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Herbert H.

Fairfax, VA

$160/hour

Professional Full-Time Tutor --- UCLA Graduate

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/22/13
4.9 average from 80 ratings
Extremely Knowledgeable Tutor
— Zach, Vienna, VA on 2/27/17

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University of California, Los Angeles
Engineering

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Engineering)

About Herbert

Tutoring is my full time job. With well over 20 years of teaching/tutoring experience, I doubt there are many tutors as patient, talented or effective as I am. I bring a lot more to the table than what you see "on paper" and am constantly told by my students how well I explain things. Though other tutors may be cheaper, I am more efficient due to my experience and explanations. After 5 lessons, one of my SAT Math students improved her Math test score by 140 points last year! Another went from a 620 to a 700 after 4 lessons with me. I have a degree from UCLA in mechanical engineering; my math skills are what got me through it. I was always a top math student in high school and college, and I am able to patiently show students more than one way to solve most problems. I get along well with younger people and am able to connect in order to explain math, which I know many students do not like. I am also effective with adult students who I know can feel awkward about material they have not seen in years. I was a full time high school math teacher and left that because my math tutoring business in the Los Angeles area became so busy due to my success with students. After that, I was briefly a community college instructor in Arizona, before I moved back to the Northern Virginia suburbs 8 years ago to be near my family again. I have been tutoring full-time for these past 8 years in the DC area. I can tutor all high school math including pre-calculus, trigonometry, geometry and Algebra I&II, 2 years of Calculus and beyond; plus SAT, GRE, ACT and other standardized test preparation. I can also tutor Physics and first year Chemistry. Tutoring is my full time job. With well over 20 years of teaching/tutoring experience, I doubt there are many tutors as patient, talented or effective as I am. I bring a lot more to the table than what you see "on paper" and am constantly told by my students how well I explain things. Though other tutors may be cheaper, I am more efficient due to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

not available July or August

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Fairfax, VA 22031
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Extremely Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Zach, Vienna, VA on 2/27/17

"Jam-packed Lesson"

- Kathleen, Woodbridge, VA on 1/2/17

"Very good tutor!!"

- Susan, Falls Church, VA on 10/31/16

"Calculus"

- Dawn, Alexandria, VA on 10/2/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Finite Math, Geometry, GMAT,
GRE,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics,
Praxis,
PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, CLAST,
COOP/HSPT,
GMAT,
GRE,
MCAT,
Praxis,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SOL,
SSAT
Business:
GMAT,
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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.

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 since I was 14 years old because the kids sitting next to me in high school would ask me how to do different problems. I have a degree in Engineering from UCLA and my math skills are what got me through it! Most importantly I can explain the material well and make it easier.

Calculus

I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA where I actually used Calculus regularly in my upper level classes. I tutor full-time and it is fair to say typically three hours a night are with Calculus students, sometimes I tutor AB, BC or other forms of Calculus five or more hours in a day solving a variety of problems.

CLAST

I am able to assist anyone with math-related questions to the College Level Academic Skills Test. I have an engineering degree from UCLA and well over 15 years of full-time teaching & tutoring experience. Thank you for you consideration.

COOP/HSPT

I am able to tutor the math portion of the COOP / HSPT exams. I have an engineering degree from UCLA and well over 15 years of full-time teaching & tutoring experience. Since these tests are for admissions to Catholic Schools, I thought I would also mention I am a practicing Catholic. Thanks for your consideration.

Differential Equations

I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and used Differential Equations in my engineering courses. I have also been actively working on problems and reading books on differential equations over the past few months and feel I understand them now better than I did in college.

Discrete Math

I have tutored this subject successfully in the past. In the past I was both a faculty high school mathematics instructor and a junior college instructor. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering and my math skills got me through it; that material is far tougher than discrete math, but more importantly I explain mathematics well.

GMAT

I can effectively instruct all the math-related aspects of the GMAT. I am a former high school math teacher with well over 10 years of full time teaching & tutoring experience. I can also assist with some chemistry and physics. I have a mechanical engineering degree from UCLA and am comfortable with all math through and including Calculus. I am certified with wyzant to teach Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, PreCalculus, Calculus, physics and chemistry, as well as a few other topics.

GRE

I can effectively tutor the math and logic related questions for the GRE - I am a former full time high school math teacher and have years of experience with these types of problems. I am a full time tutor, this is not a part time endeavor for me.

MCAT

I can effectively tutor the math and logic related questions for the MCAT - I am a former full time high school math teacher and have years of experience with these types of problems. I have an engineering degree from UCLA and have tutored all math through and including Calculus, plus physics and chemistry. I am a full time tutor, this is not a part time endeavor for me.

Physics

I teach a lot of physics and show students how to be successful even when they do not totally understand the concepts (sometimes that understanding takes time to sink in). Mostly I use mathematics to work towards the solutions to the problems and show the student how to also check units of measure as part of the answer.

Praxis

I would be able to help any student with the math portion of the Praxis examination. I am a former high school and community college teacher who tutors full-time. I have more experience solving problems than most teachers, but more importantly my explanations are easy to understand. Thanks for your consideration.

Precalculus

Precalculus is like the alphabet to me and I explain it very well. I tutor PreCalculus on a daily basis.

PSAT

I would be able to help any student with the math portion of the PSAT. I work with a lot higher level math most of the time, but explaining this sort of math is like the alphabet to me and I can make it that easy for my students.

SAT Math

I had a student improve her SAT math score by 140 points after five lessons with me; another went from a 620 to a 700 after four lessons with me.

SOL

I can assist any student with the Virginia SOL (Standards of Learning) tests in Algebra, Geometry and/or Chemistry and have extensive experience doing so. Thanks very much for your consideration.

SSAT

I could help any student with the math-related aspects of the SSAT. I am sure this level of math and types of questions would be fun for me, so I figure I could make it fun for the student as well. Thanks for your consideration.

Trigonometry

I am fluent in Trigonometry and have a variety of ways to show students how to check their work and understanding. I explain it well and pretty much know Trigonometry inside out.

University of California, Los Angeles
Engineering

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (Engineering)

Extremely Knowledgeable Tutor

Herbert has a very calm approach, is extremely knowledgeable, and has a tutoring style to match the student's needs. I look forward to working with him so that I learn the processes and formulas, but more importantly the concept behind each.

— Zach, Vienna, VA on 2/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $160.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

not available July or August

Travel policy

Herbert will travel within 15 miles of Fairfax, VA 22031.