Location: Arcadia CA USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: Test Preparation, Science, Math
Subjects: Trigonometry, Middle School Math, Geometry, Calculus, Business Math, Basic Math, Algebra, Statistics, Physics, Logic, Chemistry, SAT

James W. of Arcadia CA USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: James W.
Gender: Male   Age: 26-30
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

I've been a full time tutor since I graduated with a degree in pure mathematics from UCLA in 2008. From 2004 to 2008, I worked at a high powered after school program where I taught high schoolers discrete math and computer science.

As far as my teaching style goes, I like to foster a deep understanding of concepts as opposed to a cursory ability to follow a number of steps. So I encourage critical thinking, sanity checks (does my answer make sense), tricks, mental short-cuts, and accuracy. The main problem that math students have is gaps in understanding. To counter that, I do my best to isolate those gaps and ensure the prerequisites are understood before moving forward. I also like to give challenging problems that push students to really think as opposed to questions that can be solved by rote memorization.

I have a love for math which comes across in my tutoring style as well as a patience that only comes from years of experience. I hope that you will consider me as your tutor either locally (San Gabriel Valley) or online via Skype. All ages are welcome.

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: High School, College
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $30.00 to $35.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: 6-10 years
Students Tutored: More than 50
Special/Focus Groups:
Educational Level: Bachelors
Major: Math
School: UCLA
Teacher Certification: No