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I inspire my students when they see that I love what I do. I establish a rapport with each student and as a result, they get to the next level to achieve academic success.

Alan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Cal State Northridge - Bachelor in Arts, Mathematics

Graduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Master of Arts, Applied Mathematics


guitar, keyboards, bass

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

hands-on for students. They must have hands-on to totally understand.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Establish a rapport with them, and assess where they are and the difficulties they are having.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Have them solve the problems with me. I ask them questions like "what is the next step?"

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Be upbeat, be motivational and maintain rapport.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Time for a motivational talk with them.