Search

Fred W.

Experienced, supportive tutor for Science, Math, Spanish & more

Experienced, supportive tutor for Science, Math, Spanish & more

$95/hour

  • 294 hours tutoring

  • Claremont Berkeley, CA 94704

"Geometry Savior!"

Dean, 52 lessons with Fred

See Fred W.’s schedule

About Fred


Bio

I have helped students pass courses and standardized tests for the past 10 years, tutoring suburban private middle school students, urban public high school students, Ivy League college students, and everyone in between. I have been teaching middle and high school math and science full-time for 9 years, and before grad school, I taught in Bolivia as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

If you are concerned about passing a test or a course in any of the following subjects, or would just like some extra...

I have helped students pass courses and standardized tests for the past 10 years, tutoring suburban private middle school students, urban public high school students, Ivy League college students, and everyone in between. I have been teaching middle and high school math and science full-time for 9 years, and before grad school, I taught in Bolivia as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

If you are concerned about passing a test or a course in any of the following subjects, or would just like some extra help and support, I can help you master what you need, and leave the anxiety behind.

I also provide general support for test-prep, resume writing, grant proposal, business proposals, learning/improving computer skills, and other help. I give discounts for extended tutoring, multiple subjects, or small groups, as well as a discounted rate for tutoring via Skype.

I'm looking forward to helping you pass with flying colors!


Education

University of Michigan
Natural Resources
Cornell University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $95
  • Rate details: Discounts available for shared/group sessions
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

Business

GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have been using Mac desktops, laptops, and software for more than two decades, since even before they were called "Mac." I currently use a MacBook Pro for all of my professional, teaching, studies, and personal use, and have helped countless students learn how to use Mac software, including customizing and problem-solving.
Microsoft Access,

Microsoft Access

In addition to teaching full-time 7th and 8th grade Life Science and Physical Science, I supplement my far-insufficient salary by working evenings and weekends as the Circulation Manager for Inquiring Mind Magazine. I manage their mailing list of 7,400 individual subscribers, plus group and international subscriber lists, using a series of Microsoft Access databases. I manage the databases, including creating new Access files, editing the existing ones, altering formats and views, generating reports, printing mailing lists and labels, etc.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I have been using Microsoft Windows since getting my first PC in 1990 with Windows 3.0. Since then, I have owned, used, and even managed and maintained work/school computers running Windows 95, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, and 7, and will be helping backstop tech support for the new computers running Windows 8 that were recently acquired by the school where I teach. Though my current personal computer is a Mac, I still use Windows almost daily at work and on my family's computers.
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

I have tutored Spanish for much of the past 9 years. I have also worked as a court-appointed translator and have taught have Bilingual Biology (in Spanish). I lived in 3 Spanish-speaking countries for a total of 4 years (including 2 years in the Peace Corps in Bolivia, and another year doing Master's research in Costa Rica), and have led student travel in 3 Latin American countries. I currently teach in a 90% Latino school where almost all of my communications with parents are in Spanish, and where the school administration often requests my written and oral translation assistance.
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a full-time classroom teacher for 9 years, I have advised and/or mentored hundreds of students, helping them establish, maintain, and improve personalized systems that help them organize, prepare, and master their course work. I have taught study skills as a major component of test prep tutoring, and full-year test prep "Community" classes for my 6th-8th grade students, preparing them for the full suite of state-mandated STAR tests. I even taught a one-year elective "Academy" class on organization.
Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Vocabulary

History

Government & Politics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While tutoring and teaching math and science for over 9 years, I have tutored students in a range of math subjects, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring students in a range of math subjects, including Algebra 2 for over 9 years. For the past two years, I have been teaching a math enrichment class.
Biology,

Biology

I have been teaching Biology and related Life Sciences for most of the past 9 years, mainly high school Biology, but also college Field Biology (at Cornell University) and AP Environmental Science. I have also taught other related Life Sciences, including creating and teaching courses in Genetics, Bioethics, Ornithology and Ecology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've taught Chemistry 1-on-1 at Tilden Prep, and have tutored students in it for several years.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught HS Geometry at Tilden Prep, and have been tutoring students in it for years, helping them visualize the simple beauty of spatial relationships, while navigating the peculiar vocabulary, skills, and concepts of the course.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been teaching a pre-algebra Math Enrichment course for the past two years, and have been tutoring middle and high school students in pre-algebra and other math and science subjects for the past 9 years.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have tutored Spanish for much of the past 9 years. I have also worked as a court-appointed translator and have taught have Bilingual Biology (in Spanish). I lived in 3 Spanish-speaking countries for a total of 4 years (including 2 years in the Peace Corps in Bolivia, and another year doing Master's research in Costa Rica), and have led student travel in 3 Latin American countries. I currently teach in a 90% Latino school where almost all of my communications with parents are in Spanish, and where the school administration often requests my written and oral translation assistance.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a full-time classroom teacher for 9 years, I have advised and/or mentored hundreds of students, helping them establish, maintain, and improve personalized systems that help them organize, prepare, and master their course work. I have taught study skills as a major component of test prep tutoring, and full-year test prep "Community" classes for my 6th-8th grade students, preparing them for the full suite of state-mandated STAR tests. I even taught a one-year elective "Academy" class on organization.
ESL/ESOL, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

I have tutored Spanish for much of the past 9 years. I have also worked as a court-appointed translator and have taught have Bilingual Biology (in Spanish). I lived in 3 Spanish-speaking countries for a total of 4 years (including 2 years in the Peace Corps in Bolivia, and another year doing Master's research in Costa Rica), and have led student travel in 3 Latin American countries. I currently teach in a 90% Latino school where almost all of my communications with parents are in Spanish, and where the school administration often requests my written and oral translation assistance.
ESL/ESOL

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While tutoring and teaching math and science for over 9 years, I have tutored students in a range of math subjects, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring students in a range of math subjects, including Algebra 2 for over 9 years. For the past two years, I have been teaching a math enrichment class.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught HS Geometry at Tilden Prep, and have been tutoring students in it for years, helping them visualize the simple beauty of spatial relationships, while navigating the peculiar vocabulary, skills, and concepts of the course.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have been teaching middle and high school math for the past 10 years, including various levels of pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, as well as other math classes (esp. trigonometry, geometry). I also teach various linear algebra skills and concepts in the science classes that I teach.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been teaching a pre-algebra Math Enrichment course for the past two years, and have been tutoring middle and high school students in pre-algebra and other math and science subjects for the past 9 years.
ACT Math, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While tutoring and teaching math and science for over 9 years, I have tutored students in a range of math subjects, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring students in a range of math subjects, including Algebra 2 for over 9 years. For the past two years, I have been teaching a math enrichment class.
Biology,

Biology

I have been teaching Biology and related Life Sciences for most of the past 9 years, mainly high school Biology, but also college Field Biology (at Cornell University) and AP Environmental Science. I have also taught other related Life Sciences, including creating and teaching courses in Genetics, Bioethics, Ornithology and Ecology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've taught Chemistry 1-on-1 at Tilden Prep, and have tutored students in it for several years.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught HS Geometry at Tilden Prep, and have been tutoring students in it for years, helping them visualize the simple beauty of spatial relationships, while navigating the peculiar vocabulary, skills, and concepts of the course.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have been teaching a pre-algebra Math Enrichment course for the past two years, and have been tutoring middle and high school students in pre-algebra and other math and science subjects for the past 9 years.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have tutored Spanish for much of the past 9 years. I have also worked as a court-appointed translator and have taught have Bilingual Biology (in Spanish). I lived in 3 Spanish-speaking countries for a total of 4 years (including 2 years in the Peace Corps in Bolivia, and another year doing Master's research in Costa Rica), and have led student travel in 3 Latin American countries. I currently teach in a 90% Latino school where almost all of my communications with parents are in Spanish, and where the school administration often requests my written and oral translation assistance.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a full-time classroom teacher for 9 years, I have advised and/or mentored hundreds of students, helping them establish, maintain, and improve personalized systems that help them organize, prepare, and master their course work. I have taught study skills as a major component of test prep tutoring, and full-year test prep "Community" classes for my 6th-8th grade students, preparing them for the full suite of state-mandated STAR tests. I even taught a one-year elective "Academy" class on organization.
ESL/ESOL, Precalculus

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a full-time classroom teacher for 9 years, I have advised and/or mentored hundreds of students, helping them establish, maintain, and improve personalized systems that help them organize, prepare, and master their course work. I have taught study skills as a major component of test prep tutoring, and full-year test prep "Community" classes for my 6th-8th grade students, preparing them for the full suite of state-mandated STAR tests. I even taught a one-year elective "Academy" class on organization.
ESL/ESOL, Government & Politics

Science

Biology,

Biology

I have been teaching Biology and related Life Sciences for most of the past 9 years, mainly high school Biology, but also college Field Biology (at Cornell University) and AP Environmental Science. I have also taught other related Life Sciences, including creating and teaching courses in Genetics, Bioethics, Ornithology and Ecology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've taught Chemistry 1-on-1 at Tilden Prep, and have tutored students in it for several years.
Genetics,

Genetics

I teach Genetics every year as part of my Biology or Life Science classes, and have also included Genetics units in a Bioethics course I used to teach. I also taught a Genetics independent study course to a high school senior.
Zoology,

Zoology

I have two degrees in Natural Resources (B.S. from University of Michigan, M.S. from Cornell University), and did my Master's Thesis on avian ecology in Costa Rica. I also worked on a project studying antbirds and army ants in the Peruvian Amazon, and volunteered for 7 years at the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC, spending almost all of that time tending to animals or explaining them to the general public. I also lead birding outings and other natural history field trips, and have guest lectured on birds and other animals.
ACT Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Ecology, Geology, Physical Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a full-time classroom teacher for 9 years, I have advised and/or mentored hundreds of students, helping them establish, maintain, and improve personalized systems that help them organize, prepare, and master their course work. I have taught study skills as a major component of test prep tutoring, and full-year test prep "Community" classes for my 6th-8th grade students, preparing them for the full suite of state-mandated STAR tests. I even taught a one-year elective "Academy" class on organization.

Sports/Recreation

Swimming

Swimming

I taught swimming to 6th through 8th graders as a volunteer at the Hilltop YMCA in Richmond, CA. Previously, I worked several summers lifeguarding and teaching swimming.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

While tutoring and teaching math and science for over 9 years, I have tutored students in a range of math subjects, including Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring students in a range of math subjects, including Algebra 2 for over 9 years. For the past two years, I have been teaching a math enrichment class.
Biology,

Biology

I have been teaching Biology and related Life Sciences for most of the past 9 years, mainly high school Biology, but also college Field Biology (at Cornell University) and AP Environmental Science. I have also taught other related Life Sciences, including creating and teaching courses in Genetics, Bioethics, Ornithology and Ecology.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I've taught Chemistry 1-on-1 at Tilden Prep, and have tutored students in it for several years.
Geometry,

Geometry

I taught HS Geometry at Tilden Prep, and have been tutoring students in it for years, helping them visualize the simple beauty of spatial relationships, while navigating the peculiar vocabulary, skills, and concepts of the course.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have tutored Spanish for much of the past 9 years. I have also worked as a court-appointed translator and have taught have Bilingual Biology (in Spanish). I lived in 3 Spanish-speaking countries for a total of 4 years (including 2 years in the Peace Corps in Bolivia, and another year doing Master's research in Costa Rica), and have led student travel in 3 Latin American countries. I currently teach in a 90% Latino school where almost all of my communications with parents are in Spanish, and where the school administration often requests my written and oral translation assistance.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a full-time classroom teacher for 9 years, I have advised and/or mentored hundreds of students, helping them establish, maintain, and improve personalized systems that help them organize, prepare, and master their course work. I have taught study skills as a major component of test prep tutoring, and full-year test prep "Community" classes for my 6th-8th grade students, preparing them for the full suite of state-mandated STAR tests. I even taught a one-year elective "Academy" class on organization.
Swimming,

Swimming

I taught swimming to 6th through 8th graders as a volunteer at the Hilltop YMCA in Richmond, CA. Previously, I worked several summers lifeguarding and teaching swimming.
ESL/ESOL, GED, SAT Math

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I took the CBEST on 08/21/10 and achieved a total passing score of 217. Specific section scores include: Reading - Scaled Score: 77; Mathematics - Scaled Score: 65; Writing - Scaled Score: 75.
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Resources

Fred has shared 1 answer on Wyzant Resources.

Go to Fred’s resources

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (103 ratings)
5 star
(95)
4 star
(7)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


Very helpful math tutor

Fred is working with my high school sophomore in a class with a difficult curriculum and a teacher who does not seem to connect with my son in terms of learning style. This is the first time he has had any difficulty in math. Fred has worked well with my son and has increased his confidence and comfort level with the material.

Liane, 28 lessons with Fred

Engaging

Fred has a very gentle yet persistent manner. He guides the student's (in this case a boy with trouble in grade 8 algebra) learning to focus on the right steps and this transforms to the student developing confidence and being able to approach the problems with confidence and a set of tools.

Cristina, 5 lessons with Fred

Algebra 2 made fun again!

Fred has made math enjoyable again for my son. Fred's teaching methods really work for my son, he comes out of each session rejuvenated and excited about math. Fred's style just seems to click for my son. I am grateful for Fred's patience and determination in making my son grasp the concepts that have been so difficult for him to understand at school. Thanks Fred!!

Maura, 73 lessons with Fred

Excelent Tutor, Excellent Result

To Whom it May Concern: I am best pleased with Fred's excellent work tutoring my son to a successful B in his Spanish 1 course. My son has Asperger's Syndrome and is not the easiest student to tutor, but Fred was nonplussed from the first and dived right in with him. They worked together well from the outset but I hedged my bets by having Adam take this potentially difficult course credit/no credit. Imagine my surprise and pleasure when Adam made a B grade. Fred will continue to tutor Adam through Spanish 2 this spring term and I am certain of a successful outcome. I can recommend Fred without reservations.

Valerie, 51 lessons with Fred

Great help for tests

My daughter has really enjoyed working with Fred. He is tutoring her in IB Math Studies, where she has struggled to C's on tests. She says he is very good at explaining math concepts and she has been able to raise her test scores.

Chris, 24 lessons with Fred

Excel Training

Fred was very easy to work with and learn from. He sharpened my Excel knowledge so that I can now easily zip through the many spreadsheets I use for my work with confidence. Highly recommend!

Kimberly, 1 lesson with Fred

Reached our goal!

Fred did an amazing job with my daughter. We needed to finish our coursework early. He kept my daughter motivated and our goal has been reached!

Janette, 15 lessons with Fred

$95/hour

Fred W.

$95/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Fred