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Yasi S.

Beverly Hills, CA

$70/hr

Math, Algebra, Geometry, English, Undergrad/Graduate Psych by PhD

Background check passed as of 10/30/12
Usually responds in about 4 hours

Math, Algebra, Geometry, English, Undergrad/Graduate Psych by PhD

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“A wise teacher makes learning a joy.”
-Proverb

I am Yasi and I have been tutoring for the past 10 years. I graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from UCLA in 2005. Soon after, I pursued my graduate studies in the field of clinical psychology. I have both a Master of Arts (2009) and a Doctor of Philosophy (2013) in clinical psychology.

Growing up, I had a knack for all subjects. Not only was I good at school, but I loved teaching and working with others. So, as I worked my way through school, tutoring seemed like a natural choice for me. My first student was in 11th grade, and I tutored him in algebra II, chemistry, and English. From there, I slowly built my clientele and found that many of my students needed help with math. Sometimes they were struggling to pass and other times they needed the extra support to get an "A." As a result, I gained extensive experience tutoring math, specifically in algebra I & II, and geometry. However, I also have experience with English, writing, history, and science. More recently, I started tutoring students in undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses. Lastly, I have experience with learning disabilities.

In addition to experience, I strive to teach my students in a way that is simple and motivating. I challenge students to think critically and creatively as I believe that learning and good study habits incorporate more than just memorizing. An effective learner can adapt to new situations and think on his/her feet. This is an important skill not just in learning and test taking, but in life.

I love teaching and would love the opportunity to support you or your child in your academic endeavors. Feel free to contact me to set up an appointment and/or if you have any questions. Below you will find a list of subjects I tutor. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Testimonials

"Great insight into learning geometry."

- Beth, Sherman Oaks, CA on 10/15/13

"Patient with each step"

- Rosalyn, West Hollywood, CA on 10/7/13

"Patient, Clear and Incredibly Helpful"

- Rhonda, Los Angeles, CA on 9/13/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
English, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Psychology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

Algebra 1

I love to teach Algebra I & II! My first time tutoring this subject was more than 10 years ago! A lot of people are scared of math, but like many things in life, it looks a lot scarier than it is! In fact, as my students become good at math, they start to enjoy the subject!

I help students master algebraic topics such as systems of equations, liner lines and graphing, solving algebraic problems, factoring, etc.

Algebra 2

Algebra II is one of my specialties & also one of my favorite subjects to teach. Given the density of the material, I find that I am often modeling important study habits such as organizing the information for students in a way that is simple and easy to learn. This helps students internalize (take in and make it an integral part of one's self) the organizing role I serve as a tutor.

Students will learn about polynomial functions, factoring, and graphing and solving quadratics (e.g completing the square, using the quadratic formula), etc.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have planned lessons and taught math and English to classes of 10-15 students in 4-8th grade. I also have one-on-one experience with students K-6th.

Geometry

This is one of my specialties. I have tutored both basic & honors/advanced geometry. Proofs are usually the most frustrating and challenging part of geometry for students. However, once students learn to organize, strategize, find patterns, and know the distinctions between the various definitions, theorems, and postulates, they will be better equipped to succeed. I can also help students with other concepts such as area, volume, surface area, circles, etc.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra and algebra 1 often set the foundation for success in math. All of my students have moved on into advanced classes and/or are receiving A's in math.

Psychology

I offer support with editing and organizing literature reviews, various intervention classes such as psychodynamic therapy, specifically object relations and intersubjectivity, and CBT, and courses in various other subjects such as cognitive psychology, psychopathology, clinical interviewing, etc. Clinically, I also have experience with eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety spectrum disorders, and substance abuse.

Yasi’s Resources

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A certain level of anxiety is helpful as it inspires one to take action and study. However, too much anxiety can lead to avoidance behavior as one may procrastinate, or it may cause one too freeze during test time. This can lead to going "blank" during the test—all of a sudden your forget everything, perhaps you lose your ability to focus, your heart starts beating faster, and you... read more

Study time does not = learning To enhance your study time try to focus on the bigger picture rather than just memorizing facts. Remember, more effort now means less effort later. So, be present & attentive now. Tips: 1. Look for the big picture & connect facts together. Also, connect new information with existing info. 2. Utilize metaphors. Metaphors connect 2 unrelated... read more

1.Distinguishing similarities vs. Differences Go over the titles of each lesson and be able to distinguish how they are different and similar. *How was yesterdays homework lesson different than today? *What is the difference between problems in each subsection of your homework? * How is this chapter related to and different from the previous chapter? 2. Be able to explain... read more

UCLA
California School of Professional Psychology/AIU
Master's
California School of Professional Psychology/AIU
PhD

Education

UCLA

California School of Professional Psychology/AIU (Master's)

California School of Professional Psychology/AIU (PhD)

Great insight into learning geometry. — Yasi is amazing and knows exactly how to work with the material to make it user friendly. Our daughter was doing well in geometry, but she wanted to spend extra time with the material and have a better understanding of it for exams. Yasi not only reviews the material already learned, but also works ahead to explain the material ahead of time, so when it is discussed in class there is a better fo ...

— Beth, Sherman Oaks, CA on 10/15/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Yasi will travel within 5 miles of Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


About Yasi

“A wise teacher makes learning a joy.”
-Proverb

I am Yasi and I have been tutoring for the past 10 years. I graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from UCLA in 2005. Soon after, I pursued my graduate studies in the field of clinical psychology. I have both a Master of Arts (2009) and a Doctor of Philosophy (2013) in clinical psychology.

Growing up, I had a knack for all subjects. Not only was I good at school, but I loved teaching and working with others. So, as I worked my way through school, tutoring seemed like a natural choice for me. My first student was in 11th grade, and I tutored him in algebra II, chemistry, and English. From there, I slowly built my clientele and found that many of my students needed help with math. Sometimes they were struggling to pass and other times they needed the extra support to get an "A." As a result, I gained extensive experience tutoring math, specifically in algebra I & II, and geometry. However, I also have experience with English, writing, history, and science. More recently, I started tutoring students in undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses. Lastly, I have experience with learning disabilities.

In addition to experience, I strive to teach my students in a way that is simple and motivating. I challenge students to think critically and creatively as I believe that learning and good study habits incorporate more than just memorizing. An effective learner can adapt to new situations and think on his/her feet. This is an important skill not just in learning and test taking, but in life.

I love teaching and would love the opportunity to support you or your child in your academic endeavors. Feel free to contact me to set up an appointment and/or if you have any questions. Below you will find a list of subjects I tutor. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Testimonials

"Great insight into learning geometry."

- Beth, Sherman Oaks, CA on 10/15/13

"Patient with each step"

- Rosalyn, West Hollywood, CA on 10/7/13

"Patient, Clear and Incredibly Helpful"

- Rhonda, Los Angeles, CA on 9/13/13

Education

UCLA
California School of Professional Psychology/AIU
Master's
California School of Professional Psychology/AIU
PhD

Education

UCLA

California School of Professional Psychology/AIU (Master's)

California School of Professional Psychology/AIU (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Yasi’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
English, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Psychology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


Yasi’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Yasi. View all of Yasi’s resources

A certain level of anxiety is helpful as it inspires one to take action and study. However, too much anxiety can lead to avoidance behavior as one may procrastinate, or it may cause one too freeze during test time. This can lead to going "blank" during the test—all of a sudden your forget everything, perhaps you lose your ability to focus, your heart starts beating faster, and you... read more

Study time does not = learning To enhance your study time try to focus on the bigger picture rather than just memorizing facts. Remember, more effort now means less effort later. So, be present & attentive now. Tips: 1. Look for the big picture & connect facts together. Also, connect new information with existing info. 2. Utilize metaphors. Metaphors connect 2 unrelated... read more

1.Distinguishing similarities vs. Differences Go over the titles of each lesson and be able to distinguish how they are different and similar. *How was yesterdays homework lesson different than today? *What is the difference between problems in each subsection of your homework? * How is this chapter related to and different from the previous chapter? 2. Be able to explain... read more


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