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George M.

Sunnyvale, CA

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Mathematics - Accounting - Computer Skills tutoring

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San Jose State University
Math - Computer Sci
Holy Cross
Master's
Santa Clara University
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Jose State University (Math - Computer Sci)

Holy Cross (Master's)

Santa Clara University (Graduate Coursework)

About George

I am a State of California credentialed teacher in mathematics, English, humanities and computer applications. I have over ten years of teaching experience at the high school and adult level and have worked as a substitute teacher in the K-12 educational system in a number of local school districts throughout the Silicon Valley. My experience in the classroom includes special education / special needs students.

Scholarly pursuits have always been a favorite pastime; I also have graduate level training in the classics and theology with a Masters in the field. I speak, read and write Greek and have studied both classical and modern Greek. It might be all Greek to me; however, I make things simple to understand. It doesn't need to be all Greek to you or your student. You can be assured of high-powered tutoring with comprehension on the part of the student.

I am a State of California credentialed teacher in mathematics, English, humanities and computer applications. I have over ten years of teaching experience at the… Read more

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24 hours notice required

Rate includes travel within Santa Clara, west San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087

"Great improvement seen at each lesson"

- Christine, Santa Clara, CA on 1/14/12
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Greek
History:
Classics,
Religion
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Accounting,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
Common Core

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Accounting

I have taught the first two years of accounting at TechSkills with an emphasis on applying accounting transaction analysis with both manual systems and automated systems such as QuickBoooks. I designed and developed many custom accounting systems in the mainframe days when off-the-shelf software was unavailable.

Algebra 1

I have extensive experience teaching algebra I as I substitute throughout the school year. I am credentialed to teach math in the middle and high schools and have a knack at finding the weak spots and helping students improve usually within a month or two.

Algebra 2

I have been involved with math and STEM education for the last 15+ years. As an undergraduate student at San Jose State, I was the only undergraduate math education student to perform graduate-level math curriculum research and development, working with Dr. Max Kramer as a research student int he development of today's spirally-developed curricula. I currently substitute teach math classes.

Classics

I have studied theology and classical studies at the master's degree level, with a special emphasis on early Christian writers and philosophers. I also have extensive knowledge in the areas of Greco-Roman philosophy and education.

Common Core

I currently work in Los Altos School District (and have been for the last several years) where I deal with the common core curriculum in both math and language arts. Common core has brought back classical math methods with a new twist that incorporates modern teaching methods, spirally-developed programs that build in review on a daily basis, and non-routine problem solving and analysis skills.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have extensive experience substitute teaching in the elementary school systems of the Silicon Valley area. Part of the credentialing process includes teaching elementary school subjects such as math, reading, spelling and grammar. I am a State of California credentialed teacher.

Elementary Math

I have extensive experience teaching algebra I as I substitute throughout the school year. I am credentialed to teach math in the middle and high schools and have a knack at finding the weak spots and helping students improve usually within a month or two. I was also involved in the development of today's math curricula as an undergraduate math student at San Jose State

Greek

I speak, read and write Greek fluently. In fact, I spoke Greek before I spoke English. Part of my graduate studies included three years of intensive modern Greek (half of it completed by challenge exam) and New Testament Greek.

Linux

I hold a CompTIA Linux+ certification and have taught Linux for 10 years. Distributions I use include Ubuntu, SUSE, CentOS and Mandriva. My Linux administration skills include setting up and managing Samba (so a Linux box can act as a Windows server to windows clients), LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), user and rights management, print server, and some mail server experience. At TechSkills of California, I developed a lecture series on virtualization and cloud computing in the Linux environment.

Microsoft Access

I have been using Access since 1999. Professionally I have written Access database applications for paying clients, including PMI, the large mortgage insurance company in San Francisco, Cisco, and several startups. I just finished an Access application in Greek for a friend of mine in Greece that she will be using to manage her real estate practice.

I have taught Access and other Microsoft courses for the past 6 years at TechSkills as part of the Microsoft MCAS certification program.

Microsoft Excel

I have extensive background with Excel and teach in alignment with the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification covering both Levels 1 and 2.

Microsoft Outlook

I have been using Outlook since 1999 and is my primary email, contact, and time management system. I have my email synced from Yahoo to Outlook and to my phone and have taught Outlook for the past 6+ years. At Cisco systems, I trained users in the Internet Business Solutions Group, an elite consulting group within the company that worked with Fortune 500 companies coming onto the Internet.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I teach PowerPoint in alignment with the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Levels 1 and 2 and have trained many students over the past 6 years and am a heavy PowerPoint user using it in my presentations and creating online multimedia programs using it. I recently completed a training program for Axcient Inc. in Mountain View for training their resellers.

Microsoft Windows

As a Microsoft-certified provider, I am certified for Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Windows7. I also have certifications from Microsoft for Windows Server 2003 and 2008. I have taught all of these over the last 6 years with the older software for closer to 8 years.

Microsoft Word

I teach Word in alignment with the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Levels 1 and 2 and have trained many students over the past 6 years and am a heavy word user. I am one of the very few who has had extensive experience with Master Documents, a useful feature for those writing long complex documents such as books, reports and theses.

Networking (Computer)

I have been teaching computer networking and am currently certified as a network engineer with a current Cisco CCENT, Microsoft MCSE, MCTS and CompTIA Network+. I developed the State of California Network Administrator Training program in use by many of the State's ROP programs.

QuickBooks

I have taught QuickBooks at TechSkills for the last 6 years and have used it as well as several other programs over the last 10 years.

Religion

I have studied theology at the graduate level and hold a master's degree in theology and classical studies from Holy Cross seminary in Boston with a special interest in Biblical studies, Church history, patristics (the study of the church fathers)and apologetics.

Study Skills

Part of my State of California teacher licensing included teaching study skills and helping special needs students develop compensatory strategies to increase their success in school.

I have taught test taking strategies, note taking skills, and reading techniques to adult students over the last 6 years. At TechSkills of California, I increased certification rates among IT students through one on one study skills classes I developed and delivered tailored to individual student needs/

Web Design

I have been teaching web design for the past 6 years and also do web design. I am CIW certified at the Master E-Commerce designer level. This is a standard web design industry certification.

San Jose State University
Math - Computer Sci
Holy Cross
Master's
Santa Clara University
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Jose State University (Math - Computer Sci)

Holy Cross (Master's)

Santa Clara University (Graduate Coursework)

Great improvement seen at each lesson — George has been working with our daughter for several weeks now. She has very much improved in her understanding of algebra and less and less of the time is spent on current homework because she "gets it"! Now George is focusing on a few of the weaker areas from the past chapters. He's been great with her and I'm excited to see the progress. Thanks George! ...

— Christine, Santa Clara, CA on 1/14/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate includes travel within Santa Clara, west San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino.

Travel policy

George will travel within 15 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087.

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