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Cau Duong L.

Huntington Beach, CA

$60/hr

Advanced Math/Chess

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Advanced Math/Chess

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Masters Degree in Math from UCLA
BS in Math from UCI with minor in Computer Science
GPA: 3.928 Magna Cum Laude
Honors in Mathematics

I am a National Master of Chess with USCF Rating 2230. I specialize in endgame, tactics, and knight vs bishop situations.

I am Adjunct Faculty at Glendale Community College as well as a Software Integration Engineer at a software company.

I have 8 years of tutoring/teaching experience. Some comments from my students include:
"...the best math professor I've ever had..."
"I can't think of anything to change. He's that good!"

I'm usually very goofy and clumsy. Students are never afraid of asking me questions.
I know how to teach to students who love math and how to make it simple for students who hate math.

For students who need extra practice, I can write a custom program that will auto-generate practice problems and solutions. (Limited to Geometry, Algebra 1 & 2, and Calculus). Includes conceptual understanding questions and Common Core Standards type questions.

"Punctual, polite and expertly prepared."

- J., Anaheim, CA on 8/17/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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Chess

I am a National Master of Chess with a 2215 USCF rating and have been playing in tournaments for 8 years now.

My expertise is middle game and endgame. I also know the classic chess games of Capablanca and Fischer well.

I have several unique training methods aimed at beginners, which I will share.

Linear Algebra

I have a masters degree from UCLA. Among the core requirements on the master's exam is linear algebra. My area of specialization was actually abstract algebra, and I wrote a survey on Coxeter groups for my honors thesis, which is a topic at the intersection of linear algebra, representation of groups, and classical geometry. I have tutored linear algebra at UCI as a tutor for their tutoring center.

UCI
Math
UCLA
Master's

Education

UCI (Math)

UCLA (Master's)

Punctual, polite and expertly prepared. — My two teen-aged grandsons were a bit dubious about being tutored in chess. They quickly changed their minds during their first session with Cau. He was punctual, polite, and expertly prepared to impart his vast knowledge of the game. "Wow, that was great. I have a whole new perspective of chess." (My oldest grandson summarizing his satisfaction of the lesson.) ...

— J., Anaheim, CA on 8/17/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Travel policy

Cau Duong will travel within 15 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92647.


About Cau Duong

Masters Degree in Math from UCLA
BS in Math from UCI with minor in Computer Science
GPA: 3.928 Magna Cum Laude
Honors in Mathematics

I am a National Master of Chess with USCF Rating 2230. I specialize in endgame, tactics, and knight vs bishop situations.

I am Adjunct Faculty at Glendale Community College as well as a Software Integration Engineer at a software company.

I have 8 years of tutoring/teaching experience. Some comments from my students include:
"...the best math professor I've ever had..."
"I can't think of anything to change. He's that good!"

I'm usually very goofy and clumsy. Students are never afraid of asking me questions.
I know how to teach to students who love math and how to make it simple for students who hate math.

For students who need extra practice, I can write a custom program that will auto-generate practice problems and solutions. (Limited to Geometry, Algebra 1 & 2, and Calculus). Includes conceptual understanding questions and Common Core Standards type questions.

Testimonials

"Punctual, polite and expertly prepared."

- J., Anaheim, CA on 8/17/13

Education

UCI
Math
UCLA
Master's

Education

UCI (Math)

UCLA (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Cau Duong’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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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