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Jafar H.

Computer/Math Tutor With 30 years Experience

Santa Monica, CA (90404)

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I believe that teaching is an art and it is beyond just knowing the subject matter. A good teacher is the one who has a passion for teaching and makes all efforts to first, make the student interested in the subject, second, increases his/her level of confidence, then teach them the methodical way of learning the subject using active interaction as opposed to just presenting the materials.

I have extensive experience in teaching various subject matters in the filed of mathematics and computer science. My teaching/tutoring started from the time I was going to high school. I spent about 20 hours a week tutoring my classmates and schoolmates in math and science. When I was going college, I was a part time instructor teaching math, physics, and chemistry at high schools. I was a teaching assistant when I was doing my PhD at UCLA, and also taught courses in computer science and math at California State University, Northridge.

I have worked as a computer technical trainer for 7 years, developing and teaching courses on C programming and UNIX operating System for Interactive Systems Corporation. The rest of the time that I worked as an IT consultant, I have always helped children of friend and relatives in math, science, probability/statistics, SAT, and GRE preparation and that has helped me keep a fresh memory on the subject matters. I'm a very patient teacher and can work with students at all levels.

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Jafar’s subjects

Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math, SOL
Corporate Training:
C++, SQL, Statistics

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I, Algebra II, Linear Algebra, and other math subjects as well as Statistics in high schools, colleges, and universities for many years. I have also helped many students with 1-on-1 tutoring in these subject matters over the years.


My major field of study at grad school (UCLA) has been Programming languages and Database Systems. I'm proficient in C programming and a number of other languages. I have coded in C for more than 20 years, mostly in UNIX environment. I have also prepared course materials and conducted corporate training of C programing for 6 years.


I have coded in C, C++, and C# for several years. I have worked as a software consultant/contractor for the past 15 years and a total of 30 years experience in programming/software engineering and teaching/training.


My major field of study at grad school (UCLA) has been Programming languages and Database Systems. I'm proficient in C/C++ programming and a number of other languages. I have coded in C for more than 20 years and in C++ and C# for 5 years. I have also prepared course materials and conducted corporate training of C/C++/C# programing for 6 years.


I have taught pre-Calculus and Calculus at college/university level for several years and tutored numerous student on the subject. I'm a patient teacher and enjoy helping others understand challenging mathematical concepts.

Computer Programming

I wrote my first computer program in 1968 and had been working in the field since then. I have coded in numerous programming languages including FORTRAN, COBOL, PL/1, Algol, Pascal, C, APL, SIMULA, GMAP, LISP, C++, C#, Java, UNIX Bourne and Korn Shell, PHP, Python, and several others. Also, my major filed of study for my PhD at UCLA has been "Programming Languages and Database Systems".

Computer Science

I'm a computer science professional by education and experience. I have gone to UCLA for PhD in computer science and worked as a computer software trainer and consultant for more than 20 years.

Differential Equations

I did my bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering and had to take many applied math courses with heavy emphasis on Differential equations and partial differential equations. Later, as a grad student at UCLA one of my minors was applied math and took more course on partial differential equations. I feel very comfortable with the subject and can easily teach at at college/university level.


I'm a native Farsi speaker and though I have lived in US for more than 30 years, I still read and write a lot my native language, and even write poetry in Farsi. I have also taught Farsi grammar, writing, and conversation before, although my professional background is in engineering and computer science.


I had been working as a programmer/software engineer and teacher/trainer for more than 30 years. FORTRAN was the first programming language that I started with in 1968. I have coded in many different flavors of FORTRAN, including FORTRAN 2, FORTRAN IV, WATFOR, WATFIVE, and many others.


I'm an experienced Math teacher and have taught Geometry at high schools and have tutored many students on the subject.


I am very familiar with the GRE test and scored in 1 percentile when I took the test. I have helped many students with the Quantitative/Math part of the test. GRE questions are tricky, and sometimes there are shortcuts to arrive at the right answer quickly. Therefore, even if you know the subject, it is important to learn how to solve the problems quickly and manage getting to all questions in the given time.


I have used UNIX since 1977. When working at Interactive Systems Corp, I had been invloved in porting UNIX to many different hardware platforms. I have also worked on Linux (which is a half baked flavor of UNIX) in the past few years, mostly on RedHat flavor. I have also developed a lot of training materials and conducted corporate training on UNIX for several years.


As a grad student at UCLA, I have taken a couple of courses in Boolean Algebra and have been the TA for the course later. I feel very comfortable with the subject and cosider myself qualified to teach it at college/university level.


My major field of study at grad school (UCLA) has been Programming languages and Database Systems. I'm proficient in Oracle, and had been working on Oracle since 1995 (started with version 6). I have done both development in Oracle (PL/SQL) and DBA work, as well as DB design.


I have taught prealgebra and algebra at college/university level for many years and have also tutored numerous students on these subjects, as well as other math courses, in the past few years.


I have taught precalculus and calculus at college/university level for several years and have tutored numerous students on the subject. I'm a patient teacher and have been successful in helping students with all levels of aptitudes achieving great results.


I have taught probability and statistics at high school, college, and university levels and have helped many students with 1-on-1 tutoring on the subject.


I have taught Probability and Statistics at college/university level for several years and have also helped many students with 1-on-1 tutoring in the past few years. I'm a patient teacher and always enjoy helping people learn and learn how to learn.


Trig is one of my favorite math subjects. I have taught the subject and high school/college levels and have helped many students with 1-on-1 tutoring on various math/computer courses including trig. I also know of some tricks to help remembering sin/cos/tan/cot of popular angles which I teach to my students.


I'm a UNIX programmer with about 30 years of experience at all levels of multiple flavors of UNIX. I know UNIX to the source code level and have worked for Interactive Systems Corporation for a number used porting UNIX to multiple hardware platforms. For example, we developed the first version of AI and the first few versions of Sun Solaris, merging UNIX SVR4 and Sun OS. I have also conducted many UNIX training sessions, from "How to Use UNI" to "UNIX Internals". If you have a test I would be happy to take it.

Visual Basic

I have more than 10 years experience in Visual basic programming and .net environment. I started with Visual Basic version 3 and have worked with all the versions including the latest version of visual studio. I have also coded in c# in .net environment.

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Sharif University Of Technology (Master's)

UCLA (Graduate Coursework)

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