My name is Jake Deschamps. I have an MS in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. I have been tutoring in the Tri-Valley and surrounding area for six years, and I pride myself on being able to explain complex mathematical concepts in several different ways, ultimately finding one that resonates with the student. I have had success working with students across the board: from those tackling college Calculus to those trying to pass their last required math class.
I love being present when a student is finally able to crack a difficult problem, or grasp a tough concept. Steering the student toward that moment of understanding is an excellent experience. I also never shy away from the eternal question of, "How is this useful?" If the student is curious about where a formula comes from or where it is applied in the real world, I never hesitate to explain.
I really like how Jake explains everything very thoroughly and goes back I’ve things if I don’t get it. He is also very good when it comes to finding the best method to solving problems which helps me a lot.
Jake has helped my son so much in geometry and Algebra 2. He is very kind and makes scheduling sessions easy.
He was able to explain certain math topics in several ways. He didn’t just teach me how do solve certain things, but what they mean and why it matters.
Jake is a very bright and personable young man. He communicates clearly and has helped my student in a short amount of time.
I assess their primary areas for improvement while covering their first assignment. I also make sure that they have the appropriate tools. A suitable calculator, quality geometry supplies (if needed), and of course, the right paper, pencils, and erasers can make a big difference!
I have a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, six years of experience working at an after school center, and around the same amount of time teaching students privately.
I started working at an after school center in 2016. I enjoyed the work and began taking private clients.
I have taught kindergarteners basic counting, college students the essentials of calculus, and most subjects in-between.
One student is having success reducing her anxiety toward math. Her mother recently informed me that the student earnestly said she felt she was understanding the material.
Avoid waiting until you feel like you are far behind. It is substantially less stressful to overcome a small deficit than a large one.
How is your understanding of the preceeding material? Do you know which day of the week your teacher typically has exams on (if enrolled in a course)? Do you have access to a syllabus or example exams? Would you prefer to use our time reviewing the concepts you are currently covering in class, or getting a head start on the next subject?