Over 500 tutoring hours

Stan L.

San Rafael, CA

$75/hour

"Dr Stan", experienced tutor, loves math, understands kids

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Background check passed as of 3/14/14
4.9 average from 171 ratings
Knows math, and knows how to teach it too.
— Molly, Novato, CA on 12/21/15

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UCLA
Michigan State University
PhD

Education

UCLA

Michigan State University (PhD)

About Stan

With my unique background and education, I can work successfully with a wide variety of students who have a wide variety of "issues" with learning math. I understand where the problems are, and how best to get past them and onto a confident path to math success.

My undergraduate degree is in mathematics, and I have worked as a computer professional, as well as a math tutor. My doctoral degree is in psychology. I think this is a wonderful combination: I can relate to students, understand their frustrations and fears, and at the same time I deeply understand math and take great joy in communicating this to reluctant and struggling students, as well as to well-performing students who want to maximize their achievements.

I look forward to talking with parents about their concerns for their students. We CAN make a difference!
With my unique background and education, I can work successfully with a wide variety of students who have a wide variety of "issues" with learning math. I understand where the problems are, and how best to get past them and onto a confident path to math success.

My undergraduate degree
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 14 miles of San Rafael, CA 94901
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knows math, and knows how to teach it too."

- Molly, Novato, CA on 12/21/15

"Great support"

- Susan, San Rafael, CA on 11/23/15

"Stan is very knowledgeable and patient."

- TJ, Corte Madera, CA on 8/31/15

"Stan is a good straight forward math tutor and was very helpful."

- Rob, San Rafael, CA on 8/26/15

"Stan did a great job helping our son prepare for his Algebra final. He was kind and patient."

- Susan, San Rafael, CA on 6/5/15

"Stan is right on!"

- Myles, San Rafael, CA on 5/29/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Tom, Santa Rosa, CA on 4/18/14

"Doing a fantastic job!"

- Ruth, Novato, CA on 11/15/13

"Stan always figures out a new way to explain it."

- Janis, San Rafael, CA on 11/6/13

"Works well with teens, explains things in multiple ways, really helps!"

- Susan, Sonoma, CA on 10/19/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Psychology
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Computer:
Fortran, HTML, Pascal, SQL
Language:
Czech
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Linear Algebra

I have a BA in mathematics from UCLA, where linear algebra (matrices, vector analysis, etc.) were part of the curriculum.

I have been tutoring math for several years, including matrices and vectors.

I know the subject matter of linear algebra.

Psychology

The study of psychology at all levels, from high school through undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral levels, including statistics, experimental design and methodology.

Study Skills

As a doctoral student in clinical psychology, I was hired by the university to teach study skills, test taking skills, and time management to incoming freshmen students.

As part of this job, I was trained in and provided materials for each of these topics.

I often find, when working with my students, that an important component of the tutoring is attention to these skills in addition to the specific subject areas for which tutoring had been requested.

UCLA
Michigan State University
PhD

Education

UCLA

Michigan State University (PhD)

Knows math, and knows how to teach it too. — Stan thoroughly explained the concepts I was struggling with. He is clear and knowledgeable and also gave me tips on how not to be intimidated by test questions. I owe my success on my final to him. ...

— Molly, Novato, CA on 12/21/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stan will travel within 14 miles of San Rafael, CA 94901.