I enjoy teaching mathematics at all levels. I have a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Texas A&M University, where I graduated from in 2009. Subsequently, I have held various roles at investment banks and hedge funds in fixed income and commodities trading. Currently, I'm a Vice President at a large reinsurance firm.
As a student, math was my favorite subject, and I took part in various math contests and Olympiads. I am interested in teaching both high school and university students on practically any topic.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Anna University - Bachelors, Electrical Engineering
Graduate Degree: The Texas A&M University System Office - Masters, Mathematics
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What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to understand my student very well, and tailor my tutoring to best leverage their existing abilities.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get a broad overview of where they stand currently in their learning, and what aspirations they have with respect to a particular course and learning math in general.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
The best way to check if my student has learnt a concept well is to have them summarize it in their own words. By doing so, they attain a mastery over the topic, which in turn imparts a natural confidence to explore and study further on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By giving them questions they can solve easily to boost their confidence and prepare them to tackle harder problems.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would ask them to explain the concept in their own words. This would inevitably lead us to the part where the student is confused. Having identified the source of the issue, I would re-explain that part in a different way, so the student sees it from a new perspective, and gains further understanding.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Practice, practice, practice!