Hello, my name is Wachaspati P., and by profession, I am an IT (Software) manager with 16 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 fellow 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 of the subject, has always kept me engaged and engrossed with math. Information technology (IT) and software development have something common with math - logic and structure. I believe that explains my strong affinity towards math.
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 8th grade scored a 680 in SAT Math in 7th grade and has always been a FCAT level 5 scorer all throughout from her 3rd grade to the current 8th 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 just appeared for his first FCAT and is also level 5 in math.
Just to share a little bit about my parental background - my dad is a math professor (a D.Sc. in math) and he 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, Algebra1, Algebra2, Geometry 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
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