My interest in tutoring started in college. After a confusing lecture, I would often go 1-1 resources like office hours or TA help sessions. Here, I would be able to ask questions that clarified topics that would otherwise take me much longer to understand. Often I would relay this information to my friends, and I felt a sense of fulfillment in teaching it. Being able to help someone along to their "a-ha!" moment and share in that experience has been one of the greatest joys of teaching. In addition, doing so not only helped them, but also myself in solidifying my understanding of the material.
This led me to take on various roles as a TA, both in 1-1 and in group settings later in my college career. My responsibilities ranged from weekly 1-1 sessions with multiple students to giving a review session to a large lecture class.
Outside of academics, for all four years I have tutored middle/high school students in music in a 1-1 setting. This was through one of Yale's Dwight Hall service/outreach program. What interested me in tutoring music was the same sense of fulfillment, being able to watch someone progress overtime and see their face as they learn something new and enjoy it!
Undergraduate Degree: Yale University - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: Stanford University - Current Grad Student, Economics
GRE Quantitative: 170
GRE Verbal: 165
High School Economics