Armon Shariati

Armon S.

Philadelphia, PA

Lesson Details

Math

Levels Taught:
High School, College
Just like any other research scientist I remember my high school years where I fell in love with literature, history, and philosophy... wait, what? As much as that may sound like a joke, that is my story. I started college with the desire to study the humanities, and ended up falling in love with math, science, and engineering. Today, I am 3rd year PhD student studying Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Pennsylvania. I believe it is my unique past that allows me to connect with vast range of students with different passions and to present math topics in a way that is not only different from what many students may have experienced before, but in a way that is interesting, relevant, and most of all, fun. In addition to achieving greater success in the classroom, my goal for every one of my students is for them to walk away from my lessons with, if not a complete love for, at least a token appreciation for the elegance and beauty of mathematics.
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Armon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 15+

Teaching since:
2016

I am a 3rd year PhD Student studying Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Pennsylvania. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering in 2015.

However, despite a career as a research scientist, my academic past would have suggested a much different path. In high school, I was deeply in love with history, literature, and philosophy. In fact, it was my original intention to become an English major when I went to Lehigh, but as fate would have it, the many twists and turns in my life would cause me to find new loves in mathematics, science, and engineering.

While the focus of my studies took a rather extreme turn, I never lost my interest in the humanities. As a result, I believe that this rather unique academic past, allows me as a teacher to connect with a broader range of students, many of whom may have completely different interests and passions than what I happen to be teaching them. Furthermore, having been exposed to how
many different types of people think about problems has taught me how to disentangle complicated topics and present material in a way that may best be understood for each particular student such that learning not only becomes painless, but fun.

It is my ultimate goal as a teacher, to not only help my students achieve greater success in the classroom and instill a greater level confidence in their abilities, but to dispel the common fear and mysticism of the STEM subjects. For them to carry on afterwards as, if not a new passionate protégées of these arts, but at least as an individual with a fundamental appreciation of their ever subtle elegance and beauty.

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Experience

Doctoral Research Assistant
Jun 2015 - Present
University of Pennsylvania

Designs artificial intelligence and robotic systems.

Education

Computer and Information Science
Aug 2015 - Present
University of Pennsylvania
Computer Engineering
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Lehigh University

Affiliations

Phi Beta Kappa
May 2015

The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

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Peter Feb 21, 2018
Computer Programming · Online

Armon gave me an in-depth understanding about the fundamental building blocks of MATLAB. He went into great detail about how MATLAB reads code and when we were done it was so easy to start coding. Instead of giving you the answers he helps guide you to find them for yourself. Definitely one of the best computer science teachers I've had!

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