My name is Jivahn Moradian; I am a Freshman attending Princeton University. I grew up in Paris, France to an American mother and an Indian father, and am fluent in French and Spanish.
The main skills I can offer are languages (primarily French, but also introductory-level Spanish), Middle and High School level Math, and SAT test preparation. In addition, I was one of my High School Debate Club's coordinators, and am currently on Princeton's Model United Nations Team, so I would be happy to help with Public Speaking and oral presentation skills.
My main focus when tutoring is to help my tutee rigorously understand the concepts of what they are learning. Particularly in Math, I've found that it is much easier to solve complex problems when you are comfortable with the basic theorems: not simply having them memorized, but understanding how they are derived and their different applications. I also try to let my tutee figure out as much as possible on their own, my objective as a tutor being to guide and not lecture.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Princeton University - Current Undergrad, Woodrow Wilson School
SAT Composite: 2310
SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 770
SAT Writing: 740
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
SAT Subject Test in French: 800
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 800
I am currently on Princeton's Model United Nations Team, and of my College Council. I also do Aikido (a type of Martial Art) once every week, and whenever I have spare time I play pool with my roommate! Other things I particularly enjoy are playing chess, jogging, and hiking in the mountains. I recently joined Princeton's French Theater troop, and will be serving next year as one of my college's Peer Academic Advisors.
SAT Subject Test in French with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to guide, and not lecture, my students. I prefer to help my students find answers on their own, only giving them enough information to start on the right path and figure the rest out on their own, rather than throwing all the information at them and expecting them to memorize it.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
The first thing I would do is get to know with whom I am working. I think it is worth sacrificing 15 minutes of studying time for me to learn about the person I am helping: their interests, their challenges, their goals... This way, I can better adapt myself to my student and begin to build a constructive relationship with them.