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Hey there! My name is Nathan, and I graduated from UCLA with a degree in Linguistics and Computer Science. My passions include classical music, programming, fitness, and--of course--teaching.
I've been tutoring my peers since the sixth grade. Throughout school, I have excelled in all academic subjects (except sometimes history). Past students have noted my patient and detailed teaching style. I will not chastise a student for mistakes, nor am I satisfied until I know my student understands the material! I have always had a knack for math and science, but I'm also a confident and exacting writer and proofreader; I can ensure that my student's grammar is impeccable, and explain exactly how the rules work.
For three years (2010-2012), I wrote and proofread multiple-choice tests for a practice test company. I currently volunteer for BEAM, an organization at UCLA that aims to provide exciting science education for elementary school students in the Los Angeles area.
I do very well on standardized tests, and I know lots of little tricks and tips!
My standardized test scores are as follows: 2310 SAT (800 verbal, 740 math, 770 writing), 780 SAT II Math, 780 SAT II Chemistry. 5's on the following AP tests: Calculus BC and AB, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Comparative Government (without taking any class on it), Macroeconomics, Microeconomics. 4's on the following AP tests: Language and Composition, Language and Literature, Chemistry (without taking the AP class!), Statistics.
Throughout my school career, I never scored below Proficient on standardized tests, and more often than not made it into the Advanced category. Furthermore, I was a national champion in a competition called Academic Decathlon, which centers around testing students on detailed extra-curricular subjects. Hey there! My name is Nathan, and I graduated from UCLA with a degree in Linguistics and Computer Science. My passions include classical music, … Read more
I offer lower rates for more elementary subjects such as algebra, geometry, and calculus, or for special circumstances. My listed rate is the HIGHEST I will charge.
I was confused and many lessons behind in Calculus AB. After just one session he was able to pinpoint my misunderstandings which permitted me to easily catch up. Thank you!
Very knowledgeable in programming. He is friendly and walks you through the logic of how to solve the problems. He also explained the key concepts very good. Thank you Nathan.
Nathan is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and has patience. I was pleased with my session with him. Nathan helped me with C++, he breaks down the material into parts that are easy to understand. I highly recommend him!!
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I got A's in Algebra in 7th grade, and have been using and improving my algebra skills ever since.
The CS courses at UCLA require us to interact with Linux on a daily basis. We have to be proficient at using the command line and solving normal problems. I am a competent Linux user and can explain computer usage in an easy-to-understand manner.
I have received five years of private musical training, which included some musical theory. I've also taken four years of music theory at my high school.
I have always been an avid reader, and I tend to do very well on tests like these. I also received 800 on the SAT Verbal section.
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