Historically, I dedicated my time to crafting software applications and honing my musical skills. However, my trajectory shifted after an introductory class in first-order logic, which ignited a newfound passion in philosophy and mathematics. This transformative experience led me to UCLA, where I pursued a major in mathematics of computation, specializing in data science and philosophy.
During my time at UCLA, I drew inspiration from remarkable educators who fundamentally altered my perspective on the world and ignited a deep-seated desire to teach. As an active member of several college organizations, I assumed the responsibility of developing coursework, particularly interactive programming lessons, and crafting comprehensive curricula. My role involved instructing small classes of students who were new to statistics and mathematics within our organization’s fellowship programs.
My journey in the realm of education has been defined by an unwavering commitment to helping students construct profound and enduring understandings of intricate concepts. Grounded in the teaching principles of constructivism, my teaching philosophy centers on the belief that the most effective learning arises from one’s own experiences. Consequently, I emphasize the creation of mental models to not only facilitate comprehension of the subject matter, but also encourage practical and meaningful application.
I guide students in developing the study skills and foundational knowledge necessary for their academic success while tailoring these strategies to their unique learning styles. I am an advocate for instilling a love of learning that extends far beyond the confines of the classroom. To me, teaching involves nurturing curiosity, fostering problem-solving skills, and cultivating a lifelong appreciation for the inherent beauty of a subject.
Beyond tutoring, I enthusiastically share my thoughts on mathematics and analytic philosophy on my personal blog, and I am currently immersed in learning Mandarin and exploring the world of jazz piano improvisation.