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Brandon G.

Sarasota, FL

$75/hour

Effective Calculus, Trigonometry, and Algebra Tutor

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/12/15
5.0 average from 124 ratings
Great tutor!
— Lisa, Bradenton, FL on 4/26/16

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University of South Florida
Finance, B.S.

Education

University of South Florida (Finance, B.S.)

About Brandon

I love tutoring. To see a child or adult come to understand material that he or she could not fully grasp before is priceless.

I have been tutoring privately for over five years and I have recently completed my first full year of teaching high school mathematics.

I understand the patience and dedication that is essential to a student's education. I also understand that different students require different paces and various methods of teaching. I strive to adapt to each individual student's needs and learning style.

I do sessions in-home as well as at local libraries.

I can provide all the study material needed for standardized tests (SAT, ACT, FCAT, GMAT, and ASVAB).
I love tutoring. To see a child or adult come to understand material that he or she could not fully grasp before is priceless.

I have been tutoring privately for over five years and I have recently completed my first full year of teaching high school mathematics.

I understand the patience and dedication that is essential to a
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Sarasota, FL 34236
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Lisa, Bradenton, FL on 4/26/16
Brandon replied on 4/27/2016

Thank you Lisa! Looking forward to continuing to work with your son.

"Impressed with Brandon"

- Carlos, Sarasota, FL on 8/18/17

"Three thumbs up for this tutor - very professional, yet kind"

- Logan, Sarasota, FL on 1/17/16

"Punctual and got right to work!"

- Maria, Bradenton, FL on 10/25/14

"Very Helpful!"

- Monica, Bradenton, FL on 7/29/14

"Money well spent - great tutor"

- Jean, Bradenton, FL on 3/2/14

"Great Tutor"

- Alexandra, Bradenton, FL on 12/15/13

"Great tutor"

- Andrew, Bradenton, FL on 10/15/13

"Very talented and flexible"

- Bill, Bradenton, FL on 8/28/13
Brandon replied on 9/3/2013

This is great news! It was truly a pleasure working with this student. Knowing I had a positive influence in the boy's life is priceless. And how awesome of Mr. Bill F to personally fund all the sessions he and I had together.

It was neat how with time, he was able to maintain the self discipline necessary to fully complete a lesson before receiving the reward of playing on the computer.

"Excellent Tutor"

- Ingrid, Bradenton Beach, FL on 8/17/13
Brandon replied on 9/3/2013

The student and I have been moving ahead at such a quick pace thanks to the support of her mom, Ingrid. In less than one month, she and I fully covered all the material in her textbook. We are now reviewing for her cumulative exam (which will be administered by myself) just in time before she leaves back to New York.

"Fantastic results in a short time! Great communication!"

- Raymond, Bradenton, FL on 4/16/13

"Very patient and accessible."

- Lisa, Sarasota, FL on 4/11/13

"Great tutor"

- Gus, Largo, FL on 4/10/13

"Very helpful!"

- Yvette, Sarasota, FL on 7/26/12

"Great tutor"

- Bruce, Palmetto, FL on 7/26/12

"Great Tutor!"

- Rose, Bradenton, FL on 7/26/12
Math:
ACT Math,
Actuarial Science, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Financial Accounting, GED, Geometry,
GMAT, GRE, Logic, Managerial Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT Reading, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Business:
Finance,
Financial Accounting, GMAT, GRE, Managerial Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Table Tennis

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.

ACT Math

I did very well on the ACT Math portion and this is a regular subject of which I tutor throughout the year.

Algebra 1

Algebra is the "bread & butter" of all high school math. In order for a student to be successful in future math courses, he or she needs to be strong in algebra. I excelled in algebra when I was a student. I can certainly help others grasp the subject and gain the knowledge of the fundamental topics within the subject.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is an extension of Algebra 1, and sometimes I find myself covering the topics of Algebra 1 or Pre-Algebra with some students--this is okay, but more importantly, it is necessary!

ASVAB

I know how to help young adults understand all of the mathematical concepts covered in the ASVAB and increase their score. There are techniques for studying on one's own that can be utilized in addition to tutoring. I have successfully helped students over the years increase their scores to enter whatever particular field or job they were seeking.

Calculus

I have a high aptitude for calculus and explaining the concepts to students. I currently teach AP Calculus AB at Booker High School in Sarasota. It is my favorite subject to teach and I look forward to it every period.

Related math courses for which I have passed with a 3.0 or higher include:

* Precalculus/Trigonometry
* Calc with Analytic Geometry I
* Calc with Analytic Geometry II
* Calc with Analytic Geometry III
* Differential Equations

Finance

I hold a degree in finance from the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. Cumulative GPA of 3.59.

Geometry

I currently teach geometry at Booker High School in Sarasota. I did well in geometry as a student. I also took three calculus courses with analytic geometry as a college student.

SAT Math

The SAT is a BIG deal. And I can clearly express and have you or your child understand the material and mathematical concepts behind the problems. It is important that your son or daughter know how to set up problems with the ability to express word problems into expressions and equations--and I can do this! I want your son or daughter to get the best score possible so they can have better potential to get into the school they want a little more easily.

Statistics

I have tutored statistics for several clients in the past couple years. I understand how and what tools make this subject less time consuming and that provide accurate and detailed information for all the different tests covered throughout the course. Statistics is all about variation for different types of data being analyzed.

Study Skills

I currently work with two students who both have ADHD. I myself have ADHD and therefore understand the personal importance of study skills. I teach my students that it is equally important to relax and reward yourself with some free time after doing some homework or working on a big assignment.

Organization is key, and even more specifically SETTING DEADLINES. If a student is not exactly sure when something is due, he or she will feel less strongly about where they exactly stand. And even more importantly, knowing deadlines and creating your own daily schedule makes life that much easier.

The two students that I currently work with are a sophomore in high school and a repeat second grader. Both require study skill habits in their own unique way, and I manage to cater to their specific needs quite well.

I am able to set deadlines for my students and then after a while, they can really see how straightforward and simple organization of one's time can be.

Working with the TV off and avoiding any unnecessary distractions is just as important when talking about study skills. The environment one works in is critical to one's success. Pythagorean didn't have MTV or an iPhone to distract him from developing his famous right triangle theorem!

Trigonometry

Trigonometry makes up the significant portion of "pre-calculus" courses. I have been able to make trigonometry much easier to understand and comprehend for many students over the years. Some teachers or professors do not focus on certain fundamentals of trigonometry, thus making it more difficult to fully grasp the material and even more importantly, how to efficiently obtain solutions to problems. I make sure to go over these fundamentals each and every time I sit down with a student for the first time, especially because these fundamentals are referred to over and over again throughout the course.

University of South Florida
Finance, B.S.

Education

University of South Florida (Finance, B.S.)

Great tutor!

After only 2 lessons. I can see a greater level of understanding and confidence in my son regarding Algebra. My only regret is not contacting Brandon sooner.

— Lisa, Bradenton, FL on 4/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brandon will travel within 7 miles of Sarasota, FL 34236.