Hi, I'm Kiera! I'm currently finishing up my Master's in Applied Mathematics at Stony Brook University in New York State. In undergrad, I studied Computational Mathematics, which for me meant a lot of math courses and quite a few computer science courses. I also minored in "Language Science" (also known as Linguistics) as I had a budding interest in Natural Language Programming. Currently, I'm working with faculty in the computer science department on some NLP research. I love teaching about pure math classes, such as Discrete Math, Combinatorics, Game Theory, and more! I enjoyed taking those classes and am even more excited to pass that knowledge to other students. Most of my experience is in tutoring the "typical" math sequence -- Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus (I, II, & III), Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra. I've also taken time in my professional roles to study pedagogy, problem-solving skills, and test-taking strategies for different types of students. Here's a tip for free: most test problems don't have to be done in order, and most shouldn't! By skipping questions you don't have an immediate answer to, your brain gets to work on it in the background, and can often come up with something easier than staring at a blank page for minutes. I've tutored for math-related sections of the SAT and ACT, giving specific testing advice for those, and helping students find tricks to solving these problems quickly. I've even helped students advocate for themselves in situations where the instructor was being unfair/not compliant with college-specific accommodations. I believe math is a beautiful subject with a wide variety of topics that people usually don't see. Let me help you learn to love math, or at least allow you to feel neutral about it.
Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Teaching since 2017
Master's in Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Teaches ages 10+
Has background check
Kiera is awesome! Very knowledgeable and easy to work with!