EducationLondon School of Economics and Political Science, Masters of Science [MSc] in Political Theory (International Law, Political Philosophy, Security Studies, Cultural Studies).
Columbia University Masters in Public Affairs [MPA] (International Finance and Economic Development).
University of Colorado at Boulder Bachelor of Arts [BA] in Economics and International Affairs (Summa Cum Laude Honors).
University of Colorado at Boulder minor in Computer Science Engineering.
University of Toronto Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
ExperienceI have 8 years of tutoring experience in diverse fields from Math, SAT, GRE, Physics, to Economics, Philosophy, Politics, International Law and Security Studies, in which I've enjoyed working with a wide range of students from 5th and 7th graders, high school students, to college students. I've been inspired by teachers/professors who clearly and concisely tackle material no matter the subject matter (Engineering or Social Sciences), and I hope to share a similar experience with my students.
GRE scores: 800 Math, 700 Verbal, 5 Writing
Computer Skills: C/C++, Java, STATA
HobbiesI come from a diverse academic and cultural background. I've enjoyed (mechanical, industrial, and computer) engineering as much as philosophy (post-modern as well as classical). I hail from Denver, CO, but grew up in Tehran, Iran and frequently visited my grandparents in Maui, Hawaii. Similarly, I encourage diversity of thought and critical engagement, held together by motivation, discipline, and optimism in shaping a better future.
Client Reviews (5)
We needed a summer tutor for our 11-year-old daughter who is entering the 6th grade. From the very first meeting, Ali began to work toward giving our daughter the confidence she is lacking in some subject areas, especially Math. His approach is very well-rounded, and teaches to a learning style, instead of just the content or subject. His broad interests and education allow him to approach teaching and problem-solving with a wide range of information and practices. He is incredibly intelligent and positive, and makes learning interesting and fun. He is also very personable and professional. Thank you for helping our family all summer, Ali!
I needed help for my Calculus 2 class, fortunately Ali is a gunnies and explained everything clearly and in different ways for me to grasp the material. I'm now scoring much higher on my exams and actually enjoying calc for once. Highly recommended!
I needed a tutor for understanding political science and philosophy, which isn't as easy as some think. Ali helped me not only with my papers and coursework, but with coming up with my own ideas and opinions. I'll definitely contact him again.
Ali is fantastic with our daughter. She is in advanced physics and has missed a lot of school because of an illness and Ali has helped her catch up. She feels very comfortable with him. We are so lucky to have found him!!!
Excellent. My daughter is very comfortable with him and we are, too. He is gifted at explaining mathematical concepts and is very affirming. She is much more comfortable in Algebra - even after only two sessions - and feels confident that she will continue to test better in the subject.
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