I have been enthralled by engineering and the sciences for all my life. While I pursued a degree in Psychology at the University of California in Santa Barbara, I never lost my passion for the “hard” sciences. As a result, I developed a much deeper appreciation and understanding for mathematics and its applications.
I grew up in the greater Los Angeles area and moved around significantly. This provided experiences that allow me to adapt well to new situations and concepts. This skill, combined with my innate thirst for knowledge, enables me to be an effective tutor by breaking down complicated topics into smaller digestible chunks that students can easily understand.
In college, I was initially drawn to private tutoring but eventually ended up at the Santa Barbara City College’s Math Lab. For over two years, my knowledge and skills were honed by working with students at different levels of understanding and learning abilities. At the same time, my educational course work as a Psychology major greatly improved my ability to identify student’s strengths and weaknesses and provided me with the proper tools to address them.
My personal teaching philosophy parallels the old adage: “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach him to fish, you feed him for life”. I strongly believe in the abilities of my students, and do my best to bring out their potential, while showing them their ability to learn and grow. I am eager to apply the skills and techniques I have learned to help the next generation excel in the rigorous world of academia.
In my free time, I enjoy improving my programming skills in practical applications and satisfying my creative side with graphic design, hoping to marry these hobbies into an educational platform. During the winter, you can find me snowboarding down the slopes of the nearest mountain!