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Sina Z.

Van Nuys, CA


UCLA Gard For Math and Science Tutoring

4.8 average from 128 ratings
Very Knowledgeable Tutor
— Dominic, Los Angeles, CA on 4/29/15

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UCLA (Physics)

About Sina

I have tutored in Los Angeles area for the past ten years in math and physics at all levels. I am UCLA graduate with a B.S. in physics. I am planning to get my PhD in mathematics with emphasis on finance. My specialty is one-to-one tutoring.
I like to start the session by completing the lecture which was given in the class to make sure that the student has a full grasp of the subject; then, I solve a sample problem for the student, and design a similar one for her, so she can get involved in the problem solving procedure. As the session continues, I design harder problems for the student, and finally, we will target the homework problems.

Communication is very significant in tutoring. Each person can master the subject matter, but has to be taught slightly differently. As a result, I use different tactics with different students. I have worked with clients from many different mathematical backgrounds from elementary all the way to advanced. As far as the test prep goes, I make a sample test for the student from the homework problems covered in the test, and I give him a certain amount of time to do the test; then, we'll go over her mistakes together. I always make sure that the student can reason out the steps to get to the final solution. The key is for my client to become independent of me, and rely on herself, and be able to use logical reasoning.
I have tutored in Los Angeles area for the past ten years in math and physics at all levels. I am UCLA graduate with a B.S. in physics. I am planning to get my PhD in Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Van Nuys, CA 91405
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"Very Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Dominic, Los Angeles, CA on 4/29/15

"Very Good Tutor"

- Allie, North Hollywood, CA on 6/6/16

"Knowledgeable and Accommodating"

- Ken, Northridge, CA on 5/24/16

"Fantastic tutor"

- Sheri, Woodland Hills, CA on 5/12/16

"very experienced and provided test preparation questions"

- Charlotte, Santa Monica, CA on 1/11/16

"Knowledgeable Teacher"

- Kathy, North Hollywood, CA on 11/24/15

"Knowledgeable on a difficult and specific subject, and he came with materials to help me."

- Jody, Venice, CA on 6/10/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Jenny, Northridge, CA on 5/22/15

"Very very pleased"

- Ani, Van Nuys, CA on 4/30/15

"Great Tutor!!"

- Evan or Charlene, Chatsworth, CA on 4/28/15

"Great physics tutor"

- Allison, Los Angeles, CA on 4/27/15

"Goes Above and Beyond"

- Ann, Encino, CA on 2/27/15
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

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ACT Math

I have taught ACT-math to many students, and prepared them for the exam. I have graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Physics. As a result, ACT-math is something I am capable of handling.

Algebra 1

I took Algebra 1 after prealgebra and this class prepared me to take further math classes. I studied polynomials and their behavior including different division methods involving in them.

Algebra 2

I have had Algebra back in high school. I have tutored many students in Algebra with different backgrounds. I have a B.S. in Physics from UCLA with 10 years of tutoring experience.


I have a B.S. in Physics from UCLA and 10 years of tutoring experience.


Since my major was Physics at UCLA, chemistry was a requirement. I have worked with many students in Chemistry. I have extensive experience in both theory and experiments in Chemistry.

Differential Equations

Differential equations was a required subject for me to complete my degree in theoretical Physics at UCLA. As a physicist, I have encountered many forms of differential equations in my subject area. Many problems in Physics involve solving complex differential equations. I am very competent in solving them. I have tutored some students in differential equations, and have had great results.

Finite Math

I have taken finite math at UCLA during my undergrad studies. I have done extensive linear programming using the simplex method taught in the finite math class to do research in vortex and turbulence fluid mechanics in soft condensed matter physics. I have used concepts from other topics such as matrices which are covered in finite math class in my quantum mechanics classes as well. I have also used the logic chapter of finite math to design logic circuits. Overall, I am very proficient in the material covered in the finite math class.


Since I have studied Physics at UCLA, Geometry is one of those subjects that I have constantly been exposed to. I have worked with many people in Geometry. The key is to make the subject understandable for the student, so They can get a sense of visualizing the geometrical objects.


I prepared for the GMAT exam when I was planning to get into an MBA program. I have reviewed all sections in details through prep books. The math covered in GMAT is basic since I graduated in sciences.


I have prepared extensively for GRE exam and taken it already scoring within the 92nd percentile in math. I studied the GRE general exam through textbooks.

Linear Algebra

I have taken Linear Algebra back in college as it is a requirement for students who want to study Physics. At UCLA where I studied Physics, we used many concepts such as linear combinations, groups, and vector spaces to attack problems in Physics. I have tutored some of my students in Linear Algebra, and I am very familiar with the concepts.


My degree is in theoretical Physics from UCLA. As a result, I have taken many courses in Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetism, and Classical Mechanics. I have tutored in these areas to numerous students. Physics is my specialty.


I had taken Prealgebra back in middle school. I studied elementary equations and how to handle them.


I took precalculus in high school as a prerequisite of my calculus class. We studied basic functions and their behavior in that class. I have extensive experience working with functions and their analysis.

SAT Math

I have tutored SAT math to many clients, and prepared them for the exam. I have graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Physics. I have studied advanced mathematics, and my students have had great results in SAT math.


I took statistics in college since as a physics major, and a profound knowledge of statistics and probability was needed to take quantum mechanics at the junior and senior level.


I have taken Trig back in high school. As I studied theoretical Physics, I have encountered many trig problems. I have also tutored several people in trig. My degree is in Physics from UCLA.



UCLA (Physics)

Very Knowledgeable Tutor — Sina was a great tutor for me. I had difficulties with Calculus I & II and he helped me learn many methods that class did not teach me to solve problems. He listened very well and was able to solve even the most difficult problems. He was very good at diagnosing my weak spots and helping me while staying supportive when I made my errors. The hardest part of my class was understanding trig proofs ...

— Dominic, Los Angeles, CA on 4/29/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sina will travel within 20 miles of Van Nuys, CA 91405.