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Chuntak F.

Pleasanton, CA

$60/hr

Experienced Math (All Levels) and Physics, Java Tutor

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Background check passed as of 3/15/11
4.8 Avg. Rating
 
 
418 Ratings
 
 
3hrs Response Time
Very patient!
— Kristy, Dublin, CA on 2/24/15

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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 summer schedule is filling up, Tri-Valley area preferred. Cost may be higher outside
the area. Thanks for your support.

It is not too early to plan for Summer tutoring, especially about the new Common Core Math curriculum. I have experience with Algebra II, pre-Calculus and Calculus in the Pleasanton USD.

I am an experienced Math tutor (Math Ph.D from US, 6+ 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), Davis, UOP). 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 writing by myself or adapted
from popular textbooks. I have some level of 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 summer schedule is filling up, Tri-Valley area preferred. Cost may be higher outside
the area. Thanks for your support.

It is not too early to plan for Summer tutoring, especially about the new Common Core Math curriculum. I have experience with
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Policies

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

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Pleasanton, CA 94588
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very patient!"

- Kristy, Dublin, CA on 2/24/15

"Fantastic tutor, reliable and very knowledgeable"

- Richard, San Leandro, CA on 5/17/14

"Very Good Tutor"

- Sonu, Pleasanton, CA on 2/12/13

"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 3/30/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Discrete Math,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Computer:
HTML, Java, SQL
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
HTML, Java, SQL

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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)

Very patient! — Chuntak is a very patient and intelligent calculus tutor. He explains the problems step by step and it made me understand it clearer. He is very punctual and it is pretty easy to reach him by phone, text message and email. When it comes to complicated problems, he would break it down and guide you through the problem. I would really recommend him to anyone who has a weak mathematics foundation ...

— Kristy, Dublin, CA on 2/24/15

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.

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