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William A.
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## Could not have asked for a better tutor!

Stacie, 9 lessons with WilliamI am so fortunate that I had Bill as my tutor. It is only with his help that I made it through my pre calculus class maintaining a decent grade average as well as my sanity. He is so patient, which is imperative when trying to make someone understand things that are completely out of their comfort zone. If I didn't understand his explanation for a problem/concept, then he'd try it from different angles until I did. His demeanor and approach helped me to relax and not view every aspect of...

Welcome!

I have taught chemistry for several years part-time at a community college while working full time as a chemist. I have experience teaching high school sciences and maths as well as college level inorganic and organic chemistry.

I have a Masters Degree in Chemistry from the University of Washington, Seattle, and have been employed as a chemist and educator for over twenty years. I thoroughly enjoy teaching, and tutored all through my college years. My goal as an instructor is...

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Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Chemistry,
#### Chemistry

Welcome! My name is Bill, and I have been working as a chemist for several years. I have also been teaching chemistry part-time at Tacoma Community College. I have degrees from Santa Clara University and the University of Washington in Chemistry - majoring in Organic Chemistry.
I enjoy the field of chemistry as well as teaching; and have been tutoring for a some time. While the vagaries of chemistry can be vexing, I find that once the basic patterns of chemical behavior have been acquired, it is more comprehensible. I strive to assist students in understanding the 'big picture' as well as the specifics of the material at hand. With sufficient 'vocabulary', the individual topics blend into a mosaic that makes sense, is informative, and useful in many fields such as nursing, bioengineering, biology and other related fields. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your efforts to understand and appreciate this challenging field.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary.
Geometry requires practice and insight. I strive to address practical applications while providing rote practice so that skills are strengthened due to familiarity as well as a strong background/appreciation for the material. I also focus on test-taking skills: how best to work and present an answer as well as the best methods of 'relaxing' during a test. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
Pre-algebra covers the core basics of mathematics. Gaining facility at understanding how math 'works' is the goal. Once proficient, the concepts of algebra are introduced, with several examples and an effort to understand the vocabulary as well as processes involved. As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary.
For SAT practice my focus is on test taking skills, time management, and lots of practical applications: sample test-taking, detailing the nature of the types of questions asked and how best to answer them as well as the best methods of 'relaxing' during a test. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary.
Geometry requires practice and insight. I strive to address practical applications while providing rote practice so that skills are strengthened due to familiarity as well as a strong background/appreciation for the material. I also focus on test-taking skills: how best to work and present an answer as well as the best methods of 'relaxing' during a test. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
Pre-algebra covers the core basics of mathematics. Gaining facility at understanding how math 'works' is the goal. Once proficient, the concepts of algebra are introduced, with several examples and an effort to understand the vocabulary as well as processes involved. As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary.
For SAT practice my focus is on test taking skills, time management, and lots of practical applications: sample test-taking, detailing the nature of the types of questions asked and how best to answer them as well as the best methods of 'relaxing' during a test. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Chemistry,
#### Chemistry

Welcome! My name is Bill, and I have been working as a chemist for several years. I have also been teaching chemistry part-time at Tacoma Community College. I have degrees from Santa Clara University and the University of Washington in Chemistry - majoring in Organic Chemistry.
I enjoy the field of chemistry as well as teaching; and have been tutoring for a some time. While the vagaries of chemistry can be vexing, I find that once the basic patterns of chemical behavior have been acquired, it is more comprehensible. I strive to assist students in understanding the 'big picture' as well as the specifics of the material at hand. With sufficient 'vocabulary', the individual topics blend into a mosaic that makes sense, is informative, and useful in many fields such as nursing, bioengineering, biology and other related fields. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your efforts to understand and appreciate this challenging field.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary.
Geometry requires practice and insight. I strive to address practical applications while providing rote practice so that skills are strengthened due to familiarity as well as a strong background/appreciation for the material. I also focus on test-taking skills: how best to work and present an answer as well as the best methods of 'relaxing' during a test. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
Pre-algebra covers the core basics of mathematics. Gaining facility at understanding how math 'works' is the goal. Once proficient, the concepts of algebra are introduced, with several examples and an effort to understand the vocabulary as well as processes involved. As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Precalculus
#### Precalculus

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Chemistry,
#### Chemistry

Welcome! My name is Bill, and I have been working as a chemist for several years. I have also been teaching chemistry part-time at Tacoma Community College. I have degrees from Santa Clara University and the University of Washington in Chemistry - majoring in Organic Chemistry.
I enjoy the field of chemistry as well as teaching; and have been tutoring for a some time. While the vagaries of chemistry can be vexing, I find that once the basic patterns of chemical behavior have been acquired, it is more comprehensible. I strive to assist students in understanding the 'big picture' as well as the specifics of the material at hand. With sufficient 'vocabulary', the individual topics blend into a mosaic that makes sense, is informative, and useful in many fields such as nursing, bioengineering, biology and other related fields. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your efforts to understand and appreciate this challenging field.

Organic Chemistry
#### Organic Chemistry

Welcome! My name is Bill, and I have been working as a chemist for several years. I have also been teaching chemistry part-time at Tacoma Community College. I have degrees from Santa Clara University and the University of Washington in Chemistry - majoring in Organic Chemistry. I enjoy the field of organic chemistry as well as teaching; and have been tutoring for a some time. While the vagaries of organic chemistry can be vexing, I find that once the basic patterns of chemical behavior have been acquired, it is more comprehensible. I strive to assist students in understanding the 'big picture' as well as the specifics of the material at hand. Organic chemistry proves more challenging for most due to the fact that you are, in essence, learning a new language. However, with sufficient 'vocabulary', the individual topics blend into a mosaic that makes sense, is informative, and useful in many fields such as nursing, bioengineering, biology and other related fields. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your efforts to understand and appreciate this challenging field.

SAT Math
#### SAT Math

I have worked as a laboratory chemist and as an instructor at Tacoma Community College for several years. I have also taught high school level sciences and mathematics. I have tutored or taught for the past thirty years. This has provided me with an extensive background for general mathematics.
As an instructor, I strive to provide background information and context to my students so that they not only are able to do the work, but have an understanding of the material as well. I like to provide practice material as well so that students may review the subject by rote as necessary.
For SAT practice my focus is on test taking skills, time management, and lots of practical applications: sample test-taking, detailing the nature of the types of questions asked and how best to answer them as well as the best methods of 'relaxing' during a test. I approach the material in a patient, non-threatening manner, and try to accommodate the student's needs and time-table to the best of my ability. It is my goal to make math an interesting, if not enjoyable subject. I am detail oriented, and very focused on ensuring that whomever I am working with has a comprehensive, worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

## So thankful for Bill!

My son Lucas has been working with Bill for a couple of months now, and we have seen a huge improvement in his math skills and his confidence! From the very start, Bill was very easy to talk to, patient, friendly, and just so helpful! Lucas went from dreading anything math related, and now actually looking forward to his weekly lessons with Bill. We feel extremely lucky that we found such an awesome tutor. Thank you, Bill!

Meredith, 35 lessons with William

## Great Tutor

Bill is a fantastic tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable in organic chemisty and can also help and answer questions in related fields such as biology. He takes the time to answer all my questions and is very patient when I don't understand something. He has a great sense of humor and makes his sessions not only informative by entertaining!

Dan, 24 lessons with William

## Extremely knowledgeable and helpful

William helped me tackle all the problems I was having in chemistry before my quiz. He was very patient, and offers different examples if you’re having trouble understanding a problem. I’m ever so grateful. I will definitely be requesting future sessions.

Aracelis, 6 lessons with William

## Very helpful. Goes above and beyond!

William was very willing to help my daughter in Organic Chemistry. We will definitely be using him again. She felt very comfortable with him and is looking forward to another session soon.

Anita, 47 lessons with William

## Patient and Knowledgeable!

William was very knowledgeable while helping me with Chemistry 121. Not only was he knowledgeable but he was very patient with me and had no problem repeating things until they were understandable to me. Highly recommend!

Heather, 1 lesson with William

## Knowledgeable and the best chemistry teacher out there

He really engages with the student. He is really knowledgeable with chemistry and nice. He is really patient with students and explains concepts really well. He knows a lot about it chemistry and I really recommend him as a tutor.

Rubina, 17 lessons with William

## Knowledgeable tutor

Great tutor. Makes his student understand the material and is efficient in his teaching style.

Vik, 2 lessons with William

## Very knowledgeable and great tutor.

William is very knowledgeable. He taught my daughter the concepts of chemistry in depth. He is very good in teaching chemistry. Truly appreciate his knowledge and teaching all the concepts very clearly and in depth.

Anuradha, 127 lessons with William

## Not only exceptionally knowledgeable, compassionate and works great with youth!!

Bill is making math bearable for our son, who truly does not like Math. Bill has a way of connecting with today's youth that makes learning easier and more successful. Looking forward to what the coming months will bring.

Tina, 6 lessons with William