I have a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master's Degree in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. As you might guess, I specialize in teaching mathematics, though I can also tutor in physics.
I've tutored and taught students both online and offline ever since I got my Bachelor's Degree, including during my time at JHU, in subjects ranging from basic arithmetic to differential equations. My teaching philosophy is "math is easy"; my goal is to make sure you understand why math is intuitive and natural, so that it's easy for you, too. In my spare time, I like to to solve math puzzles (yeah, I know I'm a nerd), play video games and board games, and watch anime.
Undergraduate Degree: Carnegie Mellon University - Bachelors, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Masters, Mathematics
Math, Video Games, Board Games, Anime
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What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching motto is "math is easy". My goal when tutoring is to make sure students remember what they need to be understanding *why* the facts are true. When everything makes sense and connects naturally, then it's easy to recall facts and apply formulas.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I like to get right into things. I want to find out what you're having trouble with and what you want to work on, and then work on that.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I'm able to learn mathematics because it makes sense to me. When I see why the facts and theorems are true, it's so much easier for me to remember everything and use it. If I instill that same methodology in a student, I'm sure they'll be able to learn math on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
What motivates me is success. When I succeed in something, I find myself more motivated to continue. So I would have the student work through easier problems, both to cement basic skills and to build up the successes needed for motivation.