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Aidan

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I am a 2013 graduate of Swarthmore College with a B.A. in mathematics and English literature, and I love tutoring both math and English. After graduating from college, I taught 10th grade math for a year in Newark, New Jersey. One of my favorite parts of being a teacher was working with students in a one-on-one setting. I love the process of guiding a student to where he or she is able to solve a problem or explain a concept independently. As a tutor, I endeavor not to simply "lecture" or tell the student the steps to solving a problem. Instead, I try to guide the student through the inquiry process, so that he or she is doing most of the mental heavy lifting. Outside of tutoring, I enjoy running, hiking, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.

Aidan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Swarthmore College - Bachelors, Math and English

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2260

SAT Math: 720

SAT Verbal: 740

SAT Writing: 800

AP Biology: 5

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Calculus BC: 5

AP Physics C: Mechanics: 5

AP European History: 5

SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 760

SAT Subject Test in Literature: 760

Hobbies

Running, sports, math puzzles, reading fiction and poetry

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Math

Algebra

American Literature

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

College Level American Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Geometry

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Pre-Algebra

PSAT Writing Skills

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

As a teacher, I do not believe in telling a student exactly how to solve a problem, understand a concept, or analyze a passage. I think it is important for the student to engage in a process of inquiry, in which I can serve as a guide. In this model, the student -- rather than the teacher -- does most of the thinking, cognitive connections are made, and concepts are learned rather than simply memorized.