Alan Z.


Alan Z.

Tutor

San Jose, CA 95129

Will travel 10 miles

$75 per hour.

4.97 182 ratings

Retired Aerospace Engineer. Professional Tutor for Math and English.

I was the principal instructor for a major test preparation company for a number of years, and I am certified to teach test prep for the PSAT, ACT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE. For more than ten years, I was an instructor for Math, Reading and Writing for a major after-school education program. As an Aerospace Engineer and Professional Tutor, I am fully qualified to tutor Math from elementary mathematics through Algebra II and Geometry, and Reading and Writing from phonics and grammar through colleg... [more]


Algebra 1

I have been teaching Algebra I for the past 15 years.


Algebra 2

I have taught all of the concepts related to Algebra 2 as closely as possible to everyday life so that anyone can learn to understand and use them.


American History

I have been a student of history since I won the History Medal in high school. I tutored both my sons, who also won the history medals in their high schools.


Chemistry

I tutored my sons for the AP Chemistry Exam, and they both tested out of college chemistry.


Vocabulary

As a Kumon Instructor for 11 years, I taught every aspect of English, from phonics, phonetics, and phonemic learning to college level argument and debate. During that time, I have taught hundreds of students, from children and teens to young adults, to understand that English is our primary form of communication. More importantly, I have taught that all of the concepts are related so closely to everyday life that anyone can learn to understand and use them.


Grammar

I have taught hundreds of students, from children and teens to young adults, to understand English grammar.


Geometry

I love teaching Geometry and showing how it relates to Algebra, Physics, and Engineering.


Prealgebra

I have been teaching the basics of math, Algebra I, and Algebra II. In the past fifteen years, I have taught hundreds of students to master the Math, English, and Test Preparation Skills required for the PLAN and ACT, the PSAT and SAT, and the GRE and GMAT. I firmly believe that anyone can learn to do well on any of these tests with my help.


Reading

I was a Kumon Instructor for 11 years, so I know what it takes to achieve reading comprehension.


Trigonometry

I have been teaching the basics of mathematics, including Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Trigonometry, for the past 15 years. During that time, I have taught hundreds of students, from children and teens to young adults, to understand that math is how the real world works. Anyone who can function in the real world can learn to master math. In fact, the concepts are so closely related to everyday life that many students actually understand the basics of math already.


Writing

I was a private Instructor for 11 years, teaching reading and writing from the beginnings through college level work.


Statistics

I have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and a Master's degree in Business, and I have been a successful engineer and businessman for nearly 40 years. In that time, I have come to believe that the mastery of statistics required for business are vital to young people in our high-tech world.


Geography

I won the geography contests when I was in school, and both my sons did just as well with my coaching.


English

I have been teaching every aspect of English for the past 15 years.


Government & Politics


Psychology


SAT Math

In the past fifteen years, I have taught hundreds of students to master the Math, English, and Test Preparation Skills required for the PLAN and ACT, the PSAT and SAT, and the GRE and GMAT. I firmly believe that anyone can learn to do well on any of these tests with my help.


World History

I coached both my sons through AP World History. They each got a 5 on the exam, and neither had to take history at University. I was the principal instructor for a major test preparation company for a number of years, and I am certified to teach.


GRE

I have been teaching GRE prep for 25 years.


Proofreading

I have been a proofreader for many years, helping my Kaplan and Kumon students with their college essays, and later, helping my sons get acceptance letters from all the schools where they applied.


SAT Reading

I have been a tutor for more than 20 years. I have taught hundreds of students during this time. My students master the Math, English, and Test Preparation Skills required for standardized tests. I tutor for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE. Many of my students have done exceptionally well on these tests.


SAT Writing

I have been a tutor for more than 20 years. I have taught hundreds of students during this time. My students master the Math, English, and Test Preparation Skills required for standardized tests. I tutor for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE. Many of my students have done exceptionally well on these tests.


GMAT

I have been a tutor for more than 20 years. I have taught hundreds of students during this time. My students master the Math, English, and Test Preparation Skills required for standardized tests. I tutor for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE. Many of my students have done exceptionally well on these tests.


PSAT

I have been a tutor for more than 20 years. I have taught hundreds of students during this time. My students master the Math, English, and Test Preparation Skills required for standardized tests. I tutor for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE. Many of my students have done exceptionally well on these tests.


Spelling

As an after-school education instructor for 11 years, I taught every aspect of English, from phonics, phonetics, and phonemic learning through spelling, grammar, and punctuation to college level argument and debate. During that time, I taught hundreds of students, from children and teens to young adults, to understand that English is our primary form of communication. In fact, all of the concepts are related so closely to everyday life that anyone can learn to understand and use them with some coaching and guidance.


ACT Reading

I have been a tutor for more than 20 years. I have taught hundreds of students during this time. My students master the Math, English, and Test Preparation Skills required for standardized tests. I tutor for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE. Many of my students have done exceptionally well on these tests.


ACT English

I have been a tutor for more than 20 years. I have taught hundreds of students during this time. My students master the Math, English, and Test Preparation Skills required for standardized tests. I tutor for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE. Many of my students have done exceptionally well on these tests.


ACT Math

I have been a tutor for more than 20 years. I have taught hundreds of students during this time. My students master the Math, English, and Test Preparation Skills required for standardized tests. I tutor for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE. Many of my students have done exceptionally well on these tests.


ACT Science

I have been a tutor for more than 20 years. I have taught hundreds of students during this time. My students master the Math, English, and Test Preparation Skills required for standardized tests. I tutor for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE. Many of my students have done exceptionally well on these tests.


Elementary Math

I have taught all aspects of English fron phonics to college level writing.


Elementary Science

I have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and I have been a successful engineer and businessman for nearly 40 years. As a Kumon Instructor for 11 years, I taught every aspect of Math from fractions and decimals through Algebra and Geometry. During that time, I have taught hundreds of students, from children and teens to young adults, to understand and appreciate Science as a vital part of understanding how the world works. I have also taught these students to write excellent college applications and essays, and many of them have been accepted to top tier schools.


Elementary (K-6th)

I was a Kumon Instructor for 11 years. Most of my students during that time were K-6 students. I taught math from Counting to Calculus. I taught reading from Phonics to Persuasive Writing.


Phonics

I have been a certified Kumon Instructor for the past ten years. Kumon Reading Levels 7A through 2A are devoted completely to phonics, phonetics, and phonemics. These levels are always covered in a one-to-one fashion with our early learning and remedial students. As a result, I have spent hundreds of hours teaching these concepts to dozens and dozens of children. The children range in age from pre-K students of 3 to 4 to grammar school students of 9 to 10 years old.


Study Skills

As a Kumon Instructor for 11 years, I taught every aspect of Math and English. During that time, I have taught hundreds of students, from children and teens to young adults, to understand how to study and learn on their own. I have also taught these students to write excellent college applications and essays, and many of them have been accepted to top tier schools.


Business

I have a Master's degree in Business, and I have been a successful businessman for nearly 40 years. I have fifteen years of tutoring experience.


College Counseling

As a Kumon Instructor for 11 years, I taught every aspect of Math and English from basic skills to college level work. During that time, I have taught hundreds of teens and young adults to understand that mastering these skills is vital, not only to getting into the college of their choice, but to being successful at the college level and beyond. Along the way, I have also taught these students to write excellent college applications and essays, and many of them have been accepted to top tier schools.


Marketing

I have a Master's degree in Business, and I have been a successful engineer and businessman for nearly 40 years.


Mechanical Engineering

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California. I have a Certificate in Program Management with an emphasis in Systems Engineering from West Coast University. I have an MBA with an emphasis in Systems Management from the University of Phoenix. I worked as an engineer at Rockwell International on various Air Force and NASA programs, and later, as the Director of Engineering for Peterson Systems International.


Civil Engineering

I have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and I have been a successful engineer for nearly 40 years.


Common Core

As a Kumon Instructor for 11 years, I taught every aspect of Common Core. I have taught basic math, fractions and decimals, Algebra, and Geometry. I have taught reading including phonics and phonetics, spelling, grammar, and punctuation to college level argument and debate. During that time, I have taught hundreds of children and teens these vital skills and showed how they relate to Common Core.