West Coast University (BSEE)
California State Univ. Fullerton (MBA)
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 25 years. I have two daughters who are A+ students, 20 and 24 years old. The older one, Stephanie, graduated from UCLA with honors and a Psychobiology degree. She is currently attending Medical School at University of San Antonio, Texas. The younger one, Natalie, graduated from Ayala High School in Chino Hills with a 4.6 GPA with all AP courses. She is a Junior at UCI with a Civil Engineering major. 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. 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 25 years. I have two daughters who are A+ students, 20 and 24 years old. The older one, Stephanie,
I hate to gush, but it's such a relief to meet someone who you feel is going to completely change your daughter's attitude toward math. Sean was the perfect combination of professional and relaxed in dealing with my teenage daughter. She has a tendency to be intimidated because math isn't her strong point. Her current teacher has no patience for the kids who don't immediately "get" the Geometry concepts, so we've been feeling dread every time her grade drops. So, for someone to sit with her and make her feel at ease and be willing to go down to her level was amazing. She said she felt completely comfortable and confident during the session. I stayed in the next room so they could concentrate, but was so pleased at the positive interaction between them. Sean is a highly intelligent person who tutors over 20 subjects, but he was so down-to-earth and easy going. His love for math really shows and it brought out a real positive attitude in my daughter. I wish I had known him a lot sooner and am totally considering asking him to tutor me!! I feel so much relief knowing he is there to help when she is struggling! Thanks so much, Sean!!!
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.
Appreciate you being patient with your explanations. My sons confidence has improved so much with just a few lessons.
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!
Sean worked great with my boys. They have been confused with geometry concepts and Sean taught them with patients and skill.
We went through my calculus homework. Sean helped me solve couple of problems and improve my homework grade. Also reminded me old knowledge about Algebra
Sean has been such a great help for our son. My son feels more confident and he enjoys working with Sean. We will continue to use Sean to help our son. Thank you!
We went over limit problems and anti-derivative problems. We also went over an introduction of integrals.
We also went over possible topics the test might cover.
It was my sons first tutoring session. Sean immediately sat down and got right to work with my son. The subject matter is Honors Pre Calculus. Sean helped Kyle work through the problem and taught him when to use the formulas. We scheduled more sessions with Sean.
Sean was gracious and added a late night session the night before my son's test.....on the same day that we contacted him.
He was able to figure out why my son is doing poorly on test and has a strategy to help him be more confident at test taking. I look forward to improved test grades!
Sean tutored my son in Geometry last year and is working with him on Algebra 2 this year. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Sean is amazing! Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, but is also able to convey the information in an accessible way. My son's increased confidence in his own abilities has been the greatest outcome. Sean seems to really care about the success of his students, as opposed to just "putting in the time". My son actually looks forward to his sessions because he knows he'll feel fully prepared, especially when a big test is coming up.
Sean went out of his way in order to accommodate my son's schedule and see him the night before his algebra quiz. My son said he felt much more prepared after his session with Sean!
Sean was knowledgeable and kind. He took time to explain concepts well. Sean was punctual, professional, and offered his services for times my daughter may need help between sessions. Thank you.
Sean assisted me in understanding trig substitution in calculus 2. He also shows you step by step on how to solve the math problem and different techniques as well.
Sean helped my daughter Bri with her Geometry and my son Stephen with his Pre-Calculus homework. He arrived on time and helped my daughter first. He went at her pace which is what she needed. After her lesson he went over my sons lesson and now he has a better understanding of pre-calculous. We will be using Sean on a weekly basis for our daughter because it is important that she gets an A in her class.
Takes the time to walk you through the problem solving phase. Has a complete understanding of the subject. Very patient.
He is very patient and goes out of his way to make sure that whatever we are working on is clear and understandable.
Sean was able to help my son learn a course that was meant for College level Algebra 2/Trig while my son is only in 8th grade
My son understood his math in 1 lesson with Sean that his teacher couldn't get him to understand in 3 days of teaching! So excited!
Sean is very patient; he has helped Devyn work through some of his most confusing assignments. He is now helping him understand how to apply geometry to his engineering classes. I can see that Devyn is more confident and happier with these two subjects.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.