EducationStanford undergrad. Graduated from Rickards High School (Tallahassee, FL) ranked 1st in class.
ExperienceStanford undergrad. 2300 SAT. I have extensive tutoring experience in math, science, and music.
My math tutoring philosophy in a nutshell: "Mathematics is the ART of EXPLANATION." --- I also teach clarinet lessons, having turned down offers from top music schools in favor of attending Stanford University.
Psychological research has shown that intelligence arises from connections within the brain. My high level of experience in both math and music has profoundly influenced my learning, thinking, and teaching--to the benefit of the many students I have tutored.
In high school, I tested the boundaries of my school's math curriculum while actively participating in the math-competition scene. When I graduated at the top of my class, I had completed not only AP Calculus BC and IB Mathematics HL, but also Calculus 3, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra courses at FSU, all with top grades and exam scores. In addition, I attended many math competitions and served as an officer in the Florida Student Association of Mathematics.
In various capacities, I have studied clarinet with many teachers--from doctoral candidates to clarinet professors at respected music schools, to professional orchestral clarinetists at the top of their field. Armed with their instruction, I have gone on to score top positions at All-State for five consecutive years, perform as a concerto soloist with a professional orchestra, and participate in many ensembles and music festivals. This past summer, I received the Stanley Drucker Award for exemplary performance at the Buffet Clarinet Academy (a workshop in which 20 clarinetists ages 18-26 are selected to study with world-renowned clarinetists including Stanley Drucker, retired principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic).
Some test scores:
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP Computer Science: 5
AP Music Theory: 5
AP Statistics: 5
IB Mathematics HL: 7
SAT: 2300 (800 Math, 770 Reading, 730 Writing)
SAT Math II: 800
I also tutor biology, chemistry, Latin, and computer programming (Java, C++, C) at the AP/SAT level. Here are some relevant test scores:
AP Biology: 5
AP Chemistry: 5
SAT Chemistry: 800
AP Computer Science: 5
SAT Latin: 700
NOTE: I only tutor on the Stanford campus, and will be happy to meet you in a public space on campus.
The quote I used above is from an online article by mathematician Paul Lockhart. It has governed the way I think about mathematics ever since I read it.
HobbiesI enjoy playing ping-pong and ultimate. I also like to read, listen to music, and eat--especially Greek and Indian food.
Client Reviews (1)
Diego is extremely intelligent, as illustrated by his resume, and he is also extremely professional and an excellent communicator. He was always on-time and prepared. He provided my son with additional resources on pronunciation and grammar which were extremely helpful as his school text was a bit confusing. My son made tremendous strides in Latin and enjoyed working with Diego.
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