I am a Caltech Alumnus tutoring in mathematics, physics, foreign languages and English composition. I have experience tutoring in algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, pre-calculus, AP Physics, and Mandarin Chinese. Exam prep emergencies are my specialty! I also give expert one-on-one assistance and guidance with your college applications and SAT prep.
A little about me: I majored in Applied Physics at Caltech. My SAT scores were 740 in English, 760 in math. My SAT Math Level 2 and Physics subject test scores were both 800. Having lived and studied in France, Austria and Taiwan, I am fluent in French, German and Mandarin Chinese languages with an excellent accent in each, and can tutor in foreign language conversational skills including pronunciation. I also tutor foreign students in English/ESL. My students mostly live in Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks areas.
In teaching mathematics, I am especially perceptive at determining where a student has a gap in understanding or a misunderstanding of mathematical concepts or techniques. Once I have grasped where the shortfall is, I find a way to explain it in very clear terms, enabling my students to make rapid progress in their understanding and in their capability to work homework problems and take exams.
When helping you to edit your writing, my best skill is to advise on word choices that express your thoughts with precision and impact, as well as ways to condense your writing to give it more punch. I'm also very effective at proofreading grammar, spelling and punctuation, and teaching how to avoid the most common errors students make in school essays or the SAT writing essay. In addition I've developed some special techniques to help you prepare for the SAT essay that have proven very helpful in boosting writing scores.
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