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University of Chicago (Math)
Cornell University (Graduate Coursework)
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I have more than 8 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I am patient and make learning fun and easy.
My formal education includes a bachelor's degree in Math from the University of Chicago with minor in Statistics, PhD coursework in Math at Cornell University, and a master's degree in Computer Science from Cornell University.
You do not need to travel. I will come to your home and work with you in the environment you find most comfortable.
I guarantee my work. If for any reason you are not satisfied with a tutoring session, that session is free.
Whether your need is test-preparation or longer-term tutoring, I can help you reach your goal. I have more than 8 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I am patient and make learning fun and easy.
My formal education includes a bachelor's degree in Math from the University of Chicago with minor in Statistics,
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Fassil is a great tutor, we have had two appointments so far each lasting two hours and they were worth more than every penny. He is very patient, explains the questions very well and walks through the formula step by step as I need, all while explaining why the steps in the formula are neccessary. We also made alist of my weak points so I know what to watch out for on tests. A good example of how these past two tutoring appointments have helped me is that on my second statistics test at solano community college I recieved 31% my teacher allows everyone else in the class one chance to retake a test, after the tutoring I felt much more confident in my knowledge and I recieved 85% my grade in the class has increased drastically.
Fassil is great - 5 out of 5 rating. He is patient and does not judge. He covered all of the areas I was having problems with. Will be seeing him again.
My son had missed a few days of school, and calculus had started to get away from him. Within one hour Fassil clearly explained the challenging topics and got my son up to speed.
My daughter is EECS student in Berkeley, she had a lot of difficulty studying probability, Fassil's deep math knowledge help her solved a lot of problems. He is very patient and well prepared for her tutor lesson. My daughter said she wish she had him when she started this subject.
He is very patient and makes learning fun. He is an invaluable resource for my kids over the long term and also just before exams. He's great at getting to the heart of concepts and helping my kids think for themselves.
Fassil was a wonderful tutor for my upper division college Probability and Statistics course. Very knowledgeable and thorough, Fassil was also patient with me and took the time to make sure I understood the material. My course grade improved and I felt much more comfortable with the subject matter after our tutoring sessions. I highly recommend Fassil's services.
Fassil was my tutoring partner this past quarter for an Inferential Statistics course. The curriculum was intense and I was exposed to the SPSS software for the first time as well as new concepts, which would require immediate application.
Fassil was patient, skilled, and an invaluable resource to me as I navigated the course. I would highly recommend his services and will be engaging his expertise when I complete the advanced course along the same lines.
A great tutor!
In just three sessions, Fassil was able to clear up a ton of confusion that has been building all year! My only regret is that we did not find him earlier in the year. He is very calm and patient and really helped decrease the overall level of anxiety and frustration.
Fassil stepped in to help my son with College level Calc II. It was a course that he had to pass to complete his transfer to UCSD. It was very stressful but Fassil worked with him patiently and effectively. We are happy to say that our son passed and will be attending UCSD in the Fall! We are very grateful to Fassil for the expert help and highly recommend him! Thanks Fassil!
Fassil has worked with both of our sons over the years on higher division math. He manages to make both the subject understandable and fun. I know they enjoy the time spent with him and we appreciate the results!
I felt that it would have been more helpful if you had me do the problems while you watched and then corrected me as we went along.
As usual, I felt like I understood while listening and watching, but then didn't really get it the next day on my exam.
Thanks for your help though.
My son was in a panic and needed to do well on his statistics final so we needed someone on short and could make our son feel comfortable. Fassil established a rapport with our son and was able to explain the school material in a very supportive and positive manner. He was able to dedicate 8 hours under time constraints. We would recommend Fassil to any parent seeking help for their child.
My son was VERY reluctant to have tutoring, he pouted and grumbled about it at every opportunity. Following his first session he was sold! He LOVED it and felt great to be understanding his work. Way to go Fassil!
Fassil is a very kind and patient person, and an excellent tutor. He comes to our house and is very flexible with his schedule. We appreciate him very much!
Fassil, the greatest Tutor. Fassil know's the subject matter and presents the matter in a very concise manner. Fassil was always on time and very dependable.
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Some of the topics I can help you with in algebra 1 are real numbers and operations on them; variables and constants in algebra; manipulating algebraic expressions; commutative, associative and distributive laws; equations and principle of equivalence; solving linear equations; relations and functions; graphing; point-intercept form; solving inequalities; systems of equations; exponents and radicals; factoring; simple word problems.
We will cover the following topics and more in algebra 2: equations and inequalities; linear equations and functions; quadratic equations and factoring; completing the square; quadratic formula; rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; sequences and series; trigonometric functions; graphing; polynomials and polynomial functions; conic sections; counting methods and probability; binomial distributions.
I can help you with a variety of topics in calculus, including but not limited to the following: limits; continuity; the derivative as limit; chain rule; product rule; quotient rule; differentiation of polynomials, rational functions, exponentials, logarithms, trigonometric functions and their inverses; implicit differentiation; mean value theorem and its applications; Riemann sums and the definite integral; integration by parts, change of variables, integrals of common functions; relationship between integration and differentiation; solving maximum and minimum problems; problems in physics and engineering; surfaces of revolution; sequences and series; definition of convergence; ratio test; elementary differential equations - first order equations and linear second order equations.
The following topics from calculus 2 and calculus 3 can also be covered:
Partial differentiation, directional derivatives, total derivative, vector and scalar fields, tangent planes, matrix form of chain rule, line integrals, the gradient, multiple integrals, Green's theorem in the plane, surface integrals, divergence theorem, Stokes' theorem, generalized Green's theorem, the curl and divergence of a vector field, systems of differential equations, parametric representation, extrema and Lagrange multipliers, partial differential equations, etc.
I can help you in topics such as using postulates to give proofs, constructions, Pythagoras theorem, parallelism, perpendicularity, congruence, similarity, perimeters, areas, volumes, radians, triangles, quadrilaterals, general polygons, circles, trigonometry, Cartesian coordinates, distance formulas, and more.
I can help you with a variety of topics in Excel. If you are completely new to Excel, I will teach you the Excel environment and elementary concepts and neat features of Excel, including entering data versus formulas, absolute versus relative cell referencing, populating cells easily, formatting tricks, using multiple sheets, etc.
Beyond the elementary operations, I can also teach you some of the more powerful capabilities of Excel, including creating charts, using the mathematical, financial, and statistical functions, table manipulation and lookup functions, embedding complex logic into formulas, conditional formatting, etc.
I can help you with a variety of topics in precalculus math, including: rational functions and their graphs; asymptotes; complex numbers; complex conjugates; complex plane; roots of unity; de Moivre's theorem; conic sections; parabola, ellipse, hyperbola, ellipse, circle; polar coordinates; logarithms and exponents; natural logarithms; vectors: dot product, cross product; parametric equations; functions and their inverses; trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions; matrices and determinants; spherical coordinates; tangent line.
I can help with numerical and descriptive measures; probability theory; discrete and continuous distributions, including binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions; sampling distributions; confidence interval estimation; hypothesis-testing and one-sample and two-sample tests; inference for proportions; linear regression; multiple regression; analysis of variance; using Excel or R for statistics.