I am a 2nd year student at the University of Chicago studying Economics. While I tutor high school mathematics and reading as well as most Advanced Placement subjects, I have the most experience working with students on standardized test prep. Through preparing for and taking countless standardized tests I've developed a rigorous understanding of how best to tackle them.
Throughout high school I spent afternoons working with classmates through our school's tutoring program on a variety of subjects. Now in college I teach and coach debate at a local high school. In addition to being able to coach debate, I also have substantial insight on the college application process and would be more than happy to provide advising.
In my free time I enjoy exploring new outdoor activities and trying new foods.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Chicago - Bachelors, Economics
ACT Composite: 35
SAT Composite: 2330
SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 730
Piano, Cooking, Scuba, Psychology
College Application Essays
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
With regards to the subjects I teach, practice is the most important thing. I find that a rigorous understanding of concepts is best developed with guided practice and student participation.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Most important is what a student hopes to gain/learn. After setting goals, I'd like to learn a bit about the student themselves and where they are with respect to the subject at hand.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I encourage my students to come to their own conclusions. When working through problems I will help them along when necessary and teach conceptual topics but they themselves must solve the question.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
In the context of standardized test prep and mathematics, a student grasps the material when they can apply the concepts to solve different/new problems.