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Brian H.

Carlsbad, CA

$30/hour

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

In-person lessons
400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/21/15
5.0 average from 171 ratings
The Perfect Tutor
— Cathy, Carlsbad, CA on 1/29/15

$30/Hour


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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 four 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.

I've also worked 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 at CSUSM with the goal of becoming a high school math teacher. As part of the credential program, I have recently been doing classroom observation at various schools in the Oceanside School District.

References/Credentials/Legal: I can provide references from school staff by request.

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. If I've tutored myself out of a job I consider that a great success! For me, it's really about the experience and reward of seeing students' progress.

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! You may have noticed my response rate is poor lately: this is mostly since Wyzant recently changed it so after 24 hours you are unable to respond. I'm quite busy between classes, tutoring, and classroom observation for my credential that I've just barely missed that 24 hour window on a few occasions. I am trying to improve at it by responding promptly regardless, though I will say your best chance of reaching me immediately is in the afternoon/evening.
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 four years, I've been taking private clients. I have tutoring 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

"A Great Tutor"

- Caladh, Carlsbad, CA on 9/19/17

"very dependable!"

- Cori, San Marcos, CA on 5/27/16

"Fantastic tutor"

- Tracy, Carlsbad, CA on 4/2/16

"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 rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

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