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Steven B.

Fountain Valley, CA

$49/hour

I love math, and love to teach it

1000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/27/15
4.9 average from 226 ratings
She Graduated!
— Madison, Fullerton, CA on 11/3/14

$49/Hour


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Brigham Young University

Education

Brigham Young University

About Steven

I have been teaching and tutoring math since I was in college, and have been doing it professionally for the last 15 years. I tutor mostly high school and college students, but I have tutored 3rd grade thru univesity too. I enjoy math and I have many different ways to approach difficult subjects. I am NOT big on memorizing formulas, although there are a few that DO need to be memorized. I try to approach math from a logical perspective so that the formulas and functions make sense. I am especially fond of Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus (which is basically a review of all math learned to that point, plus a little Calculus thrown in), although I am most experienced with Pre-Algebra and Algebra. And of course there is Geometry, Finite Math, Calculus (I only tutor Calculus 1, aka Calculus AB, at this time), SAT / ACT / CBEST / GED / CSET / CSET / CLEP / TExES math preps (gosh, I like them all). Regardless of the math, my students (and their parents) tell me that I make math fun and easy to understand (even if some still profess to hate it). Give me a call, and let's set up a session, and see if we are a good fit. I have been teaching and tutoring math since I was in college, and have been doing it professionally for the last 15 years. I tutor mostly high school and college students, but I have tutored 3rd grade thru univesity too. I enjoy math and I have many different ways to approach difficult subjects. I am NOT big on memorizing formulas, although there Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

No extra for groups. But, I will only bill one account. I am currently underbooked before 2:00, so $44.00 for regularly scheduled tutoring sessions Mon. thru Fri. 8:00am-2:00pm.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Background Check: Passed

"She Graduated!"

- Madison, Fullerton, CA on 11/3/14

"Highly Recommended!"

- Alissa, Los Alamitos, CA on 2/11/17

"Very helpful"

- Barbara, Irvine, CA on 1/27/17

"Helped with algebra 2"

- Eric, Huntington Beach, CA on 5/8/16

"Great with kids!"

- Kim, Evergreen, CO on 2/26/16

"Another focused lesson."

- Tori, Huntington Beach, CA on 6/12/15

"The best tutor and teacher"

- Bryan, Fountain Valley, CA on 2/22/15

"Great Tutor! Very flexible schedule."

- Kalene, Yorba Linda, CA on 2/10/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Robert, Norwalk, CA on 12/30/14

"Great Tutor"

- Bethany, Huntington Beach, CA on 6/14/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, CBEST,
GED, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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.

CBEST

I have taken and passed the CBEST. I have been teaching/tutoring math (elementary through Calculus) and substitute teaching (all subjects) for 12 years. I think my ability to do the math portion of the CBEST should be obvious based on subjects passed. While I rarely tutor other subjects besides math, I could. English is my first language. My father was an English and French teacher (retired) at Santa Ana College (my siblings and I learned to spell, speak and write properly). I speak three languages: French, Spanish and English which gives me a better understanding of grammar and word meanings.

Trigonometry

I know Trigonometry very well and have a lot of experience teaching and tutoring this sometimes difficult subject. There are a ton of formulas and identities that many teachers ask students to memorize, however, I don't. I approach Trigonometry more logically, and limit the formula and identity memorization to an absolute minimum. If can be easily derived, why clutter your brain with another memorized formula. Instead, let's understand it.

Brigham Young University

Education

Brigham Young University

She Graduated!

Our daughter needed to get a passing grade on a math test to graduate HS. It was the only thing she was missing. She took the test and got a 44 and had to take it again with only 5 days to prepare because graduation was 6 days away. Steven came to our house Friday and over the weekend that preceeded the test. He was so patient with her and really helped her to understand the material. She passe

— Madison, Fullerton, CA on 11/3/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $49.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

No extra for groups. But, I will only bill one account. I am currently underbooked before 2:00, so $44.00 for regularly scheduled tutoring sessions Mon. thru Fri. 8:00am-2:00pm.

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 15 miles of Fountain Valley, CA 92708.