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EducationUNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA,
MS in the Electrical Engineering - graduated,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE,
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Extension) - completed,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE,
MS in Materials Science and Engineering - graduated,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY,
BA in Physics and Applied Math - graduated,
ExperienceMy approach in tutoring my students is to help my students learn the material with the highest grade and test score possible and eventually find a job after they graduate from college. I want to solve every problem for my student in a way so that they can have an idea publishing a patent or research paper for the company or future Ph.D. work at a university. Companies like Samsung, LG, Intel, Apple or Google want their employees to make a product and make money for the company. Without any product development and application from problem solving techniques in math, physics, chemistry, and electrical engineering, it is not possible for any student graduating from college to survive in a company like Samsung, LG, Intel, Google or Apple.
I can tutor anyone from Tustin, Costa Mesa, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Buena Park, Mission Viejo, Westminster, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Lake Forest, Orange or Irvine. We can meet at the UC Irvine library where it is safe for the student and tutor. If not, we can meet at a cafe in your area for a higher tutoring fee. If we meet at UC Irvine, I will charge around $100 an hour. The second hour for the given week will be $90.
The academic workload at Berkeley undergraduate level is extremely hard. Even though UC Irvine is a lot easier to get accepted into their school, the competition to get into UC Irvine is extremely fierce. It is important that your child goes to a good school like Berkeley, UCSD, USC, UC Irvine or UCLA. Stanford may be a lot better if you get a full scholarship. If you get accepted to Stanford without any scholarship, you can easily get a scholarship at Berkeley where it is a lot cheaper for your child.
It is very doable to pay off your home mortgage after working 10 years as an engineer. I somehow managed to pay off our two bedroom home in Lake Forest, CA built after 1990. I do consult parents and students ways on how to save money and time.
Anyway, the way I start my tutoring session... I ask a question... "What is the definition of mathematics?" Is it to make life miserable? According to Professor Beresford Parlett at Berkeley, who also has had a Ph.D. in mathematics at Stanford, he has defined math as "Math is an art to avoid computation." Math is NOT theorized or written so that we compute more numbers. The secret of mathematics is to reduce many redundant steps to get the answer right! If you find yourself doing a lot of computation while you are doing your SAT math, then most likely, you are doing your math wrong.
Also, about teaching chemistry or physics...
We should not blindly see the math and completely miss the physics or chemistry. For example, if you know an acid etched a glass window, you really do not need to calculate the ph to determine whether it is a strong acid. You know it is a strong acid when the glass window is etched. It is not possible a weak acid can etch a glass window. Doing the math is a little superfluous. You should see the chemistry that it is a strong acid.
High School English writing
Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
High School Chemistry
AP Chemistry --> 5
AP Calculus B --> 5
AP US History --> 4
Chemistry SAT II - 750
Math Level II SAT - 800
US History SAT - 650
Linear Algebra upper division at Berkeley --> A-
Math 1B - Calculus at Berkeley --> A
Physics 105 - Classical Mechanics at Berkeley --> A-
Physics 137A - Quantum Mechanics at Berkeley --> A
C Programming at Physics department at UCI --> A
Device Physics at Electrical Engineering department at USC --> A
EE504 - Semiconductor Materials Processing course at USC --> A-
MatSci 514A - PECVD Semiconductor Materials Processing course at USC --> A-
Have references upon request through e-mail. I do love kids. Currently married! I can give free quick consultations on Skype or on the phone if you can catch me! Please write me an e-mail and I will give you my contact information.
Intermediate command in Korean.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY AT CPC (Computer & Math Instructor and Computer Repair Technician) 6/2003-8/2003
I have taught my students in algebra I, geometry, and computer technology course in a class size of an about 10 students for 30 hours per week. Computer technology course covers html, Microsoft Office, computer repair, installing anti-virus protection, installing and using Windows, and internet. Taught students ages from 10 to 13 to layout PowerPoint documents on cross section of a MOS transistor, top-view layout of inverter, and circuit layout of a NOR gate, NAND gate, and transmission gate. Also taught students under the age of 5 how to type before they can read or write in English.
Continued Computer Instructor and Repair Technician from previous job from 6/03-8/03.
FREELANCE TUTOR IN MATH AND PHYSICS 5/94-12/2003
I have been tutoring math and physics for a total of 180 hours. I tutor subjects mostly in college calculus without any difficulty. I did teach high school algebra II, physics, and electrical engineering.
"He has also worked at our Christian Academy at Cerritos Presbyterian Church at Artesia, California twice as a summer camp instructor. I established that Academy and operated as Director of the school. In the Christian Academy, Joseph was one of the best teachers I ever had. He was very faithful and trustworthy teacher. Once he got the responsibility, he never gave up to accomplish it even in the very frustrated situation." - my boss at the Christian Academy at Cerritos Presbyterian Church at Artesia
Hobbies1. Honorable mention in Knoxville Youth Symphony Dogwood Arts Festival double violin concerto contest
2. 1st place in the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra double violin concerto contest
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