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Steve T.

Full-time Math Tutor with Teaching Credential

Full-time Math Tutor with Teaching Credential

$80/hour

  • 565 hours tutoring

About Steve


Bio

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in math from the University of California Riverside to enrich my content knowledge in math. I received California Teaching Credential to enhance my teaching skills. I worked in a public school for few years and later I decided to become a full-time private tutor helping people in Arcadia, San Marino, and Pasadena. I have tutored many students in math over 12 years in middle/high school math and science including AP Calculus/Physics/Chemistry and...

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in math from the University of California Riverside to enrich my content knowledge in math. I received California Teaching Credential to enhance my teaching skills. I worked in a public school for few years and later I decided to become a full-time private tutor helping people in Arcadia, San Marino, and Pasadena. I have tutored many students in math over 12 years in middle/high school math and science including AP Calculus/Physics/Chemistry and SAT/ISEE preparation.
I help students clarify each concept by showing them how to do questions and then having them show me how to do questions. My class is discussion-based and I always want to hear students' ideas about questions. I provide extra practices focusing on students' weaknesses after each lesson.
For AP exams, SAT, and ISEE preparation, I design preparation plans based on students' diagnostic tests. I guide students through their questions in current progress, but I also provide students with progressive practices addressing their misconceptions.
Communication with parents is very important. I periodically show parents how their children are doing, and I also provide feedback on how they can motivate and encourage their children.


Education

UC Riverside
Math

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Business

GMAT

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, GMAT, 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, GMAT

Examples of Expertise


Steve has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (169 ratings)
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Reviews


great experience

My son needed help on a test retake that he had failed. He was very confident after the session that he understood everything well. Very thoughtful and thorough lesson.

Brandi, 1 lesson with Steve

Excellent Teacher and very patient

We needed a tutor quickly and Steven made himself available. He was very patient and quickly helped my 10th understand how to solve the math problem… I highly recommend Steven…

Shiemicka, 1 lesson with Steve

great work thanks

Stephen has been diligent sophisticated in his lessons patient and Ethan is progressing tremendously fast in such a short time thank you

Kipp, 66 lessons with Steve

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
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$80/hour

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Steve T.

$80/hour

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Response time: 31 minutes