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Steven B.

I love math, and love to teach it

I love math, and love to teach it

$50/hour

  • 1,843 hours tutoring

  • Fountain Valley, CA 92708

About Steven


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Brigham Young University
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: No extra for groups. But, I like to bill just one account.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/27/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Trigonometry,

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.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, GED, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

CBEST,

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.
ACT Math, GED, SAT Math

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (332 ratings)
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(324)
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(1)
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1 star
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Reviews


Very knowledgeable in math

Great teacher and very knowledgeable with math, Factoring and Expanding Polynomial Expressions. My son has had different math tutors, and he’s quite satisfied with Steven’s math knowledge and teaching skills.

Deborah, 1 lesson with Steven

Algebra 2 ++

The whole family is enthusiastic with Steven as a tutor!! He is knowledgeable, so calm, so patient and able to establish instant rapport with our 17-year-old boy. We are so grateful and plan to use his services many times. We heartily recommend him!

Susan, 5 lessons with Steven

Highly recommend!!!

Steven was able to help our son grasp concepts of Algebra 1 in one hour that he hasn’t been able to understand after months of tutoring. He is extremely knowledgeable and was able to dissect the equations in a way that helped our son see it differently. Our son was encouraged about math for the first time all year. He even told me as Stephen left “his really good!!!” I would highly recommend him.

Christina, 15 lessons with Steven

Great Pre-Calculus Tutor

Steven made himself available when we really needed his help and he has a fun sense of humor that immediately put my son at ease. We appreciated how thorough Steven was; in fact, we referred him to our friends and they are grateful. Steven is a great tutor!

Stephanie, 3 lessons with Steven

Increased Test Score

My son was struggling with geometry and getting low test/quiz scores. My son met with Mr. B once and his next test score improved significantly. We will definitely continue to use Mr. B -- Thank you!!

Nancy, 1 lesson with Steven

Just What We Were Looking For!

My son said Steven was a great tutor and quickly understood what he needed. "We got straight to business, Mom", my son said. "I learned a lot fast." We look forward to working with Steven going forward.

Gabe, 4 lessons with Steven

Highly Recommended!

Steven has helped my son improve his math grade in one session ! My son has learned so much from the tutoring since Steven has such a wide range of knowledge. Steven also allows his students to text or call him if needed in between tutoring sessions if needed. Highly recommend Steven .👍

Alissa, 25 lessons with Steven

Very helpful

Tutored my son in Pre-Calculus prior to a final. Accommodating and flexible when scheduling. Very helpful! Would recommend to others.

Barbara, 24 lessons with Steven

Helped with algebra 2

Was really helpful. I was able to ask questions and not feel dumb. He was able to write it out and make it make sense

Eric, 16 lessons with Steven
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$50/hour

Steven B.

$50/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 2 hours