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Giovanni R.

The BEST chance at success with a tutor you can ACTUALLY understand.

The BEST chance at success with a tutor you can ACTUALLY understand.

$90/hour

  • 1,411 hours tutoring

About Giovanni


Bio

Unlike other tutors you have looked at, I will not bore you with the details of my high school GPA or what my SAT scores were 15 years ago. Those details are great if you are looking for someone smart to take an exam FOR you, but useless if you are trying to find a tutor who can actually teach the concepts in a clear and coherent manner.

Your time is valuable and you deserve a tutor who can communicate with compassion. While I have spent the last 12 years working in experimental physics, I...

Unlike other tutors you have looked at, I will not bore you with the details of my high school GPA or what my SAT scores were 15 years ago. Those details are great if you are looking for someone smart to take an exam FOR you, but useless if you are trying to find a tutor who can actually teach the concepts in a clear and coherent manner.

Your time is valuable and you deserve a tutor who can communicate with compassion. While I have spent the last 12 years working in experimental physics, I am NOT your stereotypical physicist. I am a tutor who can connect with students in a meaningful way so that they are excited to succeed. I am able to break down complex concepts in their language such that the student looks forward to meeting with me as an opportunity to learn rather than a requirement to avoid failing a class.

Quality education starts with finding the most effective way a student learns. Having worked with hundreds different students, I am proficient at identifying the gaps in knowledge that prevents them from understanding the problem completely. I remedy this with tailor-made lesson plans to remove the missing-links as well as assign homework to reinforce the concepts learned during our lesson.

I am VERY patient; if the first explanation does not work, I try a second, then a third, and sometimes even a fourth way of explaining the problem until we find the right strategy that causes it to click in their head. Having worked with a wide variety of students from different schools, I have a huge knowledge-base that allows me to predict what type of questions are asked on exams for each specific topic. I will assign and practice these types of questions multiple times with students so that when they see the same type of problem on their exam they do not freeze or blank. Rather, the student excels with the confidence that they have conquered a similar problem before.

Bio:
Currently a postdoc at UCLA in plasma physics. I love to travel, surf, and am passionate about playing cello and producing music.


Education

University of Texas at Austin
Physics
University of California at Los Angeles - Plasma Physics
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $90
  • Rate details: Group rates available, 1.5x pricing for groups up to 4. Inquire about larger groups.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/22/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

General Computer, Statistics

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Science

Chemistry, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Giovanni has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great tutor!

Giovanni to tired my grandson in chemistry and he was extremely helpful! We are going to book more sessions with him. He made it understandable and relatable

Elizabeth, 3 lessons with Giovanni

Super helpful and nice

I am absolutely terrible at calculus but I am currently making an A in the class and it is all due to Gio. He explains everything really well and simplifies it more than professors usually do. He'll go through your worksheets and homework and help you work each problem out while also generalizing the math used in each problem. He's great.

Wyatt, 12 lessons with Giovanni

Great Tutor! Very knowledgeable!

I was looking for a tutor to help my daughter with her Honors Chemistry Class. Giovanni made my daughter feel at ease and he helped guide her through the topics she was struggling with. He has a great teaching style and relates well to his students. He is sharp and my daughter feels less anxious knowing Giovanni is available if she needs support in any of her classes. I highly recommend Giovanni as a tutor.

Dana, 18 lessons with Giovanni

Chill and kind tutor.

Giovani helped me get ready for my physics final. I will definitely hit him up for calculus help next year! Felt like I could relate to him and he made learning the boring parts of physics fun.

Trent, 1 lesson with Giovanni

Fabulous job, very patient and friendly

I’m 10 years out of high school math and was very worried about my statistics class. He explained the concepts to me so patiently, and with good humor- I aced my quiz

Samantha, 4 lessons with Giovanni

Lifesaver!!!

Giovanni helped me so much! I felt like I would never understand any of the conceptual problems my professor would test us with, but Giovanni helped make sense of them! Literally, a lifesaver. Definitely gonna tutor with him again!

Kat, 4 lessons with Giovanni

enthusiastic and knowledgeable

We did a cursory review of all the information that will be covered on an upcoming test. This helped to identify the areas I was weak, and in need of further explanation regarding the concepts. Giovanni is excellent at breaking it down, and making the material relatable in a way that I could better understand it.

Sylvia, 1 lesson with Giovanni

Great teacher!

Thank you Giovanni. It was a great first session and you were able to jump right in, explain the material and make it a very productive review!

Beth, 41 lessons with Giovanni

Very patient

My daughter is working on word problems and isolating the variable to one side of an algebraic equation. Giovanni is very patient and is great at helping her work through the problems.

Ann, 18 lessons with Giovanni
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$90/hour

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