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Jesse G.

Los Angeles, CA

$50/hour

Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations Tutor

700+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/24/14
5.0 average from 130 ratings
Great Tutor- Patient and Knows Many Ways to Explain the Same Thing
— Cynthia, Alhambra, CA on 12/12/14

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University of Southern California
Mathematics

Education

University of Southern California (Mathematics)

About Jesse

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.

Congratulations to:
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 Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I charge a one-hour penalty, at my rate, for students who cancel within 24 hours.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90089
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor- Patient and Knows Many Ways to Explain the Same Thing"

- Cynthia, Alhambra, CA on 12/12/14

"Great Tutor"

- Evleen, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 3/22/17

"Very good math tutor, patient and understanding."

- Evan, Los Angeles, CA on 11/5/16

"Great tutor!"

- Corinna, Whittier, CA on 9/15/16

"Genius Tutor"

- Jay, Glendale, CA on 2/5/16

"My daughter very satisfied with tutoring from Jesse"

- Martin, Los Angeles, CA on 12/5/15

"Great Lesson!"

- Katie, Altadena, CA on 10/31/15

"Quick and knows his stuff"

- Rob, Burbank, CA on 10/4/15

"Great tutor!"

- Alec, Los Angeles, CA on 12/19/14

"Excellent Teacher"

- Ahmad, San Diego, CA on 12/15/14

"Engaging, Patient, Accesible"

- Natasha, Whittier, CA on 12/12/14

"Hard Worker"

- Gilbert, Monterey Park, CA on 12/11/14

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Calculus

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.

Differential Equations

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.

Linear Algebra

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.

University of Southern California
Mathematics

Education

University of Southern California (Mathematics)

Great Tutor- Patient and Knows Many Ways to Explain the Same Thing

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 unti

— Cynthia, Alhambra, CA on 12/12/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I charge a one-hour penalty, at my rate, for students who cancel within 24 hours.

Travel policy

Jesse will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90089.