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Alan G.

Berkeley/MIT Grad tutor in Math, Science, Entrepreneur/Business

Berkeley/MIT Grad tutor in Math, Science, Entrepreneur/Business

$70/hour

  • 22 hours tutoring

About Alan


Bio

Thank you for considering me as your tutor! I really enjoy helping people understand complicated subjects like math and science, and I learned them myself while in school by working as a tutor. I graduated from UC Berkeley and went on to earn a masters degree at MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. I've worked for 15+ years as an engineer, entrepreneur and business leader.

I'll be a great tutor for you because I know the subjects very well, I am able to explain them into...

Thank you for considering me as your tutor! I really enjoy helping people understand complicated subjects like math and science, and I learned them myself while in school by working as a tutor. I graduated from UC Berkeley and went on to earn a masters degree at MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. I've worked for 15+ years as an engineer, entrepreneur and business leader.

I'll be a great tutor for you because I know the subjects very well, I am able to explain them into very simple steps, and I'll provide practical easy-to-follow instructions on how to solve the problems. I'm also very patient and understanding with people who need some help to get through difficult subjects.

In addition to math and science, I can help you with SAT/GMAT/GRE test prep, business and entrepreneurship, topics in electrical engineering, and in nutrition and fitness. I look forward to our first session! Thanks for your consideration.


Education

UC Berkeley
undergrad
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Masters

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Schedule

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

My 12 years' entrepreneurship and business experience includes building technology business from inception to sale, creating and executing business plans, managing software, installation and technical teams, business development with customers, and company wide operations matching business goals with strategy and implementation.
GRE,

GRE

GRE review requires diverse skills in math, reasoning, verbal comprehension and expression. Depending on student needs, I focus first on understanding how to solve problems, then work on speed by working problems under the time constraints of test taking conditions, and finally on strategies to help increase scores such as eliminating wrong answers. In the quantitative section, I'll go through the math subjects, with the student working problems as we go through to make sure the information becomes sticky and fully understood. In the verbal section, I'll focus on the types of questions asked, how to highlight and notate passages for quick reference when answering, and building up vocabulary. Finally for the writing section, we'll review how writing samples are scored and what criteria are used, and I'll critique writing samples prepared by the student. I also put together a task list to be completed on a weekly basis to help keep the student on track. Thanks for considering me as your tutor!
Microsoft Excel

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

My 12 years' entrepreneurship and business experience includes building technology business from inception to sale, creating and executing business plans, managing software, installation and technical teams, business development with customers, and company wide operations matching business goals with strategy and implementation.
Microsoft Excel

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a lot of experience in organization and developing good study skills. I use a method of breaking down study subjects into small goals as part of a list of actions to be completed. This helps the student organize the work they need to complete, and gives them an ongoing sense of accomplishment when each small task is completed. I also utilize a method which helps reinforce the material by seeing and using the concepts associated with the material in different ways, helping make it 'sticky' in their brain.
Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a lot of experience tutoring Algebra 1 and 2 as well as other math and technical subjects.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a lot of experience in organization and developing good study skills. I use a method of breaking down study subjects into small goals as part of a list of actions to be completed. This helps the student organize the work they need to complete, and gives them an ongoing sense of accomplishment when each small task is completed. I also utilize a method which helps reinforce the material by seeing and using the concepts associated with the material in different ways, helping make it 'sticky' in their brain.
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a lot of experience tutoring Algebra 1 and 2 as well as other math and technical subjects.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a lot of experience tutoring Algebra 1 and 2 as well as other math and technical subjects.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a lot of experience in organization and developing good study skills. I use a method of breaking down study subjects into small goals as part of a list of actions to be completed. This helps the student organize the work they need to complete, and gives them an ongoing sense of accomplishment when each small task is completed. I also utilize a method which helps reinforce the material by seeing and using the concepts associated with the material in different ways, helping make it 'sticky' in their brain.
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a lot of experience in organization and developing good study skills. I use a method of breaking down study subjects into small goals as part of a list of actions to be completed. This helps the student organize the work they need to complete, and gives them an ongoing sense of accomplishment when each small task is completed. I also utilize a method which helps reinforce the material by seeing and using the concepts associated with the material in different ways, helping make it 'sticky' in their brain.

Science

Nutrition

Nutrition

i have been studying nutrition for about 10 years, and have written a very comprehensive mobile app which incorporates health conditions, nutrients and foods into an information and tracking platform customized for each individual. This process has helped provide me very practical information which is greatly simplified for the typical user. The framework views health and nutrition as a classic system engineering problem (which is my professional background), where the body is broken down into 12 subsystems (cardiovascular, neurological, etc.), each with different health conditions, and with inputs from nutrients found in foods and supplements, and output measures such as blood tests, vital signs and other biomarkers. This provides confirmation that the nutritional goals are being met, and that the intended health effects are being realized.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have a degree in psychology, and have worked with ADD/ADHD individuals. I can help break down normal tasks into smaller goals which assist in overall organization and developing a process to complete them. This method may be applied for developing study skills and general habits, which further provide positive reinforcement when tasks are completed. I am also a very patient person, and understand the unique needs presented by these individuals.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a lot of experience in organization and developing good study skills. I use a method of breaking down study subjects into small goals as part of a list of actions to be completed. This helps the student organize the work they need to complete, and gives them an ongoing sense of accomplishment when each small task is completed. I also utilize a method which helps reinforce the material by seeing and using the concepts associated with the material in different ways, helping make it 'sticky' in their brain.

Sports/Recreation

Nutrition

Nutrition

i have been studying nutrition for about 10 years, and have written a very comprehensive mobile app which incorporates health conditions, nutrients and foods into an information and tracking platform customized for each individual. This process has helped provide me very practical information which is greatly simplified for the typical user. The framework views health and nutrition as a classic system engineering problem (which is my professional background), where the body is broken down into 12 subsystems (cardiovascular, neurological, etc.), each with different health conditions, and with inputs from nutrients found in foods and supplements, and output measures such as blood tests, vital signs and other biomarkers. This provides confirmation that the nutritional goals are being met, and that the intended health effects are being realized.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have a lot of experience tutoring Algebra 1 and 2 as well as other math and technical subjects.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a lot of experience in organization and developing good study skills. I use a method of breaking down study subjects into small goals as part of a list of actions to be completed. This helps the student organize the work they need to complete, and gives them an ongoing sense of accomplishment when each small task is completed. I also utilize a method which helps reinforce the material by seeing and using the concepts associated with the material in different ways, helping make it 'sticky' in their brain.
Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

GRE review requires diverse skills in math, reasoning, verbal comprehension and expression. Depending on student needs, I focus first on understanding how to solve problems, then work on speed by working problems under the time constraints of test taking conditions, and finally on strategies to help increase scores such as eliminating wrong answers. In the quantitative section, I'll go through the math subjects, with the student working problems as we go through to make sure the information becomes sticky and fully understood. In the verbal section, I'll focus on the types of questions asked, how to highlight and notate passages for quick reference when answering, and building up vocabulary. Finally for the writing section, we'll review how writing samples are scored and what criteria are used, and I'll critique writing samples prepared by the student. I also put together a task list to be completed on a weekly basis to help keep the student on track. Thanks for considering me as your tutor!
PSAT,

PSAT

I have learned many techniques with the PSAT and other standardized test to increase scores and instill confidence in the students.
SSAT,

SSAT

I have lot's of experience in helping with test preparation. In addition to helping understand how to solve the problems, I can also help with training for dealing with time constraints, and strategies during the test day itself.
ACT Math, SAT Math

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Great Tutor!

Alan is a great tutor. I would strongly recommend him. He has helped me with my GRE studies and better understand math concepts, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and writing analytic essays. He is very patient and helpful in his explanations!

Shahdah, 5 lessons with Alan

$70/hour

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Alan G.

$70/hour

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