Hello! My name is Lydia and I'm an academically strong junior with 5+ years of tutoring other students. I received full scores on both of the math sections of the PSAT in 2019 and a 5 out of 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam in May 2020. This year, I am taking both AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics & www.*** ;
I strive to help my students develop a deeper understanding of the content they are learning, not just the ability to mindlessly copy steps without knowing what they're really doing. Parents love that I keep everything for their student organized in a Google Sheet (sort of a parent portal), so they can easily access payment records, lesson reports, and additional notes/practices for their students via the linked Drive folder. Everything I do is customized and parents can choose what type of tutoring they would like me to perform-- simple homework help, teaching or reteaching a lesson, filming and sending short videos of problems that students can replay on their own time, etc. I work well with below level, on level, and gifted students as I have worked with dozens of students, including some with special needs, who struggle to grasp mathmatical concepts and need them explained in different ways and/or visualized, but I was classified as a gifted student myself, testing into several gifted programs in elementary school and ultimately skipping a grade in middle school.
For the time being, I am only doing online tutoring via Zoom-- it is the safest way to tutor during the pandemic and just as effective as in person tutoring since I can use custom created slideshows and annotation tools to walk students through problems.
As a native Chinese from Shanghai, China, who graduated from St. Olaf College, I have offered personalized Mandarin Chinese lessons and professional cross-cultural communication consulting for more than 6 years in Minnesota. My Mandarin Chinese programs include face-to-face private Chinese lessons both online and in person. My students range from 4 year old beginners to 75 year old professionals from all across the states.
While still serving as a Chinese teacher at St. Paul Academy, I have given tutoring lessons to more than 400 students from various schools in Minnesota including Yin Hua Academy, St. Paul Academy, Breck School, University of Minnesota, St. Olaf College, Concordia Language Villages, and etc,. My work also involves serving as the language and cultural consultant for various business projects and organizations including the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team.
"I highly recommend Mr. W. as a Mandarin Chinese tutor. He is an excellent teacher, being very patient in explaining, and as necessary repeating, the difficult nuances of speaking and reading Mandarin. He is a master in integrating technology into his teaching method. Building vocabulary lists that students can easily review when they are on the internet, allowing them to review at their own convenience. He makes learning enjoyable by integrating Chinese language videos, stories, and news items, as appropriate, to allow the student to listen and try to comprehend different speeds of speaking and slightly different accents of a variety of Mandarin speakers. "
- David S, (6 months' lessons with Luke), Faribault, MN
Chinese, elementary math, geometry, algebra 1 and 2 lessons in Roseville, MN.