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Sean J.

An experienced engineering pro. with BSEE, tutoring math and computers

An experienced engineering pro. with BSEE, tutoring math and computers

$60/hour

  • 1,196 hours tutoring

  • Pasadena, CA 91101

About Sean


Bio

I am an experienced engineering professional with a BSEE degree (Bachelor's of Science in Electronics Engineering) who tutors math, computer, and many other subjects in the evenings and on weekends. My experience in the technical field spans over 35 years. I have two daughters, 23 and 27 years old. The older one, Stephanie, graduated from UCLA with honors and a Psychobiology degree. She just graduated from University of San Antonio, Texas and is currently a resident intern of surgery in...

I am an experienced engineering professional with a BSEE degree (Bachelor's of Science in Electronics Engineering) who tutors math, computer, and many other subjects in the evenings and on weekends. My experience in the technical field spans over 35 years. I have two daughters, 23 and 27 years old. The older one, Stephanie, graduated from UCLA with honors and a Psychobiology degree. She just graduated from University of San Antonio, Texas and is currently a resident intern of surgery in urology at a Medical Center in Southern California. The younger one, Natalie, graduated from Ayala High School in Chino Hills with a 4.6 GPA with all AP courses and from UCI with a Civil Engineering degree. She is currently working as a Civil Engineer for one of the top ten engineering / construction companies in the world in Southern California. I enjoy working with students and helping them achieve their highest potential. Patience and perseverance are my two most significant virtues.

I started my teaching work when I was attending college as a teacher's aide at Los Angeles public schools and taught math and English to foreign students. At that time I expanded my teaching to fellow classmates and other students of less senior rank in college. This trend continued after I graduated and entered the workforce. As part of my duties in my jobs at companies such as Hewlett Packard, etc., I taught highly sophisticated state of the art and technical courses to our clients' personnel.

Of course, it goes without saying that I helped my own two daughters achieve the level of success they are currently enjoying.

If you are looking for a tutor who can put the most complex concepts in the simplest terms and help you grasp the subject matter please contact me.


Education

West Coast University
BSEE
California State Univ. Fullerton
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Pasadena, CA 91101
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/14/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

For decades, I have had to use Excel at my work. This usage progressively increased as I moved up the corporate ladder and assumed higher management and directorate positions in High-Tech companies. Since using Excel has become second nature to me I can easily and effectively teach it to whomever needs to become proficient at it including developing complex formulas and logical expressions in Excel calculation.

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

For decades, I have had to use Excel at my work. This usage progressively increased as I moved up the corporate ladder and assumed higher management and directorate positions in High-Tech companies. Since using Excel has become second nature to me I can easily and effectively teach it to whomever needs to become proficient at it including developing complex formulas and logical expressions in Excel calculation.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

For decades, I have had to use Excel at my work. This usage progressively increased as I moved up the corporate ladder and assumed higher management and directorate positions in High-Tech companies. Since using Excel has become second nature to me I can easily and effectively teach it to whomever needs to become proficient at it including developing complex formulas and logical expressions in Excel calculation.

Elementary Education

Reading

Reading

As a student of English as a second language, I had to put much more effort into learning how to read in English and improve my vocabulary than an American native would. As such, I can provide a reading student a much richer insight into reading and comprehension than a native can. Throughout my career I have had to hone my reading skills as I continually read news publications and technical journals.

English

English,

English

I learned English as a second language. As such, my insight into the structure and nature of this language has been very different from an American native. As a person who was interested in learning this language and lived to master it so that there would be no trace of an accent in his speech and no trouble writing the most complex essays, be it literature or technical, I gave it my all. Subsequently, as I took on high level technical and managerial positions in my engineering field I was able to use my garnered skills in giving technical lectures, and executive presentations without anyone detecting that this was a second language for me. As a result, my view and understanding of the English grammar are much more acute and succinct than those of a native. Because of this, I am able to teach it much better because I know exactly what the student is experiencing since I did it myself.
Reading

Reading

As a student of English as a second language, I had to put much more effort into learning how to read in English and improve my vocabulary than an American native would. As such, I can provide a reading student a much richer insight into reading and comprehension than a native can. Throughout my career I have had to hone my reading skills as I continually read news publications and technical journals.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My major area of concentration, starting early on in high school, was mathematics. I excelled in it and enjoyed it. It was a major determinant in my choice of college major and ultimately building a career in Electrical / Electronics Engineering. As such, Algebra 1 ranks among the easiest math subjects to teach for me since it is one of the basic building blocks that you build other subjects on such as Geometry, trigonometry, calculus and differential equations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

My major area of concentration, starting early on in high school, was mathematics. I excelled in it and enjoyed it. It was a major determinant in my choice of college major and ultimately building a career in Electrical / Electronics Engineering. As such, Algebra 2 ranks among the easiest math subjects to teach for me since it is one of the basic building blocks that you build other subjects on such as geometry, trigonometry, calculus and differential equations.
Calculus,

Calculus

Majoring in Electrical / Electronics Engineering requires the most intensive and rigorous Calculus there is. As a graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) I had to master this subject. Starting in high school and later in college I tutored other students in Calculus. I continued tutoring it after graduation and helped many college students of all levels to learn it and significantly improve their grades. In fact, in 2011, as a WyzAnt tutor I tutored a college student who was attending Mount San Antonio College in Southern California and helped her not only ace her tests but also, as a result, to qualify for a $10,000.00 grant that helped fund the remainder of her education. Her family was so pleased with this that they insisted on my attending her graduation ceremony which I gladly attended. I enjoy teaching Calculus because it is challenging for most students and seeing them learn it and excel in college is very gratifying for me. I had the honor of helping my own two daughters with Calculus. You can see the details in my WyzAnt profile.
English,

English

I learned English as a second language. As such, my insight into the structure and nature of this language has been very different from an American native. As a person who was interested in learning this language and lived to master it so that there would be no trace of an accent in his speech and no trouble writing the most complex essays, be it literature or technical, I gave it my all. Subsequently, as I took on high level technical and managerial positions in my engineering field I was able to use my garnered skills in giving technical lectures, and executive presentations without anyone detecting that this was a second language for me. As a result, my view and understanding of the English grammar are much more acute and succinct than those of a native. Because of this, I am able to teach it much better because I know exactly what the student is experiencing since I did it myself.
Geometry,

Geometry

As another building block of higher math and engineering learning, I enjoyed Geometry and excelled in both Plane (two-dimensional) and Spatial (three-dimensional) Geometry. This helped me tremendously in mastering Calculus since it is used so extensively there. Since I always had a strong inclination to logic and structure I really enjoyed learning how to prove theorems and develop proofs. If anyone is struggling with these concepts I can remove any obstacle from their path and teach them these principals.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Looking at my qualifications in other math subjects, it would be easy to see why teaching Prealgebra is so second nature for me. After all, without becoming an expert at this I could not have progressed to Algebra, Linear Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Please see the narrative of my qualifications for these subjects to see why I would consider myself as an expert at Prealgebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is one of my favorite subjects to teach high school and college students. In a way, it is a mixture of brushing up on Algebra, Trigonometry, and Geometry at the same time. I enjoy taking my students on that journey and preparing them for the full fledged Calculus. Throughout my tenure with Wyzant, I have taught many Precalculus students who were able to earn A grades in that subject. The ratings you see in my profile come mostly from Precalculus and Calculus teaching.
Reading

Reading

As a student of English as a second language, I had to put much more effort into learning how to read in English and improve my vocabulary than an American native would. As such, I can provide a reading student a much richer insight into reading and comprehension than a native can. Throughout my career I have had to hone my reading skills as I continually read news publications and technical journals.

Language

Farsi

Farsi

As I was originally born and raised in Iran, Farsi is my native language. Since I came to the US after I had already attended college in Iran my mastery of the language was already at the graduate level. As such, not only can I read, write, and speak Farsi, I can teach it effectively to whomever would be interested in taking it as far as they desire including Farsi penmanship and literature at which I excelled.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My major area of concentration, starting early on in high school, was mathematics. I excelled in it and enjoyed it. It was a major determinant in my choice of college major and ultimately building a career in Electrical / Electronics Engineering. As such, Algebra 1 ranks among the easiest math subjects to teach for me since it is one of the basic building blocks that you build other subjects on such as Geometry, trigonometry, calculus and differential equations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

My major area of concentration, starting early on in high school, was mathematics. I excelled in it and enjoyed it. It was a major determinant in my choice of college major and ultimately building a career in Electrical / Electronics Engineering. As such, Algebra 2 ranks among the easiest math subjects to teach for me since it is one of the basic building blocks that you build other subjects on such as geometry, trigonometry, calculus and differential equations.
Calculus,

Calculus

Majoring in Electrical / Electronics Engineering requires the most intensive and rigorous Calculus there is. As a graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) I had to master this subject. Starting in high school and later in college I tutored other students in Calculus. I continued tutoring it after graduation and helped many college students of all levels to learn it and significantly improve their grades. In fact, in 2011, as a WyzAnt tutor I tutored a college student who was attending Mount San Antonio College in Southern California and helped her not only ace her tests but also, as a result, to qualify for a $10,000.00 grant that helped fund the remainder of her education. Her family was so pleased with this that they insisted on my attending her graduation ceremony which I gladly attended. I enjoy teaching Calculus because it is challenging for most students and seeing them learn it and excel in college is very gratifying for me. I had the honor of helping my own two daughters with Calculus. You can see the details in my WyzAnt profile.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

Majoring in Electrical / Electronics Engineering requires the most intensive and rigorous Calculus there is. As a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) I had to master this subject. Starting in high school and later in college I tutored other students in Calculus. I continued tutoring it after graduation and helped many college students of all levels to learn it and significantly improve their grades. Differential Equations, as a next step past Calculus, was very appealing to me. Throughout my engineering career, I held positions where I had to use differential equations in designing computer based automatic control systems and developing algorithms that I programmed into microprocessors embedded into circuit boards that were installed in Industrial factory automation systems and plan process control systems. I had the honor of serving as technical course instructor teaching this subject in combination with the principals of automatic control systems to our clients' engineering staff at several companies where I was employed over the years.
Geometry,

Geometry

As another building block of higher math and engineering learning, I enjoyed Geometry and excelled in both Plane (two-dimensional) and Spatial (three-dimensional) Geometry. This helped me tremendously in mastering Calculus since it is used so extensively there. Since I always had a strong inclination to logic and structure I really enjoyed learning how to prove theorems and develop proofs. If anyone is struggling with these concepts I can remove any obstacle from their path and teach them these principals.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Looking at my qualifications in other math subjects, it would be easy to see why teaching Prealgebra is so second nature for me. After all, without becoming an expert at this I could not have progressed to Algebra, Linear Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Please see the narrative of my qualifications for these subjects to see why I would consider myself as an expert at Prealgebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is one of my favorite subjects to teach high school and college students. In a way, it is a mixture of brushing up on Algebra, Trigonometry, and Geometry at the same time. I enjoy taking my students on that journey and preparing them for the full fledged Calculus. Throughout my tenure with Wyzant, I have taught many Precalculus students who were able to earn A grades in that subject. The ratings you see in my profile come mostly from Precalculus and Calculus teaching.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trigonometry was always intriguing and interesting to me. I excelled in it because I enjoyed it. I revel in teaching it and help students overcome the mental block they may have and the phobia they experience when they encounter heavy formulas. I have taught numerous Trig courses and had many WyzAnt students in this subject. I can help practically any student overcome his/her difficulty in grasping the concepts in Trig.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My major area of concentration, starting early on in high school, was mathematics. I excelled in it and enjoyed it. It was a major determinant in my choice of college major and ultimately building a career in Electrical / Electronics Engineering. As such, Algebra 1 ranks among the easiest math subjects to teach for me since it is one of the basic building blocks that you build other subjects on such as Geometry, trigonometry, calculus and differential equations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

My major area of concentration, starting early on in high school, was mathematics. I excelled in it and enjoyed it. It was a major determinant in my choice of college major and ultimately building a career in Electrical / Electronics Engineering. As such, Algebra 2 ranks among the easiest math subjects to teach for me since it is one of the basic building blocks that you build other subjects on such as geometry, trigonometry, calculus and differential equations.
Calculus,

Calculus

Majoring in Electrical / Electronics Engineering requires the most intensive and rigorous Calculus there is. As a graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) I had to master this subject. Starting in high school and later in college I tutored other students in Calculus. I continued tutoring it after graduation and helped many college students of all levels to learn it and significantly improve their grades. In fact, in 2011, as a WyzAnt tutor I tutored a college student who was attending Mount San Antonio College in Southern California and helped her not only ace her tests but also, as a result, to qualify for a $10,000.00 grant that helped fund the remainder of her education. Her family was so pleased with this that they insisted on my attending her graduation ceremony which I gladly attended. I enjoy teaching Calculus because it is challenging for most students and seeing them learn it and excel in college is very gratifying for me. I had the honor of helping my own two daughters with Calculus. You can see the details in my WyzAnt profile.
English,

English

I learned English as a second language. As such, my insight into the structure and nature of this language has been very different from an American native. As a person who was interested in learning this language and lived to master it so that there would be no trace of an accent in his speech and no trouble writing the most complex essays, be it literature or technical, I gave it my all. Subsequently, as I took on high level technical and managerial positions in my engineering field I was able to use my garnered skills in giving technical lectures, and executive presentations without anyone detecting that this was a second language for me. As a result, my view and understanding of the English grammar are much more acute and succinct than those of a native. Because of this, I am able to teach it much better because I know exactly what the student is experiencing since I did it myself.
Geometry,

Geometry

As another building block of higher math and engineering learning, I enjoyed Geometry and excelled in both Plane (two-dimensional) and Spatial (three-dimensional) Geometry. This helped me tremendously in mastering Calculus since it is used so extensively there. Since I always had a strong inclination to logic and structure I really enjoyed learning how to prove theorems and develop proofs. If anyone is struggling with these concepts I can remove any obstacle from their path and teach them these principals.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Looking at my qualifications in other math subjects, it would be easy to see why teaching Prealgebra is so second nature for me. After all, without becoming an expert at this I could not have progressed to Algebra, Linear Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Please see the narrative of my qualifications for these subjects to see why I would consider myself as an expert at Prealgebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Precalculus is one of my favorite subjects to teach high school and college students. In a way, it is a mixture of brushing up on Algebra, Trigonometry, and Geometry at the same time. I enjoy taking my students on that journey and preparing them for the full fledged Calculus. Throughout my tenure with Wyzant, I have taught many Precalculus students who were able to earn A grades in that subject. The ratings you see in my profile come mostly from Precalculus and Calculus teaching.
Reading

Reading

As a student of English as a second language, I had to put much more effort into learning how to read in English and improve my vocabulary than an American native would. As such, I can provide a reading student a much richer insight into reading and comprehension than a native can. Throughout my career I have had to hone my reading skills as I continually read news publications and technical journals.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My major area of concentration, starting early on in high school, was mathematics. I excelled in it and enjoyed it. It was a major determinant in my choice of college major and ultimately building a career in Electrical / Electronics Engineering. As such, Algebra 1 ranks among the easiest math subjects to teach for me since it is one of the basic building blocks that you build other subjects on such as Geometry, trigonometry, calculus and differential equations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

My major area of concentration, starting early on in high school, was mathematics. I excelled in it and enjoyed it. It was a major determinant in my choice of college major and ultimately building a career in Electrical / Electronics Engineering. As such, Algebra 2 ranks among the easiest math subjects to teach for me since it is one of the basic building blocks that you build other subjects on such as geometry, trigonometry, calculus and differential equations.
Calculus,

Calculus

Majoring in Electrical / Electronics Engineering requires the most intensive and rigorous Calculus there is. As a graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) I had to master this subject. Starting in high school and later in college I tutored other students in Calculus. I continued tutoring it after graduation and helped many college students of all levels to learn it and significantly improve their grades. In fact, in 2011, as a WyzAnt tutor I tutored a college student who was attending Mount San Antonio College in Southern California and helped her not only ace her tests but also, as a result, to qualify for a $10,000.00 grant that helped fund the remainder of her education. Her family was so pleased with this that they insisted on my attending her graduation ceremony which I gladly attended. I enjoy teaching Calculus because it is challenging for most students and seeing them learn it and excel in college is very gratifying for me. I had the honor of helping my own two daughters with Calculus. You can see the details in my WyzAnt profile.
Geometry,

Geometry

As another building block of higher math and engineering learning, I enjoyed Geometry and excelled in both Plane (two-dimensional) and Spatial (three-dimensional) Geometry. This helped me tremendously in mastering Calculus since it is used so extensively there. Since I always had a strong inclination to logic and structure I really enjoyed learning how to prove theorems and develop proofs. If anyone is struggling with these concepts I can remove any obstacle from their path and teach them these principals.
Reading

Reading

As a student of English as a second language, I had to put much more effort into learning how to read in English and improve my vocabulary than an American native would. As such, I can provide a reading student a much richer insight into reading and comprehension than a native can. Throughout my career I have had to hone my reading skills as I continually read news publications and technical journals.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (357 ratings)
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4 star
(7)
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Reviews


Five star tutor!!!

Absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sean. He is brilliant and patient tutor! He is great with communication as well and always replies quickly! We have had our son work with him for several subjects and he has been a literal God-send!

Heather, 12 lessons with Sean

Algebra 2

He was very pleasant to work with. He stayed online extra hours to make sure my son was ready for his final the next day. He was also flexible with his lesson plan and very knowledgeable.

Annette, 1 lesson with Sean

Review prep for college final

Sean was very helpful in preparing my son for his upcoming calculus final. He made himself available to provide several cram sessions in order to review multiple points of focus during crunch time, without much notice. Sean even came to our home to provide face to face instruction, which my son requested. I appreciated Sean's responsiveness to our needs and flexibility. We would definitely use him again.

Lenora, 2 lessons with Sean

Very Helpful!

Sean is ready to handle questions as soon as they are asked without any hesitation, and is quick to draw it out and show you how to solve it step by step. He checks in frequently along the way to ensure that you are not lost, so you are never drowning in information during his lesson. I would recommend him to anyone needing help improving their math skills.

Camille, 9 lessons with Sean

Knowledgeable and understanding

Mr. J helped me review and have a better understanding of what I have been taught over the course of my first semester. He went over derivatives, peace wise functions, inflections, and horizontal asymptotes. Overall it was a great session that helped me better myself for the upcoming semester and to better my grade.

Tracy, 2 lessons with Sean

Great Rapport with High School Student

Sean J is wonderful, fast, on point, and our daughter responded with a "Great Pick Mom". We love the WyzAnt tutoring services and Sean has responded to our daughter's needs by specifically focusing on her classwork, testing, and class notes.

Marti, 3 lessons with Sean

Improved confidence

Appreciate you being patient with your explanations. My sons confidence has improved so much with just a few lessons.

Michael, 4 lessons with Sean

Sean builds confidence and takes the time to explain the "why" of the problem : )

As a Mom, seeing my son regain his confidence is priceless. My son says one of the best things about Sean's teaching is that he explains the "why" of how to do the problem so when he is confronted with a new nuance of the problem, he can figure it out : ) Thanks so much Sean!

Penny, 14 lessons with Sean

Knowledgeable and kind

Sean worked great with my boys. They have been confused with geometry concepts and Sean taught them with patients and skill.

Jennifer, 2 lessons with Sean

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