Breaking it down, step-by-step
Breaking it down, step-by-step
AIREEN, 3 lessons with Tan
Response time: 2 hours
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!
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Personally, I have had a hard time with school and life. This year my anxiety for school got out of control, but i still wanted to fight through it. Homework and school became a struggle. With Tan, it became simple and easier to handle. I finally found someone who is able to explain everything step-by-step. I am happy to have found a tutor who cares and takes the time to be patient, and makes even "difficult subjects" seem easy and fun. Because of Tan, I finally found Joy in Learning.AIREEN, 3 lessons with Tan
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, 18 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 , 85 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
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 recommendGina, 1 lesson with Tan
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
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
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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