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
, Algebra-1, Algebra-2, College Algebra
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
Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community.
Here are some of the resources created by Wachaspati.
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