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Wachaspati P.

SAT Math . ACT Math . Algebra (All) . Geometry . Trig . Pre-Calculus

SAT Math . ACT Math . Algebra (All) . Geometry . Trig . Pre-Calculus

$65/hour

  • 594 hours tutoring

  • Riverview, FL 33579

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Victoria, 20 lessons with Wachaspati

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About Wachaspati


Bio

Hello, my name is Wachaspati P., and by profession, I am an IT (Software) manager with 18 years of work experience. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996, and have enjoyed math ever since I was a little boy. Throughout my elementary, middle, high school and college - I have performed very well on every math tests, scoring more than 96%, and have enjoyed sharing my knowledge with my colleagues and friends. However, with a full time IT job, I could never really...

Hello, my name is Wachaspati P., and by profession, I am an IT (Software) manager with 18 years of work experience. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996, and have enjoyed math ever since I was a little boy. Throughout my elementary, middle, high school and college - I have performed very well on every math tests, scoring more than 96%, and have enjoyed sharing my knowledge with my colleagues and friends. However, with a full time IT job, I could never really pursue a tutoring career. My active interest in math and my appreciation for the subject, has always kept me engaged and engrossed with math.

Information technology (IT) and software development have something very common with math - logic and structure. I believe that explains my strong affinity towards math. Now, I tutor in my spare time (mostly weekends and sometime Fri evening) to satisfy my passion for math and the inexplicable pleasure I incur to see a smile flash on my student's face when he or she goes - "Aha! Now I get it. Awesome!!". Knowledge is the only asset that grows with the degree your spend it or scatter it. My son always chimes in - "It is not what you gather but what you scatter that matters!"

I spend a lot of time with my kids helping them get advanced in math and they have displayed great results. My daughter who is in 10th grade scored a 720 in SAT Math recently and has always been a FCAT level 5 scorer all throughout from her 3rd grade. In fact, in 8th grade, she got a perfect score in FCAT math - no wrong answers! It is very fulfilling to be able to tutor her and to help her achieve great results in math. My son also scored a perfect 5 on 5 in Math in 3rd and 4th grade and is looking forward to his upcoming 5th grade FCAT. He was awarded an appreciation letter from FL governor for his 4th grade perfect score on FCAT Math and Reading.

Just to share a little bit about my parental background - my dad is a math professor (a D.Sc. - Doctor of Science - in math) and he has instilled great teaching and learning skills in me. By dint of his hard work, today, I feel I can really help students who are either struggling with math or those who are good but require a little guidance to attain that coveted level. I have around 10 years of total experience teaching math to my kids, their friends and neighbors. After being so successful with them, I decided to get registered with a formal tutoring service - WyzAnt - to help broaden my reach to other students who may also get benefited.

I have a very simple philosophy with teaching: "It is not what you teach, but how you teach that matters". I adapt my tutoring and communication approach based on the student's learning style, appetite (ability to retain subject matter) and curiosity level. I strongly believe that my job is to spark the interest and to whet the student's problem solving skills. Once I do that, learning and assimilation of core math skills just follow naturally! I enjoy my proficiency in elementary math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra-1, Algebra-2, College Algebra, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Trigonometry and a host of other topics. Please feel free to look at my certified subjects in my profile.

If you are a student who really wants to excel or get better, allow me to be your tutor and partner in your quest. Together, I am sure we will attain significant milestones - that’s a promise! Remember, the first step to success is to realize that you really want to succeed.

"Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." -- Henry Ford

Good Luck!


Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: Rates are negotiable (reasonable accommodation will be made as appropriate - depending on complexity and urgency) and is subject to my sole discretion.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Riverview, FL 33579
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/17/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

I am a IT Manager with 16+ years of IT experience. MS Outlook is THE software I use everyday to retrieve, sort, send and manage all of my communications. It is a great product and with the right organization around archiving rules, flagging, redirection and calendar setup, it can be a great asset for anyone managing projects or responsible for electronic communication. I'll be glad to help anyone get up to speed in MS Outlook!
Oracle,

Oracle

I am an experienced (16+ years) IT professional, and all along, Oracle RDBMS is what I have been using. I am conversant with most aspects of Oracle, including its language PL/SQL, database concepts, logical & physical structure, WorkFlow etc
General Computer, HTML, SQL

Corporate Training

General Computer, HTML, SQL

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching my kids (aged 8 and 14) from their KG levels. Both of my kids are doing great - consistently scoring FCAT Level 5 in Maths. I specialize in making maths so much fun that my son can be seen bringing in the white board and marker whenever he sees me free! Elementary maths is the foundation for building advanced math concepts later on. I believe, this foundation should be well built; hence my passion to help strengthen it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an IT professional with 16+ years of experience designing, building and managing software development. With a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, it is the study skill that has helped me become so accomplished in IT. I also applied my study skills to earn the highly respected PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI. Before that I earned CAPM certification and have also been helping my friends and colleagues with study tips and skills to help excel and achieve well in life.
Elementary Math, Vocabulary

English

Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching my kids (aged 8 and 14) from their KG levels. Both of my kids are doing great - consistently scoring FCAT Level 5 in Maths. I specialize in making maths so much fun that my son can be seen bringing in the white board and marker whenever he sees me free! Elementary maths is the foundation for building advanced math concepts later on. I believe, this foundation should be well built; hence my passion to help strengthen it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an IT professional with 16+ years of experience designing, building and managing software development. With a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, it is the study skill that has helped me become so accomplished in IT. I also applied my study skills to earn the highly respected PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI. Before that I earned CAPM certification and have also been helping my friends and colleagues with study tips and skills to help excel and achieve well in life.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching my kids (aged 8 and 14) from their KG levels. Both of my kids are doing great - consistently scoring FCAT Level 5 in Maths. I specialize in making maths so much fun that my son can be seen bringing in the white board and marker whenever he sees me free! Elementary maths is the foundation for building advanced math concepts later on. I believe, this foundation should be well built; hence my passion to help strengthen it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an IT professional with 16+ years of experience designing, building and managing software development. With a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, it is the study skill that has helped me become so accomplished in IT. I also applied my study skills to earn the highly respected PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI. Before that I earned CAPM certification and have also been helping my friends and colleagues with study tips and skills to help excel and achieve well in life.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am an IT professional with 16+ years of experience designing, building and managing software development. With a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, it is the study skill that has helped me become so accomplished in IT. I also applied my study skills to earn the highly respected PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI. Before that I earned CAPM certification and have also been helping my friends and colleagues with study tips and skills to help excel and achieve well in life.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am an IT professional with 16+ years of experience designing, building and managing software development. With a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, it is the study skill that has helped me become so accomplished in IT. I also applied my study skills to earn the highly respected PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI. Before that I earned CAPM certification and have also been helping my friends and colleagues with study tips and skills to help excel and achieve well in life.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching my kids (aged 8 and 14) from their KG levels. Both of my kids are doing great - consistently scoring FCAT Level 5 in Maths. I specialize in making maths so much fun that my son can be seen bringing in the white board and marker whenever he sees me free! Elementary maths is the foundation for building advanced math concepts later on. I believe, this foundation should be well built; hence my passion to help strengthen it.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an IT professional with 16+ years of experience designing, building and managing software development. With a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, it is the study skill that has helped me become so accomplished in IT. I also applied my study skills to earn the highly respected PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI. Before that I earned CAPM certification and have also been helping my friends and colleagues with study tips and skills to help excel and achieve well in life.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

Resources

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Competent and knowledgable tutor

Mr Wachaspati is very patient and thorough. He wants to ensure his students understand before moving forward. My daughters grades and confidence have improved in the short time he has been helping her.

Alisa, 3 lessons with Wachaspati

Great Tutor!

Mr. Wachaspati P. is a great tutor who has helped me increased my understanding of geometry and always encourages me to think in higher levels. He is always prepared for the tutoring session and he knows my academic needs and concerns. I am very happy I found Mr. Wachaspati. It has been a very positive experience for me. I recommend him to everybody.

Julia, 4 lessons with Wachaspati

Excellent tutor!!

Mr. P has not only introduced helpful tips to my daughter for the SAT but also a love for math. These tips and guidance have helped her manage time efficiently.

Manisha, 22 lessons with Wachaspati
Tutor responded:

Thank you Manisha for your kind words of appreciation! Your daughter is a very diligent and bright student. It is my sheer pleasure to converse with her and share the subtle nuances of smart Mathematics (what text-books do not cover). I am elated to hear that I could spark a love for Math in her!

The whole interaction and encounter was the best I have found in a tutor

His introduction conversation was very professional and geared to my daughter's needs. He told me that learning is a journey which is so true. It is a journey to my daughter's future. I was very impressed with his preparation for the session and the detail he took to learn about our goals but he also listened to my daughter which made her feel like she was involved in her own journey to improve her knowledge in Algebra. We only had one session so far but I can see this as a new beginning for my daughter. It was a blessing for us to find him. He is a wonderful person and tutor.

Evelyn, 36 lessons with Wachaspati
Tutor responded:

Evelyn - Thanks for your kindness! I hope to help her surpass her expectations.

Beyond Excellent

Best math tutor we've ever had. Exceedingly organized. Extensive knowledge in math subjects. Has made learning for my son fun again. Great temperament and patience.

Yanira and Jose, 28 lessons with Wachaspati

Excellent tutor.

My son Jacob was struggling with math concepts. We met for our first lesson with Mr. Wachaspati and at the end of the lesson, Jacob couldn't believe how easy these math concepts were explained to him. He continues to see Mr. Wachaspati to sharpened math skills for the upcoming ACT test. Great Tutor!!! Thanks Mr. Wachaspati!!!

Annette, 10 lessons with Wachaspati

My tutor is very knowledgeable and very accessible

He always comes prepared. We communicate well prior to the lesson so he will know what I need. So far we have worked well together.

Nancy, 5 lessons with Wachaspati

Results have been a great success

Mr. P. has been very helpful with my daughter's success. She had the last 2 chapters in PreCal that really had her stumped. Mr. P. took the time to map out a plan to help her understand and cover the work necessary to complete the semester on time. The results are in, and she has an A on top of that. If you are in need of a tutor, you will get your money's worth, without a doubt, with Mr. P.

Marsha, 13 lessons with Wachaspati

Very Knowledgeable

Review for Wachaspati: Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, organized, compassionate, prompt, thorough, polite, answers all questions, truthful, honest, available. Would recommend him to a friend.

Todd, 1 lesson with Wachaspati

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