I was a late bloomer. It wasn't until well after high school and a few years of exploring college courses that I discovered my deeply rooted passion for mathematics and science. Even then, the subject matter never came easily. I had to work for it. I had to find ways to absorb information that weren't always straightforward.
But it all worked out. In 2018 I graduated with a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Physics from Portland State University. In 2019 I began working on a Masters degree in Marine Science & Management.
I have four years of private tutoring experience with students ranging fro 15-35 years old and from a variety of educational backgrounds. I have also assisted in the teaching of complimentary basics of math for astronomy courses at Portland State University.
I approach tutoring with a calm, patient and openminded approach. Not everyone learns the same way, has the same interests or uses the same set of skills when working on a new topic. I strive to find students' strengths, highlight them and use them to develop their weaknesses.
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Mathematics and science is the basis for, well, everything we know and do in our day to day lives. I feel honored that I can be a part of the process of teaching the next generation of minds (and perhaps the pervious generation if they have a resurgence of interest).
Noah is the reason I made it through Physics and Statistics, oh and Chemistry. He is patient and encouraging. Noah takes the time for you to figure out the 'why' and not just telling you what to do. It was a pleasure working with him, he is always on time and is always available!
I'll spend the first few minutes with you just getting to know you: what you feel like your struggling with, strengths, weaknesses, goals...
After we hash that out, we'll come up with a plan of action together - in other words - what do we want to accomplish together and how can I help you do it?
I use different teaching/learning methods with different students, there is no one-size-fits-all!
B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and minor in physics
Working on M.Sc. in Marine Science & Management
4 years of private tutoring
1 year of university level mathematics teaching
In general, I charge by the half-hour ($18/ 30 mintues). If students are hoping to book a lot of time at once, I do offer some discounts for that and we can discuss that!
I am an academic at heart. I myself still love to learn, it's my favorite hobby. Whether it's reading a new book, watching an interesting documentary or simply looking something up on the internet - learning is what drives my passion for the world.
I hope to help other students, that perhaps are having similar struggles to those that I had during my school career, to see that learning is beautiful!
Ages 15-35 with a variety of learning styles and barriers (including minor dyslexia and dysgraphia).
Students from different backgrounds (science, art, business etc.)
In my graduate studies I am working on building a complex mathematical model that describes habitat selection in migrating species. After weeks of hard work I was able to get the prototype to run - this was a fantastic success for me!
First and foremost, don't be afraid to ask tutors about how they approach teaching/learning. It's important in a learning relationship that the student feels comfortable and open with their teacher - that way there is never any fear of asking questions.
Secondly give it a try. By that I mean, if you're unsure about what kind of teacher you want. Try a few different tutors before you ultimately make your choice.
What is it that you're actually struggling with? Is it the content itself or is it more about organization and structure of study habits?
Are you looking for someone to teach the content or to be there as a sounding board for questions?
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