I am currently an undergraduate student pursuing an Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Florida. I originally started tutoring through my former high school’s Mu Alpha Theta chapter, where I volunteered as a mathematics tutor for four years. Although I tutor a wide variety of subjects, including mathematics (from pre-algebra to multivariable calculus) and physics (mechanics and electricity and magnetism), I am most passionate about calculus. In my experience, the concepts of calculus can be understood by most students when they are presented in an intuitive way: I try to present concepts in an intuitive and basic way. In my spare time, I work on my Universities Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) design team. I have found mathematics to be an invaluable asset in my design and analysis work, and I would like to share my knowledge with the world.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida - Current Undergrad, Aerospace Engineering
SAT Math: 800
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
SAT Subject Test in Physics: 800
Mathematics, Formula SAE
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep
What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy of teaching can be best described as diplomatically not giving out the answer. In other words, I let the tutee attempt the material, and I step in to help with any gaps in knowledge.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would attempt to understand what particular aspects of a subject the student is struggling with. I would then proceed to planning out how best to address these shortcomings in future sessions, if not possible in the first session.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
In most of the subjects I tutor, I feel the subject has a beauty that goes unappreciated by most students. When possible, I like to show students why the material is relevant, or even cool. In this way, I encourage students to become independent learners.