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BA (English Teaching) BS (Economics)
The University of Iowa (MBA)
CSUF and University of Northern Iowa (Master's)
I am a licensed secondary math teacher. I am currently teaching calculus, pre-calc, and geometry at Union Christian Academy. I also have a master's in ESL besides a master's in business administration.
For math, I can teach all levels from pre-algebra to calculus. I also tutor students for ACT, SAT, pre-SAT etc.
For ESL, I can also teach all levels, especially TOEFL Preparation. I am a licensed secondary math teacher. I am currently teaching calculus, pre-calc, and geometry at Union Christian Academy.
My rate is for traveling within 5 miles. Above this the rate will be $40 due to gas expenses.
My child thinks Mr. Tam is a wonderful teacher and wishes he could be her instructor for every math class. He is very thorough and patient.
I had never considered using a tutor whatsoever until I realized that I needed help understanding my weather homework. I was only able to get with my tutor three times before my final and my actual instructor for my class was not helpful at all BUT Mr. P was awesome! He helped me to understand what he believed I needed to know especially in just three visits; had I more funds available, I would have met with him more often. I passed my weather class as a result of Mr. P's guidance and understanding which was something that my actual instructor lacked.
Thanks Mr. P! :)
My student adviser had placed me into meteorology courses that were dealing with math equations that I had never dealt with and I probably would be dealing with them later down the road. Mr. P was able to walk me through, a majority I understand while the rest was difficult, but he was patient with me. My online instructor was having us work out our problems, according to Mr. P, as the long way of learning the process, but, Mr. P was able to show me the easiest ways to work the problems. He took my grade before I got with him, 70%, and helped to get me back to my 80%. I passed my math class with an 82%!
Thanks again Mr. P! (5/6/13)
Mr. P has many years of experience teaching mathematics, which becomes obvious when working one on one. He explains materials in a concise and detailed manner without even needing to consult a textbook, yet can explain concepts in a simple matter that all students can readily understand. He is patient and very accommodating to schedule times. Mr. P genuinely cares about the student's grades, and will do anything necessary to ensure his students learn the material. I worked with him for a semester on Trigonometry, and easily earned above a 100%. Without hesitation, he is highly recommended.
We are 3 sessions into the tutoring and he has helped my daughter raise her grade from an 84 to an 89, with some higher 95 plus marks on her recent work. Her goal was to get an A in AP math and with Tam's help and teaching skills it looks like she will earn it.
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I have a master's in ESL from the University of Northern Iowa. I have taught ESL to foreign born students for more than 20 years from College down to high school level. I also have presented many papers at ESL conferences both national and regional. I myself was an ESL students years ago. So I can share my personal and professional experiences with them.
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