EducationBA in 2007 from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Pure Math Major, 3.56 GPA
Fourth year graduate student at University of Illinois Chicago, Pure Math PhD candidate
ExperienceTA for Calculus I Spring 2011, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012
TA for college level Algebra Fall 2010 and Summer 2011
College Statistics mentor/homework helper in Spring 2007
College Math homework grader (Honors Calc III, Probability) from 2005 - 2007
High school and middle school math tutor from 2003 - 2007, including:
Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre Calculus, AP Calculus
Student with learning disability from 2006 - 2007
Upward Bound Tutor/Mentor from 2003 - 2005:
Tutored all academic subjects for 2 High School students preparing for college (first generation in families to go)
SAT: 720 math, 720 verbal
AP: 5 BC Calculus, 4 Chemistry
GRE: 800 math (94 percentile), 580 verbal (82 percentile), 5 analytical writing (84 percentile)
Completed a pure math major at Pomona College, including the following courses:
Honors Calc II, Honors Calc III, Linear Algebra, Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra, Advanced Topics in Abstract Algebra, Probability, Statistical Theory, Real Analysis I, Real Analysis II, Complex Analysis
Currently in the second year of a PhD program in pure math at UIC, taking the following courses:
Number Theory II, Algebraic Topology, and Algebraic Geometry
I took 3 years off from school between graduating college in 2007 and starting my graduate program in 2010 to work for Navigant Consulting, a litigation consulting firm, in Los Angeles. I was promoted after 2 years and was given an offer to start at my boss's new private consulting firm, TM Financial Forensics, months before I left to go back to school.
HobbiesI enjoy running, and completed my 3rd marathon in Chicago last year. I am a member of my math department's intramural soccer team, and formerly was a member of my company's city league softball team and kickball team. I used to play the tenor saxophone in high school and still enjoy practicing occasionally.
Client Reviews (3)
Prompt response. Willing to travel from Chicago to Evanston, so I paid for the travel expense. Cara did an excellent job tutoring my daughter on the GRE. Raised her GRE score by 200 points. Tutor 6-2hour sessions over 7 days, up to the day before the morning of the GRE. Very grateful to her and would definitely use her again for my younger daughter when she takes her ACT and SAT within the next 6 months. I would recommend her above anyone else because of her prompt response and her abilities to tutor the Verbal section of the GRE which is an area that most graduate students did not do well on; judging by their resume listed on UniversityTutors.com . I noticed some people didnt even list their verbal scores but did excellent on the math section, including perfect scores. CARA definitely stands out and above the rest of the other tutors. Thanks Cara!
Inquire about this tutor
The tutor will respond if they are available/interested.