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Hediye G.

Berkeley, CA

$60/hr

Experienced Math PhD Tutor

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Background check passed as of 9/19/14
4.8 Avg. Rating
 
 
283 Ratings
 
 
4hrs Response Time
Excellent tutor: Very thorough, patient
— Stephanie, Berkeley, CA on 5/2/12

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Bogazici University, Istanbul.
Industrial En'g
University of Maryland at College Park
Master's
University of Maryland at College Park
PhD

Education

Bogazici University, Istanbul. (Industrial En'g)

University of Maryland at College Park (Master's)

University of Maryland at College Park (PhD)

About Hediye

I have a PhD in mathematics and a BS in engineering. I have over 7 years of classroom experience, teaching statistics and calculus at University of Maryland. I also teach at a college, currently. I have been doing paid and unpaid tutoring for 25 years now. My son finished medical school this year, he also has a degree in Biochemical engineering. My daughter is a junior at UC Berkeley studying Energy Engineering. I always volunteered at my children's schools. Now that my children do not need me as much as before; I try to help other children more.

I am quite knowledgeable because of my great education. However, my real value stems from my natural patience. My students all say that I put them at ease and that makes them feel free to learn. I am also able to explain the same thing in many different ways, or find different tools to help them learn and retain the material.

I am the first child in my large extended family to graduate from middle school, and I was able to go all the way to get a college degree and then a PhD. After I did, almost all of my siblings and cousins graduated from college and I was always there to help them--until I had to move to US to get my doctorate. However, to this day, they say that I not only helped them to learn, I inspired them.

After school play dates at our house always started with them doing their homework after a nutritious snack. This always surprised the playmates' parents, they could not believe that the homework was finished or at least halfway done when they came to pick up their children. I helped them to learn the material by turning it into some kind of game and then watched them do their homework. When one of them made a mistake I helped them to figure out their mistake and then correct it by themselves. I love teaching and I hope to be with the kids for many many years.
I have a PhD in mathematics and a BS in engineering. I have over 7 years of classroom experience, teaching statistics and calculus at University of Maryland. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I might reduce my rate in certain situations.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Berkeley, CA 94709
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor: Very thorough, patient"

- Stephanie, Berkeley, CA on 5/2/12

"Sweet and Patient"

- Melanie , San Leandro, CA on 7/13/15

"Very knowledgeable Tutor"

- Tammy , Hayward, CA on 7/6/15

"Efficient Math tutoring for the GMAT"

- Vimal, Vallejo, CA on 3/5/15

"Great with my teenager!"

- Nannette, Castro Valley, CA on 11/7/13

"Great Tutor"

- Neal, San Ramon, CA on 12/12/12

"So Awesome"

- Cooper, Berkeley, CA on 10/5/12

"Amazing tutor!"

- Mihaela, Dublin, CA on 9/3/12

"Great experience with her"

- Tammy, Castro Valley, CA on 2/27/12

"Great for prepping for a Final"

- Tatia, Lafayette, CA on 1/25/12

"Excellent tutor."

- Aaron, San Marino, CA on 12/7/11

"clear and effective and good sense of humor!"

- Jessie, San Leandro, CA on 11/10/11

"Building confidence in student with Math Phobia"

- Denise, Martinez, CA on 12/22/10
English:
TOEFL
Science:
Physics
Language:
TOEFL, Turkish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Elementary (K-6th), Geometry,
Physics, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
AFOQT, ASVAB,
GED, GMAT, GRE,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Tango
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Statistics,
Turkish

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ACT Math

I have helped many students taking SAT, ACT and SAT Math.

Algebra 1

I have many years of Algebra instructor experience in different colleges and universities.

Algebra 2

I have many years of instructor experience in different colleges and universities.

ASVAB

I have helped many get into, or get promoted, in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard.

Calculus

I have taught Calculus at a university for over 5 years and tutored high school and college students many many years.

Geometry

I have taught traditional and computer based college geometry courses in addition to tutoring many many high school students.

GRE

I have a lot of test teaching experience. In addition to that I personally tested at the top 2% on GRE when I did not have all that experience.

Prealgebra

I have thought Algebra in middle school and College and have many years of experience tutoring students.

Precalculus

I taught calculus at a university for 5 years also tutored many many AP students.

Probability

I have many years of classroom teaching at universities and tutoring experience with Probability and Statistics.

PSAT

I have helped many students with PSAT, SAT and ACT.

SAT Math

I have helped many students taking SAT, ACT and SAT Math.

Statistics

My qualifying was in Statistics during graduate school and tutored Statistics for many years.

Trigonometry

I have taught traditional and computer based college trigonometry courses in addition to tutoring many many high school and college students.

Turkish

I was born in Turkey and finished college there. I am fluent in Turkish, it is my native language. I also taught it to my kids, they are also fluent even though they were born and raised in USA.

Bogazici University, Istanbul.
Industrial En'g
University of Maryland at College Park
Master's
University of Maryland at College Park
PhD

Education

Bogazici University, Istanbul. (Industrial En'g)

University of Maryland at College Park (Master's)

University of Maryland at College Park (PhD)

Excellent tutor: Very thorough, patient — Hediye is truly an incredible tutor and teacher. I worked with her as I studied for the Math Praxis II (code 0061) exam. First, she is very patient and supportive. As I had not studied much of this material in depth for some time (years!), I felt really out of the loop with much of the material. So I greatly appreciated how Hediye was so patient with me. Second, Hediye seemed to have a good sen ...

— Stephanie, Berkeley, CA on 5/2/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I might reduce my rate in certain situations.

Travel policy

Hediye will travel within 30 miles of Berkeley, CA 94709.

Background Check Status for Hediye G.

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