Upper Level Math Tutoring
Upper Level Math Tutoring is a service that adapts to your needs. I offer patient and non-intimidating knowledge to help you succeed! I study Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I am a junior in undergrad, however, I have tutored both youth and peers since I was a sophomore in high school. One of the most difficult things to learning a concept is becoming CONFIDENT! I can make that happen! I suffered from extreme testing anxiety for years, and with the help of one of my professors, was able to overcome it and make a great future for myself. I can do the same for you!
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First, I want to learn about their goals. I believe the best way to aid someone's learning is by understanding what they need from me. That way I can adapt my teaching and establish a curriculum to best fit their needs. I also want to develop a relationship with the student, because I want them to feel comfortable in asking questions, or challenging me when they don't fully understand. The student's understanding is the first priority.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated Mayo High School in Rochester, Minnesota with a 4.0, and tutored peers from my sophomore year until graduation. I currently study Industrial and Systems Engineering (which is a LOT of math) as a junior, as well as a mathematics minor (which is even MORE math).
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$20/session, but price can be tailored to accomodate students' needs
How did you get started teaching?
Volunteering for my class! I ended up loving it so much and went back to my high school during semester breaks to teach AP Calculus to the senior class.
What types of students have you worked with?
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I was recently a camp counselor at a place called Camp Olson, YMCA in Longville, MN. I had the time of my life. I met the most amazing kids and was able to form incredible relationships with them. I didn't teach much math, but I taught them all about nature and relationships and how to be confident in themselves.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I would say that the most important thing is actually that you need to feel comfortable saying you don't understand. I once had a tutor that tried to convince me of something incorrect and I was so afraid to say I didn't understand that we wasted an hour and a half talking about something I knew was incorrect!! I got a new tutor. I also had one that was not very nice and actually made me feel a little bad and dumb when I did things wrong, which is NOT okay. You should NEVER feel put down by someone you are learning from.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are my goals? What am I nervous for? What do I want from a tutor?