Conway Wang

Academic Tutor


I was born and raised in Arcadia in Southern California, and my journey as an educator began in seventh grade when I applied to become a peer tutor. I continued tutoring in high school, where I eventually became the leader of our outreach tutoring program.

I received my undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics at Fordham University in New York. As a student, I found that I often preferred to help friends and floormates do their calculus homework than do my own discrete math homework, and I compiled a folder with hundreds of drawn out MS paint explanation. I also led the local stem enrichment division as a part of my university’s Engineers Without Borders chapter. Upon graduating college, I began my winding path as a software engineer at SFO, a chef at a Michelin starred restaurant, and a camp instructor at Curiodyssey. At Curiodyssey, I learned about the concept of inquiry-based learning, which I had unknowingly picked up over my many hours of tutoring.

Ultimately, I’ve found that I’m a teacher at heart. I take great joy in understanding how things function, whether it’s people, machinery, or nature, through conversations and research. I find that teaching and explaining that process of understanding is integrated in the way I communicate with others. My teaching opportunities have ranged from working with 6- to 8-year-old children in summer camp, to teaching friends to drive a manual transmission and to handle car troubles, to preparing friends and colleagues for software engineering interviews. As a mathematics tutor, I love bringing the creativity I’ve developed through my varied experiences to make each session interesting and productive for my student.

I found that when learners struggle, it is often because they didn’t find their teacher’s style conducive to the way they understood things. So, although I spent countless hours developing a learning style that worked for myself as a teenager, I hope to tailor my approach with students to make learning easier for each of them. Whether it involves analogies, examples, or motivational interviewing and questioning techniques, the process of finding the right methods is always extremely rewarding when it finally clicks for the student. I also enjoy explaining concepts digitally by color coding and drawing out complex problems for visual learners.

In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, reading, cooking, 3D modeling and printing, and woodworking.

Subjects Tutored:

Academic Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC

Locations:

Online

 

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