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Starfire S.

Berkeley, CA

$60/hr

High School Math and Physics

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High School Math and Physics

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Hello, my name is Starfire, did you know that the elements in your body come from exploding stars? I'm full of curiosity and love sharing the facts, methods and philosophy of science. I have ten years of experience teaching high school math and physics. I am flexible in my approach and tailor my methods to the needs and abilities of my students. I enjoy working with youth as well as adult learners. I have been tutoring students since I was in high school myself. Learning science and math can be difficult at times but with a little help anyone can master the principles and discover a vast, exciting, and ever expanding body of knowledge! I would be honored to help you in your quest for this knowledge. I have a bachelor's degree in Physics from U.C. Berkeley. I taught Math and Physics at the Orinda Academy for 6 years. I also teach Tai Chi at Cal.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor! "

- Zack, Berkeley, CA on 11/25/14

"Great tutor for my son's high school physics course"

- Colin, Boulder, CO on 5/30/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Chess,
Martial Arts

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Chess

I had a chess rating of 1600 in the United States Chess Federation. I taught an after school program through the Berkeley Chess School. I have a love for the game, and can show and explain all of the rules. I can play blindfolded too.

Martial Arts

I have a black belt in Hapkido from UC Berkeley, and I've studied various forms of martial arts, Tai Chi, kickboxing, grappling, self-defense and weapons for over 30 years. I am a certified Tai Chi instructor and have taught classes at Cal since 1996. I teach an annual Tai Chi adventure in Hawaii.

UC Berkeley
Physics

Education

UC Berkeley (Physics)

Great Tutor! — Starfire was great, always on time, always helpful. Zack (my son) was able to understand physics, and he had a hard time before. Zack received one of the best grades on the last test. I am sure Zack will work with him again soon. ...

— Zack, Berkeley, CA on 11/25/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Travel policy

Starfire will travel within 18 miles of Berkeley, CA 94707.


About Starfire

Hello, my name is Starfire, did you know that the elements in your body come from exploding stars? I'm full of curiosity and love sharing the facts, methods and philosophy of science. I have ten years of experience teaching high school math and physics. I am flexible in my approach and tailor my methods to the needs and abilities of my students. I enjoy working with youth as well as adult learners. I have been tutoring students since I was in high school myself. Learning science and math can be difficult at times but with a little help anyone can master the principles and discover a vast, exciting, and ever expanding body of knowledge! I would be honored to help you in your quest for this knowledge. I have a bachelor's degree in Physics from U.C. Berkeley. I taught Math and Physics at the Orinda Academy for 6 years. I also teach Tai Chi at Cal.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor! "

- Zack, Berkeley, CA on 11/25/14

"Great tutor for my son's high school physics course"

- Colin, Boulder, CO on 5/30/13
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Education

UC Berkeley
Physics

Education

UC Berkeley (Physics)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 18 miles of Berkeley, CA 94707

Starfire’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Chess,
Martial Arts

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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