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I tutor math and science to high school students and college students. I tutor Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, pre-Calculus, SAT Math Prep, general Chemistry and general Physics. I work primarily in and around the Almaden area of San Jose.
Math and science classes are challenging and the pace sometimes frustrates students and can leave them behind. Once behind, it’s pretty daunting to catch up without help. Tutoring is a good solution and is best when you begin the tutoring early in the term. The extra time with one to one instruction and help gives students freedom to explore and question, learn the material and become confident in it.
I graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in Chemistry and a minor in Physics. I completed course work for a Master's Degree in Natural Science. Then I taught high school mathematics for 2 years. The subjects I taught included general math, pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry and pre-Calculus. I hold a lifetime secondary teaching credential in California.
I left teaching and worked 25+ years at IBM, primarily in production engineering, then a few more years at HP in marketing IT and project management. Six years ago, I began tutoring. I generally have about 15 students that I see once or twice a week.
I tutor in several subjects, including SAT Math. Generally for SAT Math prep, I recommend a minimum of 4 one and a half (1.5) hour sessions, and perhaps an extra session for a timed and scored practice test. SAT Prep involves a significant commitment on the part of the student. I assign practice tests to be done between sessions and we work through all of those problems. You can definitely improve your SAT math score with practice, and the practice is certainly more valuable with a guide to provide explanations and strategies. Strategies are key because the types/forms of problems on the SAT are the same from test to test.
I also tutor Chemistry, Physics, Algebra 1-2, Geometry, and pre-Calculus.
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