Math and Trilingual Tutor from UC Berkeley
Math and Trilingual Tutor from UC Berkeley
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....
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.
Excellent and in-depth Chinese writing and language instruction. Great teacher. He takes time to explain all aspects of the language in both Cantonese and Mandarin although concentrating on Mandarin, I was also able to learn cultural and colloquial phrases of the Canton region. I highly recommend Siwei.Stephen , 2 lessons with Siwei
Clear and Patient
Siwei is a great tutor. The explanations are clear -- and he is very patient teaching proper pronunciation. Mandarin is challenging for new students, but Siwei makes the journey much easier.Bill, 10 lessons with Siwei
Response time: 2 hours