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Sharon S.

Newbury Park, CA

$70/hr

You CAN Understand Math!

Background check passed as of 12/31/10
Usually responds in about 18 hours

You CAN Understand Math!

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If you were stranded on a deserted island, could you reinvent Algebra? Calculus? Trigonometry?

I could!

Not that that would be the most practical thing to do, but once you understand the basic concepts, you will be able to do the same.

I am a strong believer in understanding concepts and knowing fundamentals, NOT in doing math by rote. I will certainly help you get your homework done and get better grades, but I will also make sure that you understand it!

I teach students techniques to check their work: both by "sanity checks" as in "Does this answer make sense?" and also by reversing the process or calculation. You test an addition problem by subtraction, you test an integration by differentiation, etc.

Knowledge and understanding are empowering and enduring.

Mediocre grades can be enduring too. Let's get to work!

Testimonials

"A Mathematics Master!"

- Sheri, Thousand Oaks, CA on 12/30/13

"Thank you, Sharon!"

- Mina, Thousand Oaks, CA on 9/3/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
SAT Reading
Science:
Chemistry, Electrical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Computer Engineering
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Electrical Engineering

My undergraduate degree (BSEE) in Electrical Engineering is from Rice University in Houston Texas. My focus was circuits, communication, and control systems, my minor was computer engineering. I've got all the bases covered with my Masters' degree (MSEE) from USC with a digital signal and digital image processing major and a special certificate for multimedia and creative technologies. I've worked in applying these in the semiconductor, aerospace, medical, energy, and robotics industries. I love putting science to work and spend lots of time helping others do the same: encouraging kids and young adults to study and succeed in the sciences.

Rice University - Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California - Electrical Engineering
Master's

Education

Rice University - Electrical Engineering

University of Southern California - Electrical Engineering (Master's)

A Mathematics Master! — Sharon is an outstanding tutor with 100% mastery of math. She is kind, patient and best of all innovative in her approach to tutoring. She has been a wonderful asset in helping our child achieve her goals of an "A" in math. ...

— Sheri, Thousand Oaks, CA on 12/30/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

50% discount for Military and Veterans.

Travel policy

Sharon will travel within 5 miles of Newbury Park, CA 91320.


About Sharon

If you were stranded on a deserted island, could you reinvent Algebra? Calculus? Trigonometry?

I could!

Not that that would be the most practical thing to do, but once you understand the basic concepts, you will be able to do the same.

I am a strong believer in understanding concepts and knowing fundamentals, NOT in doing math by rote. I will certainly help you get your homework done and get better grades, but I will also make sure that you understand it!

I teach students techniques to check their work: both by "sanity checks" as in "Does this answer make sense?" and also by reversing the process or calculation. You test an addition problem by subtraction, you test an integration by differentiation, etc.

Knowledge and understanding are empowering and enduring.

Mediocre grades can be enduring too. Let's get to work!

Testimonials

"A Mathematics Master!"

- Sheri, Thousand Oaks, CA on 12/30/13

"Thank you, Sharon!"

- Mina, Thousand Oaks, CA on 9/3/13
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Education

Rice University - Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California - Electrical Engineering
Master's

Education

Rice University - Electrical Engineering

University of Southern California - Electrical Engineering (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

50% discount for Military and Veterans.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Newbury Park, CA 91320

Sharon’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
SAT Reading
Science:
Chemistry, Electrical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Computer Engineering
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
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.


Background Check Status for Sharon S.

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