- Teaches students:
- Ages 12+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hi my name is Craig and I love math. I graduated with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara, where I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences. Education is important to me as I feel it is the foundation for a successful life. I like to volunteer for my community, so teaching greatly appeals to me because it is rewarding and satisfying to see students progress through a difficult class or problem and be happy with their results. I love critical thinking, problem solving and how we apply it to real life situations. When I tutor math, I like to figure out the strengths and weaknesses of my students, and find the approach that engages and benefits them the most. I do my best to explain things as clearly as possible using a method that clicks with them, and patiently and thoroughly work out problems step by step until they can complete them on their own.
I have experience working with college students with special needs, and high school students. During these sessions I would work with individual and small groups of students for hours at a time explaining and working out problems. The main subjects I teach are Geometry, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. I am flexible in my approach to teaching so I can satisfy the needs of my students, and I often spend a little time above the hour to make sure we end on a satisfying note. In addition, I was a Co-leader for a transfer student college course where I led my own individual section and organized and conducted a group lecture for over 200 students. In this setting I worked on creating a fun and intriguing learning environment to help transfer students get acclimated.
I care about my students and I wish to help them achieve their academic goals. My schedule is flexible, I respond quickly, and I provide regular updates to parents on how students are progressing. You can contact me at anytime with suggestions or to schedule an appointment.