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Brian G.

Academic and Test Skills Coach

Academic and Test Skills Coach

$55/hour

  • 828 hours tutoring

  • Los Angeles, CA 90046

About Brian


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Tulane University, New Orleans,LA.
Electrical Eng.

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $58
  • Travel policy: Within 35 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/5/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, Grammar, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Geography, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

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

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

Geography

Science

Biology, Chemistry

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

COOP/HSPT,

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!
ACT English, ACT Math, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (174 ratings)
5 star
(167)
4 star
(4)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(2)

Reviews


Very Patient Tutor

Love his approach and attitude. He has a very nonjudgmental and no pressure teaching approach. Was punctual and stayed as long as my student needed. He is very friendly.

Miranda, 3 lessons with Brian

Great teacher

He was late for the agreed time but was apologetic about it. He covered a few topics with my daughter on her algebra 2 finals. He was a bit fast but my daughter understood and said has helped with her struggles. We look forward to more sessions with Brian

Carla, 2 lessons with Brian

Great Bio Tutor for my 9th grader!

My ninth grader has been struggling in ninth grade Biology, and Brian has really helped him understand the material. He comes prepared, knows his stuff, is very friendly and is super patient too.

Ling, 1 lesson with Brian

Lively, Engaging, and Enthusiastic Tutor for Trigonometry or Other Math subjects!

My son just had his second session with Brian and we are both very happy we found him. Even though both sessions were in the late evening, Brian's liveliness and enthusiasm helped to engage my son throughout the 2+ hour session. He patiently and thoroughly went over each problem of the homework, making sure that my son understood the underlying concepts. His explanations are clear and common sense - he helps make the student feel as though they probably understood the subject all along! After both sessions with Brian, my son appeared relaxed, happy and confident, and much less intimidated by the subject. We are definitely sticking with Brian for the rest of the year!

Selene, 2 lessons with Brian

Hspt test prep

Thank you for helping Jaden get ready for the hspt test.Brian has given Jaden more confidence and now is ready to take the test.brian is also easy to work with and jaden had a great time studying with him.I highly recommend Brian to anybody that needs help.

Allan, 2 lessons with Brian

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, 3 lessons with Brian

A highly skilled teacher

Brian is a skilled teacher that effectively, and patiently, clarified so much for my son in one session. We/he look forward to the next session.

Paisley, 11 lessons with Brian

Excellent Math Tutor

Brian is very patient and has a great grasp of the concepts. He was able to break difficult material down and make it easier to comprehend. If you're looking for a Calculus tutor, Brian is your guy.

Robin, 4 lessons with Brian

Excellent, first class!!

Brian helped both my boys, Geometry and trigonometry, respectively. He is a first-class teacher. We've tried several other tutors for years with varying results, never fully satisfied. But with Brian, we are here to stay. He is kind, thorough, knowledgeable and a gentleman. Thank you, Brian!

Debbie, 85 lessons with Brian
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Brian G.

$55/hour

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