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Tan H.

Breaking it down, step-by-step

Breaking it down, step-by-step

$80/hour

  • 648 hours tutoring

  • La Mesa, CA 91941

About Tan


Bio

I am a graduate of UC San Diego with a degree in Management Science and a minor in Art. I have a Master of Education from UC San Diego with credentials to teach Mathematics and Physics. I have supplemental credentials to also teach Business, Economics, and Art. As a high school student I scored 790 on my SAT Math, 800 on my SAT II Math 2, and competed at the American Invitational Math Exam level.

I tutor because someone once told me that I'm really good at breaking down hard-to-understand...

I am a graduate of UC San Diego with a degree in Management Science and a minor in Art. I have a Master of Education from UC San Diego with credentials to teach Mathematics and Physics. I have supplemental credentials to also teach Business, Economics, and Art. As a high school student I scored 790 on my SAT Math, 800 on my SAT II Math 2, and competed at the American Invitational Math Exam level.

I tutor because someone once told me that I'm really good at breaking down hard-to-understand concepts into easy-to-understand examples. I tried teaching and, as a result, have been enjoying it for the last 13 years!

I have taught at public schools, charter schools, private schools, and international schools. Furthermore, I've taught at both middle schools and high schools. I've had tremendous success teaching in both gifted and talented classes as well as remedial classes. At every public school I've worked at, I've been able to contribute to raising the Academic Performance Index score because of my tireless effort to help students at all levels of abilities as well as help colleagues do the same. I'm the teacher who comes in early, tutors at lunch, helps other teachers during my prep time, stays late, and answers student emails throughout the evening. I am passionate about education and have done a lot to ensure the success of my students.

My success with students have mainly been in the way I explain things. I develop very simple and effective techniques and skills for my students that will help them in all classes. My goal is to help students not only achieve and succeed in their current class, but to set the correct study habits and skills so that they will succeed in future classes. I don't believe in short cuts or quick fixes. My goal is to help the student achieve academic success that is long-lasting.

I often spend hours preparing for students outside the scheduled tutoring sessions. When I commit to take on a student, I make it my goal as a teacher/tutor to ensure that my student has all the necessary resources and information necessary to prepare for their coursework. You will find me up late at night preparing practice tests and quizzes to emulate upcoming assessments.

Finally, I am patient. I understand the struggles a student goes through when they're in a challenging class. I have had my fair share of struggles during my undergraduate and graduate years. For this, I have developed the skills to overcome those challenges. My ability to relate to students has allowed me to be patient with students and help motivate them. And when they are, I help them to activate it in order to achieve their objectives!

Many of my students have gone on to selective universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and UC San Diego. They have often commented on how my classes, expectations, and mentorship have prepared them well to handle university-level coursework. I understand what it's like to go through a demanding university program. As a result, I work hard at preparing them for that future.

I would be more than happy to help you reach your potential in education!

~Tan


Education

University of California, San Diego
Management Science
University of California, San Diego
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Rate details: Students in La Mesa = $80 Drive outside La Mesa = $80+
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of La Mesa, CA 91941
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/12/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Drawing

Drawing

I graduated UC San Diego with a Minor in Studio Art. I have taught art classes at the high school level. My main focus is in pencil drawing as well as pen and ink. Art my favorite subject, along with math!

Business

Business,

Business

I currently hold a supplemental credential to teach Business. My degree at UCSD is Management Science (or the science of managing businesses). In fact, I am currently running my own businesses.
Econometrics,

Econometrics

My degree at UCSD was in Management Science (or the science of running a business). This degree focused heavily on Econometrics as one of the core foundations behind analyzing data for economic purposes.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

My degree is in Management Science, which covered economics extensively. I also currently hold credentials to teach economics and business. I am very familiar with micro- and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics and game theory.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

My degree is in Management Science, which covered economics extensively. I also currently hold credentials to teach economics and business. I am very familiar with micro- and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics and game theory.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

Adobe Flash,

Adobe Flash

I am a web designer who has taught web designing classes. I originally started designing webpages via Adobe Flash, including programming with Action Script 3.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I fix computers as a side business. I have extensive knowledge of MS Windows up to the current Windows 8.1. I maintain the computers at a local grocery chain.
Web Design,

Web Design

I am a web designer who has taught web designing classes. I am proficient with HTML, CSS3, Javascript, and PHP. I have developed my own websites and websites for others.
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Adobe Flash,

Adobe Flash

I am a web designer who has taught web designing classes. I originally started designing webpages via Adobe Flash, including programming with Action Script 3.
Business,

Business

I currently hold a supplemental credential to teach Business. My degree at UCSD is Management Science (or the science of managing businesses). In fact, I am currently running my own businesses.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

My degree is in Management Science, which covered economics extensively. I also currently hold credentials to teach economics and business. I am very familiar with micro- and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics and game theory.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

My degree is in Management Science, which covered economics extensively. I also currently hold credentials to teach economics and business. I am very familiar with micro- and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics and game theory.
Web Design,

Web Design

I am a web designer who has taught web designing classes. I am proficient with HTML, CSS3, Javascript, and PHP. I have developed my own websites and websites for others.
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught many sections of Algebra I both at the high school level and middle school level. In fact, I have developed such a great way of teaching Algebra that I have had tremendous success at urban middle and high schools with over 90% of my students Proficient or Advanced by the end of the year.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels including AP Calculus. I have taught many sections of Algebra I both at the high school level and middle school level. I have had tremendous success at urban middle and high schools with over 90% of my students Proficient or Advanced by the end of the year.
Calculus,

Calculus

I currently have credentials to teach math at all levels including AP Calculus. I have taught AP Calculus at the high school level with tremendous success. My students had a pass rate of 98% on the AP Calculus Exam!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught many sections of Geometry at the high school level. In fact, this is one of my favorite topics to teach and tutor. I have a background in art and so Geometry comes as something easy for me because I can "see" how the math works. Let me "show" you Geometry!
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

My degree is in Management Science, which covered economics extensively. I also currently hold credentials to teach economics and business. I am very familiar with micro- and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics and game theory.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

My degree is in Management Science, which covered economics extensively. I also currently hold credentials to teach economics and business. I am very familiar with micro- and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics and game theory.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've taught math for over 13 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught Pre Algebra at the middle school level and have had tremendous success.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught several sections of Pre-Calculus at the high school level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. Part of my teaching is to preparing students for different types of standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT, PSAT, CST, AP and IB. I have given workshops prepping students for these exams.
Statistics

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. Part of my teaching is to preparing students for different types of standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT, PSAT, CST, AP and IB. I have given workshops prepping students for these exams.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught many sections of Algebra I both at the high school level and middle school level. In fact, I have developed such a great way of teaching Algebra that I have had tremendous success at urban middle and high schools with over 90% of my students Proficient or Advanced by the end of the year.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels including AP Calculus. I have taught many sections of Algebra I both at the high school level and middle school level. I have had tremendous success at urban middle and high schools with over 90% of my students Proficient or Advanced by the end of the year.
Calculus,

Calculus

I currently have credentials to teach math at all levels including AP Calculus. I have taught AP Calculus at the high school level with tremendous success. My students had a pass rate of 98% on the AP Calculus Exam!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught many sections of Geometry at the high school level. In fact, this is one of my favorite topics to teach and tutor. I have a background in art and so Geometry comes as something easy for me because I can "see" how the math works. Let me "show" you Geometry!
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra has been a core topic as part of my Economics-related degree. Understanding Linear Algebra requires a good understanding of Algebra--this is one of my strengths as a math teacher/tutor. I've taught this course successfully to many students.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've taught math for over 13 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught Pre Algebra at the middle school level and have had tremendous success.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught several sections of Pre-Calculus at the high school level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. Part of my teaching is to preparing students for different types of standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT, PSAT, CST, AP and IB. I have given workshops prepping students for these exams.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught several sections of Trigonometry at the high school level.
Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught many sections of Algebra I both at the high school level and middle school level. In fact, I have developed such a great way of teaching Algebra that I have had tremendous success at urban middle and high schools with over 90% of my students Proficient or Advanced by the end of the year.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels including AP Calculus. I have taught many sections of Algebra I both at the high school level and middle school level. I have had tremendous success at urban middle and high schools with over 90% of my students Proficient or Advanced by the end of the year.
Calculus,

Calculus

I currently have credentials to teach math at all levels including AP Calculus. I have taught AP Calculus at the high school level with tremendous success. My students had a pass rate of 98% on the AP Calculus Exam!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught many sections of Geometry at the high school level. In fact, this is one of my favorite topics to teach and tutor. I have a background in art and so Geometry comes as something easy for me because I can "see" how the math works. Let me "show" you Geometry!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've taught math for over 13 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught Pre Algebra at the middle school level and have had tremendous success.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught several sections of Pre-Calculus at the high school level.
Statistics

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

My degree is in Management Science, which covered economics extensively. I also currently hold credentials to teach economics and business. I am very familiar with micro- and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics and game theory.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

My degree is in Management Science, which covered economics extensively. I also currently hold credentials to teach economics and business. I am very familiar with micro- and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics and game theory.

Science

Econometrics

Econometrics

My degree at UCSD was in Management Science (or the science of running a business). This degree focused heavily on Econometrics as one of the core foundations behind analyzing data for economic purposes.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels through AP Calculus. I have taught many sections of Algebra I both at the high school level and middle school level. In fact, I have developed such a great way of teaching Algebra that I have had tremendous success at urban middle and high schools with over 90% of my students Proficient or Advanced by the end of the year.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I currently hold a credential to teach mathematics at all levels including AP Calculus. I have taught many sections of Algebra I both at the high school level and middle school level. I have had tremendous success at urban middle and high schools with over 90% of my students Proficient or Advanced by the end of the year.
Calculus,

Calculus

I currently have credentials to teach math at all levels including AP Calculus. I have taught AP Calculus at the high school level with tremendous success. My students had a pass rate of 98% on the AP Calculus Exam!
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught many sections of Geometry at the high school level. In fact, this is one of my favorite topics to teach and tutor. I have a background in art and so Geometry comes as something easy for me because I can "see" how the math works. Let me "show" you Geometry!
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

My degree is in Management Science, which covered economics extensively. I also currently hold credentials to teach economics and business. I am very familiar with micro- and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics and game theory.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

My degree is in Management Science, which covered economics extensively. I also currently hold credentials to teach economics and business. I am very familiar with micro- and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics and game theory.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. Part of my teaching is to preparing students for different types of standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT, PSAT, CST, AP and IB. I have given workshops prepping students for these exams.
Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. Part of my teaching is to preparing students for different types of standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT, PSAT, CST, AP and IB. I have given workshops prepping students for these exams.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I've taught math for the last 12 years. My experience has been at the middle school and high school levels. Part of my teaching is to preparing students for different types of standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT, PSAT, CST, AP and IB. I have given workshops prepping students for these exams.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Great Demeanor With Kids

Tan worked with my son to help prepare him for the SAT. Tan's approach was to first understand where the "holes" were in my son's math fundamentals. Once those were identified and fixed, he progressed from there. Tan had a patient and steady approach to his teaching. A highly competent math teacher, who showed genuine interest in understanding our son's thought processes. Tan met with our son 3x a week - built an easy rapport with our son who even looked forward to the lessons. Can't say enough good things about Tan.

Doug, 26 lessons with Tan

One word: AMAZING!!

I couldn't be more thankful that I found Tan to help me with my Statistics course! I have such a difficult time with mathematical comprehension, but Tan breaks it down so that even the most novice mathematician can comprehend the theories! He was a huge help! I would highly recommend him! He is patient and has a very understandable vocabulary of the technical language that I find to be most confusing! Thank you so much Tan! You're a life saver!

Amber, 1 lesson with Tan

Very accommodating and knowledgeable

We really appreciate Tan for tutoring our son on his AP Physics. He went up and beyond of his way to accommodate us on his busy schedule. He was knowledgeable, approachable and patient. My son really likes him and we are really satisfied on services. Thank you very much Tan.

Sophia and Jazon, 1 lesson with Tan

Knowledgeable patient tutor

Tan is an excellent tutor and he explains things very clearly. He knows what each individual person needs to succeed and my grade in math has gone up because of his help. Best tutor I have ever had!

Elizabeth , 110 lessons with Tan

Excellent math tutor

Very patient and engaging. He made my son feel very comfortable and more confident with his math skills. Highly recommend.

Kim , 2 lessons with Tan

Great tutor

Tan was very helpful and explained things that made it seem easy. He gave good examples and broke steps down effortlessly. He's not intimidating and I felt comfortable throughout the entire session. Definitely recommend

Gina, 1 lesson with Tan

very enthusiastic

Tan is so friendly and enthusiastic about the subject matter. We can tell that he is using every trick in his bag to help my son understand concepts that are difficult for him. Slowly but surely my son is improving. What I like best is that because Tan is so personable, my son doesn't dread his tutoring sessions. Thanks Tan.

Katie, 18 lessons with Tan

Great experience

Tan has a good way of explaining things. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs help in math!

Allyson, 1 lesson with Tan

Excellent

Simplified topics and broke them down until I understood them! Made them very simple and easy. Increased my confidence in topics!

Naser, 1 lesson with Tan
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