Math is my life. I grew up in New Brunswick and Edison attending Health Science Technology High School and Edison High School. At Edison I played Football, Basketball, Track and Field, and worked at Loews Theater all while maintaining a 3.6 GPA. I knew early that I loved math. All of my state scores were highest on the math portion so I pursued a major in Actuarial Science. I received my Bachelors of Science in Actuarial Studies in April 2016 from Michigan University. If you are unfamiliar with Actuarial Science, it is basically the hardest Math career you can pursue. I encourage students to research my field, as it is very promising and heavily rewarding. If you have any issues with mathematics, I am more than qualified to assist. My tutoring experience ranges from 2nd grade to college. I've tutored 2nd-5th graders, Upward Bound High School students, SAT/ACT courses and college students on my campus.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Eastern Michigan University - Bachelors, Actuarial Science
Graduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Current Grad Student, Mathematics
Anime, Basketball, Football, Coding, Throwing Javelin
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Practice Makes Perfect. It sounds very cliché, but as a college student, I can assure you that doing homework and working on practice problems is the best way to understand a subject.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Begin breaking the ice by asking about the student's study habits, and having the student list out his or her weaknesses regarding the subject. I will use this information to construct a syllabus and a general equation reference sheet.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Change the teaching method. There are multiple teaching methods and techniques. I am resilient, so I will keep pushing until I find one that suits the needs of the student.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Doing the first practice problem while verbally showing the steps. Afterwards, have the student try the next couple problems with a little aid until the concept is instilled in the student.