I have 7 years of tutoring experience with students ages 11-40, and currently tutor chemistry, biology, physics, math, statistics, calculus, SAT/ACT test prep, and essay-writing. I have worked with students from diverse backgrounds, including students with learning differences/disabilities, ADHD, and processing disorders. I strive to tailor my approach to each student's unique needs. Students enjoy working with me because I am understanding and sensitive to the various hardships and barriers issues that high schoolers experience. I am an effective communicator and listener, and students are comfortable asking me for clarification or telling me when something doesn't make sense. I also frequently help students with study and organizational skills when requested, to help them be more effective learners in the future. I earned my Bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in Molecular & Cellular Biology (Emphasis: Biochemistry) and Integrative Biology.
Students have tremendous potential but often feel lost in class because of the "one-size-fits-all" approach inherent in our school system. The most rewarding aspect of my work is getting to know students, ascertaining their unique needs and learning styles, and then applying this to help them "unlock" their potential. Seeing that "Aha" moment when the concept finally "clicks" is the best part of my job.
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I started tutoring at early on in the second semester of my senior year for calculus and physics. From the get go I felt myself really learning when working with Vivek. His approach of explaining a concept and then incorporating what he taught into practice improved my understanding immensely. His schedule made it easy for me to receive assistance through out the weak after school at times that worked for me. In addition, his assistance in preparing for my AP Calculus has AP Biology exam gave me the practice and confidence I needed to feel prepared. I highly recommend him for tutoring especially for those struggling in the stem field and for those who may have busier schedules.
I would definitely recommend Vivek as a tutor. He was always supportive and never allowed me to get discouraged, and he helped me drastically improve both my math and science scores on the ACT. he helped me learn trigonometry the most, and my math scores improved from 23’s and 24’s to a 27 when I took the test.
JJ is an awesome tutor!!! I got an A in AP Chem with his help. We met weekly and I learned more in our meetings than I did in school. It really helped me stay ahead of the class. There are no chemistry questions I could ask that he didn’t know the answer to, and I asked a lot of questions! He’s also a really cool person and fun to talk with. He’s super understanding. Thanks JJ!!!
Vivek (JJ) is a really helpful tutor. His lessons are both engaging and effective. My test scores improved almost immediately with his lessons and I began to grasp new concepts before my classmates. I highly reccomend him as a tutor - Ryan
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