Hello! My name is Nathan. I'm a graduate of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Humanities, emphasis in English
. I also teach Pre-Calculus
, and Geometry
for Biola Youth Academics.
When I tutor, my intent is to help the student learn how to solve the problems rather than giving the answer to the student. If necessary, I will guide the student step-by-step through the process, but I try to help the student think on his/her own and to recognize correct ways to answer problems, write papers, or otherwise do excellent work.
I have learned from firsthand experience how difficult it is for a full-time teacher to come in and teach all of his or her students in a way that is helpful for their learning style. They just have too much to worry about, dealing with multiple classes of twenty to thirty students (sometimes more) every day. That's where I come in. As a one-on-one tutor, I can speak specifically to your or your student's needs and learning style in order to help him or her grasp the subject that much more easily. I love the feeling when a student finally understands a difficult concept, and work toward that realization in every lesson.
Some qualifications and background details, for the curious: in middle school, I participated in math
competitions, primarily MathCounts, in which I was first place in the state of California in 8th grade. A few years later, I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus
BC exam in 10th grade. I also took AP Physics B
and AP Physics C
: Mechanics during my senior year, scoring a 5 on each of them, and got a 72 out of 80 on the Chemistry
In 9th grade, I took the old SAT
and scored 1580, with an 800 on the Verbal section and a 780 on the Math section. As a senior in high school, I took the new SAT and scored 2330, with scores of 780 in Math, 780 in Verbal, and 770 in Writing
I am currently writing a novel about time travel with a sequel or two planned, and I have a series of fantasy books on the back burner. I also sing with two choirs and go swing dancing on the side!
36 hours notice required
If cancelling within 36 hours, I will charge for half of a typical lesson time. If cancelling without letting me know so that I have to drive unnecessarily, I will charge for the full lesson.
Travels within 9 miles of Fullerton, CA 92833