Steven W.

Los Alamitos, CA


Math can be fun! Experienced tutor in Algebra, Calculus, Geometry

In-person lessons
1500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/19/13
4.9 average from 297 ratings
Inspirational and encouraging tutor
— Tracy, San Pedro, CA on 11/19/12


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Claremont Graduate University


CSUF (Mathematics)

Claremont Graduate University (Master's)

About Steven

I have an undergraduate degree from CSU Fullerton in Mathematics and Statistics with a Finance Cognate. I helped run the Math tutoring lab for almost 5 years, and have been tutoring for longer than that, having worked for 3 different companies before I started my own business. Having tutored many students in mathematics, I have covered subjects including Algebra and Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics. Bringing a positive attitude and fun to learning the subject of math my goal is to empower my students. There is a difference between understanding math, and being able to teach it effectively. I teach. I have an undergraduate degree from CSU Fullerton in Mathematics and Statistics with a Finance Cognate. I helped run the Math tutoring lab for almost 5 years, and have been tutoring for longer than that, having worked for 3 different companies before I started my own business. Having tutored many students in mathematics, I have covered subjects Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Inspirational and encouraging tutor"

- Tracy, San Pedro, CA on 11/19/12

"Encouraging Tutor"

- Kara, Fountain Valley, CA on 11/15/17

"Extremely helpful!"

- Heidi, Long Beach, CA on 9/24/17

"Excellent Statistics Tutor"

- Jill, Signal Hill, CA on 4/8/17

"Patient, good speaking"

- Lillian, Santa Fe Springs, CA on 3/11/16

"Great tutor"

- Daniel, Monrovia, CA on 1/5/15

"Excellent lesson!"

- LaDonna, Chino, CA on 6/17/14

"Awesome Tutor - 5 STARS"

- Ezra, La Palma, CA on 3/26/14

"Great tutor!"

- Armond, Glendale, CA on 9/15/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Patrick, Long Beach, CA on 4/23/13


- Gloria, Anaheim, CA on 2/23/13

"Wonderful Tutor!!"

- Imelda, Downey, CA on 1/29/13

"Very comprehensive"

- Joe, Lakewood, CA on 12/21/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sylvia, Cypress, CA on 11/27/12


- Barbara, Fullerton, CA on 5/9/12


- Brian, Long Beach, CA on 5/1/12

"Great tutor and excellent. Fast reply on phones"

- Tiffany, Walnut, CA on 10/17/11

"Awesome tutor"

- Robert, Norwalk, CA on 10/13/11
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Differential Equations, Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, GED, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Logic,
Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra,
SAT Math,
Biology, Elementary Science, Physics, PSAT
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Public Speaking, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
Adobe Illustrator,
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Study Skills
Business, Finance, GMAT, GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

ACT Math

I got a scholarship out of taking the ACT exam. I can help your student excel in the ACT as well as the SAT exam, and learn strategies to improve scores.

I will be happy to help your student succeed!

Adobe Illustrator

I love Illustrator; it is a very powerful vector drawing program, but it is not always easy to master. There are many hidden tricks and methods which will allow you to create whatever you want in vector form with greater ease and control. Contact me if you want a reliable and effective tutor for this subject.

Adobe Photoshop

I have used Photoshop for many years and know a lot of tricks to allow you to do nearly anything you want in this program. If you want something done in Photoshop and do not know how, get in touch with me.

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 to middle school, high school, and college level students. I have learned areas where people get stuck or confused. I will use my experience in this area to teach strategies that will help you succeed in this subject and prepare you for future areas of math.

Algebra 2

From polynomials, to functions to graphs. I will help make the subject of Algebra make sense and even make it a little fun! I have helped many students improve their study skills and test scores in this subject. I can help explain the topic in a way that makes sense, and I can help if earlier algebra skills are lacking.


Calculus is a vast subject that begins by building on top of algebra and trigonometry by introducing concepts such as limits and infinite series. It then introduces derivatives and later integration. After those concepts are mastered partial differentiation, multivariate integration, differential equations and differential operators are added. Calculus requires strong math skills in foundational math up through the level of trigonometry, and any holes or weaknesses in those areas need to be addressed.

Discrete Math

I have tutored students in the area of Discrete Mathematics for over five years. It is one of the core parts of the undergraduate mathematics curriculum at my university. I can help with simple tricks to build up arithmetic skills, explain how sets and numbers work, from fractions to exponents. I will help make this subject both rewarding and fun.


I love Geography, from maps, and countries to understanding the way the Earth works. If you need help in this area get in touch with me.


Geometry is a really fun area of math, with lots of visual puzzles. I can help with geometric proofs, as well as explaining how circles, triangles, and various other shapes work together in 2 dimensions and 3 dimensions.

No matter what you are struggling with in Geometry, I will make it easier to understand.


I took the GRE during my final year of my undergraduate and scored above the 90 percentile across all test sections. I can help improve your score in for both the math, the English and even the essay portion of the exam.


Mastering proofs and analysis along with the formal logic behind mathematics has been a core part of my training in mathematics. I have tutored many students in the area of Math logic, and can help you or your child in this subject. I can help make understanding math logic easier by explaining how to set up proofs, what strategies to use when doing proofs, and what to look for and what to avoid.


I have used Macs for over 20 years. Currently, I run Lion on a desktop Mac, and have a laptop, too. I have used it for graphic design apps, writing reports, presentations, and writing math papers.


Pre algebra prepares students for the most fun, and challenging and applied areas of mathematics: Algebra. From fractions and ratios, to integers, decimals, factorization, negative numbers, natural numbers. All that good stuff that makes mathematics work!


This subject helps build a foundation in algebra and trigonometry to prepare you for calculus, which uses these concepts and expects a certain level of competence in them. Students need a strong understanding of algebra to succeed when they study calculus.


I will help you understand probability, and do well in your course.

Probability can be a confusing subject without a good teacher or tutor, and many students struggle with it, but I have learned many ways to help make this subject easier to follow.

SAT Math

I did very well on my SAT in both math and verbal when I took the exam. Since then, I have learned math on a deeper level and have tutored it to many people.

If you want to improve your math scores on the SAT, you will not find a tutor who can help you improve your scores more than I can.


My primary area of study is Statistics and Probability, and I can help students who are struggling in this area understand the basic concepts as well has how to apply Statistics to real world situations.

I love tutoring this subject as it allows me to really help people understand a subject that can sometimes be confusing and to make it much easier to follow and apply.


I have helped many students with trigonometry, explaining how to apply sines and cosines and various trig properties to problems involving angles and give a deeper understanding of algebra and geometry in the process.

Claremont Graduate University


CSUF (Mathematics)

Claremont Graduate University (Master's)

Inspirational and encouraging tutor

Steve, is great he is patient and insightful. After being outside of the academic arena for over 20 yrs he presented the information in a clear and methodical fashion - good match wyzant!

— Tracy, San Pedro, CA on 11/19/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 30 miles of Los Alamitos, CA 90720.