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Howard tutors in Chicago, IL

Howard O.

Private tutor in Chicago, IL

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio — Sound (i.e. sound design; sound engineering; sound production) The School of the Art Institute of Chicago — Chicago, IL from 2015 - 2019 (Currently freshman) High School GPA (Grade Point Average): 9th Grade (2011 -- 2012): 3.37 10th Grade (2012 -- 2013): 3.57 11th Grade (2013 -- 2014): 4.00 12th Grade (2014 -- 2015): 3.83

Experience

SAT: Total score: 2000 (October, 2014) Reading: 520 Math: 770 Writing: 710 Essay: 8 ___________________________________ TOEFL Total score: 100 (May, 2014) Reading: 26 Listening: 22 Speaking: 24 Writing: 28 ___________________________________ APs: AP Physics B (2014): 5 AP Computer Science A (2014): 4 AP Chinese (2014): 5 AP Physics C: Mechanics (2015): 5 AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism (2015): 4 AP Music Theory (2015): 5 AP Calculus AB (2015): 5 ___________________________________ Working Experience: (*Under Ivy Way, an SAT cram school located in Taipei City, Taiwan during summer in 2015) - * Teacher Assistance - * Advanced Math Tutor, teaching Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB, SAT Math Level I and II, SAT Physics, AP Physics 1 and 2, AP Physics C Mechanics and AP Physics C Electricity & Magnetism. - * College Counseling - Private TOEFL iBT Tutor (Summer, 2015) ___________________________________ My experience of applying to colleges: I have been playing, writing and producing music since freshman year in high school. Equipped with experiences in playing in bands, producing/programming my own music and performing in musicals and theaters, studio production, audio engineering and performance art have always been my strength. Before senior year I was planning to double major in electrical engineering and music, but later I ended up struggling between majoring in engineering while doing music on my own and majoring in music or audio-engineering-related subjects. The struggle had kept me bothered as I applied different majors/programs for different colleges, until I was admitted by the Sound department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC, the only art school to which I applied) and granted a merit scholarship worth 108K USD in December last year. I had hard time deciding which schools to go as I was admitted by New York University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of Miami and SAIC, with scholarship granted by all schools above except NYU. After four months of thorough consideration, I made up my mind and accepted the admission offered by SAIC, as I prefer a school with a smaller size and thus with more resources being distributed to every student. In addition, the interdisciplinary study program in SAIC allows me to study not only sound engineering from a more artistic/creative perspective but also other art forms such as new media, photography, films …etc. I used these experiences and my college essays as references to guide and advise students in the cram school where I worked as a teacher assistant and a tutor during summer. Surprisingly, I received a lot of good feedbacks from those students whom I helped, especially those who were having a hard time choosing between art and professional studies and between their own decisions or their parents’ preference. I always told these students to follow their will and choose a school that best fits their preference and goals instead of a school that fits their parents’ preferences or that has a higher ranking, and I want to share my thoughts and this particular idea to those I will be tutoring while being a tutor who helps tackling the standardized tests, the ultimate keys to a decent, preferable college. ___________________________________ The reason that I want to be a tutor: - Equipped with the experience of being a private tutor and a teacher assistance - Absolutely in love with teaching math-related and audio/music-related subjects! - To share my experience of college application and strategies of tackling college essays. - To acquire the fund for future music career.

Availability

Any day after 6PM, Monday at any time, Weekends after 12 Noon

Can Meet

Up to 20 minutes away for no additional charge

Hobbies

I have been playing guitar, both electric and acoustic, since 7th grade. I record my own demos with guitars and my laptop, and I like to dig different instruments and gears to improve the quality of my music production. Besides music, I love biking as well, but I am nowhere near professional because I always rent city bikes instead of riding my own. Sometimes I would ride into an area where I had never been before and start exploring. For me, late night is the best time to bike, as the temperature out there is cooler and I get to be surrounded by a quiet, serene ambience, which I would rarely experience during daytime in a big city full with rushing cars and people. I once biked with my friends from 9 at night to 8 in the morning the next day, which was tiring but fun at the same time! I am a big film lover as well as a big Marvel "movie" fan. I did not read comics when I was little, but I love seeing films with great dialogue, great storyline, great casts, great CGIs (occasionally), great cinematography and, of course, crazy action scenes! I love how Marvel movies today are interconnected with one another and how most of them are perfectly constructed (for example: Captain America 2 Winter Solider, Guardians of Galaxy and Avenger 1.) However, my favorite movies so far are The Dark Knight trilogies and Interstellar, all directed by Christopher Nolan. I love seeing films that analyze and discover the deeper and darker side of human emotions while not straying from the bloody, cruel reality. What most people do not know about me is that I am actually very interested in pure mathematics and theoretical physics. My background in both AP Physics and AP Calculus AB provides me with a solid foundation for the math behind and some of the terminologies used in these fields of study. Sometimes I even adopt my knowledge in math and physics as inspiration for my music and artwork. A lot of friends of mine have called me a freak (in a nice way though!) because I always share my extreme obsession with how brilliant the Maxwell's Equations (the equations that eventually derive the speed of light, which I still think amazing!) are constructed. I am now learning the theory behind String Theory by myself, as I always want to understand how multi-universe warped in multi-dimensions work (which will as well make people think I am a freak... but I enjoy being unique!)

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