I was born in South Africa, grew up in California and Taiwan and am now living in Florida. I found my passion for tutoring when I was just in High School and I tutored my older brother in math. From then on, I always sought out opportunities to teach during my free time. Since then, I’ve worked in a private tutoring center in Asia, free lance private tutored, and also helped develop an English Summer Camp’s science curriculum in South East Asia.
I’ve tutored students in middle school all the way up to college.
I like to get to know my students so that I can find the best approach to teach each student based on their learning style. I believe that every student is unique. In order for me to find the best teaching style that best fits the students learning style, I have to understand how they process information. The way I guide students to approach problems is to have them attempt the problem from different angles. I want the student to always be engaged and feel the progress so that they can be excited about learning and feel motivated about math. My best math teacher not only taught in an interactive and thoughtful way, but also motivated me to find a passion for math. I have always tried my best to emulate his approach.
I find pride and success with all of my students— their excitement about the new concepts they have learned, their test scores, and their final grades always make me eager to teach them more.
I particularly remember one student who I had been teaching for an entire school year, asked if I would continue to tutor her during the summer since her school offered her a chance to skip Algebra 2 if she scored high enough for that subject test. I knew she didn’t learned Algebra 2 during the school year and it would take a lot of work and would equate to an entire summer school program. She told me that she was driven and excited about reaching the highest level of math the school would offer her by graduation, but could only do it if she skipped Algebra 2 and went directly into pre-calculus. That summer, I drafted up a curriculum and organized a plan for her to cover all the materials that would be covered on her test. We met every other day for four hours at time for the entire summer. By the end of tutoring, I knew she was prepared. After the results came out, she was so happy to learn that she could eventually reach the highest math course that the school would offer her. She felt a strong sense of accomplishment, knowing that she was capable of understanding dense material in a short period of time.
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Middle School Math
Common Core Math
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
College Calculus I
College Calculus II
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