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Hi! I am currently an upcoming senior at the University of Colorado Boulder pursuing a BS in Applied Mathematics with a minor in physics. Currently, I reside in Castle Rock, Colorado.

I have had a strong passion for math ever since I started school. It wasn't until high school where I discovered I loved sharing that passion with others. I would come into office hours for my AP Calc BC class and help other students who were stuck. Seeing my peers understand a topic that gave them trouble filled me with joy. It was that moment where I knew guiding others through their learning is something I wanted to do.

I first had formal experience with tutoring during my senior year of high school. I was the president of my school's Spanish National Honor Society. As part of the club, members were required to hold study sessions for all levels of Spanish. I went on to become a Learning Assistant at CU Boulder, which is essentially a Teaching Assistant except I cannot grade assignments. Being a part of the LA program has been such a positive experience for me. I have been able to work in numerous learning environments (lecture, workgroups and recitations) and develop strong pedagogical skills.

Whenever I work with a student one-on-one, I want to get a sense of their base knowledge on the subject. This allows me to guide them through the topic without bringing up information they may not be familiar with. My main goal is to ensure the student comes to their own understanding of the subject without giving them the answer flat-out. I also want students to know that I have been right where they are. I hope to share some of my experience with standardized tests and the college process in order to alleviate any stress they have.

My favorite subjects to tutor have to be any sort of math. I would say precalculus, Calc I, Calc II and Calc III are the most fun for me because they combine almost all the math classes I had previously taken. Physics takes my love for math and merges it with describing the world around us. I also love teaching Spanish. I have taken Spanish since I was in elementary school and can hold a conversation fairly well. My favorite subjects to teach in Spanish are verb tenses, grammar and syntax.

When I am not entrenched in school work, I enjoy going to see musicals, singing, building with Legos and watching movies (my favorite genres are horror and drama). I also actively seek out any new Pho shop I have not tried yet because it is the all-time best food I have had.

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Grant’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Colorado Boulder - Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics

Graduate Degree: University of Colorado Boulder - Master of Science, Applied Mathematics

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 30

ACT English: 32

ACT Math: 31

ACT Reading: 30

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1430

SAT Math: 750

SAT Verbal: 740

Hobbies

Meeting new people; singing, whether it’s choral, a cappella or alone; building with Legos or putting together models; learning languages; swimming; horror movies and drama movies; watching Bon Appetite on YouTube; Reddit; going on road-trips (as long as I can pick the music); reading (currently on Pale Fire by Vladimir Nobokov); cooking and trying new foods

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