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University of California, Berkeley (Mathematics)
California State University, Hayward (Master's)
Oregon State University (Master's)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan worked with us to rapidly get our student caught up with his class following an extended absence from school. I am very pleased with his ability to shift his schedule to meet what we needed. Great rapport with student and achieved solid results. I am happy with the support we received and would recommend him.
He was really helpful and made me understand all the concepts that I was confused about. Very nice guy and overall great tutor.
We have been doing linear algebra and Jonathan has a deep grasp of the subject matter but is still able to explain concepts simply and clearly so that I can understand them. He is flexible and is tailoring his presentation to my needs rather than just covering the topic by rote. If you need help getting some difficult concepts Jonathan is your man.
He knew what he was talking about 100% of the time. Was very patient and helpful with not only subject matter, but with the fundamentals of math. I feel very confident after the tutoring session and look forward to the next.
We have been making good progress and Jonathan has been very good about attempting to get me to understand the logic of the programming we are doing. I need to spend more time on that. I appreciate his efforts.
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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.
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.
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.