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Mr. Jim S.

specializes in Caltech alumnus - SAT/ACT, College Apps, Math/Physics, French/Mandarin · male

"I am a Caltech Alumnus tutoring in SAT/ACT test prep, mathematics, physics, ESL, foreign languages and English composition. I have vast experience tutoring in calculus, pre-calculus, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, AP Physics, French, and Mandarin Chinese. Exam prep emergencies are my specialty! I also give expert one-on-one assistance and guidance with your college applications, as well as brainstorming more...

"I am a Caltech Alumnus tutoring in SAT/ACT test prep, mathematics, physics, ESL, foreign languages and English composition. I have vast experience tutoring in calculus, pre-calculus, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, AP Physics, French, and Mandarin Chinese. Exam prep emergencies are my specialty! I also give expert one-on-one assistance and guidance with your college applications, as well as brainstorming and proofreading your college app Personal Statement essays.

A little about me: I majored in Applied Physics at Caltech. Without any format test prep training at the time, my SAT scores were 740 in English, 760 in math. My SAT Math Level 2 and Physics subject test scores were both 800. Having lived and studied in France, Austria and Taiwan, I am fluent in French, German and Mandarin Chinese languages with an excellent accent in each, and can tutor in foreign language conversational skills including pronunciation. I also tutor foreign students in English/ESL. My students mostly live in Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks areas.

In teaching mathematics, I am especially perceptive at determining where a student has a gap in understanding or a misunderstanding of mathematical concepts or techniques. Once I have grasped where the shortfall is, I find a way to explain it in very clear terms, enabling my students to make rapid progress in their understanding and in their capability to work homework problems and take exams.

When teaching physics, I help a student understand the concepts and also how to attack a problem based on its content, how to know which formula is best applicable, and how to mathematically solve the resulting equation.

When helping you to edit your writing, my best skills are to help you brainstorm on what to write about and how to support your arguments, and to advise on word choices that express your thoughts with precision, beauty and impact, as well as ways to condense your writing to give it more punch. I'm also very effective at proofreading grammar, spelling and punctuation, and t" less...

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fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 15 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Jim S. is a certified tutor

California Institute of Technology, Applied Physics

Simi Valley, CA 93065

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - American History - Calculus - Vocabulary - Grammar - Microsoft Excel - European History - French - General Computer - Geometry - Microsoft Word - Physics - Microsoft PowerPoint - Prealgebra - Precalculus - Trigonometry - Writing - English - Government & Politics - SAT Math - GRE - Proofreading - Physical Science - ASVAB - PSAT - ACT Math - ACT Science - Study Skills - Chinese - ESL/ESOL - Differential Equations - Business - Career Development - College Counseling - ADHD - Dyslexia - Marketing - Microsoft Windows - TEAS