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Rutger R.

San Diego, CA

$75/hr

Stanford Grad | Expertise in English, Math, and Science

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Stanford University
English Literature

Education

Stanford University (English Literature)

About Rutger

My tutoring experience started during my Freshman year at Stanford University, when I traveled to Papua New Guinea to teach a variety of subjects to a class of seventh graders. After battling malaria, I returned to the States having lived without electricity and running water for two and a half months. The following summer, I decided to take a break from my studies in Biology at Stanford to attend Columbia University, where I studied the Bible and Abnormal Psychology. After finishing my semester as a visiting student with a 4.0 GPA, I flew abroad to study English Literature at Oxford University, where I achieved a 3.8 GPA. Upon returning to Stanford, I switched my major from Biology to English Literature, in addition to adding a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. I spent my senior year writing a 70-page Honors thesis and tutoring students at East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring. I graduated from Stanford University with Honors and a 3.8 GPA and was immediately accepted into the Master's program for Cognitive Neuroscience. After the gut-wrenching decision of forgoing the Master's program in favor of my career as a musician, I started tutoring again because of the flexibility and fulfillment it affords me. I have been tutoring for the past year now, and I hope that I can continue doing so for as long as I can. My tutoring experience started during my Freshman year at Stanford University, when I traveled to Papua New Guinea to teach a variety of subjects to a class of seventh graders. After battling malaria, I returned to the States having lived without electricity and running water for two and a half months. The following summer, I decided to take a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92102
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Microbiology, Philosophy, Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Music:
Drums, Guitar, Songwriting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Volleyball, Water Polo
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

During my senior year at Stanford, I tutored 2nd and 3rd graders at East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring. Upon graduation, I started tutoring two middle-schoolers in all subjects, which I have been doing for the past year. I also taught all subjects at a primary school in Papua New Guinea for 3 months after my freshman year at Stanford, and I am currently a substitute at a Child Development Center.

Songwriting

I have been playing and writing music since I was ten years old. I am currently a professional musician in an Indie/Folk/Island/Jazz band called Ed Ghost Tucker, and I am the predominant songwriter for the band. I have helped fellow musicians become songwriters by encouraging their creativity, fostering their confidence, and focusing heavily on rhythm, sound, and melody. My methods rely on a close engagement with and attention to master songwriters like Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, and Lennon/McCartney.

Stanford University
English Literature

Education

Stanford University (English Literature)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rutger will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92102.

Background Check Status for Rutger R.

Rutger R. passed a background check on 6/2/14. The check was ordered by Rutger through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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