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Nick B.

Berkeley, CA

$70/hr

Experienced tutor looking to spread knowledge!

Background check passed as of 6/17/12
Usually responds in about 1 day

Experienced tutor looking to spread knowledge!

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Hey there! My name is Nick and I'm a student at UC-Berkeley, otherwise known as Cal. I graduated high school in 2011 with a weighted GPA of 4.51 and an unweighted GPA of 3.91. I excel in all sorts of subjects, especially mathematics, English, and American history. I'm also a highly qualified SAT tutor. I'm very up-to-date with the test, as I only took it two years ago. My score breakdown is as follows: 790 in Critical Reading, 780 in Math, 710 in Writing, 2280 Composite. I've been tutoring elementary, junior high, and high school kids for three years now. In my short history, I've had 9 clients, all of whom saw an improvement of at least one letter grade in the class for which they received tutoring. But aside from the stats and credentials, I love teaching. Nothing can quite quantify the feeling of satisfaction I get when a student has an "aHA!" moment. When they finally grasp the concept that's given them so much trouble, I know I've done my job. And furthermore, it's fun for me! Three years into this, I am hard-pressed to call tutoring a job. Being a college student myself, I know what makes kids tick. Whether it's through humor, sports, or what have you, I can find ways to connect to kids. And once I earn their trust, getting them interested in learning is nothing more than a cakewalk. If you're interested, I am too. Contact me!

Testimonials

"Great!"

- Jean, Berkeley, CA on 2/28/13

"Great tutor."

- Anna, Middletown, NJ on 10/2/13

"Very positive, really understands my son"

- Amy, Asbury Park, NJ on 7/19/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Physics, Psychology
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball,
Basketball,
Football
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Baseball

I played varsity baseball in all four years of high school and continue to play at the club level in college. I have been the ace starter on every team I've been on in the last six or so years. With this experience, I can teach the basics of baseball, as well as advanced techniques in hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning. I'm also an avid participant in fantasy leagues, and can rattle off stats and rules of which few others are aware. Baseball is my favorite sport, and I guarantee that few know it better than I do.

Basketball

I played basketball in recreational leagues throughout high school and continue to play at the club level in college. As a kid, I played center, but as everyone around me skyrocketed in height (so goes the plight of kids who love basketball), I reverted to the role of combo shooting guard/small forward. I excel behind the threepoint line and shoot above 85% from the foul line for my career. I can teach basic skills to young kids, and I can also teach advanced skills to those who are looking to improve their game.

Elementary (K-6th)

Last summer I helped my calculus teacher's son with his summer reading, and it was a fantastically rewarding experience. Up to that point, her son had absolutely dreaded everything about books. He especially despised the book he had to read because it didn't involve Transformers (perhaps the most glaring fault of the Judy Blume series). As I began to help him see things like conflict and motivation and character development in the book - though not in so many words - he began to tolerate and eventually enjoy reading. He especially liked identifying with characters; he really connected with the idea that Judy Blume wasn't some fake person but rather a kid much like him. Since then, I've taken a special interest in opening heretofore closed doors in children's imagination, which lets them in on a world - the world of literature - that I hold very dear.

Football

I played football at the Pop Warner level from 3rd through 8th grade. I did not continue in high school because I chose to focus on other sports, but I am still very knowledgeable in terms of techniques, rules, and everything in between. I can teach young kids the basics of the sport and show them how fun it can be.

UC Berkeley

Education

UC Berkeley

Great! — We were very sad when we recently had to change tutors but Nick has made the transition seamless. He makes wonderful suggestions, is patient, and manages to keep our teenage boy engaged and producing his work. We couldn't be happier! ...

— Jean, Berkeley, CA on 2/28/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nick will travel within 15 miles of Berkeley, CA 94705.


About Nick

Hey there! My name is Nick and I'm a student at UC-Berkeley, otherwise known as Cal. I graduated high school in 2011 with a weighted GPA of 4.51 and an unweighted GPA of 3.91. I excel in all sorts of subjects, especially mathematics, English, and American history. I'm also a highly qualified SAT tutor. I'm very up-to-date with the test, as I only took it two years ago. My score breakdown is as follows: 790 in Critical Reading, 780 in Math, 710 in Writing, 2280 Composite. I've been tutoring elementary, junior high, and high school kids for three years now. In my short history, I've had 9 clients, all of whom saw an improvement of at least one letter grade in the class for which they received tutoring. But aside from the stats and credentials, I love teaching. Nothing can quite quantify the feeling of satisfaction I get when a student has an "aHA!" moment. When they finally grasp the concept that's given them so much trouble, I know I've done my job. And furthermore, it's fun for me! Three years into this, I am hard-pressed to call tutoring a job. Being a college student myself, I know what makes kids tick. Whether it's through humor, sports, or what have you, I can find ways to connect to kids. And once I earn their trust, getting them interested in learning is nothing more than a cakewalk. If you're interested, I am too. Contact me!

Testimonials

"Great!"

- Jean, Berkeley, CA on 2/28/13

"Great tutor."

- Anna, Middletown, NJ on 10/2/13

"Very positive, really understands my son"

- Amy, Asbury Park, NJ on 7/19/12
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Education

UC Berkeley

Education

UC Berkeley


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Berkeley, CA 94705

Nick’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Physics, Psychology
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball,
Basketball,
Football
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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