I am a university-taught instructor who can combine development theory research with pedagogy. I can smell a misconception a mile away and I radiate confidence and precision without ever compromising my ability to listen to students and value their inputs and ideas.

Ages I've worked with:

I have worked with students from 4th grade up to college seniors.

My tutoring style: 

My philosophy focuses on helping students become creative problem solvers who are capable of independently looking up needed information. This includes studying strategies, training to improve metacognitive awareness, and discussing long term academic goals. I meticulously include these aspects of tutoring into short term homework expectations and assessment preparation.

Success story: 

I used to spend hours prepping for tutoring sessions while I was in undergrad. Most of those sessions were largely unsuccessful and I couldn’t understand why. I was putting in the time to help the student but they just weren’t improving. While organizing (but not teaching) a youth math circle, I noticed a volunteer teaching a small group using manipulatives. However, only the volunteer was interacting with the manipulatives. It was then that I realized why my previous tutoring ventures had not been successful. I was the center of attention, not my students. I was the one doing the math, not my students. The most engagement these early-practice students were receiving was mere emulation.

Since those early days, I have reflected on my teaching and emerged with a tutoring practice which has coached dozens of students to become classroom leaders in mathematics. I create such a tutoring environment by asking students open ended questions, suggesting when students should make a conclusion about their work, and give on-going coaching on good math-classroom habits.

Hobbies and interests: 

I play and collect retro video games and research their glitches. I also enjoy fishing.

Math Subjects: 

Middle School Math

Common Core Math

Pre-Algebra, Algebra I

Algebra II

Honors Algebra

Geometry

Trignonmetry

Pre-Calculus

Calculus

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

College Algebra

College Geometry

College Trigonometry

College Calculus I

College Calculus II

College Calculus III

Multivariable Calculus

Linear Algebra

Finite Mathematics

Formal Logic

Combinatorics

Number Theory

Grad Test Prep Subjects:

GRE

Test Prep Pre-K Subjects: 

SAT Math

SAT

SAT Writing

ACT

ACT Math

ACT Science

ACT Reading

ACT English

ACT Writing

SSAT

PSAT

Ages I've worked with:

I have worked with students from 4th grade up to college seniors.

Success story: 

I used to spend hours prepping for tutoring sessions while I was in undergrad. Most of those sessions were largely unsuccessful and I couldn’t understand why. I was putting in the time to help the student but they just weren’t improving. While organizing (but not teaching) a youth math circle, I noticed a volunteer teaching a small group using manipulatives. However, only the volunteer was interacting with the manipulatives. It was then that I realized why my previous tutoring ventures had not been successful. I was the center of attention, not my students. I was the one doing the math, not my students. The most engagement these early-practice students were receiving was mere emulation.

Since those early days, I have reflected on my teaching and emerged with a tutoring practice which has coached dozens of students to become classroom leaders in mathematics. I create such a tutoring environment by asking students open ended questions, suggesting when students should make a conclusion about their work, and give on-going coaching on good math-classroom habits.

Tutoring subjects:

Middle School Math
Common Core Math
Pre-Algebra
Algebra I
Algebra II
Honors Algebra
Geometry
Trignonmetry
Pre-Calculus
Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
College Algebra
College Geometry
College Trigonometry