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EducationUCLA - B.S. Physics, B.S. Applied Math (2014)
ExperienceI have helped a number of students struggling with university-level math and physics as an Academic Advancement Program (AAP) tutor of four years at UCLA. I facilitated the group tutoring sessions by encouraging students to ask questions first to their peers before coming to me for answers. This created an effective learning environment in which students felt comfortable asking questions and sharing ideas, a valuable part of the learning process. In my time as a tutor, I have learned how to recognize students’ weaknesses and customize my lesson plans to emphasize those concepts.
My passion and talent for helping students appreciate math and physics led to my own class in the spring of 2014, “The Quantum Quandaries”, wherein I explained the main concepts of quantum mechanics to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds, from the physical sciences to the humanities. As a student facilitator for a small class of fifteen students, I have gained the experience of planning a course in its entirety, from developing the relevant course material to assigning weekly readings and leading the seminars. The eager feedback from my class testifies to my ability to help students of various backgrounds understand and appreciate the mathematical and physical sciences. I think appreciating a subject for its depth is the first and last step to understanding it, to different degrees.
As a lab assistant for a year in the Los Angeles Math Circle, I also have experience in dealing with younger children in lower level math courses. I helped the junior circle (grades 3-4) enhance their critical thinking skills with mathematical concepts outside of the standard curriculum. The weekly material extracted concepts from a number of different areas, including algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and even logic. I strengthened the students’ abilities to think outside the box by encouraging them to draw connections from the real world. My ability to aid students of all ages in a diverse set of subjects makes me a valuable member to any academic center.
I am genuinely passionate about helping students understand and appreciate math and science, and I know I can enlighten students to the clarity of these difficult subjects. That "aha!" moment is what I strive for with students, and I always know it is as exciting for me to reach that level as it is for them. Thanks for taking the time to read through my background, and even if you don't choose me as your tutor, I wish only the best for your student!
SAT Math Level 2 - 800
SAT Math Reasoning - 780
AP Physics B - 5
AP Calculus BC - 5, 5 (AB Subscore)
HobbiesI love outdoor activities like playing tennis and hiking, but I also enjoy a widely acclaimed TV show or movie. I'm trying to explore as much as I can and make the most of my time while in LA, so I'm always down to go to new and exciting events! First Fridays, Real Escape Game, and hiking the Hollywood sign are just a few things I've done so far, and I'm always open to suggestions!
I love baking and cooking, but unfortunately don't have too much time for them every day. You can say I'm a bit of a foodie, because I like trying new foods at different restaurants (next mission - attain Yelp Elite status). I have a BIG sweet tooth (more towards fruit-based goods rather than chocolate, but the latter is great too!), and I love anything and everything mango. Banana-flavored anything also catches my eye.
General Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I/II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, AP Calculus AB/BC, SAT Math Reasoning, SAT Subject Math Level 1/2, Multivariable Calculus, Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra Physics, AP Physics 1/2, AP Physics C Mechanics/Electromagnetism, University-level Physics
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