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Sam G.

Canoga Park, CA

$35/hour

Electrical Engineer for High School and STEM College Tutoring

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/30/14
4.7 average from 86 ratings
Sam is fantastic!!
— Trae, Newhall, CA on 12/15/14

$35/Hour


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California State University, Northridge
Electrical Engineer

Education

California State University, Northridge (Electrical Engineer)

About Sam

Every student has a different way of learning. I figured this out from first-hand experience watching some of my colleagues excel in the classroom setting while others needed to try something different. Acknowledging the fact that students have different methods for processing information, I've spent the last 5 years adapting my methods to cater to as many students as possible. There are many different ways of presenting information, and all it takes is finding the right one for you. There's no need to worry if you are struggling to learn in a classroom. I was just like that as a student. I went from failing my high school geometry class my freshman year to receiving a Student of the Month award in AP Calculus my senior year. You need to figure out what works for you, and I can help you with that.

As for myself, I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics, and previously earned 5 Associate's degrees in two years before transferring to a university. During my time as a student, I've accrued over 5 and a half years of tutoring experience, both in a professional setting and independently, and have dealt with students ranging from middle school to university level. I get a great sense of pride from watching my students go from struggling to acing their classes, because that means that I've done my job. If you need someone to dedicate some extra time to helping you find your method so you can hit your stride, contact me and I will do all that I can to help you excel.
Every student has a different way of learning. I figured this out from first-hand experience watching some of my colleagues excel in the classroom setting while others needed to try something different. Acknowledging the fact that students have different methods for processing information, I've spent the last 5 years adapting my methods to cater Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Group rates and special multiple hour rates may be available.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Canoga Park, CA 91303
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Sam is fantastic!!"

- Trae, Newhall, CA on 12/15/14

"Great Tutor"

- Julissa, North Hollywood, CA on 12/9/14

"My son was very comfortable working with this tutor!"

- Mara, Van Nuys, CA on 12/5/14

"Great Tutoring, Very Clear and Easy to Follow"

- Abdulaziz, Northridge, CA on 11/12/14

"Great tutor, very patient"

- Jennifer, Van Nuys, CA on 10/15/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Pummy, Northridge, CA on 10/10/14

"Very patient, willing to come to you and is fairly flexible with his schedule"

- Dominik, Santa Clarita, CA on 10/3/14
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Electrical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer, MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I have years of experience tutoring Algebra 1, with students as young as 7th grade and also in college. Having worked at the math tutoring center at my community college, this was one of the most commonly tutored subjects. Many of the students had not taken a mathematics course in years, so I did my best to bring them up to speed and ensure their success, receiving much positive feedback in the process.

Algebra 2

I have years of experience tutoring Algebra 2, with students ranging from high school to being in college. Having worked at the math tutoring center at my community college, this was without a doubt the most commonly tutored subjects. Many of the students were fresh out of high school and others had taken time off from school, but almost all had not taken a mathematics course in years, so I did my best to bring them up to speed and ensure their success, receiving much positive feedback in the process.

Differential Equations

I have taken a formal class on differential equations and received an A for a grade. At this point, I've tutored several students who have struggled with the class and have received positive feedback. I also hold an Associate's degree in mathematics, meaning I am certified in the subject. In addition to tutoring differential equations, I've also tutored and personally succeeded in other electrical engineering classes in which methods of differential equations are used.

Electrical Engineering

I am currently in my senior year of an electrical engineering degree at California State University, Norhtridge. I have remained in good standing my entire time in school, and am several electives short of obtaining a degree. Moreover, I am specializing in communication systems engineering, and am also knowledgeable in the area of power systems. I have tutored other students in course work I have already completed with the consent of the department, and have received compensation for these sessions. I was also inducted into my university's chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the honors society for electrical and computer engineers, signifying that I am in the top 25% of engineers in this major academically.

Linear Algebra

I have taken some formal classes on linear and received a high grade in all of them. At this point, I've tutored several students who have struggled with the class and have received positive feedback. I also hold an Associate's degree in mathematics, meaning I am certified in the subject. In addition to tutoring linear algebra, I've also tutored and personally succeeded in other electrical engineering classes in which methods of linear algebra are used, and also have extensive experience with linear algebra operations in MATLAB.

MATLAB

I have worked with MATLAB for the last 2 years. I have taken a formal class on MATLAB, which I did very well in, and have also used it in most of my subsequent course work. I have assisted several workshops on how to use the software as well. Additionally, I have sat down with students to help them with their projects and have also tutored in the use of Simulink.

California State University, Northridge
Electrical Engineer

Education

California State University, Northridge (Electrical Engineer)

Sam is fantastic!!

My son has been struggling with Algebra 2 and in just a couple of sessions Sam helped him get an A on his chapter test. Sam has also been really flexible with his time and was able to come on short notice to help my son prepare for a test. I can't say enough good things and we are looking forward to working with Sam next semester. A great tutor and a great guy.

— Trae, Newhall, CA on 12/15/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group rates and special multiple hour rates may be available.

Travel policy

Sam will travel within 15 miles of Canoga Park, CA 91303.