Undergraduate @ St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Graduate student @ Chennai Mathematical Institute
I can teach: Trigonometry, Algebra Basics, Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Linear Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Geometry view more..Trigonometry, Algebra Basics, Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Linear Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Geometry, Basic Statistics, Matrix Algebra, Fractions, Measurement, Decimals, Factors & Multiples. view less..
I have taught secondary school students in a classroom setting for a year while myself at senior school. As an undergraduate, I have had a brief stint teaching senior school math to students, again in a classroom setting. I have also tutored undergraduate students in math. Besides, helping out my peers who found it difficult to grasp topics taught in class has always been a source of immense joy.
I look forward to assisting school students with my favourite subject and make them fall in love with it.
I take a very keen interest in music, and am an avid listener of all genres, particularly Hindustani Classical. I also try to play the violin when I am not devouring Batman comics in humongous chunks!
Trigonometry: Trigonometry poses a challenge, particularly to senior school students, in that there seems to be no end to results and identities that need to be remembered. In my opinion, they only need to remember the forms of the identities, and most, if not all, of them can be derived from the formulae for sines and cosines of sums of angles. Remembrance of the exact identities can come from practice.
Algebra: School Algebra is one area where one simply cannot stress enough the importance of regular practice, as it is very easy to incorrectly evaluate algebraic expressions and end up with all sorts of erroneous solutions to the problem at hand.
Geometry: Geometry is an area I have always enjoyed teaching, be it coordinate Geometry in senior school or secondary school plane geometry. I believe in helping students intuitively grasp the meaning of the results instead of having them memorize theorems one after another. I have found this to help them tackle unseen problems.
Linear Algebra: Linear Algebra has been an area of strength throughout my undergraduate years and even as a graduate student. During the first year of my masters program, I worked on a project that compared different algorithms for Image Compression and relied heavily on matrix algebra. I prefer to introduce basic notions of Linear Algebra such as bases, dimensions, linear maps and change of basis matrices through geometric concepts rather than talking about them in abstract mathematical terms.