EducationNew York University (NYU) New York, NY:
Master of Science in Mathematics (09/2010) GPA: 3.90;
Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Summer Math Institute 2008;
Manhattanville College Purchase, NY:
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics (05/2008) GPA: 3.90
ExperienceI came back to the United States after living most of my early life in the Dominican Republic in order to pursue postsecondary studies in the physical sciences. I majored in biology, chemistry, and mathematics at Manhattanville College and graduated with departmental and Summa Cum Laude honors. I recently completed my Master's thesis on imaginary quadratic number fields as a mathematics graduate student at New York University and will be applying to Ph.D. programs for the Fall of 2017 to continue research in abstract algebra and mathematical logic.
In the meantime, I work as a tutor in math, science, Spanish, and English as a Second Language. I have been tutoring for the past 12 years and have helped over 600 private tutoring students reach their full academic potential. I emphasize practice, practice, and more practice when it comes down to math problems. I also love to take a minute every now and then to point out why a certain formula or process is rigorous and precise. I relish the logic behind mathematical proofs and wish to help my students appreciate the unique elegance of such a demonstration.
Additionally, as a native Spanish speaker, I am fully aware of the difficulty of learning languages and know what students need in order to be engaged as they start rolling their R's or memorize stem-changing verbs. Overall, I use a calm approach and actively seek to fill the gaps in understanding my students may have.
Over the years, I learned patience is the most important contribution I can bestow onto my students' learning experience. Moreover, I encourage discussion with my students so as to fully develop motivation, analytical thinking, and focus. Hence, they know they can count on me for constant help with their coursework as my sessions provide a relaxed learning environment that bolsters their understanding and accomplishment.
For 2016, my standard hourly rate is $50 per hour for one-on-one tutoring sessions. Please contact me directly for references, official transcripts, and copies of my standardized test scores. If you cancel or wish to reschedule a session without giving me 24 hour advanced notice, I will have to assess a fee equivalent to one hour's worth of tutoring.
These are honors and awards I have received:
SACNAS National Conference Travel Scholarship (10/2008); Summa Cum Laude (05/2008); Manhattanville College Board of Trustees Scholarship (09/2004-05/2008); Dean’s List (09/2004-05/2008); POLYED Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry (04/2006); American Chemical Society and CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Awards (04/2005); Valedictorian (06/2004).
HobbiesI enjoy reading math and science articles, but I also love reading thriller novels and suspense stories. I also like to travel. In fact, I traveled abroad to China, Australia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Spain, Puerto Rico, and Peru.
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