Hey there! My name is Nathaniel, and I graduated from UT Austin in 2016 with degrees in Biochemistry and Psychology. I've had over 8 years of tutoring experience in different areas, primarily in mathematics and the natural sciences. I began tutoring my mom's friend's children in algebra 1, algebra 2, and geometry while still in middle school. This is the point at which I realized the reward in helping others learn, inciting my passion for tutoring. I went on to continue assisting classmates in high school, ultimately tutoring around a dozen different students while in college. In fact, I even served as a teaching assistant my junior year, helping grade assignments.
In my free time, I like to play sports, lift weights, and volunteer. I ultimately plan on attending medical school, aiming for admission in 2018. I'm open to many different physician specialties, but have found psychiatry, neurosurgery, and orthopedics the most interesting so far. Other fun facts about me are that I've been skydiving 25 times (certified), biked from Austin, Texas to Anchorage Alaska to raise money and awareness for cancer research as part of the UT organization Texas 4000, and worked at a haunted house this past October.
My teaching approach is different from others in that I do not wish to instruct students as if they were in a class, but by putting it in terms that would resonate most with them. Thus, I strive to not only further your children's insight in a given subject area, but to also allow them to actually appreciate different subjects and how they relate to the world around them. I look forward to working with your child, and will hopefully hear from you soon!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelors, Biochemistry and Psychology
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 30
ACT Math: 36
ACT Reading: 33
ACT Science: 32
Medicine, Natural Sciences, Math, Psychology, Neuroscience, sports
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School Physics
High School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
It is most important to establish rapport so that they feel a personal connection to you rather than just another instructor/teacher. Breaking things down into their most basic parts helps too, and once the foundation of knowledge has been established, more complex concepts can be learned more easily.