Engineer, Surfer Dude, Football Player, USC Alum, Math Aficionado

Eric C.
Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $90

Engineer, Surfer Dude, Football Player, USC Alum, Math Aficionado

Eric C.
Featured Review:

## Excellent Tutor

Nick, 18 lessons with EricI was struggling with Calculus 1 and Eric was able to clearly explain the concepts I was having trouble with. He is patient and able to explain solutions to problems in alternative ways if I don't at first understand. After a few tutoring sessions, I got a 94 on my next exam! I am still being tutored by Eric and have gone from thinking I might not pass the course to thinking I have a chance to ace it. I highly recommend him.

I began tutoring math as a freshman in high school as I've always had a gift with numbers. I would mostly be called upon to help my classmates with homework, but as my reputation as a math tutor grew across campus I became the go-to guy for all grade levels.

I went to USC to study Biomedical Engineering, and it is here that I started tutoring professionally. I joined multiple tutoring organizations with a variety of student populations in the LA area from kindergarten up to high school....

Biomedical Engineer

Loading...

Calculus,
#### Calculus

Nobody ever truly mastered Algebra until they took Calculus.
What I have found over the years of teaching this subject is that Calculus is actually incredibly easy; it's the Algebra that gives students nightmares. Calc is nothing more than highly advanced Algebra with two powerful new operators introduced: the derivative and the integral. Most of the time these operators make algebraic expressions very difficult to manage, even though on their own they are generally easy to execute. When I teach this subject to my students I try to point out that a 10-step Calculus problem is usually 4 steps of prep, 1 step of Calculus, and 5 steps of cleaning up. Since everyone who has taken Calc knows Algebra, this approach tends to give them a lot more confidence in their abilities. When I teach Calculus I focus on showing students the most efficient way of tackling seemingly impossible problems with just a little bit of strategic algebraic manipulation. This makes those very messy problems clean up very nicely afterward.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

If there were ever a course that drives the point home that "You must learn it the hard way in order to appreciate the easy way," it'd be Pre-Calculus. The Algebra involved in Pre-Calc is incredibly daunting, and when you're first introduced to limits (most importantly, a function's behavior at infinity), it'll likely blow your mind. This course will give you a full year to refine and polish your algebra skills to prep you for calculus, and I will be an incredible help for some of the confusing functions you'll come across. I'll also be able to show you why you're learning the subject at hand and how it'll apply when you jump into calculus as well.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra
Calculus,
#### Calculus

Nobody ever truly mastered Algebra until they took Calculus.
What I have found over the years of teaching this subject is that Calculus is actually incredibly easy; it's the Algebra that gives students nightmares. Calc is nothing more than highly advanced Algebra with two powerful new operators introduced: the derivative and the integral. Most of the time these operators make algebraic expressions very difficult to manage, even though on their own they are generally easy to execute. When I teach this subject to my students I try to point out that a 10-step Calculus problem is usually 4 steps of prep, 1 step of Calculus, and 5 steps of cleaning up. Since everyone who has taken Calc knows Algebra, this approach tends to give them a lot more confidence in their abilities. When I teach Calculus I focus on showing students the most efficient way of tackling seemingly impossible problems with just a little bit of strategic algebraic manipulation. This makes those very messy problems clean up very nicely afterward.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

If there were ever a course that drives the point home that "You must learn it the hard way in order to appreciate the easy way," it'd be Pre-Calculus. The Algebra involved in Pre-Calc is incredibly daunting, and when you're first introduced to limits (most importantly, a function's behavior at infinity), it'll likely blow your mind. This course will give you a full year to refine and polish your algebra skills to prep you for calculus, and I will be an incredible help for some of the confusing functions you'll come across. I'll also be able to show you why you're learning the subject at hand and how it'll apply when you jump into calculus as well.

Trigonometry,
#### Trigonometry

Trigonometry is my favorite subject to teach, because as an engineer, I love being able to approach a problem from 3 or 4 different angles and arrive at the same conclusion. With Trig, you're able to do just that. If the definition of sine from a right triangle isn't useful for solving a problem, maybe the graph of the sine wave is; if that's not useful, maybe the unit circle will make life easier. Trig is essentially a gigantic toolbox for solving problems, but for many students it's incredibly disorganized and they don't realize when to use one tool or the other efficiently. Everyone knows that a large wrench can double as a hammer but it's not exactly an ideal tool for putting a nail in a wall, so it'll make the job harder than it needs to be. I like to teach this subject with a concept-based approach in order to limit the memorization required as much as possible, and leave students with a very organized toolbox.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra
Calculus,
#### Calculus

Nobody ever truly mastered Algebra until they took Calculus.
What I have found over the years of teaching this subject is that Calculus is actually incredibly easy; it's the Algebra that gives students nightmares. Calc is nothing more than highly advanced Algebra with two powerful new operators introduced: the derivative and the integral. Most of the time these operators make algebraic expressions very difficult to manage, even though on their own they are generally easy to execute. When I teach this subject to my students I try to point out that a 10-step Calculus problem is usually 4 steps of prep, 1 step of Calculus, and 5 steps of cleaning up. Since everyone who has taken Calc knows Algebra, this approach tends to give them a lot more confidence in their abilities. When I teach Calculus I focus on showing students the most efficient way of tackling seemingly impossible problems with just a little bit of strategic algebraic manipulation. This makes those very messy problems clean up very nicely afterward.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

If there were ever a course that drives the point home that "You must learn it the hard way in order to appreciate the easy way," it'd be Pre-Calculus. The Algebra involved in Pre-Calc is incredibly daunting, and when you're first introduced to limits (most importantly, a function's behavior at infinity), it'll likely blow your mind. This course will give you a full year to refine and polish your algebra skills to prep you for calculus, and I will be an incredible help for some of the confusing functions you'll come across. I'll also be able to show you why you're learning the subject at hand and how it'll apply when you jump into calculus as well.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra
Eric has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **209 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Eric has been helpful for months

My 14 year-old daughter has been working with Eric for months to improve her understanding of pre-Calc. Her grades are improving and so is her confidence. Eric has been able to explain the subject matter in a way that she can understand which is quite different than how her school teacher approaches the subject.

Toni, 13 lessons with Eric

## Honors Pre Calc - He knows his stuff

Eric is really good at explaining concepts and making it resonate with my son for his Honors Pre Calculus class. He knows the material inside and out and has a good way to make it simple for my son to understand. Very easy going and easy to work with from a scheduling perspective.

Ki, 19 lessons with Eric

## Fantastic Tutor

My son was getting a D in Algebra 2, and within 3 weeks, after taking a chapter exam and final exam, his grade went up to a solid C. Eric was amazing at teaching and helping my son understand. We are so grateful for all of his help and will continue to have him tutor in the next semester.

Theresa, 2 lessons with Eric

## Excellent tutor

Eric really is the best. Thankful we found him. Knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. My son is already doing better in Algebra after only two sessions. We are very happy and will continue to use Eric.

Tenea, 12 lessons with Eric

## Responsive and knowledgeable

Eric responded to last minute request to tutor my son in Calculus. Was able to meet up same day within a couple of hrs. Went over concepts, was patient, checked that son understood before moving on. Did not waste time, went straight to tutoring. Gave encouragement. I would definitely hire him again.

Lianne, 1 lesson with Eric

## Knowledgeable and engaging

Eric is tutoring our son in PreCalculus, in the first session he covered concepts in trigonometry, reviewed his previous quizzes and instructed him on how to do problems he had gotten incorrect previously. He kept him engaged, actively participating and eager to learn more. Looking forward to his next session.

Marcy, 7 lessons with Eric

## Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Eric, is really knowledgeable in Calculus and made sure that my daughter understood the content and was able to follow. If needed he went over the question until she understood the content. He was also very clear in how he explained the concepts and made sure that she was comfortable with how to answer the question herself.

Celeste, 4 lessons with Eric

## Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Eric was on time, so patient, and knew exactly how to answer each of my daughter’s questions. I am so happy to have connected with him. I definitely would reach out to him again for future sessions!

Youn, 1 lesson with Eric

## Initial tutoring session with a knowledgable and patient tutor

Eric worked with my son mostly on graphing parabolas and he found it very helpful. My son will have work completed for review in the next session so that he can leverage Eric's knowledge to help him master the material.

Dori, 2 lessons with Eric