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Wachaspati P.

Riverview, FL

$60/hr

SAT Math . ACT Math . Algebra . Geometry . Trig . Pre-Calculus

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SAT Math . ACT Math . Algebra . Geometry . Trig . Pre-Calculus

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Hello, my name is Wachaspati P., and by profession, I am an IT (Software) manager with 18 years of work experience. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996, and have enjoyed math ever since I was a little boy. Throughout my elementary, middle, high school and college - I have performed very well on every math tests, scoring more than 96%, and have enjoyed sharing my knowledge with my colleagues and friends. However, with a full time IT job, I could never really pursue a tutoring career. My active interest in math and my appreciation for the subject, has always kept me engaged and engrossed with math.

Information technology (IT) and software development have something very common with math - logic and structure. I believe that explains my strong affinity towards math. Now, I tutor in my spare time (mostly weekends and sometime Fri evening) to satisfy my passion for math and the inexplicable pleasure I incur to see a smile flash on my student's face when he or she goes - "Aha! Now I get it. Awesome!!". Knowledge is the only asset that grows with the degree your spend it or scatter it. My son always chimes in - "It is not what you gather but what you scatter that matters!"

I spend a lot of time with my kids helping them get advanced in math and they have displayed great results. My daughter who is in 10th grade scored a 720 in SAT Math recently and has always been a FCAT level 5 scorer all throughout from her 3rd grade. In fact, in 8th grade, she got a perfect score in FCAT math - no wrong answers! It is very fulfilling to be able to tutor her and to help her achieve great results in math. My son also scored a perfect 5 on 5 in Math in 3rd and 4th grade and is looking forward to his upcoming 5th grade FCAT. He was awarded an appreciation letter from FL governor for his 4th grade perfect score on FCAT Math and Reading.

Just to share a little bit about my parental background - my dad is a math professor (a D.Sc. - Doctor of Science - in math) and he has instilled great teaching and learning skills in me. By dint of his hard work, today, I feel I can really help students who are either struggling with math or those who are good but require a little guidance to attain that coveted level. I have around 10 years of total experience teaching math to my kids, their friends and neighbors. After being so successful with them, I decided to get registered with a formal tutoring service - WyzAnt - to help broaden my reach to other students who may also get benefited.

I have a very simple philosophy with teaching: "It is not what you teach, but how you teach that matters". I adapt my tutoring and communication approach based on the student's learning style, appetite (ability to retain subject matter) and curiosity level. I strongly believe that my job is to spark the interest and to whet the student's problem solving skills. Once I do that, learning and assimilation of core math skills just follow naturally! I enjoy my proficiency in elementary math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra-1, Algebra-2, College Algebra, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Trigonometry and a host of other topics. Please feel free to look at my certified subjects in my profile.

If you are a student who really wants to excel or get better, allow me to be your tutor and partner in your quest. Together, I am sure we will attain significant milestones - that’s a promise! Remember, the first step to success is to realize that you really want to succeed.

"Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." -- Henry Ford

Good Luck!

Testimonials

"Beyond Excellent"

- Yanira and Jose, Valrico, FL on 4/24/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Julia, Riverview, FL on 4/25/14

"Excellent tutor!!"

- Manisha, Bradenton, FL on 3/17/14
Wachaspati replied on 3/19/2014

Thank you Manisha for your kind words of appreciation! Your daughter is a very diligent and bright student. It is my sheer pleasure to converse with her and share the subtle nuances of smart Mathematics (what text-books do not cover). I am elated to hear that I could spark a love for Math in her!

"The whole interaction and encounter was the best I have found in a tutor "

- Evelyn, Lithia, FL on 5/20/13
Wachaspati replied on 5/21/2013

Evelyn - Thanks for your kindness! I hope to help her surpass her expectations.

"Excellent tutor."

- Annette, Lithia, FL on 4/8/13

"My tutor is very knowledgeable and very accessible "

- Nancy, Youngstown, OH on 3/26/13

"Results have been a great success"

- Marsha, Valrico, FL on 12/31/12

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Todd, Ruskin, FL on 12/14/12

"Great tutor, well prepared"

- Toni, Riverview, FL on 10/13/12

"OUTSTANDING TUTOR!"

- Bridgette, Ruskin, FL on 9/26/12

"Excellent! Well prepared and dedicated to helping students improve!"

- Mark, Lithia, FL on 9/24/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Outlook,
Oracle,
SQL, Web Design
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th),
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GMAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
General Computer, GMAT, HTML, SQL, Web Design

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching my kids (aged 8 and 14) from their KG levels. Both of my kids are doing great - consistently scoring FCAT Level 5 in Maths. I specialize in making maths so much fun that my son can be seen bringing in the white board and marker whenever he sees me free! Elementary maths is the foundation for building advanced math concepts later on. I believe, this foundation should be well built; hence my passion to help strengthen it.

Microsoft Outlook

I am a IT Manager with 16+ years of IT experience. MS Outlook is THE software I use everyday to retrieve, sort, send and manage all of my communications. It is a great product and with the right organization around archiving rules, flagging, redirection and calendar setup, it can be a great asset for anyone managing projects or responsible for electronic communication. I'll be glad to help anyone get up to speed in MS Outlook!

Oracle

I am an experienced (16+ years) IT professional, and all along, Oracle RDBMS is what I have been using. I am conversant with most aspects of Oracle, including its language PL/SQL, database concepts, logical & physical structure, WorkFlow etc

Study Skills

I am an IT professional with 16+ years of experience designing, building and managing software development. With a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, it is the study skill that has helped me become so accomplished in IT.

I also applied my study skills to earn the highly respected PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI. Before that I earned CAPM certification and have also been helping my friends and colleagues with study tips and skills to help excel and achieve well in life.

Wachaspati’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Wachaspati. View all of Wachaspati’s resources

SAT in general is more popular, or so it seems, but the fact is that a lot of students do take ACT as well. And colleges consider both SAT and ACT results for admissions. While the choice between taking a SAT and ACT is driven by personal choice, comfort level and many other factors (may be a different blog topic for some other time!), the fact is that being prepared for SAT Math does not necessarily... read more

Although many students study percentages in 4th grade, I still see most of them struggle with it during their SAT Math practice period. One of the reasons is the lack of sound basic understanding and the second is the lack of faster execution methods. In this blog, I wanted to share a quick review of some of the basic yet typical problems. You might even use it in your daily life! (a)... read more

I am glad you are reading this blog post! Sure, the title was catchy, and it was actually intentional! However, the real intention of this blog post is different. Today, I want to talk about SAT Math, and the elements involved to actually ace it. Let us start by saying that SAT Math is not THE hardest Math test in the world. There are many tougher tests (just Google IIT JEE exam in India... read more

Beyond Excellent — Best math tutor we've ever had. Exceedingly organized. Extensive knowledge in math subjects. Has made learning for my son fun again. Great temperament and patience. ...

— Yanira and Jose, Valrico, FL on 4/24/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wachaspati will travel within 40 miles of Riverview, FL 33579.


About Wachaspati

Hello, my name is Wachaspati P., and by profession, I am an IT (Software) manager with 18 years of work experience. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996, and have enjoyed math ever since I was a little boy. Throughout my elementary, middle, high school and college - I have performed very well on every math tests, scoring more than 96%, and have enjoyed sharing my knowledge with my colleagues and friends. However, with a full time IT job, I could never really pursue a tutoring career. My active interest in math and my appreciation for the subject, has always kept me engaged and engrossed with math.

Information technology (IT) and software development have something very common with math - logic and structure. I believe that explains my strong affinity towards math. Now, I tutor in my spare time (mostly weekends and sometime Fri evening) to satisfy my passion for math and the inexplicable pleasure I incur to see a smile flash on my student's face when he or she goes - "Aha! Now I get it. Awesome!!". Knowledge is the only asset that grows with the degree your spend it or scatter it. My son always chimes in - "It is not what you gather but what you scatter that matters!"

I spend a lot of time with my kids helping them get advanced in math and they have displayed great results. My daughter who is in 10th grade scored a 720 in SAT Math recently and has always been a FCAT level 5 scorer all throughout from her 3rd grade. In fact, in 8th grade, she got a perfect score in FCAT math - no wrong answers! It is very fulfilling to be able to tutor her and to help her achieve great results in math. My son also scored a perfect 5 on 5 in Math in 3rd and 4th grade and is looking forward to his upcoming 5th grade FCAT. He was awarded an appreciation letter from FL governor for his 4th grade perfect score on FCAT Math and Reading.

Just to share a little bit about my parental background - my dad is a math professor (a D.Sc. - Doctor of Science - in math) and he has instilled great teaching and learning skills in me. By dint of his hard work, today, I feel I can really help students who are either struggling with math or those who are good but require a little guidance to attain that coveted level. I have around 10 years of total experience teaching math to my kids, their friends and neighbors. After being so successful with them, I decided to get registered with a formal tutoring service - WyzAnt - to help broaden my reach to other students who may also get benefited.

I have a very simple philosophy with teaching: "It is not what you teach, but how you teach that matters". I adapt my tutoring and communication approach based on the student's learning style, appetite (ability to retain subject matter) and curiosity level. I strongly believe that my job is to spark the interest and to whet the student's problem solving skills. Once I do that, learning and assimilation of core math skills just follow naturally! I enjoy my proficiency in elementary math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra-1, Algebra-2, College Algebra, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Trigonometry and a host of other topics. Please feel free to look at my certified subjects in my profile.

If you are a student who really wants to excel or get better, allow me to be your tutor and partner in your quest. Together, I am sure we will attain significant milestones - that’s a promise! Remember, the first step to success is to realize that you really want to succeed.

"Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." -- Henry Ford

Good Luck!

Testimonials

"Beyond Excellent"

- Yanira and Jose, Valrico, FL on 4/24/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Julia, Riverview, FL on 4/25/14

"Excellent tutor!!"

- Manisha, Bradenton, FL on 3/17/14
Wachaspati replied on 3/19/2014

Thank you Manisha for your kind words of appreciation! Your daughter is a very diligent and bright student. It is my sheer pleasure to converse with her and share the subtle nuances of smart Mathematics (what text-books do not cover). I am elated to hear that I could spark a love for Math in her!

"The whole interaction and encounter was the best I have found in a tutor "

- Evelyn, Lithia, FL on 5/20/13
Wachaspati replied on 5/21/2013

Evelyn - Thanks for your kindness! I hope to help her surpass her expectations.

"Excellent tutor."

- Annette, Lithia, FL on 4/8/13

"My tutor is very knowledgeable and very accessible "

- Nancy, Youngstown, OH on 3/26/13

"Results have been a great success"

- Marsha, Valrico, FL on 12/31/12

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Todd, Ruskin, FL on 12/14/12

"Great tutor, well prepared"

- Toni, Riverview, FL on 10/13/12

"OUTSTANDING TUTOR!"

- Bridgette, Ruskin, FL on 9/26/12

"Excellent! Well prepared and dedicated to helping students improve!"

- Mark, Lithia, FL on 9/24/12
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Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Riverview, FL 33579

Wachaspati’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Outlook,
Oracle,
SQL, Web Design
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th),
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GMAT, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
General Computer, GMAT, HTML, SQL, Web Design

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.


Wachaspati’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Wachaspati. View all of Wachaspati’s resources

SAT in general is more popular, or so it seems, but the fact is that a lot of students do take ACT as well. And colleges consider both SAT and ACT results for admissions. While the choice between taking a SAT and ACT is driven by personal choice, comfort level and many other factors (may be a different blog topic for some other time!), the fact is that being prepared for SAT Math does not necessarily... read more

Although many students study percentages in 4th grade, I still see most of them struggle with it during their SAT Math practice period. One of the reasons is the lack of sound basic understanding and the second is the lack of faster execution methods. In this blog, I wanted to share a quick review of some of the basic yet typical problems. You might even use it in your daily life! (a)... read more

I am glad you are reading this blog post! Sure, the title was catchy, and it was actually intentional! However, the real intention of this blog post is different. Today, I want to talk about SAT Math, and the elements involved to actually ace it. Let us start by saying that SAT Math is not THE hardest Math test in the world. There are many tougher tests (just Google IIT JEE exam in India... read more


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