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Lena

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Keeping this short and sweet, I am a former Optical Engineer turned professional musical theater dancer. I have two degrees, BS in Optical Sciences and Engineering and BFA in Dance, from the University of Arizona. I have a particular aptitude for high level math and physics, and find it rewarding to see students enjoy these subjects, even if they didn't at first! I work best with students who want to get to the root of understanding their subjects regardless of their learning style. I find that students respond to absorbing knowledge best when finding their own motivation, which I encourage through hands on problem solving and relating difficult concepts to practical life applications. A previous student in AP Calculus AB raised his grade from D to B and got a 5 on the AP test after tutoring with me. Happy to be encouraging STEAM education!!

Lena’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Arizona - Bachelors, Optical Sciences and Engineering

Hobbies

Dance, Acrobatics, Painting, Photography, Drawing

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

AP Calculus AB

Audition Prep

Calculus

College Application Essays

College Physics

English

Essay Editing

High School Physics

Math

MATLAB

Other

Physics

Science

Technology and Computer Science


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

The student learns best when they find their own motivation. I encourage students to look at difficult subjects in a different way to see how they can make it rewarding for themselves. I do NOT give answers and want to see the student work to get a result. I want to see how the student approaches a problem and work on the fundamental understanding, and then from there apply it to specific problem sets.