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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.
I am a professional developer in ASP.net. I am responsible for training a new hire at work.
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.
I have been a TA at UCLA in beginning computer science classes, including data structures. I regularly use object oriented programming concepts while designing solutions at work as a professional developer.
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.
This is the language I use daily at work as a developer. There is a difference between someone who is merely familiar with a language versus someone who uses it daily. Due to work restrictions, I cannot disclose what I do. It involves databases and opening bank accounts.
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.) ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00
Cau Duong will travel within 15 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92647.
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