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Jesse G.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

$40/hour

Math Tutor

Background check passed as of 5/16/16
5.0 average from 16 ratings
First session went well!
— Jennifer, Aliso Viejo, CA on 1/16/16

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Concordia University Irvine
Accounting

Education

Concordia University Irvine (Accounting)

About Jesse

Hello! My name is Jesse, I am 25 years old, and I love math. I currently work at Halstrom Academy in Mission Viejo teaching and tutoring math - and I love my job. I get great joy out of seeing the "lightbulb" finally switch on inside a student's mind after minutes, days, or months of not understanding a concept.

I pride myself in being able to gauge a student's learning speed and adapting to it - whether the student needs to take it slow or needs more of a challenge. while teaching or tutoring I always stress the importance of understanding concepts rather than simply getting the answers. I believe this is an important distinction because learning concepts helps students remember what they've learned for longer periods of time. Additionally, if a student understands the concept, their homework will suddenly seem much easier to them.

In addition to working at Halstrom, I am currently an Accounting Student at Concordia University Irvine and I have an Associate's Degree in Philosophy. I also volunteer at the Mission Viejo YMCA.

I was a math geek in high school and scored a 690 on the math portion of the SAT.

I am a polite, professional, respectful person. I am easy to get along with and have a calm demeanor.

I can tutor SAT/ACT Math, Arithmetic, Order of operations, Percentages, Fractions, Prealgebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Proofs, Logic, Graphing, and more!

I love math and tutoring, and I hope to hear from you soon!
Hello! My name is Jesse, I am 25 years old, and I love math. I currently work at Halstrom Academy in Mission Viejo teaching and tutoring math - and I love my job. I get great joy out of seeing the "lightbulb" finally switch on inside a student's mind after minutes, days, or months of not Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Background Check: Passed

"First session went well!"

- Jennifer, Aliso Viejo, CA on 1/16/16

"Patient and creative"

- Sharyn, Ladera Ranch, CA on 12/16/15

"The Best"

- Jami, Mission Viejo, CA on 11/11/15
Science:
Philosophy
English:
English, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science

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.

ACT Math

Much of my time is spent preparing the students for standardized tests including the ACT and SAT.
One of the biggest problems students have is dealing with word problems. I am able to help students learn to conquer their fear of word problems and figure out what the question is actually asking for. I am a math teacher and tutor at Halstrom Academy in Mission Viejo.

Algebra 1

I am a math teacher and tutor at an academy in Mission Viejo.

Algebra 2

I help students with math classes ranging from middle school to Algebra II.

American History

I help students with a range of subjects including American History.

I am able to help students learn about the American Revolution, The Civil War, 20th century history, and much more!

Clarinet

I have played Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and Tenor Saxaphone. Clarinet was my first instrument. I started playing when I was 10 years old (I am 25 now). I have played clarinet in marching band and symphonic band. I can help students pick out which reed thickness is right for them and am comfortable with fingerings from the Low E to the High C (and beyond!).

Elementary Math

I am able to help students with multiplication tables, negative numbers, greatest common denominators, least common multiples, and more! I am a math teacher and tutor at Halstrom Academy in Mission Viejo.

Elementary Science

I work with students daily who range between 6th and 12th grade, and help them with science homework on a regular basis.

General Music

I have been a musician for over 15 years. I can play several instruments ranging from woodwinds to strings. I also have a solid understanding of Music Theory.

Geometry

I currently teach Geometry.

It is one of my favorite subjects to tutor/teach.

Linear Algebra

I am a high school math tutor and teach Geometry. I am comfortable graphing linear equations using the slope-intercept form, point-slope form, and standard form. I am able to teach students how to find the slope of a line, the slope of a parallel/perpendicular line, and the y-intercept of a line.

Logic

I have an Associate's Degree in Philosophy from Irvine Valley College. Logic is a type of Philosophy. I know the differences between valid and sound (valid means that if all the premises were true then the conclusion has to be true, and sound means that each statement is true individually) and inductive and deductive. I am able to work with symbolic logic (and, or, if-then) and categorical logic (always, sometimes, not sometimes, never) I am familiar with many logical fallacies (red herring, straw man, ad homenin, post hoc ergo procter hoc, etc.)

Music Theory

I have been a musician for most of my life and have taken multiple music theory classes. I am able to help students learn to read music and understand chords, scales, intervals, arpeggios, and much more!

Philosophy

I have an associate's degree in philosophy from Irvine Valley College. I have a passion for philosophy and love exploring the subject with students and peers.

Prealgebra

I believe Prealgebra is an important subject because it can be the foundation for a student's entire understanding of higher level math. For many, this is the first time students learn to graph lines using point-slope form, or even the first time they use letters in math instead of just numbers. I am a math teacher and tutor at Halstrom Academy in Mission Viejo.

Proofreading

I work at an academy in Mission Viejo and spend much of my time proofreading students' essays. I am able to correct punctuation, grammar, and help students convey their thoughts in a more professional, academic manner. I also help students identify and understand the differences between different spellings of words (for example, their vs they're vs there). Finally, with a background in Philosophy, I stress the importance of having an overall coherent essay in addition to fixing details.

SAT Math

I am a math teacher and tutor.

Much of my time is spent preparing the students for standardized tests including the ACT and SAT.

Concordia University Irvine
Accounting

Education

Concordia University Irvine (Accounting)

First session went well! — Jesse was great with my fifth-grade daughter -- very positive and patient. She really likes him and feels as if she made a lot of progress in just the first session. We plan to continue having Jesse tutor her in math! ...

— Jennifer, Aliso Viejo, CA on 1/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jesse will travel within 10 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.