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Brian G.

Academic and Test Skills Coach

Academic and Test Skills Coach

$60/hour

  • 723 hours tutoring

  • Hollywood Los Angeles, CA 90038

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

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 35 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • 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

Computer

Java

Corporate Training

Grammar, Java, Statistics

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, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

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

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics

Other

Geography

Science

Biology, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, GED, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math, Statistics

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, ASVAB, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (157 ratings)
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Reviews

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

Very nice and patient tutor!

This was my son's first time with Brian, when I finished the session my son told me I want to tutoring again with him .. it's very nice. For me, my son has told me that he likes him very much, that is very important, since a student does not learn from someone with whom they feels uncomfortable, but they learns a lot from someone they likes. Thank you so much Brian it was a pleasure to meet you.

Alexa, 1 lesson with Brian

Knowledgable

He has helped me with Calculus 1, really good tutor. He knows his stuff and is always prepared. Very flexible to meet your schedule as well. Highly recommend him if you need a good tutor!

Brendon, 9 lessons with Brian

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

Hypothess testing, use of statistics calculator, confidence intervals, two sample t-tests, p-values and knowing when to reject the null hypothesis. He explained probabilities and test statistics in terms I could understand.

Suanne, 1 lesson with Brian

Great tutor

My son had a very difficult college math class and Brian was able to help him understand the material and he got a B. I would definitely contact him again for a math class if we needed him.

Kristina, 12 lessons with Brian

Upbeat and Knowledgeable

Brian really helped my daughter. She was so far behind in her Algebra 2 class and felt lost. Brian stayed extra time to help get her caught up. She said she feels so much more knowledgeable, and that's after only one lesson. Looking forward to more lessons. Thanks Brian!

Erica, 5 lessons with Brian

$60/hour

Brian G.

$60/hour

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