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Qualifications & Experience

Mathematics is my bread and butter and I want to help you! I see mathematics as a world carefully tucked in the dustiest corners of our minds just waiting to be discovered, and I want everybody to know about it.

About me:
I'm a professional mathematics tutor for college and high school students. With 2.5 years of solid experience in tutoring, I've been providing matchless services in Seattle and the San Fernando Valley. Tutoring is my job and livelihood; I do it because I have a passion for helping people and have a calling to teach college mathematics.

I am superb at what I do because I have made all the mathematical mistakes you have made and probably more. Coaching high school wrestling has given me the ability to recognize strengths and weaknesses in order to push one's mental capacity to improve one's mathematical intuition and help make sense of the subject matter.

I will mold the curriculum to your specific personality and learning style. I love breaking down the concepts that seem challenging. After all, the fun stuff in mathematics happens when they challenging parts come into play! Identifying computational and conceptual flaws seems to be the name of the game and it's important to isolate and correct those errors. This is where tutoring gets exciting for me; nothing is more rewarding than the "Ah-ha!" moments.

I like to emphasize "Learning how to learn" because I've certainly learned the hard way. Time is valuable so techniques involving proper note taking, time management, organization, preparation of tests, and study habits is crucial.

Balancing education, work, and life is the name of the game, so I try to be flexible with schedules and learning styles. I'm happy to accommodate to students' needs within reason.

Education

2016

California State University - Northridge

Mathematics

2014

North Seattle Community College

Mathematics

Subjects

Math

Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Common Core Calculus Differential Equations Discrete Math Finite Math Geometry Linear Algebra Logic Prealgebra Precalculus Probability Trigonometry

English

Study Skills

Science

Physics

Jeffrey ’s Rating

5.0
5.0
Articulation
5.0
Proficiency
5.0
Punctuality

Reviews

John C.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I couldn't recommend a better tutor. Jeffrey goes out of his way to make sure he is available to fit into your schedule and location. In addition to being extremely well versed in advanced mathematics, he also has a way to teach concepts in a way that is understandable to any student at any level. Also, he's not only a math head, but he is an extremely well-rounded and sociable individual. My highest recommendation!

a year ago

Seth N.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I had Jeffrey as a math tutor during calculus 1 & 2. His calm yet engaging attitude made learning enjoyable and worth the investment. Math was never my strong suit. Yet by working with Jeffrey on a weekly basis he made sure I understood the foundations of calculus and emphasized the importance of solid arithmatic. I revieved a 4.0 in calculus 1, and a 3.2 in calculus 2 & 3. Something I know would have been near impossible without Jeffrey's guidance and tutoring. He obviously enjoys what he does and it has made all the difference for my understanding and appreciation for math.

a year ago

Rose I.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I have a full time job and did not have the time I needed to study, especially with a teacher who didn't explain the material well. Jeffrey was the one on one help I needed where I was able to focus on my weak areas. Because of Jeffrey Payo, I passed my Calculus 2 class. Tutors are definitely for me to achieve my goals. Thank you Jeffrey Payo.

a year ago

Justin J.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Having taken an extended leave from school, I knew I would face some additional difficulties in my math course. Jeffrey tutored me weekly for an entire semester, my goal going into tutoring was to simply pass my college algebra class. I got much more than I bargained for working with Jeff, not only did I pass the class, but I ended up receiving a B after not having taken any math courses for over 6 years. Jeffrey always went out of his way to make sure that I understood the material I was working on before moving on to the next subject. I never felt uncomfortable asking Jeffrey for clarification, even when I felt silly for not being able to grasp the concept. Having a tutor willing to go the extra mile to make the material understandable makes all the difference in the world. Despite Jeffrey having a busy schedule, I never felt rushed during any of my sessions, and most importantly I never left a session without feeling I had a solid understanding of the material. I highly recommend Jeff as a tutor for anyone who is looking to sharpen their skills in math. Jeffrey's laid-back, yet solution oriented tutoring style made studying more tolerable. Having worked with Jeff to the extent I did, I am confident that he would be able to assist students at any grade/skill level increase their scores by at least one whole letter grade. While I certainly earned my grade, I can say unequivocally, that without Jeffrey's help throughout the semester I would not have done nearly as well.

a year ago