I have a decade of professional experience teaching and tutoring mathematics and SAT/ACT test preparation. Over the years I have developed very effective strategies and techniques for working with students and I have become very skilled at individualizing my instruction according to each student's unique needs, goals, and abilities. My students experience dramatic improvements in academic performance, confidence, and SAT and ACT test scores. I am confident I am one of the best math and test p... [more]
I have a decade of professional experience teaching and tutoring algebra and integrated math and I am highly skilled at helping students relate to algebraic concepts and methods. I have taught complete algebra courses to home-schooled and summer school students, so if you are interested in having your child take (or retake) algebra 1 for credit, please contact me so we can discuss your options.
I have nearly a decade of professional experience teaching and tutoring algebra 2 and integrated math. I have taught complete algebra 2 courses to home-schooled students, so if you are interested in having your child take or retake algebra 2 for high school credit, please contact me so we can discuss your options. I have passed all the relevant California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) in this area.
My experience with this subject has mainly focused on helping students with AP calculus, but I have also worked with many college students taking business calculus and calculus I at RCC, Cal Baptist, La Sierra, and a few other colleges. I've got lots of extra worksheets, released exam questions, practice tests, and a calculus textbook collection to help you power through this subject.
Over the years I have helped dozens of students with AP chemistry, honors and regular chemistry, and general chemistry at RCC and Cal Baptist (especially pre-nursing and pre-physician assistant students). I have had terrific success preparing students for both the AP exam and the SAT chemistry subject tests. I've got a file cabinet filled with handouts, problem sets, practice tests, and released exam questions to help you prepare.
I have nearly a decade of professional experience tutoring geometry and I am highly skilled at helping students relate to geometric concepts and problems. I have taught and coached complete UC-approved geometry courses to home school students and student-athletes. If you are interested in having your child take geometry for credit (or retake it for a better grade), please contact me so we can discuss your options.
If your child has been struggling with Common Core prealgebra, please contact me because I am great at helping students "connect" to math, allowing them to begin constructing the solid mathematical foundation they'll need for their future academic success. This class encompasses a diversity of concepts, but I have a long track record of helping students relate to math in ways that can transform frustrated students into happy students.
I have a decade of professional experience working with high school and college precalculus and trigonometry students. My library contains several popular precalculus textbooks, and I have collected a great number of worksheets, handouts, and formula sheets to help students effectively navigate this class.
I have many years of professional experience working with high school and college trigonometry students. My library contains several popular precalculus and trigonometry textbooks, and I have accumulated a great number of worksheets, handouts, and formula sheets to help students effectively navigate this class.
I have nearly a decade of professional experience teaching SAT math test prep. I am expert at teaching the exam's math content along with practical and effective test-taking strategies. For students dedicated to a more structured program of study, I create an individualized, goal-oriented plan, complete with periodic practice exams to monitor progress. My methods deliver dramatic score increases. Dozens of my students have boosted their math scores well into the 700s and, of course, I've had the pleasure of helping create perfect 800 scorers. Regularly scheduled lessons over weeks or months is recommended because it allows the student adequate time to master the concepts and strategies that maximize performance. Please contact me right away if: (1) your child cares about his or her SAT score, but needs motivation to study; or (2) your child struggles with anxiety or lacks confidence during exams; or (3) your child is deficient in any SAT math content area; or (4) your child is trying to achieve a specific score goal; or (5) you would like your child to maximize his or her SAT math Level 1 or Level 2 subject test score.
When it comes to the standardized college entrance exams, long-term preparation and training reliably yields dramatic score improvements and maximizes each student's potential. The summer after the freshman year is a great time to begin training with the PSAT. I cannot overemphasize the importance of starting early and, since this is your child's future we're talking about, I urge you to select a highly experienced test prep expert with a long record of success.
With the proper combination of dedicated practice along with guidance from an experienced coach, students can dramatically improve their ACT scores. I know what works to boost ACT scores thanks to 9+ years of professional test prep experience. Not only am I expert at teaching the exam's math content, but I am also very skilled at delivering effective score-boosting strategies and techniques. And yes, I have helped students achieve a perfect ACT math score of 36. For serious students I typically administer a diagnostic test and create a personalized, goal-oriented plan of study, complete with regularly scheduled full-length practice exams. Longer-term preparation and practice is recommended because it allows the student adequate time to master the strategies and concepts that optimize performance.
My interest in elementary math education developed after having met too many algebra and geometry students struggling with foundation-level concepts and skills. Most teachers lack mathematical expertise outside of their particular grade level and are therefore limited in their capacity to help your child connect one topic to another in a coherent way. I, on the other hand, have a decade of experience working with a wide variety of math students and I know which concepts and skills are most important for your child's academic success. I work with elementary math students starting at the 5th grade level.