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Brandon G.

Bradenton, FL

$55/hr

Effective Math & Statistics Tutor

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Background check passed as of 2/12/15
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
60 Ratings
 
 
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Fantastic results in a short time! Great communication!
— Raymond, Bradenton, FL on 4/16/13

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University of South Florida
Finance

Education

University of South Florida (Finance)

About Brandon

I love tutoring. To see a child or adult come to understand material that he or she could not fully grasp before is priceless.

I have been tutoring privately for over five years, independently contracted by various companies including this one and for my own private clientele as well. I now tutor for a living because it is my passion.

I understand the patience and dedication that is involved in tutoring. I also understand that different people require different paces and various methods of teaching. I strive to be the best at whatever I do.

I do sessions in-home as well as at local libraries.

I have all the material you will need for any upcoming standardized test (SAT, ACT, FCAT, GMAT, and the ASVAB).
I love tutoring. To see a child or adult come to understand material that he or she could not fully grasp before is priceless.

I have been tutoring privately for over five years, independently contracted by various companies including this one and for my own private clientele as well. I now tutor for a living because it is my…
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Cancellation
36 hours notice required

I charge $75/hr for calculus, statistics, trigonometry, SAT prep, ACT prep, finance, accounting, college algebra, and any other upper level subject.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Bradenton, FL 34209
Background Check: Passed

"Fantastic results in a short time! Great communication!"

- Raymond, Bradenton, FL on 4/16/13

"Punctual and got right to work!"

- Maria, Bradenton, FL on 10/24/14

"Very Helpful!"

- Monica, Bradenton, FL on 7/28/14

"Money well spent - great tutor"

- Jean, Bradenton, FL on 3/1/14

"Great Tutor"

- Alexandra, Bradenton, FL on 12/15/13

"Great tutor"

- Andrew, Bradenton, FL on 10/14/13

"Very talented and flexible"

- Bill, Bradenton, FL on 8/28/13
Brandon replied on 9/3/2013

This is great news! It was truly a pleasure working with this student. Knowing I had a positive influence in the boy's life is priceless. And how awesome of Mr. Bill F to personally fund all the sessions he and I had together.

It was neat how with time, he was able to maintain the self discipline necessary to fully complete a lesson before receiving the reward of playing on the computer.

"Excellent Tutor"

- Ingrid, Bradenton Beach, FL on 8/17/13
Brandon replied on 9/3/2013

The student and I have been moving ahead at such a quick pace thanks to the support of her mom, Ingrid. In less than one month, she and I fully covered all the material in her textbook. We are now reviewing for her cumulative exam (which will be administered by myself) just in time before she leaves back to New York.

"Very patient and accessible."

- Lisa, Sarasota, FL on 4/11/13

"Great tutor "

- Gus, Largo, FL on 4/10/13

"Very helpful!"

- Yvette, Sarasota, FL on 7/26/12

"Great tutor "

- Bruce, Palmetto, FL on 7/26/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Rose, Bradenton, FL on 7/26/12
Math:
ACT Math,
Actuarial Science, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Econometrics, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT Reading, English, Reading, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills
Business:
Accounting, Economics, Finance,
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology, Calculus,
Chemistry, Economics, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math,
Statistics,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Table Tennis
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Economics, Finance,
General Computer, GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ACT Math

I did extremely well on the ACT. I can bring sample tests to aid with sessions.

Algebra 1

Algebra is the bread and butter of all mathematics. In order for someone to be successful for future math courses, they really should have a fundamental understanding of algebra. I excel at algebra and can certainly help you (or your son, daughter, grandchild, etc.) better grasp the subject and quickly gain that necessary, fundamental understanding of the subject.

Algebra 2

Please read my qualification for Algebra 1, which is certainly applicable for Algebra II.

Algebra II is an extension of Algebra I, of course. Sometimes as a tutor, when I first sit down with someone, whether it be an adult or a child, I find myself covering the fundamentals of Algebra I or Prealgebra. This is okay, but more importantly, it is necessary to have these prerequisites under your belt.

I then am able to successfully build a client's knowledge base and provide him or her the opportunity to begin to work through and solve Algebra II problems on their own.

ASVAB

I know how to help young adults understand all of the mathematical concepts behind the ASVAB. I have several ASVAB test-prep books from various publishers ready to go. Time invested with my tutoring services will only pay off when it comes time to take the test.

Calculus

I have a high aptitude for calculus related subjects.

Related courses for which I have passed with a 3.0 or higher include:

* Precalculus/Trigonometry
* Calc with Analytic Geometry I
* Calc with Analytic Geometry II
* Calc with Analytic Geometry III
* Differential Equations

Differential Equations

I passed my differential equations course at Manatee Community College back in 2008 with Altay Ă–zgener. He was a tough math teacher, so passing his class was a challenge; but it provided me a more proper understanding of the subject than if it had been a more simple course.

If you understand that a differential equation is simply an equation that contains at least one derivative, then you can begin to understand all of the methods covered in the course for solving such equations. The solution to a differential equation is a function. Calculus is a required understanding before attempting this subject since calculus deals with derivatives and integration. Having memorized certain common, and some not so common derivatives is a must because you must understand how a function relates to its derivatives.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored young children in the past. In fact, I was once the district coordinator for a private tutoring company which was one of five SES (Supplementary Educational Services) providers for Manatee County. The main focus of this SES program was younger children (K-6). For English, the focus is mostly pronunciation and reading comprehension with straightforward questions pertaining to short passages that follow before. For mathematics, the focus is typically ranging from counting, simple discrete math type problems, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, to sometimes pre algebra and geometry for the 5th and 6th graders.
I understand the extra patience, enthusiasm, and attention to detail required for younger children compared to older kids.

Finance

I hold a degree in finance from the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. Cumulative GPA of 3.59.

SAT Math

The SAT is a BIG deal. And I can clearly express and have you or your child understand the material and mathematical concepts behind the problems. It is important that your son or daughter know how to set up problems with the ability to express word problems into expressions and equations--and I can do this! I want your son or daughter to get the best score possible so they can have better potential to get into the school they want a little more easily.

Statistics

I have tutored statistics for several clients in the past couple years. I understand how and what tools make this subject less time consuming and that provide accurate and detailed information for all the different tests covered throughout the course. Statistics is all about variation for different types of data being analyzed.

Study Skills

I currently work with two students who both have ADHD. I myself have ADHD and therefore understand the personal importance of study skills. I teach my students that it is equally important to relax and reward yourself with some free time after doing some homework or working on a big assignment.

Organization is key, and even more specifically SETTING DEADLINES. If a student is not exactly sure when something is due, he or she will feel less strongly about where they exactly stand. And even more importantly, knowing deadlines and creating your own daily schedule makes life that much easier.

The two students that I currently work with are a sophomore in high school and a repeat second grader. Both require study skill habits in their own unique way, and I manage to cater to their specific needs quite well.

I am able to set deadlines for my students and then after a while, they can really see how straightforward and simple organization of one's time can be.

Working with the TV off and avoiding any unnecessary distractions is just as important when talking about study skills. The environment one works in is critical to one's success. Pythagorean didn't have MTV or an iPhone to distract him from developing his famous right triangle theorem!

Trigonometry

Trigonometry makes up the significant portion of "pre-calculus" courses. I have been able to make trigonometry much easier to understand and comprehend for many students over the years. Some teachers or professors do not focus on certain fundamentals of trigonometry, thus making it more difficult to fully grasp the material and even more importantly, how to efficiently obtain solutions to problems. I make sure to go over these fundamentals each and every time I sit down with a student for the first time, especially because these fundamentals are referred to over and over again throughout the course.

University of South Florida
Finance

Education

University of South Florida (Finance)

Fantastic results in a short time! Great communication! — Brandon is a very thorough and professional tutor that connects well with my son. His knowledge of Algebra is amazing and his ability to pass that knowledge to the student is more incredible. Call Brandon when you truly want to see fast progress. You can be assured of money well spent. ...

— Raymond, Bradenton, FL on 4/16/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

I charge $75/hr for calculus, statistics, trigonometry, SAT prep, ACT prep, finance, accounting, college algebra, and any other upper level subject.

Travel policy

Brandon will travel within 10 miles of Bradenton, FL 34209.

Background Check Status for Brandon G.

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