University of Southern California (Mathematics)
I hail from the University of Southern California, where I double majored in Mathematics and Physics. With my background, I have completed the hours Wyzant has logged for me in subjects such as Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Physics, and Chemistry. My tutoring experience also includes my employment as a Level III Tutor at East Los Angeles College (from 2008-2015) with the same subjects. In addition, I have also worked as a Mathematics Supplemental Instructor, where I prepared material for students and coached them to solve the exercises I brought into my sessions. Moreover, my experience with K-12 students has been through volunteer work at my previous high school, work through a company that provided free tutoring services to students via the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and my employment at LAUSD as a Teaching Assistant in subjects ranging from Algebra through AP Calculus .
Usually, the way I tutor is in a way where I ask students to show me what they have tried to do in solving a problem. In the case where a student cannot start solving a problem, I ask the student HOW they would start solving the problem. Usually, what I find is that sometimes students misunderstand concepts, or the results of a theorem, and once they understand a concept, or theorem, they can easily solve a problem. Bringing in class notes for the relevant problem is important for my students because one of my goals as a tutor is to have my students become independent learners. By having their notes on hand, he or she can quickly compare how a problem that they solved before is similar to a problem that he or she is currently trying to solve.
Finally, I try to balance how I use the Socratic method in my tutoring. Speaking as a student myself, sometimes it is frustrating being bombarded by a tutor with questions when everything I've tried didn't work. Sometimes, just hearing one word, or a phrase, helps me solve a problem after putting in so much time into solving a problem. I find that works for some of my students as well. In the end, what ends up happening is that I adapt to a student's learning style and help him or her understand the material.
About Me: For my education, I was fortunate enough to have travelled around the country and taken courses at universities such as U.C. Berkeley, Harvard University, and the University of Southern California. In addition, I have done research at Brown University and USC using MATLAB, FORTRAN, and BASH scripts. I also like to try out courses offered by Edx, Coursera, and Udacity to fill in any gaps I might have had throughout my coursework at USC. Being a university student was a humbling experience and got to meet students from all walks of life. As a tutor, I realized I like being around people, helping people with their homework, and getting students to solve problems.
Physics student C.R.'s admittance to UC Davis (Fall 2016)
Calculus student N.N.'s admittance to UC Berkeley (Fall 2015)
Calculus student Y.S.'s admittance to Emory University (Fall 2015)
Calculus student G.W.'s admittance to UC Riverside (Fall 2015) I hail from the University of Southern California, where I double majored in Mathematics and Physics. With my background, I have completed the hours Wyzant has logged for me in subjects such as Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Physics, and Chemistry. My tutoring experience also includes my employment as a Level III Tutor at East
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I would highly recommend Jesse for anyone struggling with their math class. He tutored me in my Calculus II course that I am taking at Pasadena City College and I wish I had met up with him earlier in the semester, as I know I would have understood everything better from the beginning. Jesse is beyond patient and willing to explain every concept that I didn't understand in many different ways until I could finally understand. I know I am not the most easy person to work with, especially when I am dealing with frustration and stress over not understanding a concept, but Jesse never pushed back and only sought to help me in the best way possible. He was easy to schedule time with around my hectic schedule and made himself available when I needed him right before my tests or my final. If I have to take anymore math classes, I will definitely know who to go to! I definitely saw a marked improvement in my scores once I started working with Jesse. Thank you!!
Jesse has been helping my son in his college Calculus course and the results have been excellent for my son. He's thorough, patient, and clearly explains the concepts. My son is learning more form Jesse than his college professor.
Jesse G is a very patient tutor. He is very knowledgeable regarding high-end calculus and every math level before it. He goes at your pace and answered all of my questions about specific problems in each chapter. He is also very punctual and organized, knowing how to solve every math problem I had as long as I stated I needed extra help on it. I started as a math student that barely understood what was covered in lecture to a math student that knew what was going to be asked on what tests and when. Overall, Jesse is a good math tutor with a great personality and grasp of the subjects he teaches. 10/10, would recommend him as a math tutor again.
Jesse has helped my son with pre-calculus and now calculus. As a parent it is difficult to see when your child is struggling and frustrated in a subject at school and you are unable to help. After every tutoring session with Jesse my son is able to understand and finish his homework which he takes great pride in. Thank you Jesse, my son's confidence and good grades I owe to you!
Jesse is a genius! He knows his stuff! Cleared up all my questions about series and sequences as well as polar coordinates and conic problems.
My daughter is much more confident in AP Calculus and AP Physics - She has worked hard and has earned a B grade in 1st semester for both AP's.
I understood all of his explanations and he covered the pre-calculus concepts in-depth. Not only can I solve the problems, but I also understand how all the concepts connect together.
Tutored with Jesse for a calculus 3 test and he knew everything off the top of his head. Super mellow and nice which makes for a comfortable learning environment.
Jesse is a great tutor who went out of his way to come to USC and tutor me. He summarized concepts I was struggling with in my Linear Algebra course in an eloquent way. In fact, he was able to make the esoteric more concrete and expanded my intuition for Vector Spaces and Matrix representations for functions and vectors. In short, Jesse was concise and told me what I needed to know about Diagonalization and Eigenvalues.
Jesse is an excellent math teacher. He prepared me for all my midterm exams, and I aced all of them!
Thank you Jesse!
Derivatives, implicit differentiation, related rates, ln(x) this, and exponentials that... the mystifying, esoteric realm of calculus led me to seek Jesse's help. And, let me tell ya, I am glad I did!
I currently have an A in calculus because of his unparalleled ability to articulate this complex math to the lay person. He has furthered my understanding of these concepts in a humble, fun way. It is without hesitation that I recommend Jesse.
Jess is very dedicated in helping students in need of guidance. Tries his best being there for his students and taking their needs over his own convenience.
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Calculus I, II, and III are the courses I tutor the most. My experience with this course dates back to 2008 as a tutor at East Los Angeles College. Moreover, I have tutored all three courses to MESA STEM majors. I was also a Supplemental Instructor for Multivariable Calculus for three semesters. Finally, my experience with this course also includes work as a Teacher’s Assistant at a high school and know how it is taught in the classroom.
I have tutored this subject through two different departments at East Los Angeles College. I first tutored this subject through the Learning Assistance Center. I worked at the Learning Center for four semesters. The second department where I tutored this course was through MESA. Moreover, I was employed as a Supplemental Instructor through, yet another, department at ELAC. The name of the Program is called the Supplemental Instruction Program. As a student, I have taken two courses on Differential Equations. My first at U.C. Berkeley and my second at the University of Southern California. The course at Berkeley was a lower division requirement for the upper division course I took at USC.
My experience with this courses is similar to that of Differential Equations, that is, I have tutored this subject through two different departments at East Los Angeles College. Again, I first tutored this subject through the Learning Assistance Center where I worked for four semesters. The second department where I tutored this course was through MESA. Moreover, I was employed as a Supplemental Instructor for this course by the Supplemental Instruction Program at ELAC.