Curiosity. Creativity. Confidence. Private math tutor since 2005, having taught more than 100 K-12 kids in California, the SF/Bay Area, individually and in large classes, with expertise in elementary math, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, trigonometry, SAT/ACT, and ISEE/SSAT. As educator, I'm determined to foster curiosity, creativity, and confidence through my work with young people, encouraging them to ask questions, make observations, draw conclusions on their own. MA in education at Stanford University. Clients (parents of my students) include Silicon Valley company executives and VCs. Students attend elite private schools including Nueva and Castilleja.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
A brief assessment to start with, in order to identify the student's strengths and needs. Encourage him/her to ask as many questions as he/she can come up with. I will explain difficult concepts in a made-easy approach and demonstrate examples.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Master's degree in Education, Stanford University. Have worked for tutoring centers and education research firm. Ran summer math camps. Developed my own math teaching methodology.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
In person, $120/hour. Online $60/hour
How did you get started teaching?
I hold a master's degree in Education. Prior to my Education studies, I had been a tutor and camp counselor for teenagers in Boston and Hong Kong. Upon completion of my Education studies, I began working for an after school math program as team leader and curriculum developer.
What types of students have you worked with?
K-12 students. A few college age. Advanced students as well as those with special needs including dyslexia, ADD, and learning anxiety.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
A family gathering in Finland, me and a large group of Finns. Kids, ages 2-7, attempted to speak English with me after we played games together.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Recognize the progress you have made and feel good about it.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Specific questions, for example--if it is a difficult math problem, which part of the problem you do not understand, or show your attempts at solving the math problems and point out where you got stuck.