I am currently an undergraduate sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania , where I am in a dual degree program called the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business. I am working towards a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies from the College of Arts & Sciences. I have a standing 3.77 GPA, and last year I made it on the Dean's List. After I graduate from Penn, I hope to go back to LA to work at a Financial Services firm. I have had the opportunity to tutor in several different settings. This year I was hired at Kaplan as a part-time SAT tutor for the local Philadelphia region. Although I am still an active employee, unfortunately I have not been assigned any tutees yet. At Penn I have tutored other college students through both the Huntsman Program and Penn's Tutoring Center. For Huntsman, I was a tutor for Math 104 (the equivalent of Calculus BC) and tutored several students a couple times a week. For the Tutoring Center, I am currently an active Math 104 tutor and I meet with students for a total of 4-5 hours a week. It is a great opportunity for me to maintain my math skills as well as help others succeed in their classes. I really hope to continue tutoring when I go back to LA in January! Whenever I tutor my students, I make sure I am well-versed in the material prior to the tutoring session. This way, when I sit down with my students I can give them the best quality instruction and deliver it with confidence. I make sure to go over plenty of practice problems with the tutee and I watch them carefully as they go through the process. Before I explain things to the tutee, I ask them to explain it to me first so I understand how much they know. Then I explain what is necessary and ask them plenty of questions along the way to get them thinking actively rather than passively listening. In general, I try to have the tutee speaking most of the time, rather than me, so that he or she makes realizations by his or herself and therefore learns the material better.Fun Facts: I am a pretty relaxed a low-key guy. I was born and raised in Long Beach, and ever since I moved to the East Coast for college, I have been more convinced that I am a Cali boy. I enjoy school, relaxing at home or in the sun, and hanging out with friends. Next January 2014, I will be returning to Los Angeles for 3 months before I begin my study abroad in Japan!