Private Instruction and Group Classes in Math and Statistics
Amelia Chan
I have an M.A. in Mathematics from Columbia University, in New York., as well as a B.A. in both Mathematics and Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.
I have worked as an Investment Banker, Financial Software Engineer, and Actuarial Consultant.
After having my own two children, I decided to educate them at home, often creating courses designed to match their unique abilities and needs. They have won national math competitions and excel academically.
I have been a math tutor since high school, having taught math in both 1on1 and small group settings. Math education has remained my passion in life.
Teaching Philosophy
I am fortunate to have benefitted from being educated in both the Asian and the Western education systems. I have learned to develop mathematical knowledge through rigorous practice that requires conceptual understanding of the Asian approach in learning math. At the same time, I have learned the creative approach of learning mathematics that integrates different concepts and subject matters in the Western education system.
I will help students to 

Comprehend basic concepts and solidify their foundational knowledge.

Link previouslylearned mathematical knowledge to new concepts.

Explore and describe natural laws, make predictions, form conjectures and reason logically.

Develop critical thinking and problemsolving skills.

Understand mathematical concepts by using manipulatives / handson learning tools, games and handson activities.
A deep conceptual understanding of Mathematics and its beauty is more important than rote memorization and computational speed. Besides achieving academic excellency, it is also my passion to help students develop a love of mathematics by understanding the many different facets of it. I will share my enthusiasm and knowledge with my students so that they can see that Mathematics can be interesting, beautiful, and useful.