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Tan H.

La Mesa, CA

$35/hr

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Background check passed as of 2/27/15

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I am a graduate of UC San Diego with a degree in Management Science and a minor in Art. I have a Master of Education from UC San Diego with credentials to teach Mathematics and Physics. I have supplemental credentials to also teach Business, Economics, and Art. As a high school student I scored 790 on my SAT Math, 800 on my SAT II Math 2, and competed at the American Invitational Math Exam level.

I tutor because someone once told me that I'm really good breaking down hard-to-understand concepts into easy-to-understand examples. I tried teaching and, as a result, have been enjoying it for the last 13 years!

I have taught at public schools, charter schools, private schools, and international schools. Furthermore, I've taught at both middle schools and high schools. I've had tremendous success teaching in both gifted and talented classes as well as remedial classes. At every public school I've worked at, I've been able to contribute in raising the Academic Performance Index score up because of my tireless effort to help students at all levels of abilities as well as help colleagues do the same. I'm the teacher who comes in early, tutor at lunch, help other teachers during my prep time, stay late, and answer student emails throughout the evening. I am passionate about education and have done a lot to ensure the success of my students.

My success with students have mainly been in the way I explain things. I develop very simple and effective techniques and skills for my students that will help them in all classes. My goal is to help students not only achieve and succeed in their current class, but to set the correct study habits and skills so that they will succeed in future classes. This starts with an individualized plan to help the student (and teacher) understand a specific goal to achieve. From that we work backwards and make a plan to determine the intensity of the plan. I don't believe in short cuts or quick fixes. My goal is to help the student achieve academic success that is long-lasting.

I often spend hours preparing for students outside the scheduled tutoring sessions. When I commit to take on a student, I make it my goal as a teacher/tutor to ensure that my student has all the necessary resources and information necessary to prepare for their coursework. You will find me up late at night preparing practice tests and quizzes to emulate upcoming assessments.

Finally, I am patient. I understand the struggles a student goes through when they're in a challenging class. I have had my fair share of struggles during my undergraduate and graduate years. For this, I have developed the skills to overcome those challenges. My ability to relate to students has allows me to be patient with students and help motivate them. And when they are, I help them to activate it in order to achieve their objectives!

Many of my students have gone on to selective universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and UC San Diego. They often commented on how my classes, expectations, and mentorship have prepared them well to handle university-level coursework. I understand what it's like to go through a demanding university program. As a result, I work hard at preparing them for that future.

"Excellent Tutor "

- Steph, La Jolla, CA on 3/9/15

"Amazing tutor!"

- Don, San Diego, CA on 3/24/15
Science:
Physics
Computer:
Adobe Flash,
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Web Design
Art:
Drawing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Business,
Economics,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Economics,
Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Adobe Flash,
Business,
Economics,
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. Part of my teaching is to preparing students for different types of standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT, PSAT, CST, AP and IB. I have given workshops prepping students for these exams.

Adobe Flash

I am a web designer who has taught web designing classes. I originally started designing webpages via Adobe Flash, including programming with Action Script 3.

Algebra 1

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught many sections of Algebra I both at the high school level and middle school level. In fact, I have developed such a great way of teaching Algebra that I have had tremendous success at urban middle and high schools with over 90% of my students Proficient or Advanced by the end of the year.

Algebra 2

I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels including AP Calculus. I have taught many sections of Algebra I both at the high school level and middle school level. I have had tremendous success at urban middle and high schools with over 90% of my students Proficient or Advanced by the end of the year.

Business

I currently hold a supplemental credential to teach Business. My degree at UCSD is Management Science (or the science of managing businesses). In fact, I am currently running my own businesses.

Calculus

I currently have credentials to teach math at all levels including AP Calculus. I have taught AP Calculus at the high school level with tremendous success. My students had a pass rate of 98% on the AP Calculus Exam!

Drawing

I graduated UC San Diego with a Minor in Studio Art. I have taught art classes at the high school level. My main focus is in pencil drawing as well as pen and ink. Art my favorite subject, along with math!

Econometrics

My degree at UCSD was in Management Science (or the science of running a business). This degree focused heavily on Econometrics as one of the core foundations behind analyzing data for economic purposes.

Economics

My degree is in Management Science, which covered economics extensively. I also currently hold supplemental credentials to teach economics. I am very familiar with micro- and macroeconomics.

Geometry

I have taught many sections of Geometry at the high school level. In fact, this is one of my favorite topics to teach and tutor. I have a background in art and so Geometry comes as something easy for me because I can "see" how the math works. Let me "show" you Geometry!

Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra has been a core topic as part of my Economics-related degree. Understanding Linear Algebra requires a good understanding of Algebra--this is one of my strengths as a math teacher/tutor. I've taught this course successfully to many students.

Microsoft Windows

I fix computers as a side business. I have extensive knowledge of MS Windows up to the current Windows 8.1. I maintain the computers at a local grocery chain.

Prealgebra

I've taught math for over 13 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught Pre Algebra at the middle school level and have had tremendous success.

Precalculus

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught several sections of Pre-Calculus at the high school level.

SAT Math

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. Part of my teaching is to preparing students for different types of standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT, PSAT, CST, AP and IB. I have given workshops prepping students for these exams.

Trigonometry

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught several sections of Trigonometry at the high school level.

Web Design

I am a web designer who has taught web designing classes. I am proficient with HTML, CSS3, Javascript, and PHP. I have developed my own websites and websites for others.

Tan’s Resources

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University of California, San Diego
Management Science
University of California, San Diego
MEd

Education

University of California, San Diego (Management Science)

University of California, San Diego (MEd)

Excellent Tutor — I had a tough time with one of my econometrics classes, and after I hired Tan as my tutor, I started to understand it much better. I would totally recommend Tan because he is very patient and he is willing to go beyond to help his students understand the material, and most importantly, he really cares about his students. Overall, amazing tutor! ...

— Steph, La Jolla, CA on 3/9/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tan will travel within 40 miles of La Mesa, CA 91941.


About Tan

I am a graduate of UC San Diego with a degree in Management Science and a minor in Art. I have a Master of Education from UC San Diego with credentials to teach Mathematics and Physics. I have supplemental credentials to also teach Business, Economics, and Art. As a high school student I scored 790 on my SAT Math, 800 on my SAT II Math 2, and competed at the American Invitational Math Exam level.

I tutor because someone once told me that I'm really good breaking down hard-to-understand concepts into easy-to-understand examples. I tried teaching and, as a result, have been enjoying it for the last 13 years!

I have taught at public schools, charter schools, private schools, and international schools. Furthermore, I've taught at both middle schools and high schools. I've had tremendous success teaching in both gifted and talented classes as well as remedial classes. At every public school I've worked at, I've been able to contribute in raising the Academic Performance Index score up because of my tireless effort to help students at all levels of abilities as well as help colleagues do the same. I'm the teacher who comes in early, tutor at lunch, help other teachers during my prep time, stay late, and answer student emails throughout the evening. I am passionate about education and have done a lot to ensure the success of my students.

My success with students have mainly been in the way I explain things. I develop very simple and effective techniques and skills for my students that will help them in all classes. My goal is to help students not only achieve and succeed in their current class, but to set the correct study habits and skills so that they will succeed in future classes. This starts with an individualized plan to help the student (and teacher) understand a specific goal to achieve. From that we work backwards and make a plan to determine the intensity of the plan. I don't believe in short cuts or quick fixes. My goal is to help the student achieve academic success that is long-lasting.

I often spend hours preparing for students outside the scheduled tutoring sessions. When I commit to take on a student, I make it my goal as a teacher/tutor to ensure that my student has all the necessary resources and information necessary to prepare for their coursework. You will find me up late at night preparing practice tests and quizzes to emulate upcoming assessments.

Finally, I am patient. I understand the struggles a student goes through when they're in a challenging class. I have had my fair share of struggles during my undergraduate and graduate years. For this, I have developed the skills to overcome those challenges. My ability to relate to students has allows me to be patient with students and help motivate them. And when they are, I help them to activate it in order to achieve their objectives!

Many of my students have gone on to selective universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and UC San Diego. They often commented on how my classes, expectations, and mentorship have prepared them well to handle university-level coursework. I understand what it's like to go through a demanding university program. As a result, I work hard at preparing them for that future.

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor "

- Steph, La Jolla, CA on 3/9/15

"Amazing tutor!"

- Don, San Diego, CA on 3/24/15

Education

University of California, San Diego
Management Science
University of California, San Diego
MEd

Education

University of California, San Diego (Management Science)

University of California, San Diego (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of La Mesa, CA 91941

Tan’s Subjects

Science:
Physics
Computer:
Adobe Flash,
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Web Design
Art:
Drawing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Business,
Economics,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Economics,
Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Adobe Flash,
Business,
Economics,
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics, Web Design

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.


Tan’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 Tan. View all of Tan’s resources


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