Tutor profile: Dragoş C.
Subject: SAT II Mathematics Level 2
My experience with this exam.
As I started my application process to US universities, I found out that some of them required the SAT II in Mathematics Level 1/2. I picked out level 2 because the questions did not seem very difficult in either of them and I could see myself passing with flying colors. With little practice, anyone can score a perfect 800 like I did a year ago, and I think I can be of great help to anyone who needs me to prepare for this exam. 800 is out of reach for no one and I want to prove it to you.
Why is calculus important?
At first glance, calculus might not seem commonly used on a day-to-day basis. Nevertheless, in the science world it is regarded as one of the oldest branches of mathematics. With applications that strech out from geometry all the way the way to physics and astronomy, it is of utmost importance for every scientist to have minimum knowledge at least in this field.
Subject: C++ Programming
What motivated me to study C++ Programming.
When I got into high school, my computer science teacher was truly a source of inspiration for me. She saw that I was interested in her subject, although I had never studied it before, and she wanted to teach me as much as she could. From the basic loop structures I reached what I was supposed to study in my sophomore year in only 4 months. For the passion that she instilled in me, I will be forever grateful to her and I truly admire her commitment. When I transferred back to my old school, I continued studying computer science and I was eager to learn as many algorithms and data structures as I could. I took part in a few competitions, but my first notable achievement happened in my junior year, when I won the Regional Informatics Olympiad and I qualified for the National stage. I was thrilled that my work paid off, but I wanted to perform well in the next stage so I spent hours on end studying. When the day came to leave for Brasov, where the National stage took place, I was feeling confident. After the first day of competition, I came out on the 6th position nationally. I was completely overwhelmed but I knew there was yet another day to compete. Unfortunately, due to medical issues, I was unable to perform well and lost the gold medal, falling to the 25th position nationally and receiving the bronze medal. What I learnt from this experience is that studying computer science has always been a pleasure for me, but now it was being rewarded and I was receiving recognition for my work. This feeling was amazing and at that point I was sure I was going to continue my studies in this field, and so it happened.
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