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Sharon S.

Newbury Park, CA

$80/hour

You CAN Understand Math!

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/31/10
4.9 average from 99 ratings
A Mathematics Master!
— Sheri, Thousand Oaks, CA on 12/30/13

$80/Hour


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Rice University
Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California - Electrical Engineering
Master's

Education

Rice University (Electrical Engineering)

University of Southern California - Electrical Engineering (Master's)

About Sharon

If you were stranded on a deserted island, could you reinvent Algebra? Calculus? Trigonometry?

I could!

Not that that would be the most practical thing to do, but once you understand the basic concepts, you will be able to do the same.

I am a strong believer in understanding concepts and knowing fundamentals, NOT in doing math by rote. I will certainly help you get your homework done and get better grades, but I will also make sure that you understand it!

I teach students techniques to check their work: both by "sanity checks" as in "Does this answer make sense?" and also by reversing the process or calculation. You test an addition problem by subtraction, you test an integration by differentiation, etc.

Knowledge and understanding are empowering and enduring.

Mediocre grades can be enduring too. Let's get to work!
If you were stranded on a deserted island, could you reinvent Algebra? Calculus? Trigonometry?

I could!

Not that that would be the most practical thing to do, but once you understand the basic concepts, you will be able to do the same.

I am a strong believer in understanding concepts and knowing fundamentals,
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

50% discount for Military and Veterans.

Travel Radius
Travels within 18 miles of Newbury Park, CA 91320
Background Check: Passed

"A Mathematics Master!"

- Sheri, Thousand Oaks, CA on 12/30/13

"Available for last minute test review!"

- Gillian, Westlake Village, CA on 4/4/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Paris, Oak Park, CA on 1/24/17

"Fantastic calculus tutor"

- Sidney, Westlake Village, CA on 12/9/16

"A math Angel!"

- Barbara, Westlake Village, CA on 11/22/16

"Thank you, Sharon!"

- Mina, Thousand Oaks, CA on 9/3/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, GRE, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Electrical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math,
SAT Reading
Computer:
Computer Engineering
Language:
Hebrew
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Electrical Engineering

My undergraduate degree (BSEE) in Electrical Engineering is from Rice University in Houston Texas. My focus was circuits, communication, and control systems, my minor was computer engineering. I've got all the bases covered with my Masters' degree (MSEE) from USC with a digital signal and digital image processing major and a special certificate for multimedia and creative technologies. I've worked in applying these in the semiconductor, aerospace, medical, energy, and robotics industries. I love putting science to work and spend lots of time helping others do the same: encouraging kids and young adults to study and succeed in the sciences.

Hebrew

I'm an almost-native speaker of Hebrew. I moved to live in Israel at age nine (in the middle of 4th grade) and was completely immersed in the language and culture. I graduated high school there having studied Hebrew grammar, Hebrew literature, Bible, History, and Talmud.

I am familiar with Trope (mostly Ashkenazi variants) and tutor Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah students on Torah and Prayer.

I am also familiar with ritual prayer Hebrew, the traditional bits of Aramaic included. I'm knowledgeable with traditions, observances, songs, and melodies - and am always happy to share.

SAT Math

I tutor for PSAT and SAT, as well as SAT Math 1 and Math 2 subject tests.

Rice University
Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California - Electrical Engineering
Master's

Education

Rice University (Electrical Engineering)

University of Southern California - Electrical Engineering (Master's)

A Mathematics Master!

Sharon is an outstanding tutor with 100% mastery of math. She is kind, patient and best of all innovative in her approach to tutoring. She has been a wonderful asset in helping our child achieve her goals of an "A" in math.

— Sheri, Thousand Oaks, CA on 12/30/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

50% discount for Military and Veterans.

Travel policy

Sharon will travel within 18 miles of Newbury Park, CA 91320.