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Wade H.

Pasadena, CA

$75/hr

Math, Science, and Foreign Language Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/10/14
Usually responds in about 1 hour

Math, Science, and Foreign Language Tutor

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I majored in math at Caltech, with an emphasis on combinatorics and algebraic geometry. I tutored throughout high school (algebra, calculus, statistics, chemistry, physics, Spanish, and Latin) and tutored advanced math classes during college.

Above all other things, I love to learn how other people learn and to teach people new things in ways so that they will find the material interesting and accessible.

Testimonials

"Extremely smart; very patient; --Great tutor"

- Don, Los Angeles, CA on 9/10/14

"Great Tutor"

- Laura, South Pasadena, CA on 6/12/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Daniel, Monrovia, CA on 6/1/14

"Vote For Wade!"

- Joseph, Pico Rivera, CA on 4/21/14

"Great tutor and very patient"

- Usha, San Gabriel, CA on 8/18/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Computer Science, Java, Python
Language:
French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish,
Speech
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, French, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spanish,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
French, German, Grammar, Italian, Java, Latin, Spanish,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

I was required to take a differential equations course as part of the core curriculum at Caltech. Solving differential equations was also an integral part of several of the physics classes that I took (QM, waves, etc.) Further, I have been tutoring the core differential equations class at Caltech for three years (both the analytical, rigorous course and the applied problem-solving course).

Discrete Math

I am a math major at Caltech currently doing research in graph theory and combinatorics with a professor at Caltech. I have taken several discrete math courses and I spent a summer solving hard problems in discrete math with a friend. I began programming in high school, so the first advanced math that I did was discrete math (using Knuth's book called Discrete Mathematics). I have also participated in high school math competitions (ie AIME) and a college math competition (the Putnam) for several years, and in both cases the majority of the math fundamental to the problems was discrete math.

Linear Algebra

I took a rigorous course in linear algebra as part of my core curriculum at Caltech. Further, I have taken both an undergraduate and graduate level abstract algebra course, both of covered linear algebra in extreme rigor. I have also taken five terms of physics as part of my core curriculum, as well as several other physics courses, all of which had as their primary machinery linear algebra, so I have lots of experience applying linear algebra in many different situations (ie for solving linear algebra problems, for solving differential equations, for working with operators, etc.) Further, I have tutored the first year linear algebra course at Caltech for the past two years (both the applied section and the analytical section.)

Spanish

I took Spanish I-IV in high school, and I took the AP Spanish exam. I received my high school's Spanish award for excellence in both spoken Spanish and classwork. Since high school, I have regularly practiced Spanish with friends who are native speakers. Further, I have always had a great interest in grammar, so my Spanish grammar continues to improve in advanced grammar topics.

Wade’s Resources

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These problems are almost always done by "guess and check." That is, find what general form you think the solution will take, then find constants that make it work out. After a little bit of practice, what the right general solution should be (where you should start your "guess...

California Institute of Technology
Math

Education

California Institute of Technology (Math)

Extremely smart; very patient; --Great tutor — I had an extremely difficult problem, and several tutors before Wade were unable to help me -- even after repeated sessions, but Wade managed to simplify and clarify all the variables in just one session. He is very smart and a good teacher. ...

— Don, Los Angeles, CA on 9/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Wade will travel within 10 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106.


About Wade

I majored in math at Caltech, with an emphasis on combinatorics and algebraic geometry. I tutored throughout high school (algebra, calculus, statistics, chemistry, physics, Spanish, and Latin) and tutored advanced math classes during college.

Above all other things, I love to learn how other people learn and to teach people new things in ways so that they will find the material interesting and accessible.

Testimonials

"Extremely smart; very patient; --Great tutor"

- Don, Los Angeles, CA on 9/10/14

"Great Tutor"

- Laura, South Pasadena, CA on 6/12/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Daniel, Monrovia, CA on 6/1/14

"Vote For Wade!"

- Joseph, Pico Rivera, CA on 4/21/14

"Great tutor and very patient"

- Usha, San Gabriel, CA on 8/18/13
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Education

California Institute of Technology
Math

Education

California Institute of Technology (Math)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106

Wade’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Computer Science, Java, Python
Language:
French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish,
Speech
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, French, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spanish,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
French, German, Grammar, Italian, Java, Latin, Spanish,
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.


Wade’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 Wade. View all of Wade’s resources

These problems are almost always done by "guess and check." That is, find what general form you think the solution will take, then find constants that make it work out. After a little bit of practice, what the right general solution should be (where you should start your "guess...


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