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Graduated from UC Berkeley Computer Science in two and a half years total. I've been tutoring everyone around me, starting with friends in high school. I am the go-to person for math and computer science knowledge. Teacher's assistant for AP Computer Science and worked at PayPal as a full stack software engineer.
Bay Area local for 22 years. Dog lover. Great with teenage kids, because I am one.
I enjoy teaching people and know that they understand a little more. Tutoring everyone is very natural to me, and so is learning any subject that I need to help someone with. I also notice that tutoring is a much deeper profession and often I can help kids with growing in workflow, mindset, and mental health.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Get them excited about learning! Often, listening and engaging with new students already improves their results. The next step is to identify specific topics to learn, and really hammer those topics over a long period of time.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
UC Berkeley Computer Science BA, PayPal Software Engineer, many years of private tutor experience in the SF Bay Area
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Flat rate for normal subjects of any kind. Increased rate for those juicy AP/IB tests (I have eleven 5 scores on AP, including Calc BC, Physics C, Eng Literature).
How did you get started teaching?
My friends in high school often relied on me to explain how to communicate properly in academia, and complicated subjects such as the AP Computer Science questions.
What types of students have you worked with?
High school students (friends and not), college students in Computer Science and other subjects, while I was in and out of school. Also, I talk about mental health with teenagers online that I mentor.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I recently housesit for a family over a week in-house, and it's honestly been very fun. Cooking for the kids, walking the dog, and relaxing with some intellectual pursuits (Milton analysis, and so on). Like a fun sleepover, where I was also paid.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
See if the teacher is engaged and passionate about the subject. Tell the teacher about a troubled, specific subject. Then see if the student can pass a quiz in that subject.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Very specific topics, such as what is going on the next test (or if say, the whole AP material needs review). And don't be shy about topics outside the course material. Often, the problem is systemic: teachers failing their students, a lack of a good study environment, being overwhelmed, and so on.