Saddleback Solvers

Saddleback Solvers

Welcome to the Saddleback Solvers page - devoted to resources created by your LRC tutors.


Click on their name below to see and hear each tutor introduce themselves by Pencast.


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Amir Ali

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Chem 3, 1A


About Me:
Hi, I am Amir Ali and I love chemistry. This is my first year at Saddleback College and I plan to transfer to pharmacy school next year. I graduated from Mission Viejo High School and am fluent in Arabic. Currently I am the secretary of the Saddleback College Honors Program and am a National Honors Society tutor. I am also a big Tennis player!




Koosha Azartash

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects:
Physics 20, 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B
Math 351, 251, 253, 205, 124, 7, 8, 11, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C


About Me:
I graduated from Laguna Hills High School in 2011. I have attended Saddleback College since then, and this is my sophomore year studying Chemical Engineering. I play the piano and enjoy playing tennis, soccer, and ping pong.




Tamar Bedolfe

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Math 351, 251, 253, 7, 8, 124, 2


About Me:
My name is Tamar Bedolfe and I was born and raised in the Netherlands. I graduated from "Magister Vocat" Teachers College in Amsterdam where I majored in Mathematics and Physical Education. Upon graduation I was an elementary school teacher. I later taught in Bolivia and Mozambique and then moved to California. In 2004, after taking all the math classes Saddleback College offered, I began tutoring. I am always inspired by Saddleback students and their hard work.




Joseph Chau

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: All Math


About Me:
Hey I'm Joseph. A little about myself... I'm a genius, billionaire, philanthropist. Ok... I'm still working on the billionaire part. I'm a senior tutor and can help you with basic arithmetic to calculus problems.




Tin Do

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Math 351, 251, 253, 124, 10


About Me:
Hey everyone, my name is Tin. I received a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside. Subjects that I can tutor are Biology and Math up to Statistics. We are all a family here so don't be shy and come in if you have questions!!!




Abbas Hosseini

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: All Math


About Me:
I am currently in the last year of my studies as a PhD student in mathematics, expecting to finish it by August. My research area is operator algebras. I have taught diverse students in a wide range of mathematics courses from elementary to advanced at more than six universities and colleges. My hobbies are listening to music and playing soccer, but I really enjoy being with my friends.




Al Jevani

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects:
Chemistry 3, 1A,1B, 12A
Physics 4A, 4B
Math 351, 251, 253, 7, 8, 124, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 11


About Me:
Hi, I'm Al. I am majoring in Bioengineering and going to transfer to UC Berkeley in 2014. Since I started my education here at Saddleback College in summer 2010, and have taken many science courses, I know exactly how tough each course is and how much students struggle in solving mathematics, physics, and chemistry problems. Thus, it would be my pleasure to help you have a better understanding of all the courses mentioned above.




Chris Jones

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Math 351, 251, 253, 7, 8, 124


About Me:
Graduated B.Sc. ( Honours ) in Molecular Biology at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and M.Sc., Ph.D. in Biochemistry at University College London, currently ranked #4 in the world. Principal author of original research in cell biology and physiology published in leading scientific journals, and editor of the research monograph Epithelia: Advances in Cell Physiology and Cell Culture.




Jasmine Khezri

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects:
Physics 2A, 4A
All Math


About Me:
Hello there, this Jasmine and I am a Saddleback College Student, just like you. I tutor all levels of Math, as well as Physics 2, and Physic 4A. I also tutor all levels of ESL. Three years ago, I began my studies at Saddleback College exclusively as an ESL student, however, I am currently completing my coursework relating to a biomedical engineering major.




Kelly Laugenour

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects:
Math 351, 251, 253, 7, 124, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C
Chem 3, 1A, 1B


About Me:
I am a Chemistry major with hopes to transfer to UCI in the Fall of 2013 (in other words, I have learned a lot of math, a lot of chemistry, and some physics). Whether you just have a quick question or want to schedule a crash course review session, stop by to see me in the LRC. The content of these subjects may be dry, but I know how to make studying productive and fun... or at least funny. I will make you understand!




Alex Lipp

Title: LRC Faculty Tutorial Specialist


Subjects: All Math


About Me:
Hi, my name is Alex Lipp. I am a faculty tutorial specialist at the Saddleback College LRC. I am also a part time math instructor and I teach Pre-Algebra and Intermediate Algebra. At the LRC, I tutor all levels of math.




Parinaz Malakzadeh

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Chem 3, 1A, 1B


About Me:
Hi I am Parinaz Malakzadeh. I am a student at Saddleback College. I am planning to transfer to a University to earn my bachelor's degree in biological science. I have finished my general chemistry here at Saddleback College. My former professors have taught me how to make chemistry a fun an easy subject and I believe I can do the same thing for all of you.




Romeo Mercado

Title: Instructional Assistant


Subjects:
Biology 15, 20, 3A
Chemistry 3, 1A, 1B, 12A, 108
Math 351, 251, 253, 7, 8, 124, 2, 3A, 3B, 10,11


About Me:
Hi, I'm Romeo. I have a B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from University of California, Irvine. I started my education here at Saddleback College so I know how tough it can be. I can help you with basic arithmetic through calculus, and also your biology and chemistry courses as outlined above. Stop by and let's get that homework done!




Mojan Mirnia

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Chem 3, 1A, 1B


About Me:
Hey, I'm Mojan. I'm studying at Saddleback College and my major is Biology. I'm waiting to apply to UCSD next fall. I love chemistry and I love teaching it, too. So I'd like to help students in their homework problems and other Chem stuff. Hope to see you guys here in LRC.




Cailon Moore

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Math 351, 251, 253, 7, 8, 2, 3A


About Me:
I am currently enrolled in Calc 3C and I plan to get my associates in mathematics. Last semester I was an in class tutor. I enjoyed it very much and found that helping other people learn is very rewarding and fun.




Mahnaz Nargesi

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: All Math


About Me:
I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics (Complex Analysis) at the University Sains Malaysia (USM). I am responsible for tutoring undergraduate students in Algebra, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. As the last born of four children, I have developed a unique capability to connect with almost anyone. I enjoy traveling and spending time with friends.




Lam Nguyen

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Math 351, 251, 124, 2, 3A


About Me:
Hello, I'm Lam. I go to saddleback college and this is my second year attending. I'm currently majoring in Electrical Engineering and I enjoy math a lot. Math is really fun and I know it can be frustrating sometimes but don't worry that's why I'm here! So if you need help with your homework come by and give me a holler.




Linda Nguyen

Title: Faculty Tutorial Specialist


Subjects: All Math


About Me:
Hi there, I am excited to help you all become awesome learners at the LRC. I am also a part- instructor at Cal Poly Pomona and I have taught everything from Pre-Algebra to Trigonometry. I am an outdoor junkie, especially snowboarding! I hope to see you soon!




Shayan Niaki

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Chem 3, 1A, 1B


About Me:
Hi, I'm Shayan Niaki. I am a chemistry tutor here at Saddleback College. I am currently studying biology and I plan to transfer to UCLA. In my free time I play the guitar and I enjoy listening to music.




Kindel Noel

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects:
Biology 15

About Me:
Before coming to Saddleback, I spent fifteen years working in the corporate world. I had always wanted to be a nurse, but providing for my family came before my dreams. Eventually, I was able to reduce my hours to part time so I could follow my heart. Three years ago I began this journey here at Saddleback to become a nurse. In my off time I like to cook, scrapbook, read, watch science fiction, and spend time with family and friends. I also love to camp and ride off-road motorcycles, but as a student, I have had to put those hobbies on hold.




Ryan Redman

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Chem 1A, 3


About Me:
Hello, my name is Ryan. I am an Engineering major with a focus in Environmental Studies. I'm an easy-going guy who enjoys a good laugh, but understands the concept that work comes first. Outside the study hall I enjoy outdoorsy activities of a wide range. Huge ice hockey fan (GO DUCKS!), as well as an Angels baseball and Clippers basketball fan. Looking forward to meeting you, so come on in whenever you like!




Adam Rey

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Chem 3


About Me:
Hey, my names Adam! I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and pretty much anything outdoors. I really enjoy going to lectures and trying to keep up with what's new in the scientific world by reading journals and re- editing on /r/science. I'm going to be tutoring Chem3 this semester and I'm really excited to be helping out again. I think it's good to realize that although we are tutors we don't have the answers to everything, but I will always try my hardest to work alongside you so we can both continue to learn together!




Annie Rosen

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects:
Math 351, 251, 253, 124, 7, 8, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 24
Physics 4A, 4B, 2A, 20


About Me:
Hey I'm Annie! I am studying architectural engineering here at Saddleback College with hopes to transfer in the Fall of 2014 to either CalPoly SLO or The Cooper Union. Ask me about physics and math through multi- variable calculus and differential equations (no stats/linear).
“If there's no struggle, there's no progress.” - Frederick Douglass




Angelica Saintignon

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Bio 11, 12, 15


About Me:
Hello, my name is Angelica. I have a B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of California, San Diego. I was a Spanish Instructor for 12 years, but decided to switch careers. I am currently a student at Saddleback and I am finishing pre-requisite courses for Nursing. I know just how demanding the biology courses can be given that I recently have survived Anatomy, Microbiology, and Physiology. Stop by and see me if you ever need help with those courses. Have a great semester and good luck!




Pat Schubert

Title: Faculty Learning Specialist


Subjects: All Math


About Me:
I've been privileged to teach mathematics for over 25 years and I've been an associate professor at Saddleback College since 1997. I've taught everything from Pre-Algebra to Calculus and have come to believe there really is more to life than mathematics – but not much! I hope to see you soon in the LRC.




Rachna Shenoy

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Math 351, 251, 253, 7, 8, 124, 2, 3A (SI)


About Me:
Hi, I'm Rachna Shenoy. I am a current Saddleback College student planning to apply to dental school this spring. I graduated from UCLA in 2011 with a B.A. in History. I am a math tutor, specifically Math 3A Calculus. I love yoga, hiking, and playing piano.




Rouzbeh Soleymani

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Math 351, 251, 253, 7, 8, 2, 3A, 3B


About Me:
Hi, my name is Rouzbeh and I'm majoring in business administration. I have been tutoring at LRC since two years ago and help students learn mathematics. I assist students particularly interested in calculus. I will be transferring by the end this semester and look forward to help any student who is willing to learn math.




Matt Staley

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: All Math


About Me:
Hi, my name is Matthew Staley. I was a former Saddleback student who transferred to UC Berkeley, where I got my B.A. in Mathematics in 2011. I can tutor all math subjects, and I am a supplemental Instructor for Jody Cox Statistics class. I also do some side work with Larry Perez's website, Algebra2go.com. I am very patient and I care about teaching math to students. In my free time I enjoy running, biking and body boarding. I am also a jazz guitarist, and I play in the Saddleback College Big Band.




Matt Vigil

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Math 351, 251, 253


About Me:
Hi, my name is Matt Vigil and I am a nanoengineering major at Saddleback College. I came to Saddleback to test my limits in every way possible, and I joined the LRC with the hope of sharing that drive with others. I'm always willing to help anyone that I can, so don't be afraid to find me and ask for help!




Sarah Vogel

Title: Faculty Learning Specialist


Subjects: English-all levels; reading; ESL; French


About Me:
I am a language enthusiast. Some might say I am a language nerd because I really do like to read and write. When I'm not reading, writing or teaching, I can be found outside scaling rocks with my husband or inside the yoga studio where I am a dedicated student of ashtanga. I am an associate professor of reading here at Saddleback College. When you see me, be sure to ask me what I'm reading.




Patrick Waldron

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Chem 3, 1A, 1B


About Me:
This is my second year in college. I have completed the general chemistry series and also the calculus series. This is my second semester tutoring here at Saddleback College.




Karla Westphal

Title: Math Faculty


Subjects: All Math


About Me:
Hi everyone! I actually studied theatre and philosophy as an undergraduate! My B.A. is from Yale, and I have a Master's (in math) from Loyola University in Chicago. I spent a few years at Berkeley pursuing a Ph.D. before deciding I really just wanted to teach---that brought me here. When I'm not “playing math” I love to hike and bike.




Sara Zadmehr

Title: LRC Tutor


Subjects: Math 351, 251, 253, 7, 8, 2, 3A, 3B


About Me:
My name is Sara Zadmehr. Last semester I tutored math in the LRC and really enjoyed working with many of the students. I am also in the process of starting a math club and hope to organize tutoring sessions as part of the club activities. I hope to see you soon!