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Tim N.

Stanford/Harvard Graduate, Algebra to Calculus, SAT ACT GRE GMAT ASVAB

Stanford/Harvard Graduate, Algebra to Calculus, SAT ACT GRE GMAT ASVAB

$90/hour

  • 5,237 hours tutoring

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Ranked as Top 1% of Wyzant Tutors in 2019

I have been tutoring all levels of Math for the past 10 years, from Algebra through college Calculus. I believe that establishing a good foundation in Mathematics is critical for a student’s future success and confidence – in high school, in college and beyond in their careers. And I believe every student has the potential to be successful with Math. I can help by explaining Math concepts in simple ways the student can understand and remember. And...

Ranked as Top 1% of Wyzant Tutors in 2019

I have been tutoring all levels of Math for the past 10 years, from Algebra through college Calculus. I believe that establishing a good foundation in Mathematics is critical for a student’s future success and confidence – in high school, in college and beyond in their careers. And I believe every student has the potential to be successful with Math. I can help by explaining Math concepts in simple ways the student can understand and remember. And I do so in a positive, patient and encouraging manner.

I am a graduate of Stanford and Harvard. While I studied engineering and business, I have enjoyed Math since grade school when I was selected for experimental programs in Symbolic Logic and a new form of Algebra.

My Philosophy is that mathematics provides a critical foundation for other learning. Young people can grasp advanced concepts early on. Creative approaches to Mathematics education that work well for gifted students can help students of all levels and backgrounds succeed in Math. Each student is special and unique, and deserves a tailored approach.

I have had the privilege of working with students as young as 6, as well as students in middle school and high school. As a result of my tutoring my students have excelled in the following ways:

- Finishing 7th grade Pre-Algebra as young as 8.
- Completing Honors Precalculus as young as 11.
- Earning A+100% in Geometry at Stanford's highly rigorous Online High School.
- Earning the highest grades in class for Calculus 1 and 2.
- Taking Calculus 5 at age 14 at junior college while concurrently enrolled in high school.
- I am especially proud that some of the students mentioned above did not start out believing they were “good at Math.”

Gifted and Struggling Have Something in Common. I have found that those who want to go very high and those who are struggling to keep up are actually very similar in this: both need concepts made clear and simple -- to grasp and build upon.

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Education

Stanford
undergrad
Harvard
Masters

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Schedule

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I have found the best way to help students is to work with them through problems and observe how they address and solve problems. We address underlying issues -- and review, clarify, explain, refrain -- as we go. This way you are also practicing with the GRE format as we proceed.
GMAT

Corporate Training

GMAT

Elementary Education

Homeschool,

Homeschool

I have worked with many homeschool students over 10 years succeed to the point of being admitted to top universities. Many of these were able to follow an accelerated path, especially in mathematics, due to the individual attention and the encouragement that their progress knows no limits. One was admitted to UC Berkeley at 15, graduated at 17 and got her masters in applied mathematics at 19. I understand the special opportunity that homeschooling offers and know how to equip and inspire the independent learner.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For many, Algebra I & II is where the struggles begin. But it need not be scary and difficult. Often times the issue is with earlier concepts that were not mastered with confidence. I will help by explaining concepts in plain English. And I help students to learn to see concepts and problems in a way that makes sense to them.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For many, Algebra I and II is where the struggles begin. But it need not be scary and difficult. Often times the issue is with earlier concepts that were not mastered with confidence. I will help by explaining concepts in plain English. And I help students to learn to see concepts and problems in a way that makes sense to them.
Calculus,

Calculus

Everyone can learn Calculus. It’s a great tool and a big confidence booster when you can master this subject. The concepts behind Calculus are actually simple and few in number. But they are often introduced in ways that seem complex and confusing. I will help explain the concepts and terms in simple English and with everyday examples.
Geometry,

Geometry

In a sense, Geometry is misnamed. On the surface, it appears to be focused on angles, lines, polygons, circles and arcs and how they relate. But at the heart of the subject is a Greek system of logic. Understanding this and how it works is the key to mastering Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

This is the foundation for advanced Math. Building confidence in the concepts introduced here and the ways to express them is critical.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Understanding Precalculus and Trig concepts need not be daunting. They can be explained in simple terms and there are ways to remember key concepts. This can be a fun subject when the student has confidence about the basics.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I equip my students with strategy so they learn how to quickly tackle the different kinds of questions typically seen on SAT Math. I provide tools that work from techniques for multiple choice questions, to methods for translating equations to graphs and vice-versa, to creative ways to tackle word problems.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I equip my students with strategy so they learn how to quickly tackle the different kinds of questions typically seen on ACT Math. I provide tools that work from techniques for multiple choice questions, to methods for translating equations to graphs and vice-versa, to creative ways to tackle word problems.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For many, Algebra I & II is where the struggles begin. But it need not be scary and difficult. Often times the issue is with earlier concepts that were not mastered with confidence. I will help by explaining concepts in plain English. And I help students to learn to see concepts and problems in a way that makes sense to them.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For many, Algebra I and II is where the struggles begin. But it need not be scary and difficult. Often times the issue is with earlier concepts that were not mastered with confidence. I will help by explaining concepts in plain English. And I help students to learn to see concepts and problems in a way that makes sense to them.
Calculus,

Calculus

Everyone can learn Calculus. It’s a great tool and a big confidence booster when you can master this subject. The concepts behind Calculus are actually simple and few in number. But they are often introduced in ways that seem complex and confusing. I will help explain the concepts and terms in simple English and with everyday examples.
Geometry,

Geometry

In a sense, Geometry is misnamed. On the surface, it appears to be focused on angles, lines, polygons, circles and arcs and how they relate. But at the heart of the subject is a Greek system of logic. Understanding this and how it works is the key to mastering Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

This is the foundation for advanced Math. Building confidence in the concepts introduced here and the ways to express them is critical.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Understanding Precalculus and Trig concepts need not be daunting. They can be explained in simple terms and there are ways to remember key concepts. This can be a fun subject when the student has confidence about the basics.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I equip my students with strategy so they learn how to quickly tackle the different kinds of questions typically seen on SAT Math. I provide tools that work from techniques for multiple choice questions, to methods for translating equations to graphs and vice-versa, to creative ways to tackle word problems.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Understanding Precalculus and Trigonometry concepts need not be daunting. They can be explained in simple terms and there are ways to remember key concepts. This can be a fun subject when the student has confidence about the basics.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For many, Algebra I & II is where the struggles begin. But it need not be scary and difficult. Often times the issue is with earlier concepts that were not mastered with confidence. I will help by explaining concepts in plain English. And I help students to learn to see concepts and problems in a way that makes sense to them.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For many, Algebra I and II is where the struggles begin. But it need not be scary and difficult. Often times the issue is with earlier concepts that were not mastered with confidence. I will help by explaining concepts in plain English. And I help students to learn to see concepts and problems in a way that makes sense to them.
Calculus,

Calculus

Everyone can learn Calculus. It’s a great tool and a big confidence booster when you can master this subject. The concepts behind Calculus are actually simple and few in number. But they are often introduced in ways that seem complex and confusing. I will help explain the concepts and terms in simple English and with everyday examples.
Geometry,

Geometry

In a sense, Geometry is misnamed. On the surface, it appears to be focused on angles, lines, polygons, circles and arcs and how they relate. But at the heart of the subject is a Greek system of logic. Understanding this and how it works is the key to mastering Geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

This is the foundation for advanced Math. Building confidence in the concepts introduced here and the ways to express them is critical.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Understanding Precalculus and Trig concepts need not be daunting. They can be explained in simple terms and there are ways to remember key concepts. This can be a fun subject when the student has confidence about the basics.

Science

ACT Science, Geology

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For many, Algebra I & II is where the struggles begin. But it need not be scary and difficult. Often times the issue is with earlier concepts that were not mastered with confidence. I will help by explaining concepts in plain English. And I help students to learn to see concepts and problems in a way that makes sense to them.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For many, Algebra I and II is where the struggles begin. But it need not be scary and difficult. Often times the issue is with earlier concepts that were not mastered with confidence. I will help by explaining concepts in plain English. And I help students to learn to see concepts and problems in a way that makes sense to them.
Calculus,

Calculus

Everyone can learn Calculus. It’s a great tool and a big confidence booster when you can master this subject. The concepts behind Calculus are actually simple and few in number. But they are often introduced in ways that seem complex and confusing. I will help explain the concepts and terms in simple English and with everyday examples.
Geometry,

Geometry

In a sense, Geometry is misnamed. On the surface, it appears to be focused on angles, lines, polygons, circles and arcs and how they relate. But at the heart of the subject is a Greek system of logic. Understanding this and how it works is the key to mastering Geometry.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I equip my students with strategy so they learn how to quickly tackle the different kinds of questions typically seen on SAT Math. I provide tools that work from techniques for multiple choice questions, to methods for translating equations to graphs and vice-versa, to creative ways to tackle word problems.
GED

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I equip my students with strategy so they learn how to quickly tackle the different kinds of questions typically seen on ACT Math. I provide tools that work from techniques for multiple choice questions, to methods for translating equations to graphs and vice-versa, to creative ways to tackle word problems.
CBEST,

CBEST

One of my former students was preparing for the CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers). I helped her, especially with the math section, so that she successfully passed her exam in July 2013. In so doing, I helped her overcome a long-term condition of dyscalculia.
GRE,

GRE

I have found the best way to help students is to work with them through problems and observe how they address and solve problems. We address underlying issues -- and review, clarify, explain, refrain -- as we go. This way you are also practicing with the GRE format as we proceed.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I equip my students with strategy so they learn how to quickly tackle the different kinds of questions typically seen on SAT Math. I provide tools that work from techniques for multiple choice questions, to methods for translating equations to graphs and vice-versa, to creative ways to tackle word problems.
ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT

Ratings and Reviews


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Kniwledgablr tutor.

Tim has helped my child with Geometry theorems and homework. His style of teaching is effective and hie instructions clear to follow. He also communicates well and is trustworthy.

Rev, 1 lesson with Tim

Helpful and extremely resourceful

I never had a math teacher that would walk through each step, however, Tim was able to break down functions (which I find hard) and help me look at math in a positive stance. Thank you!! He's awesome.

Hannah, 5 lessons with Tim

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Tim was very helpful and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for someone who knows how to explain what he is teaching. He did not rush the session and was very attentive the entire time. I vote for Tim.

Monica, 1 lesson with Tim

Adjusts teaching to the way you learn best

Tim did an outstanding job adjusting his teaching to meet my learning style. He is very knowledgeable and gave great tips for studying. He is very patient and makes sure you understand a concept before moving on. I will be using Tim as my tutor to continue to study for the GMAT. Really impressed with our first meeting.

Garret, 3 lessons with Tim

Knowledgeable and engaging tutor

Tim was very engaging and delved into the reasoning behind specific calculations. My daughter enjoyed working with him and felt he was non-judging and had a kind demeaner. She was very pleased with her initial session with him and plans to continue working with him on an ongoing basis.

Lorrie, 2 lessons with Tim

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

Key numbers, depreciation, discount., rates. Tim has a way to make math exercises simpler so that students don’t get overwhelmed once they see the problem. Students approach problems with confidence, instead . Thank you Tim. You’re the best

Michael, 12 lessons with Tim

Very knowledgeable and helpful tutor

Tim helped my GRE Math score increase by 6 points in just a matter of 10 days! He describes each concept in a very patient and helpful manner and is extremely easy to talk to when you are having any misunderstanding. He also gave key strategies specifically for the GRE that I could not get from a prep book or class. Tim is extremely knowledgeable about math in an approachable way, and I owe my new math skills to him. Thank you, Tim!

Sarah, 5 lessons with Tim

Very knowledgeable and made the lesson enjoyable

Very knowledgeable and made the lesson enjoyable. Went over general overall test taking strategies. Reviewed the differences and similarities between the GRE and GMAT. Reviewed the principles of triangles inscribed in a circle. Setup visual representations to remember concepts.

Sebastienne, 17 lessons with Tim

Excellent tutor!

My daughter enjoyed her time and stated Tim was excellent! I liked the fact he does SAT prep as well, which is next! I look forward to working with Tim long term and have a niece and nephew to work with next!!

Jon, 1 lesson with Tim
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$90/hour

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$90/hour

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Response time: 5 hours