Hi, my name is Xinping and I am a third-year physics undergraduate at University of California, Santa Barbara. I have taken a rigorous set of coursework in physics and math, with an overall GPA of 3.89. I would like to offer tutoring service in test preparation and STEM-related subjects at the high school and college levels, utilizing my thorough knowledge in math and science subjects and a good teaching method, to help students succeed in their study.
I offer tutoring in several fields, including math, physics and computer science. I am available to tutor math from the beginner to the college level. At the high school level, I tutor SAT math, Algebra 1, geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus and AP Calculus. At the college level, I am proficient in the subjects of differential equations, linear algebra, and multivariable calculus. For physics, I tutor introductory high school physics and lower division college physics. I know really well topics including SAT physics, classical mechanics, waves, optics, and electromagnetism. I also provide tutoring in computer science and programming. I took classes on java, C++, and python and have had lots of experience programming. I can help beginners learn the basics of programming and create simple projects.
I believe a good teaching style is essential to the effectiveness of lessons. I believe that the students’ understanding of the material is as important as, or even more so, than their ability to complete assignments and memorize results. I would like to help my students truly understand every step they take in solving a problem, instead of merely cloning the procedure of solving a similar problem. I would explain carefully the concepts until the students think they are able to write out the main points without any help. Lessons are only useful when they take in inputs from the students and target their specific needs. I would take the time to know my students’ weakness and strength in a subject and target their weaknesses in lessons. I will also give the students exercises to work on to help overcome their weak points.
I would like to have the opportunity to tutor students on the listed subjects, perfecting my tutoring style and learning with my students. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more about my expert fields or are interested in having a lesson. Thank you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelor of Science, Physics
SAT Composite: 2150
SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 690
SAT Writing: 660