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Samuel W.

Pasadena, CA

$60/hour

Caltech Undergraduate, Experienced Tutor (9+ years)

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California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Biology

Education

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (Biology)

About Samuel

I have over 9 years of tutoring experience for students ranging from middle school to adults. The topics I cover range from Math and Physics to Biology and Chemistry, and even to Spanish. I have taken 14 AP classes while I was in high school and scored 5 on all of the exams, so I can definitely help you accomplish that. I love tutoring because I find it rewarding to see students grow an intellectual curiosity for a variety of subjects that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Once students see how fun actually understanding the topics taught in school is, receiving top grades, and being able to think creatively about the current issues the world faces today, there is no limit to what they can accomplish. I am here to assist you on this journey in any way possible.

I have tutored students in math classes for over 7 years. I have scored a 5 on AP Calculus AB and BC and scored an 800 in SAT I Math (scored 2250 on the SAT) and an 800 in SAT II Math. I enjoy learning new math concepts, especially ones with practical applications. As your tutor, I will try my best to make learning math enjoyable as well as efficient for a top score on your next test!

I have tutored students in biology classes for over 5 years. I have scored a 5 on AP Biology and received an 800 in SAT II Biology. I have over 7 years of biological research including cancer research (skin, prostate, genetics), optogenetics research, and developmental biology research on cadherins. I really enjoy learning about new biological advances and I find it especially gratifying to teach students about the interactive nature and applicable knowledge that biology class has to offer. I would be excited to be your biology tutor.

If you are interested in having me as a tutor, please reach out to me and we can arrange a schedule. I have a relatively flexible schedule as a current undergraduate student. I am also open to different tutoring strategies, whatever helps you learn best.

I can also provide college application process consultations with the student and the parent(s). I was admitted to Caltech and UChicago during the early action process, and I was admitted into the Caltech-UC San Diego Medical Scholars Program. I am very knowledgeable about the college application process (including SAT and ACT preparation) and I am more than willing to assist you in the process, for your student to be admitted into the best university possible.
I have over 9 years of tutoring experience for students ranging from middle school to adults. The topics I cover range from Math and Physics to Biology and Chemistry, and even to Spanish. I have taken 14 AP classes while I was in high school and scored 5 on all of the exams, so I can definitely help you accomplish that. I love tutoring because I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

I have experience tutoring groups (2-10 students). If there are more than 4 students, I will provide a discount rate of $50/hour per student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Pasadena, CA 91104
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Geometry, GRE, Linear Algebra, Logic, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry, Elementary Science, Genetics, Physics, Physiology, Psychology
Music:
Cello
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Common Core, GRE, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Spanish, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Economics, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Fitness, Lacrosse, Poker, Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I earned a 100 in Algebra I in high school. I am very experienced in tutoring Algebra I with students.

Algebra 2

I earned an A+ in Algebra 2 in high school and college. I have numerous experiences tutoring Algebra 2.

Biology

I have experience tutoring various science classes including, but not limited to, biology.

Calculus

I earned an A+ in both AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC in high school, as well as a 5 on both AP exams. I am very experienced in tutoring calculus.

Cello

I have been playing cello for 12 years, and competed in a variety of music performance competitions from city-wide to nation-wide. I have also been part of the New York State Symphonic Orchestra. My private teacher that I had for 4 years is the current principal cellist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Prealgebra

I have over 6 years of experience tutoring middle school students in middle school Prealgebra.

SAT Math

I scored an 800 in math section of the SAT and I have many years of experience tutoring students in SAT Math Preparation.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Biology

Education

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (Biology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

I have experience tutoring groups (2-10 students). If there are more than 4 students, I will provide a discount rate of $50/hour per student.

Travel policy

Samuel will travel within 12 miles of Pasadena, CA 91104.