Hi there! My name is DJ. I have been tutoring on my own and through other companies for the past three years. Before that, I studied at the University of Southern California, receiving my BS in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Statistics in 2013. I love tutoring because I can adjust and focus my teaching methods to the specific student I am tutoring--I don't have to compromise for a group of students. I have successfully helped students in pretty much all levels of high school and college math, as well as SAT and ACT prep. My students really respond well when I write custom practice problems for them, based of their interests and what specific topics they are having trouble with. I tend to focus more on doing a lot of problems as opposed to more lecture-based lessons, but obviously you can't just jump into problems if the student doesn't understand the topics at all. I can't wait to help you or your students reach your/their goals, whether it is getting straight A's and those Ivy League acceptance letters, or just passing that last math class to graduate.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering
Sports, reading, running, home-brewing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
The first session with a student involves a lot of questions on my part. What are you having trouble with? How is your class organized and does that work for you? What are your goals--for this class and for academics in general? Then I would probably have the student look at a few practice problems to see his/her strategies and roadblocks. This gives me a much better idea of how to tailor my lessons to a given student.