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Maher H.

Hawthorne, CA

$60/hour

UC Berkeley Educated and Experienced Math and Sciences Tutor

500+ Hours
5.0 average from 109 ratings
Thoughtful and Detailed
— Laureen, Redondo Beach, CA on 1/26/17

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UC Berkeley
Psychology

Education

UC Berkeley (Psychology)

About Maher

In less than 3 years of study, I graduated with honors from UC Berkeley in 2012 and was inducted into Psi Chi, The International Psychology Honors Society, in the same year. My coursework focused mainly on Psychology and Pre-Medical Sciences and Mathematics. My favorite classes were Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Statistics, though I'm also excellent in Calculus. Over the past 5 years, I have been working as a one-on-one tutor throughout the South Bay, both privately and with several top tutoring companies. During that time, I've tutored everything from elementary to college mathematics and sciences. However, I most enjoy and prefer tutoring High School and College students, as my expertise in difficult classes, such as AP and university courses, has proven extremely helpful to my previous and current students.

What makes me a great tutor is my genuine interest in my students' academic success and my individualized tutoring approach for different students and classes. First, I must assess the level of understanding the student currently has before we either start on the lesson or go back to master important material that is needed to move forward. Instead of giving students direct answers to their questions, I ask them several questions of my own designed to guide them to the correct thought processes. Soon enough, the students begin mastering the thought process and gain the confidence and ability to tackle any problems on their own.

I feel my best asset besides a thorough understanding of the subject material is my psychology background, which helps me maximize each student's potential. Furthermore, I am familiar with the curriculum of many high schools in the South Bay area, and understand what teachers like to test for. I thoroughly enjoy watching a student's face light up when they have mastered a difficult concept and are confident in their work. My favorite thing about tutoring is knowing I have left a lasting impact on a child's academic success. Many of my students enjoy working with me so much that I often work with a student throughout their entire high school or college experience.
In less than 3 years of study, I graduated with honors from UC Berkeley in 2012 and was inducted into Psi Chi, The International Psychology Honors Society, in the same year. My coursework focused mainly on Psychology and Pre-Medical Sciences and Mathematics. My favorite classes were Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Statistics, though I'm also Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group Lessons available for $40 per hour per student for groups of two and $30 per hour per student for groups of 3 or more.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Hawthorne, CA 90250
Background Check: Passed

"Thoughtful and Detailed"

- Laureen, Redondo Beach, CA on 1/26/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Vanessa, Inglewood, CA on 6/17/17

"great tutor"

- Joanna, Manhattan Beach, CA on 6/16/17

"Great with my son!"

- Michelle, Hermosa Beach, CA on 6/13/17

"Knowledgeable"

- Clayrone, Gardena, CA on 5/18/17

"Reliable, professional tutor"

- Betty, Manhattan Beach, CA on 5/6/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Geraldine, Torrance, CA on 12/3/16

"Knowledgeable and friendly tutor"

- Ine, Culver City, CA on 11/15/16

"Makes Calc fun and understandable"

- Michelle, Redondo Beach, CA on 10/20/16

"Very Well Spoken and Friendly"

- Debra, Hermosa Beach, CA on 10/19/16

"Extremely knowledgable in statistics"

- Darlene, Los Angeles, CA on 10/12/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, R,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Ecology, Elementary Science, Genetics, Geology, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics,
Psychology,
Sociology
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
MCAT
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, R
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Business:
Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Writing

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.

Calculus

I received an A in Calculus at UC Berkeley.

Chemistry

UC Berkeley Chemistry Courses: 2 semesters of general chemistry, 2 semesters of organic chemistry, and 2 semesters of biochemistry.

Organic Chemistry

I completed 2 semesters worth of Organic Chemistry in UC Berkeley, and got a B in both semesters. Since graduating, I have tutored Organic Chemistry to several different students. However, one particular student I helped weekly throughout a whole semester, which greatly helped me refresh my knowledge and understanding in the class. Though I may not have all the answers on the top of my head, I am excellent at asking the right questions and working together with students to get the correct answer.

Physics

I received an A+ in University Physics at UC Berkeley

Precalculus

I earned an A in Calculus at UC Berkeley

Psychology

I have a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley

R

In my university statistics courses, I used R extensively to analyze data sets. I am familiar with all of the statistical tests and analyses, and can help identify the situations in which each test is needed. Whether starting with a large data set or a summary of the data, I can help make testing for statistical significance quick and simple.

Statistics

I received an A+ in UC Berkeley Upper Level Statistics Course. Proficient in R.

UC Berkeley
Psychology

Education

UC Berkeley (Psychology)

Thoughtful and Detailed

My daughter worked with Maher this past semester on Honors Chemistry and, to a more limited extent, Honors Geometry. As a result, her grades improved, especially in chemistry. More important, Maher helped her not only understand the coursework better, he helped her feel more confident and at ease about the challenging material. Maher was on time for every session. The few times we were late, he wa

— Laureen, Redondo Beach, CA on 1/26/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group Lessons available for $40 per hour per student for groups of two and $30 per hour per student for groups of 3 or more.

Travel policy

Maher will travel within 15 miles of Hawthorne, CA 90250.