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Zachary Y.

San Jose, CA

$75/hr

MA grad, Expert Math/Literature/History or Test Prep Tutor

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UC Davis
Medieval Studies
San Jose State University
Master's

Education

UC Davis (Medieval Studies)

San Jose State University (Master's)

About Zachary

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Davis in December of 2010, with a degree in Medieval Studies and a minor in History. I also completed my Master's Degree in History in December 2014. I've worked with students in the Arts, teaching many students how to write and think, using my own expertise honed over two degree programs, in math, using my decade of experience tutoring math to make an impact, and test programs, delivering great results with every student.

With several years in the AVID program, I have experienced tutorial sessions of many kinds. I have picked out the most effective parts of each of the methods I have seen, and wish to use them to enhance the education of any student I work with. I rarely answer a student directly, preferring to lead them with questions back through their own mind, until they come upon the answer. When this is not possible, I walk them through the process step by step, then return to the beginning and have them show me the steps, as to be assured that they understood what happened.

I have experience with tutoring groups of students, up to six or seven at a time, but have also spent many hours working one on one with students. Though I took few math courses in college, I am highly skilled in High School math, and find it to be on of the easier subjects to tutor. My collegiate background is in Medieval European History, though through that I have become a skilled researcher and writer, with the ability to pass along those same skills.

My ACT and SAT students have both seen significant increases, ranging from four or five points on the ACT to nearly 500 points on the SAT. To see this kind of increase takes several weeks, but is certainly possible. My SAT students generally receive scores of at least 2000, and my ACT students of at least 28.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Davis in December of 2010, with a degree in Medieval Studies and a minor in History. I also completed my Master's Degree in History in December 2014. I've worked with students in the Arts, teaching many students how to write and think, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

All rates can be negotiated, but my standard group rate is $100/hour, regardless of the number of students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Jose, CA 95126
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT Reading, English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Language:
Latin
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess,
Track & Field
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Latin, Proofreading

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Chess

I have been playing Chess for over 15 years, and play at a very high level.

Social Studies

As a Medieval Studies graduate from UC Davis, I was able to delve into several topics that together make up 'Social Studies'. To begin with, my minor was through the History department, as were a majority of the classes I took for Medieval studies. My main foci were literature and religion, but I have experience with economics, psychology, sociology, metaphysics, mythology, and even the history of science.

Study Skills

After several years working with the AVID program, I have perfected the art of studying. I have used and taught others to use cornell notes, as well as having kept up and taught others to keep up neat and clean binders. Among the most useful talents I learned in AVID was time management, and I have passed that on to my students.

I kindly point you towards my High School math scores, amongst the best in each class, to show the effectiveness of those study skills, as well as to my History and English scores from UC Davis for the same purpose.

UC Davis
Medieval Studies
San Jose State University
Master's

Education

UC Davis (Medieval Studies)

San Jose State University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

All rates can be negotiated, but my standard group rate is $100/hour, regardless of the number of students.

Travel policy

Zachary will travel within 20 miles of San Jose, CA 95126.

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