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Paul V.

Santa Cruz, CA

$50/hour

Tutoring available for high school and junior college level math

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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University of Michigan
Psych music premed
University of Michigan
Master's

Education

University of Michigan (Psych music premed)

University of Michigan (Master's)

About Paul

My background in mathematics includes the standard high school math sequence through trigonometry and pre-calculus plus 3 years at the college level including differential equations. Additional course work included probability theory, matrix algebra, and discrete math. My masters degree is in physical chemistry where two years of calculus is a prerequisite to take the introductory course.

During graduate school, I was a teaching assistant, leading discussions and problem solving sessions in general and physical chemistry. I always received excellent evaluations from students complimenting me on my ability to explain problems clearly and concisely. Throughout graduate school, I supplemented my income by doing private tutoring in chemistry and mathematics.

I have two objectives when it comes to tutoring mathematics students. I attempt to help the student cover areas of difficulty with regards to assigned work. I also like to delve into some of the theory involved. It is one thing to memorize a formula, and that should not be minimized, but another useful skill is the ability to derive a forgotten formula or identity. This latter objective helps the student to solidify concepts and to gain a sense of how everything fits together.

I look forward to working with prospective students.

Having studied many years of math, I believe that I have the ability to impart some of the knowledge gained to students who are struggling with math and also to those students who wish to gain a greater understanding of the subject than what can be presented in class. I never received anything but an A in a math class, and although this was a while ago, I scored an 800 on the math section of the SAT.

If you are interested in exploring algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability, or pre-calculus, I can help. Please contact me to see if we are a fit and to see if we can find an appropriate time and place to get together.
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Santa Cruz, CA 95060
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry
Music:
Music Theory
English:
Grammar
Language:
French, German
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 2

I am competent with algebra, having studied math through advanced calculus. I prefer to tutor individuals who are seeking long term growth and understanding in the subject and not just cramming for an exam.

Calculus

I have studied mathematics through calculus and differential equations. My MS is in physical chemistry, which makes extensive use of differential equations.

University of Michigan
Psych music premed
University of Michigan
Master's

Education

University of Michigan (Psych music premed)

University of Michigan (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 10 miles of Santa Cruz, CA 95060.