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Gregory K.

San Francisco, CA


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Background check passed as of 1/12/10
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UC Berkeley


UC Berkeley (Physics)

About Gregory

I graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in physics, gained a lot of training from UCSF/SFSU/CCSF in Medical Device Design and Electrical Engineering.

Physics is a mathematically intensive major and as a result I have very strong algebra, geometry, and calculus skills. Since I've been tutoring for over 10 years, I have developed strong methods of explaining complex concepts -- allowing sessions to be more productive.

My philosophy of tutoring is that the student, above all else, must get the credit for their progress -- the tutor does not intercept this credit if it does not come on its own from the student. This allows the student to feel bold when approaching future difficulties. Then the student shall find him/herself clearing away larger and larger difficulties before turning around and asking the tutor for help.

In the past 4 years, working at various startups in the SF Bay Area, I've gained experience in Android App Development, Java programming, as well as Javascript/Responsive Web-design, and electrical design for IOT devices.

I have been practicing guitar and piano since I was 4, and have studied under Grammy-nominated Jazz pianist -- Mark Little. I performed at the Beach Chalet with vibraphonist Jerry Gross, and at the Savannah Jazz Club alongside the legendary "Pee Wee" Ellis.

I have tutored/taught as a physics tutor, physics class teacher's assistant, and math tutor for UC Berkeley, San Francisco University High School (SFUHS), and Summerbridge San Francisco.

I Co-founded a technology summer-camp/afterschool program called TechLabEducation, where we reduced class size, gave every student a computer, and pushed to teach only the most cutting edge material (Bootstrap Web Design, Github, Arduino/Raspberry-Pi, 3D-Printing, Java/C/Python, etc.). I was in charge of Hardware Courses: Analog-Electronics/Arduino-Robotics/Raspberry-Pi-Programming/CAD/3D-Printing, and co-organized many hardware-centric Hackathons.

In particular, I led our weather-balloon-hackathon -- a favorite where 30+ students helped to assemble and launch a 3G-GPS--Arduino-Raspberry-Pi weather balloon that texted it's GPS location back to Earth once a minute.

I have learned to accommodate diverse learning styles, and am confident in my abilities as an educator.
I graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in physics, gained a lot of training from UCSF/SFSU/CCSF in Medical Device Design and Electrical Engineering.

Physics is a mathematically
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36 hours notice required
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Travels within 15 miles of San Francisco, CA 94134
Background Check: Passed
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"Simply Wonderful"

- Robert, Lafayette, CA on 11/16/13

"Great Tutor"

- Maria, Palo Alto, CA on 10/23/13

"He can show you more than one way to solve a problem"

- Gayle, Daly City, CA on 2/16/10
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Anatomy, Astronomy, Biochemistry,
Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Geology, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology
AutoCAD, C, C++, Computer Programming,
General Computer, HTML, Java, Linux,
MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Python,
SQL, UNIX, Web Design
General Music
Elementary Education:
GMAT, GRE, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:
C++, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, HTML, Java, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), SQL, Statistics, Web Design

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In addition to undergraduate coursework, I have taken 2 years of graduate coursework in in a graduate Biochemistry program.

Computer Programming

I hope to convey that I am a pretty competent programmer -- especially in C-like languages (although I also spend a lot of time coding in python and javascript). I would be happy to provide samples of my work as a programer based on my github contributions.


I taught an intro to Linux Administration course at TechLab Education last summer. (My students were ages 9-14, we went over a great deal of topics playing Capture-the-file) I've been studying Linux Admin topics at local Hackerspaces for 4+ years.


I am currently helping a Stanford professor code and prepare a Mathematica notebook to be published to the web.


I've been teaching my students Python (the way it appeals to finishing projects makes it the best way to get into coding IMO).

Web Design

I have taught and tutored web design last summer at TechLab Education. I have experience with WebGL, Three.js, Firebase, Angular.js, Bootstrap, and the bread-and-butter Javascript-HTML-CSS.

UC Berkeley


UC Berkeley (Physics)

Simply Wonderful — It is with great excitement that I write a review for Gregory. He is patient, knowledgeable, and passes on great wisdom. It is refreshing that prior to lessons he has an outline of planned action, based on the topic. You will come away with a complete assignment and new tips to make your life easier. ...

— Robert, Lafayette, CA on 11/16/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $150.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gregory will travel within 15 miles of San Francisco, CA 94134.

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