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Matthew

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I am a rising sophomore at Harvard College, currently on leave for the semester. I am a B.A. candidate in mathematics and physics, and I have both professional and academic experience in computer science as well.

I am passionate about mathematics, and I have been tutoring students and peers of varying ages and abilities in math for about 7 years now. Further, I was a TA for the AP Calculus AB and BC classes in high school from my sophomore year through senior year. I have a deep interest in logical deduction and the general art of mathematical problem solving; however, it is often easy for busy students and even teachers running behind schedule to allow the reasoning and deduction to fall by the wayside in favor of a memorized algorithm for solving certain problems.

Fundamentally, mathematics is an art of deriving new knowledge from what we already know, so my philosophy for teaching and tutoring mathematics is primarily concerned with the "why" of problems. The quadratic formula is useful, but if you cannot derive it, then you do not truly understand it. There are simply too many problems in mathematics to memorize solutions to all of them. Therefore, my goal as a tutor is not to throw new information at you, but rather to equip you with the logical and deductive skills to solve problems on your own, even if you have never seen the problem before.

Outside the classroom, I am an amateur composer and musician. I primarily play the piano, but I also recently began to learn the theremin! I also love basically every aspect of computers, and I am especially interested in the blossoming fields of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing, one of which I hope to research professionally someday.

Matthew’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Harvard University - Current Undergrad Student, Mathematics and Computer Science

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 33

ACT Reading: 33

ACT Science: 34

SAT Composite: 2220

SAT Math: 800

SAT Writing: 730

AP Chemistry: 4

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Calculus BC: 5

AP Statistics: 5

AP English Language: 5

AP US History: 4

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 730

AP Computer Science A: 5

Hobbies

Mathematics, Piano, Artificial Intelligence, Futurism

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Math

ACT Science

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

AP Physics C: Mechanics

AP Statistics

Basic Computer Literacy

C

C++

College Physics

Computer Architecture

Cryptogrophy

CSS

High School Physics

HTML

Java

JavaScript

Linux

Mac Basic Computer Skills

Math

Mathematica

MATLAB

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Multivariable Calculus

Music

Parallel Computing

PC Basic Computer Skills

Photoshop

Physics

Piano

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Python

Relational Databases

Robotics

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Social Networking

Special Relativity

SQL

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Trigonometry