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Brian T.

San Francisco, CA

$40/hour

Learn to love learning

700+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/24/15
4.9 average from 196 ratings
Great tutor!
— Ashley, San Francisco, CA on 9/18/15

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University of San Francisco
Mathematics and Economics

Education

University of San Francisco (Mathematics and Economics)

About Brian

I'm a lifetime learning enthusiast who loves to share! My focus is on compassionate instruction; I work to build up students study skills while mastering the material in a constructive, supporting environment.

My formal education consists of a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Economics. I have supplemented these informally by reading widely in Philosophy, History, Political Science, Biology, and Physics. I have a great passion for the history of ideas, which allows me to convey a subject's place in the greater picture of human affairs. Again and again, I've found that this allows me to offer students multiple entry points into the material they're working with; if the presentation in their lectures or textbooks does not engage the student's cognitive strengths, an alternate explanation can greatly smooth their path to mastery!

I've been tutoring college level composition intermittently for ten years, and mathematics for six. In the last two years I've transitioned to tutoring full time. During this time I've come to appreciate the tremendous returns a bit of outside help can yield: a handful of hours in a positive, encouraging learning environment can be the difference between years of struggle and a lifetime of enjoyment.

I hope you'll give me a chance to share the experience of loving learning with you!
I'm a lifetime learning enthusiast who loves to share! My focus is on compassionate instruction; I work to build up students study skills while mastering the material in a constructive, supporting environment.

My formal education consists of a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Economics. I have supplemented these informally by reading
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Policies

Groups at $25 per person per hour, minimum of 2 people.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of San Francisco, CA 94118
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Ashley, San Francisco, CA on 9/18/15

"Very knowledgeable, relatable tutor"

- David, San Francisco, CA on 12/8/16

"Lifesaver!!"

- Eliica, San Francisco, CA on 10/31/16

"Excellent first session with Brian"

- Patrick, San Francisco, CA on 9/30/16

"The best tutor ever"

- Mary-Helen, San Francisco, CA on 9/3/16

"Great teacher and incredibly knowledgeable on the fly"

- Christina, San Francisco, CA on 8/22/16

"Helpful and accommodating tutor"

- Sonya, San Francisco, CA on 8/10/16

"Patient, subject knowledgeable, and open to all the myriad ways to learn"

- Gregory, San Francisco, CA on 6/29/16

"Patient and Fun Tutor"

- Isabelle, Daly City, CA on 5/16/16

"Fantastic teacher. Extremely patient."

- Helen, San Francisco, CA on 5/11/16

"Great tutoring session"

- Angelica, San Francisco, CA on 3/27/16

"Knowledgeable and patient."

- Mirkena, Daly City, CA on 3/23/16

"Awesome Tutor"

- Heather, San Francisco, CA on 3/16/16

"Very knowledgable, patient and nice."

- Cache, San Francisco, CA on 2/4/16

"Great tutor"

- Jennifer, San Rafael, CA on 1/6/16

"Awesome tutor!"

- Priyanka, Half Moon Bay, CA on 11/24/15

"Excellent tutor!"

- Tina, Daly City, CA on 11/13/15

"Five stars!"

- Josh, San Francisco, CA on 11/3/15

"Patient, skilled tutor!"

- Oliver, San Francisco, CA on 8/1/15

"Great teacher!"

- Alex, San Francisco, CA on 4/18/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Econometrics, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Philosophy
Music:
General Music
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core, SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer, Python
History:
Classics, Government & Politics, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Linear Algebra

I took "Linear Algebra" as part of my Math degree, and "Math for Economists" (a graduate level course in optimization of matrices in arbitrary dimensions) as part of my Economics degree. I study abstract algebra as a hobby in my spare time (abstract algebra is a surprisingly good bus ride diversion) and am quite familiar with the history of the discipline, and alternate lines of argument for a number of significant results. I had the good fortune to study Linear Algebra with a professor who emphasized its connections with the geometry of transformations of the plane, so I can convey the material graphically as well as symbolically.

University of San Francisco
Mathematics and Economics

Education

University of San Francisco (Mathematics and Economics)

Great tutor!

Brian is excellent! I am currently in tutoring sessions with him for MBA level quantitative analysis and statistics. He was on time, extremely well-prepared, patient and super intelligent. He was knowledgeable in the subject matter and also knew how to break down problems into a simpler format that was easy to understand. I really enjoyed learning from him and would definitely recommend him to oth

— Ashley, San Francisco, CA on 9/18/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Groups at $25 per person per hour, minimum of 2 people.

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 5 miles of San Francisco, CA 94118.