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I spent 8 years at Lake Tahoe Community College Learning Center tutoring math from general math to Calculus, this mainly was Algebra I II, Trigonometry, and Pre Calculus. There I helped hundreds of students get good grades in their math class and also helped many high school students prepare for University and Military assessments.

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Ray is great! He is a kind gentleman who gives of his time and expertise in aiding students to do better in learning math. My son has enjoyed working with him and says that Ray is easy to work

with and has taught and helped him tremendously. Ray is very patient and takes the time to really go over things and makes math easier to understand. He brings a wealth of knowledge and outstanding teaching skills, we would highly recommend him.

Preparing to take my GRE made me realize how rusty my math skills really are. I am 3 sessions in with Ray as my tutor in math, and I can already see an increase in my confidence while solving math problems. I appreciate his patience in reviewing the math problems step by step, and can also attest to his way tailoring the lesson to fit the student. Ray has a very pleasant demeanor, never gives up on you, and is a joy to work beside. Never before have I smiled while completing math problems, but with Ray's assistance and guidance GRE math is now FUN. Thank you Ray for the selfless service you provide to the community at very reasonable prices.

Ray is a great tutor. He has a soft voice and understands the struggles kids go through with math. He is very accommodating to meet you and has a pretty open schedule. My son enjoys his time with Ray as he knows he is going to understand his lesson when he is complete.

Ray is very accommodating & has a lot of patience. My son is actually enjoying learning geometry and is not stressing out!

Ray is really helping my son in Pre Calculus. My son's grade has improved 2 letter grades! We really appreciate Ray's skills!

Ray has been a big help with my daughter Trig class. She is less stressed now that she has found someone she can learn from. Thanks Ray!

Ray taught my son Trigonometry, although he was receiving tutoring at school it wasn't clicking. Ray assisted my son in putting the pieces together.

Our son really enjoys learning the math lessons and Ray is a very nice guy.

We know our son will be an A student this year!

Made himself available on short notice. Helped my son prepare for his Algebra 2 final. My son said he broke everything down and made it easy to understand. Extremely grateful for his help. Plan on continuing to use Ray for SAT prep and through my son's senior year!

I wish I had known Ray four years ago, finally a tutor who my son enjoys and understands the explanations and examples of Math. My son was impressed when both of you were stumped on a few problems but once you showed it your way he caught onto the problem and mentioned it was really easy. Need to have more tutors like Ray S.

Ray's flexibility and patience working with my son have been very helpful. It takes the stress out of homework and he is more confident with test taking and Math in general. Meeting place and time are also a plus because it is very convenient for us.

My experience with Ray has been wonderful! He is very reliable and patient, I would definitely recommend his services!

My son is very happy with his new tutor Ray. He is very patient and understanding of his ADD. My son enjoys going to tutoring after school now.

We wish he would be be my son's school math teacher. Ray is very patient and helps my son a lot.

We have had one lesson with Ray. Our children are already encouraged by his easy manner. His instruction is very helpful and easy to follow. Thank you, Ray!

Ray is a great tutor. He is very patient with my daughter and has helped her raise her grade from D-F to A-B.

A very outstanding tutor who I will recommend to anyone. My daughter and him developed a rapport early on and she is very enthused with his teachings. Her math scores have greatly improved and is receiving a B+ now. She was receiving a D-. I only have great praise for him and will continue to have him tutor my daughter. Ray is an excellent person who I can depend on to give my daughter quality tutoring. I am planning on continuing to use Ray to help my daughter when she starts college this fall.

My son's Algebra grade went from a D- to a B+ in just 2 sessions with Ray. Thank you.

Ray has truly been a blessing to me! He is so full of knowledge, very patient, understanding, and accommodating! We couldn't have asked for anyone better. He has gone above and beyond to assist me with every problem and makes me feel comfortable. Ray has a good heart. He leads you every step of the way with encouragement. He only wants the best for his students. And the best is the only thing he provides!

Math:

ACT Math,
Elementary Education:

Elementary Math
Business:

GRE
Approved subjects are in **bold**.

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

The required portion of the ACT is divided into four multiple choice subject tests: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.

The MATH section is the 60-minute, 60-question mathematics test with 14 covering prealgebra, 10 elementary algebra, 9 intermediate algebra, 14 plane geometry, 9 coordinate geometry, and 4 elementary trigonometry. Calculators are permitted in this section only. The ACT permits calculators.

From the many students I have tutored in Algebra 1 this subject is basically an introduction to the variable and plotting. There is also an introduction to the number system past just integers. We are now solving equations too by simplifying terms and reducing them to the value of the variable. We also look at factoring, distribution, and exponents and roots. Plus all this is made practicable by word problems.

Algebra 2 extends algebraic skills and knowledge by exploring the real number system in greater depth, providing exposure to various algebraic, techniques and developing the concept of functions, including graphing techniques and inverse functions. Algebra 2 also includes the study of quadratic relations and systems, polynomial equations, exponents, logarithms, sequences & series, matrices, determinants, probability, & statistics.

AP Calculus, 205, 214, military online

are my main focus on tutoring. The common experience is seeing the student on a weekly basis throughout the full course frequently resulting in a grade of A or close to it.

Provided you are initially set up with Wyzant, I commonly do the first 2 lessons as a courtesy so you can get a take on the sessions. Most see the benefit enough to want to continue. Also I have no transportation cost so my rate is in keeping.

I will meet with any student on the Island provided we can work out a place to meet that is convenient. The most frequent have been the Starbucks, Ala Moana Center, UH West and Surf the Nations.

The commonly Internet tools referred to are:

www.desmos.com

This is very useful studying slopes, domains, derivatives. Integrals for area and volume plus many templates such Riemon sums. You can store a entire home work series using the folder feature.

www.wolframalpha.com

This is a very popular site from Europe. Very valuable for any level of math. It's user interface can be daunting at times but gives a superior graph with an abundance of extra information. The Pro version gives steps but it is too overdone.

www.emathhelp.net/calculators/calculus-1/linear-approximation-calculator

This us very helpful in checking linear aproximations

www.derivative-calculator.net

www.integral-calculator.com

These are sister sites of various calculators. Just keep in mind that with integrals alternative answers are are common. So the answer given though correct may be different than the textbook answer.

TI-nspire CX CAS calculator

If you own this. You are aware of its many great features. I would strongly recommend using document mode then you put complicated problems in one small area and make easy adjustments which cannot be done on the calculate screen. Plus with the file folder I have stored nearly every homework problem from the 205 calculus class. of which will be very easy access for the next student I study with.

With this I became very familiar with homework and handouts given to students. And now have many pdf's of worked problems that are linked to Dropbox

So far have seen calculus students from KCC, HCC, LCC Sacred Hearts, Kaiser HS Eva Beach HS, and Mililani HS.

If you taking any of the classes or an online proxy it would be my priority to see you do well.

Of the many elementary students I have tutored in Elementary Math most of the help has been oriented toward dealing with fractions, applications of division and multiplication, and introduction to geometric concepts. I also focus on practical application of work problems.

Geometry includes the study of planes and space, angle measure, triangle congruence, geometric, inequalities, similar triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem, and areas. Various models such as the Cartesian Plane and the Poincare Plane.

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States.

It contains questions from many fields of mathematics. About 50% of the questions are on calculus (including multivariate calculus), 25% on linear algebra, and 25% on a broad variety of other topics typically encountered in undergraduate mathematics, such as abstract algebra, point-set topology, elementary number theory, probability and statistics, as well as real and complex analysis.

Pre-algebra includes several broad subjects: Review of natural number arithmetic; types of numbers such as integers, fractions, decimals and negative numbers; Factorization of natural numbers; Properties of operations such as associativity and distributivity; Simple (integer) roots and powers;Rules of evaluation of expressions, such as operator precedence and use of parentheses; Basics of equations, including rules for invariant manipulation of equations; Understanding of variable manipulation; Manipulation and arithmetic with the standard 4-quadrant Cartesian coordinate plane; Prealgebra may include subjects from geometry, especially subjects that further understanding of algebra in applications to area and volume.

Common pre calculus classes I tutor are..

UH 140

HS Pre-Calculus. (which often includes trig)

IB (Kaiser HS, Mid Pac)

140-2 Embry Riddle (other online typical of Military)

My background on this is:

-8 years tutoring math at the Lake Tahoe Community College Learning Center, 5 years in Hawaii

-Formerly I did very well, but it is becoming very familiar with all the topics that show up which is a major advantage.

The common Internet tools referred to are:

desmos

This is very useful for studying slopes, domains, quadratic equations, analyzing polynomials scatter plots and much more.

wolframalpha

This provides an excellent graph, and a large host of relevant information. Many pre calculus classes recommend this site.

Universal-triangle-solver

Great app for solving triangles draws the triangle and is great for checking angles and area problems.

The most common places to meet, mostly by student request are:

Surfers Coffee bar (Surf the Nations)

UH West Library upper floor

Glazers

Barnes and Noble AMC.

LCC LC

Airport Starbucks

Mauka Starbucks

The SAT has done away with quantitative comparison questions on the math section, leaving only questions with symbolic or numerical answers. New topics include Algebra II and scatter plots. These recent changes have resulted in a shorter, more quantitative exam requiring higher level mathematics courses relative to the previous exam.

The Secondary School Admission Test, or SSAT, is an admissions test administered by the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB) to students in grades 5-11 to help determine placement into independent or private junior high and high schools.

There are two levels of the test: the Lower level for students in grades 5-7 and the Upper level, designed for students in grades 8-11. The SSAT consists of two parts: a brief essay and multiple choice sections that include Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Verbal. The test, written in English, is primarily administered in the United States and Canada at various test centers, which usually are independent schools. There are also test centers worldwide.

Despite the similarity in name, the SSAT is not related to the SAT Reasoning Test and is not administered by the College Board.

Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics that studies triangles and the relationships between their sides and the angles between these sides. Trigonometry defines the trigonometric functions, which describe those relationships and have applicability to cyclical phenomena, such as waves.

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