I have over a decade of professional experience teaching and tutoring mathematics and SAT/ACT test prep. Over the years I have developed very effective 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, happiness, and standardized test scores. I am confident I am among the best math and test prep tu... [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 a decade of professional experience teaching SAT math test prep. As a full-time math tutor and SAT coach, my expertise in coaching SAT math is unmatched. I am confident you will not find a more effective SAT math instructor anywhere, whether local or online, at any advertised rate. If you are a highly motivated student I can certainly help you earn a 97th percentile score or better. You may rest assured that I've helped tons of students - many just like you - achieve these stellar numbers. I've even helped students who initially claimed they were "terrible at math" to increase their score to the 96th percentile. All it takes is the right amount of dedicated preparation, focused effort, and a positive attitude. After first determining your strengths and weaknesses, we will quickly get to the business at hand: mastering the test's math content and refining your test-taking skills. I deliver clearly explained, targeted lessons and will supplement your preparation with plenty of directly relevant homework exercises. You will learn the most effective ways of thinking about each type of problem, and I'll make sure you avoid the most common pitfalls while minimizing careless errors. If you've taken the test before, if you've already taken an SAT prep course, or if you are already familiar with your trouble spots, then I can help you target those weak areas straight away. Let's take your SAT score to the next level. Begin your preparation early. Regularly scheduled lessons over weeks or even months is recommended because it allows time to fully master the concepts and strategies that maximize performance. There has never been a better time to start than right now. I also love helping students prepare for the SAT math subject tests, both levels 1 and level 2.
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.
The ACT science test is more about scientific reasoning, and not so much about scientific knowledge. There is a strong emphasis on critical reading skills, data interpretation, and argument analysis. The time crunch in this section can seem unforgiving, but with enough practice and proper guidance from an experienced coach, this test, like all other standardized tests, can be hacked. I've got 8+ years of experience showing students how to crush these types of exams, and the ACT science section is no exception.
My interest in elementary math developed after having met too many algebra, geometry, and integrated math students struggling with foundational concepts and skills. Many teachers lack mathematical expertise outside of their particular grade level, have a limited capacity to explain concepts, and cannot connect one topic to another in a coherent way. I 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 long-term academic success. I am open to working with elementary math students starting at the 5th grade level.