My Master’s degree is in Structural Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Engineering as a discipline requires quite a bit of math, and for me it was a favorite subject throughout college, with structural analysis a close second. I took several courses that weren’t specifically required for graduation, just so I can better understand what I was learning in some of the requisite engineering courses.

I can help with all the math levels through introductory undergraduate college courses, from pre-algebra through pre-calculus, and on to calculus, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations. I can help you prepare for an AP Calculus or AP Physics exam, or help you improve your grade in the math class you are currently taking in school. I also have over a decade long experience in tutoring college admissions tests like the PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Math subject tests.

Throughout my tutoring career, I have taught students from 1st grade in elementary school through 12th grade in high school, as well as undergraduate college students when I worked as a tutor for college athletes while attending college myself. I currently additionally work with adults seeking their high school equivalency diploma, with a middle-school to early high school curriculum modified to a more adult-oriented world view and career goals.

My end goal with each student is to improve their problem-solving skills in the realm of math, which will inevitably transfer to the problem-solving skills and critical thinking in the broader world. I do this by getting to know their educational background so far, and by then observing the ways they approach various problems that we practice in sessions. I am a good observer and analyst, and can quickly figure out what underlying skills the student is struggling with, as well as what strengths they rely on to try and get to the solution. I then teach accordingly, often pushing the limit of comfort to just above the current level. I make it a point to adapt the teaching to a student’s existing mental framework on a topic, and build from there. I track the student’s progress, and adjust the pace and content depth accordingly.

I like to walk or sometimes run. I trained for a marathon 5 years ago, and ran it in not too bad a time for the first race. I like watching construction sites and dreaming up large and small-scale urban design. I also like to sketch and re-design interior spaces, real or imagined.

I can help with all the math levels through introductory undergraduate college courses, from pre-algebra through pre-calculus, and on to calculus, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations. I can help you prepare for an AP Calculus or AP Physics exam, or help you improve your grade in the math class you are currently taking in school. I also have over a decade long experience in tutoring college admissions tests like the PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Math subject tests.

Tutoring subjects:

Pre-algebra

Pre-calculus

Calculus

Linear Algebra

Differential Equations

AP Calculus

AP Physics

PSAT

SAT and ACT