I am a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, where I got a BS in Mathematics with a specialization in Computer Science. I have tutored students of all ages and all levels of interest in mathematics. I have also worked at the National Museum of Mathematics, encouraging people to explore the beautiful and fun side of math! I tutor any and all math students, as well as certain physics courses and preparation for standardized tests. When preparing for exams,
I give the students a guide for how to approach an unfamiliar question, emphasize the importance of careful question reading, and work to build their confidence. I make sure the student is always drawing on their understanding of a subject when they are going through a question, and reinforce the connections between the concepts they learn and how to apply them.
My tutoring philosophy is centered around targeting the needs of each individual student, and I try to be as patient and encouraging as I can. I am also genuinely passionate about any subject I tutor, and I believe that while learning can be a challenge for a student, it should never be scary. Overall, I want to give my students a positive experience that makes them confident in the knowledge they have and empowered to continue to learn and face challenges! In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, theater, dogs, and origami.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Chicago - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Computer Science
SAT Composite: 2310
SAT Math: 740
SAT Verbal: 770
SAT Writing: 800
Mathematical art, yoga, origami, theater
College Computer Science
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Computer Science
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Any student can learn, but the best results come when students feel confident about the material! They gain this confidence through a genuine understanding and mastery of the material. In order to develop that level of understanding, they must learn according to their specific needs and at a pace which suits them. This means that students should feel comfortable asking questions and communicating their problems. Learning should be a positive experience for the student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Oftentimes, students limit their toolbox of skills to what was most recently covered in class, instead of the entire body of knowledge they have accumulated. It is key to emphasize learning as a cumulative process. Additionally, students should learn to trust their instincts, recognize patterns, and feel comfortable being wrong about their assumptions. In fact, an incorrect assumption can provide new and valuable insight and understanding! Students should also learn to be comfortable with a new challenge and not become discouraged when the material seems too hard.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Positive language, patience, and frequent reassurance work wonders to improve a student's attitude towards a subject they may be struggling in!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I encourage them to talk about their specific problems, and then listen to their responses. If they cannot pinpoint the specific nature of their issue, I will go through a detailed explanation with them, making sure they are actively engaging in the process.