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Brian G.

Encino, CA

$60/hour

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500+ Hours
5.0 average from 136 ratings
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— Karen, Encino, CA on 9/28/17

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Tulane University, New Orleans,LA.
Electrical Eng.

Education

Tulane University, New Orleans,LA. (Electrical Eng.)

About Brian

I am an electrical engineering graduate from Tulane University. I took several courses in various levels of math, including calculus, statistics, linear algebra and differential equations. Beginning my junior year, I became a teaching assistant for the math department. I helped grade homework assignments and weekly quizzes for intro. calculus and all the way up to calculus III.

In addition to my degree, I have been a tutor for almost 10 years. I have tutored mainly the SAT and ACT, as well as all levels of high school math and science. My philosophy with my students is baby steps. Essentially, break a problem into its parts as far as needed until it begins to click for the student. Alternatively, I've used "metaphors" to group a problem into its particular family. Often times, a math problem seems difficult but it is really just "disguised" really well. The same techniques used to solve "easy" problems can be applied to solve difficult ones, just with more steps. I'm proud to have had success with both methods.

Kindness and empathy are my cornerstones when working with students. I know how it feels when teachers talk down to their students - plenty of engineering profs don't get this. With kindness and empathy, the learning experience becomes comfortable and even enjoyable. I also try to instill trust! Trust is vitally important for students trying to understand something new. I like to convey "we" are in this together: let me steer the ship and let the student hop on-board.
I am an electrical engineering graduate from Tulane University. I took several courses in various levels of math, including calculus, statistics, linear algebra and differential equations. Beginning my junior year, I became a teaching assistant for the math department. I helped grade homework assignments and weekly quizzes for intro. calculus and Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Encino, CA 91316
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Karen, Encino, CA on 9/28/17

"A highly skilled teacher"

- Paisley, Topanga, CA on 9/9/17

"Excellent Math Tutor"

- Robin, Los Angeles, CA on 6/21/17

"Excellent, first class!!"

- Debbie, Northridge, CA on 6/2/17

"Very nice and patient tutor!"

- Alexa, Studio City, CA on 5/7/17

"Knowledgable"

- Brendon, Valencia, CA on 5/6/17

"Productive with time, helpful, direct, proficiently gauges teaching needs"

- Suanne, Burbank, CA on 4/24/17

"Great tutor"

- Kristina, North Hills, CA on 4/13/17

"Upbeat and Knowledgeable"

- Erica, Long Beach, CA on 3/22/17

"Friendly and non-judgmental"

- Maris, Van Nuys, CA on 3/15/17

"Helpful First Lesson"

- Yasser, Tujunga, CA on 2/28/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Soraya, San Marino, CA on 2/1/17

"Brian is an EXCELLENT Tutor in every way!"

- Scott, Simi Valley, CA on 11/11/16

"Knowledge and Patience Tutor"

- Nancy, Simi Valley, CA on 11/3/16

"Amazing Efficient Talented Available Tutor"

- Emily, Lake Forest, IL on 7/27/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Common Core, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Finite Math, GED, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering,
Elementary Science, Geology, Nutrition, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, PSAT, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Common Core, COOP/HSPT,
GED, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, LSAT, MCAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 63, Series 7, TOEFL
Computer:
Java, JavaScript
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL
History:
Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Common Core, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, GRE, Series 7
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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COOP/HSPT

I have an electrical engineering degree from Tulane University. I have been a high school tutor for over 10 years since 2005. I've tutored every high school math course from arithmetic to calculus. I've taught standardized tests in a group class setting, including the COOP/HSPT, SAT, ACTand GMAT. I can provide references!

Electrical Engineering

I have an electrical engineering degree from Tulane University. Transcript available upon request.

Tulane University, New Orleans,LA.
Electrical Eng.

Education

Tulane University, New Orleans,LA. (Electrical Eng.)

Great tutor!

Very knowledgeable about Calculus and explained things well to our son in preparing for an exam. He was easy to interact with and gave some tips that the teacher had not.

— Karen, Encino, CA on 9/28/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 35 miles of Encino, CA 91316.