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My name is Matt, and I recently graduated from UCLA with a master of science in civil engineering. My undergraduate study was also at UCLA, and I received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, minoring in mathematics. I have been doing private in-home tutoring in all areas of mathematics and physics for the past six years. My education in two entirely different fields of engineering and in mathematics has equipped me with excellent knowledge of providing customized tutoring services to students in the subjects of mathematics, physics, and some upper vision electrical and structural civil engineering courses. My ability to work with students and parents in order to find out their weakest points and help them improve has always been commended. Moreover, I possess a positive attitude and a passion to assist struggling learners. I enjoy tutoring students and helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve, both academically and socially. As a highly motivated and experienced tutor with a strong background in providing professional tutoring services to students with diverse backgrounds, I have the ability to exceed your expectations. I am confident that my strong desire to help students achieve their goals will go a long way in providing quality services. During the past several years of my tutoring profession, I have developed effective techniques to aid students understand difficult concepts. All my students have expressed an increase in their confidence and understanding of the subjects both in long terms and even immediately after our first session. I would guarantee the same result for you on our first lesson.
But before you choose me for my tutoring service I would like to inform you about a couple of requirements that I expect my clients to meet. The first one is that I refuse to work with high school students who are reluctant to learn. Most of my students have been college students, and I have noticed that college students are much more eager to learn and appreciate my aids much more than average high school students. So if you are a concerned parent, seeking help for your junior/senior, while your child is not very enthusiastic to receive help and would`t care much for lessons, I would definitely not be a good candidate for your son/daughter. Unlike most people in my profession, I have chosen to be selective with my students. I work for an engineering firm as a part time engineer, and I spend the rest of my time working as a tutor. The reason that I don`t dedicate my entire time to my engineering position is my passion for tutoring. When my students improve their grades from a B to an A, or a C to a B, that is by far the biggest pleasure for me. But if I am to add more students to my busy schedule, it will have to be a student who is striving for improvement and academic excellence. My second requirement is that I require a two-hour session long per session. I work over 10 hours a day, 7 days a week. In LA traffic it takes over an hour to get to and back from a session to the next. Therefore a 2-hour session is my minimum requirement. Moreover for subjects like mathematics and physics, which are very conceptual and intuitive, it is not possible to conduct a productive session in a short time. Statistically I have noticed that majority of those students who insist on having short sessions are those that fail to meet my first requirement, that is being a serious student who is committed and eager to learn and improve. So if you are willing to commit and go the extra mile I will be there for you, and I can promise you in advance that you will be seeing consistent improvement in your understanding of mathematics and physics. Hi everyone,
My name is Matt, and I recently graduated from UCLA with a master of science in civil engineering. My undergraduate study was also at UCLA, and I received a bachelor's degree in … Read more
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I had a tutoring session with Maham for the AP and Honors classes. I felt he was very knowledgeable and explained everything very thoroughly allowing me to see what I needed to work on. Maham's understanding of difficult subjects is amazing in itself. Even more amazing is his ability to help others understand difficult subjects with it, making every lesson fun and interesting!!!
Maham was very helpful. He was always patient and polite. Maham was able to see my problems and explain them in a way that made sense to me. He always made sure to clear up any confusion I had no matter what question I asked.
Maham help me understand differentiation in depth, he really knows his math. He knows how to explain the subjects to help you understand really well.
He has gotten my son through a very tough AP Physics year and is now prepping him for the upcoming Physics Subject SAT test. We are grateful for all he has done for our son this year and highly recommend him!
Maham is an awesome tutor and person too! He's been a great help to me. I'm taking calculus 2 without any prerequisite classes and he was able to get me up to speed with class within 3 sessions. He knows what exactly you need to know. I would definitely recommend him!
Maham is an excellent tutor and a very nice guy. He was extremely patient and helped me significantly in understanding multiple chapters of mathematics in our relatively short 2 hour session, with the exception that he was 30 minutes late to our session. Didn't really bother me since he was a great tutor, but because of the tardiness, I rated him a 4 out of 5. Mind you, a 4 out of 5 is by no means a bad rating.
Fast forward a week, and I text Maham to ask him for another session to get ready for my math final, and he tells me that he will no longer tutor me because I gave him that 4 out of 5 rating. What?! He says it's not good for his profile to "not have good ratings." If a customer is not fully satisfied, wouldn't you, as a smart business person, want to prove your worth to your customer and make them want to give you better ratings? His logic is incomprehensible to me, and he has sent me scrambling to find another tutor before my final. It's really a shame, because he's a nice guy and great teacher. He just makes poor business and PR-related decisions.
Matt recently tutored me for an accelerated summer online finite math class. Though it was online, the midterm and final were in person and worth about 80% of my grade. Matt was very patient with me and I could tell he really cared about my understanding of the material as well as how well I was doing in the class. He was very easy to work with and flexible with his time. I took this class once before with another tutor from this site and failed. However, I stuck with it and Matt has completely changed my feelings about this site and its tutors. Matt is great!
Maham is the most amazing tutor ever. He has a fabulous understanding of mathematics and the way he explains concepts everything that was not clear to me became clear. I wish my teacher could explain and teach as well as Maham does. I would definitely recommend him.
Maham does an excellent job of making physics concepts very simple! he gives certain rules of thumb that are concise and to the point. he makes physics much less challenging consequently! He reiterates certain analogies that I hear from my professor which reassures me that I'm getting quality service (i.e: the current is like water, or a short circuit can simply just be treated like wire) He is very patient and does his best to help his students. He will makes a majority of concepts easy to students who are dedicated and willing to understand the concepts of physics but are just simply struggling with the fundamentals. Once you master the fundamentals with Maham, you are now free to tackle the more difficult problems which the world of physics has to offer. And if you struggle with the more challenging problems, Maham is there for that too!
My daughter, (11th grade) has been struggling in physics for a long time. She is currently failing her class. Since Matt has been tutoring her there has been a complete turn around in her understanding of physics. Matt comes ready to work. His passion for the topic is self evident from his teaching skills. He is personable and very bright. I know that my daughter will raise her grade because of Matt's tutoring ability. She is not so shut down. Hiring Matt is money well spent.
Maham was very knowledgeable and approachable. He assured me of my strengths and helped with my understanding of the material. I think that the time spent was valuable and very well organized. I felt like we got a lot done. I would highly recommend him to other students.
Matt was very helpful with my Physics. I came in very unsure and scared and with in the first session I was starting to feel a bit better. I still have a ways to go, but with his help I am confident I can get there. He broke down the essential parts of the formulas and problems in a way that was much easier to understand and didn't seem as daunting. So far I'm very pleased.
Excellent tutor. Came on time and helped my son dramatically increase his understanding of the subject. I look forward to our next session.
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I have taught the Mathematics portion of the ACT numerous times in the past, to groups and individuals. I go over the content and the math needed to understand. Throughout, I discuss solving strategies with the student, so that they understand what to expect and how to approach the questions.
Algebra 1 provides the basic building blocks for all of the higher high school math classes. I help students master these basic principles: variable equations, inequalities, absolute value, slope, slope-intercept form, polynomials, quadratic equations, exponents and radicals. Plus the dreaded word problems. Learning these basic principles well from the beginning will give students a strong foundation for the rest of their high school careers.
For some students, algebra 2 marks the end of their high school career; for others, it's just a stepping stone to other higher Math classes; and for a third group, it's a refresher class at college. But no matter the reason, the objective is clear... to pass the class. I help students navigate through factoring, the Quadratic Formula, complex roots, imaginary numbers, matrices, exponents, logarithms, radicals, series & sequences, and conic sections (hyperbolas, ellipses, and circles).
Calculus is the building block for all the engineering classes and upper division math classes. If you major in engineering you will see that everything you have learned so far in your algebra or other math classes were taught to you so you can apply them in calculus. Calculus may look very scary to those who have problems with the basic concepts of derivative and integral. But I employ some tutoring methods that will make calculus a fun subject for you.
I have a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from UCLA. But my master's study was in civil engineering. And I received a master of science in civil engineering (structural engineering) from UCLA. I was an honor student throughout my entire graduate as well as undergraduate study and I am sure that my background in civil engineering would qualify me to be a tutor in this subject.
I have a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from UCLA. My master's degree is in civil engineering but I have recently started a PHD program in electrical engineering at UCLA again. I was an honor student throughout my entire undergraduate study and I am sure that my background in electrical engineering would qualify me to be a tutor in this subject.
Geometry is a very different subject compared to other branches in mathematics and can often make even the brightest math students stumble. I have a lot of experience teaching this subject and I will make Geometry very easy for you, whether it is with angles, lines and triangles in first semester or surface areas, volumes, and circles in second semester.
Physics is the application of all the math subjects that we study at school in real life. Sometimes students suffer in their physics classes because they don't know how to approach the problems. The way I tutor physics has made concepts very easy for my students. All that has to be done to solve a problem is as follows: write down all the formulas from the summery of each chapter on a piece of paper. Make sure you understand what all the variables and constants represent and understand the units. From then on it will just be plugging in numbers into equations. Of course finding the write equation to use is very essential. But after solving a few problems for a given chapter, it will become an easy task. You will be amazed how some concepts that you never thought you would understand, would become so easy and clear after having a few sessions.
I help students develop their skills and strong foundation in Math that they will need during their high school years and beyond. I cover the introduction to variables, factoring, inequalities, graphing, and absolute values.
I help precalculus students develop the strong fundamentals of Math that they are going to need in Calculus. I review the six Trigonometric functions and their graphs, logarithms. I also cover complex numbers and polar coordinates. Finally, I preview limits and derivatives that will form the basis of Calculus.
Probability is one of those subjects that are black and white. Some students seem to have no sense of the concepts in probability. I was always one of those students who found this subject fun. I can break down the concepts for you to very simple parts and once it is all put together you will appreciate the beauty of probability and its broad application in real life. Once you get good at this subject not only your grades would improve, but you will also be applying it to many situations in your personal life, and it will definitely help your decision makings as well.
I have taught the Mathematics portion of the SAT numerous times in the past, to groups and individuals. I go over the content and the math needed to understand. Throughout, I discuss solving strategies with the student, so that they understand what to expect and how to approach the questions.
With Trigonometry, it is common that students feel lost, because they haven't understand the basics of trigonometry, that is what the six trigonometric functions Sin, Cos, Tan, Sec, Csc, and Cot mean. Once that is fully understood, rather than just memorizing the values of these functions for different angles, the rest would be surprisingly easy. I also cover graphing functions of the form y=A func [B(x+c)] + D and how to interpret the graph. In addition, I review Law of Sines, Law of Cosine, half angle and double angle formulas, and Pythagorean Identities. I find it amazing how some of my past students who hated trigonometry now find it as one of their favorite subjects in math.