Patient Effective Tutor for Your Most Difficult Subject
Experienced, dedicated, expert tutor specializing in math, any section of test prep, and high-level critical thinking, reading and writing. I'm friendly, patient, eager to help you succeed - and I guarantee you won't find anyone more knowledgeable or helpful, anywhere.
Unlike most other tutors, I have never worked for a tutoring company because I've never found one that I respect intellectually. In fact, around half of my students come to me after being disappointed by other tutors or by popular tutoring firms. You can check out the reviews on my Student Feedback page to see what students say about what it's like to work with me.
MY EDUCATION: My degrees are from the…
University of Arizona in Chemical Engineering
University of Texas with an MBA in Finance
MY SCORES: 99th percentile scores on standardized tests…
SAT I: (2400) 800 Math, 800 Reading, 800 Writing
SAT II: (2400) 800 Math L2, 800 Chemistry, 800 Physics
MY EXPERIENCE: I have thousands of hours of professional teaching, tutoring, and mentoring experience - with two years in the San Diego area alone. I've worked with hundreds of students, both one-on-one and in classrooms, of ALL ages, backgrounds, and ability levels - from those in middle and high school to USC and UCSD undergraduate and graduate students and adults in their forties.
MY PHILOSOPHY: My overarching goal in all the subjects I tutor is to help my students achieve real mastery - not at all what you get from a tutoring company with one-size-fits-all strategies or from teachers who aren't true experts. I don't pretend that concrete results aren't important. I give meaningful test-taking tips (which you won't find in any book) and teach with example problems constantly in view (which I make up on the spot to target the EXACT source of your confusion).
MY STYLE: My sessions are relaxed, fun, and very conversational: the emphasis, always, is on concepts and communication - on your ability to TALK about what we're doing (whether it's solving a problem, writing a paper, or simply trying to make sense of a new concept). That sort of meta awareness - thinking about HOW you think - will help you NO MATTER the subject! By sharpening their ability to explain, my students not only refine their problem-solving skills and learn to ace exams, but also develop deep and lasting understanding.
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