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“**Outstanding - 5-Stars!**”

I am a public school math teacher with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from UCLA and a passion for mathematics and physics. In addition, I am a painter and write short fiction and poetry. Ultimately, learning is about using one's creative power and applying it to the different subjects; it involves recognizing one's strengths and

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Dunny was an absolute godsend in helping me not only pass, but enjoy college-level Discrete Math and I am not a mathlete by any stretch of the imagination. Not only does he possess a thorough and comprehensive grasp of mathematics (which is only part of the equation - see what I did there?). The other part consists of knowing how to explain the concepts so that you can understand and implement them. I highly recommend Dunny and will be contacting him soon for help with a programming course in C++.

Dunny broke up the algebra problems into manageable steps that were easy to understand. He was calm and patient. He reviewed and reinforced the lessons.

My daughter had a very productive lesson and was able to understand calculus concepts that were confusing to her in school. Dunny was patient, light-hearted and very flexible with his availability. After just one lesson she was able to bring her test grade up two grade levels.

Dunny did a great job preparing our 10th grade daughter for her final in Advanced Algebra. She was confident that she would do well after the tutoring sessions. Thank you, Dunny.

Dunny was wonderful in all ways. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable, and patient. He not only helped our son with his Algebra 2, but he also sent him links to resources that were extremely helpful. We highly recommend him!

I'm an Electrical Engineering major, and I was not really doing good in the class I had last semester. I had difficulty understanding the basic concepts of Electrical Engineering. Then I took tutor classes with Dunny. It helped a lot. He explained the material in a simple ways. I thought I was going to fail the class, but I got a C+ (which is decent grade).

Awesome tutor. Knows the subject well. Explains it in an easy way.

My daughter very much enjoys learning math with Dunny. He is very patient and he always has great ways of explaining complex math concepts. My daughter and Dunny worked together over the summer and she was able to skip ahead an entire year of high school math.

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Tutoring for Algebra 1 addresses the following:

1: Expressions, Equations, and Functions: Students will be able to write and evaluate expressions, equations, and inequalities

2: Properties of Real Numbers: Students will be able to classify real numbers, compare and order integers and rational numbers, and perform basic operations.

3: Solving Linear Equations: Students will be able to use properties of equality to solve one, two, and multi-step equations.

4: Graphing Linear Equations and Functions: Students will be able to graph direct variation equations, use them to solve real-world problems, and learn to use function notation.

5: Writing Linear Equations: Students will be able to write linear equations in a variety of forms, use linear models to solve problems, and model data with a line of fit.

6: Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities: Students will be able to solve a linear inequality in one variable and graph its solution.

7: Systems of Equations and Inequalities: Students will be able to solve linear systems of equations using graphing, substitution, and elimination.

8: Exponents and Exponential Functions: Students will be able to apply properties of exponents to simplify expressions, work with numbers in scientific notation, and write and graph exponential functions.

9: Polynomials and Factoring: Students will be able to add, subtract, multiply, and factor polynomials. Students will solve problems by writing and solving polynomial equations.

10: Quadratic Equations and Functions: Students will be able to graph and solve quadratic equations while comparing linear, exponential, and quadratic models.

13: Probability and Data Analysis: Students will be able to find probabilities of simple and compound events, analyze sets of data, and interpret data displays.

I offer tutoring in intermediate algebra, including, but not limited to the following topics:

1. Solving the following types of equations:

a. linear equations.

b. absolute value equations.

c. quadratic equations.

d. equations containing rational expressions.

e. equations containing radical expressions.

2. Applications involving each of the types of equations in 1.

3. Solving linear and absolute value inequalities.

4. Graphing linear and quadratic functions.

5. Graphing linear inequalities.

6. Writing equations in point-slope and slope-intercept form.

7. Finding the domain of a rational expression.

8. Reducing, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing rational expressions.

9. Simplifying a complex fraction.

10. Simplifying a radical expression.

11. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing radical expressions.

12. Simplifying an expression with rational exponents.

13. Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing complex numbers.

I offer tutoring tailored to meet the Washington State K-5 learning standards for elementary education and flexible enough to adapt to the student's unique learning style.

My focus of one-on-one tutoring is in determining the student's perception of mathematical concepts, which will become the foundation upon which to build on new and more complex material. In addition, I work with the students to link the abstractions of math to everyday situations familiar to them.

The core belief behind my tutoring style is that all children have a sense of mathematical knowledge based on their experience in the world. The key in teaching the language of math is to help the student consider it a tool to represent the world rather than an end in itself.

My goal is to make math a fun and interesting activity to prevent the anxiety that the subject usually brings to many students. Ultimately, math is embedded in many applications and unlocking this knowledge can help students unlock their natural potential.

I have been mainly a self-taught oil and acrylic painter for the last 10 years. My formal education includes two intermediate courses at the Everett Community College in the State of Washington with artist Irina Milton.

I have participated in the Edmonds Art Festival held every year in Edmonds, Washington for the last 5 years. I have sold four of my pieces in that time period at the show and received an honorable mention in 2012. I have participated in other smaller art shows and sold several other pieces in the last couple years.

My focus is on the human figure, although I also work with landscapes and still lives. Currently my style is a derivative of impressionistic realism.

I currently have a studio in Seattle, WA and am preparing for my first solo show in November of this year.

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