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Robert R.

MA's math & writing, 5 yrs exp in K-12 sciences, math, English

MA's math & writing, 5 yrs exp in K-12 sciences, math, English

$40/hour

  • 171 hours tutoring

  • Santa Rosa, CA 95409

About Robert


Bio

My name is Robert. I have recently relocated from Boston from North Bay.

I have a MFA in playwriting and an MA in mathematics because I am passionate about teaching and discovery. I have taught and tutored all ages from preschool through college, in all levels of biology, mathematics, physics, reading, and writing.

For the past five years, I was the in-house substitute teacher for students preschool through grade 6 at Lesley Ellis School in Arlington. My nickname was “Wobert the Wascally...

My name is Robert. I have recently relocated from Boston from North Bay.

I have a MFA in playwriting and an MA in mathematics because I am passionate about teaching and discovery. I have taught and tutored all ages from preschool through college, in all levels of biology, mathematics, physics, reading, and writing.

For the past five years, I was the in-house substitute teacher for students preschool through grade 6 at Lesley Ellis School in Arlington. My nickname was “Wobert the Wascally Wabbit” because I'm silly, but also gentle, kind and dedicated. Substituting has made me comfortable with a wide range of students over a wide range of subjects. I am happy to provide parent and teacher references from Lesley Ellis.

My passion for learning stems from my firsthand experiences with students. In past summers, my students and I have counted trees, collected bugs, and banded chicks. This past winter we pruned trees with the Charles River Conservancy. In the spring, my Cambridge Science Festival exhibit let passers-by explore and imitate birdsong.

Working in these diverse environments has taught me how to guide children to discover and then to let them explore, how to teach a new idea and then get out of the way. In addition, my experiences as an actor and a playwright have taught me how to inspire students to uncover their own ideas and express them.

My goal is to get students excited about learning, the world, and the future. I truly appreciate your time. Thank you!


Education

University of California, Berkeley, CA
undergrad
University of Hawaii, Manoa
Masters
Lesley University
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $60 for in-person / $40 for online
  • Rate details: $80/hr for 2 students $90/hr for 3 students $100/hr for 4 students
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Santa Rosa, CA 95409
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/14/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I've worked as a writer, proofreader and editor for several years. Having just completed my MFA in Creative Writing in June, my writing, tutoring, and study skills are freshly honed. My experience includes scientific, literary, and personal essays, research articles, and textbooks. I encourage students to build on their natural way of thinking, writing, and problem-solving. My math background helps me teach students how to identify arguments when they read and make arguments when they write.
Statistics

Statistics

As a field researcher, I have applied statistics to analyze the tendencies of a wide variety of ecosystems, from river systems to old growth forests to food chains.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past five years, I have taught in early childhood and elementary classrooms at Lesley Ellis School. Lesley Ellis embraced emergent and anti-bias curriculum as well as art exploration inspired by Reggio Emilia. Their philosophy and guidance helped me learn how to gently lead children to explore and then to step out of their way. I am deeply committed to education. In past summers, my students and I have counted trees, collected bugs, and banded chicks. This past winter we pruned trees with the Charles River Conservancy. In the spring, my Cambridge Science Festival exhibit let passers-by explore and imitate birdsong. My goal is to excite children about discovering the world around them.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have an MFA in Playwriting and an MA in Mathematics because I am passionate about writing and solving problems in creative ways. For the past five years, I taught preschool through grade 6 at Lesley Ellis School, where we embraced emergent and anti-bias curriculum as well as art exploration inspired by Reggio Emilia. During that time, I taught and tutored reading, writing, English, and mathematics. I have also worked as an editor of elementary mathematics textbooks and study guides. I encourage students to build on their natural way of thinking, writing, and problem-solving. My goal is to get them excited about finding solutions and discovering the world.
Reading,

Reading

For the past five years, I have taught reading to students from preschool to grade 6 at Lesley Ellis School and as a private tutor to students of all ages. I work using phonics, prior knowledge, and experience to guide the student toward comprehension, independence, and mastery.
Elementary Science

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT for many years. I help students assess strengths and weaknesses in the skills being tested. Our first goal is to improve those skills. Next, we move on to taking practice exams and developing strategies that are specific to taking these tests. Those strategies include using the answers to streamline and check work as well as relaxation and time management.
English,

English

I am deeply committed to writing. This past summer, I completed my MFA in creative writing. In addition, for the past five years, I have worked as an educational writer and editor as well as a teacher and tutor of writing. My experience includes scientific, literary, and personal essays and research papers. My goal is to help students learn how to express themselves through writing.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I've worked as a writer, proofreader and editor for several years. Having just completed my MFA in Creative Writing in June, my writing, tutoring, and study skills are freshly honed. My experience includes scientific, literary, and personal essays, research articles, and textbooks. I encourage students to build on their natural way of thinking, writing, and problem-solving. My math background helps me teach students how to identify arguments when they read and make arguments when they write.
Reading,

Reading

For the past five years, I have taught reading to students from preschool to grade 6 at Lesley Ellis School and as a private tutor to students of all ages. I work using phonics, prior knowledge, and experience to guide the student toward comprehension, independence, and mastery.
Writing,

Writing

I am deeply committed to writing. This past summer, I completed my MFA in creative writing. In addition, for the past five years, I have worked as an educational writer and editor as well as a teacher and tutor of writing. My experience includes scientific, literary, and personal essays and research papers. In addition, my math background helps me teach students how to identify arguments when they read and make arguments when they write. My goal is to help students learn how to express themselves through writing.
ACT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored Algebra 1 for high school and college students. In addition, I have written textbooks and study guides for Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For the past five years, I have taught and tutored algebra as well as written and edited algebra textbooks, study guides, and test prep booklets.
Biology,

Biology

I have worked as a field biologist in river systems, with captive and wild birds, and at zoos and aquariums. In addition to traditional tutoring, I taught biology to students K-12 in these natural and applied settings.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught calculus both in high school and at the University of New Mexico. In addition, I created an online calculus course for a community college.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past five years, I have taught in early childhood and elementary classrooms at Lesley Ellis School. Lesley Ellis embraced emergent and anti-bias curriculum as well as art exploration inspired by Reggio Emilia. Their philosophy and guidance helped me learn how to gently lead children to explore and then to step out of their way. I am deeply committed to education. In past summers, my students and I have counted trees, collected bugs, and banded chicks. This past winter we pruned trees with the Charles River Conservancy. In the spring, my Cambridge Science Festival exhibit let passers-by explore and imitate birdsong. My goal is to excite children about discovering the world around them.
English,

English

I am deeply committed to writing. This past summer, I completed my MFA in creative writing. In addition, for the past five years, I have worked as an educational writer and editor as well as a teacher and tutor of writing. My experience includes scientific, literary, and personal essays and research papers. My goal is to help students learn how to express themselves through writing.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught and tutored Geometry for high school. In addition, I have written study guides for Geometry.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored high school physics as well as engineering students at Cal State LA. In addition, I helped write an online physics course for a community college.
Piano,

Piano

I have studied music and piano since childhood. In particular, I studied music theory as an undergraduate and graduate student and musical performance as part of my acting performance training. I have performed as singer and musician on stage for over 10 years. In particular, I have taught preschool and early elementary students piano for two years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught and tutored prealgebra for middle school students. In addition, I have written textbooks and study guides for prealgebra. I currently tutor several middle school students over a wide range of prealgebra topics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught algebra, precalculus, trigonometry, and calculus both in high school and at the University of New Mexico. In addition, I created an online courses and written and edited textbooks and study guides for precalculus.
Reading,

Reading

For the past five years, I have taught reading to students from preschool to grade 6 at Lesley Ellis School and as a private tutor to students of all ages. I work using phonics, prior knowledge, and experience to guide the student toward comprehension, independence, and mastery.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a field researcher, I have applied statistics to analyze the tendencies of a wide variety of ecosystems, from river systems to old growth forests to food chains.
Writing

Writing

I am deeply committed to writing. This past summer, I completed my MFA in creative writing. In addition, for the past five years, I have worked as an educational writer and editor as well as a teacher and tutor of writing. My experience includes scientific, literary, and personal essays and research papers. In addition, my math background helps me teach students how to identify arguments when they read and make arguments when they write. My goal is to help students learn how to express themselves through writing.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored Algebra 1 for high school and college students. In addition, I have written textbooks and study guides for Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For the past five years, I have taught and tutored algebra as well as written and edited algebra textbooks, study guides, and test prep booklets.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught calculus both in high school and at the University of New Mexico. In addition, I created an online calculus course for a community college.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

For the past five years, I have taught and tutored discrete math for middle school, high school, and college students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught and tutored Geometry for high school. In addition, I have written study guides for Geometry.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have a masters in math and have taken three levels of Linear Algebra. I have taught the course and designed online courses for linear algebra. In addition, I have written several solutions manuals for linear algebra textbooks as well as solved every problem in the text.
Logic,

Logic

As I earned my BA and MA in math, I took four logic classes -- both in Philosophy and in Mathematics. Since that time, I have taught and tutored logic for several years. In addition, I designed and developed an online course in logic.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored high school physics as well as engineering students at Cal State LA. In addition, I helped write an online physics course for a community college.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught and tutored prealgebra for middle school students. In addition, I have written textbooks and study guides for prealgebra. I currently tutor several middle school students over a wide range of prealgebra topics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught algebra, precalculus, trigonometry, and calculus both in high school and at the University of New Mexico. In addition, I created an online courses and written and edited textbooks and study guides for precalculus.
Probability,

Probability

I have tutored probability on and off since college, where I minored in statistics and probability. I have tutored both high school and college students, often in applied settings like economics.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a field researcher, I have applied statistics to analyze the tendencies of a wide variety of ecosystems, from river systems to old growth forests to food chains.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have taught and tutored trigonometry for the past five years. I have taught students in middle school, high school, and college in both pure math classes and applied settings, like physics.
ACT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored Algebra 1 for high school and college students. In addition, I have written textbooks and study guides for Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For the past five years, I have taught and tutored algebra as well as written and edited algebra textbooks, study guides, and test prep booklets.
Biology,

Biology

I have worked as a field biologist in river systems, with captive and wild birds, and at zoos and aquariums. In addition to traditional tutoring, I taught biology to students K-12 in these natural and applied settings.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught calculus both in high school and at the University of New Mexico. In addition, I created an online calculus course for a community college.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past five years, I have taught in early childhood and elementary classrooms at Lesley Ellis School. Lesley Ellis embraced emergent and anti-bias curriculum as well as art exploration inspired by Reggio Emilia. Their philosophy and guidance helped me learn how to gently lead children to explore and then to step out of their way. I am deeply committed to education. In past summers, my students and I have counted trees, collected bugs, and banded chicks. This past winter we pruned trees with the Charles River Conservancy. In the spring, my Cambridge Science Festival exhibit let passers-by explore and imitate birdsong. My goal is to excite children about discovering the world around them.
English,

English

I am deeply committed to writing. This past summer, I completed my MFA in creative writing. In addition, for the past five years, I have worked as an educational writer and editor as well as a teacher and tutor of writing. My experience includes scientific, literary, and personal essays and research papers. My goal is to help students learn how to express themselves through writing.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught and tutored Geometry for high school. In addition, I have written study guides for Geometry.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored high school physics as well as engineering students at Cal State LA. In addition, I helped write an online physics course for a community college.
Piano,

Piano

I have studied music and piano since childhood. In particular, I studied music theory as an undergraduate and graduate student and musical performance as part of my acting performance training. I have performed as singer and musician on stage for over 10 years. In particular, I have taught preschool and early elementary students piano for two years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught and tutored prealgebra for middle school students. In addition, I have written textbooks and study guides for prealgebra. I currently tutor several middle school students over a wide range of prealgebra topics.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have taught algebra, precalculus, trigonometry, and calculus both in high school and at the University of New Mexico. In addition, I created an online courses and written and edited textbooks and study guides for precalculus.
Reading,

Reading

For the past five years, I have taught reading to students from preschool to grade 6 at Lesley Ellis School and as a private tutor to students of all ages. I work using phonics, prior knowledge, and experience to guide the student toward comprehension, independence, and mastery.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a field researcher, I have applied statistics to analyze the tendencies of a wide variety of ecosystems, from river systems to old growth forests to food chains.
Writing

Writing

I am deeply committed to writing. This past summer, I completed my MFA in creative writing. In addition, for the past five years, I have worked as an educational writer and editor as well as a teacher and tutor of writing. My experience includes scientific, literary, and personal essays and research papers. In addition, my math background helps me teach students how to identify arguments when they read and make arguments when they write. My goal is to help students learn how to express themselves through writing.

Music

Piano

Piano

I have studied music and piano since childhood. In particular, I studied music theory as an undergraduate and graduate student and musical performance as part of my acting performance training. I have performed as singer and musician on stage for over 10 years. In particular, I have taught preschool and early elementary students piano for two years.

Science

Biology,

Biology

I have worked as a field biologist in river systems, with captive and wild birds, and at zoos and aquariums. In addition to traditional tutoring, I taught biology to students K-12 in these natural and applied settings.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored high school physics as well as engineering students at Cal State LA. In addition, I helped write an online physics course for a community college.
Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored Algebra 1 for high school and college students. In addition, I have written textbooks and study guides for Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

For the past five years, I have taught and tutored algebra as well as written and edited algebra textbooks, study guides, and test prep booklets.
Biology,

Biology

I have worked as a field biologist in river systems, with captive and wild birds, and at zoos and aquariums. In addition to traditional tutoring, I taught biology to students K-12 in these natural and applied settings.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught calculus both in high school and at the University of New Mexico. In addition, I created an online calculus course for a community college.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past five years, I have taught in early childhood and elementary classrooms at Lesley Ellis School. Lesley Ellis embraced emergent and anti-bias curriculum as well as art exploration inspired by Reggio Emilia. Their philosophy and guidance helped me learn how to gently lead children to explore and then to step out of their way. I am deeply committed to education. In past summers, my students and I have counted trees, collected bugs, and banded chicks. This past winter we pruned trees with the Charles River Conservancy. In the spring, my Cambridge Science Festival exhibit let passers-by explore and imitate birdsong. My goal is to excite children about discovering the world around them.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught and tutored Geometry for high school. In addition, I have written study guides for Geometry.
Physics,

Physics

I have tutored high school physics as well as engineering students at Cal State LA. In addition, I helped write an online physics course for a community college.
Piano,

Piano

I have studied music and piano since childhood. In particular, I studied music theory as an undergraduate and graduate student and musical performance as part of my acting performance training. I have performed as singer and musician on stage for over 10 years. In particular, I have taught preschool and early elementary students piano for two years.
Reading,

Reading

For the past five years, I have taught reading to students from preschool to grade 6 at Lesley Ellis School and as a private tutor to students of all ages. I work using phonics, prior knowledge, and experience to guide the student toward comprehension, independence, and mastery.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a field researcher, I have applied statistics to analyze the tendencies of a wide variety of ecosystems, from river systems to old growth forests to food chains.
Writing,

Writing

I am deeply committed to writing. This past summer, I completed my MFA in creative writing. In addition, for the past five years, I have worked as an educational writer and editor as well as a teacher and tutor of writing. My experience includes scientific, literary, and personal essays and research papers. In addition, my math background helps me teach students how to identify arguments when they read and make arguments when they write. My goal is to help students learn how to express themselves through writing.
GED

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT for many years. I help students assess strengths and weaknesses in the skills being tested. Our first goal is to improve those skills. Next, we move on to taking practice exams and developing strategies that are specific to taking these tests. Those strategies include using the answers to streamline and check work as well as relaxation and time management.
ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Knowledgeable, patient and interesting

Super realistic and practical about how to score high on ACT/SAT tests. Review was productive and frankly will help going into college with how to tackle testing.

Elizabeth, 3 lessons with Robert

On time and well prepared!

Robert also works so well with all ages. He finds what the student relates to ...music, football, etc. and helps the student to feel comfortable.

Vali, 7 lessons with Robert

Very patient and nice

Robert was very prepared for the lesson I had with him this week. I was surprised at the amount of time and effort that he spent on what I wanted to learn.

Lian, 2 lessons with Robert

Reliable.

Did his job like it should be done. He gives good feedback, I recommend him to friends, definitely gets the job done.

Kevin, 1 lesson with Robert

Awesome tutor

After a couple lessons with Robert, I found him to be very helpful. He’s patient and easy to understand. He would explain all the formulas to me and get to the point. He made calculus seem easy, and I’m very grateful that he could be my tutor.

Sam, 22 lessons with Robert
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