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I tutor math, from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and up to pre-calculus. I tutor high school Chemistry. I also tutor English skills including reading, writing, and proofreading papers.
I worked as an engineer and manager in Silicon Valley, including a couple of the giant companies and a couple of successful start-up companies. I returned to college about ten years ago and completed the postgraduate Teaching Credential program at Santa Clara University. I tutored at a private college (English, Math & Business) and later supervised the tutoring center. I taught math in local middle and high schools for several years. Today, I limit myself to tutoring individuals and small groups.
I have experience with Asperger's and ADHD, as well as ESL. Many of my students are special needs. I have experience as an Inclusion Aide, partnering with a special needs student for the entire school day to facilitate inclusion in mainstream classes.
My approach to tutoring is basically calm and supportive. I do not enjoy "drill sergeant" tutoring. I try to leave students feeling good about the tutoring experience and about the support they have received.
I can tutor in your home, my home, the public library or even (with permission from your teacher) at your school.
I was a credentialed single-subject (math) teacher in the public schools for several years. I was certified to teach all levels of math to youth and adults. I taught Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Remedial Algebra and Algebra 1 for ESL. I enjoy helping others learn math and I emphasize learning the ideas and purposes of the math as much as I do the numbers and graphs. I have tutored students in middle school, high school and college courses, and tutored in English and Math at a small private college.
I earned a single-subject California teaching credential for Math and passed all of the subject matter tests for Algebra I, II, Trig, Geometry, Statistics, and Calculus. I taught several years in the public schools and also tutored all levels of math and English at a small private college.
I graduated from the secondary education program at Santa Clara University, which incorporated a significant amount of teaching around special populations. My own son had Aspergers and I worked with him extensively. I am currently tutoring math to a student on the autism spectrum. I have taught numerous students in the public schools with Aspergers or Autism Spectrum.
I passed the CBEST in 2004 with scores in the 99th percentile. I recently tutored my own daughter while she studied for CBEST and she passed it easily. I tutor all of the subject material (general math, algebra, geometry, English, writing) that are components of the CBEST.
I have held a lifelong love of math and have pursued quite a lot of math coursework, up to college calculus. I completed a single-subject (math) California teaching credential program at Santa Clara University, which authorized me to teach math to all grade levels. I passed the California CSET exams in all math subjects as part of my credentialing process.
DeVry University (B.S)
Saint Mary's College of California (MBA)
Santa Clara University Teacher Credential Program (Other)
Standard Hourly Fee: $49.00
Cancellation: 3 hours notice required
I charge $49 for the first hour with limited travel. If you will need more than 3 hours per week, I can quote a lower rate.
Gerald will travel within 10 miles of Santa Clara, CA 95051.
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