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Fall is Underway

The equinox is a few weeks behind us, the air is noticeably cooler in the mornings and evenings, and we look forward to the first rains of the season in the next few weeks. The Fall 2017 semester is well underway and many students are about to receive midterm grades.

If you or a loved one are looking to improve understanding and ability in a Math or Physics class, don't hesitate to contact me; having a once-a-week lesson starting now is far more effective and less stressful than trying to cram in multiple review hours at the end of the semester. While some of my weekday afternoon/evenings are fully booked, I still have a few after-school times available. For those with more flexible schedules, I am also available many days before 3pm.

Please accept my warmest wishes during the change of seasons, and I look forward to hearing from you if have any questions. Simply follow the "Contact" link above.

2017 is Underway

Happy New Year 2017 to everyone. Now that we have taken a day off to honor Martin Luther King, all of the school districts and colleges are back from their winter breaks. For most students, this is also the beginning of a new semester, whereas for others, final exams loom and the fresh start of a new semester is still over a week away.

Whether you are a parent of or a student in middle school, high school, or college, now is a good time to get some expert help, whether it be for catch-up, reinforcement, or mastery, while I have some availability and before you or your student get too far behind. A weekly lesson can go so far to improve students' skiils, understanding, and confidence in a challenging Math or Physics course.

Fall is Here

Fall has officially begun. It's almost undeniably the most beautiful time of year for the Bay Area, and it's a time that I associate with the end of the baseball season, Halloween, and looking forward to the possibility of skiing in the mountains and camping in the desert in the coming months.

For students and parents, it means that courses are in full swing and midterm grades are around the corner. I still have a couple of openings for new students in the after-school "prime time" hours. For college students or others with a more flexible schedule, I have a bit more flexibility in the late mornings and early afternoons. Regardless, now is the best time to schedule a lesson with me, while I still have availability and before students get too far behind!

Summer Travels

I am currently on break for the summer and will begin meeting with students again in September after Labor Day. Feel free to get in touch with me now to schedule lessons for September and beyond. Please excuse me if it takes some time for me to respond in the meantime - I will be checking email on my phone and will sometimes be without service.

Spring is in Sight

As February draws to a close, I am finally beginning to notice the days getting longer. For some students, sports seasons have just changed over, resulting in a bit of schedule shuffling for me. Although my schedule is extremely packed, I can usually find the time to fit in one or two new students, depending on the flexibility of the students' schedules. If you or your child are finding a Mathematics or Physics course challenging, I encourage you to get in touch with me now, before the challenges turn into struggles, and while I can still accommodate new students. Simply click "Contact" on the toolbar above to fill out a web form or to email me directly.

Entering the Holiday Season

Our clocks are back to where midnight is truly the middle of the night and noon is actually high noon, sports seasons have changed over for many students, and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. After Thanksgiving, many students have but a few short weeks until finals, while many others look forward to the respite of Winter Break before returning to school for finals in January.

I am running at full steam but there are still a couple of openings into which I could squeeze a new or returning student. If you or your child needs help reviewing for finals, I encourage you to contact me now while I still have some availability and so that we can get started as soon as possible. Reviewing in a relaxed fashion will always be more effective than last-minute cramming!

I will not be meeting with students during the week of Thanksgiving. My warmest thoughts are with you and your family during the holiday season and beyond.

Looking forward to 2015-2016

As Labor Day approaches, so does the first day of classes for local middle and high schools as well as colleges and universities. If you or a loved one may want or need lessons in math or physics this school year, I urge you to get in touch with me as soon as possible. Having reinforcement and enrichment from the beginning is always preferable to playing catch-up later in the year. Also, my schedule fills up rapidly once the school year begins. To secure lessons at a time that works for you, send me an email or fill out a webform by following the contact link above.

Preparing for Final Exams and Thinking About Next Year

The 2014-2015 school year is drawing to a close as I write this post. As some of my students finish their courses earlier than others, I have one or two openings in my weekly schedule that are available now through the end of the school year. If you or your child need help preparing for final exams, I encourage you to get in touch with me to schedule lessons as soon as possible - a few lessons spread out over a week or more are much more effective than last-minute cramming! I can also help prepare for the June SAT or any other standardized test.

Finally, now is a good time to think about weekly lessons for the coming school year. I will be on summer break from mid-June through mid-August, but I have already begun to schedule weekly appointments for the 2015-2016 school year, beginning in late August. Since my after-school lessons tend to be fully booked, I often have difficulty finding time for new students once the school year is underway. I encourage you to get in touch with me now to ensure the availability of lessons in the fall.

A New School Year Begins

As Summer 2014 draws to a close, most schools have started classes as I write this, or will do so in the coming days. I have always loved this time of year, both because of the fabulous late summer / early fall weather in Northern California, and because I enjoy easing back into the routine of the school year, re-connecting with familiar people and routines, while also seeing things in a refreshed light due to the time off during the summer. I hope you and your family are also finding things to appreciate as Fall approaches.

If you are thinking about starting or resuming weekly lessons with me, I encourage you to get in touch with me soon, as my prime after-school times (Monday through Thursday from 4-8pm) tend to fill up quickly. Simply follow the Contact link above to email me directly, or fill out a webform; either way I will be happy to discuss my availability with you.

Best wishes in the coming school year,


New Section - Latest News

Welcome to the new Latest News section which you will find on the front page. I will use this section to keep students and parents aware of my schedule, such as Spring Break or summer travels, special availability for final exams or AP exams, or newly available appointment times. I may from time to time also mention interesting math or physics problems that come up during the course of my tutoring. At this time only the most recent post will be visible on the front page, but you can click on the "Older Posts" link at the bottom to have access to all the posts I have put up over time.