they would like to be.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

A motivated student with a clear plan can achieve anything. To become motivated, the student must appreciate learning for their own reasons. I will then help to make a clear plan.