Harmon was raised in Palos Verdes and attended Palos Verdes High School. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He always had an easier time with math than most of his friends growing up, but seeing how other people struggled is what attracted him to tutoring. He tutored as a volunteer sporadically through the end of high school and college. After that Harmon tutored math at Mathnasium and recently tutored at Study Hut, where he mainly tutored math but also assisted students in general education physics, English, and middle school history. He has tutored kids from seventh grade through twelfth as well as college students. Harmon specializes in tutoring Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Regular and AP calculus, Statistics, Calculus 3, and Linear Algebra. To Harmon, an important part of successfully tutoring a student is being patient with them and understanding where they might be struggling. Harmon tries to build connection with his students by relating the material to everyday life and using humor to make students feel more at ease with math. Through his experience, he has been able to build math self confidence and lessen test/math anxiety.
Math tutor in El Segundo
Stephen has a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Santa Cruz and is a credentialed math teacher. He is currently available for online tutoring and has experience tutoring 8th grade Math, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus, as well as prepping students for the SAT in Math and Reading. With 10 years of experience writing and editing test prep books for educational publishers, he can assist in standardized test prep as well as everyday homework and tests.Stephen enjoys helping students to develop confidence through patience, diligence and encouragement. This involves understanding what is holding the student back, and developing a game plan to improve skills. Stephen takes an individual approach that could include creating flashcards, drilling concepts with test questions, helping students apply their knowledge to solve word problems and going over concepts step-by-step.
So many students struggle with math, especially Common Core style! Whether your child didn’t get a firm grasp on last year’s math concepts due to Covid-19 or just wants to get a great start for the new school year, Beach Cities Tutoring is offering summer math review or preview sessions for all levels of math Kindergarten-5th as well as Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Integrated Math I, II, and III, Algebra 2, Pre-Calc, Statistics, Business Calculus, Financial Literacy/ Consumer Math, AP Calculus and other college level math. We can provide materials or if you have your own that works too. We will individualize curriculum and use different strategies that are most beneficial for the individual student. Tutoring can take place in your home, backyard or online. You get to choose how often and when you meet. Our contract does NOT lock you into a certain amount of months or sessions. Having a strong math foundation will not only help your child in future math and science classes but also in life.
We have received several requests for tutors who specialize in Eureka math and we do have several tutors that have a lot of Eureka math tutoring experience.
Beach Cities Tutoring offers Common Core Math tutoring in addition to Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus, and Calculus tutoring
Although math has not changed much in the last 10 years, the Common Core method of teaching math has brought sweeping changes to how math is taught and applied. Students have had to learn new ways of breaking down math problems to even figure out what the question is asking and demonstrate how they arrived at their answer. Beach Cities Tutors can help support students in learning how to break down problems and apply Common Core math techniques to reinforce what students are learning at school. One on one tutoring provides students a safe place to ask questions and get extra practice with guided instruction. Many students resist showing their work but our tutors will help explain the benefit of showing their work and give them practice on how to explain how they arrived at their answers. Tutors will also go over test taking strategies as many students struggle with test taking anxiety. Tutoring will help students? grades improve, but more importantly instill the confidence and building blocks students need to apply their knowledge in continuing math courses.