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Sam

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In my own experience, I've found success in mathematical sciences requires a combination of repetition, revision, and recall, but I am flexible and adaptive to different learning styles. I welcome students and/or parents to set their own goals/expectations, and I tailor the curriculum to suit those goals.

I earned a PhD in statistics at The University of Iowa. I also served as Supervisory Teaching Assistant for a business statistics course, received Honorable Mention for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award based on supervisor nominations, and a "Thank a Teacher" award by nomination from a former student. In my teaching evaluations, which I can provide upon request, students describe my style as "supportive" and "always willing to help."

Sam’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University - Bachelors, Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Degree: University of Iowa - PHD, Statistics

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 1490

SAT Math: 790

SAT Verbal: 700

GRE Quantitative: 800

AP Calculus AB: 5

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 790

Hobbies

I enjoy watching movies. My favorite actor is Michael Douglas.


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Reading comprehension is important in word problems. I help students struggling with reading comprehension by asking students to identify and write down all important quantities and relationships from a word problem. This nearly always helps students determine how to proceed with the problem.