I grew up in the Los Angeles area before obtaining my bachelor’s degree in physics at Brigham Young University-Idaho, graduating magna cum laude. I have had a lifelong love for math and science, but I was especially drawn to physics because of its relationship to math. I enjoy exploring how the principles of math affected the physical world around us and the experiences we take for granted in our everyday lives.
As early as middle school, I found myself occasionally teaching my peers in subjects I excelled at. It was not until college, however, that I realized that I truly had a passion for teaching others. What began as tutoring my roommates and peers quickly became formal tutoring as a teacher’s assistant helping students as they prepared for exams. For many students, studying by looking through a textbook or rereading lecture notes proves insufficient. Students learn better through active engagement, whether through practicing problems, teaching back material, or asking questions.
Whether I’m teaching students math and physics or the SAT, I aim to make the material as interactive as possible. I take advantage of the 1-on-1 tutoring environment to encourage my students’ interests, to explore different ways of approaching material, and helping them develop solid foundations for their future academic efforts.
In my spare time, I study recent developments in physics and astronomy and work on developing my grasp of Mandarin.