Ivy League (and Real Life) Trained Math Tutor

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Ivy League (and Real Life) Trained Math Tutor

Alfred P.
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## Wonderful Teacher

Jennifer, 15 lessons with AlfredAlfred has helped my son with Calculus during a crucial time in high school. While Corona has led to limited classroom instruction for my son, Alfred has helped supplement all of the teaching he has missed. With his real world approach to math, as well as his relentless preparation for class, Alfred brings the needed structure to help struggling students focus on the daunting task of Calculus. He is patient, knowledgeable and goes beyond the normal realm of teachers just pushing through the...

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Calculus,
#### Calculus

I studied and then tutored Calculus in high school, College (UC Berkeley) and then in grad school at Harvard. In grad school, I went way past Calculus to topics including: Linear Algebra (Applied and Pure); Several Analysis Courses (Real and Complex); Abstract Algebra; and Topology. I also did Probability Theory, Combinatorics as well as many classes on Pedagogy (Teaching Math). Suffice it to say that I got really comfortable with the basics (Calc 1 and 2). I only teach Business Calc, Calc 1 and Calc 2 for now. I am planning on starting Multi and Linear Algebra early in 2021 after I have reviewed it to my satisfaction.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I studied Precalculus in high school and then tutored it in College (UC Berkeley) as well as in grad school at Harvard. In grad school, I went way past Precalculus to topics including: Calculus (1 and 2), Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra (Applied and Pure); Several Analysis Courses (Real and Complex); Abstract Algebra; and Topology. I also did Probability Theory, Combinatorics as well as many classes on Pedagogy (Teaching Math). Suffice it to say that I got really comfortable with the basics (Precalculus).
One thing I realize is that Precalculus is supposed to be the introduction and foundation for all these later Math classes. If you want to do well in these classes...it is a good idea to do extremely well in precalculus.
I also have a very short review book that costs $15-20 on Amazon that took me very little time to go over. I am considering designing a course after I get a feel for how prepared students are across the country.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry
Calculus,
#### Calculus

I studied and then tutored Calculus in high school, College (UC Berkeley) and then in grad school at Harvard. In grad school, I went way past Calculus to topics including: Linear Algebra (Applied and Pure); Several Analysis Courses (Real and Complex); Abstract Algebra; and Topology. I also did Probability Theory, Combinatorics as well as many classes on Pedagogy (Teaching Math). Suffice it to say that I got really comfortable with the basics (Calc 1 and 2). I only teach Business Calc, Calc 1 and Calc 2 for now. I am planning on starting Multi and Linear Algebra early in 2021 after I have reviewed it to my satisfaction.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I studied Precalculus in high school and then tutored it in College (UC Berkeley) as well as in grad school at Harvard. In grad school, I went way past Precalculus to topics including: Calculus (1 and 2), Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra (Applied and Pure); Several Analysis Courses (Real and Complex); Abstract Algebra; and Topology. I also did Probability Theory, Combinatorics as well as many classes on Pedagogy (Teaching Math). Suffice it to say that I got really comfortable with the basics (Precalculus).
One thing I realize is that Precalculus is supposed to be the introduction and foundation for all these later Math classes. If you want to do well in these classes...it is a good idea to do extremely well in precalculus.
I also have a very short review book that costs $15-20 on Amazon that took me very little time to go over. I am considering designing a course after I get a feel for how prepared students are across the country.

Trigonometry,
#### Trigonometry

Trigonometry is the driest math subject there is when you first encounter it. There is no real attempt to explain what motivates the study of trig. When students first encounter Trig, it can be a nightmare of memorizing "useless stuff." However, Trig informs and is central to most Math, Science and Engineering. You may not realize it but trig allows even Wyzant to exist. I have studied math far beyond Calculus and I can tell you this...Trigonometry never went away. I learned to love it and maybe I can help you get there too.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry
Calculus,
#### Calculus

I studied and then tutored Calculus in high school, College (UC Berkeley) and then in grad school at Harvard. In grad school, I went way past Calculus to topics including: Linear Algebra (Applied and Pure); Several Analysis Courses (Real and Complex); Abstract Algebra; and Topology. I also did Probability Theory, Combinatorics as well as many classes on Pedagogy (Teaching Math). Suffice it to say that I got really comfortable with the basics (Calc 1 and 2). I only teach Business Calc, Calc 1 and Calc 2 for now. I am planning on starting Multi and Linear Algebra early in 2021 after I have reviewed it to my satisfaction.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I studied Precalculus in high school and then tutored it in College (UC Berkeley) as well as in grad school at Harvard. In grad school, I went way past Precalculus to topics including: Calculus (1 and 2), Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra (Applied and Pure); Several Analysis Courses (Real and Complex); Abstract Algebra; and Topology. I also did Probability Theory, Combinatorics as well as many classes on Pedagogy (Teaching Math). Suffice it to say that I got really comfortable with the basics (Precalculus).
One thing I realize is that Precalculus is supposed to be the introduction and foundation for all these later Math classes. If you want to do well in these classes...it is a good idea to do extremely well in precalculus.
I also have a very short review book that costs $15-20 on Amazon that took me very little time to go over. I am considering designing a course after I get a feel for how prepared students are across the country.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry
Alfred has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **5 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## An excellent math tutor.

I have been working with Alfred for my honors precalculus class, as well as SAT preparation. He is very effective at both. He has an excellent ability to explain complex math. Whenever I make a mistake, he will correct me and explain why it was wrong thoroughly to ensure I do not make the same mistake again. He is very nice and easygoing. I highly recommend Alfred if you need a great math tutor.

Christine, 28 lessons with Alfred

## Very Knowledgeable and Thorough

Alfred has been very helpful, knowledgeable, patient, and flexible. My teen was having a difficult time adjusting to Pre-Calc. He helped her be more focused and less anxious. He reinforced her foundational Algebra knowledge while working on Pre-Calc concepts. Would highly recommend him for Pre-Calculus!

Haitham, 16 lessons with Alfred

## Very Knowledgeable , Excellent Educator, Patient, Professional, and Relatable

I hired Alfred to tutor my son in Calculus II and he is amazing. Math had always been his best subject, but my son started struggling in Calculus I. Alfred was able to quickly assess my son's level of ability and comprehension. Alfred explained how math builds on itself and pinpointed the root cause of my son's issues to his limited exposure to precalculus concepts. This was due to his precalculus class being cut short due to the start of the pandemic. It never dawned on me, since he got an "A" in precalculus, but in hindsight, it is crystal clear. Prior to working with Alfred, my son was failing his Calculus II class, mostly because he had given up, making every excuse in the book, like how he would never use calculus in the real world. Alfred has been working with my son for 10 sessions and my son's motivation and confidence has increased and his math anxiety has subsided. He is putting in the work now and mentioned that he even "likes" math again. Alfred has a passion for teaching and can explain concepts in a way that my son can grasp. He really understands my son's struggles and is working with him to help expunge negative thoughts about math that were getting in the way of his being successful. Alfred has been able to customize the lessons based on my son's specific areas of deficiency. Aside from covering the course material, Alfred identified many gaps in foundational concepts that they have been reviewing along the way. Thank you Alfred, for all you have done so far for my son!!!

Dawn, 14 lessons with Alfred

## Amazing Mentor and Teacher

Alfred did such an amazing job tutoring my son in AP Calculus. He explained the topics, their foundations and the why and how of problems. He was able to connect with my son on a level that made Calculus easy. He not only did a great job as a tutor, but he served as a mentor as well. He encouraged my son to be his best self and to continue pushing himself further than he imagined possible. Highly recommend him to assist any level of student.

Natasha, 3 lessons with Alfred

## Excellent tutor

My son has had several sessions with Alfred and he has raised his grade in his Trig/Pre-Calc class. His careful planning before the lesson, followed by patient teaching has been very beneficial and appreciated. Thank you!

Michele, 8 lessons with Alfred

## Wonderful Teacher

Alfred has helped my son with Calculus during a crucial time in high school. While Corona has led to limited classroom instruction for my son, Alfred has helped supplement all of the teaching he has missed. With his real world approach to math, as well as his relentless preparation for class, Alfred brings the needed structure to help struggling students focus on the daunting task of Calculus. He is patient, knowledgeable and goes beyond the normal realm of teachers just pushing through the problems as fast as they can. He forces my son to do the problems while he helps guide him down the right decision pathway. Alfred has helped improve my son’s confidence with Calculus which has in turn improved his grade. We are so thankful to have Alfred as a tutor. He deserves more than 5 stars!

Jennifer, 15 lessons with Alfred

## Serious effort and time dedicated to students

He took the time to assess my current math level and he is great about prepping beforehand with lessons and other material. His teaching style is very straight forward and while he moves quickly he takes the time to thoroughly check for understanding and coherence of a topic. Very impressed with his tutoring!

Caesar, 4 lessons with Alfred

## Knowledgeable, patient tutor

Alfred seems to have a shared mission of helping to expand the knowledge of the student and doing everything he can to ensure the student remains open to the learning process. He clearly is working hard to help my daughter be successful and seems to enjoy the challenge. So far, my daughter has had two sessions with Alfred and we plan on many more in the future. Thank you Alfred!

Peter, 21 lessons with Alfred

## Great teacher and session

Alfred is a great tutor, not just in his knowledge and teaching skills, but in his thoroughness to provide a good experience, his dedication to what he does and to you, and his adjustability to whatever you may throw at him. Not only is he knowledgeable in what he teaches, but he truly works to teach according to how you’re learning it with your specific teacher — a trait I have not seen in any other tutor. More importantly, he has you work out the problems and try and work through the process yourself, allowing you to retain the information, as well as being more ready to apply it to more difficult problems. He helps you not just solve problems, but truly problem-solve. I would highly recommend Alfred to be your tutor.

Brian and Michelle, 1 lesson with Alfred