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Jonathan W.

Honolulu, HI

$35/hour

Patient and Knowledgeable Berkeley Grad for Math and Science Tutoring

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Background check passed as of 12/31/14
4.9 average from 175 ratings
Patient and attentive.
— Hans, Waimanalo, HI on 1/31/16

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University of California, Berkeley
Mathematics
California State University, Hayward
Master's
Oregon State University
Master's

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Mathematics)

California State University, Hayward (Master's)

Oregon State University (Master's)

About Jonathan

Hello. I am a lifelong learner of math and science who likes to connect the dots, and I would like to share what I have learned. I have taught algebra and trigonometry in college. I have also tutored high school and college algebra, calculus, and everything in between for several years, plus linear algebra and differential equations. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's in math and a minor in physics. I was not always interested in math, but I was always interested in science. When I took physics in high school, my motivation and grades in math improved dramatically. I also did very well in chemistry, and when I learned the connection among molecular structure, the Periodic Table, atomic orbitals, and differential equations, I was stoked. Majoring in math gave me the strong foundation I needed to make such a connection. While my learning, tutoring, and teaching style stresses fundamentals, I am also interested in what motivates you to succeed. Hello. I am a lifelong learner of math and science who likes to connect the dots, and I would like to share what I have learned. I have taught algebra and Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Honolulu, HI 96826
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient and attentive."

- Hans, Waimanalo, HI on 1/31/16

"Very Patient and Helpful Tutor"

- Tom, Pearl City, HI on 1/18/16

"Very patient and easy to reach by phone."

- Theresa, M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI on 3/16/15

"Great tutor that explains calculus concepts very clearly."

- Kathy, Kailua, HI on 2/19/15

"Very Happy with Jonathan"

- Lynda, Honolulu, HI on 12/19/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Kristen, Kapolei, HI on 12/1/13

"Explains Difficult Concepts in a Simple Way"

- Alan, Aiea, HI on 11/11/13

"Very patient and helpful."

- Lani, Aiea, HI on 10/25/13

"Very good"

- Candace, Honolulu, HI on 10/23/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Java, MATLAB

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Differential Equations

I took Linear Algebra & Differential Equations, a core lower-division course for the math major at Berkeley. Therein I learned how to solve linear differential equations and Fourier series in the context of linear algebra -- functions as vectors, differential operators on function spaces, and the integral of a product of functions as an inner product. Then I took an upper-division Ordinary Differential Equations course, learning techniques to solve linear and nonlinear ODEs. Later, at Cal State Hayward, I took an upper-division Partial Differential Equations course, learning techniques to solve boundary-value problems with separation of variables. Finally, for my master's degree at Oregon State I wrote an expository paper on solving the Schrödinger Equation for a system with the atomic nucleus replaced by a magnetic monopole.

Linear Algebra

I took Linear Algebra & Differential Equations, a core lower-division course for the math major at Berkeley. Therein I learned about real and complex vector spaces axiomatically, solving linear differential equations, and Fourier series. Then I took Linear Algebra, the core upper-division course. Therein I learned about vector spaces over an abstract scalar field. Then I was a math TA at Oregon State University and tutored for many different courses, including Linear Algebra.

MATLAB

I used MATLAB when I took Signals & Systems at Oregon State University. In one lab I deblurred an image taken by a moving camera. In another lab I authenticated a digital photo by extracting a sound wave from the digital watermark and playing it. I continued to use MATLAB when studying digital signal processing and digital communications.

University of California, Berkeley
Mathematics
California State University, Hayward
Master's
Oregon State University
Master's

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Mathematics)

California State University, Hayward (Master's)

Oregon State University (Master's)

Patient and attentive. — Jonathan helped me with physics problems I had been struggling with and also helped me go over upcoming material in my physics class. He can explain things to me in a way that I understand. He pays attention to details as well which helps me because I tend to make a lot of careless mistakes sometimes and he doesn't miss a beat. Looking forward to more tutoring from Jonathan and have no doubt I wil ...

— Hans, Waimanalo, HI on 1/31/16

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jonathan will travel within 10 miles of Honolulu, HI 96826.