I first discovered tutoring in high school when I worked as a peer mentor for freshmen, helping them with geometry and physics while developing studying and test-taking techniques to help them gain confidence and comfort with learning the material. This position was tutoring + mentoring, and I have carried that mentality and teaching philosophy into all my classroom and tutoring work since. In my 4 years of tutoring, I have gained deeper understanding of the diverse and intricate ways in which people learn. I have also developed my own abilities to inspire enthusiasm, build confidence, and help students grow as independent thinkers.
Outside of tutoring, I am a student at the University of Chicago majoring in mathematics & comparative human development. I sing in an acapella group, play violin, and on weekends I love to go for bike rides or long runs, see local theater and music performances, and explore the city of Chicago. Through my studies and bike rides and runs, I enjoy working hard and building personalized, step-by-step plans for pursuing the goals I set. Nonetheless, I also believe in the importance of having fun and finding enjoyment in my day-to-day life, which I do through music and geographic exploration. I believe that this enthusiasm, curiosity, and steady work ethic are the keys to achieving goals once thought impossible, and I hope to inspire such a mindset in the people with whom I work.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Chicago - Bachelor in Arts, Mathematics
Undergraduate Degree: University of Chicago - Bachelor in Arts, Human Development and Family Studies
SAT Math: 770
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 760
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism: 5
AP Physics C: Mechanics: 5
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
hiking, biking, art museums, and singing (choral, acapella, theater, you name it!)