math and physics instructor
Just like many other kids, I didn’t really care much for math when
I was going through school. I didn’t think it was important because I wanted to
be a scientist (I had no clue what kind) or a doctor. It wasn’t until high
school that I learned to appreciate mathematics. I had a great teacher for my
three years in high school that showed me many aspects of math that I didn’t
even realize existed. I learned to think about math not only as a bunch of
numbers, but as a model for everything in our world. For the last few years at University of Washington, I’ve continued to take math classes even when it wasn’t necessary anymore.
Through an appreciation of the application of math and a love of physics, I
ended up majoring in Electrical Engineering. The extra math classes I took
allowed me to pursue a math minor and helped me understand many topics that
would otherwise seem abstract. As a tutor I hope to help my students see math
in a different light and lead them to understand why the topics they are
learning have a deeper meaning.