Over 50 tutoring hours

Joon Y.

Los Angeles, CA

$45/hour

UCLA Astrophysics Major Tutor for Math, Physics, Astronomy, and more!

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/20/14
4.9 average from 17 ratings
Very helpful!
— Julie, Studio City, CA on 7/15/14

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University of California Los Angeles
Astrophysics

Education

University of California Los Angeles (Astrophysics)

About Joon

I have always been fond of teaching and sharing with others information about the world we live in. My willingness to help others understand this world comes from a lifelong love of learning things myself. I am an Astrophysics major student at UCLA hoping to follow in the footsteps of giants such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking; all who have studied physics and astronomy. Astrophysics is a study of Astronomy and Physics. They say studying Astronomy is a humbling experience and it is. My passion lies in understanding what this world is and where we are in this world.

In order to have a good teacher, the teacher himself/herself should be passionate about what they're doing. They shouldn't be someone who just memorized things but actually understand them. Knowing is one thing, Understanding is another. I have a keen understanding of Math and Physics. I am someone who is able to articulate and simplify the concepts so that the student can easily understand what is going on.

My specialty lies in tutoring Math, Physics, and Astronomy for success in school and in other subjects. Due to analytical nature of Math and Physics, if a student does well in them, they will have a higher chance of doing well in other studies. This comes from the fact that Math and Physics forces one to think, not memorize. It allows a student to believe in himself/herself that they can solve any problem that comes in front of them.

For Math, I tutor Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, and Calculus. I am also proficient in Differential Equations as well.

For Physics, I tutor Conceptual Physics, Non-Calculus Based Physics, and Calculus Based Physics.

I am also tutoring Astronomy as well.

In High School, I've taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, and AP Calculus. I was also part of Academic Decathlon and National Science Bowl. I was a Defense Attorney and Prosecution Attorney in Mock Trial. I also received a perfect 800 on SAT Math.

My style of tutoring lies in the way that I think of myself in the shoes of the student. Having been a student for many years of my life and having seen different types of teachers, I've learned that knowing something doesn't make that person a great teacher. Being a great teacher comes from being able to see it from the student's point of view, recognizing which part of the subject the student is having trouble with, identifying and fixing. I am keen on understanding where the student might have a problem. When I identify a weakness in the student's knowledge, I start from the beginning so that the foundation of student's knowledge would be solid instead of glossing over the troubled areas. Being an Astrophysics major, I am capable of analyzing the situation and coming up with a solution for the issue. You will have someone who will help the student build a strong foundation for the subject and someone who takes great pride in the student's improvement.

I hold myself to a high standard and for that reason I ask for feedback. I try to be flexible with time and I do have a 6-hour cancellation policy. I will however, offer makeup classes.

To ensure that student have a quiet and comfortable study space in which to work with me, I will have a space in the local library or cafe to teach private lessons and group classes. However, I am happy to travel to another location if that is more convenient for the student.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies!

**My posted rate is for meeting in West LA.** If you want to meet somewhere more convenient for you, my rate will increase by $15/hr to compensate for driving expenses (additional driving time, gas, and insurance), and sessions have to last at least one hour. I can meet students in their homes or at a local public library, such as the branches in Westwood, Brentwood, and West LA.
I have always been fond of teaching and sharing with others information about the world we live in. My willingness to help others understand this world comes from a lifelong love of learning things myself. I am an Astrophysics major student at UCLA hoping to follow in the footsteps of giants such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Stephen Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

$45/hr for Calculus & Calculus based Physics. Ask for group rates and for multiple hour lesson rates. 2 hour session minimum unless negotiated.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90066
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very helpful!"

- Julie, Studio City, CA on 7/15/14

"Knowledgeable with good teaching techniques"

- Charlotte, Santa Monica, CA on 1/13/16

"Great Tutor"

- Joshua, Los Angeles, CA on 9/27/14

"Excellent!"

- Frank, Venice, CA on 8/23/14

"Plan to work with him as often as I can"

- William, Los Angeles, CA on 6/26/14
Science:
Astronomy,
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB,
GED,
SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
Korean
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science
Sports/Recreation:
Poker

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have extensive knowledge in Math. I've already completed math level up to Differential Equations and Linear Algebra.

Algebra 2

I have extensive knowledge in Math. I've already completed math level up to Differential Equations and Linear Algebra.

Astronomy

I am an astrophysics major. My study is about astronomy and physics.

ASVAB

I have general knowledge of Math, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology and general science. I understand the material required for ASVAB exam and I believe I will be able to help the student understand the material better.

Calculus

I have completed Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations at college.

Differential Equations

I have taken a Differential Equations class at a college and have received an A in the course. I am familiar with solving Ordinary Differential Equations as well as doing Laplace Transforms, etc.

Elementary Math

I am proficient in Math from Elementary Math to Calculus. I have experience tutoring and can help explain concepts in much easier and understandable way.

Elementary Science

I have knowledge in general elementary science. I have taken Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Math and Astronomy.

GED

I have received a High School diploma after 12th grade in high school. I am proficient in Math from Pre-Algebra to Calculus and beyond. I am also proficient in Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy and other subjects. I can help explain the subject in an easier way for the student to understand.

General Computer

I have been using a computer for over 15 years and am very proficient with it. I understand the hardware and software required to run a system and am familiar with Windows Operating system.

Geometry

I have knowledge of Geometry and math courses beyond it.

Korean

I am a native Korean speaker who is fluent in Korean. I can read, write, and speak Korean. I have also taken advanced Korean at UCLA. I can help with pronunciations and conversations as well as written communications.

Physics

I have knowledge in Conceptual Physics, Non-Calculus Based and Calculus Based Physics. I am majoring in Astrophysics.

Poker

I have been playing poker for over 5 years and have played in cash games and tournaments. I understand betting sizes, ranging opponents, odds against calls and folds, and other factors involving poker decisions.

Prealgebra

I have knowledge of Prealgebra and math courses beyond it.

Precalculus

I have knowledge of Pre-Calculus and math courses beyond it.

SAT Math

I am proficient in all math from Pre-Algebra to Calculus. I have also scored an 800 on the SAT Math.

Trigonometry

I have knowledge of Trigonometry and math courses beyond it.

University of California Los Angeles
Astrophysics

Education

University of California Los Angeles (Astrophysics)

Very helpful! — My son's been struggling with his summer Physics class at UCLA and Joon was able to help him understand some concepts that were very difficult for him. He was also willing to meet my son near school so the tutoring session was very easy to schedule. Joon also followed up to make sure my son was clear about the material they'd gone over! ...

— Julie, Studio City, CA on 7/15/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

$45/hr for Calculus & Calculus based Physics. Ask for group rates and for multiple hour lesson rates. 2 hour session minimum unless negotiated.

Travel policy

Joon will travel within 5 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90066.