Berkeley Graduate, Experienced Tutor Will Help You Succeed
Berkeley Graduate, Experienced Tutor Will Help You Succeed
I hold a B.A. in molecular and cell biology from University of California at Berkeley. 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...
I hold a B.A. in molecular and cell biology from University of California at Berkeley. 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 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!
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 word problems with ease.. Tina is the perfect balance of patient, kind, friendly tutor and no nonsense instructor. She uses her lesson time efficiently and effectively. She is an excellent math teacher who understands the content well. She watches our daughter work through a problem, asking appropriate questions along the way. Tina has taught our daughter how to manage her time well as she works through challenging problem sets. She is encouraging and motivating. Most importantly, she has given our daughter the necessary tools to succeed and to enjoy mathematics. Tina is a superior math tutor and has our highest recommendation.Les, 52 lessons with Tina
She helped me with a biology assignment. She was able to explain it to me in a way that I could actually understand which is exactly what I needed. She was very patient with me, and super nice.Frenchcesca, 1 lesson with Tina
My kids are making incredible progress in math thanks to Tina!
My two daughters, 11 and 15 years old, are both making incredible progress in math thanks to Tina. My younger daughter is in 6th grade and has a difficult time understanding concepts and solving word problem equations due to mild dyslexia and other learning issues. Tina is patient and helps my daughter understand the concepts behind the math she is doing. My 15-year old is a sophomore in HS and is doing Honors Advanced Algebra. Tina has been a life saver for her, as well. Tina is wonderful to be around, communicates well, and really helps the kids understand math. Thank god we have her!Samantha, 19 lessons with Tina
Helped with Business Calculus class.
Tina was a great help. She was professional and helped me through some tough spots in my homework. Would absolutely recommend her to anyone.Mark , 10 lessons with Tina
Knowledgeable and patient math tutor
Thanks to Tina, my 5th grade daughter is doing so much better in math! Her grades have improved and she has so much more confidence. My daughter really struggled with multi-step word problems, and now she has almost mastered them. Thank you Tina!Karen, 43 lessons with Tina
Tina tutored my daughter SAT math. She is a very patient, knowledgeable and a professional tutor. She always made sure my daughter understood the concept before they moved onto another section. My dayghter has learned a lot from her. Tina is also punctual and very accommodating to our times and needs. I would definitely recommend Tina as a tutor.Brian, 20 lessons with Tina
Excellent high school tutor
Tina has helped my high school maintain straight A's throughout the year, a great investment in my child's education. Thank you Tina for all your hard work. We hope to have occasional catch up sessions throughout the summer to keep him on track.Eamonn, 29 lessons with Tina
Patient and reliable
Tina has done an excellent job helping my daughter with her math homework. She is very patient and helps my daughter to understand concepts which are otherwise quite difficult for her to master.Sandy, 4 lessons with Tina
Calculus Tutoring w/ Tina
Tina is helpful, knowledgable and very reliable in terms of timing and scheduling. I would definitely recommend her to other students (specifically students taking calculus).Jennifer Lynn, 37 lessons with Tina
Knowledgeable, Patient, Clear Communicator
Tina helped my daughter prepare for her Algebra 2 mid term exam. Before the lesson, my daughter was very negative towards herself and math. Saying things like how stupid she is, I don't understand what's going on, etc. After the lesson, my daughter was pumped...I'm going to ace this test. Tina explained concepts to her where my daughter had continuous "aha" moments. It was wonderful as a parent to see your child want to do well, and know they can do well. I can't thank Tina enough. Hope to have more tutoring from her in the future.Kristin, 10 lessons with Tina