EducationB.S. double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics at University of California, San Diego
Master in Chemical Engineering at University of California, San Diego
Currently: PhD Candidate in Chemical and Structural Engineering
ExperienceI have been a tutor for numerous years from high school through graduate school. The many years of private tutoring experiences have given me a strong confident in my competence to successfully help student in mastering math and science topics ranging from elementary math through upper division math in college as well as any chemistry, physics. electrical circuit and thermodynamics. I have also gained nearly one year of experience as a KAPLAN SAT II Chemistry instructor and received very good comments from students especially regarding my jokes about certain theories so that those concepts would stay deeper in their memory. Some other tutoring institutions I have worked during the past years were ACI, Tutoring Solution, Tutoring Club, Inland Empire Tutoring and Scorerite; at these places, I discovered many excellent text materials to assist my future students better in certain academic subjects. Also, I have both volunteered and worked at Think Together and Brain Hurricane in the Jurupa Unified School District as a program leader and a science tutor for middle school students. From dealing with these young students, I gained a lot of patience and the skill to turn academic into something fun; for instance, while teaching a physics concept, I decided to organize a hands-on activity of using any citrus fruit to generate electricity to power a light bulb to teach the particular concept along with grabbing onto their attention and interest. The students soon became very interested to learn the theory behind it. Due to the ability and strategy gained from my teaching history, I received a very prestigious "Outstanding Teaching Assistant" award for instructing an undergraduate class at UCSD. However, I still want to progress in my teaching pathway by gaining more experience as a tutor such that I can become a proficient and effective professor in the academia world upon graduation in the engineering pHD school.
SAT Score in 2004: 1540/1600
GRE Score in 2007: 1560/1600
AP Chemistry: 5
AP Calculus: 5
AP Physics: 5
AP Spanish : 4
AP Environmental Science: 5
AP Government: 4
HobbiesI am currently a female graduate student in the Chemical and Structural Engineering PhD program. I am qualified to be a successful tutor due to many reasons. I have graduated as number one in my class (Summa Cum Laude) with a double major in mechanical engineering and mathematics from the University of California, San Diego. My knowledge in the science and math area have increased even more tremendously upon my graduation from college. Also, my extensive experiences in tutoring students from all ranges of background and academic levels in the past years were an eye opener for me. It helped me to recognize the teaching potential that I possessed such as evaluating students' present level of knowledge and creating a nurturing environment such that the students feel very comfortable to ask me any kind of questions. From the past and current experiences as a teaching assistant at my university, I do have a lot of resources to textbooks, solution manuals, and teaching techniques that are always very valuable/helpful to my students. I always prepare ahead of time with the topics to cover for the tutoring session along with creating summary sheets with highlighting problems and concepts so that my students and I can make the lesson as efficient as possible. My students have always complimented on my ability to help them in tackling the correct concept and gaining problem solving skills. I was able to help my students to increase their grade dramatically (most ended up with an A or B) and all passed the AP (Advanced Placement) exams. However, my greatest achievement was the delightful feeling of leading them to develop their own creative pathway and adequate tricks to strengthen their learning ability.
-K-12 Subject: physics, chemistry, elementary math, pre-algebra, geometry, algebra 1 & II, trigonometry, pre-calculus, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics -College Level:general chemistry series, organic chemistry series, physics series, calculus series, ordinary differential equation, vector calculus, electrical circuit, thermodynamics etc... - SAT, ACT, GRE and High School Exit Exams preparation for the math/science section
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