Available:

Weekdays after 12 Noon

Lives Near:

11232

Can Meet:

Up to 30 minutes away at my regular hourly rate

#### Education

Oxford University, MSc, Mathematical Modelling, 2007Willamette University, BA, Math & Physics, 2005, GPA: 3.96

#### Experience

Part of understanding math is having the courage and patience to see it for what it is. Low confidence, feeling distracted, or insecurity can create road blocks to understanding concepts and ideas clearly. Pride, competition, or feeling overly confident can create problems too. My approach is to help students regain trust and confidence in themselves, so that they are able to approach a problem at hand with clarity.I breakdown concepts into manageable steps. I like to work through examples with students, first showing them how I work the problem, then giving more and more responsibility to them until they are showing me how to work the problem. As students practice each step, the mathematics comes to life and the process feels liberating.

Scores:

SAT: 1400, Math: 750, Verbal: 650

GRE: 1390, Math 750, Verbal 640

Experience:

2011 - 2012 Teaching Assistant, Mathematics Department, University of Iowa

2009 - 2011 Math Instructor, Upward Bound, Center for Diversity & Enrichment, University of Iowa.

2007 - 2008 Fulbright Scholar, Budapest, Hungary.

2003 - 2006 Math & Physics Tutor, Willamette University, Salem, OR.

2005 Research Mathematician, Willamette University, Salem, OR.

2004 REU Researcher, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

2001 - 2005 Teen Leadership Counselor, YMCA Camp Seymour. Gig Harbor, WA.

#### Hobbies

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