EducationNorth Carolina State University (December, 2013) - B.S. Electrical Engineering (2.71); B.A. Spanish Language/Literature (3.63)
ExperienceSAT score: 2050
BC Calculus - 3
Spanish Language - 4
Spanish Literature - 4
Physics (mechanical) - 4
I would like to tutor for multiple reasons. Though the education system may seem a good fit for someone with my set of skills that enjoys teaching individuals, I am often intimidated by having to fit one generic teaching style to a group of people. In this sense, tutoring is the best way for me to both teach the subjects in which I particularly excel, in combination with being able to cater to the specific needs of the individual receiving the help from me. Besides all of this, it is the absolute best way for me to continue improving in my areas of interest by either asking critical questions or being exposed to them by my students in each area.
I have enjoyed a long "career" (6 years and running) in teaching swimming to individuals of various ages. This included specifically instructing for the YMCA of the Triangle Area in Durham, NC as well as coaching my neighborhood swim team. Though one may not be in search of swimming skills from me, it should be apparent that teaching a set of survival skills to a panicky 5 year old engages not only my critical thinking skills, but forces me to approach the teaching process from multiple perspectives, something that is invaluable in teaching any individual an academic subject. Each person experiences information in a different way, and being able to adapt a teaching style to "speak their language", so to speak, is a crucial skill I feel confident in wielding.
For relevant classes I have taken, it would likely be more effective to speak directly with you, but as I have an degree in Electrical Engineering and Spanish, the physical sciences and humanities skill sets are all present, not to mention a plethora of general electives which can confirm my ability to digest any information successfully.
Other miscellaneous items that may interest you in knowing include a Co-op experience for a semester as an Electrical Engineering student at Domtar Paper Company's Marlboro Mill, in addition to volunteering at NewHope Church in Durham, NC as their Recording Audio Engineer.
HobbiesI am a hybrid of many different personalities/demographics. For one, I am a nerd through and through (if the Electrical Engineering degree wasn't already an indication). I love all things lightsaber and other technology related, in other words. On the other hand, I am an athlete. Since I was 5 years old, I have played tennis, basketball, soccer, swimming, baseball, and I also am an avid skateboarder. Through high school, the sports on which I chose to focus were tennis, baseball, swimming and skateboarding. Though unfortunately my course load would not allow enough spare time to pursue these much further in college, I still play tennis and baseball (technically softball) and swim recreationally. I am still involved in the NC Skate club, responsible for the change of policy at NCSU regarding skateboarders' ability now to perform tricks rather than simply ride from point A to B around campus, among other policy changes and service initiatives.
On an unrelated note, I am an audiophile at heart. I started playing piano in the 5th grade, and from there learned to play trumpet and guitar. I played 1st trumpet in my high school's jazz/rock ensemble, guitar for my past church's contemporary praise band, and currently employ my piano/music theory skills to produce electronic and hip-hop music digitally for local artists in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill areas. I love talking anything and everything music!
English writing - critical/research essays/papers, technical documents, literary analyses Spanish - writing (see above for examples), reading, translation, spoken language, literature Technical - engineering (wide range of skills), physics, Verilog, basic programming, math (basic and advanced)
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