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La Puente, CA

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Patient, result-oriented, specializing in SAT Math, Alg 2 and Chinese

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— Diane, La Habra, CA on 9/13/16

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SUNY-College at Oneonta
Mathematics

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SUNY-College at Oneonta (Mathematics)

About Yanshao

Hi, my name is Yan. I'm a math and Chinese tutor with 17 years of experience.

I started tutoring both subjects while I was a college student myself. I got hired by the Educational Opportunity Program(EOP) and the Foreign Language Department in my school to tutor other college students in math and Chinese. I also worked as a TA in EOP's pre-college programs where I conducted classroom-sized tutoring sessions. Upon graduation, I have taught SAT Math in a small classroom setting at a test prep school in NYC. And ever since, I've been working as a private tutor in both subjects, helping students from third grade to adult learners.

Currently, I'm focusing on working with high school and college students as well as adult learners in preparing for SAT/ACT Math, improving their grades in Algebra 2 and teaching them to read, write, listen and speak in Chinese (Mandarin).

I'm patient when it comes to understanding the students' concerns and finding ways to explain the concepts and solutions that suit the students' learning styles. I'm passionate about what I do; I believe everyone can thrive in math if given the right guidance and everyone can learn to speak Chinese despite it being conceived as a difficult language.


For SAT Math:
I have worked with many students over the years to get them ready for SAT/SAT II and PSAT Math portion. SAT Math is hard for a lot of students mainly because the questions are being asked in such unfamiliar ways. The topics tested in SAT math only goes up to Algebra 2, with some Trigonometry, Geometry and Statistics. Most high school students have already taken these courses when they started preparing for the SAT; however, their biggest problem is they couldn't recognize what the questions are asking.

So in my works with students in SAT prep, I often focus on "translating" the math problems into English and showing you how you can do that yourself. Most of the time, it's just a matter of understanding a handful of keywords and using them to come up with math equations for you to solve.


For Algebra 2:
Algebra 2 is my favorite topic in Math, so evidently I have tutored most in this topic. It's my absolute joy to see a student having an "ah-ha" moment after I explained different concepts in Algebra 2 with the methods, tips and "tricks" I have learned growing up in China.
Nowadays, I start to see more and more students equipped with some of these "tricks" when they come to my tutoring sessions. All of them have learned from math teachers who were educated up to high school in Asia. This is not to compare which educational system is better (I think both have their advantages and disadvantages), but the goal here is to show you that there are some concrete tools unknown to most American students. These tools are quick and effective. They will get the problems solved quickly and painlessly, and more importantly, they will finally bring about better understanding for you. Once things click, you enter a new world with math. Your grades will go up and the process of learning becomes more enjoyable.

Algebra 2 in high school is equivalent to Intermediate Algebra in college. College placement exams, career-related tests and private high school entrance exams are all testing on similar topics. It's also the essential founding piece for many standardized tests, such as SAT, ACT and GRE. You can see that Algebra 2 is a very important course, once you master Algebra 2, you can basically pass any of these tests and be a step further towards your dreams.


For Chinese:
I am a native speaker that was raised in China until college, then I became fluent in English during my studies and living in America. With fluency in both languages and close-to-native cultural understandings of both countries, it's easy for me to explain a difficult concept of Chinese into English for my students.

I work with high school and college students as well as adult learners in Chinese. Either at the beginner's or intermediate level, I help my students gain more confidence in their abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening in Chinese. I can help you with your existing school work, suggest and make up material that's suitable to your specific needs or work with whatever specialties you'd like to go in.

I have done voice over work in Mandarin for a computer game and a commercial for children's education app. I also have worked with actors and voice over talents with their pronunciations for their scripts.

Test prep is another area I tutor my students in. It includes HSK (a Chinese proficiency test for non-native speakers), AP Chinese and SAT Chinese. I cover test-taking techniques and cultural lessons that are applicable to help boost your scores in those tests.

As long as you also put in hard work in your free time, you'd see progress after each month. We can set goals together and make sure the lessons are designed to hit those goals. Once you get the basics down in Chinese, it's a matter of learning the vocabularies on your own and just come to me for clarification in grammar and corrections in pronunciations. "Self-study + Targeted Help = Fluency in a short period of time", which should be the goal for language learners at any age. And I'm dedicated to help you achieve that.


If I sound like a good match for you and your children, please don't hesitate to send me a message today so we can let the learning begin. If you have any further questions, I'd be glad to answer you promptly. Looking forward to be working with you.

Rate:
$59/hr: public places near tutor, 1.5 hrs minimum/session.
$55/hr: online, 1 hr minimum/session.

Standardized tests: 2 hrs minimum/session online or in-person.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation/rescheduling within 24 hours and no-shows are subject to the full amount due for the whole time slot booked.
Hi, my name is Yan. I'm a math and Chinese tutor with 17 years of experience.

I started tutoring both subjects while I was a college student myself. I got hired by the Educational Opportunity Program(EOP) and the Foreign Language Department in my school to tutor other college students in math and Chinese. I also worked as a TA in EOP's
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$59/hr: public places near tutor, 1.5 hrs minimum/session. $55/hr: online, 1 hr minimum/session. Standardized tests are 2 hrs minimum/session online or in-person.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of La Puente, CA 91744

"Beyond Amazing tutor!"

- Diane, La Habra, CA on 9/13/16

"Very helpful and flexible tutor!"

- Jack, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 4/17/17

"Fantastic tutor"

- Gus, Whittier, CA on 1/29/17

"Knowledgeable, friendly, and patient tutor"

- Sydney, Arcadia, CA on 12/6/16

"No complaints!"

- Sandra, Glendora, CA on 10/26/16

"Excellent tutor."

- Christian, La Mirada, CA on 10/22/16

"Great First Lesson!"

- Vincent, San Dimas, CA on 10/19/16

"Excellent tutor."

- Phillip, Fullerton, CA on 10/4/16

"She is an amazing tutor!!!!"

- Felipe, Pomona, CA on 5/13/16

"Willing to Work with Student; Knowledgeable and Patient"

- Amanda, Rowland Heights, CA on 2/26/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
GED, GMAT, GRE, Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Language:
Chinese
Business:
GMAT, GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ACT Math

I have worked with many students over the years to get them ready for ACT Math portion. In general, ACT Math is an easier test compared with SAT Math; it's being accepted by more colleges now and consequently has gained more popularity with the students and parents in the past few years.

ACT Math is not as tricky as SAT Math, however, the questions are still being worded in ways that are very different from what you usually see in your high school math courses. With this understanding, I focus on "translating" the math problems into English for my students. Once you get comfortable with comprehending the questions in a short time, you most likely can solve the problems since the knowledge is covered in your high school courses. I will also show you techniques to bring up your speed without making careless mistakes so you could finish the 60 questions of this rigorous test within 60 minutes with confidence.

Usually, students see a 5-point increase after 2 months of tutoring, 4-6 hours/week.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is one of the most common subjects I have come across with my students. I have a lot of experience with this subject and have helped many students get better grades.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is my favorite topic in Math, so evidently I have tutored most in this topic. It's my absolute joy to see a student having an "ah-ha" moment after I explained different concepts in Algebra 2 with the methods, tips and "tricks" I have learned growing up in China.

Nowadays, I start to see more and more students equipped with some of these "tricks" when they come to my tutoring sessions. All of them have learned from math teachers who were educated up to high school in Asia. This is not to compare which educational system is better (I think both have their advantages and disadvantages), but the goal here is to show you that there are some concrete tools unknown to most American students. These tools are quick and effective. They will get the problems solved quickly and painlessly, and more importantly, they will finally bring about better understanding for you. Once things click, you enter a new world with math. Your grades will go up and the process of learning becomes more enjoyable.

Algebra 2 in high school is equivalent to Intermediate Algebra in college. College placement exams, career-related tests and private high school entrance exams are all testing on similar topics. It's also the essential founding piece for many standardized tests, such as SAT, ACT and GRE. You can see that Algebra 2 is a very important course, once you master Algebra 2, you can basically pass any of these tests and be a step further towards your dreams.

Chinese

I work with high school and college students as well as adult learners in Chinese. Either at the beginner's or intermediate level, I help my students gain more confidence in their abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening in Chinese. I can help you with your existing school work, suggest and make up material that's suitable to your specific needs or work with whatever specialties you'd like to go in.

I am a native speaker that was raised in China until college, then I became fluent in English. I have done voice over work in Mandarin for a computer game and a commercial for children's education app. I also have worked with actors and voice over talents with their pronunciations for their scripts.

Test prep is another area I tutor my students in. It includes HSK (a Chinese proficiency test for non-native speakers), AP Chinese and SAT Chinese. I cover test-taking techniques and cultural lessons that are applicable to help boost your scores in those tests.

As long as you also put in hard work in your free time, you'd see progress after each month. We can set goals together and make sure the lessons are designed to hit those goals. Once you get the basics down in Chinese, it's a matter of learning the vocabularies on your own and just come to me for clarification in grammar and corrections in pronunciations. "Self-study + Targeted Help = Fluency in a short period of time", which should be the goal for language learners at any age. And I'm dedicated to help you achieve that.

SAT Math

I have worked with many students over the years to get them ready for SAT/SAT II and PSAT Math portion. SAT Math is hard for a lot of students mainly because the questions are being asked in such unfamiliar ways. The topics tested in SAT math only goes up to Algebra 2, with some Trigonometry, Geometry and Statistics. Most high school students have already taken these courses when they started preparing for the SAT; however, their biggest problem is they couldn't recognize what the questions are asking.

So in my works with students in SAT prep, I often focus on "translating" the math problems into English and showing you how you can do that yourself. Most of the time, it's just a matter of understanding a handful of keywords and using them to come up with math equations for you to solve.

Once you get comfortable with comprehending the questions quickly by yourself, you most likely can solve the problems since the knowledge is covered in your high school courses. If at that time, we discover some gaps in your understanding of any of those topics, I will work with you specifically in those areas to tidy up your knowledge. I’ll show you when to use mental math and when to use the calculator so you can be the most efficient with your time. I will also show you other techniques to solve the problems quickly without making careless mistakes so we can ensure you will finish all the problems in a timely manner with confidence.

Usually, students see a 100-point increase after 2 months of tutoring, 4-6 hours/week.

SUNY-College at Oneonta
Mathematics

Education

SUNY-College at Oneonta (Mathematics)

Beyond Amazing tutor!

She is an expert in Math , extremely professional, and my daughter loves her ! She is patient and explains every step at a level my daughter is able to grasp and retain. We have had 3 sessions thus far, and have set up more for my daughter's next semester of Algebra 2. I can't say enough about how pleased we are and happy we found Yanshao. I highly recommend her! She is the last tutor you will nee

— Diane, La Habra, CA on 9/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $59.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$59/hr: public places near tutor, 1.5 hrs minimum/session. $55/hr: online, 1 hr minimum/session. Standardized tests are 2 hrs minimum/session online or in-person.

Travel policy

Yanshao will travel within 25 miles of La Puente, CA 91744.