I have a Bachelor Degree in Biology with music performance minor and a Master Degree in Piano Performance and Education. I hold a clear CA credential in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics and music. I am bilingual in Mandarin and English. I have been teaching in a local high school for 5 years and I haven been tutoring since 2002. I enjoy both classroom teaching and 1-on-1 tutoring because it always challenges me to try new ways of teaching and interacting with students who have diff... [more]

Algebra 1

I hold a California Single Subject Credential in Mathematics. I have been teaching high school level math classes including Algebra I, II, Geometry, Math Analysis and AP Calculus in 2011. Currently, I am teaching Geometry and Precalculus classes at my school. I am patient and detailed. I am especially good at helping struggling students improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Algebra 2

I hold a California Single Subject Credential in Mathematics. I have been teaching high school level math classes including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus and AP Calculus in 2011. I am patient, detailed and specially good at helping struggling students improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Biology

I'm currently teaching Biology in a local high school. I am experienced in tutoring high school and AP level Biology.

Chemistry

I'm currently teaching honors and regular chemistry courses in a local high school. I am experienced in tutoring high school and AP level chemistry.

Geometry

I hold a California Single Subject Credential in Mathematics. I have been teaching high school level Geometry for many years. I find most students struggle logics and proofs along with some misconceptions on algebra 1. Therefore, I mainly focus on helping my students setting a solid foundations on geometry and areas where they need to improve. I am good at evaluating students' need and tailor my instructions accordingly. I am patient, detailed and structured. Students who consistently get tutoring from me often benefit from improving their performance in other math courses in general.

Physics

I hold a California Single Subject Credential in Science and Mathematics. I have been teaching and tutoring high school level subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus and AP Calculus since 2002. I am patient, detailed and specially good at helping struggling students improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Precalculus

I hold a California Single Subject Credential in Mathematics. I have been teaching high school level math classes including Algebra I, II, Geometry, Precalculus and AP Calculus in 2011. I am specially good at helping struggling students improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Trigonometry

I hold a California Single Subject Credential in Mathematics. I have been teaching high school level Precalculus/Math Analysis courses for many years. I find students who struggle in trigonometry needs better understanding in triangles properties/theorems in general. After diagnosing students' weaknesses and strengths, I quickly come up with a personalized lesson plans to tailor students' needs. Knowing there is lots of memorization involved in trigonometry, I often teach students memorizing tips for a long term memory so that such knowledge can be applied in other disciplines such as Calculus, Physics, real life applications, etc. I am patient, detailed and structured.

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Physiology

SAT Math

I am an experienced credentialed math teacher and academic tutor. Over the last decade, I have been helped many students prepare for their SAT math tests. I usually quickly detect their weaknesses and strengths then come up with a personalized lesson plans to help students grasp the difficult concepts with easier methods that they can understand and remember. By doing so, students not only effectively learn the concepts but also the SAT type of questions and test taking strategies in a short period of time (usually less than a month). Eventually, students are able to independently tackle SAT math problems with high level of confidence and accuracy.

TOEFL

I have been tutoring TOEFL and ESL since 2002. I am a credentialed teacher at a local high school. I am experienced teaching English learners grammar, speaking, reading comprehension and writing as well as help them prepare for exams such as TOEFL and IELTS. I am bilingual in Chinese and English. I have helped many Chinese high school students pass TOEFL exams with competitive scores to apply colleges.

ASVAB

Personally, I took the ASVAB myself when I was a freshman at college and got 95 without studying the test. In the past, I tutored my students ASAB especially in math portion during after school hours. I am patient, friendly and straight forward. I am confident that I am able to help students prepare for their ASVAB test in a short amount time. I believe knowing the test structure, standards and focusing on working on building strengths of a student for ASVAB is the key to succeed. I tutor online as well as in person.

ACT Math

I have years of experiences in teaching and tutoring math and science at the high school and AP level. I welcome students who need help in SAT and ACT to make appointment with me as early as possible. I am confident that I will help you improve your test scores within one or two months.

ACT Science

I have years of experiences in teaching and tutoring math and science at the high school and AP level, especially in helping students get prepared for their ACT exams.ACT science is not to test purely on high school science but on students' abilities in reading comprehension, data analysis, critical thinking, etc. Therefore, I mainly focus on addressing their weak areas and enhance with test taking strategies, tips and study aids for my students who have different learning modalities. Depends on students' overall effort and focus, once they pass my multiple forms of assessments, it is usually a good indicator that they are ready to take the test. On average, I have ability to get them ready in test scores within one or two months.

Elementary Math

I hold a California Single Subject Credential in Mathematics and Science. I have been teaching and tutoring k-12 math since 2011. I am patient, friendly and focused in helping young students set their fundamental mathematical skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. In addition helping them in math, I also integrate as much as science concepts into my lessons so that my students are building their confidence in both math and science in their future studies.

Piano

I have been teaching private piano lessons and group piano lessons for more than ten years. I have earned my master's degree in piano performance. I'm experienced in teaching traditional method and Suzuki method for all levels and all ages of students. I also play piano at local churches and banquets as well.

Chinese

I am bilingual in Mandarin and English. I have been tutoring in this subject since 2002. I'm experienced in tutoring Chinese speaking, listening, writing and reading. Because I'm also a professional high school teacher, I'm experienced in interacting and communicating with young students as well as adults. I welcome students of all levels and all levels.

ESL/ESOL

I have been tutoring ESL students since 2002. I am knowledgeable in ESL curriculum in grammar, speaking and writing. I also have extensive knowledge in cultural studies and communication skills because of my self-interest and college GE requirement. Most of my ESL students I have now are new comers who need to pass TOEFL or ESL (level 1 to level 6) in order to be eligible to take college courses. I also have young non-English speaking students who need to improve their English skills in order to make progress in their k-12 education.

Violin

I started violin when I was 5 and studies intensively Suzuki method throughout my teenage years. Because of my extensive performance and teaching background in piano, I am able to apply all of them into my violin teaching. I specialize in Suzuki method as it helps children develop their good ear trainings and musicianship. Currently, I mainly focus teaching beginners and intermediate level students at all ages.

MCAT

I can tutor MCAT because I prepared and took the exam myself before I applied to the medical school. In addition, I am knowledgeable in biological science and physical science for this exam because of my undergraduate and graduate school studies.

CBEST

I took CBEST and passed it with good scores especially in the math section. I am familiar with CBEST format and review tips. In addition, I am credentialed in math and science , and experienced in tutoring graduate students in this subject matter.