Over 2500 tutoring hours

Chuntak F.

Pleasanton, CA

$60/hour

Experienced Math (All Levels) and Physics, Java Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 3/15/11
4.8 average from 481 ratings
Knowledgeable, patient, and explains it thoroughly.
— Kat, San Ramon, CA on 10/8/15

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University of Hong Kong
Mathematics
Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (Math)
PhD
Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (EE, CS)
Master's

Education

University of Hong Kong (Mathematics)

Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (Math) (PhD)

Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (EE, CS) (Master's)

About Chuntak

My regular schedule (HS hours & weekend) is basically full.
I am usually open weekdays 10:30am-3pm (Tri-Valley area prefereed due to traffic time and cost).
Thanks for your support. I have years of Math tutoring (no Statistics) experience in Tri-Valley area including new Common Core contents in Algebra II, pre-Calculus and Calculus in the Pleasanton USD.

I am an experienced Math tutor (Math Ph.D from US, 7+ recent years, 200+ students), have been college instructor and software engineer. I have helped students succeed from the most difficult to the most elementary Math courses. I have an unmatched Math (with technical) background and know many issues of learning Math in general and any particular class. I was admitted to UCB Math PhD program (but chose Purdue PhD for some reason). Some of my students eventually go to top colleges (UCB (>=5 including 2 in 2015), Davis, UOP, U Chicago, UT Austin). Others did learn the basic Math they needed in their jobs and lives. My rates are very reasonable given what I could do to help. Many of my students are taking hon. Math classes and I have my own collection of problems at or exceeding the level written by myself or adapted from popular textbooks. I have good knowledge of the Math classes taught at local HS (e.g. AVHS, FHS, DVHS and CalHS) and the textbook they use.
Please read on for more detail.

I have tutored and helped college students since undergrad in the 80s and substantially in the last 7 years, on all HS Math classes (many Honors). I have a Math PhD (and MS in EE, CS) from Purdue and taught various courses before and after graduation, and regularly at San Jose State U (Calculus III for Fall 2012) and junior colleges.

Calculus: I have many Calculus students (AP and non-AP) and taught Calculus II, III at SJSU. I know many issues of learning Calculus and have effective solutions. I also wrote 5 sections for a free Calculus textbook. On top of 4 standard Calculus courses, I have taken several graduate level Analysis courses (real and complex variables, topology, measure theory).

Honors class and Math competition: I have helped many Honors class students with extra practices and drills I set myself. One of my student also got first in MathCounts in his city.

Basic: I have taught students (many of them adults) the basics of Math (4 operations, fraction, decimal) systematically so they gained valuable skills in their jobs and lives.

I can help in these areas: pre-Algebra, (Honors) Algebra I & II, Geometry (with proofs), pre-Calculus, Calculus (AP, College, 3-D) , Linear Algebra, Probability, Physics* (lower class), and Java*.

*I have very intensive training in mechanics including kinematics, Newton's Laws (with friction) and statics. I also have taken graduate courses in electromagnetism and optics. I worked on applications research and system software (e.g. Open Source) to support applications including the Java (and J2ME, an old version of Android) and Bluetooth communication stacks.
My regular schedule (HS hours & weekend) is basically full.
I am usually open weekdays 10:30am-3pm (Tri-Valley area prefereed due to traffic time and cost).
Thanks for your support. I have years of Math tutoring (no
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$60/hr, 05 mi. from Pleasanton. Please contact for other rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Pleasanton, CA 94588
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In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable, patient, and explains it thoroughly."

- Kat, San Ramon, CA on 10/8/15

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Patrick, Pleasanton, CA on 10/16/15

"He knew exactly what my problem was immediately."

- Nancy, Sacramento, CA on 10/11/15

"Very patient!"

- Kristy, Dublin, CA on 2/25/15

"Fantastic tutor, reliable and very knowledgeable"

- Richard, San Leandro, CA on 5/18/14

"Very Good Tutor"

- Sonu, Pleasanton, CA on 2/13/13

"Very Patient Tutor!"

- Cathy, Dublin, CA on 9/29/12

"Got my son on track"

- Cindy, Castro Valley, CA on 7/22/12

"Great tutor"

- Annie, Pleasanton, CA on 6/2/12

"Good Teacher"

- Abeer, Dublin, CA on 3/31/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Discrete Math,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math
Computer:
HTML, Java, SQL
Business:
GRE

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Algebra 1

I have recent Hon. Algebra I students in the Pleasanton school district. I could explain the main points precisely and concisely (Algebra is my PhD area). I also provide extra practice and drill problems. My students show clear improvement in understanding and technical Algebraic skills.

Algebra 2

I have 5+ recent Hon. Algebra II students in Pleasanton and Danville school district. I could explain the main points precisely and concisely (Algebra is my PhD area). All have improved in their understanding and in various degree their grades. I provide extra practice and drill problems.

Calculus

I have substantial experience tutoring Calculus (including AP, AB/BC) and Multivariate Calculus. I have taught Calculus II
at San Jose St. U and wrote a few sections for a Calculus textbook. I myself have several advanced graduate analysis course on top of 4 Calculus courses, including Real and Complex variables, Measure Theory, Differential Geometry.

Discrete Math

I have taught Discrete Math (Math 42) during Fall 2008 at San Jose State U. Also, I have a Ph.D. in Math and my research area/Master Thesis is closely related to Discrete Math.

Geometry

I have several recent Geometry students (HS or middle school) using the Holt, Glencoe or Jurgensen textbook. I can help with the basic problems thru drills whether it is proof-intensive or
Geometry with Coordinate Geometry. I will also emphasize the technique of concentrating on special parts of diagrams (one part at a time).

Precalculus

I have many recent and present pre-Calculus students and review with them for tests and homework. I have a PhD in Math (from US) and have taught Calculus and other Math classes at San Jose St. U and other colleges.

University of Hong Kong
Mathematics
Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (Math)
PhD
Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (EE, CS)
Master's

Education

University of Hong Kong (Mathematics)

Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (Math) (PhD)

Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (EE, CS) (Master's)

Knowledgeable, patient, and explains it thoroughly. — I am struggling profusely in Honors Pre Calculus. Through my sessions with him, the time in those hours were used to the max (very reliable and accommodating). I have my test tomorrow, and I feel pretty confident (unlike the last two tests, where I was completely lost). He shows me different but EASIER ways to solve the problems, differing my teacher's methods, and explains why it works. Recommend ...

— Kat, San Ramon, CA on 10/8/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

$60/hr, 05 mi. from Pleasanton. Please contact for other rates.

Travel policy

Chuntak will travel within 8 miles of Pleasanton, CA 94588.