I am a math tutor with teaching awards and a PhD in math from UCLA.
About: My biggest strength as a tutor - other than knowing the subjects I tutor - is my ability to adapt to and match the way you learn. A close second is my ability to take abstract concepts and make them more understandable. I avoid doing tricks because not only they usually take as much effort to memorize, but also they hinder one's ability to build their knowledge further. Simply put, I prefer to teach you how to find answers yourself, rather than constantly 'feeding' you the answers directly. It goes without saying that I teach solid theory, techniques and study skills in a very simple and educational manner.
Methods: Instead of just repeating what your teacher has already done in class, I am often able to provide another way of looking at the things that are giving you trouble. Having taught in multiple classrooms myself, I can help you understand why your professor is teaching a given topic, how it fits into the "big picture", and what to watch out for in the future.
Subjects: My areas of expertise include but they are not limited to: calculus, analysis, algebra, logic, number theory, combinatorics, geometry, trigonometry, stats, probability, discrete math and others. I am also willing to help you with test prep for GREs/SATs etc.
Style: I consider myself being on top of my field at what I do and I adapt to meet your needs. I draw upon the recent advances in education and psychology to help you perceive and retain what you are learning more effectively. As we start working together, I will ask you to show me how to do a problem you are working on or to explain a few terms. That gives me the information I need to assess your situation. I'm pretty good at sensing where students' problems are. At the end of the session and periodically thereafter, I will give you an idea of how things stand and where to go next.
Rates: I offer a variety of plans and special rates to fit your budget needs. Group rates and special discounts for long term commitments are also available. Feel free to contact me to discuss your situation specifically.
Contact: If you are serious about tutoring and you find the above appealing, then I would encourage you to text me or - even better - call me, so we can discuss your situation more.