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Paul A.

Los Angeles, CA

$44/hr

The Nasa Scholars Program made math real. You can, too.

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My name is Paul. I have previously worked as a Math and Physics Tutor (4+ years of experience) with the NASA Scholars Program in Los Angeles, tutoring college and high school students. In addition, I have assisted Undergraduate and Graduate students (including PHD, Statistics and dissertation writing, through WyzAnt-past 3 years) from UCLA, USC, UC-Berkeley, LMU, SMC, UCI, Cal-State Long Beach, CSUN, Brown University and Colorado University to name a few.

I have strong backgrounds in Math and Architecture. I completed 2 and 1/2 years of Architecture at the Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design in Fall 2004. In Spring 2004 I was the recipient of a student competition award from the American Institute of Architects at the A&D Museum in West Hollywood. I am enrolled at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona-CAL POLY- to complete a Major in Architecture and a Minor in Math. I also received the Don Leiffer award for excellence in Math at West Los Angeles College in spring 2005.

My professional architecture internships (TFA Inc., AJLA&A, K-RLM Inc.), sports background and interactions with my nephews and nieces gave me a unique opportunity to use visual and verbal communication queues during one on one tutoring sessions with students. I have employed three dimensional architectural constructs to make abstract mathematical concepts easier to comprehend. Math and Physics can be fun for you and anyone willing to take the first step.

Testimonials

"Excellent Teacher"

- Lilan, Los Angeles, CA on 10/14/11

"Great Tutor"

- Enrique, Lexington, KY on 7/2/14

"Natural Teacher"

- Joanne, Canoga Park, CA on 6/26/14

"Articulate, Patient, and Intelligent."

- Minar, Los Angeles, CA on 8/31/13

"You want to stop here if you want an A in Stats or Econ!"

- Rochelle, Redondo Beach, CA on 6/23/13

"Very great, patient and friendly tutor."

- Sean, Los Angeles, CA on 5/1/13

"Excellent Tutor With Great Statistics Skills!"

- Byron, Los Angeles, CA on 3/20/13

"Great Tutor"

- Gail, San Pedro, CA on 11/6/11

"Paul is sharp, very patient, I could'nt have chose a better tutor."

- Reginald, Los Angeles, CA on 1/28/10

"He's Excellent"

- Anita, North Hollywood, CA on 12/16/09

"Very knowledgeable!"

- Kathi, Hacienda Heights, CA on 7/24/09

"Lesson 1"

- Doug, Alhambra, CA on 10/29/08

"Great Tutor"

- Antonia , South Gate, CA on 8/4/08
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
English:
Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, SPSS,
STATA
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Business:
Accounting, Business, Economics,
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Chemistry,
Economics,
Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, CBEST, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business, Economics,
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, SPSS,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have mentored Students in College Algebra at USC, LMU, Lafayette University, SMC, WLAC (and others) and High school Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and CAHSEE, including Brentwood School,Beverly Hills High School, MaryMount High school,Santa Monica High School, Milken Community High school, Pacific Palisades High School,South Pasadena High,Culver City High school and seen their grades jump from "D"s to "A"s. Some have gone on to receive awards and recognition in Math graduating with honors and moving on to colleges. We have covered variables,equations,functions,solving systems of linear equations using matrices and determinants;graphing of polynomial functions, logarithmic functions, binomial probability and counting.

Algebra 2

I have mentored Students in College Algebra at USC, LMU, Lafayette University, SMC, WLAC (and others) and High school Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and CAHSEE, including Brentwood School,Beverly Hills High School, MaryMount High school,Santa Monica High School, Milken Community High school, Pacific Palisades High School,South Pasadena High,Culver City High school and seen their grades jump from "D"s to "A"s. Some have gone on to receive awards and recognition in Math graduating with honors and moving on to colleges. We have covered variables,equations,functions,solving systems of linear equations using matrices and determinants;graphing of polynomial functions, logarithmic functions, binomial probability and counting.

Architecture

I have previously worked on internships in at least 2 Architecture Firms in Los Angeles (TFA and AJLA) on local and international projects that included model building for an extensive urban development mixed used international project and an Eye glass store in Calabassas. In addition to handdrafting and model building for restaurant projects in palm springs.I recently assisted a UCLA Architecture student through WyzAnt with her studio work that involved case studies for a Japanese garden inspired library in Huntington Park.

Biostatistics

I have in the past assisted a Naval Officer complete her Biostatistics Courses for her MPH (Walden University) that involved hypothesis testing and descriptive statistics for the impacts of various diseases such as bacterial tuberculosis. Also this Fall (2011) I assisted through WyzAnt a PhD Nursing Student(College Instructor) complete portions of her dissertations for Biostatistics Data analysis that involved setting up variables for SPSS and responding to needs assessment questions with qualitative variables for her dissertations on elder care.

Calculus

We have worked with USC students helping them excel in their Calculus courses including Math 118 Calculus for business Majors.In addition I have assisted some Pacific Palisades High students and Beverly Hills high students succeed in AP Calculus and some Engineering students(LMU,Cal State) on their differential and Integral Calculus courses including homeworks,test prep,quizzes,study skills,anxiety reduction and Finals prep.

Chemistry

Central to Chemistry is the interplay between micro and macroscopic analysis of matter. I have assisted students with both General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry for science Majors. Also, I have assisted students with OAT for optometry school entrance tests, DAT for Dental School and MCAT for medical school.

Economics

Central to economics is the theory of demand and supply particularly for micro-economics which involves units of business and households with regard to the distribution of land, labor capital and entrepreneurship. Macro-economics deals with whole economies including global systems. I have worked with UCLA students on ECONOMICS 1 and ECONOMICS 2. In addition I have assisted USC students with their micro-economics and macro-economics including ECON 351 Economics for Business; with some MBA students at UC-BERKELEY I have covered projects and discussions revolving around MBA 201 Economics for Business decision making.

Finite Math

I have previously assisted college students including Zach and Jason (through Wyzant) succeed in their Finite Math courses; MATH 21 using Finite Mathematics by Howard L. Rolf, 7th Edition. We extensively covered topics primarily related to algebra and pre-calc including Functions and Lines; Linear Systems; Linear Programming; Mathematics of Finance; Set and Counting;Game Theory;and Logic.

MCAT

We have worked with graduate students including UCI (University of California Irvine). Biology graduate majors (2013/2014) excel in their MCAT for medical school, with a focus on physics content and verbal reasoning content. On physics we covered mechanics such as work/energy and electricity and magnetism such as electrostatics. We practiced actual problems using diagrams to improve efficiency in solving particularly force diagrams.

Physics

I have assisted graduate students in physics mechanics, electromagnetics and optics for GRE and consistently worked with UCLA students in physics 6A,6B,6C applying elements of calculus to solve equations of motion,energy,electricity and waves.In addition I have worked with Dental School bound Biology and Chemistry majors complete Calculus based physics 37,38 and 39.

SPSS

This past year I assisted a UCLA Phd student in Neurology with her Statistics courses focusing on data interpretation under multivariate ANOVA for her dissertations study involving Incontinence in seniors. This covered data input and processing through SPSS;and have assisted Graduate students including MBA(USC),MPH(Walden University),MPA,Phd in Nursing,Phd in Industrial Organization,Phd in Education(Pepperdine University) and Phd in Psychology(Santa Barbara Graduate Institute) with their SPSS for data analysis and dissertation writing through WYZANT.

Statistics

This past year I assisted a Pepperdine University Phd in Education student with his Statistics courses focusing on data interpretation under multivariate ANOVA for his dissertations study involving academic performance for various age groups of students.This was on data input and processing through SPSS.Also every school year I have continuously assisted through WYZANT USC students with Statistics(BUAD 310)applied business statistics;MATH 113 SMC statistics and UCLA stats 10 introduction to statistical reasoning.

Paul’s Resources

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I sometimes bump into students on a last minute rush to prepare for a test, especially math tests. Most of us know this can be a tense moment particularly when the class is incomprehensible and the previous test results reflect these challenges. For high school students Geometry courses have generally fallen in this category while for College students, Statistics rings a bell. This past... read more

California State Polytechnic University,Pomona
Arch. and Math

Education

California State Polytechnic University,Pomona (Arch. and Math)

Excellent Teacher — Paul is an excellent tutor. He is very knowledgeable, clear, and patient to make sure the student understands the process and concept. So happy we found him!! ...

— Lilan, Los Angeles, CA on 10/14/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $44.00

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 16 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90034.


About Paul

My name is Paul. I have previously worked as a Math and Physics Tutor (4+ years of experience) with the NASA Scholars Program in Los Angeles, tutoring college and high school students. In addition, I have assisted Undergraduate and Graduate students (including PHD, Statistics and dissertation writing, through WyzAnt-past 3 years) from UCLA, USC, UC-Berkeley, LMU, SMC, UCI, Cal-State Long Beach, CSUN, Brown University and Colorado University to name a few.

I have strong backgrounds in Math and Architecture. I completed 2 and 1/2 years of Architecture at the Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design in Fall 2004. In Spring 2004 I was the recipient of a student competition award from the American Institute of Architects at the A&D Museum in West Hollywood. I am enrolled at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona-CAL POLY- to complete a Major in Architecture and a Minor in Math. I also received the Don Leiffer award for excellence in Math at West Los Angeles College in spring 2005.

My professional architecture internships (TFA Inc., AJLA&A, K-RLM Inc.), sports background and interactions with my nephews and nieces gave me a unique opportunity to use visual and verbal communication queues during one on one tutoring sessions with students. I have employed three dimensional architectural constructs to make abstract mathematical concepts easier to comprehend. Math and Physics can be fun for you and anyone willing to take the first step.

Testimonials

"Excellent Teacher"

- Lilan, Los Angeles, CA on 10/14/11

"Great Tutor"

- Enrique, Lexington, KY on 7/2/14

"Natural Teacher"

- Joanne, Canoga Park, CA on 6/26/14

"Articulate, Patient, and Intelligent."

- Minar, Los Angeles, CA on 8/31/13

"You want to stop here if you want an A in Stats or Econ!"

- Rochelle, Redondo Beach, CA on 6/23/13

"Very great, patient and friendly tutor."

- Sean, Los Angeles, CA on 5/1/13

"Excellent Tutor With Great Statistics Skills!"

- Byron, Los Angeles, CA on 3/20/13

"Great Tutor"

- Gail, San Pedro, CA on 11/6/11

"Paul is sharp, very patient, I could'nt have chose a better tutor."

- Reginald, Los Angeles, CA on 1/28/10

"He's Excellent"

- Anita, North Hollywood, CA on 12/16/09

"Very knowledgeable!"

- Kathi, Hacienda Heights, CA on 7/24/09

"Lesson 1"

- Doug, Alhambra, CA on 10/29/08

"Great Tutor"

- Antonia , South Gate, CA on 8/4/08
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Education

California State Polytechnic University,Pomona
Arch. and Math

Education

California State Polytechnic University,Pomona (Arch. and Math)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 16 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90034

Paul’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
English:
Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, SPSS,
STATA
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Business:
Accounting, Business, Economics,
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Chemistry,
Economics,
Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, CBEST, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business, Economics,
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, SPSS,
Statistics

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.


Paul’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 Paul. View all of Paul’s resources

I sometimes bump into students on a last minute rush to prepare for a test, especially math tests. Most of us know this can be a tense moment particularly when the class is incomprehensible and the previous test results reflect these challenges. For high school students Geometry courses have generally fallen in this category while for College students, Statistics rings a bell. This past... read more


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