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Zach O.

San Diego, CA

$40/hour

Tutoring that focuses on building learning skills and confidence

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/3/15
5.0 average from 64 ratings
Knowledgeable on autoCAD
— Daniel, San Diego, CA on 2/20/17

$40/Hour


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University of Kansas
Civil Engineering

Education

University of Kansas (Civil Engineering)

About Zach

As an instructor I have a broad set of experiences both in terms of subject matter, group size, and age of students. My first teaching experience came at the University of Kansas as a college algebra instructor and tutor. Each semester I had a class of approximately 20 students and tutored roughly 10 hours a week. The majority of this tutoring was one-on-one; however, when it proved advantageous, I would tutor small groups of 3-4 students. Later in my undergraduate degree, I led a student bridge design competition team at KU. A large part of that role was teaching, tutoring, and mentoring group members on steel bridge design and engineering problem solving. After my undergraduate degree, I taught ski lessons at Keystone. I primarily worked with guests from ages 14 to 60+, but also taught a couple of weekend programs with children ages 5-11. Class size varied anywhere from a one-on-one to 10 students. As a result of my varied teaching experiences, I have worked with students with a wide variety of personalities, learning styles, and interest levels in the subject being taught. Through this broad background, I have honed teaching techniques that are effective across mediums and specialized approaches for specific topics. I constantly draw upon these experiences when adapting a lesson to an individual.

What I love most about tutoring is facilitating a student's independent success. For me this comes in several steps, which are all gratifying. First, I get to see students feel excitement as they realize they can do something that they previously thought they could not. I enjoy sharing the learning tools that I have used throughout my life so that students can more effectively learn on their own. Also, it is very rewarding when a student develops confidence in their own skills as they experience more and more success.

Throughout my teaching, tutoring, and coaching experiences, I have consistently received positive feedback. Typically the feedback attributes positive results to a combination of personality traits and teaching approach. I believe that strategic outcomes also contribute to students' success. All in all, my calm and encouraging demeanor combined with targeted teaching techniques and a background in academic success provide a positive and efficient learning experience.

I look forward to hearing from you, so that we can set up a tutoring appointment. I am available from 9am - 9pm on weekdays and from 9am - 6pm on weekends.

Cheers!
As an instructor I have a broad set of experiences both in terms of subject matter, group size, and age of students. My first teaching experience came at the University of Kansas as a college algebra instructor and tutor. Each semester I had a class of approximately 20 students and tutored roughly 10 hours a week. The majority of this tutoring was Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

*$35/hr for all sessions longer than 2 hours *Rates do not change for groups of 2-4 *Time is billed by the quarter hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92104
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable on autoCAD"

- Daniel, San Diego, CA on 2/20/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jamie, Coronado, CA on 1/24/17

"Great at Explaining Material"

- Shelly, San Diego, CA on 1/11/17

"Great tutor!"

- Jeffrey, San Diego, CA on 12/10/16

"Recommended Tutor"

- Ryan, San Diego, CA on 12/9/16

"Extremely helpful"

- Irma, San Diego, CA on 11/21/16

"Very knowledgeable and patient"

- Carline, San Diego, CA on 11/16/16

"Understanding and very knowledgeable"

- Lynda, San Diego, CA on 11/13/16

"Zach's professionalism"

- Jennifer, Littleton, CO on 12/7/15

"Kind, patient, makes learning fun"

- Lisa, Denver, CO on 11/7/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Civil Engineering,
Physics
Computer:
AutoCAD,
Microsoft Excel
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis

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.

AutoCAD

I am a bridge design engineer. As such I work in AutoCAD daily drawing both design sketches and plan sets. I produce professional quality drawings in AutoCAD. Additionally, I am proficient in both 2D and 3D.

Civil Engineering

I am bridge design engineer. I have not yet obtain licensure, but I am an Engineer in Training (EIT), which means that I have passed the fundamentals of engineering exam. I have bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas, where I graduated with a 3.90 GPA and University Honors.

Physics

I have a strong background in Physics through earning a BS in Civil Engineering and working as a bridge design engineer.

Tennis

I have been playing tennis since I was 14. I played tennis competitively throughout high school. I played 3 years of varsity tennis and qualified for Kansas state tennis in class 3A my senior year. Since high school, I play tennis regularly and have assisted coach several summer clinics. I have additional sports coaching experience; I taught/coached skiing professionally for 1 season.

University of Kansas
Civil Engineering

Education

University of Kansas (Civil Engineering)

Knowledgeable on autoCAD

AutoCAD and some Economic analysis. Would recommend very chill, very down to earth, very prompt. He studied civil engineering so he knows the classes for that major really well.

— Daniel, San Diego, CA on 2/20/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

*$35/hr for all sessions longer than 2 hours *Rates do not change for groups of 2-4 *Time is billed by the quarter hour

Travel policy

Zach will travel within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92104.