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$20 per hour for elementary school math

$30 per hour for Algebra I, II or Trig.

$50 per hour for pre-calculus and calculus

$65 per hour for linear algebra

$75 per hour for chemistry, physics, and electrical engineering

My 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.

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.

Former Students:

Stanford University - two students accepted

UC Berkeley - one student with B+ in calculus

UC San Diego - two students accepted

UC Santa Cruz - one student accepted for marine biology (student had no background in math or science)

UC Santa Barbara - one student accepted

University of Southern California - one student with partial full ride

Subjects:

Applied Math

Computer Repair

High School English writing

Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook

Physics

C programming

Electrical Engineering

AutoCAD

High School Chemistry

IT Consultant

Materials Science

Career Consultant

Calculus

Linear Algebra

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Precalculus

Arduino Experiment Presentation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8oE6Fm7rtI&list=PLli-kbKNtzJNSx6CWWOun8nDhsjYQIl6h

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.

RESUME

EDUCATION:

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

MS in the Electrical Engineering

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE

MS in Materials Science and Engineering

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY

BA in Physics and Applied Math

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

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.

6/2004-8/2004

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

HOBBIES:

1. 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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