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Jonathan W.

Patient and Knowledgeable Berkeley Grad for Math and Science Tutoring

Patient and Knowledgeable Berkeley Grad for Math and Science Tutoring

$35/hour

  • 971 hours tutoring

  • Waikiki Honolulu, HI 96826


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About Jonathan


Bio

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. ...

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.


Education

University of California, Berkeley
Mathematics
California State University, Hayward
Masters
Oregon State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Honolulu, HI 96826
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/31/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

MATLAB,

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.
Java

Corporate Training

Java, Statistics

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, Statistics

Math

Differential Equations,

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,

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,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, Statistics

Science

Chemistry, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Statistics

Resources

Jonathan has shared 45 answers on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (263 ratings)
5 star
(240)
4 star
(14)
3 star
(6)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(2)

Reviews

Patient and Knowledgable

Being a returning student in my late 30s there are a lot of basic math tools I have not used and forgot how to use. Jonathan is patient and teaches in a way that I understand to complete my BS.

Patrick, 16 lessons with Jonathan

Excellent tutor!

Attentive and accommodating tutor. Goes the extra mile! Comes prepared and is knowledgeable about topic. Good and patient listener. Pleasant personality. Comes on time. Cares about his students.

K, 8 lessons with Jonathan

Patient Tutor

Jonathan was able to decipher the questions I had regarding my Statistics class. He patiently wrote out and explained: Mean, median, and mode; Boxplots; Standard Deviation; Z-Score, and Correlation Coefficient. All of this information were a bunch of garbled trash in the world of statistics for me…..until Jonathan was able to show and explain it to me on paper. If the opportunity ever arise again for a tutor, I will definitely reach out to Jonathan again.

Liz, 1 lesson with Jonathan

Awesome Tutor!

Jonathan is an extremely knowledgeable, patient and friendly tutor! I have met with him twice a week for calculus 1&2 for (a college school year). He is so awesome and I couldn't have gotten through it without him. I highly recommend his services. He is time flexible, reliable and has been able to meet me on short notice. You will get 100% on math homework with his help. I am very thankful for his services.

Taylor, 33 lessons with Jonathan

Knowledgeable, patient, and committed tutor.

Jonathan worked with me on linear regression, confidence intervals, correlation, probability, significance, and independent and matched t-tests. He had obviously prepared for our session, and was patient with me as we worked through these concepts. He is technically proficient and knowledgeable, and I would recommend him to anyone needing additional work in statistics.

BJ, 2 lessons with Jonathan

Life saver!!!

Jonathan's patient and caring approach was equally matched by his competence of General Chemistry. Without his help, I would have never gotten an A on my final exam. Thanks for the prep!

Juan, 1 lesson with Jonathan

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 will now succeed in my physics class where I once felt like I had no chance at success.

Hans , 15 lessons with Jonathan

Very Patient and Helpful Tutor

Johnathan helped me understand the vernacular that is associated with Statistics. I look forward to his assistance over the next 10 weeks of this course.

Tom, 13 lessons with Jonathan

Very patient and easy to reach by phone.

Jonathan helped me a lot and I plan to see him twice a week for the next 10 weeks so he can help me pass this Stats class. Thank you.

Theresa, 5 lessons with Jonathan

Great tutor that explains calculus concepts very clearly.

At the end of her first tutoring session with Jonathan, my daughter had regained her confidence in calculus. She said math is fun again. Jonathan is meticulously thorough in his step-by-step teaching style. He definitely knows calculus material very well and is very patient. He methodically explains the concepts clearly and does not jump around. She said Jonathan answered her questions in easy to understand words.

Kathy, 2 lessons with Jonathan

$35/hour

Jonathan W.

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