I believe one of the most important qualities a person can have is a continuing thirst for knowledge. This thirst isn't measured by grades on a test or how much trivia one can regurgitate or by IQ, but by the ability to think critically about the world - which begins with solid foundations in math, science, and language. Increasingly, as society continues exponentially towards automation and the global exchange of superfluous information, our roles will shift from simple workers to stewards of this growing library. In order to innovate for the future - to deconstruct arguments, reach rational conclusions and develop new ideas - students today will need the fundamental understanding that the giants before them developed.
I'm grateful for all of the opportunities I had to enrich my own understanding and cement my passion for learning: patient, creative teachers, a welcoming environment, and people to challenge me. I hope to bring that very passion to every student I tutor, and to help them find ways to achieve whatever they set their minds to.
Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Commonwealth University - Bachelors, Biomedical Engineering
GRE Verbal: 167
Mycology, Photography, Nature, Botany, Gardening, Chess, Video Games, Rock Climbing, Languages, Music, Radio, Podcasts, and anything that puts my mind and body to the test!
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I've found that one of the best ways to learn and to also prove competency is for the student to teach the material themselves. It helps them to work through the logic themselves instead of memorizing answers.