My regular schedule (weekday 4-9pm and weekend) is basically full (unless some student reschedule). Currently Wed 4-5:30pm is expected regularly open but due to travel time constraints local (e.g. with 5 miles) students can be. accommodated Weekdays morning thru early afternoon (typically 10am-3:30pm) is still quite open. I can also work late
(e.g. 9:30-11pm). Thanks for your support.
It is not too early to plan for Summer tutoring, especially about the new Common Core Math
I have experience with Algebra
in the Pleasanton USD.
I am an experienced Math tutor (Math Ph.D from US, 6+ recent years, 200+ students), have been college instructor and software engineer. I have helped students succeed from the most difficult to the most elementary Math
courses. I have an unmatched Math (with technical) background and know many issues of learning Math in general and any particular class. I was admitted to UCB Math PhD program (but chose Purdue PhD for some reason). Some of my students eventually go to top colleges (UCB (>=3), Davis, UOP). Others did learn the basic Math
they needed in their jobs and lives. My rates are very reasonable given what I could do to help. Many of my students are taking hon. Math classes and I have my own collection of
problems at or exceeding the level writing
by myself or adapted from popular textbooks. I have some level of knowledge
of the Math classes taught at local HS (e.g. AVHS, FHS, DVHS and CalHS) and the textbook they use.
Please read on for more detail.
I have tutored and helped college students since undergrad in the 80s and substantially in the last 7 years, on all HS Math classes (many Honors). I have a Math PhD (and MS in EE, CS) from Purdue and taught various courses before and after graduation, and regularly at San Jose State U (Calculus III for Fall 2012) and junior colleges.
Calculus: I have many Calculus students (AP and non-AP) and taught Calculus II, III at SJSU. I know many issues of learning Calculus and have effective solutions. I also wrote 5 sections for a free Calculus textbook. On top of 4 standard Calculus courses, I have taken several graduate level Analysis courses (real and complex variables, topology, measure theory).
Honors class and Math competition: I have helped many Honors class students with extra practices and drills I set myself. One of my student also got first in MathCounts in his city.
Basic: I have taught students (many of them adults) the basics of Math (4 operations, fraction, decimal) systematically so they gained valuable skills in their jobs and lives.
I can help in these areas: pre-Algebra
, (Honors) Algebra I
& II, Geometry
), pre-Calculus, Calculus (AP, College, 3-D) , Linear Algebra
* (lower class), and Java
*I have very intensive training in mechanics including kinematics, Newton's Laws (with friction) and statics. I also have taken graduate courses in electromagnetism
and optics. I worked on applications research and system software (e.g. Open Source) to support applications including the Java (and J2ME, an old version of Android)
and Bluetooth communication stacks.