I am a 3rd year undergrad at the University at Buffalo, working toward my Mathematics BS with a computer science concentration. I find math exceptionally fascinating; I not only aim to teach an understanding of math but also an appreciation. I have taken courses in Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus (I, II, and III), Geometry, Physics, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Logic. Through my education, I have amassed an understanding of mathematics from multiple angles, and as such I provide a unique lens through which I want to help my students view the subject. Additionally, these courses are fresh in my mind, and so I can recall what did or did not make sense to me and what helped me understand a certain topic - insight I can pass along to my students. Again, I want to instill not only an understanding, but an appreciation for math in my students, as this appreciation will invoke a desire to further their knowledge. In my spare time I play guitar, drums for my band, ski, and watch hockey when I can.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University at Buffalo - Bachelors, Math
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 34
ACT Math: 32
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 31
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1500
SAT Math: 730
SAT Verbal: 710
SAT Writing: 730
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 730
SAT Subject Test in Physics: 770
Guitar, drums, skiing, hockey, programming
What is your teaching philosophy?
Combine a theoretical appreciation of a subject with practical application. A good understanding of each is crucial.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
First and foremost try and get to know them, their strengths and weaknesses, what they already know about a certain topic and what they need help with.