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Barry

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I came to the U.S. four years ago from Zhengzhou, China. I recently finished my four years of high school in the U.S. and was admitted to Northwestern University for Computer Engineering with a minor in Percussion Performance.

Adopting and trying to excel in a new culture was not easy for me but throughout the process I developed a lot of techniques that helped me understand how we can better learn, understand, and apply knowledge and information. I have tutored several students in my high school's PASS program and I have realized that I can utilize what I've gained through my own learning experience to help others improve and succeed. I've taken quite a bit of knowledge from the world and I would love to pass them on to others.

Math started out for me as a tool for engineering, but as time goes I've realized that math is a system of thoughts that I have integrated in my everyday life. I have spent a very long time studying math in both China and America and with my experience in the specific subjects, I believe I can help people not only in understanding the concepts and preparing for the tests but also in developing a logical system for mathematics.

Chinese is my first language and I have been speaking it for 18 years. I learned Chinese in the 14 years I was in China and I still speak Chinese daily with my family. My accent is standard mandarin from 2 years of debate training and I am fluent in both Chinese and English. Since I grew up in China, I have a Chinese cultural background which I intend to incorporate into my lessons. I took the AP Chinese exam and am very familiar with the test. I have tutored the Chinese 4 class in my high school in the past few years and I am confident to tutor any high school level Chinese.

Barry’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University - Current Undergrad, Computer Engineering

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2270

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 740

SAT Writing: 730

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800

SAT Subject Test in Physics: 800

Hobbies

Percussion, Jazz music, Arduino Projects, kickboxing