EducationCurrent math and physics major at the University of Chicago Class of 2017.
ExperienceAVAILABLE TO BEGIN TUTORING SUMMER 2014 AFTER JUNE 14.
ACT: 35 (36,36,36,33)
SAT II Math II: 780
SAT II Physics: 750
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP Statistics: 4
AP Psychology: 4
Past Math Classes Taken in High School:
Honors Algebra 2 and Trigonometry
AP Calculus BC
Past Science Courses Taken in High School:
AP Psychology - self study
AP Physics C
Math/Science Courses Taken in College:
-Intro Physics (Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Waves & Optics)
-Calculus 153 (Focused on sequences/series, differential equations, and introduction to mathematical proofs.)
-Intro to Analysis (Studied the fundamentals of theoretical mathematics, writing and reading mathematical proofs, including the construction of the real numbers, the topology of the real line, and the structure of finite-dimensional vector spaces over the real and complex numbers.)
-Mathematical Methods for Physics Majors (Upper level calculus pertaining to physics. Covered topics such as partial differentiation, vector analysis, linear algebra, and Fourier series.)
High School Activities
-Varsity Math Team
-Power Play Team at the Dupage Children's Museum -> helped create and prototype new exhibits.
-UChicago Society of Physics Students
-Student Astrophysics Researcher -> Will be researching and analyzing data pertaining to supernovas this summer
I've tutored several students from ages ranging from 8 years to 18 years in topics such as algebra, geometry, precalculus, calculus, physics, and college preparation. I can create practice tests and worksheets as well. I honestly really love teaching and I try and focus on the "why" rather than the "how". "Why are we using the chain rule?" I feel is always as important of a question, if not more, as "How do we use the chain rule?" I try to emphasize that learning is not memorizing facts and formulas, but it's creating a thorough understanding of principles and ideas.
I scored decently on the ACT with much practice. With patience and hard work, I can help you receive a near perfect (or perfect!) score.
I spent much time applying to several universities my senior year of high school and was accepted into the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Georgia Tech, and a few others. If you're soon to be dealing with this exciting application process, I'd love to sit down with you and help you go over college essays and provide you with general advice regarding the application process.
HobbiesI love being outdoors, and in my spare time enjoy activities such as tennis, long boarding, skiing, and running.
Favorite authors include Jack Kerouac, Jon Krakauer, Ray Bradbury, and Carl Sagan.
Client Reviews (2)
Ratuja helped my daughter score in the high 30's for her ACT score! So thankful for all her help! She was so attentive and really helped my daughter. Created practice homeworks for her, was very involved and invested in her learning.
Very helpful and extremely enthusiastic! Really knew and understood what she was teaching; my daughter loved her and learned so much
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