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Dev A.

Camarillo, CA

$57/hour

demystify mathematics!

700+ Hours
5.0 average from 261 ratings
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— Kathy, Camarillo, CA on 9/26/16

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UC Berkeley - Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
CSU Channel Islands - Applied and Theoretical Mathematics
Master's

Education

UC Berkeley - Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)

CSU Channel Islands - Applied and Theoretical Mathematics (Master's)

About Dev

Mathematics is oft-considered the most complex field that any student encounters. The key to math is the world of possibility it opens up. Since we are often dealing with elusive concepts based on the real world, I stress putting logical ideas together and understanding how to express them. Numbers, calculations, and variables are just some of tools we can utilize, and math is the language that puts them all together for a purpose.

I was a National AP Scholar and National Merit Scholar before attending UC Berkeley. After graduating and working in SF and India, I began tutoring calculus and algebra in the Los Angeles area for high-school curriculums, as well as for the AP, SAT I, SAT II, and ACT exams. I have taught multiple undergraduate courses and labs in mathematics at multiple universities, despite having never studied it in college. I now possess two degrees -- a Master of Science in Mathematics from CSU Channel Islands and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UC Berkeley and thesis detailing the only current solution in the world to an obscure problem in mathematical graph theory and algebraic optimization of networks.

These experiences shaped a genuine confidence in achieving simple, realizable goals. As a result, I have developed a sense of how students learn and how to communicate about mathematics to them. Inspiring and instilling the confidence and motivation to improve is always the first step in the right direction for students or teachers. I have witnessed determined students ascend to perfect test scores and rise from D's to A+'s with hard work and focus. This is not uncommon for me and has been a source of joy that stays with me in all walks of life!

It really matters to me whether a student gets something out of our sessions, so I always strive for genuine excellence in my teaching through patience. I review myself critically after every session, and request student and parent feedback, whenever possible. I suggest that students and parents communicate often and in clearly defined ways in order to make permanent progress in their lives and school. Any student has the potential to succeed, and improvement is sure to follow when there is real dedication. I encourage students to come up with their own questions and solve them. Understanding math depends on understanding the nature of the problem as much as the concepts relating to the problem. Focus and thoughtfulness inspire REAL CONFIDENCE, and REAL PRACTICE leads anyone down the right path in mathematics.

Since my mission is based on a student learning, not just getting good grades or scores, I will not charge if the student or parent is not fully satisfied with the progress made from one of our sessions. Hourly rates are subject to adjustment when other factors must be taken into consideration, but are, by no means, strictly defined.

I have worked with students of ages 4 - 40+ and I've developed the tact and experience to succeed with students of any age or personality. By eliminating mystery and focusing on purpose, logic, and consistency , we can make learning to solve problems a FUN and meaningful journey through the nebulous world of mathematics!
Mathematics is oft-considered the most complex field that any student encounters. The key to math is the world of possibility it opens up. Since we are often dealing with elusive concepts based on the real world, I stress putting logical ideas together and understanding how to express them. Numbers, calculations, and variables are just some of Read more

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Travels within 12 miles of Camarillo, CA 93012
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"Very excited to see him again"

- Kathy, Camarillo, CA on 9/26/16

"Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Soma, Bentonville, AK on 2/24/17

"Dev seemed to be VERY knowledgeable and patient with our son!!!"

- Alyssa, Calabasas, CA on 2/20/17

"Dev is a wonderful tutor!"

- Louise, Oxnard, CA on 1/18/17

"Knowledgeable teacher"

- Sunita, Newbury Park, CA on 12/9/16

"Very good tutor"

- Mark, Boca Raton, FL on 12/8/16

"Insight and experience"

- Darshna, Camarillo, CA on 12/2/16

"Knowledgeable, patient, and friendly"

- Stephanie, Visalia, CA on 10/30/16

"Wonderful at explaining things"

- Taneasha, Camarillo, CA on 10/22/16

"Great Tutor"

- Amy, Westlake Village, CA on 9/24/16

"Terrific Tutor"

- Ilene, Malibu, CA on 8/8/16

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- Jen, Malibu, CA on 6/6/16

"Amazing Tutor"

- Judy, Westlake Village, CA on 6/4/16

"Knowledgable and Engaging Tutor - Two Thumbs Up"

- Michelle, Camarillo, CA on 6/2/16

"Good, creative way of teaching"

- Sherl, Newbury Park, CA on 4/3/16

"Great tutor!"

- Kavya, Camarillo, CA on 3/13/16

"Great Calculus tutor"

- Taylor, Moorpark, CA on 3/10/16

"Knowledgeable and understanding"

- Min, Redondo Beach, CA on 1/25/16

"Highly recommended tutor"

- Jeanine, Camarillo, CA on 1/24/16

"Terrific tutor"

- Lisa, Berkeley, CA on 1/14/16

"Great tutor"

- Lourdes, Simi Valley, CA on 12/14/15

"Positive improvement in my child's grade!"

- Kellie, Camarillo, CA on 10/23/15

"Knowledgable and Engaging Tutor"

- Michelle, Simi Valley, CA on 10/20/15

"Inspiring and patient tutor"

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Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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ACT Math

I am supremely qualified to tutor ACT Math. I have been tutoring ACT Math for over 5 years. I love teaching and tutoring for standardized exams as they are as much based on style and technique as knowledge and understanding. Passing on these secrets of great test-taking is a real joy!

In addition to my love of teaching mathematics, I am skilled in test-taking myself. I was designated a National Merit Scholar as well as National AP Scholar as a high school senior. I received a perfect score of 800 on the SAT II Math exam, a 770 on the SAT I Math Exam, and perfect score of 5 on the AP Calculus B/C Exam.

I hold a Master's in Applied & Theoretical Mathematics from Cal State Channel Islands and a Bachelor's in Political Science from UC Berkeley. I taught algebra and calculus for over 4 years at Cal State Channel Islands and Cal Lutheran University.

Algebra 1

Teaching and tutoring algebra is a great love of mine. I have taught algebra at the university level for over 3 years, and tutored algebra for a number of companies and independently for over 5 years. I genuinely relish each opportunity.

Algebra is one of the most captivating subjects in math because it is the first real journey into abstract mathematics beyond calculations and basic tips & tricks. Observing a student really grasp algebra is as rewarding an experience a tutor or teacher can ever have.

I have a BA from UC Berkeley in Political Science and an MS from Cal State Channel Islands in Applied & Theoretical Mathematics. I have taught calculus and algebra for over 4 years at Cal State Channel Islands at Cal Lutheran University. I was both a National AP Scholar and a National Merit Scholar during my high school studies.

Algebra 2

I have spent countless hours teaching and tutoring algebra 2. In the past 6 years, I have compiled an abundance of experience working with algebra 2 students. I have spent 5 years tutoring algebra in one-on-one settings for 3 different tutoring companies. In addition, I have extensive experience tutoring all subjects privately. Algebra is a foundational discipline in the study of mathematics, and it is essential to be fluent with algebra in order to succeed in more advanced mathematics endeavors.

I love teaching algebra. In fact, I won the Mathematics award at my high school as a senior because of my interest in algebra and its implications for future mathematics study. Algebra is the core subject of abstract mathematics. I enjoy it so much that I have taught for 4 years at the university level at Cal State Channel Islands and Cal Lutheran University. These courses were also predominantly based on Algebra 2 concepts.

I think that any student can benefit from committed practice and insightful guidance, and I am fortunate to have this opportunity. The courses I teach and have taught afford me the wonderful chance to reflect about mathematics at its most fundamental and celebrate the success of my students in mastering the ideas of algebra in lecture and office hours.

The key qualities any great tutor or teacher must possess for a discipline like algebra are patience, resolve, and eloquence. With these tools, a great teacher can inspire students to excel in future mathematical journeys as well!

I hold a Master's in Applied & Theoretical Mathematics from Cal State Channel Islands and a Bachelor's in Political Science from UC Berkeley. I taught algebra and calculus for over 4 years at Cal State Channel Islands and Cal Lutheran University.

Calculus

Calculus is easily my favorite mathematical discipline. It combines the abstract thinking of algebra, the real-world application of engineering and physics, and the elegance of language. I believe that I can demonstrate to any student how interesting calculus really is and in the process develop a total mastery of the topic.

I received a perfect score of 5 on the AP Calculus B/C exam, and was deemed both a National AP Scholar as well as National Merit Scholar in high school. I hold a Master's in Applied & Theoretical Mathematics from Cal State Channel Islands and a BA from UC Berkeley in Political Science. I have taught calculus and algebra for over 5 years at Cal State Channel Islands and Cal Lutheran University, as well.

I have been a one-on-one (as well as group) tutor in calculus and algebra for over 5 years at several tutoring companies, as well as independently.

Elementary Math

I have been tutoring and teaching young mathematics students for over 5 years, not to mention the joy of helping interested young relatives grasp the fundamental concepts of math. Learning mathematics should start at a young age, and cementing a firm grasp on the basic concepts is one important step in having a strong understanding of mathematics throughout one's life.

I taught for 2 years at Kumon working with young students just beginning to master the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as other elementary topics.

I was both a manager and instructor at Mathnasium, where young students of age 4 and up learn the fundamentals through guided learning activities, math games, and worksheets. We use the number sense approach, which teaches the value of understanding HOW numbers work and WHY we use them the way we do.

I love working with young students and seeing their joy in wrapping their minds around an interesting math problem!

I hold a Master's in Applied & Theoretical Mathematics from Cal State Channel Islands and a Bachelor's in Political Science from UC Berkeley. I taught algebra and calculus for over 4 years at Cal State Channel Islands and Cal Lutheran University.

Geometry

Geometry is the study of shapes, dimensions, and orientation in environments of varying structure. Understanding geometry and the rules that govern it is a skill that can be learned by refining how one looks at the world around all of us.

In the past 6 years, I have tutored students in algebra, geometry, calculus,and multi-variable calculus. My experience is abundant with regards to all age levels, including adults of over 40. Since I believe in teaching mathematics in an applied way, my tutoring approach is particularly well-suited for improvement in geometry.

I hold a Master's in Applied & Theoretical Mathematics from Cal State Channel Islands and a Bachelor's in Political Science from UC Berkeley. I taught algebra and calculus for over 4 years at Cal State Channel Islands and Cal Lutheran University.

Prealgebra

Teaching and tutoring algebra is a great love of mine. I have taught algebra at the university level for over 4 years, and tutored all subjects from elementary school math to multivariable calculus for a number of companies and independently for over 5 years.

Prealgebra is one of chief importance in the growth of budding mathematics students. Since algebra is the first journey into real abstract mathematics for most students, having the fundamental skills of prealgebra is essential to grasping algebraic concepts and making the necessary intellectual leaps to truly understand the more elusive mathematics to come. Patience, motivation, and the link between basic mathematics and the real world can make this transition a wonderful one for any student.

I am an MS graduate in Applied & Theoretical Mathematics from Cal State Channel Islands and a BA graduate in Political Science from UC Berkeley. I taught algebra and calculus at Cal Lutheran University and Cal State Channel Islands for over 4 years.

Precalculus

Since calculus is my favorite mathematical field, I have a strong sense of importance for precalculus ideas. Precalculus prepares a mathematics student for the abstract leap needed to fully make sense of calculus. I love teaching precalculus and calculus because it forces any student to think about mathematics in a whole new, but fascinating way. Any student will see the beauty of this field if given the right kind of instruction. Precalculus material often tends to be the first opportunity for a student to really get excited about mathematics, and as a teacher, it is a wonderful opportunity for myself to help inspire that enthusiasm.

I am chiefly qualified for calculus and precalculus guidance. More specifically, I taught pre-calculus at Cal Lutheran University and calculus at Cal State Channel Islands. I received a perfect score of 5 on the AP Calculus B/C exam, which helped me earn the distinction of National AP Scholar (the highest Advanced Placement honor possible in the United States). I also received a perfect 800 on the SAT IIC Math exam.

I have been a one-on-one (as well as group) tutor in calculus and algebra for over 6 years at numerous tutoring and test prep companies, as well as independently. I possess an MS in Mathematics from Cal State Channel Islands and a BA from UC Berkeley in Political Science.

SAT Math

I am extraordinarily qualified to tutor SAT Math. I have been tutoring SAT Math for over 5 years. I love teaching and tutoring for standardized exams as they are as much based on style and technique as knowledge and understanding. As with the PSAT, passing on these secrets of great test-taking is a real joy and mastering those techniques is a skill any student can learn! It is a wonderful feeling for a dedicated student to go into a standardized exam knowing they're going to ace it, and I have helped students reach this peak many times.

In terms of my relevant test scores, I have done well in every exam that relates to the SAT Math. I received a score of 770 on SAT I Math exam. I also achieved a perfect score of 800 on the SAT IIC Math exam. As a result, I was designated as a National Merit Scholar (top 1% of PSAT).

I hold a Master's in Applied & Theoretical Mathematics from Cal State Channel Islands and a Bachelor's in Political Science from UC Berkeley. I taught algebra and calculus for over 4 years at Cal State Channel Islands and Cal Lutheran University

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a sub-division of algebra. It is the study of angles, particularly triangles, and ratios. It encompasses concepts within general algebra, geometry, precalculus, and analysis. Understanding trigonometry requires a wealth of mathematical knowledge from numerous sources and any teacher or tutor should possess that mathematical savvy.

I have tutored students in algebra, geometry, calculus, and multi-variable calculus for over 5 years. This a great asset for a versatile subject like trigonometry. My experience is extensive for all age levels.

I am currently teaching pre-calculus at Cal Lutheran University. In pre-calculus, I rely heavily on trigonometry concepts, and I have picked up the subtle nuances of illustrating those concepts to other inquisitive minds. Trigonometry is a month of material covered in my course, in fact. This large sum of experience teaching and tutoring students in trigonometry is accurate for both high school and university level students.

I hold a Master's in Applied & Theoretical Mathematics from Cal State Channel Islands and a Bachelor's in Political Science from UC Berkeley. I taught algebra and calculus for over 4 years at Cal State Channel Islands and Cal Lutheran University.

UC Berkeley - Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
CSU Channel Islands - Applied and Theoretical Mathematics
Master's

Education

UC Berkeley - Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)

CSU Channel Islands - Applied and Theoretical Mathematics (Master's)

Very excited to see him again

I just finished with my first lesson with Dev, the way he explains math is unlike any other math teacher or tutor ever has. The math really clicked and I'm optimistic for future sessions.

— Kathy, Camarillo, CA on 9/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $57.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Rate is flexible.

Travel policy

Dev will travel within 12 miles of Camarillo, CA 93012.