I have been tutoring since 2010. I received my bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from University of California, Berkeley. Currently, I am studying to be a Data Scientist in the gaming industry.
I have more than five years of experience working with high-school and college students. I am proficient in both classroom and one-on-one teaching with students of all different academic backgrounds and career goals.
I strive to create an environment in which students are engaged with the material and are comfortable asking questions. My goal is for students to become more confident in their problem-solving skills to tackle future questions with gusto.
It's important to me to bridge the gap between what a student already knows and what they need to solve the problem. I listen carefully to their thought process so that I can tailor the tutoring session to their needs. I try to help the student approach the problem from different angles by providing parallel examples, drawing visual aids, and breaking down the problem into simpler parts. I emphasize the "why" and the more generalized ideas behind the steps so that students can adapt to future problems and master the material.
I find it very rewarding to see my students become excited about math as they excel academically and see the results of their hard work.
One student who was a college freshman majoring in Psychology confided in me about her math anxiety. She didn't believe she could do well in her Calculus class and often froze up during exams, but she needed to pass this course for her major. I worked with her on overcoming her math anxiety by emphasizing things like asking lots of questions, building strong foundational skills, and developing solid test-taking strategies. Over time, she focused more on growth and thoroughly understanding the material. At the end of the semester she got an A in the class, and even ended up graduating with a math minor! I am glad I could help her see her own strength as a math student who could accomplish her goals.
Board games and video games - I enjoy playing strategy games in which I can learn new, interesting systems and solve puzzles.
Sci-Fi Books and Movies - My favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut, Frank Herbert, and Philip K. Dick.
Hiking - I love being surrounded by plants and wildlife, as well as the breathtaking views you get at the peak of each trail. My favorite trails are the Berkeley Fire Trails.
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
College Calculus I
College Calculus II
College Calculus III