California State University Northridge (Applied Mathematics)
Hi there. Thank you for stopping by to see me. I want to let you know that, if you want to make all of your classes go easier, I am here to show you how. I have developed a way to teach you how to learn with more ease. So you spend less time worrying and fighting the assignments and more time enjoying what you’re learning and more free time to do other important things. My system has taken me 25 years of teaching to develop. I had to observe carefully what works with students as applied within the various subjects, I have successfully taught hundreds of students, both here and overseas. I am committed to giving my students the best tutoring. I believe there is more than one way to explain math concepts so that if a student doesn't grasp the way it is presented in class, I can find an alternate way of explaining it. Math can be fun!
I am also a student again myself as a senior math major at CSUN with references from five of my professors. So I know clearly what you experience on the "students side" of the classroom. I will add my math degree to my computer science degree, which I have also taught with great success both here and abroad. Even some of my fellow classmates come to me with many things they don’t understand, and I enjoy helping them too. I am a member of Math Club at CSUN. In 2013 I was one of the top 100 tutors at WyzAnt nationwide.
I am available to teach Math all grades up to university sophomore (100 and 200 levels), Statistics and physics up to university freshman (100 level). If we don’t make a good match, there will be no charge for the first session. Let’s meet! Hi there. Thank you for stopping by to see me. I want to let you know that, if you want to make all of your classes go easier, I am here to show you how. I have developed a way to teach you how to learn with more ease. So you spend less time worrying and fighting the assignments and more time enjoying what you’re learning and more free time to do
Same fee for group study. Students can split the fee among themselves. Cancellations 2-24 hours in advance will result in 1/2 lesson charge due and less than 2 hours notice will result in full charge.
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Good teacher. I need to go over things several times for it to sink in, but he knows his stuff.
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Nick helped greatly with an overall understanding of the Calculus class and strategies for approaching the final which were very successful
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Nick is currently tutoring in preparation for an AP Calculus Exam and class work. He is very effective and positive. Nick is very responsible and makes every effort to make arrangements for tutoring if there is an upcoming test. His teaching methods are very clear, concise, and detailed oriented.
Nick had tutored my son recently for an Algebra 2 class.
He is very patient and takes his time explaining everything.
He responds immediately to our emails and phone calls and is very flexible his schedule. We are very happy with our experience with Nick.
My daughter is an A student, except for in math. When her grade dropped to a C- the first semester of 7th grade, I knew I had to get her some help. I found Nick through Wyzant and in a short time her grade was up to a B. I feel very grateful that Nick is able to explain math to my daughter in a way that she understands it. I am looking forward to her continued learning with Nick and getting her math grade up to an A. Nick is very professional, accommodating, and easy to get in touch with. Thank you Nick!!
We are picky when it comes to looking for the right teacher. The following were our requirements... affordable, an expert in his field, has the gift of teaching (not everyone can teach), easy to work with, and can provide the challenge the student needs. We found all these in Nick. On top of this he's also nice, approachable and always on time.
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Just in a few months he pulled her from D in Calc to strong B. I am very pleased with his teaching methods and strong knowledge in Math!
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Nick showed up on time, he got right to it. He is a little fast, if your math skills are lacking as bad as my algebra skills are. He might move a little too speedy for you to get the full grasp, but he is patient and will go over the problem as much as needed. He calls back quickly, that's good. He is busy, but I didn't have to wait to see him. Although 9PM is a little late to start a session. I passed my test on quadratic equations, I just wish i had used him when I was graphing slopes. I give him 5 stars.
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I was having a lot of trouble with calculus 2 and Nick was able to help me. He is very patient and makes sure you understand the material.
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Nick arrived on time. My son likes his method of teaching, articulate and very knowledgeable. It was very easy for my son to absorbed showing the way he solved problems with his AP Calculus. He is looking forward to his next lesson/subject in AP Physics with Nick. I highly recommend this great tutor.
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Nick worked on Algebra 1 with my son and made him feel more confident in his work. He seems to feel comfortable working with Nick and we are looking forward to more tutoring with him in hopes of improving his grade.
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Nick was very patient and reliable. Was able to explain the problem in many different ways until you understand it. Looking forward to more lessons.
Nick showed lots of patience with my daughter. She was having difficulty learning the concepts and Nick went through it step by step with her.
Nick arrived today exactly on time for his first session and got straight down to work with our daughter who needed some extra help on her 11th Grade Pre-Calc/Trig course. First impressions are really favorable and it appears he is just the person to get her on the right track to achieve the high grade she is looking for this year! He's very professional and knows his subject - and has a charming and polite personality. We look forward to his next visit!
My daughter had a tutoring session with Nick for her AP Calculus class. She was very happy with him and the time they spent. She felt he was very knowledgeable and explained everything very thoroughly allowing her to see what she needed to work on. She is very confident she will be able to apply everything he explained to her on her final this coming week.
My daughter told me it was well worth the while. She told me that Nick was able to explain half a semesters worth of Trig in just one lesson. Obviously the teaching provided by our local schools is lacking so it is very good to be able to find quality. Thanks very much and wish we had done this sooner (would have saved us a lot of grief)
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Nick knows his math, far more than my son is likely to need for high school. He may work using slightly different processes than your child's school but that's easily rectified once he sees the text your child's working with. I recommend him highly.
Nick posses a thorough understanding of the subject and a talent for teaching. We will be using him for all of my son's trigonometry needs this semester
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The ACT Math section covers a wider variety of math concepts than are tested in the SAT Math section. However, the way the questions are asked tends to be a bit more straightforward on the ACT.
The number of different math concepts that are tested in the ACT Math section is limited, yet there are almost unlimited ways that the test can ask students questions about those concepts. The important concepts in ACT are arithmetic, algebra, and geometry that comprise the test questions. Another important fact is how to translate a word question to a mathematical equation. I help students to refresh their memory on these concepts.
I can teach you Exponents, Expressions & Equations, Factors & Multiples, Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Order of Operations, Organize, Analyze & Graph Data, Patterns, Properties, Rational, Irrational, Real Numbers, Ratios & proportions, Slope, Squares & Square Roots, Coordinate Graphing, Absolute Value Equations/Inequalities, Basic Statistics Concepts, Exponents & Exponential Functions, Expressions & Equations, Factoring, Functions, Inequalities, Integers, Polynomials, Probability, Proportions, Quadratic Equations and Functions, Radical Expressions & Triangles, Rational Expressions & Equations, Real Numbers, Scientific Notation, Solving & Graphing Linear Equations, Systems of Equations/Inequalities and more.
Conic Sections, Equations and Inequalities, Exponential & Logarithmic Functions, Functions, Geometric Sequences & Series, Irrational & Complex Numbers, Matrices, Polynomial Functions, Probability, Quadratic Functions, Radical Functions, Rational Functions, Systems of Equations & Inequalities and more.
I have taken all calculus classes in university including Calculus III (Math 250) and advanced calculus (Math 350) at California State University (CSUN) and passed them with grade A, and I tutored a few of my classmates during the semester.
I have been playing chess since 1971 when I was nine years old. I got a gold medal in a chess tournament in the city I was living in Iran. I was a member of chess team all my high school years. It happened that I played twice with a gold medalist of Torrance and I won both time. I play chess online on a daily basis.
I have taken Discrete Math classes in California State University (CSUN) like Transition to higher Math (Math 320) covering logic, proving, set theory and probability (Math 340) about district probability and statistics and have passed both with grade A. Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. In contrast to real numbers that have the property of varying "smoothly", the objects studied in discrete mathematics – such as integers, graphs, and statements in logic – do not vary smoothly in this way, but have distinct, separated values. Discrete mathematics therefore excludes topics in "continuous mathematics" such as calculus and analysis.
3D Coordinates ( In Space), Area, Surface Area & Volume, Classifying Triangles & Triangle Inequalities, Graphing Linear Equations, Loci and Transformations, Parallels & Transversals, Points, Lines, Angles & Planes, Polygons, Quadrilaterals, Reasoning and Proofs, Right Triangles, Vectors and more.
The objective of pre-algebra is to prepare the student for the study of algebra.
Pre-algebra includes several broad subjects:
* Review of natural number arithmetic
* New types of numbers such as integers, fractions, decimals and negative numbers
* Factorization of natural numbers
* Properties of operations such as associativity and distributivity
* Simple (integer) roots and powers
* Rules of evaluation of expressions, such as operator precedence and use of parentheses
* Basics of equations, including rules for invariant manipulation of equations
* Understanding of variable manipulation
* Manipulation and arithmetic with the standard 4-quadrant Cartesian coordinate plane
Pre-algebra may include subjects from geometry, especially subjects that further understanding of algebra in applications to area and volume.
I have tutored many students. Some of the topics in precalculus are:
The slope of a Line, Linear Equations, Parallel and Perpendicular Lines, Applications of Lines and Slopes. The Definition of a Function, Evaluating a Function, Domain and Range. Evaluating a Function, Average Rate of Change, Even and Odd Functions. Arithmetic Combinations, Function Composition, Inverse Functions.
Shifting Graphs, Stretching, Compressing and Reflecting Graphs. The Graph of a Quadratic Function, Finding a Quadratic Function, Finding the Vertex, Optimizing Quadratic Functions. Introduction to Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs, The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function, Polynomial Division, The Rational Zero Theorem, Complex Numbers, The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra.
Introduction to Rational Functions, ketching the Graph of a Rational Function.
Compound Growth, The Exponential Function, Logarithms, The Logarithm Function, Equations involving Exponents and Logarithms, Three Important Logarithm Properties. Systems of Linear Equations, Other Systems of Equations, Systems of Inequalities. Matrix Arithmetic, Row Operations and Inverses, Matrices and System of Equations, The Determinant of a Matrix. Parabolas, Circles, Ellipses, Hyperbolas, Equations in Other Forms. The Unit Circle, Angles, Trigonometric Functions, Graphs of Trigonometric Functions, The Laws of Sines and Cosines, Trigonometric Identities. The nth Term of a Sequence, Partial Sums for a Sequence, Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences, Payments and Geometric Sequences.
The number of different math concepts that are tested in the SAT Math section is limited, yet there are almost unlimited ways that the test can ask students questions about those concepts. The important concepts in SAT are arithmetic, algebra, and geometry that comprise the test questions. Another important fact is how to translate a word question to a mathematical equation. I help students to refresh their memory on these concepts.
Questions on SAT II Subject Test in Math, Level 1 or Level 2 are similar in style to the regular SAT Math questions, but they also include more advanced topics in math.
Mean, Median, Mode, Normal distribution, Standard Deviation, Variance, Statistical errors & residuals, Statistical Graphs, Null & Alternate hypotheses, Power, probability, probability distribution, P-Value, Random Variables, Regression Analysis, Types of Sampling, Sampling Bias & Distribution, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Binomial distribution, Chi-square distribution, t-distribution, Combinations & Permutations, Correlations, Degrees of Freedom, Frequency distribution tables, Hypergeometric distribution, Inferential Statistics,
I am well versed in the following:
Angles,Arcs and Sectors, Complex Number Conjugates, Complex Numbers, Conic Sections, Ratio and Proportion, Definition of the Trigonometric Functions of an Acute angle, Trigonometry of Right Triangles, The Isosceles right Triangle, The 30-60-90 Degree Triangle, Solving Right Triangles, The law of Cosines, The Law of sins, the Circle, The Definition of PI and Evaluating it, The area of a Circle (The Method of Rearranging), Angles and Their Measurements, Radian Measure, Arc Length, Analytic Trigonometry, The Unit Circle, Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle, The Line Values of sin (x), cos(x), tan(x), cot(x), Graph of The Trigonometric Functions, Zeros of a function, Inverse Trigonometric Functions (arcsin(x), arcos(x), arctan(x), arccot(x), arcsec(x), arccsc(x)), Trigonometric Identities (Reciprocal Identities, Tangent and Cotangent Identities, Pythagorean Identities, Sum and Difference formulas, Double Angle Formulas, Half-angle Formulas, Products as sum, Sums as Product.) and more.