* * * This page has been archived (May 2020). I no longer tutor. * * *
From 2013 to 2020 I tutored over 300 students, with an emphasis on highly accelerated students studying high school and college math far above their grade level.
During high school and undergrad I worked as a Mathnasium instructor, and while earning my master's I tutored for a handful of agencies / programs including Math Academy, a radically accelerated math program in which highly gifted students master AP Calculus BC in 8th grade and university-level courses in high school.
Below are some particularly notable examples of students I've worked with:
- Colby was a high school student who studied math at the college level through Math Academy. We started working together when he was a freshman taking linear algebra / multivariable calculus. In the first month of school, he began to fall behind in these classes -- but we met weekly throughout the entire year, and by the end of the course he received not only an A on his transcript, but also the highest score in the class on the final exam. We continued working together through his sophomore year, during which he received another A and the second-highest score on his abstract algebra / differential equations final.
- Jordan was a middle school student who, at the age of 12, decided that he wanted to skip high school and enter straight into college to study physics. In order to apply to the Early Entrance Program at Cal State LA, he needed to take the ACT. After meeting weekly with me for 8 months, his ACT math score jumped 12 points from a 16 to a 28, and he was accepted into the program.
- Malcolm is in 6th grade and is studying AP Calculus BC. We started working together when he was 8 years old -- he spent hours on end conducting his own arithmetic experiments, and I helped him state his results using formal mathematical notation and code up numerical simulations in Python. Our discussions quickly ventured into algebra, and before we knew it, we had covered most of high school math. I still have biweekly video calls with Malcolm; we are currently working through AP Calculus BC with a bit of probability thrown in.