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Teaching mathematics, I aim to convey to my students the thrill of discovery that comes with true understanding. To do mathematics effectively is to learn actively, through some degree of struggle and trial-and-error. Otherwise, mathematics remains a disjointed jumble of intimidating facts, easily forgotten and never appreciated.

...As an teacher, I am friendly, patient and encouraging to those learning about a subject. I take care to ensure understanding through quizzes, and by conversing with the student about the subject. I also am talented at breaking down difficult material and explaining it in a way easy to understand, tailored to the level the student is at.

I've tutored students from junior high, high school, and college in mathematics such as algebra, geometry, precalculus, **trigonometry**, calculus, and general physics such as classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism. I received my B.S. in physics from the University of California Santa Barbara ...

...I've received feedback that I make students feel more comfortable and confident about learning math. I agree strongly with psychologist Carol Dweck's theory of the "growth mindset" that success has to little to do with inherent "smartness" and comes from effort, practice, and learning from errors. I prefer to allow students to explore multiple ways to solve a problem.

...I have Master's degrees in Mathematics (Stanford) and Economics (University of Santa Clara). I enjoy working with students and their teachers to ensure maximum benefit from our mutual investment in each student's success. I have an Bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Santa Cl...

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