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Sam S.

Folsom, CA

$45/hr

Math and Science Guru for hire

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About Me:
Math and Science fascinated me since my childhood days. I completed my Bachelors in Computer Engineering and got my Masters in Computer Sciences by the time I was 23 years old and went on to complete my MBA from UC Davis. I have a full time job and live and work in Folsom.

Tutoring is a hobby that I find very satisfying. Knowing that you are actually making a positive difference in a kid’s perception of his/her mathematical abilities is a reward in itself.

I have been tutoring for about 6 years now and have taught from elementary school to advanced calculus. I also have experience with taking entrance tests during the course of my education and have many tips and tricks up my sleeve to ensure success in the entrance tests.


What separates me from other tutors?
Most tutors out there simply teach - I tutor, and in my dictionary, there is a difference. When you teach, you do your job and repeat what the textbook says. Your job is done when your session is complete and you receive a pay check no matter what the outcome is. Which is why not everyone gets an A in the class but the teacher still gets a paycheck.

Tutoring, in my dictionary, is more student-focused. As a parent, your expectation of the tutor should be that the tutor has to know if the student has really understood the concepts and is comfortable with using them in a test. As a tutor, I do not believe my job is really complete if I don't get the reassurance from the student that he/she can apply the learnings in an exam. I've evolved my style of teaching to get us this reassurance. For this reason alone, all my students have shown an improvement in their grades after they started their tutoring with me. And yes, I have all the proofs and references you want.

Summary:
You'll find me to be very thorough in my understanding of the subject matter, with an ability to really connect with your child and ensure he/she succeeds in her class. You'll find in me a tutor focused on grades, with a goal to improve them. We plan our path and follow our plan diligently.

Please feel free to contact me for any further questions/clarifications.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Todd, Folsom, CA on 4/15/14

"Awesome Precalculus Tutor"

- Kevin, El Dorado Hills, CA on 5/29/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
ASP.NET,
C,
C++, Computer Programming,
DOS, General Computer, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, PHP, SQL, Visual Basic
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, CBEST,
GMAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ASP.NET,
C++, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SQL, Statistics

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.

ASP.NET

I have been programming in .NET for about 9 years now. I am also a Microsoft Certified .NET Developer

C

I have experience programming in several flavors of C - Unix C, Turbo C/C++, Visual Studio's C, .NET C# to name a few. I have experience as a teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska where I taught C to undergraduate students.

I'm a software engineer by profession and have over 14 years of experience with several programming languages including C.

CBEST

I have prepared for and have taken many entrance exams that are modeled after CBEST - I wrote my GRE, TOEFL, GMAT and am currently qualified to tutor kids in SAT, ACT, Algebra 1 and 2, Elementary Math and Trigonometry - almost all topics that CBEST is comprised of.

I'm also approved by my company to get my teaching credentials.

Computer Programming

I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Sciences. I have experience with the design of programming constructs and their actual implementation in various compilers. I also have twelve years of programming experience working as a software engineer and in application development.

Linear Algebra

I have extensive educational background in Algebra 1 and 2 as a part of my engineering background for my bachelor's and master's. I have tutored students in preparing for entrance exams in syllabus that included Linear Algebra (i.e. topics including Vectors, Matrices, Rational and Complex roots of Quadratic Polynomials and Exponential and Log functions).

I'm also an excellent tutor and have had 5 * ratings in almost all my assignments so far with WyzAnt.

Visual Basic

I have experience with various flavors of Visual Basic ranging from VB5 in Excel VBA to Visual Basic .NET 4.0.

I'm also Microsoft Certified Software Developer and have done several projects ranging from Finance, Real Estate to more simpler projects involving Excel.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Master's
university of calfornia, davis
MBA

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Master's)

university of calfornia, davis (MBA)

Great Tutor — Sam is a very patient tutor, who seems to genuinely want to help you succeed. I will definitely look Sam up anytime that I need assistance in a course again. ...

— Todd, Folsom, CA on 4/15/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Will offer a discount if I don't have to drive to your place.

Travel policy

Sam will travel within 10 miles of Folsom, CA 95630.


About Sam

About Me:
Math and Science fascinated me since my childhood days. I completed my Bachelors in Computer Engineering and got my Masters in Computer Sciences by the time I was 23 years old and went on to complete my MBA from UC Davis. I have a full time job and live and work in Folsom.

Tutoring is a hobby that I find very satisfying. Knowing that you are actually making a positive difference in a kid’s perception of his/her mathematical abilities is a reward in itself.

I have been tutoring for about 6 years now and have taught from elementary school to advanced calculus. I also have experience with taking entrance tests during the course of my education and have many tips and tricks up my sleeve to ensure success in the entrance tests.


What separates me from other tutors?
Most tutors out there simply teach - I tutor, and in my dictionary, there is a difference. When you teach, you do your job and repeat what the textbook says. Your job is done when your session is complete and you receive a pay check no matter what the outcome is. Which is why not everyone gets an A in the class but the teacher still gets a paycheck.

Tutoring, in my dictionary, is more student-focused. As a parent, your expectation of the tutor should be that the tutor has to know if the student has really understood the concepts and is comfortable with using them in a test. As a tutor, I do not believe my job is really complete if I don't get the reassurance from the student that he/she can apply the learnings in an exam. I've evolved my style of teaching to get us this reassurance. For this reason alone, all my students have shown an improvement in their grades after they started their tutoring with me. And yes, I have all the proofs and references you want.

Summary:
You'll find me to be very thorough in my understanding of the subject matter, with an ability to really connect with your child and ensure he/she succeeds in her class. You'll find in me a tutor focused on grades, with a goal to improve them. We plan our path and follow our plan diligently.

Please feel free to contact me for any further questions/clarifications.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Todd, Folsom, CA on 4/15/14

"Awesome Precalculus Tutor"

- Kevin, El Dorado Hills, CA on 5/29/13
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Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Master's
university of calfornia, davis
MBA

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Master's)

university of calfornia, davis (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Will offer a discount if I don't have to drive to your place.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Folsom, CA 95630

Sam’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
ASP.NET,
C,
C++, Computer Programming,
DOS, General Computer, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, PHP, SQL, Visual Basic
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, CBEST,
GMAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ASP.NET,
C++, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SQL, Statistics

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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