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Eugene V.

Berkeley, CA

$55/hour

Caltech Grad For Math and Science Tutoring

Background check passed as of 4/12/14
4.4 average from 7 ratings
Wonderful tutor for advanced math, physics, and other sciences
— Alan, Takoma Park, MD on 3/28/15

$55/Hour


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California Institute of Technology
Physics

Education

California Institute of Technology (Physics)

About Eugene

Hello! I am a physicist with a B.S. from Caltech and a masters at UC Santa Barbara. I've been a tutor at Caltech in a few advanced physics and math courses and have been tutoring for the last few years. I'm currently a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Santa Barbara, studying dynamics of automated vehicles.

I love teaching math and physics and am perfectly happy to deviate from the standard material to introduce the sort of things that made me love math and science in high school. My particular emphasis is on trying to make sure that the students understand the concepts underlying problems rather than the sort of rote memorization that is often unhelpfully emphasized.
Hello! I am a physicist with a B.S. from Caltech and a masters at UC Santa Barbara. I've been a tutor at Caltech in a few advanced physics and math courses and have been tutoring for the last few years. I'm currently a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Santa Barbara, studying dynamics of automated vehicles.

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Travels within 4 miles of Berkeley, CA 94703
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"Wonderful tutor for advanced math, physics, and other sciences"

- Alan, Takoma Park, MD on 3/28/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Finite Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Computer:
Mathematica,
MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Python
Business:
GRE,
Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have about 10 years of mathematics experience stemming from coursework, research, and occasional math competitions. I have tutored several middle-school and early high-school students in the area and in Washington, DC, in mathematics to great reviews.

Calculus

I have been actively using Calculus as a student for the past seven years and in my research for the last four. Calculus underlies nearly every aspect of physics and so I have developed a deep, intuitive understanding that I hope to pass on to my students. Over the course of my tutoring I have had to work through both advanced and simple topics of Calculus with my students.

Differential Equations

I have taken the standard Caltech course in differential equations, the graduate course in differential equations, and my thesis is on differential equations of ions in an ion trap.

Geometry

I've taken Geometry in my 8th grade year so I know a lot about the sorts of pitfalls involved in studying the subject. Additionally, physics is a very geometric heavy field so I'm sure I can be of help!

GRE

Having taken the GRE en route to applying to grad school, I have worked through the test enough times to know that it is a fundamentally teachable exam. Whether it is the general GRE or the physics GRE, studying for it at an appropriately abstract level helps you make gains that rote practice will not. I hope to help students apply this high-level understanding of the GRE to help them make rapid improvements.

Linear Algebra

I have taken the undergraduate and graduate course work in Linear algebra. Additionally, physics is often referred to as the science of linear algebra and consequently I've picked up a lot of the more complex methods from studying operators in graduate quantum mechanics courses.

Mathematica

I have taken a class on numerical methods at Caltech that was done half in mathematica, half in Matlab. I am currently working on a physics research project studying the structure of a new type of material, a quasicrystal, and the code I am writing for the project is also in mathematica.

MATLAB

I have done three years of physics research, all of which was in MATLAB. I've simulated synchronization properties of nano-cantilevers, created quasicrystals, and simulated ion trap dynamics. I spend approximately 5-7 hours a day coding in MATLAB.

Python

I have taken a course in numerical methods that was partially taught in python. I have taken the standard computer science course at Caltech which is also taught in python.

California Institute of Technology
Physics

Education

California Institute of Technology (Physics)

Wonderful tutor for advanced math, physics, and other sciences

We hired Eugene to help our high school senior with challenging calc BC and linear algebra classes. He also helped our student with SAT II exam prep for physics. Eugene is an excellent tutor. He is very personable and has a complete mastery over the subject matter. Because of his CalTech training, he was able to go far deeper than other tutors we had but at the same time he knows how to present an

— Alan, Takoma Park, MD on 3/28/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eugene will travel within 4 miles of Berkeley, CA 94703.