Name: Roy Clay Jr.
City where you live: Oakland, CA
Education: BA, Physics. University of Santa Cruz
MA, Boston University, Electrical Engineering
What do you love most about being a tutor? "I love the idea that I'm helping people to be the best that they can be."
How long have you been a tutor for Firefly Tutors? "I've been a tutor with Firefly Tutors since 2019. I've been a tutor in general for about 15 years."
What is your favorite tip to help students learn? "My favorite tip is to remind yourself of your goals so that you never lose track of where you want to be when all is said and done."
What is your proudest moment as a tutor? "In the tutoring business there tends to be a lot of proud moments. I would say my proudest moment is working with a student who was an 'A' student but still felt that he could be better. He proudly announced to me that with my help he got his first 'A+'!"
What do you love to do in your free time? What are your hobbies and interests? "I maintain a constant mindset to learn. I love this because we live in a big universe with endless things to learn through technology. I practice to improve my foreign language skills and keep up with cutting edge futuristic science. I've always loved playing table tennis, pool, classical piano and bowling (I've made a few YouTube videos over the years)"
What is your favorite subject? What do you tutor? "My favorite subjects are Spanish, French and English. I tutor English, French, Spanish, math and general science."
What are three fun facts about you? "1. I'm currently writing a novel entitled "The A.I. Love Codes" that fictionalizes a real world solution developed to address the serious threat of super artificial intelligence. 2. I've been a Buddhist and vegetarian for several decades. 3. I was the youngest student in my class from preschool all the way up to college."