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Steve T.

Temple City, CA

$50/hr

Credentialed teacher. Math major. Full-time private tutor.

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Background check passed as of 9/17/12
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
51 Ratings
 
 
7hrs Response Time
Effective
— Steve, Arcadia, CA on 5/14/13

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UC Riverside
Math

Education

UC Riverside (Math)

About Steve

I am a full-time private tutor independently and working with other tutoring institutions such as Fortune Tutoring and Premier Academy. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in math from University of California Riverside to enrich my content knowledge in math. I earned California Teaching Credential to enhance my teaching skills. I have tutored many students in math over 10 years in K-12 math including AP Calculus and SAT prep. I mainly serve students in the districts of San Marino/Arcadia/Pasadena.

For tutoring in K-12 math, I provide assistance in daily homework and assessments. I provide supplementary worksheets to continue students' learning after each lesson. For AP exams and SAT test prep, I design individualized preparation plan according to the need of each student upon the result of their pre-test.Through teaching various students in different subjects I concluded that students need more enhancement in conceptual clarification to build up a solid foundation. I don't only guide students through their questions in current progress but I also provide students with additional practice addressing blind spots in their conceptual understandings.

In the process of improving students' performance, parents play an essential role in tutoring service. Students will not only demonstrate perfect content knowledge during the lesson but also do the homework assignment from the tutor. I collaborate with parents to ensure student continue learning under parental monitor after each session.
I am a full-time private tutor independently and working with other tutoring institutions such as Fortune Tutoring and Premier Academy. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in math from University of California Riverside to enrich my… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Temple City, CA 91780
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Effective"

- Steve, Arcadia, CA on 5/14/13

"Awesome!! "

- Yuhua, Temple City, CA on 1/27/15

"Helpful"

- Vicky, Monterey Park, CA on 10/6/14

"Great tutor"

- Winnie, Temple City, CA on 9/23/14

"Much better than my teacher"

- Talia, Temple City, CA on 10/31/13

"Great tutor."

- Mengxin, La Puente, CA on 10/18/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
ESL/ESOL
Science:
Physics
Computer:
Computer Science, Java
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
ESL/ESOL, Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Java

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Most of students have conceptual proficiency but do not have procedural one. I measure students' calculation ability and how much conceptual reasoning they can make. I teach students’ tips of calculation to faster their process. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students according to individual needs. I taught high school students in Algebra One for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math.

Algebra 2

I taught high school students in Algebra Two for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. Most of students have conceptual proficiency but do not have procedural one. I measure students' calculation ability and how much conceptual reasoning they can make. I teach students’ tips of calculation to faster their process. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students according to individual needs.

Calculus

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in math, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. I taught high school and college students in Calculus for five years as a private tutor. Many students have misconceptions of how to apply theorems and difficult interpretation of questions in Calculus. I focus on students' blind spots and explain how the concepts are applied to questions with my own tips. I provide students with supplementary material.

Chinese

I am a native Chinese speaker and fluent in writing and speaking. I have experience in tutoring students who learned Chinese as a second language.

Geometry

Geometry requires students have the skill of conceptual reasoning and organization of composing proofs. I guide students to build up the skills of conceptual reasoning and analytic abilities such as interpretation of theorems and application to questions. I provide students with supplementary material. I taught high school students in Geometry for five years as a private tutor. I have a a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math.

Physics

The key to achieve a good grade in Physics is knowing how to apply theorems to word problems. I help students convert words in questions into calculation. I teach students how to collect clues and develop logical deduction.

Precalculus

I taught high school students in Pre-Calculus for five years as a private tutor. I have a bachelor degree in math, and I also have Single Subject Teaching Credential in math. In the part of trigonometry, I teach students to implement the systematic ways such as graphing by table and using key points that students do not learn from school teachers. I provide personalized practice as enhancement for procedural proficiency of students.

SAT Math

SAT math covers concepts which students have learned in Algebra One, Geometry, and Algebra Two before. The first step for students is to review the concepts categorized by different topics such as arithmetic/geometric concepts, word problem, function, exponent, and probability.

I guide students through these topics and help students develop particular strategies and skills for taking SAT math. Then students will have to work on categorized and mixed questions for procedural enhancement.

Trigonometry

Students often need to use graph to understand the concepts in Trigonometry. I don't encourage students to merely learn characteristics of Trig functions by rote. I help students relate Trig functions to the corresponding graphs and explain how each Trig functions make changes in graphs.

UC Riverside
Math

Education

UC Riverside (Math)

Effective — He taught me in the way I can comprehend and I feel Calculus is easier than I thought now. Helpful and better than my college professor. ...

— Steve, Arcadia, CA on 5/14/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steve will travel within 10 miles of Temple City, CA 91780.

Background Check Status for Steve T.

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