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Jonathan W.

Honolulu, HI

$35/hr

Patient and Knowledgeable Berkeley Grad for Math and Science Tutoring

Background check passed as of 6/10/14
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Patient and Knowledgeable Berkeley Grad for Math and Science Tutoring

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Hello. I am a lifelong learner of math and science who likes to connect the dots, and I would like to share what I have learned. I have taught algebra and trigonometry in college. I have also tutored high school and college algebra, calculus, and everything in between for several years, plus linear algebra and differential equations. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's in math and a minor in physics. I was not always interested in math, but I was always interested in science. When I took physics in high school, my motivation and grades in math improved dramatically. I also did very well in chemistry, and when I learned the connection among molecular structure, the Periodic Table, atomic orbitals, and differential equations, I was stoked. Majoring in math gave me the strong foundation I needed to make such a connection. While my learning, tutoring, and teaching style stresses fundamentals, I am also interested in what motivates you to succeed.

Testimonials

"Very Happy with Jonathan"

- Lynda , Honolulu, HI on 12/19/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Kristen, Kapolei, HI on 12/1/13

"Explains Difficult Concepts in a Simple Way"

- Alan, Aiea, HI on 11/11/13

"Very patient and helpful."

- Lani, Aiea, HI on 10/25/13

"Very good"

- Candace, Honolulu, HI on 10/22/13
Math:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Java, MATLAB
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus
Corporate Training:
Java

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

I took Linear Algebra & Differential Equations, a core lower-division course for the math major at Berkeley. Therein I learned how to solve linear differential equations and Fourier series in the context of linear algebra -- functions as vectors, differential operators on function spaces, and the integral of a product of functions as an inner product. Then I took an upper-division Ordinary Differential Equations course, learning techniques to solve linear and nonlinear ODEs. Later, at Cal State Hayward, I took an upper-division Partial Differential Equations course, learning techniques to solve boundary-value problems with separation of variables. Finally, for my master's degree at Oregon State I wrote an expository paper on solving the Schrödinger Equation for a system with the atomic nucleus replaced by a magnetic monopole.

Linear Algebra

I took Linear Algebra & Differential Equations, a core lower-division course for the math major at Berkeley. Therein I learned about real and complex vector spaces axiomatically, solving linear differential equations, and Fourier series. Then I took Linear Algebra, the core upper-division course. Therein I learned about vector spaces over an abstract scalar field. Then I was a math TA at Oregon State University and tutored for many different courses, including Linear Algebra.

MATLAB

I used MATLAB when I took Signals & Systems at Oregon State University. In one lab I deblurred an image taken by a moving camera. In another lab I authenticated a digital photo by extracting a sound wave from the digital watermark and playing it. I continued to use MATLAB when studying digital signal processing and digital communications.

Jonathan’s Resources

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Note that 20/x is undefined if x = 0 and 2/(x-5) is undefined if x = 5.   Multiply every term by the least common denominator x(x-5).   Cancel x in the first term, cancel x-5 in the second term, and you have a quadratic equation.   Solve it to get a set of...

You will need to find the following: 1. the mass of the beer (volume times specific gravity times density of water, in kg) 2. the weight of the beer (in N) 3. the pressure due to the beer at the bottom (weight divided by area of bottom, in Pa = N/m2) 4. the inward force on the...

University of California, Berkeley
Mathematics
California State University, Hayward
Master's
Oregon State University
Master's

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Mathematics)

California State University, Hayward (Master's)

Oregon State University (Master's)

Very Happy with Jonathan — Jonathan worked with us to rapidly get our student caught up with his class following an extended absence from school. I am very pleased with his ability to shift his schedule to meet what we needed. Great rapport with student and achieved solid results. I am happy with the support we received and would recommend him. ...

— Lynda , Honolulu, HI on 12/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jonathan will travel within 10 miles of Honolulu, HI 96826.


About Jonathan

Hello. I am a lifelong learner of math and science who likes to connect the dots, and I would like to share what I have learned. I have taught algebra and trigonometry in college. I have also tutored high school and college algebra, calculus, and everything in between for several years, plus linear algebra and differential equations. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's in math and a minor in physics. I was not always interested in math, but I was always interested in science. When I took physics in high school, my motivation and grades in math improved dramatically. I also did very well in chemistry, and when I learned the connection among molecular structure, the Periodic Table, atomic orbitals, and differential equations, I was stoked. Majoring in math gave me the strong foundation I needed to make such a connection. While my learning, tutoring, and teaching style stresses fundamentals, I am also interested in what motivates you to succeed.

Testimonials

"Very Happy with Jonathan"

- Lynda , Honolulu, HI on 12/19/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Kristen, Kapolei, HI on 12/1/13

"Explains Difficult Concepts in a Simple Way"

- Alan, Aiea, HI on 11/11/13

"Very patient and helpful."

- Lani, Aiea, HI on 10/25/13

"Very good"

- Candace, Honolulu, HI on 10/22/13
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Education

University of California, Berkeley
Mathematics
California State University, Hayward
Master's
Oregon State University
Master's

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Mathematics)

California State University, Hayward (Master's)

Oregon State University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Honolulu, HI 96826

Jonathan’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Java, MATLAB
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus
Corporate Training:
Java

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.


Jonathan’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 Jonathan. View all of Jonathan’s resources

Note that 20/x is undefined if x = 0 and 2/(x-5) is undefined if x = 5.   Multiply every term by the least common denominator x(x-5).   Cancel x in the first term, cancel x-5 in the second term, and you have a quadratic equation.   Solve it to get a set of...

You will need to find the following: 1. the mass of the beer (volume times specific gravity times density of water, in kg) 2. the weight of the beer (in N) 3. the pressure due to the beer at the bottom (weight divided by area of bottom, in Pa = N/m2) 4. the inward force on the...


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