Private tutor in Seattle, WA
B.S. Psychoacoustics, University of Washington 2009 Audio Technology Diploma, SAE Institute San Francisco 2010
“Nothing succeeds like success.” I don’t remember who said this to me or when I first heard it, but it really stuck. Most students who enter tutoring are struggling with some aspect of their academic life. Even submitting to the idea of “needing a tutor” can be detrimental to the confidence of a student. My primary goal is to help put them on a path where they feel confident about their ability to grapple with difficult ideas and challenges they may face. I hope that this confidence can transcend their academic life and help them beyond the classroom. When I think about teachers who had an impact on me, I remember the ones who opened up a new way to view the world. I always try to address the age-old questions most students ask while staring at their math books, “why do I have to learn this?” and “what’s the point?” Even if they don’t ask me these questions directly, I always begin my lessons by addressing the “big picture” of how the topic they are currently studying fits in with their mathematical past and future, as well as ways that it can manifest in their daily life. Even the most disillusioned students can be become more engaged when they see how mathematics uncover some of the world’s everyday magic. Even if I can’t turn my student into a math wizard, if I can at least show them the value of understanding mathematics and instill an appreciation of its importance in the world, I consider my work with them a success. I also have extensive experience in both SAT and ACT test prep. I can help my students choose which test they are more likely to succeed in and help them reach their goal score, or even higher. I have been teaching students how to raise their scores on both of these tests for over three years, and I know exactly what it takes to succeed and set realistic expectations.
Weekdays at any time, Saturday in the morning
Up to 15 minutes away at my regular hourly rate, Up to 30 minutes away for a flat fee
My passion besides teaching lies in music. I am a freelance audio engineer and music producer. I do sound design and music composition for commercials and corporate video productions for companies like Pepsi, Gatorade, Microsoft, Nintendo, Zillow, and others. I can add cool points to my resume by pointing out that I am also a touring/working musician and I play bass in the band The Bilinda Butchers. We have toured all over the country as well as Asia!
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