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Daniel

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I am a recent graduate from Harvey Mudd College, a top undergraduate engineering and liberal arts institution in California. During my time there, as the class sizes were small, I was able to establish many meaningful connections with my incredible professors. Inspired by their example, I quickly developed my own passions for education and mentorship and since then, I’ve sought out many different opportunities to become a better educator, leader, and scholar.

First, I joined an on-campus research group to study educational psychology. In my studies, I learned a lot about the disparities that students from different demographics face when providing and receiving feedback on engineering design. Subsequently, I took classes on Equity in STEM Education to learn more about what I could do as an educator to practice more inclusive pedagogies. I then took up a leadership position in Harvey Mudd's Office of Institutional Diversity as a Mentor and Tutor for their summer bridge program. In this role, I helped support incoming first-year students from marginalized backgrounds by counseling them through emotional crises, leadership development, and countless hours of academic tutoring. To continue mentoring and tutoring, I joined Harvey Mudd's Homework Hotline team, where I assisted K-12 students with homework over the phone. This experience equipped me with training that covered common core, active listening, and effective over-the-phone communication. More importantly, I learned to empathize and connect with a diverse set of students as well as parents.

Now, I am working as a member of the Varsity Tutors to continue my work supporting students who desire a strong academic foundation. I seek to help students gain excellence in math through fun and enjoyable learning strategies that are personalized to their unique learning style. I want all of my students to feel that math is approachable, accessible, and meant for them--no matter what their academic background is. I hope that by working with my students, I can empower them to not only be more motivated to do well in school but to also genuinely enjoy learning and developing their academic foundation.

Daniel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Harvey Mudd College - Bachelor of Science, Engineering, General

Test Scores

SAT Math: 720

AP Biology: 4

GRE Quantitative: 165

GRE Verbal: 162

AP Chemistry: 4

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP English Literature: 4

AP English Language: 4

AP US History: 5

AP Art History: 5

AP U.S. Government & Politics: 4

Hobbies

Singing (I did a cappella in college) and working out.

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

Calculus

Elementary School Math

GED Prep

GED Math

Geometry

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Quantitative

College Math

Math

Mathematica

MATLAB

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Trigonometry