# Rodolfo Cantu

## About

My name is Rodolfo Cantu, and I will be a high school senior by the fall of 2024. I attend South Texas ISD and am at the top of my class. I take a rigorous IB course workload and am an active student in my school. I am an exceptional communicator and LOVE Math and Science (but more math). I have realized that I have a passion for teaching which I cultivated when I volunteered to stay after school and tutor various Algebra l students in my junior year. In my IB Math Applications course which includes statistics, Algebra, Calculus, and Trigonometry, my peers know to turn to me for not the answer but an in-depth exploration of the problem to help them reach a 100% understanding. As for science, I have taken simple and advanced classes for Biology and Chemistry and enjoy them very much. As a high schooler, I know that parents will tend to lean towards the professionals with degrees, but as someone closer to your child's age, I understand their worries, can relate more with them, and teach them in a way that middle-aged teachers can't. I aim to convey the rules and strategies of solving a problem, explain the ACTUAL reasoning behind it, and put the material into simpler terms instead of regurgitating premade formulas. But as a person, once I get to know the students, I aim to make the learning personalized for them and at the pace they find best. I don't like to speak to my student as a teacher but more as a friend; someone who will help them every step of the way. The very last thing I want to do is be an authority figure.