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I have an MA in math from State University of New York and an MS in computers from Case Institute of Technology. Besides 25 years of software experience, I have taught part-time in the math and computer science department at San Jose State University. I love to see my students understand the principles and apply them to solving problems and will try different ways to make these clear to them, depending on their ability and background.
I am teaching subjects from prealgebra, algebra, geometry, precalculus, AP calculus, PSAT and SAT math, Math 2 SAT subject test.
I have taught intermediate algebra to college students for many quarters and understand the difficulties the students may have and how to help them.
I have taught and tutored algebra 2 for many quarters to college students and know how to make the concepts and skills clear and easy for the students to understand.
I have taught pre-algebra to college students for many quarters and understand well how to help them to overcome their difficulties in this subject.
I have aced my SAT Math test as well as SAT Math subject test. I believe the way to improve on the SAT Math performance is to systematically work on and improve the underlying math and logic in working the problems. Over a period of time, this will improve both the performance on SAT Math as well as one's Math ability.
I am helping a number of 10th grade students in algebra and trigonometry (honors) at Paly and Gunn, and my approach is to help them with their basic understanding as well as the reasoning ability in solving problems. The aim is to increase their self confidence as well as their performance when they have to solve trigonometry problems.
You will NOT find a better math tutor! — Peter is simply the best tutor we've ever come across – by far! My daughter has always had issues with math and then was diagnosed with a learning disability. We've gone through countless tutors. We found Peter to help with both algebra and statistics and he was somehow able to figure out how to explain things to my daughter in a way that she understood, helping her connect the dots. This is an i ...
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