One-to-One Tutoring Service
I have been doing private tutoring since the 1980's. I have a California teaching credential in math and chemistry and have tutored hundreds of students in those subjects over the past 30+ years. My Bachelor's degree was in chemistry from U C, Berkeley. I also have an MS in environmental studies from San Jose State. I taught full time at the high school and middle school level for 10 years in private schools in California and overseas. I was a sub teacher in the Palo Alto School District for many years up until the pandemic started. I prefer working with students in person, but can do lessons online on Zoom if needed. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Peninsula area, I can meet your student at your home or at a convenient library. I also have a home office where you can come to me if that is more convenient.
I have been tutoring for many years. I really enjoy the chance to work with students on an individual basis. With math and chemistry I believe students learn much more readily in an individual lesson rather than in a large classroom setting. When the student has the aha moment that they really understand how to do the problems, then you know you are really helping them learn.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
If the student is in school, I will discuss with his or her parents about what the student's needs are. Is there a need to go back and learn material that was missed earlier, or does the student just need to understand what he or she is working on right now. I typically use the student's homework assignments to teach the concepts and problem solving skills needed to succeed on tests that will be coming up.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My bachelor's degree was in chemistry from the University of CA, Berkeley with a minor in math. My teacher education courses were at the CA Polytechnic University at Pomona. My MS degree was in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University. My CA clear teaching credential is in math and chemistry.