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Amir V.

Irvine, CA

$125/hour

Computer Science, Chemistry, Math & Science, Chemical Engineering

600+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/16/16
4.9 average from 156 ratings
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College of Engineering, university of Akron
Chemical and Polymer Engineering
The University of Notre Dame
Master's
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Northwestern University
PhD

Education

College of Engineering, university of Akron (Chemical and Polymer Engineering)

The University of Notre Dame (Master's)

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Northwestern University (PhD)

About Amir

I have teaching record of 5.0 for Chemistry and calculus AP scores. I am currently working as a developer for a software company and was a lecturer at California State University. I have obtained my teaching knowledge during my Ph.D as well as my postdocs where I worked with famous scientists in high ranked Chemical Engineering/Chemistry schools such as Northwestern University and University of Notre Dame. I have experience teaching at California State University, Northwestern University, and University of Akron.

I combined this knowledge with my individual ideas about educating in bachelor, masters, and Ph.D. levels. I have the experience of teaching in a broad range of courses in Chemical Engineering as listed in my CV including: numerical methods, unit operation lab, mass transfer, classical thermodynamics, process design, process economics, advance thermodynamics, reactor design. I was a teaching assistant for these courses and lectured them while the professor was attending a conference. I believe that learning process has two connected paths: (i) independent learning and (ii) teamwork.

Based on this philosophy, I think that each individual student has the ability to grasp and interpret the subject based on her/his talent. Our society needs future leaders as well as people who can work for those leaders. That’s why we need to educate our students based on their talent and creativity so that they would be a good fit for their careers. The duty of the teacher to get involved with students and know each individual goals and talents to help them forming a team where they can develop their individual creativities as well as their teamwork skills.

I urge the students to discover for themselves, discuss the problems with their classmates, and ask appropriate questions during the class or during the office hours. The teaching style would be a combination of modern and old-fashioned methods so that as they follow the slides they also have the opportunity to derive the equations and interpret the meaning of each relationship on the blackboard.

To me, teaching provides an opportunity for continuing the learning process that would certainly help me in my research where I need a deep knowledge of the subject. Also, I enjoy encouraging my students to think about the problems in a passionate fashion and try to learn based on their own talents and develop/create new ways to understand the scientific challenges while proposing methods for solving them. Finally, I believe in “systematic thinking” in which the problems break down into simple pieces but “not simpler” where there is not enough information to process. On the other hand, tutoring is like simulation but you should consider all of the scales that are practical for the specific target.

My ability to communicate with the students and provide them the learning style that can help them attack problems based on their critical thinking and independent learning.

I have published numerous scientific papers in physics, chemistry and chemical engineering journals and I know the fundamental behind the scientific problems.

My goal is to provide a learning style for students so that they can leave the tutoring session with pure understanding of the theoretical and experimental aspects. I have a unique teaching style that is essential for getting good grades and for learning the core topics. Students! Don't miss out this opportunity!

Here are some of the courses that I taught so far:
Java, C++, Javascript, MATLAB, Aspen Plus, Chemcad, Stoichiometry, Fluid Mechanics, Material Science, physical chemistry, Thermodynamics, Statistics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Algebra, Chemistry (including AP&Honor), Calculus (including AP), and Physics (including AP).
I have teaching record of 5.0 for Chemistry and calculus AP scores. I am currently working as a developer for a software company and was a lecturer at California State University. I have obtained my teaching knowledge during my Ph.D as well as my postdocs where I worked with famous scientists in high ranked Chemical Engineering/Chemistry schools Read more

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Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Group rate: $120/hr per student

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Irvine, CA 92618
Background Check: Passed

"Awesome teacher !"

- Jeremy, Santa Ana, CA on 9/18/17

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Raghu, Santa Ana, CA on 8/7/17

"Very patient!"

- Behdad, Mission Viejo, CA on 11/16/16

"Useful c++ tutorial"

- Dalal, Irvine, CA on 10/16/16

"Quick results noted"

- Mohammed, Corona, CA on 6/19/16

"Fantastic; polite and professional"

- Shana, Villa Park, CA on 6/13/16

"Unique tutoring"

- Mohammed, New York, NY on 5/5/16

"Experienced and patient teacher saved the day!"

- Linda, Capistrano Beach, CA on 4/12/16

"Perfect Tutor"

- George, Irvine, CA on 4/8/16

"Very patient!"

- Rebecca, Newport Beach, CA on 3/19/16

"Highly recommend"

- Lauren, Laguna Hills, CA on 3/19/16

"Kind and very knowlegeable tutor"

- Ngoc, Huntington Beach, CA on 3/15/16

"Very Knowedgeable"

- Maritza, Anaheim, CA on 3/2/16

"perfect"

- Max, Ladera Ranch, CA on 12/18/15

"Best teacher ever!"

- Mick, Long Beach, CA on 12/14/15

"Patient Tutor"

- Jan, Irvine, CA on 11/10/15

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- Aylar, Doylestown, PA on 11/8/15

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Garrett, Upland, CA on 11/2/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Elementary Math,
GED, Geometry,
GMAT, GRE, Linear Algebra,
Microsoft Excel, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biostatistics,
Chemical Engineering,
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physics,
PSAT
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development, GED, GMAT, GRE, IELTS, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, ASP.NET, C,
C#,
C++,
Computer Engineering, Computer Programming,
Computer Science, Fortran,
Graphic Design, HTML, Java, JavaScript,
Linux,
Mathematica, MATLAB,
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Python,
SQL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Farsi,
IELTS, Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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.

Algebra 1

Algebra was my favorite subject when I was a high school student. I taught this subject to many high school , college and university students and used it in my daily life and research. I have a systematic approach for teaching this course along with the required formula for improving your grades.

Algebra 2

I have experience teaching Algebra 2 to high school, college and university students.

Biostatistics

I performed biostatistics during my research at Northwestern University where I conducted studies on cancer cells. I performed biostatistics for cell culture as well as cell motility analysis along with the in-situ simulation of cellular activity.

C

I performed C programming during my chemical engineering studies where I had to design pilot plant prototypes. Further I implemented C programming in the plant design and economic during my journey in chemical engineering. C is one of the fundamental languages that is needed to be learnt thoroughly.

C#

I used C# when I was developing a website related to molecular modeling. C# is an excellent language for web developing and is an essential for somebody who is looking for web design applications and careers.

C++

I performed C++ programming in all of my PhD research where I was developing a new software based on molecular simulation. I was also a developer for several molecular simulation packages including Cassandra and Chematica.

Calculus

I learned calculus when I was at primary school.

Chemical Engineering

I have obtained my teaching knowledge during my Ph.D as well as my postdocs where I worked with famous scientists in high ranked Chemical Engineering/Chemistry schools such as Northwestern University and University of Notre Dame. I combined this knowledge with my individual ideas about educating in bachelor, masters, and Ph.D. levels. I have the experience of teaching in a broad range of courses in Chemical Engineering as listed in my CV including: numerical methods, unit operation lab, mass transfer, classical thermodynamics, process design, process economics, advance thermodynamics, reactor design. I was a teaching assistant for these courses and lectured them while the professor was attending a conference. I also would like to develop two new courses mainly on Dynamic Self Assembly and Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics in Chemical and Biological Systems. In the first course I would like to talk about the mechanism and thermodynamics of the nonequilibrium self-assembly and entropy evolution in these systems. In the second course I will implement the nonequilibrium thermodynamic framework for practical applications in in chemistry, biology, and chemical engineering systems such as molecular devices, radicals, photoswitchable nanoparticles, cells, etc. I believe that learning process has two connected paths: (i) independent learning and (ii) teamwork. Based on this philosophy, I think that each individual student has the ability to grasp and interpret the subject based on her/his talent. Our society needs future leaders as well as people who can work for those leaders. That’s why we need to educate our students based on their talent and creativity so that they would be a good fit for their careers. The duty of the teacher to get involved with students and know each individual goals and talents to help them forming a team where they can develop their individual creativities as well as their teamwork skills.
As a tutor in the multidisciplinary fields of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics, I make the classroom as an interactive place such that I provide the access to information and guide them through problems rather than acting as the only source of information. I urge the students to discover for themselves, discuss the problems with their classmates, and ask appropriate questions during the class or during the office hours. The teaching style would be a combination of modern and old-fashioned methods so that as they follow the slides they also have the opportunity to derive the equations and interpret the meaning of each relationship on the blackboard.
To me, tutoring provides an opportunity for continuing the learning process that would certainly help me in my research where I need a deep knowledge of the subject. Also, I enjoy encouraging my students to think about the problems in a passionate fashion and try to learn based on their own talents and develop/create new ways to understand the scientific challenges while proposing methods for solving them. Finally, I believe in “systematic thinking” in which the problems break down into simple pieces but “not simpler” where there is not enough information to process. On the other hand, teaching is like simulation but you should consider all of the scales that are practical for the specific target.

Chemistry

I have experience in teaching chemistry for undergraduate and graduate levels. I also performed research in Chemistry related fields during my PhD and postdocs at Northwestern University and University of Notre Dame. Moreover, I enjoy chemistry as the fundamental science that can be implemented as an architecture to build new areas of discovery in our modern society.

Computer Programming

I preformed programming during my BS, MS, and PhD using different languages such as VB, MATLAB, C++, FORTRAN, Pascal, C#, Java, and Python. I have also taught several courses during my BS to the college students. I can be a great help for people who are interested in this subject.

Differential Equations

I had differential equations as a course in my undergrad studies (I got an A). I also utilized this course in my research for example for retrosynthetic studies where interaction of the chemical reaction network is based on solving multiple differential equations. Finally, I was a TA for this course during my graduate studies where I had to breakdown the problems in a systematic way so everybody could grasp the solution.

Elementary Math

Elementary math is fun for me b/c it is essential to teach this subject correctly to the students. I have skills and teaching methods for this course that can be implemented for improving grades and a thorough learning perspective.

Farsi

I am Persian and Farsi is my native language. I taught several students who were interested in learning Farsi before in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

Fortran

I performed some of my Ph.D. research using Fortran programming for the molecular theories that I developed. Fortran was also one of the programming languages that has been taught during my bachelor in chemical engineering.

Geometry

I have geometry for undergraduate and graduate level students. I also have research experience in all area of math including geometry where I use mathematical modeling to formulate biophysical science. Geometry is a hobby for me because it is all about a beauty of ordering different structures in a close packed configuration.

JavaScript

I performed javascripting while doing research in chemistry and biochemistry fields. I used to write my own javascripts to submit my molecular simulation jobs on supercomputing clusters.

Linear Algebra

I taught linear algebra to several students and I always implemented linear algebra in the daily life. We need this method to solve for complicated problems and for engineering applications where simplification is a viable tool for approximation. I am currently a lecturer at California State University. I have obtained my teaching knowledge during my Ph.D as well as my postdocs where I worked with famous scientists in high ranked Chemical Engineering/Chemistry schools such as Northwestern University and University of Notre Dame.

Linux

I have experience with linux while doing research in chemistry and biochemistry fields. I utilized the linux environment for shell scripting and simulation applications.

MATLAB

I used MATLAB in all of my chemical engineering courses and I taught MATLAB to several students this year. I think MATLAB is an essential tool for people who are looking into modeling and designing softwares.

Organic Chemistry

I have performed extensive molecular simulation in organic chemistry and I developed a software based on organic chemistry. I know the structures and properties of most organic molecules.

Physics

I taught physics to undergraduate as well as graduate students. I implemented physics in my research where I modeled polymer solutions thermodynamics utilizing polymer physics rules. Also, I consider physics as a tool to simplify my mathematical models I encounter in my daily life.

Python

I performed coding in Python for almost 10 years in all of my scientific projects and term papers. I used it in data science and all related subjects. Also, I implemented in in chemistry and life sciences.

College of Engineering, university of Akron
Chemical and Polymer Engineering
The University of Notre Dame
Master's
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Northwestern University
PhD

Education

College of Engineering, university of Akron (Chemical and Polymer Engineering)

The University of Notre Dame (Master's)

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Northwestern University (PhD)

Awesome teacher !

Amir is very knowledgeable, very patient and accessible. I really like working with Amir! I would recommend him to anyone taking college chemistry! I was struggling with fundamental concepts and Amir took the time to walk me through and actually help me understand chemistry. I will continue to work with him!

— Jeremy, Santa Ana, CA on 9/18/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Group rate: $120/hr per student

Travel policy

Amir will travel within 20 miles of Irvine, CA 92618.