Over 200 tutoring hours

Cyrus M.

Torrance, CA

$50/hour

Experienced and Committed Math Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/10/15
4.9 average from 64 ratings
Extremely knowledgeable
— Isaac, Hawthorne, CA on 10/1/15

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About Cyrus

Hi students and parents,

My name is Cyrus. I am an engineer and I have years of experience teaching and tutoring all math subjects, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus and calculus, both privately and in classrooms, since I was an undergraduate in college.

I am friendly and patient and I am willing to share all my knowledge and study methods with my tutees. When I am tutoring, I try to know the students and understand the way they learn so that I can adjust my method according to their capabilities. Through my years of experience, I know the reason why many students struggle with math is because of a lot of gaps in their knowledge. As a tutor, my job is to identify those areas and direct my efforts to fix them.

I am a well-rounded tutor so that I not only understand technical details but can also explain them. I teach by focusing on having students understand the material rather than memorizing it. I use examples and real-world applications, show proper problem solving skills by guiding a student through examples and common questions, and give many types of practice problems for the student to be fully comfortable with a subject. I love to see students succeed and appreciate that I can be part of the process.

I can meet you at a place that is most convenient for you and me, e.g in your home or at a local public library. I am committed to help you succeed and I am ready to work mornings, afternoons, and evenings, even till midnight if things are that serious.

Please take into account that hourly rates are not final and can be changed for families with special needs, so feel free to contact me, as rates are negotiable.
Hi students and parents,

My name is Cyrus. I am an engineer and I have years of experience teaching and tutoring all math subjects, including algebra, geometry,
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Torrance, CA 90502
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Extremely knowledgeable"

- Isaac, Hawthorne, CA on 10/1/15

"Patient and thorough programming tutor"

- Carolyn, Torrance, CA on 8/18/15

"Great Tutor"

- Luther, Carson, CA on 2/22/15

"Amazing, intelligent tutor!"

- Poonam, Carson, CA on 2/6/15

"Great tutor and easy to get a hold of"

- Eileen, Downey, CA on 2/4/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, SAT Math
Computer:
C++,
Java

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Algebra is the basis for future math classes. This is the core of a student's success in math. The thing about algebra that makes it difficult to understand is that there are often several ways to approach a problem. The key to tutoring algebra, in my opinion, is to look into and understand these choices, so the confusion and worry goes away.

I have tutored Algebra to middle school, high school, and college level students and I have helped them improve their study skills and test scores in this subject. I have learned areas where people get stuck or confused. I can help explain the topic in a way that makes sense, and I can help if earlier algebra skills are lacking. I will use my experience in this area to teach strategies that will help you succeed in this subject and prepare you for future areas of math.

Algebra 2

Algebra is the basis for future math classes. This is the core of a student's success in math. The thing about algebra that is difficult to understand is that there are often several ways to approach a problem. The key to tutoring algebra, in my opinion, is to look into and understand these choices, so the confusion and worry goes away.

I have tutored Algebra to middle school, high school, and college level students and I have helped them improve their study skills and test scores in this subject. I have learned areas where people get stuck or confused. I can help explain the topic in a way that makes sense, and I can help if earlier algebra skills are lacking. I will use my experience in this area to teach strategies that will help you succeed in this subject and prepare you for future areas of math.

C++

I graduated in computer science from a top-notch university and used to work as a software programmer, mainly developing applications in Java and C++ for nearly six years before switching to tutoring and teaching computer science and programming. It is more than 5 years that I I have been teaching elementary and advanced C++ as well as data structures and algorithm development using C++ both privately and in classrooms.

Calculus

Calculus is my favorite math subject. I have been using it professionally for years, because it is one of the math subjects that connects fully to the physical world we live in. That makes calculus very intuitive and easy to explain.

What makes calculus difficult is that it requires strong math skills in foundational math up to the level of trigonometry, and any holes or weaknesses in those areas need to be addressed. Through my years of experience, I am able to identify those gaps and address them.

Extremely knowledgeable — He is able to deconstruct difficult concepts into smaller concepts that are easy to understand. We went over classes and pointers. ...

— Isaac, Hawthorne, CA on 10/1/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cyrus will travel within 20 miles of Torrance, CA 90502.