Practical, Experienced Math, English, Science, and Test Prep Tutor
Practical, Experienced Math, English, Science, and Test Prep Tutor
I have been teaching and tutoring since 2009. My primary focus as a tutor is to understand the students' knowledge and interest in the subject, and fill in the gaps with fundamental concepts related to the subject matter. Mathematics and Science are subjects that build, from one area of study to the next. Without a strong foundation, students will often struggle with advanced concepts. My goal as a teacher and tutor is to strengthen the students' foundational knowledge, and provide relatable...
I have been teaching and tutoring since 2009. My primary focus as a tutor is to understand the students' knowledge and interest in the subject, and fill in the gaps with fundamental concepts related to the subject matter. Mathematics and Science are subjects that build, from one area of study to the next. Without a strong foundation, students will often struggle with advanced concepts. My goal as a teacher and tutor is to strengthen the students' foundational knowledge, and provide relatable examples and practice to ensure the student is able to recall and apply that fundamental knowledge. I utilize examples from nature, finance, and physics to teach many mathematical concepts, which I have found to be effective because they are relatable, accessible, and apply to everyday life.
In my approach, I begin with a preliminary assessment of the students' knowledge and struggles, to determine what their current understanding is and what gaps exist. This usually occurs during an initial discussion of current course lessons and assignments. Secondly, I work with the student to connect the coded concepts and formulas to the verbal and graphical representations. Throughout the process, the student is the center and focus in learning. I am able to adapt my approach to suit their needs and interests, in order to concentrate more on the desired student and course outcomes. Finally, I encourage and work with students to create learning goals, to ensure that their achievements are measurable, and realistic. As a tutor and instructor, I strive to be professional, patient, reliable, as well as challenging, and I have both the knowledge and experience to help students achieve at a level of personal excellence.
Bakar has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Bakar is EXCELLENT - hire him!
I was so impressed with Bakar, and he helped my son make huge gains for the SAT math section. He is kind, extremely intelligent, and helps communicate concepts in a clear way. I highly recommend him, and would love to use his tutoring skills in the future for other topics, as well. It's obvious that he cares about students and helping them succeed, and we are grateful we found him. My son is feeling much more confident about the upcoming SAT. Thank you, Bakar!Sarahbeth, 1 lesson with BakarTutor responded:
Thank you for your endorsement, and for inviting me to work with your son! He kept a positive attitude each day we work and definitely did his part to earn those improvements. It was an outstanding experience.
Very patient and kind tutor
Bakar B. did a phenomenal job working with me to establish what exactly my problem was with math. I wasn't sure where to begin but he was able to setup tasks that allowed us to reach a conclusion on what exactly I was struggling with. From there he worked with me diligently and made sure to ask if I fully understood what he was teaching me and I did. Unlike teachers at a college or high school, Bakar focuses on the minor details and moves at your own pace no matter how slow or fast that may be. If your hesitant about getting a tutor then Bakar is great as your first one. After he introduced himself we quickly jumped into it with solving some math questions and from there we were already breaking down the problems I had in the past with math. Additionally if you are looking to get tutoring your second, third, or fourth time, regardless of where you are at mathematically he is able to keep up and always offer you information you, yourself do not know. Overall, Bakar B. is a great tutor who offers fantastic help on mathematics. I hope to get tutoring again from him soon.Brandon, 1 lesson with Bakar
Great communicator, professional, responsive!
Bakar tutored my daughter in statistics (she’s taking AP Statistics in high school). She is a teenager and doesn’t say too much, but I gather that the session went well. As her mother who arranged for the session, my dealings with Bakar have been terrific. He’s polite, responsive, professional. We appreciate him very much.Amanda, 1 lesson with Bakar
Bakar B. has been wonderful, he is a tutor that builds confidence with his students. Bakar is always on time and comes with a positive attitude. My daughter is feeling more confident in getting prepared for her SAT and Bakar has built a trust between tutor and student in a short period of time. We are very happy with our experience tutoring our daughter!Enza, 11 lessons with Bakar
Brilliant and effective tutor
Bakar was able to connect with my frustrated 8th grader and help him with his pre algebra/geometry assignments from the start! He jumped right in to guide when needed but also give a gentle push and encourage what my son already knew. These are all vital factors to success and also traits of an effective teacher. He paid attention to my son’s thought processes when he answered questions which allowed Bakar to establish what his needs were and where explaining was needed. Bakar dropped nuggets of inspiration throughout the lesson that enabled him to connect and actually keep the attention of a 13 year old. He gave tips to help translate the information in the classroom. You can tell he is used to providing differential teaching geared toward the student. It was a productive first session and my unamused preteen son rated him a 50 out of 10!Brandi, 2 lessons with Bakar
Knowledgeable & patient tutor
It’s taken me a bit to find a great tutor for my stats course. Bakar exceeded my expectations! He explained the problems, walked me through the solutions, and ensured I had an understanding. Bakar was patient and accommodating. I highly recommend working with him.Lorraine, 1 lesson with Bakar
Intelligent and patient tutor
Bakar knows his stuff. Anything math related, and he’s got you covered. I have been working with him for SAT review and have already seen great improvements in my math knowledge. Overall a great tutorWill, 1 lesson with Bakar
Fun and patient tutor
Bakar has a great style that is working well with my 7th grader, who is very creative and also interested in exploring math and science. He puts my kid in the driver's seat, and pushes him to challenge himself while scaffolding along the way so he feels successful in trying out new problems.Emmy, 88 lessons with Bakar
Foundations of Engineering
Baker is very knowledgeable and patient and knows how to teach without being intimidating. He does not have to stop and look issues up, very familiar with the subject.Carolyn, 5 lessons with Bakar
Knowledgeable, patient and accomodating
My son (sophomore)is having difficulty with his online class on math lessons, so I decided to look for help and find him a tutor. It is my first time to use the app as well and I did read all the profile . Bakar's profile is so impressive! I reached out to Bakar and he respond timely( same day I reached out, is also the same day my son had the session!) My son had a productive session and the best part my son likes him. My son's input about Bakar's teaching strategy is outstanding. So, if you need help or your child needs help,Bakar is the best person to help.Perlas, 6 lessons with Bakar
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