Jennifer R

Education

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.S. in Mathematics

Notable Experience

  • UCSB AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics) President
  • Co-Founder of all-girls Mathematics Circle (UC Santa Barbara)
  • Santa Barbara Math Ellipse Teacher's Assistant

Subjects

  • Math: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Discrete Math, Math (K-8), Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Formal Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
  • Standardized Tests: ACT, GRE, SAT
  • Science: High School Biology

Tutor Rates

  • $90/hour - 12 Sessions
  • $110/hour - 4 Sessions
  • $150/hour - Single Session

Video Introduction

Teaching Sample

Bio

For the last two years I have been a university mathematics tutor, leading lecture-like sessions and holding office hours for Calculus I and II and Linear Algebra. I have also worked as a private tutor, teaching pre-calculus and algebra II at the high school level. I struggled with mathematics when I was younger and have learned (and now teach!) effective methods to encourage students. The “aha” moments that I have seen within students are the moments that I now live for; it is my dream to keep seeing those moments for the rest of my life. (I hope to eventually become a mathematics professor!)

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Teaching experience

  • University Mathematics Tutor (2 years)
  • Co-Founder of All-Girls Mathematics Circle, UC Santa Barbara (1 year)
  • Santa Barbara Math Ellipse Teacher's Assistant (1 year)
  • POWERS Day, all STEM Day for young women, co-organizer and host (2 year)
  • Private tutor in: Linear Algebra, Calculus, Algebras I and II, Trigonometry, and more (3 years)

Tutoring style

My goal is for my students to understand and find beauty within the material, rather than simply memorize it (as unfortunately some are encouraged to do). I work to break the material into various levels of understanding, find the area where the student feels most comfortable, and start from there. I try to express mathematics visually (in pictures/drawings) and to give the student a level of intuitive understanding between delving into formulaic problem-solving methods. Overall, I strive to make learning mathematics a fun and rewarding experience and show my students that it is not the cold and callous subject that some may perceive it to be.