Hello! My name is Nathan and I am from Orange County but I now live in Westwood. I have extensive private tutoring experience with both middle and high school students! My teaching philosophy focuses on empowering students to find solutions on their own. The method allows students to learn the material while at the same time realizing the power of their own intellect. Above all, I want my students to see me as more than a tutor – I am always a mentor and friend as well.
I am currently a senior at UCLA studying Mechanical Engineering. I have a 3.71 GPA and I am on track to graduate with honors. On campus, I work as a student researcher in the Plasma & Space Propulsion Laboratory. My research focuses on computational modeling of plasma-metamaterial interactions. My relevant coursework includes Multivariable Calculus, Physics (Mechanics and Electromagnetism), Chemistry, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra.
The majority of my time on campus is focused on my mentorship program, mentorSEAS. It is the UCLA Engineering school’s official mentorship program for incoming students. I focus on creating valuable relationships between mentors and mentees that will improve the experience of all new students at our school. This is easily the most important work I’ve ever done. The opportunity to shift our college culture is so valuable and I am so blessed to be in this position.
Although I will be graduating with a degree in engineering, my passions lay squarely in education and working with youth. After graduation, I will begin as a high school math teacher with Teach For America. Helping kids find their greatest potential will likely be my life’s work. I have been given incredible opportunities throughout my life and I am ready to dedicate myself to paying it back.
My SAT scores are 800 in Math, 760 in Reading, and 740 in Writing. I also have scores of 800 in SAT Chemistry, 780 in SAT Math II, and 710 in SAT US History. In addition, I have scored a 5 in every one of my AP tests (Computer Science A, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Microeconomics, US Government, Statistics, and English Literature).