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UC Berkeley (Physics)
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.
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
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.
Gregory is a very talented tutor I enjoyed a lot the lessons with him. We started a series of lessons and I hope he can tutor me for a long time. He is a very reliable person and precise on the schedule appointments.
Greg is professional and punctual. I never had to wait long for him to return a phone call, e-mail back and meet with me. I like that he explains different approaches to solving equations. He's very knowledgeable about Advanced Algebra, so I'd recommend him as a math tutor. His explanations to math problems are understandable, but I suggest he simplifies them even more. At the end of our tutoring session, I feel confident that I can solve problems that he guided me on.
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In addition to undergraduate coursework, I have taken 2 years of graduate coursework in in a graduate Biochemistry program.
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).
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