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Farzin F.

Sacramento, CA

$40/hour

Experienced Chemistry, Physiology and Math tutor

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4.9 average from 45 ratings
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— Amy, Roseville, CA on 12/16/15

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University of California Davis
Neurobiology

Education

University of California Davis (Neurobiology)

About Farzin

I'm Farzin F., a 25 year old male with a true passion for mathematics and sciences. I have been tutoring for 4 years now and have had great success with my students, ranging from high school to college-age, and international students. I began tutoring when I became a member of the Math Science Engineering Achievement program (MESA) at American River College. I worked as a math, chemistry and biology tutor. I transferred to University of California Davis and continued my education there. I majored in Neurobiology Physiology and Behavior which provided me a foundation for lifelong learning by fostering intellectual curiosity, problem solving and critical thinking skills, in the context of understanding organismal animal (including human) biology. In UC Davis, I worked as a private tutor, tutoring college students in general chemistry, organic chemistry, math and physiology. I prefer one-on-one tutoring and enjoy engaging my students with fun and challenging problems to prepare them well for their exams. In addition, I like to apply math to real world situations to allow my students to fully understand the relevance and necessity of knowing and using math in their everyday lives.
My approach to teaching students is simple. Most math instruction involves a lengthy discussion of the abstract theory behind the Math before instructing the student in how to solve problems. While this style of teaching has its own benefits, in the vast majority of the cases the student quickly gets bored and frustrated by the time he or she starts to solve the problems. In contrast, I teach all of the concepts by working problems step-by-step, which is a much more engaging way to learn. Please contact me about any questions you may have, and I am looking forward to working with you to reaching your GPA and test score goals.
I'm Farzin F., a 25 year old male with a true passion for mathematics and sciences. I have been tutoring for 4 years now and have had great success with my students, ranging from high school to college-age, and international students. I began tutoring when I became a member of the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Sacramento, CA 95821
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Incredible tutor"

- Amy, Roseville, CA on 12/16/15

"Excellent Tutor and Always Responds Quickly"

- Joanna, Fair Oaks, CA on 5/27/14

"Very professional approach to tutoring"

- Carolyn, Carmichael, CA on 4/10/14
Science:
Biology, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physiology
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Farsi
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Study Skills
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Algebra I is one the most intimidating math subjects for students. The reason is that prior to Algebra I students have dealt with numbers and all of a sudden they begin to deal with variables such as “x”,“y” and "z". Therefore, the concept may seem a bit scary with all those variables running around. The question is how to make this intimidating subject look easy. The answer is simple. Unfortunately, most textbooks and math teachers go through lengthy discussions of all the theory behind the math, which leads to boredom and frustration. My solution to this problem is simple. I go through all of the concepts by working on problems step-by-step, which is a much more engaging approach to learn.

Algebra 2

Algebra II can be a difficult subject for students who don’t have a strong foundation in math, especially algebra I. In addition, most math teachers go through a lengthy discussion of the abstract theory behind the Math before instructing the student in how to solve problems, which lead to boredom and frustration by the time the student starts to solve problems. My solution to this problem is simple. I go through all of the concepts by working on problems step-by-step, which is a much more engaging approach to learn math. This way the student learns the skills needed to understand and tackle Algebra II problems in a logical manner.

Chemistry

Are you struggling with Chemistry? Chemistry does not have to be a hard subject if you have the right teacher who knows how to break down the concepts into small chunks. Many students struggle and never develop the skills to solve chemistry problems since they never get the step-by-step instruction on how to break down a chemistry problem into logical steps. I present each topic to students using example problems and detailed lectures. I find this method to be effective because the students starts to learn the concept right away and does not get board going through lengthy discussion of the theory behind chemistry. As result, student learns the skills needed to understand and tackle chemistry problems in a logical manner.

Chess

I have played chess since I was 4 years old. Currently, and I hold a chess rating of 1592 which is intermediate.

Elementary Math

I have taken all the math up to Calculus II with above average grades at American River College. In addition, I have tutored many students in Elementary Math at the Math Science Engineering Achievement center at American River College.

Farsi

Farsi is my native language. I read, write and speak Farsi.

Organic Chemistry

The beginning student in Organic Chemistry is frequently overwhelmed by facts, concepts and the new language of this subject. The key to overcome this issue is to understand concepts. My goal is for students to learn by thinking and solving problems rather than by merely being told.
I have taken organic chemistry at UC Davis (chem 118ABC Series). Also, I have tutored organic chemistry at American River College for two years.

Physiology

I have a degree from the University of California Davis in Neurobiology Physiology and Behavior. I have taken more than 25 units of upper division physiology courses and passed them with above average grades.

Prealgebra

I have taken all the math up to Calculus II with above average grades at American River College. In addition, I have tutored many students in Prealgebra at the Math Science Engineering Achievement center at American River College.

Study Skills

I have a Bachelors Degree from University of California Davis. In addition, I have taken Science Skills and Applications courses which train students on how to study effectively. In addition, different study skills were thought. I have used these skills and obtained my B.S from a 4 year university.

University of California Davis
Neurobiology

Education

University of California Davis (Neurobiology)

Incredible tutor — I had Farzin help with an Honors Chemistry class. He was incredible. Very knowledgeable of the subject matter and provided worksheets on each topic to help better understand the matter. Very patient and effective tutor. You will be very pleased with his work. ...

— Amy, Roseville, CA on 12/16/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Farzin will travel within 35 miles of Sacramento, CA 95821.