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Fernando L.

San Diego, CA

$60/hr

Easy science - Learn using examples of the everyday life

Background check passed as of 1/24/14
Usually responds in about 2 days

Easy science - Learn using examples of the everyday life

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I am a retired university teacher of mathematics with 20 plus years of experience. For a start I need to know your needs and expectation as well as the subject matter for the tutorial. Once passed this step I determine the appropriate strategy for the case. I use sketches, diagrams, charts, etc to explain in an everyday language the subject trying to use as much as possible examples of the real life. I develop various examples and exercises for the student to watch how it's done,now it's time for the student to have a try at it for himself with my guidance, not only once but several times since repetition is a powerful learning tool. Basically this is the methodology.

Testimonials

"Very kind and patient"

- Victoria, Encinitas, CA on 3/21/14
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Language:
Spanish
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel,
Spanish

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Algebra 1

I have a degree on mechanical engineering, that in itself accounts for the knowledge and proper use of algebra.
Another aspect of tutoring is teaching; well, I was, for 26 years, a teacher of mathematics at the same university where I got my degree on engineering. This experience means different methods and techniques to convey the subject towards the students.

Algebra 2

I have a degree in Mechanical engineering, that in itself accounts for the knowledge and proper use of algebra.
Another aspect of tutoring is teaching. I was,for 26 years, a teacher of mathematics at the same university where I got my degree in engineering. This experience means different methods and techniques to convey the subject to the students.

Geometry

I have the needed knowledge on Geometry and the expertise on teaching as to qualify for helping others to learn it. My academic studies at the university were successfully completed to get my degree as mechanical engineer and afterwards I taught Calculus for 26 years at the same university.

Microsoft Excel

For the past 20 years I have been working for a consulting firm as an associate consultant on quality management. A crucial part of any management system is the collection, reporting and analysis of data. Having said that, I have quite an experience in training people and developing programs in Excel since I was one of the experts in the firm for that matter. If you need help with an Excel project I am sure you can benefit from my experience in developing Excel programs

Prealgebra

I base my qualifications for this subject on the fact that I´m a university graduate in a science field for which Algebra is a must and when it comes to teaching my 26 year experience as a Calculus teacher guarantees a set of proven methodologies.

Precalculus

I did teach Calculus for 26 years at the university in my home country, the experience obtained along those years allows me to select the best method, technique or strategy to convey information across to the students but always using graphics or sketches to explain the concepts or the rationale supporting a practical exercise.
In the area of academics I am a university graduate in mechanical engineering, during my studies I did take at least 7 different calculus subjects which assures you that I have the subject knowledge needed to teach others.

Spanish

For a start, my mother tongue is Spanish and I have been living in my home country long enough to master the language.
As for academic part of it, I am a university graduate which accounts for the proper use of the language.

Trigonometry

I'm a mechanical engineer which means that Trigonometry is a subject not only studied but used along those university years. A few years after getting my degree I started teaching calculus at the university for as many as 26 years.

Universidad de Carabobo
Engineering
Brunel University
Master's

Education

Universidad de Carabobo (Engineering)

Brunel University (Master's)

Very kind and patient — Fernando stepped in when another tutor was gone on vacation. He was very good about responding quickly and making his schedule work around ours. My son who was being tutored felt he got good help from Fernando but commented that he would have liked the sessions to go a bit faster. ...

— Victoria, Encinitas, CA on 3/21/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Fernando will travel within 25 miles of San Diego, CA 92126.


About Fernando

I am a retired university teacher of mathematics with 20 plus years of experience. For a start I need to know your needs and expectation as well as the subject matter for the tutorial. Once passed this step I determine the appropriate strategy for the case. I use sketches, diagrams, charts, etc to explain in an everyday language the subject trying to use as much as possible examples of the real life. I develop various examples and exercises for the student to watch how it's done,now it's time for the student to have a try at it for himself with my guidance, not only once but several times since repetition is a powerful learning tool. Basically this is the methodology.

Testimonials

"Very kind and patient"

- Victoria, Encinitas, CA on 3/21/14
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Education

Universidad de Carabobo
Engineering
Brunel University
Master's

Education

Universidad de Carabobo (Engineering)

Brunel University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of San Diego, CA 92126

Fernando’s Subjects

Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Language:
Spanish
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel,
Spanish

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.


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