EducationCompleted Mathematics Major and honors track at Rutgers University with a 3.96 Math GPA and 3.93 overall.
Mathematics and Computer Science Major at Rutgers University. Currently a Junior with 132 credits out of 120 needed to graduate. Enrolled in the Mathematics Honors Track and School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program
3.93 overall GPA, with 3.96 GPA in Mathematics and 4.0 GPA in Computer Science.
I have already completed the Mathematics Major along with the honors track. This fall I will be taking the first-year graduate sequence in mathematics, while remaining an undergraduate for scholarship reasons.
ExperienceI charge $40 an hour
I've tutored many students in my high school, and have always managed to help the student master the skill he or she is seeking. The main subjects I tutored in high school were various levels of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and SAT grammar. While doing so, I learned a lot about how to effectively tutor students of various skill levels.
For example, I first try to explain why a formula or trick works, but not in a rigorous proof-based way. I've found that many students struggle to understand what their teachers and books explain, because they don't understand the intuitive reasons behind it. Once that is grasped, the formal proof is often easily understood.
I have tutored various clients for two years now on this site, almost all in Java or AP Computer Science. I now know the curriculum extremely well and am especially confident in my ability to teach the material.
Every course I list is a course I actually understand well. I did not list Calculus 3 until I finished the undergraduate analysis sequence to ensure that I really understood what is going on (Multivariable calculus is usually taught with little emphasis on any intuition as to why things are true. This is, in my opinion, a big flaw in the system).
SAT 2350 (without needing to super-score). Math 800, Writing 800, Critical Reading 750.
SAT Subject Tests: Math 2: 800, Physics: 800, and Chemistry: 800.
3 time qualifier for the AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination)
Putnam Score (the most prestigious math competition for Undergraduates):
34; Ranked 120th in the nation (best rank any Rutgers student achieved in at least 7 years)
Garden State University Mathematics Competition: 2nd Place overall (not as prestigious as the Putnam)
Throughout high school, I took 17 APs, 12 of which were 5s, 4 4s, and 1 3. The 5s were:
AP Calculus AB:5
AP Calculus BC:5
AP Statistics: 5
AP Biology: 5
AP Chemistry: 5
AP Physics B: 5
AP Physics C- Mechanics: 5
AP Physics C- Electricity and Magnetism: 5
AP Psychology: 5
AP Computer Science (Java): 5
AP Language+ Composition: 5
AP United States History: 5
While I do not tutor in all of these subjects, if I am tutoring you in one of my listed subjects and you have a few questions about a subject on a test I scored a 5 in, I would be glad to answer them to the best of my abilities (without any additional charge, of course). Since it has been some time since I have taken a lot of these courses, I cannot guarantee expertise. I do, however, have absolute confidence in my ability to tutor in the subjects I have listed.
Although I've taken courses such as Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry many years ago, I have been refining my skills in those areas in preparation for math competitions, and have learned many new tricks in the process.
Relevant College Coursework:
Math 291/292: Honors Calculus 3 and 4 (Multivariable and Diff Eq.s)
Math 350: An upper level course in Linear Algebra
Math 356: Number Theory
Math 403: Complex Variables
Math 411: Mathematical Analysis 1 (honors)
Math 412: Mathematical Analysis 2 (honors)
Math 451: Abstract Algebra 1 (honors)
Math 452: Abstract Algebra 2 (honors)
Math 461: Introduction to Mathematical Logic
Math 478: Introduction to Stochastic Processes
Math 554: Introduction to Vertex Operator Algebras
Computer Science 112: Data Structures and Algorithms
Computer Science 211: Computer Architecture
Computer Science 344: Design and Composition of Algorithms
Computer Science 452: Formal Languages and Automata Theory (cross-listed as Computer Science 508)
Placement Given out of:
Math 351: Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Math 311: Introduction to Real Analysis
Math 250: Introduction to
Math 477: Mathematical Theory of Probability
Math 300: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
Computer Science 205: Discrete Structures 1
Computer Science 206: Discrete Structures 2
In addition to those credit was given for at the AP level.
HobbiesI love hiking and the outdoors. I enjoy playing guitar and singing for fun, although I am pretty terrible at both.
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