## About

I'm a first-year medical student at UMass Worcester.

I have experience in tutoring math for over a dozen students from grades ranging from Kindergarten to College Level Algebra in the online environment. Other teaching experiences include training bus drivers and teaching English as a Second Language.

I specialize in tutoring Arithmetic and Algebra, great for the GED Math portion, ASVAB, Math classes for Sophomores in high school and younger, and introductory math courses in college.

Getting students ahead is my forte.

## Specialties

### Grade level

### Type of math

## Reviews

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## Frequently asked questions

### What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First class: 10-20 assessment questions based on the free-of-charge phone call.

Additional classes incorporates incrementally difficult questions using Notion workspace as a place for our customized printable/online-accessible worksheets.

Homework of the previous session's work will be given for daily practice.

### What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

In undergrad at UMass Amherst, I was a Teacher's Assistant in Intro Physiology where I had experience teaching and assisting over 100 students. I also teach coding in bioinformatics on a one-on-one basis to students in introductory bioinformatics. Additionally, I've received tutoring in the past and have experience training bus drivers.

### Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$25 an hour; long-term partnerships are negotiable

### How did you get started teaching?

Prior to the 14 students I've tutored (mentioned above), I tutored my non-English-speaking parents, my 2 younger siblings and cousin in Mathematics.

### What types of students have you worked with?

- 4 non-English speakers (Korean-natives)

- two students who were straight A students

- middle school students who rose from a C average to a B+ average

- short term tutoring in math from ages 4 to 15

- 2 students prepping for the ASVAB (military exam)

- GED Math prep

### What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

There are many websites, tutors, and resources out there. Try out multiple tutors and see which one fits best for you. When I was a student looking for a tutor, I created a spreadsheet on Excel and inputted ratings and reviews for each tutor. I encourage you to weigh all your options!

### What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How much of your lessons are paper worksheets versus critical thinking activities? Do you prepare your material in advance? What area is still difficult for you? (For me, I still struggle with Probability and Statistics.)