I received Ph.D. of physics from Boston University, and was a research scientist at Caltech. As a Ph.D. in Physics and former Math competition Champion in China, I have a strong background in math and easily scored 800 in SAT Math 1 and Math 2. From a teacher’s family, I also enjoy teaching students and helping them improve. In recent years, I’d taught at different learning centers at Valencia and downtown LA, for SAT and AP math and physics courses, plus one-on-one tutoring. I received the highest students’ evaluation and was the best paid instructor in both places. I was called "Dr. Wei" affectionately by students and parents, a respect earned not just on my advanced degree, but by helping students get better and enjoy mathematics.
I believe that each student is different, and when I first meet him/her, my first task is to identify his strength and weakness in the subject. Then we work on his weakness by starting with concrete, simple examples. I believe people learn best when they start with tangible examples, something they can relate from their past experience. In math especially, a lot of new concepts seem very abstract when you first learn them, and seem to come out of the blue. So a teacher/tutor's task is to make these new concepts real with simple examples, to show the student where these new concepts come from, how they relate to the things the student already knew, how they fit into the big picture. This way, the student won't feel intimidated by the new math subject, and will gain confidence by working through problems from easy to hard. With my advanced degree, I can view the whole math from a high vantage point, and see the big picture clearly and how different parts fit together. Through my interactive and give-and-take tutoring method, I'm able to pass on my knowledge and insight to the student, help him build up his skill and confidence.
I'm a proven expert at all math and physics subjects, as shown by scoring 100% on all certification tests. I'm also very efficient at relating to students, in locating their problems and helping them improve. Please give Dr. Wei a try, and you won't be disappointed when you see you kid's score and confidence improve. References available upon request.
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