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William S.

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Los Angeles, CA (90068)

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William's Tutoring Subjects

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Corporate Training:
GMAT
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Math more »
ACT Reading
ACT Science more »
GED
GMAT
GRE
SAT Math more »
SAT Reading
TOEFL
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2 more »
Calculus more »
Chemistry more »
Geometry more »
Precalculus
SAT Math more »
SAT Reading
Business:
GMAT
GRE
Music:
Music Theory more »
Language:
TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science more »
Chemistry more »
Physical Science
Math:
ACT Math more »
Algebra 1
Algebra 2 more »
Calculus more »
Geometry more »
Precalculus
SAT Math more »
Trigonometry more »
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
SAT Reading
TOEFL

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ACT Math

There are certain types of questions that occur regularly on the ACT and SAT tests. It is very helpful to review the concepts behind these questions. I help my students develop strategies for solving problems and remembering the key concepts from geometry and algebra. I also cover test taking skills. We can remember things that make sense to us and things that relate to other material that we've learned. Reviewing for these tests not only helps a student score better, but more importantly, it gives the student an opportunity to put all the material they've learned into an integrated whole.

ACT Science

I taught science for several years at the high school level, I am president of the sidewalk astronomers and an amateur hybridizer. I am a very experienced teacher and tutor and I would be happy to see if I can help you or your student with their preparation. Test taking techniques would also be part of the sessions.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is an extremely important subject for anyone who plans to take the SAT or ACT and who plans to take any advanced courses in Science or Math. It is the pivotal course where students who have relied on memorizing solution methods for specific problem types begin to have trouble. Students who will be successful from here on are the ones that work to really understand the material and develop a real grasp of the concepts. Don't think " Oh well, it well get better next year." It won't! Fuzzy understanding at this level will be a disaster in future courses. Get help now.

Calculus

I taught calculus in the classroom for 5 years and have tutored several people very successfully. This is one of my favorite subjects. I look forward to sharing it with you or your student.

Chemistry

I taught HS chem for several years and have tutored several students over the years. Chemistry is a really fun subject. I am ready to pass on my chemistry knowledge to either you or your student.

Geometry

Geometry can be a lot of fun. Geometry and Algebra 2 are the two most important course for the SAT/ACT tests, so it is crucial that students really understand the material. Geometry is a good way to make algebra more real too.

Music Theory

I am a classical composer. I have written 2 operas, 2 oratorios, 1 symphony, and numerous choral and organ works. If you are a beginning harmony and music theory student I would be happy to work with you.

SAT Math

This is one of my favorite areas. Studying for the SAT/ACT tests really helps to focus on how thorough the student's basic understanding of the material is. I give students ways to relate and hence better remember the material they studied in Geometry and Algebra. We also practice test taking strategies. When they miss a particular problem type, I make up similar questions to be sure the student now understands how to do the problem. Too many students are used to memorizing "problem types" for tests. Then when they are faced with a problem that asks for information in a different way they panic. I work to get them over this problem and encourage them to be more fearless and adventuresome. Math problem solving should be a fun adventure.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry has both a practical side and a theoretical side. I help students bridge from the concrete to the abstract concepts. Trig is very important in Calculus and students going on in Math need to be fluent in it.

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