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Alan Z. - Tutor

Retired Aerospace Engineer. Professional Tutor for Math and English.
Alan Z. -  Tutor
Hourly Fee: $80
Location: San Jose, CA
Travel Radius: 20 miles
Your first hour with any tutor is always 100% refundable!

Personal Statement

I was the principal instructor for a major test preparation company for a number of years, and I am certified to teach test prep for the PSAT, ACT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE. For more than ten years, I was an instructor for Math, Reading and Writing for a major after-school education program. As an Aerospace Engineer and Professional Tutor, I am fully qualified to tutor Math from elementary mathematics through Algebra II and Geometry, and Reading and Writing from phonics and grammar through colleg...


There are very few times in your life that you meet someone who is truly passionate about what they do and I would have to say Alan is one of them. He is not a cookie cutter tutor just espousing mathematical or subject matter content, but approaches a session holistically and with enthusiasm. We had our first session and although it was about SAT prep, he came in with research about the best schools for the concentration my son was interested in, and broke down the things he needed to do to get into those schools, in a manegable way. Through the whole session he was positive and encouraging with relatable stories. My son was very happy and excited for his future after just one session with Alan. Very lucky to have found him.
- Julia L. from Los Gatos, CA
Alan has been a great tutor and mentor to our son! He is amazing!! He is very knowledgeable and provide excellent techniques for test prep. We are very happy with Alan?s tutoring.
- Nadine N. from Manhattan Beach, CA
Alan is helping our son with College Algebra. Our son enjoys Alan's lessons and has the confidence needed to absorb the material. Alan also has helped with Psychology and constructing papers for our son's classes.
- Fritz O. from Sunnyvale, CA
My daughter is getting more organized, her grades are improving, and she said that if I got Alan's help at the beginning of high school , she would have been a 4.0 student.
- Olga B. from Mountain View, CA
Alan figured out how our son learns and helped us make a plan to achieve it. He is an insightful tutor! We are looking forward to executing on our aligned goals!!
- Moki A. from Los Gatos, CA
My son just began lessons with Alan and he told me it went great. He is looking forward to lessons and that is really exciting for me. David told me Alan not only teaches but compares it to football which makes it fun him. Going to college is very important to both of us and Alan is really giving us confidence that we'll get a strong SAT score to help make that happen.
- David M. from San Jose, CA
Our daughter just had first session with Alan. We both liked his method of teaching and also felt his sincere desire for her to have successful experiences beyond his tutoring. He had many other suggestions for future preperation. We will continue to utilize his talents.
- Lourdes M. from San Jose, CA
Thank you, Alan for your patience with my son. It has been a challenge to find a tutor that is experienced with working with kids with ADHD and I appreciate your patience & planning with him. I look forward to working with you.
- Aleida H. from Sunnyvale, CA
Alan was prompt and professional. My son is taking Algebra 1 and a solid "C" student. Other tutors, according to my son, only help him with his home work and don't really help him learn. Alan was great with asking my son questions, providing different ways to do the same problems and giving me tips and ideas to help prepare my son for future math. My son and I were very happy with Alan and will definitely continue to use him as our tutor of choice.
- Angelica S. from San Jose, CA
Alan is a great tutor. He is very patient and knowledgeable. His deep understating of math helps him explain it in a very easy to comprehend way. Couldn't be happier with my tutor.
- Elba R. from San Jose, CA
Alan is a very knowledgeable and compasionate person. Not only does he teach he listens to the student as well. He really gave my son confidence. We look forward to working with him. Thank you Alan!
- Ruby S. from San Jose, CA
Alan is patient, kind, and willing to try several methods to get work done. He is a great person and I'm glad I found him.
- Matthew P. from Los Gatos, CA
Alan was very prompt on his arrival time and worked well with my son. My son needed refreshing on all the math he took in high school to take a placement test for college. Alan was able to bring his math memory skills back. My son is scheduled to take the placement test on Monday.
- Debbie T. from San Jose, CA
Alan has been tutoring my son in Geometry for the past month. After the first session, I knew Alan was going to make a difference in my sons learning and that is exactly what he has done. My son finally feels like he is understanding Geometry and his raised grade is proof of that. The teaching methodology Alan uses is multifaceted so he is able to address all styles of learners.
- Anna T. from Palo Alto, CA
Alan is patient and truly wants his students to succeed. He offers not only tutoring help but advice for college prep and building a stronger foundation. My son he gained the tools to do his homework - which is exactly what we need for him to succeed.
- Clarissa S. from San Jose, CA
I invited Alan to help my son's English and prepare his SAT and PSAT . He is an experienced tutor . My son and I like him.
- Weiming H. from Los Gatos, CA