Steven W.


Steven W.

Tutor

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Will travel 30 miles

$55 per hour.

4.89 317 ratings

Math can be fun! Experienced tutor in Algebra, Calculus, Geometry

I have an undergraduate degree from CSU Fullerton in Mathematics and Statistics with a Finance Cognate. I helped run the Math tutoring lab for almost 5 years, and have been tutoring for longer than that, having worked for 3 different companies before I started my own business. Having tutored many students in mathematics, I have covered subjects including Algebra and Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics. Bringing a positive attitude and fun to learning the subject of math my goal i... [more]


Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 to middle school, high school, and college level students. I have learned areas where people get stuck or confused. I will use my experience in this area to teach strategies that will help you succeed in this subject and prepare you for future areas of math.


Algebra 2

From polynomials, to functions to graphs. I will help make the subject of Algebra make sense and even make it a little fun! I have helped many students improve their study skills and test scores in this subject. I can help explain the topic in a way that makes sense, and I can help if earlier algebra skills are lacking.


Biology


Calculus

Calculus is a vast subject that begins by building on top of algebra and trigonometry by introducing concepts such as limits and infinite series. It then introduces derivatives and later integration. After those concepts are mastered partial differentiation, multivariate integration, differential equations and differential operators are added. Calculus requires strong math skills in foundational math up through the level of trigonometry, and any holes or weaknesses in those areas need to be addressed.


Grammar

I can help break down complex sentences, explain the basics about core grammar rules and agreement for tense, singular and plural and similar. I can explain when to use a colon and semi colon, how to avoid run on sentences and sentence fragments.


Microsoft Excel


Geometry

Geometry is a really fun area of math, with lots of visual puzzles. I can help with geometric proofs, as well as explaining how circles, triangles, and various other shapes work together in 2 dimensions and 3 dimensions. No matter what you are struggling with in Geometry, I will make it easier to understand.


Microsoft Word


Physics

Physics and math are integrally linked; I am proficient at both. I have helped explain these concepts to many students over the years. I can help explain in apply the various formulas used. I can help in such areas as mechanics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and relativity. I can also help in astronomy.


Prealgebra

Pre algebra prepares students for the most fun, and challenging and applied areas of mathematics: Algebra. From fractions and ratios, to integers, decimals, factorization, negative numbers, natural numbers. All that good stuff that makes mathematics work!


Precalculus

This subject helps build a foundation in algebra and trigonometry to prepare you for calculus, which uses these concepts and expects a certain level of competence in them. Students need a strong understanding of algebra to succeed when they study calculus.


Trigonometry

I have helped many students with trigonometry, explaining how to apply sines and cosines and various trig properties to problems involving angles and give a deeper understanding of algebra and geometry in the process.


Statistics

My primary area of study is Statistics and Probability, and I can help students who are struggling in this area understand the basic concepts as well has how to apply Statistics to real world situations. I love tutoring this subject as it allows me to really help people understand a subject that can sometimes be confusing and to make it much easier to follow and apply.


Geography

I love Geography, from maps, and countries to understanding the way the Earth works. If you need help in this area get in touch with me.


SAT Math

I did very well on my SAT in both math and verbal when I took the exam. Since then, I have learned math on a deeper level and have tutored it to many people. If you want to improve your math scores on the SAT, you will not find a tutor who can help you improve your scores more than I can.


Adobe Photoshop

I have used Photoshop for many years and know a lot of tricks to allow you to do nearly anything you want in this program. If you want something done in Photoshop and do not know how, get in touch with me.


Finance

My undergraduate degree in mathematics came with a cognate in business finance. I?ve also taken some graduate-level courses on business finance. I can help with the equations in applications.


LSAT


GRE

I took the GRE during my final year of my undergraduate and scored above the 90 percentile across all test sections. I can help improve your score in for both the math, the English and even the essay portion of the exam.


GED


SAT Reading

I have worked many students over the past decade on test preparation and on English and on grammar; I am eager to be helpful. I can help fix problems and teach proper methods to improve comprehension.


TOEFL


GMAT

I have over 10 years experience tutoring including helping students bring up their scores on the GMAT.


ASVAB

I have worked with many students on test prep and have had success getting scores up. I have had students who I tutored the ASVAB exam get stationed in Hawaii.


Adobe Illustrator

I love Illustrator; it is a very powerful vector drawing program, but it is not always easy to master. There are many hidden tricks and methods which will allow you to create whatever you want in vector form with greater ease and control. Contact me if you want a reliable and effective tutor for this subject.


Probability

I will help you understand probability, and do well in your course. Probability can be a confusing subject without a good teacher or tutor, and many students struggle with it, but I have learned many ways to help make this subject easier to follow.


PSAT


SSAT


ACT Reading


ACT English


ACT Math

I got a scholarship out of taking the ACT exam. I can help your student excel in the ACT as well as the SAT exam, and learn strategies to improve scores. I will be happy to help your student succeed!


Elementary Math

With an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, I have a deep understanding in mathematics, paired with tutoring all levels of math for over a decade including people who struggle with math and some with various learning disabilities. I have a variety of techniques and games I can use to make the subject more enjoyable and approachable.


Elementary Science


Discrete Math

I have tutored students in the area of Discrete Mathematics for over five years. It is one of the core parts of the undergraduate mathematics curriculum at my university. I can help with simple tricks to build up arithmetic skills, explain how sets and numbers work, from fractions to exponents. I will help make this subject both rewarding and fun.


Logic

Mastering proofs and analysis along with the formal logic behind mathematics has been a core part of my training in mathematics. I have tutored many students in the area of Math logic, and can help you or your child in this subject. I can help make understanding math logic easier by explaining how to set up proofs, what strategies to use when doing proofs, and what to look for and what to avoid.


Macintosh

I have used Macs for over 20 years. Currently, I run Lion on a desktop Mac, and have a laptop, too. I have used it for graphic design apps, writing reports, presentations, and writing math papers.