I am a current graduate student at Stanford University pursuing a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering. I got my bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA, where I had tutored math and physics for all four years. In addition, I was a math, physics, and chemistry tutor throughout all four years of high school.
I love helping students and watching them solve the problems with their own methods and their own ideas. I especially like the fact that I get to learn from my students as they introduce different approaches and perspectives while trying to solve a problem. I never "spoon-feed" students the answers, I only guide them and push them in the right direction so they figure it out on their own.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I usually let students go over problems and get as far as they can. When they get stuck, I start dropping a few hints.
When explaining concepts, I provide a lot of examples and try to make it as intuitive as possible.
I expect students to be prepared and to at least have the chapters in the book read prior to our meeting.
If the student is completely lost and is struggling, I am willing to provide an explanation of the concept/chapter.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I was a Learning Assistant at UCLA, a tutor at Chegg.com, and have been tutoring for more than 5 years. I work great with students because I am one, and because I know where they are coming from; I have been in that same spot.