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Gregory G.

Certified Teacher, Science/Math Tutor & Test Prep (SAT,ACT,AP)

Certified Teacher, Science/Math Tutor & Test Prep (SAT,ACT,AP)

$125/hour

  • 1,502 hours tutoring

  • Lake Balboa Van Nuys, CA 91406

About Gregory


Bio

I am a certified teacher who now works exclusively as a private tutor. I have taught Biology and Chemistry (including Honors and A.P. classes) and have been working professionally as a teacher and tutor for over ten years.

In the past year I have tutored students from the following schools and I am familiar with these schools' standards and curricula (partial list):

Harvard-Westlake, Brentwood, Notre Dame, Crespi, Wildwood, Palisades Charter H.S., Windward, Marlborough, Milken Community...

I am a certified teacher who now works exclusively as a private tutor. I have taught Biology and Chemistry (including Honors and A.P. classes) and have been working professionally as a teacher and tutor for over ten years.

In the past year I have tutored students from the following schools and I am familiar with these schools' standards and curricula (partial list):

Harvard-Westlake, Brentwood, Notre Dame, Crespi, Wildwood, Palisades Charter H.S., Windward, Marlborough, Milken Community H.S., New Roads H.S., Campbell Hall, Sierra Canyon, Calabasas H.S., Beverly Hills H.S., Arcadia H.S., Santa Monica H.S., South Bay private school, Saint Paul the Apostle School, Mira Costa H.S., Saint Monica Catholic High School, USC (Bio. & Chem.), and Santa Monica College (Bio. & Chem.).

I’ve worked with a variety of students of all ages, learning abilities, and backgrounds. I am patient and understanding, especially with struggling students. Former students describe me as knowledgeable, understandable, and funny. I believe a sense of humor is a valuable tool when tackling tough subject areas.

I have helped students prepare for many standardized tests including the ISEE, HSPT, ACT, PSAT, SAT (math, reading, & writing), SAT Subject Tests (Bio E/M & Chem), as well as AP Tests (Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science-APES), and the GED.

Excellent references and resume available.

TESTIMONIAL
“Greg is a gifted teacher with an exceptional ability to connect with people and particularly, kids. He has that unusual combination of absolute fluency with the subject matter, ability to customize the teaching approach to the individual student's needs, and overlaying it all, on a human level he is a great support and ally for his students. Other parents I have spoken with whose kids have worked with Greg have had an equally positive experience. I feel very fortunate to have found him.”
-Rachel S.


Education

Texas A&M University
Science Education

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $125
  • Rate details: Discounted group rates are available. Please message me for details if interested.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Van Nuys, CA 91406
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/6/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher and have tutored elementary students for the past ten years one-on-one as well as in group settings. Strong reading, writing, and math skills are the foundation for future academic success. I have taught every aspect of reading from sound and word recognition through the skills necessary to read great literature. I am comfortable teaching writing - from basic spelling, vocabulary, and sentence construction to research papers and creative fiction. I have an extensive background in mathematics and science rarely found in elementary teachers. Beyond memorizing facts, I help children to see how their lessons apply to real life. I work with parents so life-long learning habits are established. I have tutored elementary students from the following Los Angeles area schools: John Thomas Dye School, Brentwood School, Crossroads, St. Paul the Apostle, New Roads School, Westside Neighborhood School, and Sierra Canyon School.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher with several years of classroom experience (including Honors & Advanced Placement courses). I have been tutoring privately for over ten years and have helped hundreds of students with their study skills. I teach students how to become more organized, to plan ahead, and to use their study time appropriately. I encourage students to use an assignment book and track their homework due dates, test dates, and plan accordingly. Other study skills that students learn while working with me include goal-setting, prioritizing, and predicting possible test questions.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Includes Honors Algebra 1 & 2.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Includes Honors Algebra 2.
Biology,

Biology

Including AP Biology & AP Environmental Science.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Including AP & Honors Chemistry
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher and have tutored elementary students for the past ten years one-on-one as well as in group settings. Strong reading, writing, and math skills are the foundation for future academic success. I have taught every aspect of reading from sound and word recognition through the skills necessary to read great literature. I am comfortable teaching writing - from basic spelling, vocabulary, and sentence construction to research papers and creative fiction. I have an extensive background in mathematics and science rarely found in elementary teachers. Beyond memorizing facts, I help children to see how their lessons apply to real life. I work with parents so life-long learning habits are established. I have tutored elementary students from the following Los Angeles area schools: John Thomas Dye School, Brentwood School, Crossroads, St. Paul the Apostle, New Roads School, Westside Neighborhood School, and Sierra Canyon School.
Geometry,

Geometry

Includes Honors Geometry.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher with several years of classroom experience (including Honors & Advanced Placement courses). I have been tutoring privately for over ten years and have helped hundreds of students with their study skills. I teach students how to become more organized, to plan ahead, and to use their study time appropriately. I encourage students to use an assignment book and track their homework due dates, test dates, and plan accordingly. Other study skills that students learn while working with me include goal-setting, prioritizing, and predicting possible test questions.
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

As a certified teacher, I have helped many students increase their scores on ACT Math. I believe pacing and problem solving are the big challenges on the ACT math section. Pacing is tricky because you have to try to as many questions as possible without losing accuracy. In addition, you have to be able to quickly identify ways to solve problems. This is why studying specifically for ACT math is so important, since it requires you to work faster and more strategically than you have to in math class.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Includes Honors Algebra 1 & 2.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Includes Honors Algebra 2.
Geometry,

Geometry

Includes Honors Geometry.
Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Includes Honors Algebra 1 & 2.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Includes Honors Algebra 2.
Biology,

Biology

Including AP Biology & AP Environmental Science.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Including AP & Honors Chemistry
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher and have tutored elementary students for the past ten years one-on-one as well as in group settings. Strong reading, writing, and math skills are the foundation for future academic success. I have taught every aspect of reading from sound and word recognition through the skills necessary to read great literature. I am comfortable teaching writing - from basic spelling, vocabulary, and sentence construction to research papers and creative fiction. I have an extensive background in mathematics and science rarely found in elementary teachers. Beyond memorizing facts, I help children to see how their lessons apply to real life. I work with parents so life-long learning habits are established. I have tutored elementary students from the following Los Angeles area schools: John Thomas Dye School, Brentwood School, Crossroads, St. Paul the Apostle, New Roads School, Westside Neighborhood School, and Sierra Canyon School.
Geometry,

Geometry

Includes Honors Geometry.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher with several years of classroom experience (including Honors & Advanced Placement courses). I have been tutoring privately for over ten years and have helped hundreds of students with their study skills. I teach students how to become more organized, to plan ahead, and to use their study time appropriately. I encourage students to use an assignment book and track their homework due dates, test dates, and plan accordingly. Other study skills that students learn while working with me include goal-setting, prioritizing, and predicting possible test questions.
Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher with several years of classroom experience (including Honors & Advanced Placement courses). I have been tutoring privately for over ten years and have helped hundreds of students with their study skills. I teach students how to become more organized, to plan ahead, and to use their study time appropriately. I encourage students to use an assignment book and track their homework due dates, test dates, and plan accordingly. Other study skills that students learn while working with me include goal-setting, prioritizing, and predicting possible test questions.

Science

Biology,

Biology

Including AP Biology & AP Environmental Science.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Including AP & Honors Chemistry
Physical Science,

Physical Science

Including Honors Physical Science.
ACT Science, Ecology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have worked with many students that have attention problems. I can help identify critical elements for school success, effective behavioral strategies, and how to help these students stay organized. I can be a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and ADHD students alike.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher with several years of classroom experience (including Honors & Advanced Placement courses). I have been tutoring privately for over ten years and have helped hundreds of students with their study skills. I teach students how to become more organized, to plan ahead, and to use their study time appropriately. I encourage students to use an assignment book and track their homework due dates, test dates, and plan accordingly. Other study skills that students learn while working with me include goal-setting, prioritizing, and predicting possible test questions.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Includes Honors Algebra 1 & 2.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Includes Honors Algebra 2.
Biology,

Biology

Including AP Biology & AP Environmental Science.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Including AP & Honors Chemistry
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher and have tutored elementary students for the past ten years one-on-one as well as in group settings. Strong reading, writing, and math skills are the foundation for future academic success. I have taught every aspect of reading from sound and word recognition through the skills necessary to read great literature. I am comfortable teaching writing - from basic spelling, vocabulary, and sentence construction to research papers and creative fiction. I have an extensive background in mathematics and science rarely found in elementary teachers. Beyond memorizing facts, I help children to see how their lessons apply to real life. I work with parents so life-long learning habits are established. I have tutored elementary students from the following Los Angeles area schools: John Thomas Dye School, Brentwood School, Crossroads, St. Paul the Apostle, New Roads School, Westside Neighborhood School, and Sierra Canyon School.
Geometry,

Geometry

Includes Honors Geometry.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher with several years of classroom experience (including Honors & Advanced Placement courses). I have been tutoring privately for over ten years and have helped hundreds of students with their study skills. I teach students how to become more organized, to plan ahead, and to use their study time appropriately. I encourage students to use an assignment book and track their homework due dates, test dates, and plan accordingly. Other study skills that students learn while working with me include goal-setting, prioritizing, and predicting possible test questions.
Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

As a certified teacher, I have helped many students increase their scores on ACT Math. I believe pacing and problem solving are the big challenges on the ACT math section. Pacing is tricky because you have to try to as many questions as possible without losing accuracy. In addition, you have to be able to quickly identify ways to solve problems. This is why studying specifically for ACT math is so important, since it requires you to work faster and more strategically than you have to in math class.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have helped many students prepare smarter and score higher on the Catholic High School Entrance Exams. That's because I can provide personalized COOP, HSPT and TACHS prep experience designed to meet your specific needs and goals. I also provide information on test format, question types, and scoring rules, along with expert tips that guide students through verbal and quantitative (math) exercises.
ISEE,

ISEE

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE - Grades 4-12) provides secure, flexible testing, accurate scoring, clear reporting and responsive service. I've helped many students over the years prepare for the ISEE and reach their goals for admission to top private schools. I am also familiar with many of the retail products that students will have to use to prepare for the ISEE. My experience teaching SAT, ACT, SHSAT, and other standardized tests, along with my 10+ years of teaching, has well-prepared me to coach anyone to ISEE success.
PSAT,

PSAT

As both a tutor and certified teacher, I have helped many students successfully prepare for the PSAT. It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. The PSAT/NMSQT measures: • Critical reading skills • Math problem-solving skills • Writing skills The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to: • Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice. • See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college. • Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11). • Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (383 ratings)
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4 star
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2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Very Happy

Gregory worked with my son on his SAT prep. Only after one lesson, Patrick's attitude and confidence about the SAT have dramatically changed for the better. Thanks Gregory!

Patrick, 6 lessons with Gregory

Excellent tutor

Greg is very patient and fun. He is good at explaining difficult concepts effectively. We are happy to have him as a teacher.

Alysia, 6 lessons with Gregory

Amazing with my daughter

Only wish we had found him sooner. My daughter finally understood Chemistry. Went from very low scores at one point not passing to a solid B. I am sure had we hired Gregg one month earlier she would be getting a solid A. I will use Gregory for my 3 kids that will have chemistry.

Maggie , 7 lessons with Gregory

Awesome Tutor!

Greg was patient and explained the process of preparing for the ACT exams in a clear manner. I feel that both of my sons will be prepared for the test once Greg is finished with them!

Victoria, 9 lessons with Gregory

Gregory was an awesome tutor! I highly recommend him!

Gregory was extremely knowledgeable about the material we studied and also helped me come up with a strategic plan for me to succeed on the test. Thanks Gregory!

Robin, 2 lessons with Gregory

Great Chemistry Tutor

My daughter really likes Greg. He is really an expert in chemistry and really knows what is going on in the high school chemistry curriculum. His help is really perfect. Greg continues to be outstanding. My daughter's grade has really improved. I highly recommend him!

Jason, 20 lessons with Gregory

Made a difference

Greg met with our daughter to help her with Chem, a subject that she had been struggling with. During their first session, a light bulb went off in her head, and she started to believe she could master the material. A few sessions later, this collaboration has built on that moment with our daughter gaining more and more confidence and competence.

Dan, 6 lessons with Gregory

Great Tutor

I hired Greg originally to help my son prepare for his finals in biology. Greg was very good and patient and good at helping my son organize and understand all the concepts and areas he needed help in. Greg gave my son great confidence and interest in the subject matter. I wish I had him from the beginning!of the year! I would highly recommend Greg.

Monica, 5 lessons with Gregory

Knows His Stuff

Greg has done an excellent job in working with my daughter in Chemistry. He explains the material very well, makes sure she understands it, and she is able to retain the information for tests. The sessions go by very quickly for her. His review of her labs and homework is accurate and complete. Thanks Greg!

Andre, 7 lessons with Gregory
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