Hi! I’m Isabella, a prospective mathematics major at Princeton, originally from the south side of Chicago. During high school, I worked with Chicago’s Apex Elite Academy to tutor South Side elementary and middle school students in mathematics and English. In my junior and senior years, I had the opportunity to take the second and third years of the University of Chicago’s Honors sequence in mathematics, and after I graduated, I spent the summer working as a teacher and grader at the University of Chicago’s Summer Program in Analysis. This entailed designing the program’s curriculum, giving lectures, and working one-on-one with the participants (rising second and third year undergraduates). Last summer, I also worked as an assistant teacher at University of Chicago Laboratory Schools’ summer middle school math class, tutoring small groups of students in arithmetic and basic algebra.
In the course of my studies, I have come to realize that it is often much easier to learn when you work directly with another person. This is especially true in the sciences. In learning mathematics, I have benefited a great deal from one-on-one conversations with my teachers and mentors: before my junior year of high school, much of the math I knew came from conversations with my father, and during my junior and senior years, interacting with upper-level undergraduates and teaching assistants at the University of Chicago made my progress much smoother than it would have been otherwise. Through tutoring, I hope to pass to others on some of the assistance I’ve received.
I’m so excited to be working with Princeton Tutoring, and I look forward to meeting you!