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HARTEK SABHARWAL, Cornell sophomore studying math and computer scien

Major: Math and CS

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hey there! I'm Hartek, and I'm doing a math and computer science double major here at Cornell. I took AP Calculus AB in high school, and Honors Calculus II, Linear Algebra, and Multivariable Calculus at Cornell.

I strongly dislike math. I find it difficult and have never been able to conjure the same excitement over a theorem that I've seen in my more mathematically inclined friends.

My passion is teaching math because I want to make it more enjoyable for kids who dislike it as much as I do, and easier for kids who struggle with it as much as I have.

Past Classes

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Calculus Made Easy in Splash Fall 2018
I'm going to teach you the entirety of Calculus I in just under 2 hours. We're going to skip over some of the ugly details and focus on what problems calculus solves, the intuition behind what we're doing, and why we're doing it. We'll go over just about every formula there is, and at the end of the course, you'll do some problems from past AP Calculus exams. It's really not that hard, I promise. This course will be a bit faster-paced since I have a lot of ground to cover. I don't assume that you know anything more than $$y=x^2$$ and possibly functions like $$f(x) = x^3$$ and $$f(x) = \sin x$$.

Calculus Made Easy in Splash Spring 18
Calculus is only hard if we make it hard. This class offers a strictly intuitive understanding of concepts in calculus so students without any background in it can get a sense of how it works, making it a little easier when they learn it in school. We're going to try to understand every important formula in calculus. You will hopefully learn not only what they do, but why they work. If there are any questions about higher-level math and math in Cornell, I'll take those too.