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Sol D.

Los Angeles, CA

$70/hour

Math and Science Tutor - Caltech Graduate

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 3/18/14
Great Tutor, Great Results
— Damon, Los Angeles, CA on 7/13/15

$70/Hour


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California Institute of Technology
Physics
California Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

California Institute of Technology (Physics)

California Institute of Technology (Master's)

About Sol

I am a professional Math/Science tutor, with a degree in Physics from Caltech. I am patient, methodical and very good at teaching. I explain concepts in ways that are easy to understand. I promote and encourage self confidence and belief in the student's own abilities. My teaching approach often focuses on motivating the student. I concentrate on viewing the subject matter from the student’s point of view, and I teach using that as a guide. I make the tutoring sessions helpful and pleasant. I have tutored students in the following subjects:
Basic Math
• Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II
Geometry
Trigonometry
Pre-Calculus, Calculus
• Physics
I am a professional Math/Science tutor, with a degree in Physics from Caltech. I am patient, methodical and very good at teaching. I explain concepts in ways that are easy to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
20 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90035
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor, Great Results"

- Damon, Los Angeles, CA on 7/13/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Computer:
C
Special Needs:
Aspergers

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra several times. My students have improved their grades to A's.

C

I was employed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 21 years, during which time I was a C and C++ programmer, developing programs to process data from spacecraft. At JPL I tutored peers in the use of this language, and since I retired from JPL I have tutored it as well. Most of the difficulties that my students experienced was related to the use of pointers.

California Institute of Technology
Physics
California Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

California Institute of Technology (Physics)

California Institute of Technology (Master's)

Great Tutor, Great Results

First, the results. Our daughter started working with Sol in the fall. She was struggling to get a C in Algebra II. She eventually got a solid B, and was very happy. In addition, she took the Calculus BC AP test this spring. She received a 4 on the BC test and a 5 "sub score" on the AB portion of the test. The previous year she had received a 2 on the Calculus AB AP test. So she went from a 2 to

— Damon, Los Angeles, CA on 7/13/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 20 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sol will travel within 5 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90035.