"Very knowledgeable and sincerely wants student success"
Shereen from Fremont, CA on 12/13/11
Within a couple of sessions of tutoring with Sy my son's grade and understanding of the subject (pre-calculus) greatly improved. His teacher was pleasantly surprised by the change.
Our confidence with Sy increased and he has tutored Physics and Algebra 2 as well - with the same positive results. Sy comes on time, is flexible and very personable. He often stays beyond the scheduled time (without charging extra) to make sure my sons understand the material. Overall I think he is a really dedicated tutor who wants his students to succeed. I couldn't ask for more!
"Very good tutor and hardworking"
Kanaka from Palo Alto, CA on 3/20/14
Sy P. is a hardworking and good tutor. My daughter needed help for AP Calculus and AP Physics. His sessions were quite useful to her, especially during finals when she had to prepare all at once and it was a lot of work. He helped her with review sheets and exam prep. He is also very flexible in terms of timing. We were able to hire him for both the subjects and on multiple days. He is quite knowledgeable. He has a lot of practical ideas when teaching and explaining Physics.
"Engaging and smart!"
Veronica from Palo Alto, CA on 2/11/14
My son and daughter both have studied high school math with Sy, and he has been very helpful. Clearly, it's improved their grades, confidence, and enjoyment of the subject. My son especially gets a kick out of Sy and always looks forward to his visits. He is professional, enthusiastic, personable, and has been in this field a long time. Having Sy for the full sequence, from geometry through algebra and calculus, has been a real blessing.
And the good experience continues into another year - Sy gives of himself 110% and we're very happy to have his support.
Three years of great!
Cindy from San Jose, CA on 11/13/13
Sy worked with my 18-year-old senior and managed to instill a sense of responsibility in him. In addition to knowing his subject matter, he gets to know his pupils quickly. I am very happy that my friend referred him to us. He is unique.
Belinda from San Jose, CA on 10/29/13
We have had Sy tutoring our high school son in both math and physics since the beginning of the school year. I can't believe how lucky we were to find Sy! He is wonderful in both subjects, easy to understand, great at explaining concepts, and the nicest person you will ever meet. He is very flexible in his scheduling and always on time. His sense of humor is so entertaining and my son has had nothing but a great experience with Sy. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor!
Keaton from San Jose, CA on 10/10/13
Works on anything my son needs help with. He is so dependable and flexible. Sy is kind and so Knowledgeable. My son is getting all of his math and science so much better. GREAT TUTOR.
Viresh from Fremont, CA on 8/5/13
Great teacher, knowledgeable, patient. My daughter needed him, she improved. I really appreciate everything he has taught her, I recommend him to any serious student who needs to improve.
Heather from San Mateo, CA on 7/28/13
Sy is an excellent teacher. He knows how to motivate students and build their interests. He explained the complicated geometry to simple math, the kids can accept them easily. Thank you, Sy.
Maria luisa from San Jose, CA on 7/21/13
Sy is a wonderful tutor. He's clear, patient and has a great sense of humor. He really tunes in to the student's understanding of the the session through verbal and nonverbal cues. He responded quickly and made himself available when I needed a tutor ASAP.
"Fantastic tutor and wonderful person."
Andrew from Los Gatos, CA on 7/11/13
Sy has been great with our son. He has been very polite, courteous and accommodating. Bottom line, he's a great tutor and a great person! Without a doubt, he knows his stuff and can easily relate the material to our son so it's easier to understand. He will challenge our son and make him think independently. Our son tells us that Sy is great to learn from and understands the subject better than when he was taught by his 7th grade math teacher. He finds the assignments more interesting and works hard on the off days.
We consider ourselves lucky to have found Sy.
Naina from Saratoga, CA on 1/13/13
Sy has brought tremendous confidence in my daughter
over the past few weeks, and he is always available
for any consultation even at late hours! Absolutely impressed.
"We are fortunate to have Sy as our tutor!"
Sieun from Cupertino, CA on 1/6/13
Sy is just amazing! My son eagerly awaits his lessons every week! And he is so happy when he is done learning from Sy. Sy teaches math along with detailed explanation that helps my son truly comprehend math concepts. Also Sy shares his passion about math, science and many other valuable elements in life with my son. He has been a great mentor and guidance to us and we are so fortunate to have him as our teacher!! An absolute high recommendation to anyone who is interested in phenomenal math learning experience!!
"Sy P. is a gem!"
Brian from Sunnyvale, CA on 1/1/13
Sy P is not just a great tutor, but is also an invaluable mentor. He explains the concepts of Geometry in very simple terms and provides helpful tips and strategies with a touch of humor. Sy P frequently incorporates his personal experiences and motivates me to try harder and in the process, has restored my self-confidence and interest in learning. He does not hesitate to stay overtime if he feels it is necessary. Furthermore, he is available by Skype and text in case I have any questions regarding the homework. Sy P is not just a tutor, but has become more of a confidant and life coach. I highly recommend him!
Melanie from Santa Clara, CA on 12/21/12
Sy is not just a good tutor but a great mentor. My daughter who consistently got an A in her math subjects in high school was struggling in college. With Sy readily available whenever we need him and his magical advice, motivates my daughter and my son to get back on track, all A's this semester, a great Christmas present!
"Wonderful Tutor "
Alejandra from San Jose, CA on 9/23/12
Sy is very patient and accommodating. He is able to build on what you know and help explain the concepts so that they are easy to understand. There is no other tutor I would recommend!!!! Very glad we got to work with him and look forward to working with him in the future again.
"Sy a 5 Star Tutor"
Chris from Atherton, CA on 6/25/12
When I lost all hope of finding a tutor to assist me in a very difficult on line mapping class, Sy came to the rescue. he was patient, persistent, and gave me the confidence to tackle this class and in turn, I passed the class and received my college diploma. He is a dedicated teacher and puts his students first. While he does assist you in the class, he makes you think for yourself and thus learn what you are suppose to learn. he is a jewel and my life is better since I met him. Thank you.
Dave from Campbell, CA on 6/14/12
Sy turned out to be a great tutor for my H.S. Junior in Pre-Calc. He was very patient and broke things down in a way that helped her to understand the material. We brought Sy in because our daughter's teacher was concerned about her flunking the course and Sy definitely helped her turn this around. I highly recommend Sy as a tutor.
"A rare tutor"
Lesley from Fremont, CA on 4/26/12
It is a blessing for me to find Sy as a tutor for my daughter. At first I was very skeptical about having a stranger into my own home. I quickly felt at peace about that and Sy becomes our friend now. We actually kinda missed him if he didn't come every week. He is a great listener and his wisdom is admirable. We had 12 hours total with Sy so far but during this short time, my daughter feels very comfortable with him and understands his way of teaching and that's the key importance. He is also very understanding and shockingly generous. I only feel so much gratitude toward Sy and I hope that he will be our tutor forever. We see him like a friend more than a tutor. We learn a lot from him. He is pretty funny and strong. Sy is the very first tutor we've known who doesn't seem to put too much emphasis on how much money he would earn from us, which I think is rare and almost unbelievable in this kind of economy. He never looked at his watch or carried his cell phone while he was teaching my daughter. I always had to remind him of the time and rushed him out of my house. We would go on talking to Sy forever about non-Math related stuff which wasn't very productive but we've always gained a lesson after our conversations. Sometimes we've even bothered Sy with our emotional issues. All in all, I'm so thankful and I wish Sy all the best in life.
"Best Tutor "
Vinnie from Newark, CA on 4/24/12
Let me tell you it was the best decision I made. My son was having hard time with calculus. Sy is very good in what he does. He is very professional, friendly and always on time. He would not penny pinch the time. After few lessons my son is doing alot better and showing interest in the subject. Infact I ended up buying a $1000 credit today from Wyzant. Every penny is going towards Sy. There is no better option than him. Five star rating.
"Sy P. Review"
Dan from Redwood , CA on 2/3/12
I came to Sy, one week prior to taking the Vocational Aptitude Test for the military (AZVAB). Upon arriving, I was strongly deficient in mechanics (physics), automotive/shop, and electrical theory and all my practice tests supported this. Upon completion of my Aptitude Test, I learned that there was not a job that I did not qualify for within my military branch. Those jobs would include highly intensive mechanical and electrical jobs. Sy genuinely wants the student to understand the material and will not conclude until that is completed. I am so happy that I met Sy.
Lawrence from Fremont, CA on 1/28/12
Sy knew what I needed help in and helped me in that area. Very patient with my short attention span, and explained things very well. He also gave me me many pointers and tips and tricks that I found very helpful. Would definitely recommend to other peers.
"Very Thorough Tutor"
Patti (Alana) from Livermore, CA on 12/12/11
Sy worked with my daughter for hours! His manner and method of tutoring was extremely successful and restored my daughters self-confidence. We would not hesitate to call him again if needed!
"Sy is a very good teacher"
Mike from Santa Clara, CA on 11/7/11
Sy is a very experienced programmer and he is a very good teacher. I found right tutor to help my C programming for work.
"Boosted my confidence in the subject matter AND in myself as an all-around good student"
Ricky from Palo Alto, CA on 11/4/11
After a few hours with Sy, I returned home to work on my programming assignments... and they were a piece of cake. Finally, I understood everything that was going on and what what once used to take me 20 hours, took me 4. At last I had found a tutor who knew their stuff. Not only does Sy have the programming knowledge, he has the great teaching ability to convey that knowledge to upstarts like me.
Thanks so much Sy.