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Philip P.

Elementary through College Math & Science Tutor; Test Preparator

Elementary through College Math & Science Tutor; Test Preparator

$75/hour

About Philip


Bio

I am a full-time tutor with over 9 years and 3000 hours of experience just on Wyzant's platform. This is not my second job or an opportunity to make extra money for college; this is my profession. It allows me to be more reliable, consistent, and flexible with my scheduling. It also allows me to form long-term commitments with my clients' families.

I tutor most branches of Mathematics including Prealgebra, Algebra 1 (Elementary Algebra), Algebra 2 (Intermediate Algebra), Geometry,...

I am a full-time tutor with over 9 years and 3000 hours of experience just on Wyzant's platform. This is not my second job or an opportunity to make extra money for college; this is my profession. It allows me to be more reliable, consistent, and flexible with my scheduling. It also allows me to form long-term commitments with my clients' families.

I tutor most branches of Mathematics including Prealgebra, Algebra 1 (Elementary Algebra), Algebra 2 (Intermediate Algebra), Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus.

I also tutor the main Science classes - Chemistry (both General and Organic), Physics, and the different branches of Biology (Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology).

In addition, I prepare students for standardized tests including the PSAT, GED, ASVAB, ACT, and SAT (all three parts – SAT Math, SAT Reading, and SAT Writing).

Finally, I tutor Social Science (American History, World History, Economics, Government & Politics, and Geography); English (English, Grammar, Literature, and Vocabulary); and introductory Spanish classes.

During the last 15 years, I have also mentored and tutored under-resourced students through an after-school program in Los Angeles. Furthermore, I have tutored homeless children through the School on Wheels organization and have volunteered as a tutor with my local Recreation Center. For each position, I have been fingerprinted and Live Scanned.

I am local to the Culver City area but I have and am willing to travel throughout Los Angeles county.


Education

University of California, Irvine
undergrad

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

I took 2 years of high school Spanish and a year of college Spanish. I assist beginning students in grasping the order and organization of Spanish. I cover conjugating verbs correctly, understanding all the tenses and expanding the Spanish vocabulary. I also cover reading, writing, speaking, listening, and understanding this beautiful language.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a former AP Statistics student, I help students understand descriptive statistics (such as mean, median, standard deviation, least squares regression, and normal distributions) as well as statistical analysis (z-scores and z-tests, t-tests, confidence intervals, Chi-square tests, and ANOVA). I also cover planning and interpreting surveys, studies, and experiments; and probabilities of independent and dependent events. At the college level, I'm familiar with Math 54 at SMC and Math 150 at El Camino.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I volunteer at Mar Vista Gardens Recreation Center with the after-school program and tutor elementary-age children there. I also volunteer with School on Wheels helping homeless children with their homework.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary

History

Geography,

Geography

No matter if it's Burundi or Brunei, Swaziland or Switzerland, Chile or China, I help students understand the geography of the world that surrounds them. Students will be familiar with the countries, capitals, cities, physical features, and bodies of water presented on any map or atlas.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I assist senior students in understanding how their government is organized and how it operates. I cover the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches of government at the federal, state, and local levels. I also cover political processes like voting and running for office.
American History, European History, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 provides the basic building blocks for all of the Math classes. I help students master these basic principles: linear equations and inequalities in 1 or 2 variables, absolute value, slope, slope-intercept form, polynomials, quadratic equations, exponents and radicals. Plus the dreaded word problems. I tutor both the high school and college variations. I am familiar with Math 31 at SMC.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For some students, Algebra 2 marks the end of their high school career; for others, it's just a stepping stone to other higher Math classes; and for a third group, it's a refresher class at college. I help students navigate through factoring and FOILing, the Quadratic Formula, complex roots, imaginary numbers, matrices, exponents, logarithms, radicals, rational expressions, series & sequences, and conic sections (hyperbolas, ellipses, and circles). At the college level, I am familiar with Math 18 and Math 20 at SMC.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took a year of Calculus at college. I help students understand limits, finding derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, the Chain Rule, antiderivatives, definite integrals, calculating areas and volumes of figures, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. I am familiar with Math 7 at SMC.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

At UC Irvine, I took a year of General Chemistry (plus labs) and a year of Organic Chemistry (plus labs). I love helping both high school and college students discover and appreciate Chemistry - the order and structure of the Periodic Table, atomic structure, stoichiometry, acids and bases, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I volunteer at Mar Vista Gardens Recreation Center with the after-school program and tutor elementary-age children there. I also volunteer with School on Wheels helping homeless children with their homework.
Geometry,

Geometry

In high school, Geometry was the subject I dreaded the most. Now, it is the subject that I tutor the most. My whole outlook on this course has changed and I have come to appreciate the order of the class. I can empathize with a student who feels lost and can help them make that same transition to seeing the beauty of Geometry, whether it is with angles, lines and triangles in first semester or surface areas, volumes, and circles in second semester.
Physics,

Physics

I took a year of college Physics with labs. I help students better understand the motion of matter that occurs around them. We cover the topics of vectors, velocity, acceleration, force, momentum, gravity, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I help students develop the skills and strong foundation in Math that they will need during their high school years and beyond. I cover the introduction to variables, factoring, inequalities, graphing, and absolute values.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I help Precalculus students develop the strong fundamentals of Math that they are going to need in Calculus. I review the six Trigonometric functions and their graphs, logarithms, and conic sections. I also cover complex numbers and polar coordinates. Finally, I preview limits and derivatives that will form the basis of Calculus. Since some classes combine Precalculus and Trigonometry, please also review my Trigonometry subject description. At the college level, I am familiar with Math 2 at SMC.
Spanish,

Spanish

I took 2 years of high school Spanish and a year of college Spanish. I assist beginning students in grasping the order and organization of Spanish. I cover conjugating verbs correctly, understanding all the tenses and expanding the Spanish vocabulary. I also cover reading, writing, speaking, listening, and understanding this beautiful language.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a former AP Statistics student, I help students understand descriptive statistics (such as mean, median, standard deviation, least squares regression, and normal distributions) as well as statistical analysis (z-scores and z-tests, t-tests, confidence intervals, Chi-square tests, and ANOVA). I also cover planning and interpreting surveys, studies, and experiments; and probabilities of independent and dependent events. At the college level, I'm familiar with Math 54 at SMC and Math 150 at El Camino.
Biology, English, SAT Math

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I took 2 years of high school Spanish and a year of college Spanish. I assist beginning students in grasping the order and organization of Spanish. I cover conjugating verbs correctly, understanding all the tenses and expanding the Spanish vocabulary. I also cover reading, writing, speaking, listening, and understanding this beautiful language.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 provides the basic building blocks for all of the Math classes. I help students master these basic principles: linear equations and inequalities in 1 or 2 variables, absolute value, slope, slope-intercept form, polynomials, quadratic equations, exponents and radicals. Plus the dreaded word problems. I tutor both the high school and college variations. I am familiar with Math 31 at SMC.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For some students, Algebra 2 marks the end of their high school career; for others, it's just a stepping stone to other higher Math classes; and for a third group, it's a refresher class at college. I help students navigate through factoring and FOILing, the Quadratic Formula, complex roots, imaginary numbers, matrices, exponents, logarithms, radicals, rational expressions, series & sequences, and conic sections (hyperbolas, ellipses, and circles). At the college level, I am familiar with Math 18 and Math 20 at SMC.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took a year of Calculus at college. I help students understand limits, finding derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, the Chain Rule, antiderivatives, definite integrals, calculating areas and volumes of figures, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. I am familiar with Math 7 at SMC.
Geometry,

Geometry

In high school, Geometry was the subject I dreaded the most. Now, it is the subject that I tutor the most. My whole outlook on this course has changed and I have come to appreciate the order of the class. I can empathize with a student who feels lost and can help them make that same transition to seeing the beauty of Geometry, whether it is with angles, lines and triangles in first semester or surface areas, volumes, and circles in second semester.
Physics,

Physics

I took a year of college Physics with labs. I help students better understand the motion of matter that occurs around them. We cover the topics of vectors, velocity, acceleration, force, momentum, gravity, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I help students develop the skills and strong foundation in Math that they will need during their high school years and beyond. I cover the introduction to variables, factoring, inequalities, graphing, and absolute values.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I help Precalculus students develop the strong fundamentals of Math that they are going to need in Calculus. I review the six Trigonometric functions and their graphs, logarithms, and conic sections. I also cover complex numbers and polar coordinates. Finally, I preview limits and derivatives that will form the basis of Calculus. Since some classes combine Precalculus and Trigonometry, please also review my Trigonometry subject description. At the college level, I am familiar with Math 2 at SMC.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a former AP Statistics student, I help students understand descriptive statistics (such as mean, median, standard deviation, least squares regression, and normal distributions) as well as statistical analysis (z-scores and z-tests, t-tests, confidence intervals, Chi-square tests, and ANOVA). I also cover planning and interpreting surveys, studies, and experiments; and probabilities of independent and dependent events. At the college level, I'm familiar with Math 54 at SMC and Math 150 at El Camino.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

With Trigonometry, it is easy to feel like you're going in circles, but I can help students understand the order of the Unit Circle and what the six trigonometric functions (Sin, Cos, Tan, Sec, Csc, and Cot) mean. I also cover graphing functions of the form y=A func [B(x+c)] + D and how to interpret the graph. In addition, I review Law of Sines, Law of Cosine, half angle and double angle formulas, and Pythagorean Identities. Since some classes combine Precalculus and Trigonometry, please also review my Precalculus subject description.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 provides the basic building blocks for all of the Math classes. I help students master these basic principles: linear equations and inequalities in 1 or 2 variables, absolute value, slope, slope-intercept form, polynomials, quadratic equations, exponents and radicals. Plus the dreaded word problems. I tutor both the high school and college variations. I am familiar with Math 31 at SMC.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For some students, Algebra 2 marks the end of their high school career; for others, it's just a stepping stone to other higher Math classes; and for a third group, it's a refresher class at college. I help students navigate through factoring and FOILing, the Quadratic Formula, complex roots, imaginary numbers, matrices, exponents, logarithms, radicals, rational expressions, series & sequences, and conic sections (hyperbolas, ellipses, and circles). At the college level, I am familiar with Math 18 and Math 20 at SMC.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took a year of Calculus at college. I help students understand limits, finding derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, the Chain Rule, antiderivatives, definite integrals, calculating areas and volumes of figures, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. I am familiar with Math 7 at SMC.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

At UC Irvine, I took a year of General Chemistry (plus labs) and a year of Organic Chemistry (plus labs). I love helping both high school and college students discover and appreciate Chemistry - the order and structure of the Periodic Table, atomic structure, stoichiometry, acids and bases, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I volunteer at Mar Vista Gardens Recreation Center with the after-school program and tutor elementary-age children there. I also volunteer with School on Wheels helping homeless children with their homework.
Geometry,

Geometry

In high school, Geometry was the subject I dreaded the most. Now, it is the subject that I tutor the most. My whole outlook on this course has changed and I have come to appreciate the order of the class. I can empathize with a student who feels lost and can help them make that same transition to seeing the beauty of Geometry, whether it is with angles, lines and triangles in first semester or surface areas, volumes, and circles in second semester.
Physics,

Physics

I took a year of college Physics with labs. I help students better understand the motion of matter that occurs around them. We cover the topics of vectors, velocity, acceleration, force, momentum, gravity, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I help students develop the skills and strong foundation in Math that they will need during their high school years and beyond. I cover the introduction to variables, factoring, inequalities, graphing, and absolute values.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I help Precalculus students develop the strong fundamentals of Math that they are going to need in Calculus. I review the six Trigonometric functions and their graphs, logarithms, and conic sections. I also cover complex numbers and polar coordinates. Finally, I preview limits and derivatives that will form the basis of Calculus. Since some classes combine Precalculus and Trigonometry, please also review my Trigonometry subject description. At the college level, I am familiar with Math 2 at SMC.
Spanish,

Spanish

I took 2 years of high school Spanish and a year of college Spanish. I assist beginning students in grasping the order and organization of Spanish. I cover conjugating verbs correctly, understanding all the tenses and expanding the Spanish vocabulary. I also cover reading, writing, speaking, listening, and understanding this beautiful language.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a former AP Statistics student, I help students understand descriptive statistics (such as mean, median, standard deviation, least squares regression, and normal distributions) as well as statistical analysis (z-scores and z-tests, t-tests, confidence intervals, Chi-square tests, and ANOVA). I also cover planning and interpreting surveys, studies, and experiments; and probabilities of independent and dependent events. At the college level, I'm familiar with Math 54 at SMC and Math 150 at El Camino.
Biology, English

Other

Geography,

Geography

No matter if it's Burundi or Brunei, Swaziland or Switzerland, Chile or China, I help students understand the geography of the world that surrounds them. Students will be familiar with the countries, capitals, cities, physical features, and bodies of water presented on any map or atlas.
Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I assist senior students in understanding how their government is organized and how it operates. I cover the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches of government at the federal, state, and local levels. I also cover political processes like voting and running for office.

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

At UC Irvine, I took a year of General Chemistry (plus labs) and a year of Organic Chemistry (plus labs). I love helping both high school and college students discover and appreciate Chemistry - the order and structure of the Periodic Table, atomic structure, stoichiometry, acids and bases, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

At UC Irvine, I took a year of Organic Chemistry with labs. I assist students in the areas of organic nomenclature, functional groups and their reactions, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, stereochemistry, mass spectrometry, aromatic compounds, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins. I am familiar with Chemistry 211/212 at West LA and Chemistry 2200/3200 at CSULA.
Physics,

Physics

I took a year of college Physics with labs. I help students better understand the motion of matter that occurs around them. We cover the topics of vectors, velocity, acceleration, force, momentum, gravity, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism.
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Physical Science, Physiology

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 provides the basic building blocks for all of the Math classes. I help students master these basic principles: linear equations and inequalities in 1 or 2 variables, absolute value, slope, slope-intercept form, polynomials, quadratic equations, exponents and radicals. Plus the dreaded word problems. I tutor both the high school and college variations. I am familiar with Math 31 at SMC.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For some students, Algebra 2 marks the end of their high school career; for others, it's just a stepping stone to other higher Math classes; and for a third group, it's a refresher class at college. I help students navigate through factoring and FOILing, the Quadratic Formula, complex roots, imaginary numbers, matrices, exponents, logarithms, radicals, rational expressions, series & sequences, and conic sections (hyperbolas, ellipses, and circles). At the college level, I am familiar with Math 18 and Math 20 at SMC.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took a year of Calculus at college. I help students understand limits, finding derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, the Chain Rule, antiderivatives, definite integrals, calculating areas and volumes of figures, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. I am familiar with Math 7 at SMC.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

At UC Irvine, I took a year of General Chemistry (plus labs) and a year of Organic Chemistry (plus labs). I love helping both high school and college students discover and appreciate Chemistry - the order and structure of the Periodic Table, atomic structure, stoichiometry, acids and bases, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I volunteer at Mar Vista Gardens Recreation Center with the after-school program and tutor elementary-age children there. I also volunteer with School on Wheels helping homeless children with their homework.
GED,

GED

No matter what situations or circumstances have led a student to taking the GED, I help prepare them to pass all 5 sections so that they can move on with their educational and vocational goals.
Geometry,

Geometry

In high school, Geometry was the subject I dreaded the most. Now, it is the subject that I tutor the most. My whole outlook on this course has changed and I have come to appreciate the order of the class. I can empathize with a student who feels lost and can help them make that same transition to seeing the beauty of Geometry, whether it is with angles, lines and triangles in first semester or surface areas, volumes, and circles in second semester.
Physics,

Physics

I took a year of college Physics with labs. I help students better understand the motion of matter that occurs around them. We cover the topics of vectors, velocity, acceleration, force, momentum, gravity, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism.
Spanish,

Spanish

I took 2 years of high school Spanish and a year of college Spanish. I assist beginning students in grasping the order and organization of Spanish. I cover conjugating verbs correctly, understanding all the tenses and expanding the Spanish vocabulary. I also cover reading, writing, speaking, listening, and understanding this beautiful language.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a former AP Statistics student, I help students understand descriptive statistics (such as mean, median, standard deviation, least squares regression, and normal distributions) as well as statistical analysis (z-scores and z-tests, t-tests, confidence intervals, Chi-square tests, and ANOVA). I also cover planning and interpreting surveys, studies, and experiments; and probabilities of independent and dependent events. At the college level, I'm familiar with Math 54 at SMC and Math 150 at El Camino.
Biology, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I was raised in Oceanside, CA, home to Camp Pendleton and the Marines. I am familiar with the ASVAB test and the practice material provided by the government. I am interested in assisting young men and women prepare and pass this test to start their military careers.
GED,

GED

No matter what situations or circumstances have led a student to taking the GED, I help prepare them to pass all 5 sections so that they can move on with their educational and vocational goals.
PSAT,

PSAT

For the last several years, I have tutored and assisted students in preparing for the SAT. I am certified by Wyzant in both the Math and Reading portions of that test. A natural extension of that is to prepare students for the PSAT by not only reviewing the test substance but also by familiarizing them with the test format and teaching them test taking strategy that they will need later for the SAT.
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (840 ratings)
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Reviews


Great asvab math tutor

Great, explains very well and is very patient. I will use him again in the future. He is worth the time and money, he knows his stuff.

Michelle, 1 lesson with Philip

Last minute miracle!

Philip was able to tutor my son at the last minute and help him study for a math test which he was panicked about. Philip walked him through everything and he feels confident now!

Jeny, 28 lessons with Philip

An excellent tutor

Philip arrived on time. He and my son worked through 4 sections of general chem in a hour. My son is now optimistic about class tomorrow. Excellent instructor we plan to keep for the next 4 years.

Aidan, 35 lessons with Philip

Incredibly patient and helpful A+++

Philip has tutored my daughter for over a year. She's had a history of challenge with math throughout the years. Philip is the BEST tutor she's ever had. As of yesterday, my daughter has passed her college exam final in Finite Math. She's officially done! Phillip is incredibly intuitive and tailors his way of teaching to the individual student. In the past we've hired other tutor's recommended by other friends, who have not been a good match. He is not a one size fits all tutor. Phillip has taken the 40 minute plus drive to tutor my daughter twice a week for the last 3 months. Phillip is the real deal. He's a math stud!

Lisa, 32 lessons with Philip

First lesson was great

On a day’s notice he was able to help me with the trigonometry concepts in my geometry class. He gave me the right balance of guidance and support to help me figure out the work on my own. I will definitely use him again.

Elijah, 22 lessons with Philip

Knowledgeable Tutor

Covered business statistics material and Philip was quick to answer our questions. We worked on midterm review for a college course and Philip clearly explained all of the confusions I had and after the session I had all of my questions answered. He also showed up on time and was kind and polite.

William, 1 lesson with Philip

Great, and very accomodating

Philip has tutored our son primarily in high school Hon Chemistry this year. My son finds it very helpful. Philip has been extremely flexible and accomodating for our son's always changing and complicated schedule, which has really been great as we have not been able to stick to regular times/days. Philip is also very good at communicating by text as has been very useful given all the schedule changes we've had to make.

Harris, 33 lessons with Philip

Helpful

Philip has been very helpful with the material I need to understand for statistics class. He always shows up on time and is prepared. I would highly recommend him to help you with your statistics work.

Ben, 18 lessons with Philip

A great tutor and a great guy

Philip P. is a patient and knowledgable man who really knows his stuff! He made complex problems seem as easy as elementary math and shows passion and enthusiasm for his work. I would have never made it through college algebra without his aid.

Kyle, 15 lessons with Philip
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Philip P.

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Response time: 6 hours