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Evan C.

Irvine, CA

$40/hour

Affordable math/test preparation assistance!

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/20/14
4.8 average from 180 ratings
Professional, patient, and a great tutor
— Sandra, Ladera Ranch, CA on 3/26/14

$40/Hour


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University of California, Irvine
Cognitive Science

Education

University of California, Irvine (Cognitive Science)

About Evan

Hi there! I've been in your shoes before, and finding a tutor can be confusing and get really pricey. I try to maintain an hourly rate that makes finding a tutor feasible for average people. If you or your family is currently going through serious financial problems, message me and I'd be happy to discuss an alternative rate with you.

I am currently studying cognitive science at UCI. Cognitive Science is my passion! It is basically the study of cognition (thinking). It uses nueroscience to understand how the brain learns and remembers, and much more. For more on cognitive science see: http://www.cogsci.uci.edu/ and http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_science

Math has always been my best subject and my tutoring career started out just as me helping friends in math but slowly expanded to become my full-time job as more and more people asked for my help. I began to tutor in other subjects as well and now also work with students on test preparation (ACT, SAT, GED...) Not only do I know these subjects very well, but my studies have helped me to be able to tailor my approach to each student individually. It's been quite clear to me that the same approach does not work for every student.

With 8+ years of experience, I am comfortable catering to all types of learning styles even special needs and also can quickly recognize any gaps the student has (many students have them often due to poor teachers from earlier subjects). I can help any student and hopefully help them realize learning isn't so bad after all!

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Evan C.
Hi there! I've been in your shoes before, and finding a tutor can be confusing and get really pricey. I try to maintain an hourly rate that makes finding a tutor feasible for average people. If you or your family is currently going through serious financial problems, message me and I'd be happy to discuss an alternative rate with you.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

55/hr for two student lessons

Travel Radius
Travels within 17 miles of Irvine, CA 92606
Background Check: Passed

"Professional, patient, and a great tutor"

- Sandra, Ladera Ranch, CA on 3/26/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Vada, Mission Viejo, CA on 8/16/17

"Knowledgeable, reliable and reasonable"

- Lina, Mission Viejo, CA on 5/20/17

"Smart Tutor"

- Fabian, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on 5/5/17

"Knowledgeable and professional"

- Elena, Lake Forest, CA on 1/11/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Lisa, Mission Viejo, CA on 12/5/16

"Helpful for Calculus"

- Amy, Ladera Ranch, CA on 11/21/16

"Very helpful and patient"

- Cayleigh, San Clemente, CA on 2/4/16

"Evan was very patient and helpful."

- Katie, Laguna Niguel, CA on 1/29/16

"Great tutor, explained things very well"

- Patrick, Aliso Viejo, CA on 1/20/16

"Evan saved me!"

- Summer, San Clemente, CA on 9/18/15

"Awesome Calculus Tutor"

- Robert, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 9/1/14

"Impressive Tutor"

- Stephanie, Laguna Beach, CA on 7/31/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Deb, Mission Viejo, CA on 5/26/14

"Exceptional Tutor"

- Dan, Lake Forest, CA on 4/7/14
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Econometrics, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Special Needs, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Study Skills

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.

ACT Math

With a 32 ACT score as a high school student, I did fairly well on the exam itself. Since then I have studied human cognitive function, memory, and test taking strategies. This has helped me reach the next level in helping my clients prepare for their exams. Every client I've worked with so far in the last six years on SAT and ACT prep has improved their score.

Algebra 1

With 7+ years experience in tutoring algebra as well as standardized test preparation (ACT/SAT etc) helping clients master algebra has been one of my main priorities. Students with weak algebra inevitability struggle in later maths and ideally helping students master algebra leaves them in a situation where they wont require a tutor for later maths.
As with all subjects, I also focus on note-taking, studying strategy, and test-taking strategy. My current studies in the cognitive sciences allow me to incorporate the current scientific body of knowledge on human learning, memory, and decision-making into these strategies.

Statistics

Statistics is a very unique subject. I view it as completely separate from mathematics. Most real statistics is done with computer programs. through research at school I've had experience with Matlab, python, spss etc. Due to the archaic nature of bureaucracy, many schools still focus on teaching handwritten statistics, which I have spent many years reviewing with students. For statistics like hypothesis testing, Anova, F test, chi Square, etc. I'm happy to help students for it a reasonable rate!

University of California, Irvine
Cognitive Science

Education

University of California, Irvine (Cognitive Science)

Professional, patient, and a great tutor

I hired Evan to help my son catch up on geometry. My son is sick with mono, so he is two months behind in assignments. Oh boy, I was in a total panic trying to get him caught up. I knew I needed a tutor fast. Evan always shows up on time, is professional in dress and manners, patient and KNOWS HOW to explain a concept to the student. He makes them think about what they already know and apply it

— Sandra, Ladera Ranch, CA on 3/26/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

55/hr for two student lessons

Travel policy

Evan will travel within 17 miles of Irvine, CA 92606.