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Ray A.

San Diego, CA

$35/hour

M.D., Bachelors in Chemical Engineering - A Doctor Who Knows Math!

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Background check passed as of 3/28/16
5.0 average from 73 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor!
— Carla, Chula Vista, CA on 11/28/16

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University of California at Berkeley
Chemical Engineering
Chicago Medical School
MD
University of California at Irvine Medical Center/VALB
Other

Education

University of California at Berkeley (Chemical Engineering)

Chicago Medical School (MD)

University of California at Irvine Medical Center/VALB (Other)

About Ray

Hi everyone! Ever since college, I have always relished and appreciated the opportunity to help in the education of others. In my career as a physician, I enjoyed teaching my patients about their conditions and treatments and explaining different options depending on the circumstances. Two reasons why I have been able to effectively gauge a person's needs in education are my high level of patience and good listening skills.

Different individuals learn in different ways, and I have used that conventional wisdom to structure my tutoring sessions. For 22+ years, I strived to individualize medical care for each of my patients, and this general strategy of tailoring to a person's specific needs has been used in my tutoring as well. Each lesson will be generally informal in atmosphere, with the flow of the session based on your requests and goals. We can go through classroom topics, homework, examination problems, specific concepts, or a combination of these items. I strongly believe that by me answering your questions in detail and delving into the reasons for why we do things a certain way in mathematics, your mastery of the subject will come in no time.

Now, some facts about me. I was the valedictorian in high school and magna cum laude in college. I have a solid mathematics background by way of my college and medical school training. I have a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. I then went to medical school before practicing Neurology for 22+ years until retiring last year. I am planning to get my masters in aerospace engineering, so I took the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) earlier this year and scored well in the Math section (as well as on the English section). I have excelled in the three levels of college calculus (as well as Physics).

I very much look forward to helping you appreciate the wonderful world of Mathematics and gain those Mathematics skills and pearls that you desire, all the way up to the Calculus III level and Linear Algebra if requested. In addition, I also can help you in Anatomy and Physiology. I am available on most days of the week. Hope to see you soon!
Hi everyone! Ever since college, I have always relished and appreciated the opportunity to help in the education of others. In my career as a physician, I enjoyed teaching my patients about their conditions and treatments and explaining different options depending on the circumstances. Two reasons why I have been able to effectively gauge a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of San Diego, CA 92120
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor!"

- Carla, Chula Vista, CA on 11/28/16

"A wonderful change!"

- Marcus, Imperial Beach, CA on 11/22/16

"Knowledgable"

- Ahmad, San Diego, CA on 11/14/16

"Knowledgeable made material accessible"

- Tracey, San Diego, CA on 10/14/16

"Highly motivated to help YOU learn."

- Zack, La Jolla, CA on 10/12/16

"Fantastic and Patient Tutor"

- Frances, Santee, CA on 9/22/16

"Very Good First Tutoring Session"

- Henry, San Diego, CA on 9/6/16

"Focussed and flexible."

- Hallie, National City, CA on 8/10/16

"Energetic and Engaging"

- Varun Jit, San Jose, CA on 8/6/16

"Glad I chose this tutor!"

- Blair, San Diego, CA on 7/1/16

"Smart as a whip, but doesn't flaunt it."

- Danielle, San Diego, CA on 6/10/16

"Awesome tutor"

- Seamus, San Diego, CA on 5/17/16

"Enthusiastic and sharp"

- Randy, La Mesa, CA on 5/17/16

"Awesome tutor! Helped me a lot."

- Bridget, San Diego, CA on 5/5/16

"Extremely knowledgeable and worked extremely well with my daughter."

- Joanne, San Diego, CA on 4/18/16
Science:
Anatomy,
Physics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have done well in Math at all levels, including Algebra 1, since high school. I use Algebra and higher levels of Math almost daily in my graduate school classes now. Tutoring Algebra to many students has also sharpened my skills in this subject, and I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching this important foundation of Math to students of all levels and ages.

Algebra 2

I have tutored various college and high school students in Algebra. Algebra is the foundation for Calculus courses that I have succeeded in. In 2016, I scored 161/170 on the Mathematics section of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), which involves much Algebra. For my Engineering courses, I have also used my Algebra knowledge extensively.

Anatomy

I went to medical school before I became a physician. I have been a physician for over 22 years. Gross anatomy was a required course in medical school. I also received much Anatomy training during surgeries performed during my General Surgery and other Surgery clerkships. Of course, I frequently applied my Anatomy knowledge when examining patients in my medical practice.

Calculus

I have tutored a good number of college and high school students in all levels of Calculus, and I did well in all three levels of Calculus in college at Cal Berkeley. I also have used the Calculus knowledge in Physics and Engineering courses in college. I am planning on a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering. In 2016, I scored 161/170 on the Mathematics section of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) (I took the GRE because of my application to graduate school in Aerospace Engineering).

Elementary Math

I have done well in Math at all levels since elementary school, and I continue to use elementary Math, as well as higher levels of Math, in my graduate school classes. Tutoring elementary Math has sharpened my skills in this subject and allowed me to enjoy helping others master this important Math topic. Finding different ways to teach elementary Math to different students has also been a welcome challenge.

Geometry

I have tutored many high school and college students in this topic. I received A's in high school in Geometry classes, and I have also applied this foundation in Geometry to the Analytic Geometry subjects in Calculus. I scored 161/170 on the Math section of my 2016 GRE (examination for graduate school), which included the subject of Geometry. Also, my Physics and Engineering classes in college have been other arenas in which I have been able to apply my Geometry knowledge.

Prealgebra

I have done well in all Math levels since elementary school, and I continue to use all types of Math, including Algebra, in my graduate school studies. Pre-Algebra is important as a prelude to Algebra, and I have enjoyed teaching students of all ages the different concepts as well as techniques that are important in mastering this field of Math. Finding different ways to teach different students has been a welcome challenge.

Precalculus

I have tutored high school and also college students on the subject of Pre-Calculus. This broad topic prepares the student for the different levels of Calculus. I have applied my Pre-Calculus knowledge in my college Physics and Engineering courses and also in Materials Science classes.

Trigonometry

I have tutored a good number of both college and high school students in this important and useful subject, which covers many aspects of the lengths and angles of triangles. It is also important in different levels of Calculus, with derivatives and integrals. Principles of this subject are often used by me in Physics and Engineering courses.

University of California at Berkeley
Chemical Engineering
Chicago Medical School
MD
University of California at Irvine Medical Center/VALB
Other

Education

University of California at Berkeley (Chemical Engineering)

Chicago Medical School (MD)

University of California at Irvine Medical Center/VALB (Other)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

Ray, is a great tutor, his easy going personality really helped Dakota stay focused and not get overwhelmed or stressed. Keeping my daughter engaged in math is no easy task, however Ray managed to do just that! After Ray left, Dakota was so happy and relieved. It was so nice to see her in good spirits after working on math. Thank you Ray!

— Carla, Chula Vista, CA on 11/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ray will travel within 25 miles of San Diego, CA 92120.