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Sam B.

Enthusiastic Math, Economics & Standardized Testing Tutor

Enthusiastic Math, Economics & Standardized Testing Tutor

$65/hour

  • 502 hours tutoring

  • Irvine, CA 92618

About Sam


Bio

Hello everyone!

My name is Sam. My philosophy on tutoring is simple, I work very hard behind the scenes to make my sessions as effective as possible for my students. Every student's learning curve, strengths, weaknesses and learning styles are different. As such, my approach to each student is unique. I am passionate about helping students reach their academic goals and I take pride in my role as their tutor and also as a mentor. I received my undergraduate training in Economics and...

Hello everyone!

My name is Sam. My philosophy on tutoring is simple, I work very hard behind the scenes to make my sessions as effective as possible for my students. Every student's learning curve, strengths, weaknesses and learning styles are different. As such, my approach to each student is unique. I am passionate about helping students reach their academic goals and I take pride in my role as their tutor and also as a mentor. I received my undergraduate training in Economics and Mathematics from the University of California, Riverside. In the 2016-2017 school year, I completed my Master's of Arts in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and I am currently pursuing my PhD in Economics back at the University of California, Riverside. You may find the subjects I tutor below.

University Level:

College Algebra
Trigonometry
Pre-calculus
Calculus I, II, III
Ordinary Differential Equations
Applied linear algebra
Probability & Statistics (and statistics for economics)
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Econometrics
Game theory

High School:

AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Honors Precalculus
Trigonometry
Algebra 2
Algebra 1

Standardized Testing:

SAT math
ACT math
ACT science
ISEE
HSPT
William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

I believe that time management is an essential skill that every successful student must deal with throughout their academic careers. Therefore, I'll implement some simple, yet effective, time-management techniques that will help students make the most of their time.

During the past 6 years I have been fortunate enough to tutor students all over Southern California and Austin, TX ranging from elementary school to college. I have a passion for helping students reach their goals and more importantly realizing their true potential as an individual. I always tell my students, "you don’t have to be a genius to be a good student, but you must put in the work." After my time with students, I see that there is a general shift with their outlook towards school. They aren’t so intimidated by a particular subject, because math, economics, statistics, trigonometry and so on, can be very fun and rewarding when the material is truly understood.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you have. I make it a point to respond very quickly as I value your time. I look forward to meeting you!


Education

The University of California, Riverside
Math and Economics
The University of Texas at Austin (2016-2017)
Masters
The University of California, Riverside (2017-2022)
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Irvine, CA 92618
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/16/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I received my undergraduate training in Math and Economics at UC Riverside. I received my Master's in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am about to begin my PhD in Economics this Fall at UC Riverside. I have a passion for Economics and I love to convey that to my students.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I received my undergraduate training in Math and Economics at UC Riverside. I received my Master's in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am about to begin my PhD in Economics this Fall at UC Riverside. I have a passion for Economics and I love to convey that to my students.
GRE

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I received my undergraduate training in Math and Economics at UC Riverside. I received my Master's in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am about to begin my PhD in Economics this Fall at UC Riverside. I have a passion for Economics and I love to convey that to my students.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

I received my undergraduate training in Math and Economics at UC Riverside. I received my Master's in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am about to begin my PhD in Economics this Fall at UC Riverside. I have a passion for Economics and I love to convey that to my students.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

TOEFL

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I recommend all students to do a thorough review 2-3 weeks BEFORE they start a calculus course. I have created a great 'crash course' packet that students can complete to ensure they are ready to digest the calculus topics from day 1 in class without having to feel overwhelmed with weaknesses in their non-calculus related training. I have taken about 15 calculus based courses as a student and I can truly say I love the subject! It's like learning a new language, which can be frustrating initially. But once you establish fluency it's very rewarding. Every student that has worked with me on a long term basis has passed the AP Calculus exam.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I received my undergraduate training in Math and Economics at UC Riverside. I received my Master's in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am about to begin my PhD in Economics this Fall at UC Riverside. I have a passion for Economics and I love to convey that to my students.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I received my undergraduate training in Math and Economics at UC Riverside. I received my Master's in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am about to begin my PhD in Economics this Fall at UC Riverside. I have a passion for Economics and I love to convey that to my students.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Language

TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have tutored The ACT math to countless students in the past. In short, it is a 60 minute, 60 question section with a calculator, covering: Pre-algebra, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry and Trigonometry. Initially, I start with a diagnostic test for my students followed by a very thorough error analysis. All of which will be categorized into one of the sub-topics above and dealt with in isolation with high repetition. Student's must become very familiar with the test and the timing of it, which can be a constraint for many. This is done by practicing ACT questions at a high frequency each week. For example, 3 hours of ACT questions is, typically, less effective than 1 hour, 3 times per week even though the same amount of time was dedicated in each scenario. Homework should be expected and is very crucial to the process. Additionally, as for any standardized test, there are certain tricks that students can implement even when they aren't sure what the correct answer is to increase their chances of guessing correctly.
Calculus,

Calculus

I recommend all students to do a thorough review 2-3 weeks BEFORE they start a calculus course. I have created a great 'crash course' packet that students can complete to ensure they are ready to digest the calculus topics from day 1 in class without having to feel overwhelmed with weaknesses in their non-calculus related training. I have taken about 15 calculus based courses as a student and I can truly say I love the subject! It's like learning a new language, which can be frustrating initially. But once you establish fluency it's very rewarding. Every student that has worked with me on a long term basis has passed the AP Calculus exam.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is often the most confusing subject for many students I've encountered simply because they don't make the connection that we are now dealing with lengths and angles. I use simple techniques that help my students truly understand the unit circle, graphs of trig functions and trig identities. I don't teach them to just memorize but rather to understand why these relationships and equations exist.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I recommend all students to do a thorough review 2-3 weeks BEFORE they start a calculus course. I have created a great 'crash course' packet that students can complete to ensure they are ready to digest the calculus topics from day 1 in class without having to feel overwhelmed with weaknesses in their non-calculus related training. I have taken about 15 calculus based courses as a student and I can truly say I love the subject! It's like learning a new language, which can be frustrating initially. But once you establish fluency it's very rewarding. Every student that has worked with me on a long term basis has passed the AP Calculus exam.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I received my undergraduate training in Math and Economics at UC Riverside. I received my Master's in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am about to begin my PhD in Economics this Fall at UC Riverside. I have a passion for Economics and I love to convey that to my students.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

I received my undergraduate training in Math and Economics at UC Riverside. I received my Master's in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am about to begin my PhD in Economics this Fall at UC Riverside. I have a passion for Economics and I love to convey that to my students.

Science

Physics

Sports/Recreation

Soccer

Soccer

I played club soccer between the ages of 6-18 years old. I played for the Irvine Strikers, which is consistently one of the best clubs in the nation. Collegiately, I played at Irvine Valley College and I continue to play twice a week competitively. I can teach the fundamentals of soccer tactically, technically and physically.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I recommend all students to do a thorough review 2-3 weeks BEFORE they start a calculus course. I have created a great 'crash course' packet that students can complete to ensure they are ready to digest the calculus topics from day 1 in class without having to feel overwhelmed with weaknesses in their non-calculus related training. I have taken about 15 calculus based courses as a student and I can truly say I love the subject! It's like learning a new language, which can be frustrating initially. But once you establish fluency it's very rewarding. Every student that has worked with me on a long term basis has passed the AP Calculus exam.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I received my undergraduate training in Math and Economics at UC Riverside. I received my Master's in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am about to begin my PhD in Economics this Fall at UC Riverside. I have a passion for Economics and I love to convey that to my students.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I received my undergraduate training in Math and Economics at UC Riverside. I received my Master's in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am about to begin my PhD in Economics this Fall at UC Riverside. I have a passion for Economics and I love to convey that to my students.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have tutored The ACT math to countless students in the past. In short, it is a 60 minute, 60 question section with a calculator, covering: Pre-algebra, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry and Trigonometry. Initially, I start with a diagnostic test for my students followed by a very thorough error analysis. All of which will be categorized into one of the sub-topics above and dealt with in isolation with high repetition. Student's must become very familiar with the test and the timing of it, which can be a constraint for many. This is done by practicing ACT questions at a high frequency each week. For example, 3 hours of ACT questions is, typically, less effective than 1 hour, 3 times per week even though the same amount of time was dedicated in each scenario. Homework should be expected and is very crucial to the process. Additionally, as for any standardized test, there are certain tricks that students can implement even when they aren't sure what the correct answer is to increase their chances of guessing correctly.
GRE, SAT Math, TOEFL

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Very well prepared

Sam helped me study for the GRE. He was great and very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the quantitative portion of the GRE. Sam prepared math problems for me to review to prepare before our session.

Sahvanna, 1 lesson with Sam

great teacher

He really helps go in depth with the material and is really good at explaining confusing concepts that I️ struggled with.

Andrew, 14 lessons with Sam

Made a 100 on my test with his help!!!

FANTASTIC tutor. He came to our session prepared with practice problems of the material I was struggling with and showed me tricks to make problems simpler and quicker. Could not have made a 100 without his help!!!

Caroline, 1 lesson with Sam

Amazing Tutor !

Patient, quick to pick up on what challenges my kids. We will be with Sam for a long time! Patient and instructs well. We've been with Sam for about 8 months now and I honestly believe Sam is the greatest tutor around. He recently helped us out with a scheduling problem. He is accommodating in every possible way. He reworked his schedule because of a last minute exam and covered the material from top to bottom. Yes, my kids are doing well in math because of Sam but I hope that they see the bigger picture and learn what a fine, young man Sam is and strive to be like him.

Tracy, 22 lessons with Sam

Excellent tutor

Sam is an excellent tutor, his knowledge of calculus and mathematics is very thorough and he clearly has the ability to work well with others and communicate with our son.

Melina, 12 lessons with Sam

Lifesaver

Sam is the man! Easy to communicate with and very flexible. Not only is he very personable, he also knows his stuff, and is well prepared. Would recommend 100%

Jordan , 2 lessons with Sam

Sam was well-prepared, patient and very capable of tutoring a wide variety of quantitative subjects.

Sam helped my daughter prepare for a physics quiz. We hired Sam to tutor AP Economics but he can also effectively tutor pre-calculus and physics. He's great!

Laurie, 31 lessons with Sam

Great first lesson, look forward to the next!

Great First lesson! Sam took time to review material and assessed areas that my son needed help with. Look forward to the next lesson.

Karen, 13 lessons with Sam

Patient and good at communicating subject matter.

Sam has very good tutoring skills and can quickly find the students pace. Our subject was college level calculus.

Cynthia, 22 lessons with Sam
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