...I tutor accordingly. I am currently a junior at Brigham Young University. I am an Applied & Computational Mathematics major with a concentration in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Circuits. I have earned the high in many of my math and physics courses. In addition, I placed third in my university's undergraduate math competition while only...
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...pursuit of becoming a physician. I am currently interested in pediatrics and psychiatry but I am looking forward to exploring a range of available disciplines. I enjoy tutoring because I find it to be an engaging and dynamic process--I love working with students of all ages on a broad spectrum of subjects.... I believe that every student learns in his or her own way; some of us are audio learners, some of us are visual learners,...
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...the breakthroughs students experience in calculus and basic algebra (Algebra I or Algebra II) are the most exciting, and those subjects are correspondingly my favorite to tutor. When I'm not tutoring or studying, I'm pretty reliably involved in some way in one of three activities. I devote a significant amount of my time to solving crossword...
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..."aha" moment when they really understand what's being taught. In my experience, one of the most important parts of tutoring is setting clear expectations at the beginning and working toward a common goal. Given the right goals and assistance, I truly believe that anyone can master any of the subjects I teach.
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...of college math classes to one-on-one mentoring with high school students. I am passionate about social justice, novel mathematics education, and increasing diversity in STEM majors and careers. Currently, I am working on a thesis in discrete geometry and combinatorics, as well as doing research for UCSF where I design machine vision software. I am...
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...Since I am in medical school, I obviously love science involving anything that has to do with the body, so I would be very excited to assist with biology or other topics in that area. In addition to general coursework, I'm more than happy to help with exam prep for the math, science, and writing...
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...my degree I spent the next two years in Canton, MS as a algebra/geometry teacher with Teach For America. During my experience as a teacher and coach I have logged countless hours after school preparing students for the ACT and various math courses. In my free time I love to play soccer, basketball, hike, and...
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...heard about all the success other students were having as a result of my teaching. I was recruited to Brown University for rowing, and am officially undeclared but plan on graduating with a dual degree in biology and German studies. My favorite subjects to tutor are the ones I'm most passionate about; namely biology, German,...
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...I truly believe education is a mutual learning and teaching opportunity and enjoy helping my students achieve a thorough understanding (those "Aha!" moments) and appreciation of whatever they choose to study! In the future, I seek to pursue clinical and pedagogical medicine and enjoy biking, skateboarding, dancing, and philosophizing in my spare time.
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...a technology startup in St Paul, and aim to attend graduate school in technology policy. I began tutoring in high school, and have since continued enjoyed helping my peers to see a puzzle in a new light. From four summers as a leadership camp counselor, I have gained confidence working one-on-one with a student to...
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...these different teaching environments has helped me cultivate a teaching style that identifies how to teach each individual student based on their learning style and personality. While working with students on topics from math to music theory to test prep, I hope to draw on my multidisciplinary background to effectively give each student a solid...
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...the ACT. As a sophomore I have already taken physics, calculus, biology, intro chemistry, and organic chemistry. I believe I am able to break down very complex ideas to make any subject much easier to learn. I am available for tutoring in person and online. Thanks for reading, I hope I am the way to...
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...habits that are imperative to success later in their academic careers. Through my four years of tutoring, I have developed the ability to mold my tutoring style around however the student learns best whether that be visually, through examples, etc. This allows me to provide an individualized tutoring session to each person I tutor. I...
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...tutor for years. Having worked in countries all over the world, I am comfortable working with a diverse range of people, regardless of their language fluency and subject expertise. Since graduating, I have been attending a post-bac program at the University of Toronto in intensive Spanish and Arabic, before continuing on to medical school. I...
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...a lot of fun! I've always found math pretty neat and like to get students interested in it too! I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to do a lot of it during my quarter-century on this planetRussia, all over Europe, the Middle East, Venezuela, Mexico, India, and pretty much every state in...
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...In addition to enjoying tutoring, I also enjoy seeing my students succeed. In middle school, I struggled to find motivation in the field of mathematics, as many of my teachers didn't spend enough time supporting me and their other students. Only in high school did I grow very interested in math, as my teachers set...
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...I believe in treating every student as an individual rather than a collective. In terms of me personally, I really enjoy classical and electric violin, tennis, DJ'ing, as well as electronic music production. I am also an avid gamer, and I really enjoy the game League of Legends. I look forward to getting to know...
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...concentration in Immunology and Infectious Diseases. I then went on to complete a Masters program at Georgetown University in human physiology. Given the amount of schooling I have gone through myself, I have taken a wide range of subjects and more standardized tests than I would like to admit. I have taught students of almost...
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...confident in my ability to make complicated topics understandable. My favorite area is standardized testing. I love the look on a student's face when they realize that they don't have to be nervous about an exam - that it can actually be really fun if the questions are viewed as the simple patterns they really...
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...subjects ranging from biology to social studies. I especially like working through math and standardized test questions since I enjoy puzzles and problem solving though helping someone to express their feelings and opinions in writing can also be very rewarding. In my spare time, I am an avid home cook and runner. I also love...
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Recent College Algebra Tutoring Session Notes

The student has a good understanding of the basics behind college algebra but just needs more practice to understand where to start on a lot of the problems. We went over several kinds of factoring problems. Once she realized the trick to it, she did very well! We also did several factoring/simplifying problems with add/sub and mult/div which went pretty well. We ended on basics of complex fractions, which are a little more difficult. She is good at finding the LCD for the problems. We just need to work on the way to solve complex fractions since it's a formula in a sense.

Today the student and I went over problems from a practice test he had printed out for the math placement test. He was able to solve many of the problems easily, but some were more challenging. For those, we went over strategies including polynomial long division, rules of logarithms, trigonometric identities, difference of cubes, and more. We made an appointment for tomorrow, when we will work through another one of the practice tests he printed out.

Discussed study methods for upcoming tests: reviewing past homework and tests, making a list of past exercises and categorizing topics to better understand which methods to use to solve problems. We discussed systems of equations (linear and non-linear) and matrices.

We reviewed topics covered in yesterday's tutoring session (distance between two points, midpoint). We also continued where we left off with circle equations from yesterday. We looked at a test the student took this past spring semester for the same class (different professor) and he reworked some of the problems that he had missed. He was able to solve the questions or get closer to the answer than he previously did when he took the test.

The student and I covered upcoming material. I left her my notes on end behavior of polynomials, and she seemed to like my organization style. She has everything she needs to understand her professor in the upcoming lectures.