Stephanie Liu

Academic Tutor

I was born and raised in San Jose, California, and later attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. While at Cal Poly, I earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a minor in statistics, as well as a master’s in business analytics. Cal Poly’s motto is “learn by doing,” which I applied when working through statistics problems and projects with other Cal Poly students and while directing the a capella group for Cal Poly’s Chinese Students’ Association.

I’ve always been fascinated by numbers, identifying patterns, and solving puzzles. As I went through school, my interest in patterns and puzzles grew into an interest in algebra and statistics. Throughout high school, I had teachers in my math and statistics classes who shared their passion for the subject, which further drove my love and appreciation for it. I soon realized that I could merge my passions for math and helping others through teaching and tutoring.

I first started tutoring after graduating high school, helping family friends with their math classes. These experiences taught me that I could use my knowledge and love for math in a way that helps others to grow to understand and appreciate the subject as much as I do. I also spent a summer tutoring at Mathnasium, encouraging younger students to learn the basics of mathematics through the use of color, physical shapes, and fun activities.

During my time at Cal Poly, I tutored students in their college-level algebra, calculus, probability, and statistics courses. Working with a wide range of students who all came from different backgrounds and areas of expertise, I learned to adapt my teaching style to students based on their individual wants and needs.

Encouraging students to get excited about what they’re learning is one of my favorite parts about tutoring. I like to connect math and statistics concepts to real-world problems that students can relate to, in order to help them visualize and better understand what they learn. Often, students think math is just a lot of memorization, numbers, and formulas, so I strive to show them ways to apply what they learn to something that interests them.

In my free time, I enjoy singing, reading fantasy novels, traveling, and playing board games.

Subjects Tutored:

Academic Algebra 1
Academic Algebra 2
Academic Geometry
Academic Pre-Calculus
Academic Statistics
Academic Study Skills
AP Statistics




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