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Gordon S.

Sebastopol, CA

$35/hour

Gordon S. Basic Math, Prealgebra, & Elem/Inter Algebra

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Background check passed as of 8/26/14
5.0 average from 27 ratings
I feel really glad that he is helping me
— Connor, Sebastopol, CA on 10/28/15

$35/Hour


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San Jose State University
Industrial Studies
San Jose State University
Other
University of San Francisco
Master's

Education

San Jose State University (Industrial Studies)

San Jose State University (Other)

University of San Francisco (Master's)

About Gordon

I am currently an adjunct community college instructor at a local community college. I am a faculty member in the College Skills Department. This department offers courses in both prerequisite English and math courses. These courses are available to students preparing for college level English and the math pathway courses. The pathway courses are required for the associate degree, occupational program, or courses work that must be completed before transferring to a 4-year college. I work only with students whom are placed in our department’s math courses according to their math assessment (placement) score.

The remedial math courses in this department include all the basic topics in general arithmetic and prealgebra. I have also had the opportunity to tutor a number of my former students whom have advanced from our remedial math courses to the elementary and intermediate algebra courses. The elementary and intermediate algebra courses are offered by the Mathematics Department at this community college.

For the past thirty years, I worked with a number of recent high school graduates, and many adult reentry students that require or seek remediation in mathematics. The majority of our students have matriculated into our associate (AA) degree coursework after completing the specific math pathway course(s), and have transferred to 4-year colleges after receiving their associate degree. Many of our successful student have also completed specialized course work for a specific occupational program and have earned a certificate of completion. A small number of our students, however, take our developmental math courses for this purpose: “I just wanted the math skills to help my son/daughter with his/her math homework.”

From the many years of experience working with this diverse student population, I pride myself with helping my students develop a better foundation in all identified math topics of these courses. More importantly, I find it especially rewarding when I am able to improve one's self-esteem, confidence, and attitude toward mathematics.
I am currently an adjunct community college instructor at a local community college. I am a faculty member in the College Skills Department. This department offers courses in both prerequisite English and math courses. These courses are Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Sebastopol, CA 95472
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"I feel really glad that he is helping me"

- Connor, Sebastopol, CA on 10/28/15

"Very patient."

- Susan, Sebastopol, CA on 9/25/15

"Awesome Tutor"

- Edwina, Petaluma, CA on 1/14/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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San Jose State University
Industrial Studies
San Jose State University
Other
University of San Francisco
Master's

Education

San Jose State University (Industrial Studies)

San Jose State University (Other)

University of San Francisco (Master's)

I feel really glad that he is helping me — Gordon has a very relaxed method of teaching and I feel really glad that he is helping me with my Math 2. I look forward to learning and especially understanding more of my homework. ...

— Connor, Sebastopol, CA on 10/28/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gordon will travel within 20 miles of Sebastopol, CA 95472.