I have a degree from the University of Michigan in Judaic studies, although I switched to that field from electrical engineering and computer science.
I've loved teaching for a long time, and my favorite part has always been personalizing lessons and teaching styles for individual students. Everybody is different, and everybody has their own best way to learn. I make it my mission to find that most effective method for all of my students.
Aside from tutoring, I like playing music, competitive fighting game tournaments, and game design.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Bachelor in Arts, Judaic Studies
ACT Composite: 31
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 35
ACT Science: 33
Making music and jamming out, making and playing video games, soccer, going on absurdly long walks, cooking
Basic Computer Literacy
Computer Game Design
High School Physics
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
Everything can be made interesting. Learning should make students want to learn more. Curiosity, critical thinking, and deep understanding are far more important than memorization.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Through conversation, assess the student's prior knowledge and understanding of the topic at hand, figure out how I should act as a teacher based on the student's personality, and start finding out the most effective way to teach this student. And, of course, teach the topic to the best of my ability.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I like to work with my students to figure out which method of studying works best for them. One big part of this is which study tactic yields the greatest feeling of satisfaction once the student understands the topic.