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Gary G.

Cerritos, CA


Passionate Teacher of English, Computers, Business and Martial Arts

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4.0 average from 6 ratings
— Shawn, Anaheim, CA on 10/6/15

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UCI Irvine



UCI Irvine (Other)

About Gary

Are you a student who sometimes asks, "Why am I learning this topic?" Or, "When am I going to use this in the real-world?" If you've asked these questions, then you're probably bored with those subjects. I will show you how to master a topic and as a result, become passionate about that subject.

For more than 30 years, I've tutored and taught a wide-range of subjects. I've taught students: writing skills; computer applications; business classes; trumpet playing and even martial arts.

I learned early in life that the best way to master a subject is to "learn how to learn". Therefore, as your instructor I will give you a systematic way to approach your subjects.

Over the past thirty years, I've been able to change careers multiple times in order to capture opportunities. I received my degree in Economics from UCLA. Most people get locked into a profession because of their college major. I've managed to successfully transition into a wide range of professions such as IT project management, stock trading, paralegal work are a few examples.

In this economy, possessing the ability to learn new subjects and skills is important for career survival. Knowing how to research and learn new skills will save you time and money.

As your instructor, I will promise you this:

Learning is one of the greatest joys in life. All of us have the capacity to enjoy learning. I will help you find that "joy". Mastering a subject takes dedication and passion. But, it can also be quite fun. I will always strive to make learning fun. Lastly, I will never force you to learn through "rote" memorization. This is painful and tedious. I will show you how "subject immersion" is superior to learning through sheer repetition.

Credentials: UCLA, B.A. Economics -- UCLA Alumni Scholar; UCI, Paralegal Certificate 4.0 GPA and Certified Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan Instructor -- Certified by Grandmaster Ark Yuey Wong in 1977. Second certification given by Grandmaster Ralph Moi Shun in 1989. Studied trumpet from the late studio musician and master instructor, Claude Gordon.
Are you a student who sometimes asks, "Why am I learning this topic?" Or, "When am I going to use this in the real-world?" If you've asked these questions, then you're probably bored with those subjects. I will show you how to master a topic and as a result, become passionate about that subject.

For more than 30 years, I've tutored and
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cerritos, CA 90703
In-person lessons


- Shawn, Anaheim, CA on 10/6/15

"Great Tutor"

- Ana, Cerritos, CA on 11/18/14

"Patient and committed tutor"

- Rochelle, Redondo Beach, CA on 10/16/14

"Knowledgeable tutor."

- Ling, Cypress, CA on 2/8/14

"Broad knowledge base."

- Jim, Whittier, CA on 7/1/13
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
General Computer,
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
American History, Geography, Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Law, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Martial Arts

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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General Computer

I'll help you learn and master Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

If you're still puzzled by how a computer works, I can teach you about hardware too.

Lastly, if you're starting from "square one", I'm quite patient with people who are totally new to technology.

Martial Arts

I began studying Chinese martial arts in 1968 from the late Grandmaster Ark Yuey Wong. In 1973, Wong awarded me my "Instructor's Certificate" (equivalent to other systems' black belt designation).

Then, from 1973 until 2002, I studied Shaolin kung fu and Tai Chi Chuan (Combat emphasis) from Grandmaster Ralph Moi Shun. Grandmaster Shun was not just my second instructor. He was also my brother-in-law. Chinese masters typically pass on their esoteric knowledge (e.g. the science of striking neurological shutdown points...aka "dim mak") to their family members. Luckily, as a family member, Shun took me "under his wings" and systematically, taught me the intricacies of his system.

Before Shun passed away in 2002, he acknowledged that I was the "inheritor" of his art.

I have been teaching Chinese martial arts for 40 years and have been a practitioner for 45.

Microsoft Access

Since 1995, I've worked with Microsoft Access. During the "dotcom" era, I worked with a firm specializing in developing relational database programs.

The firm utilized Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and Sybase for its database platforms. However, we mostly used MS Access during the modeling phase.

Most recently, I designed a litigation support database using Microsoft Access. I designed the program to help the attorneys sift through over 1,000 invoices containing over 15,000 line items. The program helped the lawyers establish an argument that the opposing side had over-billed and double-billed.


Studied trumpet from the virtuoso-studio musician, Claude Gordon.

The late Claude Gordon was perhaps the most influential brass instructor of the twentieth century. He wrote books, lectured and taught professional artists that held lead positions in well-known jazz bands and symphony orchestras.

In the early 1970s, I played with the UCLA jazz band. From the 1973 to 1980, I performed with a number of retro big bands (playing music from the 1940s) and worked on several radio commercials.

UCI Irvine



UCI Irvine (Other)

Knowledgeable — Was very good tutor. Really makes you think in Real Estate about some of the concepts taught. Makes you get your money's worth. ...

— Shawn, Anaheim, CA on 10/6/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gary will travel within 20 miles of Cerritos, CA 90703.