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Steve T.

Full-time Math Tutor with Teaching Credential

Full-time Math Tutor with Teaching Credential

$80/hour

  • 376 hours tutoring

About Steve


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I am a full-time private tutor independently and working with other tutoring institutions such as Fortune Tutoring and Premier Academy. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in math from University of California Riverside to enrich my content knowledge in math. I earned California Teaching Credential to enhance my teaching skills. I have tutored many students in math over 10 years in K-12 math including AP Calculus and SAT prep. I mainly serve students in the districts of San...

I am a full-time private tutor independently and working with other tutoring institutions such as Fortune Tutoring and Premier Academy. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in math from University of California Riverside to enrich my content knowledge in math. I earned California Teaching Credential to enhance my teaching skills. I have tutored many students in math over 10 years in K-12 math including AP Calculus and SAT prep. I mainly serve students in the districts of San Marino/Arcadia/Pasadena.

For tutoring in K-12 math, I provide assistance in daily homework and assessments. I provide supplementary worksheets to continue students' learning after each lesson. For AP exams and SAT test prep, I design individualized preparation plan according to the need of each student upon the result of their pre-test.Through teaching various students in different subjects I concluded that students need more enhancement in conceptual clarification to build up a solid foundation. I don't only guide students through their questions in current progress but I also provide students with additional practice addressing blind spots in their conceptual understandings.

In the process of improving students' performance, parents play an essential role in tutoring service. Students will not only demonstrate perfect content knowledge during the lesson but also do the homework assignment from the tutor. I collaborate with parents to ensure student continue learning under parental monitor after each session.


Education

UC Riverside
Math

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Subjects

Computer

Java

Corporate Training

Chinese,

Chinese

I am a native Chinese speaker and fluent in writing and speaking. I have experience in tutoring students who learned Chinese as a second language.
ESL/ESOL, Java

English

ESL/ESOL

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Most of students have conceptual proficiency but do not have procedural one. I measure students' calculation ability and how much conceptual reasoning they can make. I teach students’ tips of calculation to faster their process. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students according to individual needs. I taught high school students in Algebra One for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught high school students in Algebra Two for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. Most of students have conceptual proficiency but do not have procedural one. I measure students' calculation ability and how much conceptual reasoning they can make. I teach students’ tips of calculation to faster their process. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students according to individual needs.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in math, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. I taught high school and college students in Calculus for five years as a private tutor. Many students have misconceptions of how to apply theorems and difficult interpretation of questions in Calculus. I focus on students' blind spots and explain how the concepts are applied to questions with my own tips. I provide students with supplementary material.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry requires students have the skill of conceptual reasoning and organization of composing proofs. I guide students to build up the skills of conceptual reasoning and analytic abilities such as interpretation of theorems and application to questions. I provide students with supplementary material. I taught high school students in Geometry for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math.
Physics,

Physics

The key to achieve a good grade in Physics is knowing how to apply theorems to word problems. I help students convert words in questions into calculation. I teach students how to collect clues and develop logical deduction.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught high school students in Pre-Calculus for five years as a private tutor. I have a bachelor degree in math, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. In the part of trigonometry, I teach students to implement the systematic ways such as graphing by table and using key points that students do not learn from school teachers. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT math covers concepts which students have learned in Algebra One, Geometry, and Algebra Two before. The first step for students is to review the concepts categorized by different topics such as arithmetic/geometric concepts, word problem, function, exponent, and probability. I guide students through these topics and help students develop particular strategies and skills for taking SAT math. Then students will have to work on categorized and mixed questions for procedural enhancement.
ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra

Language

Chinese,

Chinese

I am a native Chinese speaker and fluent in writing and speaking. I have experience in tutoring students who learned Chinese as a second language.
ESL/ESOL

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Most of students have conceptual proficiency but do not have procedural one. I measure students' calculation ability and how much conceptual reasoning they can make. I teach students’ tips of calculation to faster their process. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students according to individual needs. I taught high school students in Algebra One for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught high school students in Algebra Two for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. Most of students have conceptual proficiency but do not have procedural one. I measure students' calculation ability and how much conceptual reasoning they can make. I teach students’ tips of calculation to faster their process. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students according to individual needs.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in math, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. I taught high school and college students in Calculus for five years as a private tutor. Many students have misconceptions of how to apply theorems and difficult interpretation of questions in Calculus. I focus on students' blind spots and explain how the concepts are applied to questions with my own tips. I provide students with supplementary material.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry requires students have the skill of conceptual reasoning and organization of composing proofs. I guide students to build up the skills of conceptual reasoning and analytic abilities such as interpretation of theorems and application to questions. I provide students with supplementary material. I taught high school students in Geometry for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math.
Physics,

Physics

The key to achieve a good grade in Physics is knowing how to apply theorems to word problems. I help students convert words in questions into calculation. I teach students how to collect clues and develop logical deduction.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught high school students in Pre-Calculus for five years as a private tutor. I have a bachelor degree in math, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. In the part of trigonometry, I teach students to implement the systematic ways such as graphing by table and using key points that students do not learn from school teachers. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT math covers concepts which students have learned in Algebra One, Geometry, and Algebra Two before. The first step for students is to review the concepts categorized by different topics such as arithmetic/geometric concepts, word problem, function, exponent, and probability. I guide students through these topics and help students develop particular strategies and skills for taking SAT math. Then students will have to work on categorized and mixed questions for procedural enhancement.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Students often need to use graph to understand the concepts in Trigonometry. I don't encourage students to merely learn characteristics of Trig functions by rote. I help students relate Trig functions to the corresponding graphs and explain how each Trig functions make changes in graphs.
ACT Math, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Most of students have conceptual proficiency but do not have procedural one. I measure students' calculation ability and how much conceptual reasoning they can make. I teach students’ tips of calculation to faster their process. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students according to individual needs. I taught high school students in Algebra One for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught high school students in Algebra Two for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. Most of students have conceptual proficiency but do not have procedural one. I measure students' calculation ability and how much conceptual reasoning they can make. I teach students’ tips of calculation to faster their process. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students according to individual needs.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in math, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. I taught high school and college students in Calculus for five years as a private tutor. Many students have misconceptions of how to apply theorems and difficult interpretation of questions in Calculus. I focus on students' blind spots and explain how the concepts are applied to questions with my own tips. I provide students with supplementary material.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry requires students have the skill of conceptual reasoning and organization of composing proofs. I guide students to build up the skills of conceptual reasoning and analytic abilities such as interpretation of theorems and application to questions. I provide students with supplementary material. I taught high school students in Geometry for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math.
Physics,

Physics

The key to achieve a good grade in Physics is knowing how to apply theorems to word problems. I help students convert words in questions into calculation. I teach students how to collect clues and develop logical deduction.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught high school students in Pre-Calculus for five years as a private tutor. I have a bachelor degree in math, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. In the part of trigonometry, I teach students to implement the systematic ways such as graphing by table and using key points that students do not learn from school teachers. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students.
ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

Physics

Physics

The key to achieve a good grade in Physics is knowing how to apply theorems to word problems. I help students convert words in questions into calculation. I teach students how to collect clues and develop logical deduction.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Most of students have conceptual proficiency but do not have procedural one. I measure students' calculation ability and how much conceptual reasoning they can make. I teach students’ tips of calculation to faster their process. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students according to individual needs. I taught high school students in Algebra One for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I taught high school students in Algebra Two for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. Most of students have conceptual proficiency but do not have procedural one. I measure students' calculation ability and how much conceptual reasoning they can make. I teach students’ tips of calculation to faster their process. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students according to individual needs.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in math, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. I taught high school and college students in Calculus for five years as a private tutor. Many students have misconceptions of how to apply theorems and difficult interpretation of questions in Calculus. I focus on students' blind spots and explain how the concepts are applied to questions with my own tips. I provide students with supplementary material.
Chinese,

Chinese

I am a native Chinese speaker and fluent in writing and speaking. I have experience in tutoring students who learned Chinese as a second language.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry requires students have the skill of conceptual reasoning and organization of composing proofs. I guide students to build up the skills of conceptual reasoning and analytic abilities such as interpretation of theorems and application to questions. I provide students with supplementary material. I taught high school students in Geometry for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math.
Physics,

Physics

The key to achieve a good grade in Physics is knowing how to apply theorems to word problems. I help students convert words in questions into calculation. I teach students how to collect clues and develop logical deduction.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT math covers concepts which students have learned in Algebra One, Geometry, and Algebra Two before. The first step for students is to review the concepts categorized by different topics such as arithmetic/geometric concepts, word problem, function, exponent, and probability. I guide students through these topics and help students develop particular strategies and skills for taking SAT math. Then students will have to work on categorized and mixed questions for procedural enhancement.
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT math covers concepts which students have learned in Algebra One, Geometry, and Algebra Two before. The first step for students is to review the concepts categorized by different topics such as arithmetic/geometric concepts, word problem, function, exponent, and probability. I guide students through these topics and help students develop particular strategies and skills for taking SAT math. Then students will have to work on categorized and mixed questions for procedural enhancement.
ACT Math

Examples of Expertise


Steve has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (145 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My daughter was very pleased with her sessions with Steve. He was very punctual, knowledgeable, and ready to work. We look forward to more math tutoring with him.

Elizabeth, 5 lessons with Steve

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Steve has helped my son since he was junior in high school. He helped him on the SAT test reviews and high school math classes. Now he is helping my son on the college statistics. He is very patient and explains the concept very clearly. Thank you very much, Steve, for helping my son!

Christopher, 5 lessons with Steve

Good at Explaining things

I got through like 4 different topics with him in one lessons. Makes things easy to understand in a very fast manner.

Britinnay, 1 lesson with Steve

Great job on short notice!

We requested a tutor that was needed within 24 hours for Algebra 2 and Steve was able to come out and help my son prepare for an exam. Thank you! We were really hoping to find a great tutor even if it was last minute!

Ikaika, 4 lessons with Steve

Patient

Steve works really well with my 7th grader. He was able to identify areas that need more work and gave additional homework to help make sure he really understands the lesson.

Trish , 3 lessons with Steve

Good First Impression

Steve tutored me in Trig. I was struggling with this one chapter and he taught me an easy way to complete it. I left that session with more confidence!

Janel, 3 lessons with Steve

Knowledgeable tutor

Steve helped my son understand several mathamatical concepts that he found difficult. My son felt confident in taking a quiz related to these concepts. Great tutor!

Lisa, 24 lessons with Steve

Helpful Tutor

Steve is helping with Algebra 2, he's been available in a last minute pinch. He's thorough and doesn't waste time.

Ellen, 4 lessons with Steve

Great tutor for Mandarin dual language students

My 2nd grader recently completed his first math tutoring session with Steve. Very good start! My son is looking forward to his next session :) By Steve being a native Mandarin speaker, it gives my dual language immersion student an opportunity to practice the language outside of school. We do not speak Mandarin as a family therefore I'm really excited about the reinforcement!

Evette, 1 lesson with Steve
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$80/hour

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Steve T.

$80/hour

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Response time: 30 minutes