San Jose State University (Mathematics)
State University of New York, Stony Brook (Master's)
Case Western Reserve University (Master's)
I have an MA in math from State University of New York and an MS in computers from Case Institute of Technology. Besides 25 years of software experience, I have taught part-time in the math and computer science department at San Jose State University. I love to see my students understand the principles and apply them to solving problems and will try different ways to make these clear to them, depending on their ability and background.
I am teaching subjects from prealgebra, algebra, geometry, precalculus, AP calculus. I have an MA in math from State University of New York and an MS in computers from Case Institute of Technology. Besides 25 years of software experience, I have taught part-time in the math and computer science department at San Jose State University. I love to see my students understand the principles and apply them to solving problems and will
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We found Peter to help with both algebra and statistics and he was somehow able to figure out how to explain things to my daughter in a way that she understood, helping her connect the dots. This is an invaluable attribute in a tutor. He is amazing. Peter cares. He goes above and beyond. I can’t recommend him enough.
Peter is everything you want in a tutor: he is patient, kind, skilled, enthusiastic about his subject and manages to make my son stay focused and interested. I can tell he really enjoys teaching. Thank you Peter!
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"I have been tutored by Mr. T. for almost a year now, and I have seen great advancements in my aptitude for, and confidence in, mathematics. He not only has taught me math concepts, but he also has cared for me as a student through his genuine encouragement and utmost patience. This past junior year, Mr. T. has tutored me in AP Calculus AB. Prior to his tutelage, I have always struggled to maintain a math grade that my efforts deserved. Approaching AP Calculus AB without the incredible help from Mr. T. would have been an inevitably hopeless situation for me. I would have given up right from the start, but Mr. T. had guided me through the blatant difficulties and intricate nuances of calculus. By the end of the year, I transformed a low B grade to an A grade, thanks to Mr. T.'s support and belief in my abilities. He has really changed my attitude towards math, and I no longer view it as a daunting subject. I am most definitely going to continue my studies with him for this upcoming year in AP Calculus BC."
Peter is a very experienced, knowledgeable teacher, who takes pride in his work and tries to help out his students in many different ways, even outside of the in-person tutoring sessions. He is also very flexible and understanding when it comes to changes in the schedule. Peter has helped me to succeed in my Calculus II college course and improve my grade dramatically. I highly recommend him!!!
Very consistent, kind instruction, my son never feels frustrated nor hopeless and Peter really knows his HS math. Prompt response to emails and texts. Wish I had had Peter's help when I was in HS...
Peter has been tutoring our daughter in Algebra 2 honors. He is very patient and thorough! He truly seems to care about the learning experience and is an excellent teacher. He keeps focused and gives relevant practice work for our 14 year old to do on her own. He's also been flexible with her busy schedule. We are very happy to have connected with him!
We are very satisfied with Peter's tutoring of Algebra 1 for my son during this summer who will be a 8 grader soon.
And he is a the most wonderful math tutor we have ever used for the reasons below:
1)punctual and well prepared every time
2)well organized and planned, and he helped my kid finish learning the whole new book of Algebra 1 (HOLT) within the summer.
3)quick in response to our questions
4)patient and always encourage kid to learn better
We are very happy to find such a good tutor. And if we have future math tutoring needs for middle school or high school, we will definitely use his service again.
Peter is a fantastic tutor! He is always so patient and flexible. He really connects with our daughter and has made a huge difference for her in helping her get through the year with improved confidence (and grades) in math. We highly recommend him.
Mr. T has great experience in the subject areas of Calculus and Algebra. Very helpful to students who desire to expand their knowledge in mathematics. His intuition in solving complex math problems is most helpful. He was prompt and polite. I would definitely recommend him.
Peter is very thoughtful. He appreciates the student's personality. He excels at assessing a student's needs and how best to work with the student. He is very patient. My child is very appreciative of Peter's help. I think he will help fortify my child's foundation in algebra.
Peter is very knowledgeable when it comes to Discrete Mathematics. He takes time to go through the examples in the text book step by step and demystifies the overly complicated with real time explanations that just make sense. I've used him for two 2 hour sessions so far and it has helped me overcome my difficulties with the subject. Highly recommended.
Peter changed our ideas about hiring a tutor. His responsibility and thought about our daughter's progress, his communication skills through email to help and add improvements and his fairness, kindness, and skill were amazing. We felt like he was caring about our daughter's improvement as much as he cares about his own family members. We really appreciated Peter's efforts and absolutely recommend him to anybody who is looking for a wonderful tutor.
Thank you for being compassionate and really patient! Words can't express how much confidence you instill in me before my finals.
Once again; THANK YOU!
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I have taught intermediate algebra to students from different ages and background for many quarters and understand the difficulties the students may have and how to help them to think in math and learn the computation skills as well.
I have taught and tutored algebra 2 for many quarters to college students and know how to make the concepts and skills clear and easy for the students to understand.
I have been teaching local HS students in AP Calculus for the last 2 years with good responses and results. Besides helping the students to master all the required prerequisite math skills, I try to give the students the intuitive reasoning capability that comes from a deeper understanding of the nature of the subject.
I have taught and tutored geometry in algebra and calculus classes for many quarters to college students and know how to make the concepts and skills clear and easy for the students to understand.
I have taken many Physics classes, including graduate level ones, during college and loved and excelled in them. I found the way to learn Physics is to understand the few crucial concepts really well, then the rest is simply applying them to different situations and, of course, having reasonably good Math foundations is important and necessary. I have been helping students in High School and college level Physics with very good results.
I have taught pre-algebra to young students for several years and understand well how to help them to think in math and learn the computation skills
I have aced my SAT Math test as well as SAT Math subject test. I believe the way to improve on the SAT Math performance is to systematically work on and improve the underlying math and logic in working the problems. Over a period of time, this will improve both the performance on SAT Math as well as one's Math ability.
I have been helping a number of students in colleges to gain a much better understanding of the subject of statistics and the confidence in solving the problems and they have all attained superior performance in their coursework.
I am helping a number of 10th grade students in algebra and trigonometry (honors) at Paly and Gunn, and my approach is to help them with their basic understanding as well as the reasoning ability in solving problems. The aim is to increase their self confidence as well as their performance when they have to solve trigonometry problems.