Southbay Math Tutor

Southbay Math Tutor

5.0 (1)
12 years in business

About this tutor

I've had extensive experience working with students, parents and professors of all ages. I coach math classes at a local community college where I lead sessions for students that struggle with math. I've also worked with all types of students with learning disabilites as well as Deaf and hard of hearing students. 

Here is my youtube channel where you can see some of my work: www.southbaymathtutor.com

Watching students succeed after they have initially struggled with a problem. I like to watch them overcome their challenges and realize that they have it in themselves to succeed.

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Credentials

Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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1 Review

5.0

  • Robin

    John has been tutoring my daughter in math for over a year now. I have recommended him to several of my friends and they are very happy. He has a patient easy manner about him that makes him an ideal math tutor!



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to get a feel for what their needs are to see if we would be a good fit. Then we look at preferences as to when to meet and where and discuss payment.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have coached math classes at El Camino College for over ten years. i also have degrees in American Sign Language Interpreting, Spanish and Speech Communication.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I can vary from client but I generally charge $40 an hour for my services.


How did you get started teaching?

I've done this all my life. I trained new employees when I worked in corporate America and I taught martial arts some years back as well. It's just always been something that seems to be a good fit for me. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with all types of students ranging from kids as young as 5 years old to adults. Many of the students I work with are in high school and college and and many have learning disabilities.  I'm fairly fluent in American Sign Language and I have worked with a number of Deaf and hard of hearing students through the years. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love volunteering to teach the free American Sign Language Class that I teach in Lomita. You can learn about it here on www.southbayaslchat.com


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Before you hire a tutor ask yourself if you have really put in the time and effort it takes to be successful in your class. Do you really need a tutor? A tutor can help guide you in the right direction, but if you aren't putting effort to succeed in your class, then a tutor can be a waste of time and money.  Are you setting aside time on a regular basis to succeed in your class? I'd also suggest that whenever possible read sections in whatever class materials you have ahead of time, before your teacher lectures you. In that way it can be easier to understand what you are trying to learn. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How serious am I about succeeding?

Am I putting in a sufficient amount of time into this class?

Am I making an honest attempt at word that is assigned in class?

After I find a good tutor am I going to continue to work hard in my class? (Many people think that a tutor replaces study time, but it really doesn't)


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