I graduated from Caltech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Sports Administration (Sports Analytics track) at Northwestern University. I played 4 years of basketball in college and am on the coaching staff for the Men's Basketball team at the University of Chicago. I tutored in high school and college and take pride in my ability to explain things clearly. I am excited to meet and help new students!
Undergraduate Degree: California Institute of Technology - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Degree: Northwestern University - Current Grad Student, Sports Administration (Specialization in Sports Analytics)
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 33
ACT Math: 34
ACT Reading: 33
ACT Science: 34
Sports (especially basketball), TV and movies, being active
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy involves breaking down a concept to building blocks that the student is confident with and then building up from there. That could mean backtracking to very basic concepts, but if those are the only ones the student feels comfortable with, that has to be the starting point. This ensures that there will not be holes in the student's understanding, and I take pride in being able to explain things clearly in this light.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would want to learn all I can about the material that the student is struggling with so that I can be best prepared to help them. Then, I would ask them to explain to me which parts they understand and which parts they do not. From here, I will be able to focus our lesson on the right concepts and incorporate what the student is already comfortable with.