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Wade H.

Pasadena, CA


Math, Science, and Foreign Language Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/10/14
5.0 average from 481 ratings
Extremely smart; very patient; --Great tutor
— Don, Los Angeles, CA on 9/10/14

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California Institute of Technology


California Institute of Technology (Math)

About Wade

I majored in math and minored in computer science at Caltech, with an emphasis on combinatorics and algebraic geometry. I tutored throughout high school (algebra, calculus, statistics, chemistry, physics, Spanish, and Latin) and tutored advanced math classes during college.

Above all other things, I love to learn how other people learn and to teach people new things in ways so that they will find the material interesting and accessible.
I majored in math and minored in computer science at Caltech, with an emphasis on combinatorics and algebraic geometry. I tutored throughout high school ( Read more

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Travels within 5 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106
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"Extremely smart; very patient; --Great tutor"

- Don, Los Angeles, CA on 9/10/14

"Brilliant & Patient!"

- Heather, Glendale, CA on 1/19/16

"The best tutor I have ever had"

- Strider, Pasadena, CA on 9/29/15

"Gets right to business, helped my student improve in math right away!"

- Karen, Monrovia, CA on 9/27/15

"Great tutor"

- Denise, Glendale, CA on 9/16/15

"Great Teacher"

- Natalie, San Marino, CA on 8/12/15

"Excellent tutor for advanced algebra!"

- Mark, South Pasadena, CA on 7/7/15

"Thoughtful and knowledgeable tutor"

- Andrew, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 6/16/15

"Awesome and patient tutor!"

- CJ, La Canada Flintridge, CA on 5/31/15

"Great Tutor"

- Laura, South Pasadena, CA on 6/12/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Daniel, Monrovia, CA on 6/2/14

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- Usha, San Gabriel, CA on 8/19/13
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, Finite Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Chemistry, Physics
Grammar, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math
C, Computer Programming, Computer Science,
Java, Python
French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish,
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

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Computer Science

I started college as a Computer Science/Physics major, and in my first year completed the core CS requirements, including the courses "Decidability and Tractability" dealing with foundational theory and "Introduction to Algorithms". As an upperclassman, I informally tutored both of these classes, as well as taking various topics classes. I have also participated in the Intercollegiate Computer Programming Competition, as well as several other smaller algorithms and programming competitions.

Differential Equations

I was required to take a differential equations course as part of the core curriculum at Caltech. Solving differential equations was also an integral part of several of the physics classes that I took (QM, waves, etc.) Further, I have been tutoring the core differential equations class at Caltech for three years (both the analytical, rigorous course and the applied problem-solving course).

Discrete Math

I am a math major at Caltech currently doing research in graph theory and combinatorics with a professor at Caltech. I have taken several discrete math courses and I spent a summer solving hard problems in discrete math with a friend. I began programming in high school, so the first advanced math that I did was discrete math (using Knuth's book called Discrete Mathematics). I have also participated in high school math competitions (ie AIME) and a college math competition (the Putnam) for several years, and in both cases the majority of the math fundamental to the problems was discrete math.

Finite Math

I took introductory and advanced discrete/finite math courses while in college, as well as helping other students who were taking the same courses. Further, much of the research level math I did was combinatorial. I have also had more than five introductory combinatorics/discrete math students who I helped throughout their college courses.

Linear Algebra

I took a rigorous course in linear algebra as part of my core curriculum at Caltech. Further, I have taken both an undergraduate and graduate level abstract algebra course, both of covered linear algebra in extreme rigor. I have also taken five terms of physics as part of my core curriculum, as well as several other physics courses, all of which had as their primary machinery linear algebra, so I have lots of experience applying linear algebra in many different situations (ie for solving linear algebra problems, for solving differential equations, for working with operators, etc.) Further, I have tutored the first year linear algebra course at Caltech for the past two years (both the applied section and the analytical section.)


I took Spanish I-IV in high school, and I took the AP Spanish exam. I received my high school's Spanish award for excellence in both spoken Spanish and classwork. Since high school, I have regularly practiced Spanish with friends who are native speakers. Further, I have always had a great interest in grammar, so my Spanish grammar continues to improve in advanced grammar topics.

California Institute of Technology


California Institute of Technology (Math)

Extremely smart; very patient; --Great tutor — I had an extremely difficult problem, and several tutors before Wade were unable to help me -- even after repeated sessions, but Wade managed to simplify and clarify all the variables in just one session. He is very smart and a good teacher. ...

— Don, Los Angeles, CA on 9/10/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Wade will travel within 5 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106.