My Approach to Tutoring
As a student, you might have experienced sitting in a math class and wanting to ask questions about what a concept really means, or why what you're studying is important--you might also have experienced a teacher not having time to address such questions in the interest of 'staying on track.' If you're anything like me, this would have made it very difficult to focus, to care, and especially to drill through problems without understanding their meaning.
As a tutor, my job is to help overcome these obstacles and bridge the gap between technical details and the big picture. I apply the skills of listening, conversation, and asking questions to help students learn to approach math by learning how to think and teach themselves. An ideal teacher is a model student and is thus open to learning as well, an idea that I try to embody in tutoring math.
I like to focus on concepts and developing intuition because I believe these are key in mathematical education, but I am flexible to a student's particular needs/goals and sensitive to their specific learning styles. I am especially experienced in proofs and proof-based learning and more than happy to share a variety of other resources to make math fun and interesting.
My Tutor Profile
Math: Geometry; Calculus I and II; Multivariable/Vector Calculus; Linear Algebra and Diff. Equations.
University Of Pennsylvania
Post-Baccalaureate Studies Program,
Non-Degree Program, Courses in Math and Science
St John's College, Annapolis
B.A. in Liberal Arts, 2014
Main Areas of Study: Philosophy, History of Math and Science
Summary of my Experience
- Lab assistant for Senior Laboratory class at St. John's College (job included tutoring course material)
- Researcher at Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania
- 1-2 years private tutoring experience.