Over 200 tutoring hours

Brian H.

Carlsbad, CA

$30/hour

Affordable, Experienced (Geometry/Alg I/Alg II/Business Math/SAT)

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Background check passed as of 5/21/15
5.0 average from 110 ratings
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— Cathy, Carlsbad, CA on 1/29/15

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Education

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

About Brian

I have been tutoring in an official capacity for almost two years and for much longer than that unofficially. I was the "go-to guy" among my school friends for math help! I started out volunteering at Oceanside High School, helping out students struggling with math. Over the past two years, I've been taking private clients. I have tutoring experience with geometry honors, algebra I and II honors, statistics, business math, SAT math, and the CAHSEE.

Recently, I worked this summer as a tutor for Claire Burgener (an independent study school in Oceanside School District) where I got valuable experience teaching groups of students. I'm currently pursuing my teaching credential with the goal of becoming a high school math teacher.

References/Credentials/Legal: I can provide references from school staff by request. I had to undergo an extensive federal and state background check done before tutoring at Oceanside High School, and I just had a background check completed by LexisNexis for WyzAnt.

I come from a math-focused family (my mom taught math at USD) and have a natural talent for connecting with students. Teaching math is something I've been exposed to my whole life, whether it was private instruction from a university math teacher (my mom) or helping friends and classmates.

Other Comments: My focus is on the conceptual level. I do not think it's helpful to simply have students memorize formulas with a "paint by numbers" approach. I truly believe it's best to understand the "why" of how to complete a problem. Not only does it give them more of a foundation for any future math education, it teaches them how to problem solve on their own so that eventually, they don't depend on a tutor to learn tougher concepts.

I am flexible with pricing and I try to provide affordable, competitive rates. I am fine driving upwards of 20 miles to meet you at your home, though especially long drives may require compensation for gas (just a few bucks). Meeting me at my home is fine as well if that is preferred.

If you have any questions, please, feel free to contact me, and I will try to be as prompt and thorough as possible in answering them!
I have been tutoring in an official capacity for almost two years and for much longer than that unofficially. I was the "go-to guy" among my school friends for math help! I started out volunteering at Oceanside High School, helping out students struggling with math. Over the past two years, I've Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Carlsbad, CA 92009
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"The Perfect Tutor"

- Cathy, Carlsbad, CA on 1/29/15

"Patient and Helpful"

- Rachel, Vista, CA on 1/29/16

"Perfect for my son. Patient and sharp."

- Susan, Carlsbad, CA on 1/16/16

"Great Job and Awesome Tutor"

- David, Carlsbad, CA on 12/15/15

"Fantastic!"

- Jennifer, Carlsbad, CA on 6/11/15

"Very thorough and patient with my 8th grader"

- Susan, Carlsbad, CA on 10/26/14

"Very patient and easy to relate to!"

- Sheri, Oceanside, CA on 1/23/14

"Best Algebra Tutor!"

- Rich, Oceanside, CA on 12/24/13

"Great tutor, good communication skills"

- Ariani, Carlsbad, CA on 11/5/13

"Exceptional!"

- Jo Anne, Carlsbad, CA on 10/25/13

"Amazing Tutor!"

- Sierra, San Diego, CA on 5/29/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Education

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

The Perfect Tutor — Brian is a terrific tutor. Our son always had A's in math but with the new Common Core, he started the year with a D. Brian has spent his own time researching Common Core and has helped our son understand how to answer the math questions by digging deeper into the problems. He is very patient and really lets our son work through the problem himself and then reviews and explains with him - whic ...

— Cathy, Carlsbad, CA on 1/29/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 10 miles of Carlsbad, CA 92009.