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Sol De Picciotto
About this pro
With Sol's help, our daughter's math grade went from a C to an A. He is very patient and caring. He even made special extra trips to our house to help her the day before a quiz, and also when she was stressed and confused with her math homework. Sol helped our daughter overcome her fear of math. Today she is much more confident, and takes the time to analyze and solve problems on her own. Sol’s continued help allows her gain a deeper understanding of the material. He also teaches her how to solve the difficult and tricky problems that occasionally appear on tests. I recommend Sol very highly!Feb 24, 2018Verified
Sol has identified my daughters difficulties with pre calculus and tailored his tutoring to her needs. She continues to improve and has gained confidence.Mar 19, 2017Verified
very patient and explain well very hard concept to my kidOct 24, 2016Verified
Sol just tutored my daughter in Algebra 1 for the first time, and she thought he was a great tutor and his teaching style is a great fit for her!Oct 21, 2016Verified
After a couple less-than-stellar tutoring experiences via Thumbtack, I feel incredibly fortunate to have found Sol. My tutoring needs were somewhat unusual: after a 10-year hiatus, I needed to reacquaint myself with high school math in order to pass a placement test into a college-level calculus I course. Far easier said than done. Sol was up for the challenge, and knew just how to tackle it. After I had diligently dug out of my old textbooks from my parents' garage, Sol offered an anecdote about his dear friend and and former Cal-Tech college roommate when he was confronted with modern-day high school math. (Sol, you see, is not only an incredibly savvy tutoring professional, but also a retired JPL scientist--and a thoroughly interesting, thoughtful and personable man to boot.) As Sol's anecdote helped to illustrate, the scope of high school math has evolved in recent years, in ways even the former president of Hughes Aerospace, in a moment of complacency, would fail to appreciate. Pre-Calculus theses days focuses much more on the interpretation of graphs, and introduces concepts such as solving and plotting the inverse of linear and rational equations, which wasn't even taught when I took the course circa 2000. At Sol's request, we set aside my old textbooks in favor of modern coursework that he provided. It was a few months later, at our last lesson, that I was able to truly appreciate how much Sol cares about his students. In his office, I happened to glance at a computer window where Sol had a folder with my name and files charting 'Goals', 'Progress' and 'Notes'. Sol's hard work and investment in my success paid off: on my placement test I scored a 98%--surpassing the score I had needed for calculus I and placing me into calculus II! As Sol predicted, the test had focused quite extensively on those more modern facets of pre-calculus that he had taught me. Now in calculus II, I feel utterly prepared, and only have Sol to thank. *Highly* recommended.Sep 11, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My prices depend on the location of the student as well as the frequency and duration of the sessions.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I try to quickly grasp a students level of understanding, and I present information tailored to that level. I also concentrate on viewing the subject matter from the students point of view. I want to see what the student sees, and know what the student does and does not understand. I teach using that as a guide. I make the tutoring sessions helpful and interesting.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a degree in Physics from Caltech. I have a natural ability to explain concepts in a way that a student will understand.