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Aaron H.

San Francisco, CA

$60/hr

Making Math and Science Easy and Fun Since 2004!

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Making Math and Science Easy and Fun Since 2004!

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I have tutored math and science privately in East Lansing for the last 4 years while a TA for introductory astronomy at Michigan State. Before that, I tutored math and science for 4 years at a SAT tutoring company in Los Angeles while an undergraduate at the California Institute of Technology.

I first try to assess where students are having difficulties and try to explain some of the student's underlying misconceptions. After practice with some example problems, I have the student attempt the problem on their own, guiding their focus through the steps that he or she should take to arrive at the answer. Finally, I try to have the student understand what the answer means in relation to the problem, why the correct answer is reasonable and an incorrect one unreasonable. I avoid, at all costs, just giving students the answer to a problem. Learning the concepts around solving math and science problems, instead of just the execution of a single problem, is a much more enlightening process (resulting in better grades)!

Testimonials

"Extensive Knowledge"

- Christopher, Holland, MI on 6/17/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Vasif, Okemos, MI on 8/28/13

"Very helpful on such short notice"

- Megan, East Lansing, MI on 4/29/13

"Great Job"

- Doug, East Lansing, MI on 12/11/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Geometry

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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California Institute of Technology
Astrophysics
Michigan State University
Master's
Michigan State University
Enrolled

Education

California Institute of Technology (Astrophysics)

Michigan State University (Master's)

Michigan State University (Enrolled)

Extensive Knowledge — I asked Aaron to do a basic review of calculus for me. This is a big task to do anyway, but to make things more difficult, I asked him to have a lesson planned in 2 days. He did an excellent job of reviewing and teaching the key topics I wanted to touch on. He did large parts simply from memory, and was spot on with all of it. I was very impressed and will certainly continue working with him. ...

— Christopher, Holland, MI on 6/17/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Aaron will travel within 2 miles of San Francisco, CA 94117.


About Aaron

I have tutored math and science privately in East Lansing for the last 4 years while a TA for introductory astronomy at Michigan State. Before that, I tutored math and science for 4 years at a SAT tutoring company in Los Angeles while an undergraduate at the California Institute of Technology.

I first try to assess where students are having difficulties and try to explain some of the student's underlying misconceptions. After practice with some example problems, I have the student attempt the problem on their own, guiding their focus through the steps that he or she should take to arrive at the answer. Finally, I try to have the student understand what the answer means in relation to the problem, why the correct answer is reasonable and an incorrect one unreasonable. I avoid, at all costs, just giving students the answer to a problem. Learning the concepts around solving math and science problems, instead of just the execution of a single problem, is a much more enlightening process (resulting in better grades)!

Testimonials

"Extensive Knowledge"

- Christopher, Holland, MI on 6/17/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Vasif, Okemos, MI on 8/28/13

"Very helpful on such short notice"

- Megan, East Lansing, MI on 4/29/13

"Great Job"

- Doug, East Lansing, MI on 12/11/11
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Education

California Institute of Technology
Astrophysics
Michigan State University
Master's
Michigan State University
Enrolled

Education

California Institute of Technology (Astrophysics)

Michigan State University (Master's)

Michigan State University (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of San Francisco, CA 94117

Aaron’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Geometry

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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