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Bernardo F.

Escondido, CA

$49/hour

Mathematics and Computer Programming Tutor

2500+ Hours
5.0 average from 954 ratings
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— Jack,Jola, Vista, CA on 6/13/17

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Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Mathematics
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
Master's
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
PhD

Education

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela (Mathematics)

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI (Master's)

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI (PhD)

About Bernardo

I'm a college professor with 25+ years of experience teaching mathematics and computer programming. My favorite subjects include precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, optimization and numerical analysis.

I believe the only way to learn mathematics or computer programming is by working through many exercises and problems. There's no way around this. It doesn't matter how well a lecture is presented or how good the teacher is. If you don't do the work yourself, you'll probably not succeed. I also think there's a fear factor involving math. Most students think it is a difficult subject and fear they will do badly. This creates an additional barrier for the student to succeed.

Based on this ideas, when I tutor I try to achieve the following:

1. Create a relaxed atmosphere in which to work. Humor is a big part of this.
2. Help the student overcome their fear of the subject.
3. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the students.
4. Ask them to work through problems that test or challenge their weaknesses.
5. Also suggest problems that play to their strengths in order to build up their confidence.
I'm a college professor with 25+ years of experience teaching mathematics and computer programming. My favorite subjects include precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, optimization and numerical analysis.

I believe the only way to learn mathematics or computer programming is by working through many exercises and problems. There's no way
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Get 20% off my regular rate for online sessions between the hours of 7:00a and 12:00p (Pacific).

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Escondido, CA 92026
Background Check: Passed

"Best tutor yet!!!"

- Jack,Jola, Vista, CA on 6/13/17

"Clear and easy to understand"

- Maggie, Fallbrook, CA on 11/3/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Justin, San Diego, CA on 10/14/17

"Really Patient and Helpful"

- Bailey, Harrisonburg, VA on 9/26/17

"Clear Explanations"

- Kim, Redmond, WA on 8/16/17

"Knowledgeable and Talented Tutor"

- Siva, Escondido, CA on 8/15/17

"Highly Recommend"

- Julianna, San Francisco, CA on 7/7/17

"Excellent Session"

- Lee, Alamo, CA on 7/1/17

"Extremely helpful, kind, very detailed"

- Kate, San Diego, CA on 5/17/17

"Great Calculus Tutor"

- Sherlyn, Carlsbad, CA on 1/27/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- SOCHENDA, San Diego, CA on 1/23/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Lisa, New York, NY on 11/23/16

"Fabulous tutor"

- Jessica, San Francisco, CA on 11/22/16

"Patient & Super Knowledgeable"

- Leticia, San Marcos, CA on 10/16/16

"Knowledgable and patient tutor"

- Carrie, San Diego, CA on 10/15/16

"Great"

- Brenda, Oceanside, CA on 10/4/16

"Excellent Tutor for Math"

- Grace, Palo Alto, CA on 9/27/16

"Wonderful!"

- Melissa, Encinitas, CA on 8/4/16

"Matlab: Clear and easy to understand"

- John, Escondido, CA on 7/20/16

"Couldn't have gotten an "A" without him!"

- Tina, Carlsbad, CA on 6/4/16

"Great Optimization/MatLab Tutor"

- Ryan, Orland Park, IL on 4/16/16

"Wide math knowledge"

- Louie, Del Mar, CA on 3/17/16

"Easy, patient, answered all my questions"

- Ian, Poway, CA on 3/8/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Jennifer, Rancho Santa Fe, CA on 1/23/16

"Great tutor"

- Kim, Rancho Santa Fe, CA on 1/8/16

"Patient Common Core Math Tutor"

- Juanita, Carlsbad, CA on 11/14/15

"Fantastic tutor"

- Leigh, Carlsbad, CA on 11/11/15

"Bernardo is fantastic!"

- Victoria, Encinitas, CA on 10/25/15

"Calculus made Simple"

- Jo, Carlsbad, CA on 10/12/15

"Knowledgable, polite, and patient"

- Dana, Carlsbad, CA on 8/20/15

"Explains very well, very patient and thorough"

- Joan, Carlsbad, CA on 8/15/15

"Extremely helpful and knowledgeable!"

- Weston, Carlsbad, CA on 6/21/15

"Bernardo is the best math tutor! He is patient, kind and always knows the answer."

- Denise, San Diego, CA on 6/15/15

"Highly Recommended!"

- Mary, Encinitas, CA on 2/27/15

"Grateful"

- Darby, Del Mar, CA on 11/19/14

"Awesome Tutor"

- Alexander, Vista, CA on 10/20/14

"Consumate Professional"

- Olivia, Encinitas, CA on 6/1/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Adam, Encinitas, CA on 5/30/14

"Patient, great sense of humor, worked at my pace"

- Sarah, San Diego, CA on 2/22/14

"Superb Math Tutor (5 stars!)"

- Bill, Carlsbad, CA on 2/8/14

"Super!!!"

- Nav, Carlsbad, CA on 12/19/13

"Great tutor. Extremely patient and always calls me back within the hour!!!"

- Shirly, San Diego, CA on 11/7/13

"A Polished Professional"

- Olivia, Encinitas, CA on 9/18/13

"Knows math very well!"

- Ingrid, San Diego, CA on 9/17/13

"Awesome Tutor"

- Susan, Carlsbad, CA on 8/12/13

"I give him five stars."

- Tam, San Diego, CA on 4/17/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Geometry, GRE, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math
Computer:
MATLAB,
Pascal
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Discrete Math

I took a course on Discrete Mathematics as part of my distributed minor when pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences. During my teaching career I've taught an equivalent course, Computational Mathematics, several times. I've also covered some of the topics of this subject within other courses, such as Network Flows, Calculus and Scientific Computing.

Linear Algebra

I've taught Linear Algebra courses more than 8 times during my career. I've also applied the techniques an concepts in the subject to many other courses, such as Linear Programming, Numerical Analysis, and other Optimization courses.

MATLAB

I taught a course in MATLAB programming for Scientific Computing several times. Most of the Optimization courses I taught for more than 20 years required students to submit computational projects written in MATLAB. Together with a student of mine, I developed GNUOflox, an open source teaching tool for Network Flows, completely written in MATLAB/Octave.

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Mathematics
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
Master's
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
PhD

Education

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela (Mathematics)

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI (Master's)

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI (PhD)

Best tutor yet!!!

Bernardo is a patient and knowledgeable tutor. He could answer any questions that I had, and would prepare me for lessons days before it was actually taught. He knew exactly what I needed to know to be successful for the class, and was able to explain it in a way that all added up for me (which can be rare as I am not math minded). Because of his help, I was able to get one of the only five A's in

— Jack,Jola, Vista, CA on 6/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $49.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Get 20% off my regular rate for online sessions between the hours of 7:00a and 12:00p (Pacific).

Travel policy

Bernardo will travel within 15 miles of Escondido, CA 92026.