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Tohoru M.

Patient, highly experienced Math Tutor (former teacher and MIT grad)

Patient, highly experienced Math Tutor (former teacher and MIT grad)

$65/hour

  • 1,345 hours tutoring

  • Los Feliz Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Steven, 13 lessons with Tohoru

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About Tohoru


Bio

I am a MIT graduate, and have been a math tutor/teacher for the last 16 years. I have taught or tutored all levels through Calculus BC & College Calculus -High school, middle school and college. My experience includes being a faculty math teacher at the NOTRE DAME ACADEMY (High School), a home-school tutor in math/honor Chemistry through the LAUREL SPRINGS program, an instructor for the JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY/SYLVAN AIIY program for gifted children, a teacher at MULHOLLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL, an...

I am a MIT graduate, and have been a math tutor/teacher for the last 16 years. I have taught or tutored all levels through Calculus BC & College Calculus -High school, middle school and college. My experience includes being a faculty math teacher at the NOTRE DAME ACADEMY (High School), a home-school tutor in math/honor Chemistry through the LAUREL SPRINGS program, an instructor for the JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY/SYLVAN AIIY program for gifted children, a teacher at MULHOLLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL, an instructor for PRINCETON REVIEW & COMPASS EDUCATION, as well as being a in-home math tutor for numerous students from HIGH SCHOOL: Harvard-Westlake, Marlborough, Windward, Campbell Hall, Beverly Hills High, and COLLEGE: USC, Purdue University, Columbia University, Cal State Long Beach, Santa Monica College.

I am very good at focusing on the particular needs of each individual student.

I am patient, relaxed and truly enjoy this work. In addition to my engineering degree, I also come from 2 previous generations of world class science/math academics from both sides of my family (My dad was a MIT professor).

Also having been a professional actor during this entire time, being an educator in math/science has turned out to be a most rewarding and satisfying parallel career, especially given my background. I also believe that my acting background has helped me immensely in relating to kids both challenged and gifted in math.

Here are samples of what parents and students have written about me:

-"Tohoru has an amazing way of connecting with both of my kids, He has made math more understandable and has certainly taken away the apprehension. He is so patient and really makes each session effective and enjoyable. Nick is doing noticeably better in Math and most importantly doesn't fear or hate it anymore. (Parent)

-"They look forward to it because they enjoy him and his style...Tohoru has a great sense of humor, is kind and makes learning easy. He speaks to the boys on their level but never speaks down to them. He gives them the respect they need and in turn has earned theirs. (Parent)

-“He gave her the tools and strategies to cope with the format of the test itself, and simultaneously fine tuned her math skills, allowing her to progress to even higher levels of mathematic understanding and achievement then we had thought possible.”(Parent)

-“Tohoru has an excellent way of relating to young people. His upbeat personality helped to make the process fun, and quite frankly, that is a miracle.” (parent)

-"He makes it fun and easier to understand. He's patient. I really like him a lot. Whenever I need extra help before a test I just text him and he always finds time to help me." (Student)

-"I have had several other math tutors before Tohoru and none of them have helped me as much. I couldn't survived math without him!" (Student)

-“I would recommend Tohoru without reservation”

-“You have helped so much in two hours- it’s really wonderful. My son has been so impressed with how you observed and knew right away the steps he was missing or performing incorrectly. It’s such a relief to him. Just sorry we didn’t find you sooner- would have saved us a lot of worry.”


Education

MIT
Chemical Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/13/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored in Algebra 1 for many years with great success.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught and tutored all levels of high school math from Algebra 1 to Calculus BC. I have tutored and home-schooled (Laurel Springs and University of Oklahoma programs) in Algebra 2 since 1998.
Calculus,

Calculus

Have taught/tutored college-level calculus as well as on the high school level through calculus BC.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I received a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT. I come from 2 generations of chemists, so passing on the knowledge is something which comes naturally and brings me great pleasure. I have tutored the subject from the intro to the AP level for over a decade.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught geometry and honors geometry for several years at the Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles. I have also home-schooled (Laurel Springs and University of Oklahoma programs) and tutored several students in this subject since 1998
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I taught pre-algebra at Mulholland Middle School in Van Nuys. I have also taught pre-algebra for the Johns Hopkins AIIY program for gifted youth. I have also taught this subject for several other program, as well as having tutored in the subject since 1994.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught pre-calculus at Notre Dame Academy for several years. I have tutored and home-schooled (Laurel Springs and University of Oklahoma programs) in this subject since 1998.
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored in Algebra 1 for many years with great success.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught and tutored all levels of high school math from Algebra 1 to Calculus BC. I have tutored and home-schooled (Laurel Springs and University of Oklahoma programs) in Algebra 2 since 1998.
Calculus,

Calculus

Have taught/tutored college-level calculus as well as on the high school level through calculus BC.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught geometry and honors geometry for several years at the Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles. I have also home-schooled (Laurel Springs and University of Oklahoma programs) and tutored several students in this subject since 1998
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I taught pre-algebra at Mulholland Middle School in Van Nuys. I have also taught pre-algebra for the Johns Hopkins AIIY program for gifted youth. I have also taught this subject for several other program, as well as having tutored in the subject since 1994.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught pre-calculus at Notre Dame Academy for several years. I have tutored and home-schooled (Laurel Springs and University of Oklahoma programs) in this subject since 1998.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I taught precalculus at Notre Dame Academy in West Los Angeles for three years, including Trigonometry.
Statistics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored in Algebra 1 for many years with great success.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught and tutored all levels of high school math from Algebra 1 to Calculus BC. I have tutored and home-schooled (Laurel Springs and University of Oklahoma programs) in Algebra 2 since 1998.
Calculus,

Calculus

Have taught/tutored college-level calculus as well as on the high school level through calculus BC.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I received a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT. I come from 2 generations of chemists, so passing on the knowledge is something which comes naturally and brings me great pleasure. I have tutored the subject from the intro to the AP level for over a decade.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught geometry and honors geometry for several years at the Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles. I have also home-schooled (Laurel Springs and University of Oklahoma programs) and tutored several students in this subject since 1998
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I taught pre-algebra at Mulholland Middle School in Van Nuys. I have also taught pre-algebra for the Johns Hopkins AIIY program for gifted youth. I have also taught this subject for several other program, as well as having tutored in the subject since 1994.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I taught pre-calculus at Notre Dame Academy for several years. I have tutored and home-schooled (Laurel Springs and University of Oklahoma programs) in this subject since 1998.
Statistics

Other

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

I received a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT. I come from 2 generations of chemists, so passing on the knowledge is something which comes naturally and brings me great pleasure. I have tutored the subject from the intro to the AP level for over a decade.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored in Algebra 1 for many years with great success.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have taught and tutored all levels of high school math from Algebra 1 to Calculus BC. I have tutored and home-schooled (Laurel Springs and University of Oklahoma programs) in Algebra 2 since 1998.
Calculus,

Calculus

Have taught/tutored college-level calculus as well as on the high school level through calculus BC.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I received a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT. I come from 2 generations of chemists, so passing on the knowledge is something which comes naturally and brings me great pleasure. I have tutored the subject from the intro to the AP level for over a decade.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught geometry and honors geometry for several years at the Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles. I have also home-schooled (Laurel Springs and University of Oklahoma programs) and tutored several students in this subject since 1998
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (333 ratings)
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(317)
4 star
(15)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(0)
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Reviews


Helping with AP Chem

Tohoru us a patient tutor with clear explanations. We've only had a couple of sessions with Tohoru so far, but my daughter gives him high marks and says his tutoring has been helpful. We're looking forward to more sessions and would definitely recommend him.

Sheri, 5 lessons with Tohoru

Wonderful and patient!

Tohoru has been working with my son for several months. He's terrific! He's helped my son understand math concepts and feel more confident. I would recommend him highly without any reservation.

Anshu, 46 lessons with Tohoru

Extremely Knowledgeable

We were extremely lucky to find Tohoru in the middle of the school year when my son was having some struggles in his Honors Algebra 2 class. Although he was a straight-A student most of the first semester, the concepts became more challenging and broke my son's confidence. Then Tohoru swooped in like some kind of super hero armed with conceptualization, short cuts, thorough explanations, and organizationI tools. He not only helped raise my son's slipping B grade back up to an A on his final report card, but he also helped to restore his confidence. I plan on scheduling some sessions over the summer just to review old concepts and to introduce him to Pre-calculus. My son says he's awesome!!

Charnette, 5 lessons with Tohoru

An extraordinary teacher and person

Though we've only had one session with Tohoru, my son said he got more out of one hour with him than all his other math tutors combined over two years. He's excited to work with him on college test prep.

Anne, 1 lesson with Tohoru

Incredibly helpful.

Tohoru's teaching helped our son get through Geometry! We are looking forward to working with him again next year for Algebra 2. Thank you.

CJ, 82 lessons with Tohoru

Great tutor and always helpful!

Thank you so much for an amazing year! Tohoru tutored my daughter in Algebra 2 and Chemistry and her grades improved drastically over the course of tutoring. He is always very patient and fun, and my daughter enjoyed being tutored, even in subjects that were not her favorite. He is very good at returning emails and phone calls and always makes time before a test or final for some extra tutoring. We will definitely continue having Tohoru as a tutor for the rest of her math classes, as well as help on SAT math. Thank you again!

Meg, 24 lessons with Tohoru

Calm and focused!

Tohoru was able to identify the problem areas and helped get my child get up to speed very effectively. He works with a quiet focus, engaged my child well, and was patient in working toward their goals. He did a great job in preparing my child to successfully pass the course material and move on to the next level. We are very grateful for his help!

David, 5 lessons with Tohoru

Great Tutor!!

Tohoru is very patient and insightful. He was easy to contact and very enjoyable to work with. He made himself available for follow up questions after our session had ended. Tohoru has a very upbeat attitude and i would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to fine tune his or her math skills. Great experience!!

Emily , 1 lesson with Tohoru

Great tutor, has deep knowledge

My son has taken the AP exam with confidence today. I don't know the result yet but I'm pretty sure that he did it well. Only three weeks ago, his prep for the AP test was poor. Then I contacted Tohoru and he gave me a quick response and came to save us. After a couple of lessons, my son was totally turned around. Tohoru is great tutor. He is patient and precise. My son respects him because of Tohoru's deep knowledge in math-science field. We are very happy to meet him. Thank you!

Hiromi, 6 lessons with Tohoru

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Tohoru M.

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