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Pete P.

Sherman Oaks, CA

$39/hour

Most subjects, K-12

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/19/13
5.0 average from 17 ratings
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— Emma, Los Angeles, CA on 3/23/16

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Adelphi University
Psychology
United States International University
Master's
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Other

Education

Adelphi University (Psychology)

United States International University (Master's)

Pacifica Graduate Institute (Other)

About Pete

My first very successful experience tutoring was during high school. The son of a family friend was doing poorly in junior high school in math and English. On a volunteer basis, I helped him with these academic areas and he was able to improve his grades from failing levels to A's and B's in a relatively short period of time.

Recently, I've been tutoring grade 4 - 12 students in LAUSD schools in math and English. In addition to proficiency in these and some other subjects, I am adept at establishing a good rapport with each of my students and families. I am able to recognize when there may be external factors getting in the way of a student's concentration, and can address their concerns, thereby minimizing or eliminating the obstacle.

My most extensive training and experience has been in the fields of psychology and social work. I have a PhD level of education in the field of clinical psychology.
My first very successful experience tutoring was during high school. The son of a family friend was doing poorly in junior high school in math and English. On a volunteer basis, I helped him with these academic areas and he was able to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Thanks"

- Emma, Los Angeles, CA on 3/23/16

"Kind, patient, and fun!"

- Eric, Studio City, CA on 12/8/15

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Nonna, Northridge, CA on 9/23/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Virginia, Burbank, CA on 8/29/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Logic,
Prealgebra
Science:
Psychology
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Chess,
Volleyball

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.

Chess

I am well-familiar with the rules of chess, as I have been playing it since I was in 6th grade. I taught my father to play back then, and it quickly became an activity we frequently shared. I was a member of chess clubs twice; once in junior high school, and then again, as an adult. For awhile, I was a member of an organization that enabled us to play one another by mail.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have had considerable recent success tutoring math and English for K-6 students for a company contracted with LAUSD. I am profifient in the elementary school academic areas of math, English (including reading, comprehension, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary), science, history (American and world), and social studies. My extensive postgraduate education enables me to have a good command of the curricula for these age groups. And, I enjoy working with children and invariably establish a good rapport with them and with their families.

Logic

I have always had a fairly logical mind. Logical, analytical thinking comes quite naturally to me. During my freshman year of college, at a time when I had some trouble adjusting to other collegiate level courses, I took Logic for the first time, as a subject, and got an A in it. I believe that a good command of logic is the basis for competence in the fields of math and science, including the science subfield of psychology, which has been my main pursuit, educationally and careerwise.

Psychology

B.A., Psychology, Adelphi University, NY
M.A., Psychology, Alliant University, San Diego, CA
Doctoral Program, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA
Variety of employed positions within the field of psychology

Volleyball

I first played volleyball in elementary school, but only became adept at it later, as an adult, with a group of friends and acquaintances in Central Park, in New York, where we played, weekly. A few times, Philippe Petit, the acrobat and subject of the acclaimed documentary, "Man on Wire", rode his unicycle to our group and played volleyball with us. Then, several years later, I played volleyball on a weekly basis in San Diego's Balboa Park with members of the Sierra Club. Volleyball has also been a sometime recreational activity at three full-time jobs I've had.

Adelphi University
Psychology
United States International University
Master's
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Other

Education

Adelphi University (Psychology)

United States International University (Master's)

Pacifica Graduate Institute (Other)

Thanks — Looking forward to building Charlie's confidence and academic skills. She really enjoyed the lesson and is looking forward to the next one. ...

— Emma, Los Angeles, CA on 3/23/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $39.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pete will travel within 5 miles of Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.