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University of California, Berkeley (Bioengineering)
I am an energetic, thoughtful, dedicated instructor who designs his own lesson plan for any field of math and science for any age. My twelve years of experience in teaching college students at the University of California, Berkeley, have prepared me to teach motivated minds and see them succeed. My past students have gone on to be doctors, lawyers, and even teachers like myself. My method of choice for tutoring is hands on one on one tutoring with the students doing active learning where they are applying what they learn to real life situations. They can apply this knowledge so that they can see future applications. I find that this method helps them visualize future skill sets where they would find joy doing a certain job. I have also taught in a huge classroom setting and I find that it is a necessary skill to learn in a large group format so that you do not get lost in the crowd. I always encourage students to ask as many questions as possible and do my best to always provide them with a thoughtful answer. In time, I hope to be a trusted friend and compatriot who will provide life long advice to my fellow students. I am an energetic, thoughtful, dedicated instructor who designs his own lesson plan for any field of math and science for any age. My twelve years of experience in teaching college students at the University of California, Berkeley, have… Read more
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My first impression of Khoi was his friendly picture and his helpful write up on the WyzAnt website. He kept communication up through email and phone whenever I had a question or change of plans. At one point, before our first session, Khoi took the time to check in with me about all the details and lesson plans of each teacher. I really liked how he was willing to be prepared before he came. He arrived early and went to work right away. The lesson was full of good information for my son. And best of all, Khoi did not hold judgment or hurry him. We were very grateful for such quality from start to finish!
Since Khoi started tutoring our son, his confidence in math has gone up significantly. Honors geometry in Cupertino schools is pretty demanding, but the weekly one-hour sessions with Khoi have have been very effective to prepare him for his class tests. In addition to the hard problems in the book, Khoi also gives him additional supplemental problems to develop a deeper understanding of the individual topics. This has helped our son's work ethics; he tries to solve more problems, and harder problems without me asking him.
Khoi also helps our son with science and has offered to help with language arts. His style of tutoring is a really good complement to classroom instructions. We are immensely pleased to have him as our son's tutor, and really appreciate his contribution to our son's academic development.
Khoi is a very passionate tutor who enjoys working with and helping his students. I worked with Khoi on MCAT Physics and was impressed with not only his knowledge, but also his experience as a tutor. He shared helpful insight into common traps and tricky areas, provided lengthy notes/resources/equation sheets for me, and made sure that I understood how to solve physics problems. Khoi explained concepts very clearly and supplemented with understandable diagrams. He is genuine in his efforts and friendliness, and he has a fantastic memory!
Khoi is very knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher. What distinguishes Khoi from other tutors is his patience and ability to communicate effectively. He sincerely wants his students to succeed and is accommodating with his schedule.
Khoi not only meets my high standards for a math teacher but impressively exceeds expectations in both domains of professionalism and content expertise. I am particularly impressed with his strength in relating challenging math material to young students (in this case a 1st grader). Importantly, this is not an isolated opinion. The more impressive feedback is that provided by my child who consistently says she loves learning math with Khoi and looks forward to the next lesson! This sums it up. He is brilliant in presenting material in an effective and enjoyable format to young minds, modifying lessons to strike the perfect balance between challenging my child but not exceeding her threshold to a stressful level. Moreover, he is outstanding and always timely in his feedback to parents. Khoi is an exceptional math teacher!
Khoi has concrete knowledge of all math subjects. He is able to determine where our kids need the extra help, and keeps them focused. He is a great for our kids and keeps them motivated.
Khoi is great physics teacher. My son is learning physics from him. He is very dedicated and he knows his stuff. I personally recommend him.
I was struggling with Calculus before Khoi did a great job of explaining the concepts to me in layman's terms.
Khoi was very familiar with my kid's curriculum and could jump right in and take care of areas where she needed help. With Khoi's help she has been able to maintain an A in AP Calc and AP Physics. Both of which she was struggling with earlier. Khoi is very positive and encouraging as a tutor which helps build confidence in the student. We switched many tutors before until we found Khoi. Great tutor!
Khoi has been helping me with Calc AB and Physics B, and is very knowledgeable about both subjects. Highly recommended.
Khoi has been tutoring my son over the past few months. He is exceptional. He takes the time to understand my son's curriculum, doubts and explain them clearly and in a way that he can understand. He is punctual and is very good with communicating. We have had no issues thus far and would recommend him highly!
I am very happy with the way Khoi has helped my daughter in AP Physics. He makes it easy for her to understand. His teaching skills are exceptional. Her grades have improved immediately.
I reached out to Khoi as I needed help studying for a graduate school entry test. He's personable, flexible, and makes great use of our time together. I've definitely had a number of "aha!" moments so far and I'm happy that I have Khoi working with me towards my grad school goals. While Khoi tutors me, he also get's along great with my 6-year old. I truly believe he'd be a great tutor regardless of the age or topic that he's covering.
Khoi has been really been a great tutor and we appreciate his knowledge and patience in teaching a difficult subject.
Khoi is a great tutor, responds right away, and is willing to work with and accommodates his students schedules. Khoi was very knowledgeable and put the subject I was learning in terms I would understand, he would tie in the subject to real world applications which made it easier for me to understand anatomy and physiology.
Khoi helped my son get a very good understanding of the subject matter in Algebra 2/Trig and concepts.
He is very easy to work with and flexible with scheduling. Highly recommended.
Khoi, not only is patient and excellent tutor but cares about how my son is/was doing. He helped my son understand concepts he was not getting thru the class at school. My son's class test scores increased and homework, web-assignment scores improved, too. All this in just a few sessions. Thanks, Khoi!!!
Khoi is really sharp and is able to focus in on what I need to learn in order to be successful. He is a great communicator and is able to present material in a manner that enables me to understand the subject. When I ask him a question about homework he is able to quickly pull up the answer and then present an easily understood logical explanation for the answer to the question. I am very glad to have him as a resource. Due to his help, I have been able to greatly increase my understanding of the subject matter.
My first day with Khoi was very productive. He got me thinking and applying what he taught me in 2 hours. I am using the tools he taught me in my homework. Thanks Khoi. I can't wait to learn more. My MCAT is in September and I am feeling better about it already.
Khoi helped me to improve my grade from a C to an A in static engineering. He worked with me until I could understand and do all the work on my own. Highly recommended.
Khoi is very knowledgable of the subject and he knows how to explain complex topics so my son can understand. Khoi is also very direct (some people said "blunt") about my child's problem and as a parent I really appreciate that. He certainly helped my son to improve his grade as well as study habits.
Khoi explains concepts really well and gets along with me. He is very patient and dedicated to my success. After just one lesson with him, my grade already improved dramatically. He is accessible and willing to put in extra time for my success!
Khoi is a great tutor. He has tutored my kid in physics. He is very knowledgeable, great teaching skills, engaging, friendly and reliable. Highly recommend.
Khoi is very knowledgeable of the AP Physics curriculum and able to explain the subject in a way that can be easily understood. Khoi is also good with showing the way to do setup before working on the problems to promote good habit in problem solving techniques.
Quickly gauged my level of understanding and provided easy to digest material. Very knowledgeable and personable. Would certainly recommend Khoi.
I really like Khoi's teaching style. He is energetic, skilled, and very motivated. I felt comfortable with him the moment we met. My daughter just had her first lesson with Khoi and after I read the essay she wrote that he has assigned for homework, I was very much impressed with the amount of improvement she has shown after one lesson. My daughter does not like the idea of me hiring a tutor for her but after working with Khoi, she rated him as an excellent tutor. Our experience with Khoi has been great so far. I would highly recommend him.
Khoi is very knowledgeable and very explanatory. Khoi helped my son with physics and some math concepts. After the first session my son was already ahead of his class. My son is more confident going to class now. Khoi is the best tutor that I know and I highly recommend his services. If your struggling and need help, khoi is a genius.
Khoi is an A plus tutor, he's very detailed and efficient, my daughter's Chemistry grades improved dramatically just a week of tutoring. He's very accommodating and helpful, I thought he was very determined that my daughter will succeed on her class and have confidence, I would definitely recommend him.
Khoi N. is very efficient. In a short time, he was able to pinpoint my daughter's issues and worked with her on those problems. I definitely would use his service again.
Khoi is a very good tutor. He leads my kid to actively process information and develops deeper understanding, rather than just learning facts by rote. I would definitely recommend him.
Khoi is a great tutor who is working with my daughter with Physics Honors. It is so obvious that he knows and loves the subjects he teaches. He is patient with her and tries to identify where she needs the help most. I am so glad we found him. Couldn't ask for better.
Helped a lot in getting me ready for my Chem test. He was good at determining how to best explain concepts in an understandable way.
Khoi has been able to dramatically improve my daughters grade in her Physics coursework. We have tried other tutors, but they were not able to identify my daughters specific needs and resolve her barriers to understanding the concepts and fundamentals. Khoi was able to build her confidence in the subject matter, which is a key part of her success.
We are very happy with him. Very knowledgeable, both in the subject matter and related AP/college matters. Very pleasant personality. Always on time. We are glad to have found him in the nick of time.
Being at a tutoring session with Khoi is like being at office hours with a great physics professor. Khoi is an outstanding tutor. He knows the physical sciences very well that his teaching style is understandable. Khoi is very knowledgeable, patient, and positive with his students!
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I have lived breathed and played basketball my whole life. I have played organized basketball since grade school and have been a leader on the court and have always coached my teammates as a point guard. I was heavily recruited coming out of high school, but turned the opportunity down because I wanted to further my studies as an engineer. My credentials are that I played 2 years of high school basketball at Oak Grove High School. We won our division both years that I played and made it to the final of the CCS championships the last year that I played. To this day, I use my knowledge of biomechanics to help players improve their game and learn better techniques to improve shooting, dribbling, and defense.
As an active instructor of Physics and General Chemistry for over 10 years at the Berkeley Review (MCAT Preparatory center), I am well versed on this testing manner. Along with my background in Bioengineering, I am well versed to teach the Biological Sciences. My qualifications comes from my score of 36T(PS 13; VR 10; BS 13, WS T)to teach this subject matter.
For physics, I can teach all topics from translational motion to light and optics.
- Translation Motion(vector/scalar notation, breaking vectors into components, trig review, simple kinematic equations, graph analysis of x vs t; v vs t; a vs t, projectile motion, and range)
- Force, Motion, Gravitation(Newton's laws, force problem recipe, statics and dynamics problem analysis, test taking tips, gravitational force, uniform circular motion, rotational kinetics)
- Work and Energy(Work=Fparallel*d, PE(gravitational and elastic), KE, work-energy theorem, heat energy(Q=mCpT), Hooke's Law, Conservation of Energy, Power)
- Torque and Momentum(t=Fperpendicular*lever arm, equilibrium problems, moment of inertia, momentum, conservation of momentum, collisions(elastic/inelastic), angular momentum)
- Periodic Motion & Waves(simple harmonic motion, oscillating blocks, pendulum, period and frequency, damping of waves, transverse waves, longitudinal waves, interference, standing waves)
- Sound & Doppler(longitudinal wave, wave of pressure/displacement variation, speed of sound in different mediums, sound intensity, intensity level, resonance, closed pipe system, open pipe system, beat frequency, Doppler Effect)
- Fluids and Solids(hydrostatic pressure vs total pressure, Pascal's Principle, Archimedes' principle, viscous fluid flow, laminar vs turbulent flow, Poiseuille's Principle, Reynold's Number, Continuity law, Bernoulli's Equation, Young's modulus, Shear modulus, Bulk modulus)
- Electrostatics & Electromagnetism( Coulomb's law, electric fields, dielectrics, induced dipole, work=electric PE, electric potential, magnetic fields, right hand rule, magnetic force, mass spec.)
- Electric Circuits(conductors, insulators, resistance, ohm's law, energy from battery, power dissipation, Kirchoff's Loop and Junction Rule, resistors in series/parallel, capacitors in series/parallel, capacitance, RC circuits)
- Light and Optics(EM spectrum, speed of light, energy of light, doppler shift, index of refraction, polarization, dispersion, law of reflection, snell's law, total internal reflectance, thin lens and mirror equation, plane mirror, convex/concave mirror, convex/concave lens, images are UV or IR, myopia, hyperopia, converging and diverging devices, young's double slit experiment, thin film interference)
Each one of these above is a two hour class that I teach for the Berkeley Review.
For General Chemistry, I have taught everything from electron theory, VSEPR, and periodic trends to Thermochemistry.
- Electron Theory, VSEPR, periodic trends(s, p,d,f orbitals, electron configuration, Pauli's exclusion principle, Hund's Rule, Aufbau Principle, quantum number, periodic trends, Zeffective, VSEPR Theory, emitted color vs reflected color, color wheel, photoelectric effect)
- Equilibrium, Kinetics, Le Chatelier's Principle(equilibrium constant, reaction quotient, Keq, steady state vs equilibrium, ICE equation, partial pressures, iodide experiment, le chatelier's, gibbs' free energy, kinetics, rxn rates, Beer's Law, 0th, 1st, 2nd order kinetics)
- Stoichiometry, Solutions and Solubility(moles, STP definition IUPAC vs EPA, molecular vs empirical formula, combustion hydrocarbon analysis, solvents, solutes, molarity, molality, dilutions, solubility, Ksp, salt dissociation, saturated and supersaturated, molar solubility, common ion effect, ion exchange)
- Gases and Gas Laws(Boltzmann distribution, ave root mean square speed of a gas particle, Vander Waal's Equation, Ideal gas law, Avogrado's law, Boyle's Law, Charles' Law, KE of gas particles, effusion, diffusion, infusion, partial pressures)
- Phase Changes(Phase diagrams, evaporation, condensation, melting, freezing, sublimation, deposition, heating curves, phase change theory, distillation, Raoult's Law, calligrative properties)
- Thermochemistry & Thermodynamics(energy diagrams, exergonic, endergonic, enthalpy, Hess' law, heat of formation, bond energies, calorimetry, heat transfer(convection, conduction, radiation, evaporation), heat engines(carnot cycle, heat pumps, heat engine)
I have specifically taught each of the above courses in general chemistry.
For biological sciences, I can teach anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, and neurology.
For Writing Sample, I received T on my MCAT and know how to break a prompt down to the x-factor and have a paragraph for the pros and one paragraph for the cons to handle the normative statement from the prompt.
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