Search

Siwei L.

San Francisco, CA

$50/hour

Math and Trilingual Tutor from UC Berkeley

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/27/17
5.0 average from 1 ratings

$50/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Siwei will reply soon.

Response time: 2 hours

Contact Siwei

UC Berkeley
French

Education

UC Berkeley (French)

About Siwei

I am Siwei, I graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in French, and from Rio Hondo College with an Associate's degree in Math and Science. I enjoy tutoring since I was in middle school and high school, when I helped my peers with math problems and other subjects. Then, I officially obtained my first tutoring job teaching Mathematics during my sophomore year of college, and I had a 6-month study abroad experience in Paris and Bordeaux, France, during my senior year of university.

Other than French and English, I speak and write in native Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). In order to encourage students to know about the Chinese culture. I even helped establish a student Chinese club where students from all ethnicities are welcomed to join and to enjoy learning Chinese language and culture.

From the experience of tutoring, I have been good at customizing my teaching style according to each student's personality and studying methods. Purely lecturing students without getting feedback from them is not the ideal education to me, rather, I prefer inspiring my students of how they learn from subject matters throughout dynamic interactions.

Since elementary school, I have been good at solving math problems. I used to be ranked the top three in middle school and high school, and my GPA for my associate's degree of Math and Science is 4.0. I enjoy thinking critically when I try to solve a math problem with conditions or premises implicitly provided. Even though there is often one fixed answer to a problem, there could be multiple ways of solving it. Thus, I like solving a math problem from different perspectives, and I like inspiring students to solve math problems with different approaches as well.

I have been learning French since my first year of college, and accomplished a bachelor's degree in French from UC Berkeley. In school, I have spent a lot of time reading French literature, and studying the history of France and French language. I have participated in two study abroad programs respectively in Paris and Bordeaux, France, in 2016. When I was in Bordeaux, I lived with a homestay family for one semester. With my homestay family members, we talked about everything and communicated with each other in pure French. I also actively participated in all kinds of activities with native French people while taking courses in the University of Bordeaux. As a "foreigner", I do have experienced hard times from "initially knowing nothing" to "finally knowing something". Thus, I would share with my students all the experiences I have of learning French and how to learn it more easily.

Recently graduated from UC Berkeley, I have moved to live in San Francisco given that I am already accustomed to the bay area weather and environment. However, I am still very new to SF, and I hope that I could get familiar with the city little by little, as well as have some experience of tutoring students with the subjects that I am confident with in this wonderful bay area. Please feel free to ask me any questions, and my schedule would always be flexible for my students.
I am Siwei, I graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in French, and from Rio Hondo College with an Associate's degree in Math and Science. I enjoy tutoring since I was in middle school and high school, when I helped my peers with math problems and other subjects. Then, I officially obtained my first tutoring job teaching Mathematics Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of San Francisco, CA 94103
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Trigonometry
Language:
Chinese,
French

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.

Algebra 1

I have accomplished an associate degree in general studies of mathematics and science, and had a one year of tutoring math experience at Rio Hondo College. I have being guiding my peers to learn math since I was in middle school, so I would say have experience of tutoring students from middle school ages to adults. Algebra has always been one of my favorite math subjects, and I enjoy inspiring students of solving algebra problems with different approaches.

Algebra 2

I have accomplished an associate degree in general studies of mathematics and science, and had a one year of tutoring math experience at Rio Hondo College. Algebra is one of my favorite math subjects, and I tutor both Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. Though Algebra 2 (Intermediate Algebra) involves more functions and systems of equations, I will slowly walk you through all the key terms with more simple explanation of some confusing concepts of Algebra.

Chinese

I was born and raised in China for my childhood and teenage years. I experienced the very traditional Chinese education, and have graduated from a Chinese high school, before settling down in the US. I have still being using Mandarin and Cantonese daily when I communicate with my family members, Chinese peers and relatives, and I always keep improving my Chinese fluency by reading and watching films and shows.

French

I started my French education at Rio Hondo College where I was initially exposed to the French language, and culture. I deepened my knowledge of learning French by considering it as my undergraduate major; I participated in two study abroad programs in Paris and Bordeaux, France, where I was constantly influenced by daily communication with native French people. I have also spent time reading different literatures in French, listening to audios and French songs as well as watching lots of French movies, which better prepares me for tutoring someone who's also interested in learning French as a new language.

UC Berkeley
French

Education

UC Berkeley (French)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Siwei will travel within 2 miles of San Francisco, CA 94103.