Helping to Make Math and Science Fun
Helping to Make Math and Science Fun
Lee, 6 lessons with Greg
Response time: 2 hours
I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from UC Davis and I earned my MBA in Finance at CSU Hayward (East Bay). While I was at UC Davis, I placed 2nd in the Undergraduate Mathematics Exam and represented UC Davis in both the Putnam International Mathematics Competition and in the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Western Regional programming competition.
While I love working as a consultant (more on that in a subsequent paragraph), I also really enjoy math and have competed in mathematics competitions from grade school through college (some are listed above). I have also home-schooled our two children for grades K – 8 and helped them with homework in all subjects at every level. One is now at UC Berkeley and the other is doing well in public high school – both of which I am still able to help. The subjects I best remember helping my own children with include Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and programming in Java and Scheme. I took many math classes in college before deciding I didn't want to be a math major. I can best help your student in the math and sciences and sometimes in the social studies.
I find math problems interesting and I am most interested in being able to help others see math in a similar light. While I strive to make math fun for all, I expect to at least make it understandable and manageable for you. Hopefully I can break it down, answer your questions, and explain it another way that works with your learning style and builds off of your current level of understanding regardless of where that is. My job is to solidify your foundation and increase your current grasp on the subject matter to help you meet and surpass your goals.
I did 2 years of public speaking in high school, including 1 year of Varsity level Oxford Style Debate. I qualified to compete at the state level in Original Prose and Poetry. My career allows me to speak publicly every so often, too.
Now that you’ve heard about how I want to help you, here is some background on my own career. I am a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant / Architect and have been working as a software / database / business intelligence consultant for about 20 years. Through this work I have consulted for well-known companies such as Microsoft, Hyperion, Oracle, Clorox, Wells Fargo, Visa, Bank of America and many others. I have also spoken many user conferences including the PASS Community Summits which are known for hosting “the world's largest, most-focused, and most-intensive conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals.”; North American Hyperion User conferences; TemTech User Conference; and Adage User Conference. I hold multiple certifications from Microsoft and Hyperion. I am the author of a BrainBench exam.
Lastly, I like taking tests and I believe I can help you get an upper hand on many standardized tests with different tricks and techniques when you just don't know which answer is correct.
If you have any questions on my experience or anything pertinent to tutoring in general, please send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I hope to hear from you soon!
Greg tutored my daughter and helped her get caught up with three weeks of Physics that she missed while she was ill. Then he tutored her to prepare for the ACT Math test. He is very patient and knowledgeable. He understood her particular learning style and was able to make the lessons easy for her to understand. Highly recommend him.Lee, 6 lessons with Greg
Great at explaining
Had a dual lesson with Greg and he made sure that my friend and I both understood the topic. If we didn’t understand he would explain in different ways until we both understood. No rush at all through the chapter we went over, so we went at our own pace.Misa, 2 lessons with Greg
Greg is nice, understanding, capable, explains, and helped with hard questions. He drove to my home, was understanding to my needs for tutoring, even though I possibly could be his oldest student ever, he is mindful. Thanks, Wyzant, I really am happy with my tutor. DarlaDarla, 3 lessons with Greg
Knowledgeable and outstanding!
Greg is a remarkably knowledgeable, intelligent, smart, talented and a highly skilled and patient tutor. Learning math turned out to be fun with Greg. Highly recommended!Arvind, 8 lessons with Greg
Goes at your pace
I'm getting help for calc and Greg helps me feel reassured that I know what to do and always checks to make sure I'm not stuck.Mari, 6 lessons with Greg
Greg helped me with dissecting problems, and assisted me with creating good test taking habits. He also found my area of weakness within two practice problems. Thanks a lot Greg! See you again.Kelly, 2 lessons with Greg
Greg is helping my grandson, Miles, with Pre Calculus
Miles will continue lessons with Greg for as long as needed as he has been so happy to have had the help so far. Aside from pre calculus, Greg, will be able to help him with just about any other subject he would have trouble with. I feel so grateful for his help.Susan, 26 lessons with Greg
Great teacher very Patient!
Very patient! I have never worked with SQL. Greg took the time and walked me through the program so I would have a better understanding.Michelle, 15 lessons with Greg
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Great with MS Access 2010. He helped me great login forms, and making it secure. And setting different security levels like confidential, admin, editor and reader. Thanks Greg!Kaboom, 8 lessons with Greg
The Best Physics Tutor
My daughter went from struggling to understanding and enjoying physics! He careful bisected each topic and made it easier for her to understand. Thank you for always making time for her and working around her crazy sports schedule!Rona, 66 lessons with Greg
Response time: 2 hours