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Tina H.

San Rafael, CA

$75/hour

Berkeley Graduate, Experienced Tutor Will Help You Succeed

5.0 average from 715 ratings
Superior math tutor with superior results!
— Charlotte, San Francisco, CA on 2/5/15

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University of California, Berkeley
Molecular Biology
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Graduate Coursework
University of California Berkeley Extension
Other

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Molecular Biology)

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (Graduate Coursework)

University of California Berkeley Extension (Other)

About Tina

I hold a B.A. in molecular and cell biology from University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in health Science from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. I love teaching and enjoy working with students of all ages. I served as a teacher's assistant in my math, English and Chinese classes since I excelled in those classes during middle and high school. I have taught my younger sister piano and my friends' kids Mandarin and math. For the past several years of working as a professional tutor, I have tutored students of all ages and backgrounds in all levels of math (from elementary math to calculus), high school and college level statistics/biostatistics, and Mandarin Chinese. One of my recent assignments was tutoring a 14-year-old girl Mandarin. I reviewed previously-learned words with her and also introduced Chinese grammar, basic sentence structures and new words. I created easy-to-read handouts, systematic charts, fun exercises and challenging quizzes to help her learn. It was a very fun and rewarding experience. Growing up in Taiwan, I speak and write fluent Mandarin Chinese. My strengths and specialties also include standardized test preparation in the math section of the SSAT ISEE, ACT, SAT, GRE, CHSPE, ASVAB as well as AP calculus, AP statistics, AP Chinese, etc. I have gained proven success in all the areas I tutored and I'm very happy with the results I have attained. I am dedicated to helping students improve their school performance and achieve their academic goals.

Since my objective is to help students succeed, I strive to be not only a homework helper but a great teacher/leader/mentor transforming students' academic lives. I believe there is so much I can learn from each student how to make a significant difference in their learning process, and I aspire to uncover students' hidden potential and help them eventually become independent thinkers. Please let me know if I have the chance to get to know you and bring out the best of you!
I hold a B.A. in molecular and cell biology from University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in health Science from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. I love teaching and enjoy working with students of all ages. I served Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I charge the full cost of the session when the cancellation occurs less than 24 hours before the session starts. Shortening the length of the session requires a 24-hour notice as well.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Rafael, CA 94903
Background Check: Passed

"Superior math tutor with superior results!"

- Charlotte, San Francisco, CA on 2/5/15

"Pre SSAT tutoring"

- Theresa, San Francisco, CA on 8/30/16

"Knowledgeable, patient tutor."

- Hayley, Novato, CA on 8/14/16

"great"

- Nate, San Rafael, CA on 6/23/16

"Great tutor!"

- Valerie, San Rafael, CA on 5/31/16

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Christina, Sausalito, CA on 5/19/16

"Prompt, efficient, focused, responsive, flexible."

- Madeleine, Mill Valley, CA on 3/17/16

"What a great fit!"

- Guy, San Francisco, CA on 3/10/16

"Patient and knowleable tutor"

- Dianna, Novato, CA on 2/3/16

"Instant rapport with my daughter"

- Patrick, San Rafael, CA on 1/1/16

"Patient, detail oriented and organized tutor"

- Daniel, Belvedere Tiburon, CA on 12/12/15

"A great tutor"

- Jenna, Novato, CA on 12/10/15

"Helpful Lesson"

- Janet, Mount Laurel, NJ on 12/5/15

"Fantastic and Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Ron, Novato, CA on 10/7/15

"Another great session!"

- Kristine, Novato, CA on 10/7/15

"Tina was great with my son!"

- John, San Rafael, CA on 7/25/15

"Tina is knowledgable. She covering the basic at this point hoping to move to structure of the ASVAB testing"

- Valerie, San Pablo, CA on 7/14/15

"Patient, punctual and personal"

- Pearl, Corte Madera, CA on 7/5/15

"Great tutor!"

- Marina, Sausalito, CA on 6/26/15

"Great tutor, very patient!"

- Colby, Novato, CA on 6/16/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Mike, Berkeley, CA on 6/9/15

"Knowledgeable, patient and has a good attitude"

- Rose, Novato, CA on 6/9/15

"An Extraordinary Tutor"

- Dean, San Francisco, CA on 5/23/15

"Patient and just really nice."

- Jon, Hercules, CA on 9/15/14

"Awesome Tutor and Great Flexibility!"

- Lucca, Novato, CA on 7/18/14

"Very efficient and supportive!"

- Katie, San Rafael, CA on 6/28/14

"Tina was a great help!"

- Kelsey, San Francisco, CA on 6/22/14

"Very professional and capable!"

- Lily, San Anselmo, CA on 4/23/14

"Excellent tutor"

- Meredith, San Francisco, CA on 4/10/14

"Calm, Patient, Thorough and Cool"

- Michael, Mill Valley, CA on 4/3/14

"Five Stars!"

- Paul, San Anselmo, CA on 12/11/13

"Patient, reliable, and knowledgeable"

- Haden, San Anselmo, CA on 10/19/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Rachel, Santa Rosa, CA on 3/10/13
English:
Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB, GED, GRE,
ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SSAT
Language:
Chinese
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Reading
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

The ACT math section covers high school level algebra, geometry and basic trigonometry. For the past three years, my clear and concise teaching method has helped many students achieve high scores and reach top percentile rankings. I know the content well and can teach you effective test-taking strategies and how to tackle challenging word problems with ease.

Algebra 1

I served as a teacher’s assistant in my math class because I excelled in math during middle and high school. My responsibilities included tutoring my classmates and grading homework and exams. I enjoyed helping my classmates with their challenges as math has always been one of my favorite subjects, and I continued to help my classmates during my free time in college. Now I am happy to become a professional tutor so I can help more students.

Algebra 2

I served as a teacher’s assistant in my math class because I excelled in math during middle and high school. My responsibilities included tutoring my classmates and grading homework and exams. I enjoyed helping my classmates with their challenges as math has always been one of my favorite subjects, and I continued to help my classmates during my free time in college. Now I am happy to become a professional tutor so I can help more students.

Biostatistics

I took biostatistics in college and through UC Berkeley Extension. I received an A in both classes. It is a very interesting subject. I have helped students achieve great success, and I'd like to continue helping more students with any difficulty they have.

Calculus

To me, calculus is absolutely amazing and beautiful and is the greatest human invention of all time. Its theory has been applied and used in many other disciplines and changed our world today. I’ll be more than happy to help you unlock the mystery of early transcendentals and beyond.

Chinese

I am a native Mandarin Speaker. I came from Taiwan when I was 17 years old, and I still speak and write fluent Mandarin Chinese. I teach all levels of Chinese to people of all ages, and I can adjust my teaching speed and content according to your need and interest. I can teach the specific aspect of Chinese culture and language you want to learn.

Elementary Math

My teaching method is emphasized on conceptual learning rather than rote memorization. I would like to teach students how to think and how to be engaged in a fun mathematics world. My goal is to build a firm foundation for students' future learning.

Geometry

Geometry is an interesting branch of mathematics dealing with shapes and sizes of objects and their relative positions and properties. The rigorous science curriculum I have been through at Berkeley has sharpened my analytical and critical thinking skills. My in-depth knowledge and years of teaching experience have also equipped me with all the necessary skills to help students master this subject.

GRE

I have a lot of experience in test preparation. I'd love to continue helping students maximize their potentials and achieve high scores on their exams.

ISEE

The math portion of the ISEE tests students' knowledge of general mathematical concepts and basic problem-solving skills related to algebra and geometry. I have the most current practice tests and years of experience tutoring all levels of math. I am also very familiar with its content and structure which consists of two different sections: quantitative reasoning and mathematics achievement. I'd love to go through practice tests and share test-taking strategies with students to help them achieve high scores.

Pharmacology

I took many pharmacy-related courses and have solid and extensive knowledge in pharmacology. I have also successfully passed the pharmacy technician certification exam with top scores and obtained the certificate as evidence of certification. I worked as a board-certified pharmacy technician on a part-time basis for many years. I am confident of my ability to help anyone who wants to gain entry into this field.

Prealgebra

I served as a teacher’s assistant in my math class because I excelled in math during middle and high school. My responsibilities included tutoring my classmates and grading homework and exams. I enjoyed helping my classmates with their challenges as math has always been one of my favorite subjects, and I continued to help my classmates during my free time in college. Now I am happy to become a professional tutor so I can help more students.

Precalculus

Precalculus is the integration of previously-learned concepts in algebra, analytic geometry and trigonometry in preparation for calculus and higher-level math. My years of teaching experience has equipped me with the skills needed to help you improve your understanding in this subject and get you well-prepared for future studies.

Probability

Life is full of uncertainties and unpredictable events. Knowing the probability of occurrence of certain events can greatly enhance our ability to make logical decisions and dramatically improve the quality of our lives. I have a lot of experience tutoring this subject, and my well-developed teaching methods will help you delve into this interesting subject easily and tackle each problem with more confidence.

SAT Math

The math section of the SAT covers the topics students learned in their high school algebra, geometry and trigonometry courses, which are my core expertise and strength. I'd love to help students identify their weaknesses and overcome their difficulties in grasping the major concepts of these subjects.

SSAT

I have a lot of experience in test preparation and have helped students achieve high scores on the SSAT. I'd love to continue helping students boost their confidence and maximize their potential for success.

Statistics

I love statistics and I did very well in this subject in college. So far I have helped students of all levels including AP statistics, college and graduate level online statistics courses with great success, and I look forward to more opportunities.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a very fascinating branch of math. Mastering this subject will get you well-prepared for calculus and higher-level math. I have years of teaching experience and can help you enrich your knowledge and strengthen your skills in this subject.

University of California, Berkeley
Molecular Biology
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Graduate Coursework
University of California Berkeley Extension
Other

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Molecular Biology)

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (Graduate Coursework)

University of California Berkeley Extension (Other)

Superior math tutor with superior results! — Tina has worked with our eighth grade daughter this school year on Algebra and SSAT prep work. Our daughter not only earned an A this semester in Algebra but she made tremendous gains on the SSAT math section, reaching high percentile rankings. Tina has helped our daughter learn how to break down a problem and understand it. She has helped our daughter gain confidence to tackle challenging wor ...

— Charlotte, San Francisco, CA on 2/5/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I charge the full cost of the session when the cancellation occurs less than 24 hours before the session starts. Shortening the length of the session requires a 24-hour notice as well.

Travel policy

Tina will travel within 20 miles of San Rafael, CA 94903.