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Ahmed S.

Simi Valley, CA

$35/hour

Math, Physics and Economics Tutor

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10+ Hours
4.3 average from 6 ratings
Patient tutor
— Jerwell, Chatsworth, CA on 9/14/16

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Moorpark Community College
Civil Engineering
Moorpark College, CA.
Other
University of California Irinve
Enrolled

Education

Moorpark Community College (Civil Engineering)

Moorpark College, CA. (Other)

University of California Irinve (Enrolled)

About Ahmed

About Me:

Hi, I am Ahmed S! I am currently a transfer student at the University of California Irvine with an AS in Math, Physics and Engineering. Math is something I've truly enjoyed my entire life. I'm one of those people that wouldn't mind reading the proof sections in a Math Textbook and then try re-deriving the formulas myself for fun. It's like a bad habit that has stuck with me pretty much throughout my whole life. Such a hobby has blessed me to pass every math course I have ever taken past Sophomore year of high school with an A, a 5 on the AP calculus AB exam and a high 700 on the SAT math twice. Despite this, when beginning college, I didn't even want to major in math or engineering. The first year I spent majoring in Business as a matter of fact. However, I was still taking at-the-time not-required courses such as Integral Calculus. Why? Because I enjoyed it and my curiosity was sky-high. In what situations can integration by parts work? In what situations can u-sub be better? If we can find the volume of a solid of revolution using integration, then can we express any 3D physical phenomena using Calculus? The only thing holding me back from exposing this love was the outside negativity and stereotypes. And it wasn't until I helped one of my friends for a Calculus exam, did I gain the full realization that this is what I want to do. I just want to be around math. Not only that, but also share that knowledge and help people who care for the subject just as much. This sudden self-acceptance coupled with classmates needing help bolstered me in pursuing a career that meshed physics and math perfectly that being engineering and allowed me to tutor professionally for four to five years. By now, I have come a long way, and I am only going to keep on going.

My Expertise:

My main math subjects are:
-Algebra I & II (A; heavily tutored)
-Trigonometry (A; moderately tutored)
-Pre-Calculus (A; moderately tutored)
-Calculus I: Derivative (A & 5 on the AP exam; heavily tutored)
-Calculus II: Integral (A; heavily tutored)
-Calculus III: Multi-variable (A; rarely tutored)
-Differential Equations (A; moderately tutored)
-Linear Algebra (A; rarely tutored)
-Statistics (A & 4 on the AP exam; heavily tutored)
-Geometry (A; moderately tutored)

My main other subjects are:
-Physics I: Solid and Fluid Mechanics (A & 4 on the AP exam; moderately tutored)
-Physics II: Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism (A; rarely tutored)
-Physics III: Waves, Optics, Relativity and Quantum Mechanics (A; rarely tutored)
-Statics and Strength of Materials (A; never tutored)
-Microeconomics (A; rarely tutored)
-Macroeconomics (B; rarely tutored)

My philosophy:

When tutoring, my approach is simple. I first ask the student to see where they're struggling, then ask them to try the part they're struggling out (so I can see how they're mistaking), and then I pinpoint out what they did wrong, correct it for them and advise them to practice doing the correct method with a fair amount of repetitions. I am never harsh, degrading nor rude and am always patient, understanding and willing to see through their mind; my philosophy is "read and react", not the traditional "teach and expect".

My expectations:

My tutoring can only be effective if the student is willing to put in the time. If a student comes up last minute the day before an exam to cram everything, they cannot expect me or any tutor as a matter of fact (no matter how brilliant or experienced they are) to be some magic pill and transfer knowledge to them instantly. Math is a very practice-oriented discipline. Some problems, especially in the higher level Calculus courses, take several steps of trial and error to figure out while others take three to four hours of repetition to ingrain. Tutoring, if anything, is a last minute resort, when after time and time of studying, the student is still stuck on a certain problem or cannot grasp a certain concept. The student is required that they do their homework before-hand before meeting with a tutor. Remember, you get out what you put in. If no level of effort shows, then how can the tutor help? However, this is if the student needs help on a certain section or topic. If the student has a "bad" teacher, and wants the tutor to teach the whole subject to them as that does happen, then the it is the tutor's responsibility to set a time to make a set schedule for where he/she plans to meet consistently every week on set days.

My policies:

However, I truly believe that sometimes it is not always the student's fault. Sometimes, the tutor's method of explanation just doesn't help. And it does happen. If it's ever the case, I promise full money-back guarantee. The student is investing time and money to me for a better grade, and it's only fitting I deserve that money if the student, by the end of the session, is in a better position for improving their grade.

My cancellation policy is straightforward. If you cancel the session within twelve hours of the scheduled time, half the charge will remain in effect, if you cancel within six hours, the full charge will remain in effect . If their was a health-related emergency (whether it's involving you or a loved one) need to send me some proof to negate the cancellation charge. No other exceptions. On the other hand, I reserve the some right to cancel a session as things may come up on my part as well. If I reschedule/cancel more than three days before the previously scheduled time, then the session is either cancelled or rescheduled to the assigned time with full price. If I reschedule/cancel under the three days then the session is cancelled and I offer a free session or the rescheduled session is free.
About Me:

Hi, I am Ahmed S! I am currently a transfer student at the University of California Irvine with an AS in Math, Physics and Engineering. Math is something I've truly enjoyed my entire life. I'm one of those people that wouldn't mind reading the proof sections in a Math Textbook and then try re-deriving the formulas myself for
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

-Geometry, Pre-Algebra and Algebra I & II: $30/hr -Trig., PreCalc., Calc. I and Statistics: $35/hr -Calc. II & III, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations: $40/hr -Physics: $50/hr

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Simi Valley, CA 93063
In-person lessons

"Patient tutor"

- Jerwell, Chatsworth, CA on 9/14/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Precalculus, Probability,
SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

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 1

I have taken Algebra in 8th grade and passed both semesters with an A. On top of that, I've helped classmates during and passed Algebra who have needed helped with the course. In high school, I've also informally tutored classmates, friends and even my little brother at times when they took Algebra 1.

Algebra 2

I have taken Algebra 2 my sophomore year and passed the class with an A. Although my tutor activity wasn't a lot for this course, I feel I am still eligible to tutor the course anyway as I have tutored courses above it such as Calculus. Calculus accumulates and builds upon Algebra 2.

Probability

I have never taken a probability course by itself, but I have taken AP Statistics in my junior year, Algebra 2 in my sophomore year and am currently taking Statistics in my first fall semester of college. All three courses cover a fair amount of probability. I've passed the first two courses with an A, along with getting a 4 on the AP Statistics test. All in all, my hard work and curiosity in these subjects has indirectly expanded my knowledge of probability, and I feel I am credible to teach it.

SAT Math

I have taken the SAT twice, once in my junior year and once in my senior year. Both times I have attained a score of above 700 out of 800 in the Math Section. Since the SAT covers basic Algebra 1, 2, Geometry and even some probability using logic, I feel I am credible to teach it. Not to mention all my years of Algebra 1, 2 and geometry I have acquired As.

Moorpark Community College
Civil Engineering
Moorpark College, CA.
Other
University of California Irinve
Enrolled

Education

Moorpark Community College (Civil Engineering)

Moorpark College, CA. (Other)

University of California Irinve (Enrolled)

Patient tutor

I like how he goes step by step with every problem. He is the type of tutor who cares and has a passion for math and the individual to succeed.

— Jerwell, Chatsworth, CA on 9/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

-Geometry, Pre-Algebra and Algebra I & II: $30/hr -Trig., PreCalc., Calc. I and Statistics: $35/hr -Calc. II & III, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations: $40/hr -Physics: $50/hr

Travel policy

Ahmed will travel within 30 miles of Simi Valley, CA 93063.