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Expert Tutoring in Advanced Math
Tapi C.

5,515 hours tutoring

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Expert Tutoring in Advanced Math
Expert Tutoring in Advanced Math
Tapi C.

5,515 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

5,515 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Tapi


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#1 Tutor on Wyzant in the Summer of 2015!!!!

Covid-19 and remote classes have negatively impacted student learning and amplified the need for educational support as students who had never struggled before start to fall behind for the first time.
However, any educational problem can be fixed, assuming the basics are mastered. There is hope.

Above the level of hope is competence. I am referring here to the competence of a skilled tutor who has taken on hundreds of students over a...

#1 Tutor on Wyzant in the Summer of 2015!!!!

Covid-19 and remote classes have negatively impacted student learning and amplified the need for educational support as students who had never struggled before start to fall behind for the first time.
However, any educational problem can be fixed, assuming the basics are mastered. There is hope.

Above the level of hope is competence. I am referring here to the competence of a skilled tutor who has taken on hundreds of students over a fourteen-year period and turned each one of them into a high-performing scholar. When you have the knowledge, certainty, and willingness to accept challenging students and get results, hope is no longer just a byword. It's reality.

I have found that there are very specific reasons why a student would have trouble studying. Knowing these and how to remedy them opens the door to real learning. I consider it vital for all my students to be able to study independently after tutoring. This is an area that is generally neglected by modern education.

I have also found that continued student success depends heavily on parental involvement at the lower levels, while at the upper levels older students respond best when given motivation and study skills that enable them to learn without stress.

With the advent of the ubiquitous internet, students can now access knowledge at the touch of a button. Education in the twenty-first century must equip them with the ability to sift through tons of information and extract usable facts that can lead to successful innovations. Rote learning has to assume a subordinate role to extrapolation, as critical reasoning skills are amplified. My tutoring approach seeks to increase interest and curiosity while continuously challenging the students to think for themselves. This results in an increased ability to assimilate, evaluate and even create knowledge. Most importantly, the students learn how to excel in any academic environment and they easily master new and unfamiliar topics.


Education

Ottawa University
Mathematics
Carnegie Mellon University
Masters

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  • Hourly Rate: $149
  • Rate details: I recommend students use Instant Booking on my calendar if there is an open slot, including same-day booking.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/12/2022

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have been teaching Elementary Math for 15 years, ranging from basic 3rd grade arithmetic to 6th grade topics like decimals, percents, volumes and averages.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I studied Educational Methodology as part of a brand-new system developed and tested on several continents across a wide spectrum of students from different backgrounds and of different ages. The common outcome of this program is that students have a renewed interest in subjects that were previously 'boring' or 'difficult' or 'useless' to them. They begin to learn and study independently. They score way above average on all types of tests. They experience a gain of several reading levels. They begin to modify their own behaviour while acquiring a repertoire of new skills and new habits that will last them a lifetime. In short, study and learning becomes easy, even joyful. I have seen numerous results with these techniques over 17 years and I'm always amazed at the consistency of results.
Reading

English

Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 can be tough for young students transitioning from middle school math but I have developed simple techniques for solving complex problems so that my students get the same test results as they did in early math classes.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I specialize in teaching advanced and honors Algebra 2 classes. All the complicated topics can be easily understood with my simplified explanations. Trigonometry in particular is susceptible to a rapid introduction that empowers students to solve all types of problems using only 19 tools.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus deals with constant change in situations such as motion, growth and decay. I have helped many students truly appreciate the value of calculus in real life so they can become motivated to tackle the material and succeed on tough courses. The classes I cover include high school calculus, Calc AB/BC, all the way up to College Calculus 2.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry demands knowledge and application of essential theorems, axioms and postulates. I have helped many students master the basics and learn how to apply the principles of geometry in seemingly dis-related subjects.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra introduces students to the basics of solving equations by balancing both sides. It also includes other topics that utilize variables. I have helped many students gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed in both pre-algebra and algebra itself.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-Calculus covers many topics that range from vectors to limits. I have found that students benefit the most from pre-calc classes when they comprehend the underlying concepts of each topic. This can get lost in honors classes due to the speed required, so I help by illuminating the basics and clearly demonstrating the real-life applications of each concept.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The new SAT Math tends to be much more descriptive than the previous one. It requires that a student break down each question and implement logical steps which can be used to rapidly solve the problems. Precise diagnostic tests, extra practice and proper techniques are the best remedy for poor performance. I have helped many students master the skills they need to do well on this test.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I studied Educational Methodology as part of a brand-new system developed and tested on several continents across a wide spectrum of students from different backgrounds and of different ages. The common outcome of this program is that students have a renewed interest in subjects that were previously 'boring' or 'difficult' or 'useless' to them. They begin to learn and study independently. They score way above average on all types of tests. They experience a gain of several reading levels. They begin to modify their own behaviour while acquiring a repertoire of new skills and new habits that will last them a lifetime. In short, study and learning becomes easy, even joyful. I have seen numerous results with these techniques over 17 years and I'm always amazed at the consistency of results.
Physics, Reading

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

ACT Math tends to be less tricky than SAT Math as it mostly tests what a student has learned in school. I teach or reinforce the concepts first then I move on to time control and pacing because the test demands fast and accurate thinking. My approach has helped many students increase their scores on the ACT Math exam.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 can be tough for young students transitioning from middle school math but I have developed simple techniques for solving complex problems so that my students get the same test results as they did in early math classes.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I specialize in teaching advanced and honors Algebra 2 classes. All the complicated topics can be easily understood with my simplified explanations. Trigonometry in particular is susceptible to a rapid introduction that empowers students to solve all types of problems using only 19 tools.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus deals with constant change in situations such as motion, growth and decay. I have helped many students truly appreciate the value of calculus in real life so they can become motivated to tackle the material and succeed on tough courses. The classes I cover include high school calculus, Calc AB/BC, all the way up to College Calculus 2.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry demands knowledge and application of essential theorems, axioms and postulates. I have helped many students master the basics and learn how to apply the principles of geometry in seemingly dis-related subjects.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra introduces students to the basics of solving equations by balancing both sides. It also includes other topics that utilize variables. I have helped many students gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed in both pre-algebra and algebra itself.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-Calculus covers many topics that range from vectors to limits. I have found that students benefit the most from pre-calc classes when they comprehend the underlying concepts of each topic. This can get lost in honors classes due to the speed required, so I help by illuminating the basics and clearly demonstrating the real-life applications of each concept.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The new SAT Math tends to be much more descriptive than the previous one. It requires that a student break down each question and implement logical steps which can be used to rapidly solve the problems. Precise diagnostic tests, extra practice and proper techniques are the best remedy for poor performance. I have helped many students master the skills they need to do well on this test.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I help students avoid rote memorization so that they can be able to answer all types of trig questions by using only 19 key items. Students routinely go up two letter grades once they understand the value of trig and start to apply master my simplified techniques.
Physics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 can be tough for young students transitioning from middle school math but I have developed simple techniques for solving complex problems so that my students get the same test results as they did in early math classes.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I specialize in teaching advanced and honors Algebra 2 classes. All the complicated topics can be easily understood with my simplified explanations. Trigonometry in particular is susceptible to a rapid introduction that empowers students to solve all types of problems using only 19 tools.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus deals with constant change in situations such as motion, growth and decay. I have helped many students truly appreciate the value of calculus in real life so they can become motivated to tackle the material and succeed on tough courses. The classes I cover include high school calculus, Calc AB/BC, all the way up to College Calculus 2.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry demands knowledge and application of essential theorems, axioms and postulates. I have helped many students master the basics and learn how to apply the principles of geometry in seemingly dis-related subjects.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra introduces students to the basics of solving equations by balancing both sides. It also includes other topics that utilize variables. I have helped many students gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed in both pre-algebra and algebra itself.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Pre-Calculus covers many topics that range from vectors to limits. I have found that students benefit the most from pre-calc classes when they comprehend the underlying concepts of each topic. This can get lost in honors classes due to the speed required, so I help by illuminating the basics and clearly demonstrating the real-life applications of each concept.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I studied Educational Methodology as part of a brand-new system developed and tested on several continents across a wide spectrum of students from different backgrounds and of different ages. The common outcome of this program is that students have a renewed interest in subjects that were previously 'boring' or 'difficult' or 'useless' to them. They begin to learn and study independently. They score way above average on all types of tests. They experience a gain of several reading levels. They begin to modify their own behaviour while acquiring a repertoire of new skills and new habits that will last them a lifetime. In short, study and learning becomes easy, even joyful. I have seen numerous results with these techniques over 17 years and I'm always amazed at the consistency of results.
Physics, Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I studied Educational Methodology as part of a brand-new system developed and tested on several continents across a wide spectrum of students from different backgrounds and of different ages. The common outcome of this program is that students have a renewed interest in subjects that were previously 'boring' or 'difficult' or 'useless' to them. They begin to learn and study independently. They score way above average on all types of tests. They experience a gain of several reading levels. They begin to modify their own behaviour while acquiring a repertoire of new skills and new habits that will last them a lifetime. In short, study and learning becomes easy, even joyful. I have seen numerous results with these techniques over 17 years and I'm always amazed at the consistency of results.

Science

Physical Science, Physics

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I studied Educational Methodology as part of a brand-new system developed and tested on several continents across a wide spectrum of students from different backgrounds and of different ages. The common outcome of this program is that students have a renewed interest in subjects that were previously 'boring' or 'difficult' or 'useless' to them. They begin to learn and study independently. They score way above average on all types of tests. They experience a gain of several reading levels. They begin to modify their own behaviour while acquiring a repertoire of new skills and new habits that will last them a lifetime. In short, study and learning becomes easy, even joyful. I have seen numerous results with these techniques over 17 years and I'm always amazed at the consistency of results.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

Chess helps students develop patience, tenacity and strategic thinking. According to Chessbase's Educator of the Year for 2019, Elizabeth Spiegel, "One of the things I used to say to principals was, 'standardized tests are so important, but what could possibly be better training for a standardized test than chess? You're sitting there for 2-3 hours, you're not allowed to talk, you have to solve a series of difficult problems on your own...that is a standardized test.' "Chess is an effective teaching tool because it: a) Reaches a level of complexity that other subjects don't reach until later b) Really pushes kids to do their own thinking and figure out their own problems and it's really a whole level more difficult [than equivalent subjects in elementary school]. c) Doesn't require advanced verbal (or reading) skills, and so it reaches populations who are lacking them d) Directly rewards thinking with winning, and kids take to it even if they are not generally excited about school e) Is emotional, and motivating f) [Chess] is so hard and it's so devastating emotionally when you lose [that] you just have to get over it right away and play the next round, and I feel that's a really valuable character development lesson. g) Provides immediate, authentic and accessible feedback (like music and maths) h) Teaches focus i) Teaches grit j) Teaches you to be honest and self-critical about your decisions. Getting better at chess requires you to be incredibly honest with yourself [about] what you were thinking."

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 can be tough for young students transitioning from middle school math but I have developed simple techniques for solving complex problems so that my students get the same test results as they did in early math classes.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I specialize in teaching advanced and honors Algebra 2 classes. All the complicated topics can be easily understood with my simplified explanations. Trigonometry in particular is susceptible to a rapid introduction that empowers students to solve all types of problems using only 19 tools.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus deals with constant change in situations such as motion, growth and decay. I have helped many students truly appreciate the value of calculus in real life so they can become motivated to tackle the material and succeed on tough courses. The classes I cover include high school calculus, Calc AB/BC, all the way up to College Calculus 2.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry demands knowledge and application of essential theorems, axioms and postulates. I have helped many students master the basics and learn how to apply the principles of geometry in seemingly dis-related subjects.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The new SAT Math tends to be much more descriptive than the previous one. It requires that a student break down each question and implement logical steps which can be used to rapidly solve the problems. Precise diagnostic tests, extra practice and proper techniques are the best remedy for poor performance. I have helped many students master the skills they need to do well on this test.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I studied Educational Methodology as part of a brand-new system developed and tested on several continents across a wide spectrum of students from different backgrounds and of different ages. The common outcome of this program is that students have a renewed interest in subjects that were previously 'boring' or 'difficult' or 'useless' to them. They begin to learn and study independently. They score way above average on all types of tests. They experience a gain of several reading levels. They begin to modify their own behaviour while acquiring a repertoire of new skills and new habits that will last them a lifetime. In short, study and learning becomes easy, even joyful. I have seen numerous results with these techniques over 17 years and I'm always amazed at the consistency of results.
Physics, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

ACT Math tends to be less tricky than SAT Math as it mostly tests what a student has learned in school. I teach or reinforce the concepts first then I move on to time control and pacing because the test demands fast and accurate thinking. My approach has helped many students increase their scores on the ACT Math exam.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have helped many students do well on the Cooperative Admissions Program (COOP) test and gain entrance to the Catholic high school of their choice. The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is another common achievement test for those who want to enter high schools of different types. The contents of these tests are similar and I have obtained uniformly excellent results tutoring students in both tests.
ISEE,

ISEE

The ISEE offers many students an opportunity to write their own future by getting into their school of choice. The Independent School Entrance Examination is offered by ERB, the Educational Records Bureau. The ISEE exam covers Verbal (vocabulary), Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Reasoning (ability to think with and use Math in unique situations) and finally it covers basic Mathematics techniques. The test has different levels for different grades: Lower, Middle and Upper. After tutoring many students in the ISEE I have found that the best preparation starts with a solid education in Basics. A reading program that emphases depth and breadth of extensive reading on a daily basis would be the ideal prep. The singular difference between students on the ISEE is simply vocabulary, knowledge of. As for the test itself, I have found that students need 6-12 weeks to prepare for the ISEE proper. Utilizing texts from various test-prep publishers as well as the ERB website itself, I have been able to quickly teach test-taking skills as well as subject content to excellent results.
Praxis,

Praxis

I have tutored many students in the following Praxis topics: Numbers, Quantities, Algebra, Functions, Calculus, Geometry, Probability, Statistics. and Discrete Mathematics. The test itself is not too complicated but it is quite important to understand (not memorize) the formulas and mathematical notation. A well-defined study plan with extensive practice is essential to getting a good score on the test. I have successfully guided many students through all the steps needed to ace this test.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The new SAT Math tends to be much more descriptive than the previous one. It requires that a student break down each question and implement logical steps which can be used to rapidly solve the problems. Precise diagnostic tests, extra practice and proper techniques are the best remedy for poor performance. I have helped many students master the skills they need to do well on this test.
PSAT, SSAT

Examples of Expertise


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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (1,326 ratings)
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
(1)
1 star
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Reviews

consistently helpful

Tapi is common reassuring, while helping his students too get a grasp of the concepts, resulting in confidence. Definitely worth the time.

Patrick, 4 lessons with Tapi

Tapi is patient, helpful and effective.

Tapi is patient, helpful and effective in identifying what and how the student needs to improve and accomplishing it. Apparently I need 160 characters, and efficiencies not rewarded, so I hope this gets me to 160 characters.

Patrick, 4 lessons with Tapi

very good teacher

He was super helpful I recommend u use him very useful for my math test you should use him 100 percent

Matthew, 1 lesson with Tapi

Excellent Honors Algebra II Tutor

My daughter is taking Honors Alg II in high school and Tapi was able to quickly and patiently walk her through several problems and concepts she was stuck on. She couldn't stop praising Tapi - even before the great test score!

Ginger, 1 lesson with Tapi

Excellent, knowledgeable, patient, and helpful tutor!

Tapi responded quickly, was readily available, and very helpful in tutoring my son in Geometry and math proofs with which he has been struggling with in high school. Tapi gave him helpful advice, useful strategies, and time management techniques. We appreciate his patience, responsiveness, flexibility, and follow-up after the lesson. We will definitely hire Tapi again!

Linda, 38 lessons with Tapi

Great Tutor

Helped me study for my test and offered extra resources. I would recommend using him for a math tutor of al levels.

Ella, 1 lesson with Tapi

Highly recommend!!

With the craziness of COVID we decided to look into a tutor for my son who was struggling with at-home learning in high school honors math. I saw all the great reviews on Tapi and after the first lesson my son said "now I know why he's one of the top rated guys on Wyzant!" We saw a remarkable turn around in overall comprehension which translated into noticeably improved grades and have asked Tapi to start helping our other high schooler as well just to make sure he gets off to a solid start. I would recommend him highly to anyone looking for a math tutor!

Chet, 88 lessons with Tapi

Great at measuring the needs of the student

Tapi Helped our son from the very first lesson. Pairing him for both his day today and weekly work at school and creating a schedule now for standardized testing

Les, 16 lessons with Tapi

Exciting and Intuitive Instructor!

The lesson was with my autistic son. Tapi was outstandingly patient with him and had my son very excited and engaged during the entire hour. A feat, let me assure you! I most certainly will be scheduling another lesson with Tapi!

Denyce, 2 lessons with Tapi
Hourly Rate: $149
Response time: 18 minutes
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