William Scott-Curtis

Academic Tutor

When I was fifteen, I decided to leave high school and instead take classes at my local community college, where I could pursue my goals without the barriers that existed in my high school. After a few years exploring my interests in math, physics, political science, and research, I transferred to UCLA with five associate’s degrees. At UCLA, I majored in applied mathematics with a concentration in computing and a minor in statistics, graduated with college honors, and did research in political psychology that led my first journal publication as a coauthor. 

My educational philosophy has been consistent from the moment I decided to leave high school for college: develop your passions. I want to continue sharing my passion for math, teaching, and learning of all kinds so my students can meet their goals in their courses while also gaining the skills and passion to continue succeeding for years to come.

I first started tutoring at the age of sixteen at the recommendation of my calculus professor. He saw my innate passion for learning and knew that sharing that passion was the key to successful teaching. I started tutoring pre-calculus and over the course of four years expanded to tutoring every math class the college offered, as well as physics, chemistry, and computer science. I fell in love with the work because I saw how much of an impact I had on my students. Watching them grow and succeed in their classes, earn their degrees, and transfer to universities was inspiring.

Math is a joy to tutor because of how satisfying and elegant it is when everything clicks. I have seen that moment happen many times for my previous students, and having that tangible growth moment made all their hard work worthwhile. Many math students, including me, get bogged down and intimidated by details and rules when they are first introduced to precalculus or calculus, and my goal is to take students from that point to the understanding of how and why all the details come together to form a coherent whole.

In my free time, I love hiking and cycling around the Bay Area, learning to cook new things, and adding to my sand dollar collection.


Subjects Tutored:

Academic Algebra 1
Academic Algebra 2
Academic Trigonometry
Academic Pre-Calculus
Academic Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC


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