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Tapi C.

Expert Tutoring in Advanced Math

Expert Tutoring in Advanced Math

$99/hour

  • 3,918 hours tutoring

  • Pittsburgh, PA 15228

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#1 Tutor on Wyzant in the Summer of 2015!!!!
Consistently ranked in the Top 100 and Top 200 Wyzant Tutors in the years 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2015!!!

Any educational problem can be fixed, no matter how hard it seems.

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 high-performing scholars.

When you have the knowledge,...

#1 Tutor on Wyzant in the Summer of 2015!!!!
Consistently ranked in the Top 100 and Top 200 Wyzant Tutors in the years 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2015!!!

Any educational problem can be fixed, no matter how hard it seems.

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 high-performing scholars.

When you have the knowledge, certainty and willingness to accept challenging students and get results 100% of the time, hope is no longer just a byword. It's reality.

I taught Math in five states and I have been providing tutoring for over fourteen years in the areas of Study Skills and Math.

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 the 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 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
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Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT

Elementary Education

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, planning skills, tenacity and strategy. It is also referred to as 'The World's Greatest Game' for good reason. A chess virtuoso like Chicago's own Bobby Fischer (World Champion 1972-1975) combines flawless technique with spectacular art to paint out a beautiful canvas that is best savored by those who know the rules of the game. As a U.S National Master I am keen to help many students learn this game from novice level all the way up to the professional league. My ability to teach makes me best positioned to help beginners and experienced players improve their chess skills.

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.

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.
GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very professional and knows the subject

Very knowledgeable about Enriched Alegbra 2 and Trig and works well with high school students to understand difficult concepts. Takes away the anxiety from students so they gain confidence in solving problems on their own.

Chui, 1 lesson with Tapi

Patient and knowledgeable tutor

We have had just one lesson so far. Tapi instantly connected with my son, and motivated him to complete more challenging problems - successfully! Looking forward to more sessions....

Madonna, 14 lessons with Tapi

The best tutor

He help me with calculus. I am a college student and he was really good, explain every detail .. he knows a lot.

Ana, 1 lesson with Tapi

"He is a math god!"

Tapi really knows his stuff! In just an hour, he walked my daughter through the concepts in geometry that had been perplexing her, explaining them in simple but thorough terms. Tapi also steps back and looks at the larger picture, making sure his students understand the mathematical terms and phrases that may be used in class or in a word problem on a test. We are tremendously grateful for the confidence he has instilled in our child and recommend him wholeheartedly.

Deborah , 1 lesson with Tapi

Impressive!! Tapi is an excellent tutor.

Tapi is a poised, amicable and a highly-intelligent individual. He is an expert in his subject, and he truly cares about the success and progress of a student. He is highly-organized, and he will set forth an individual plan of study, as he initiates setting up a relationship with the classroom teacher. Tapi prioritizes daily math practice at home and will offer supervision of daily work if needed. I highly recommend this wonderful tutor!

Nancy, 1 lesson with Tapi

Awesome chess tutor

Tapi provided my high school son with a great chess session. He was patient and super knowledgeable on the strategies of chess game.

Kathy, 1 lesson with Tapi

Knowledgeable Tutor

Tapi shows me different way to get the answer which gives me a better understanding of the topics. Great Tutor!

Hillaun, 22 lessons with Tapi

Great tutor.

Tapi is knowledgeable and professional and did a great job helping my son with material that he did not understand.

Kerrianne, 4 lessons with Tapi

Fantastic tutor

Tapi is patient, engaging and had a great rapport with my son. His confidence has improved dramatically after just a few weeks of tutoring.

Cheryl, 26 lessons with Tapi
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