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I received my first degree (B.A.) in mathematics at UC Berkeley, where I fell in love with the beauty and logic of math. Later I went on to complete a master's degree in mathematics at Portland State University, where I was teaching Pre-Calculus as well as a fun class called 'Excursions in Mathematics.' The Excursions class was especially meant for liberal arts students who struggled with traditional math classes but still needed to fulfill a math requirement to graduate.

After I finished my master's degree I moved to Finland to do a Ph.D. in mathematics. I was always fascinated with Scandinavia and Nordic culture, so I decided to go there to study. I lived in Finland for 5 years and completed my doctorate in a field called Geometric Function Theory. Although it wasn't required for my studies, I learned the Finnish language while I was there. Finland is a wonderful country, and I will always cherish my time spent and the people I met there.

I moved back to the USA after finishing my PhD, and I was hired as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii Department of Mathematics. My position included both teaching and research responsibilities. I was teaching all levels of mathematics, including single- and multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, advanced undergraduate analysis as well as graduate courses.

While I love math and teaching, I found that working working full-time at a university is not for me. The heavy teaching loads and constant pressure to publish research results left me run down and exhausted, and that's not how I want to live and work. I want to enjoy teaching and working on research while also having time to be a person and enjoy life. I recently moved to pursue other interests, while I continue to teach mathematics and work on research in my own time.

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Sita’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor in Arts, Mathematics

Graduate Degree: Portland State University - Master of Science, Mathematics

Graduate Degree: University of Jyvaskyla - Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics


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Tutoring Subjects


ACT Math


Algebra 2

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC


Business Calculus

Business Statistics


Calculus 2

Calculus 3


CLEP Calculus

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP Financial Accounting

CLEP Precalculus

College Accounting

College Algebra

Cost Accounting

Differential Equations

Discrete Math


English Grammar and Syntax

Financial Accounting

Finite Mathematics


GED Prep

GED Math


GMAT Quantitative

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Quantitative

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics

GRE Subject Tests

High School Accounting


IB Further Mathematics

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematics

Intermediate Accounting

College Math


Linear Algebra


Middle School Math

Multivariable Calculus




PSAT Mathematics

SAT Math

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Tests Prep


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Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep


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