University of California at Berkeley (Chemical Engineering)
Chicago Medical School (MD)
University of California at Irvine Medical Center/VALB (Other)
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
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Ray was a welcomed change to my daughter's Algebra II teacher, questions were welcomed and responded with clear and easy to understand explanations. So much was covered in only 90 mins!
Ray is a good tutor. He helped me with a few Calculus problems like related rates and derivatives. If I don't understand something as he is explaining it, he would explain it in different ways until I understand it. His response time is very good and he is flexible with scheduling a tutoring session.
Ray helped me with Algebra II and really explained things in a way that I could easily understand. He was easy to work with, friendly and engaging. I look forward to working with him again.
I hoped that Ray could give me a quick much needed review for an upcoming math test that involves advanced algebra and some geometry. For sure, I got more than I wished for! He is enthusiastic and dynamic when he tutors, attacking problems from different angles (pun intended?) if needed. He goes through examples, textbook or online material, reasons for math procedures, whatever will help you learn. i feel very confident now for my big test tomorrow. Wish me luck!
We had our first appointment with Ray, and I swear my son retained more from Ray in one hour than he did in a semester with his school teacher! Ray is patient, kind, funny, and communicates with the kids on an easy level that makes even math and sciences fun. My son had an excellent session and we are looking forward to more.
Scheduled a Pre-Calculus tutoring session with Ray for my son who is in 10th grade.
Ray responded quickly to my initial emails and we were able to setup a session for
the very next day.
Ray showed up on time and was well prepared (brought his own Pre-Calculus books).
My son had problems on his first quiz and they spent the hour going over the problems
that he missed. They got a lot done and Ray even went over half hour (only charged us for
1 hour) to get most of his quiz reviewed and problems answered.
Ray is professional and is obvious that he cares for the student.
Overall, we were very happy with his services.
When Ray meets me for a session, he quickly asks me what my needs are: understanding a concept, a specific homework assignment or problem, review of test questions, etc. And we delve into the subject until I am fully comfortable with it. That has helped me a lot in my accelerated Anatomy class, which I am doing very well in. Also, he spends extra time with me (without charging for it) if needed and has accomodated my schedule when possible. Almost all you could ask for in a tutor!
Ray knows the material very well and is able to find multiple approaches to every problem. What sets him apart is his energy and ability to engage with the student in ways that makes the learning process fun. I got a lot from our session and would recommend him to my friends and peers.
Only 2 lessons so far, but Ray has already been a big help. Anatomy is very hard for me, and he focuses on memory techniques and topics my class Prof stresses for the tests. Dr. Ray also doesn't charge for 'extra' time too, and he has a nice sense of humor!!!
3 lessons so far with Ray, and several more are planned! He has really helped me understand my college calc. Able to clarify and explain concepts very well and make math almost fun! Responds to messages quickly. And did I mention he is also a patient teacher?
Ray was really flexible i was able to meet with him Saturday morning and he even stayed an extra hour no problem. Helped me pass my apprenticeship exam!!
Ray is a very cool tutor. His attitude is always positive, and that just motivated me more in learning tough calculus material. Only had 3 lessons with him, but he did a great job reviewing and deciphering many topics for me and helped me do last minute preparation for my final exam. I just found out I aced the test! Thanks Ray.
I really needed a review of some "gaps" in my knowledge going into a Calculus exam. Luckily, I called on Ray, who answered quickly and was able to see me a day before my exam! He is very patient and is a good listener, sensing what I was "not getting" on the properties of vectors and 3 D curves in space and other Calculus concepts. He was very clear at explaining things and why, not just how, we do things a certain way in Calculus. He loves questions! I am sure I will call on him again in the near future. P.S. I did pretty well on my exam.
He accomplished some difficult problems in calculus. Helped her study for her AP calculus exam. Was very pleased with his knowledge and his style of teaching.
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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.