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Shelvin S.

Hercules, CA

$25/hour

Patient and Experienced Math/Physics Tutor

Background check passed as of 8/29/16
5.0 average from 42 ratings
Very helpful and patient
— Sarah, Davis, CA on 6/5/16

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University of California, Berkeley
Engineering

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Engineering)

About Shelvin

I am an experienced tutor who has been tutoring for well over three years, both privately and at my institution, over a variety of math related subjects and age groups. I've also had the great pleasure of being able to aide a number of college professors in reintroducing class material to groups of 10 to 15 college students. I am currently attending UC Berkeley as an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major. I have a 3.9 GPA, I have never received anything lower than an A in any math or science course, and I am a member of several distinguished honor societies, including PTK and PTB. My passion for tutoring stems from the moments of brilliance I see from those who I tutor. There is something unique about guiding someone through a challenging problem and being able to see that through guidance and patience, they now have perspective on a concept that may initially have seemed foreign.

My approach in being able to assist you is unique and straightforward. Rather than being an answer machine, I pride myself on being patient and being able to give you an insight into the bigger picture of what you are actually studying. That is, I consider Math and its relating subjects to be the true language of our universe, and as such, I treat it with the respect it deserves at all levels. This entails that I am prepared to not only answer the "how", but also the "why", and depending on your goals, I will stress the importance of certain topics that will arise in future study. Moreover, to improve your performance on exams or to deepen your understanding of class material, at request I will prepare challenging practice tests and questions.

Ultimately, as a current student, I am fully aware of the challenges and expectations associated with the modern education system. It will be my goal to ensure that you will achieve success in your studies. Persistence is just as important as intelligence!
I am an experienced tutor who has been tutoring for well over three years, both privately and at my institution, over a variety of math related subjects and age groups. I've also had the great pleasure of being able to aide a number of college professors in reintroducing class material to groups Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates are flexible, let me know what works for you.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Hercules, CA 94547
Background Check: Passed

"Very helpful and patient"

- Sarah, Davis, CA on 6/5/16

"Great tutor"

- Elisa, Vallejo, CA on 9/22/16

"My comfort zone"

- Dasiy, Rodeo, CA on 8/31/16

"Algebra 2"

- Rosa And Kaelub, Travis Afb, CA on 8/7/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math

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University of California, Berkeley
Engineering

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Engineering)

Very helpful and patient — Shelvin helped me prepare for my physics final, he was extremely helpful and answered all my questions so that i understood the material well! ...

— Sarah, Davis, CA on 6/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates are flexible, let me know what works for you.

Travel policy

Shelvin will travel within 40 miles of Hercules, CA 94547.