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$48/hour

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  • Buford, GA 30518

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EXPERIENCED Math tutor - Online Specialist - algebra, trigonometry, calculus, physics, ESOL, Portuguese, etc. ALL ages.

Very busy time of year. Almost zero time for driving. Online works! Look at the reviews, please.

Patient, creative, and knowledgeable turns confusion into understanding quickly and easily.

Kids and adults welcome!

1st Class Honors Graduate engineer from Scotland - years in US multinationals around the world, and

more years of teaching many, many subjects (even...

EXPERIENCED Math tutor - Online Specialist - algebra, trigonometry, calculus, physics, ESOL, Portuguese, etc. ALL ages.

Very busy time of year. Almost zero time for driving. Online works! Look at the reviews, please.

Patient, creative, and knowledgeable turns confusion into understanding quickly and easily.

Kids and adults welcome!

1st Class Honors Graduate engineer from Scotland - years in US multinationals around the world, and

more years of teaching many, many subjects (even foreign languages).

Math, Computers, or Languages all share one thing in common. We need to learn “how to learn” it.

I KNOW how you feel if you're having a hard time. Confused? Lost?

I KNOW - I was there once!

I found the way to learning success and will love to share it with you.

Studying can be easy and fun when you "get it."

I get a kick out of helping students “get it”, because it's awesome to share the "light-bulb" experience.

Learning can be fun with common sense, light, and easy teaching methods.

PS: I home school my two boys.
Can you imagine an old guy like me with two kids?
I tell you – that is a lot of fun.

Why do I tutor?
From my tutoring experience, with hundreds of regular students, I see that I can help - a lot. That's it.

Here to help you with:
Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Microsoft products, Mac, Physics, SAT, ACT, Language Arts, Career Development and resumes - even Portuguese!


Education

George Watsons College
undergrad
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
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  • Hourly rate: $48
  • Rate details: Last minute cancellations OK for ONLINE classes. No Problem! In-person classes - minimum 24 hours.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Buford, GA 30518
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/3/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

As a graduate engineer, entered multinationals via steel manufacture (England) and then auto parts (US Steel, Brazil). From there moved into hospital products (Johnson & Johnson Brazil) and on into self employment. Taught Career Development in Technical Colleges (resume building, interview techniques, behavior, anger management, office technology, etc). Great experience in change management and its impact on careers. Experience as a technical person in manufacture, engineering management, upper level management on to directorships - going through the multiple changes required in personal style, leadership, and behavior. Graduate in Manager Development Program of US Steel leading to world-standard management. Well-versed in Transactional Analysis and Emotional Intelligence applied to business.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

MS Word is the international standard for producing text. Mastery of Word makes it easy to produce tip-top professional-looking documents with more resources available than most of us can imagine. It's a VERY powerful tool TOO powerful for most - but can be mastered relatively quickly with a little one-on-one training.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Many say they would rather die than speak in public - but it is easy with practice and knowledge. I first learned with Toastmasters Club. We would meet once a week and each of us would make a brief presentation on our week and the week to come. Practice makes perfect! There are many helpful techniques, like voice projection, for example which allow for good clear diction without forcing the vocal chords - scanning the audience as if in a conversation - doing mouth relaxation before to soften facial expression - speech rhythm and modulation - body language - how to prepare and then use notes. Finally emotional and mental posture play a major role in conveying the message adequately. I have stood on stage hundreds of times, and spoken before groups of tens and also tens of thousands with equal ease - in English and in Portuguese. It's easy when you know how!

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I was really lucky to find a fabulous computer teacher in the 90's. He taught me how to knock down and rebuild a computer and all the fancy stuff that software could do. I was then on PC's and stuck there for years. Most of my clients were on Windows, so there was no option. But, three years ago I was able to move over to Mac and love it. Whatever your needs, software, search engine optimization, even basic HTML - I have resources to help you. Remember that the secret is NOT to know it all, but to know WHERE to look!
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I learned Microsoft Windows in the mid 1980's with a great teacher, but, it didn't take long to discover that Windows really is a massive bandage covered in band-aids! Just look at the volumes of updates they put out constantly to "fix" issues. Several years ago, I finally made it to my MacBook and they say, "Once on a Mac - Never Go Back! It takes a little while to adjust to Mac's interface. That's where I can help you. I studied and spent a many hours digging around to become fully familiar with the system. That's time I can save you! Once you know your way around, you'll find that Macs are intuitively easy to grasp and manage. They make common sense, and you'll see that many of MS recent ideas are really copied from Mac. I can help you feel comfortable with your Mac in just a few short hours.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

MS Word is the international standard for producing text. Mastery of Word makes it easy to produce tip-top professional-looking documents with more resources available than most of us can imagine. It's a VERY powerful tool TOO powerful for most - but can be mastered relatively quickly with a little one-on-one training.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

As a graduate engineer, entered multinationals via steel manufacture (England) and then auto parts (US Steel, Brazil). From there moved into hospital products (Johnson & Johnson Brazil) and on into self employment. Taught Career Development in Technical Colleges (resume building, interview techniques, behavior, anger management, office technology, etc). Great experience in change management and its impact on careers. Experience as a technical person in manufacture, engineering management, upper level management on to directorships - going through the multiple changes required in personal style, leadership, and behavior. Graduate in Manager Development Program of US Steel leading to world-standard management. Well-versed in Transactional Analysis and Emotional Intelligence applied to business.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I lived in Brazil for 30 years. In 1990's started a school teaching English to top executives in multinational companies. We taught from beginner to boardroom negotiation levels. English is very different from Spanish and Portuguese. Understanding the differences and also the similarities helps you to see HOW to speak English. Building a sentence is easy if you know how. até logo
General Computer,

General Computer

I was really lucky to find a fabulous computer teacher in the 90's. He taught me how to knock down and rebuild a computer and all the fancy stuff that software could do. I was then on PC's and stuck there for years. Most of my clients were on Windows, so there was no option. But, three years ago I was able to move over to Mac and love it. Whatever your needs, software, search engine optimization, even basic HTML - I have resources to help you. Remember that the secret is NOT to know it all, but to know WHERE to look!
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

MS Word is the international standard for producing text. Mastery of Word makes it easy to produce tip-top professional-looking documents with more resources available than most of us can imagine. It's a VERY powerful tool TOO powerful for most - but can be mastered relatively quickly with a little one-on-one training.
Portuguese,

Portuguese

Portuguese shares common roots from the Latin. English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese all share many points of convergence - more than at first meets the eye. Years of in-depth experience has shown that learning a foreign language is more a matter of mastering the structure of the language (convergence and divergence) than anything else. Once the "mechanics" of the structure are mastered it's a simple matter to build vocabulary and add on words and phrases. The speed of learning can be astounding. I learned in six months! Nowadays totally 100% bilingual.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I first got involved - deeply - in languages when I moved to Brazil and had to learn Portuguese VERY quickly. The methods I learned in that process stood me in good stead when I later set up and ran a very successful school teaching English to executives in Brazil. Subsequently, I became very involved in translating and interpreting (both simultaneous and consecutive) and had to delve even deeper into the nuances of language across cultures. Proofreading was a useful spin-off from all this experience, as I had found ways to quickly spot errors (both in substance and grammar) very quickly.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Many say they would rather die than speak in public - but it is easy with practice and knowledge. I first learned with Toastmasters Club. We would meet once a week and each of us would make a brief presentation on our week and the week to come. Practice makes perfect! There are many helpful techniques, like voice projection, for example which allow for good clear diction without forcing the vocal chords - scanning the audience as if in a conversation - doing mouth relaxation before to soften facial expression - speech rhythm and modulation - body language - how to prepare and then use notes. Finally emotional and mental posture play a major role in conveying the message adequately. I have stood on stage hundreds of times, and spoken before groups of tens and also tens of thousands with equal ease - in English and in Portuguese. It's easy when you know how!
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I homeschooled both my boys and shared the joy of learning to read and handle numbers. Currently teach at a local tutoring service where I help kids of all ages from K-12 all the way through college math.
Phonics,

Phonics

Phonics is the art of translating vowel sequences into long or short sounds. Long sounds can be equated to the sounds of the alphabetic vowels, a, e, i, o, u. The short sounds, are like, cat, get, bit, cot, and cut. Most consonants, in English, carry a stable sound pattern and can be memorized easily. Consonant sequences, like 'ph', 'th', and 'sh' all carry a specific sound. Once a vowel sequence is recognized as such, then reading capability increases exponentially. I have used phonics to teach reading to both my boys, whom I home-school, with enormous success. It not only has taught them to read well, but has enhanced their spelling abilities. Phonics is a tool I have used to help teach adults English as a Foreign Language. I set up and ran an English school for executives in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1990s) where I designed, wrote, and taught all the major concepts of the English language (from basic to advanced levels). This included phonics to improve pronunciation and accent reduction, while enhancing reading skills. I recently taught ESOL here in Suwanee, Georgia (Donna/Dr. Davis - Dental Office) where phonics was the initial focus. The students left that office recently.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I homeschooled both my boys and shared the joy of learning to read and handle numbers. As an executive in multinationals around the world developed the critical skills to sifting tons of information and finding the key essentials quickly.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I lived in Brazil for 30 years. In 1990's started a school teaching English to top executives in multinational companies. We taught from beginner to boardroom negotiation levels. English is very different from Spanish and Portuguese. Understanding the differences and also the similarities helps you to see HOW to speak English. Building a sentence is easy if you know how. até logo
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I first got involved - deeply - in languages when I moved to Brazil and had to learn Portuguese VERY quickly. The methods I learned in that process stood me in good stead when I later set up and ran a very successful school teaching English to executives in Brazil. Subsequently, I became very involved in translating and interpreting (both simultaneous and consecutive) and had to delve even deeper into the nuances of language across cultures. Proofreading was a useful spin-off from all this experience, as I had found ways to quickly spot errors (both in substance and grammar) very quickly.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Many say they would rather die than speak in public - but it is easy with practice and knowledge. I first learned with Toastmasters Club. We would meet once a week and each of us would make a brief presentation on our week and the week to come. Practice makes perfect! There are many helpful techniques, like voice projection, for example which allow for good clear diction without forcing the vocal chords - scanning the audience as if in a conversation - doing mouth relaxation before to soften facial expression - speech rhythm and modulation - body language - how to prepare and then use notes. Finally emotional and mental posture play a major role in conveying the message adequately. I have stood on stage hundreds of times, and spoken before groups of tens and also tens of thousands with equal ease - in English and in Portuguese. It's easy when you know how!
TOEFL,

TOEFL

Teaching of English as a Foreign Language is a particular skill when it is applied to adults. A mother tongue is a powerful part of our psyche and can be used to facilitate, or hinder the assimilation a new language. Children, by nature, do not have this potential barrier. A fast and successful learning curve can be obtained for adult students when constructive comparisons are made with the essential structure of the mother tongue and target language. When essential structures, like grammar, syntax, prepositions, etc. all make sense, then learning becomes more fun and far more productive.
Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 can seem like a big step from the concrete world into abstracts. This can bamboozle many students - but it's not that hard... There are really simple and quick ways to make this a seamless and EASY process. Algebra is a very powerful tool in multiple situations, so it's well worth the effort to make it work for you. Repeat - work for you - not scare you.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 kicks in with much more powerful analysis tools to describe and evaluate real-life situations in hundreds of scientific disciplines. It is a must for those following the sciences - but can intimidate if the core concepts aren't fully mastered. Getting a solid grounding in core concepts is the key to turning Algebra 2 from a scary snake into an inoffensive (but very useful) worm.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is where math really brings years of preparation into fine focus and offers powerful ways of resolving extremely complex problems - easily and quickly. Many students are unecessarily scared of calculus. Don't be! If you study and master the basic concepts then (as in other disciplines) you will find you can hold your own and smile at your prowess. Two major calculus areas are; "differentiation" - which looks at rates of change of functions, and "integration" - which allows you to calculate areas and volumes of functions which, otherwise, with lesser math skills, would be impossible to calculate. This is "turbo-math" at is very best! Enjoy it!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I lived in Brazil for 30 years. In 1990's started a school teaching English to top executives in multinational companies. We taught from beginner to boardroom negotiation levels. English is very different from Spanish and Portuguese. Understanding the differences and also the similarities helps you to see HOW to speak English. Building a sentence is easy if you know how. até logo
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can seem daunting because you "have to" memorize so many theorems. But, in reality, if you break each theorem down into common sense (often with a quick sketch) then a hazy notion or idea can turn into a clear understanding instantly.
Physics,

Physics

#1 - First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering after bombing in the first year! Thrown into math teaching at 19 and turned it all around!! Math was suddenly so easy! And math is central to physics! Physics is a fascinating subject and universally useful. But, it can seem daunting at first. The secret is to keep your cool and get clear explanations of the concepts. Once this is down and mastered you'll see that you can do it too! I know how you feel if you are struggling because I used to. Will share all my secrets and get you smiling again.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Most students struggle with Algebra because they haven't gotten their minds around the notion of strange variables like "x". This barrier can be broken down in minutes with a common sense explanation. Algebra is a major stepping stone to multiple sciences and must be mastered to facilitate future academic progress.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As algebra, trigonometry skills consolidate, we move toward calculus (differential and integration calculus) which employs extremely powerful math skills. Pre-calculus is the bed rock upon which calculus stands. Many schools only get into full-blown calculus at college levels - not high school. But you have to build a concrete foundation before you get to calculus. THEN - it is easy!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT, ACT, GMAT, and other exams are used to test general skill sets in math, language arts, etc. SAT in particular can be very challenging and requires dedicated preparation with a good prep book and a great tutor to walk you through the confusion. Let's make it easy!
Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I lived in Brazil for 30 years. In 1990's started a school teaching English to top executives in multinational companies. We taught from beginner to boardroom negotiation levels. English is very different from Spanish and Portuguese. Understanding the differences and also the similarities helps you to see HOW to speak English. Building a sentence is easy if you know how. até logo
Portuguese,

Portuguese

Portuguese shares common roots from the Latin. English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese all share many points of convergence - more than at first meets the eye. Years of in-depth experience has shown that learning a foreign language is more a matter of mastering the structure of the language (convergence and divergence) than anything else. Once the "mechanics" of the structure are mastered it's a simple matter to build vocabulary and add on words and phrases. The speed of learning can be astounding. I learned in six months! Nowadays totally 100% bilingual.
TOEFL

TOEFL

Teaching of English as a Foreign Language is a particular skill when it is applied to adults. A mother tongue is a powerful part of our psyche and can be used to facilitate, or hinder the assimilation a new language. Children, by nature, do not have this potential barrier. A fast and successful learning curve can be obtained for adult students when constructive comparisons are made with the essential structure of the mother tongue and target language. When essential structures, like grammar, syntax, prepositions, etc. all make sense, then learning becomes more fun and far more productive.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

#1 - First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering after bombing in the first year! Thrown into math teaching at 19 and turned it all around!! Math was suddenly so easy! I know how you feel if you are struggling because I used to. Will share all my math secrets and get you smiling again.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 can seem like a big step from the concrete world into abstracts. This can bamboozle many students - but it's not that hard... There are really simple and quick ways to make this a seamless and EASY process. Algebra is a very powerful tool in multiple situations, so it's well worth the effort to make it work for you. Repeat - work for you - not scare you.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 kicks in with much more powerful analysis tools to describe and evaluate real-life situations in hundreds of scientific disciplines. It is a must for those following the sciences - but can intimidate if the core concepts aren't fully mastered. Getting a solid grounding in core concepts is the key to turning Algebra 2 from a scary snake into an inoffensive (but very useful) worm.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is where math really brings years of preparation into fine focus and offers powerful ways of resolving extremely complex problems - easily and quickly. Many students are unecessarily scared of calculus. Don't be! If you study and master the basic concepts then (as in other disciplines) you will find you can hold your own and smile at your prowess. Two major calculus areas are; "differentiation" - which looks at rates of change of functions, and "integration" - which allows you to calculate areas and volumes of functions which, otherwise, with lesser math skills, would be impossible to calculate. This is "turbo-math" at is very best! Enjoy it!
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

Isaac Newton and his peers were clever guys. They broke the wall down when they discovered linearization of curves and derivatives. The Industrial Revolution resulted. Calculus resolves incredibly complex problems with power and ease. #1 - First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering after bombing in the first year! Thrown into math teaching at 19 and turned it all around!! Math was suddenly so easy! I know how you feel if you are struggling because I used to. Will share all my math secrets and get you smiling again.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can seem daunting because you "have to" memorize so many theorems. But, in reality, if you break each theorem down into common sense (often with a quick sketch) then a hazy notion or idea can turn into a clear understanding instantly.
Physics,

Physics

#1 - First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering after bombing in the first year! Thrown into math teaching at 19 and turned it all around!! Math was suddenly so easy! And math is central to physics! Physics is a fascinating subject and universally useful. But, it can seem daunting at first. The secret is to keep your cool and get clear explanations of the concepts. Once this is down and mastered you'll see that you can do it too! I know how you feel if you are struggling because I used to. Will share all my secrets and get you smiling again.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Most students struggle with Algebra because they haven't gotten their minds around the notion of strange variables like "x". This barrier can be broken down in minutes with a common sense explanation. Algebra is a major stepping stone to multiple sciences and must be mastered to facilitate future academic progress.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As algebra, trigonometry skills consolidate, we move toward calculus (differential and integration calculus) which employs extremely powerful math skills. Pre-calculus is the bed rock upon which calculus stands. Many schools only get into full-blown calculus at college levels - not high school. But you have to build a concrete foundation before you get to calculus. THEN - it is easy!
Probability,

Probability

Probability is the calculation of the likelihood of something happening, or not. If it is certain, then it gets a 1, meaning 100% certain. If it is impossible, then it gets a zero. This branch of math has applications in a myriad of life and work situations, like insurance, financial decisions, business strategies, and even gambling - they all use probability calculations to make them viable.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT, ACT, GMAT, and other exams are used to test general skill sets in math, language arts, etc. SAT in particular can be very challenging and requires dedicated preparation with a good prep book and a great tutor to walk you through the confusion. Let's make it easy!
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering after bombing in the first year! Thrown into math teaching at 19 and turned it all around!! Math was suddenly so easy! And math is critical! I know how you feel if you are struggling because I used to. Will share all my secrets and get you smiling again. Trigonometry is basically the mathematical measurement of shapes and the angles that form them. Terms like tangents, sines, and cosines - are concepts that must be mastered in order to move forward. As "trig" progresses, then the relationships between these terms, trig identities, and unit circle, become even more fundamental and important to an understanding of graphing and transformations. A solid foundation of the basics is vital - with that - trig is really very easy. Trig has myriad applications in calculus - it's very, very important.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 can seem like a big step from the concrete world into abstracts. This can bamboozle many students - but it's not that hard... There are really simple and quick ways to make this a seamless and EASY process. Algebra is a very powerful tool in multiple situations, so it's well worth the effort to make it work for you. Repeat - work for you - not scare you.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 kicks in with much more powerful analysis tools to describe and evaluate real-life situations in hundreds of scientific disciplines. It is a must for those following the sciences - but can intimidate if the core concepts aren't fully mastered. Getting a solid grounding in core concepts is the key to turning Algebra 2 from a scary snake into an inoffensive (but very useful) worm.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is where math really brings years of preparation into fine focus and offers powerful ways of resolving extremely complex problems - easily and quickly. Many students are unecessarily scared of calculus. Don't be! If you study and master the basic concepts then (as in other disciplines) you will find you can hold your own and smile at your prowess. Two major calculus areas are; "differentiation" - which looks at rates of change of functions, and "integration" - which allows you to calculate areas and volumes of functions which, otherwise, with lesser math skills, would be impossible to calculate. This is "turbo-math" at is very best! Enjoy it!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I lived in Brazil for 30 years. In 1990's started a school teaching English to top executives in multinational companies. We taught from beginner to boardroom negotiation levels. English is very different from Spanish and Portuguese. Understanding the differences and also the similarities helps you to see HOW to speak English. Building a sentence is easy if you know how. até logo
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can seem daunting because you "have to" memorize so many theorems. But, in reality, if you break each theorem down into common sense (often with a quick sketch) then a hazy notion or idea can turn into a clear understanding instantly.
Physics,

Physics

#1 - First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering after bombing in the first year! Thrown into math teaching at 19 and turned it all around!! Math was suddenly so easy! And math is central to physics! Physics is a fascinating subject and universally useful. But, it can seem daunting at first. The secret is to keep your cool and get clear explanations of the concepts. Once this is down and mastered you'll see that you can do it too! I know how you feel if you are struggling because I used to. Will share all my secrets and get you smiling again.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Most students struggle with Algebra because they haven't gotten their minds around the notion of strange variables like "x". This barrier can be broken down in minutes with a common sense explanation. Algebra is a major stepping stone to multiple sciences and must be mastered to facilitate future academic progress.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

As algebra, trigonometry skills consolidate, we move toward calculus (differential and integration calculus) which employs extremely powerful math skills. Pre-calculus is the bed rock upon which calculus stands. Many schools only get into full-blown calculus at college levels - not high school. But you have to build a concrete foundation before you get to calculus. THEN - it is easy!
Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I lived in Brazil for 30 years. In 1990's started a school teaching English to top executives in multinational companies. We taught from beginner to boardroom negotiation levels. English is very different from Spanish and Portuguese. Understanding the differences and also the similarities helps you to see HOW to speak English. Building a sentence is easy if you know how. até logo

Science

Physics

Physics

#1 - First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering after bombing in the first year! Thrown into math teaching at 19 and turned it all around!! Math was suddenly so easy! And math is central to physics! Physics is a fascinating subject and universally useful. But, it can seem daunting at first. The secret is to keep your cool and get clear explanations of the concepts. Once this is down and mastered you'll see that you can do it too! I know how you feel if you are struggling because I used to. Will share all my secrets and get you smiling again.

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

Phonics is the art of translating vowel sequences into long or short sounds. Long sounds can be equated to the sounds of the alphabetic vowels, a, e, i, o, u. The short sounds, are like, cat, get, bit, cot, and cut. Most consonants, in English, carry a stable sound pattern and can be memorized easily. Consonant sequences, like 'ph', 'th', and 'sh' all carry a specific sound. Once a vowel sequence is recognized as such, then reading capability increases exponentially. I have used phonics to teach reading to both my boys, whom I home-school, with enormous success. It not only has taught them to read well, but has enhanced their spelling abilities. Phonics is a tool I have used to help teach adults English as a Foreign Language. I set up and ran an English school for executives in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1990s) where I designed, wrote, and taught all the major concepts of the English language (from basic to advanced levels). This included phonics to improve pronunciation and accent reduction, while enhancing reading skills. I recently taught ESOL here in Suwanee, Georgia (Donna/Dr. Davis - Dental Office) where phonics was the initial focus. The students left that office recently.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 can seem like a big step from the concrete world into abstracts. This can bamboozle many students - but it's not that hard... There are really simple and quick ways to make this a seamless and EASY process. Algebra is a very powerful tool in multiple situations, so it's well worth the effort to make it work for you. Repeat - work for you - not scare you.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 kicks in with much more powerful analysis tools to describe and evaluate real-life situations in hundreds of scientific disciplines. It is a must for those following the sciences - but can intimidate if the core concepts aren't fully mastered. Getting a solid grounding in core concepts is the key to turning Algebra 2 from a scary snake into an inoffensive (but very useful) worm.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is where math really brings years of preparation into fine focus and offers powerful ways of resolving extremely complex problems - easily and quickly. Many students are unecessarily scared of calculus. Don't be! If you study and master the basic concepts then (as in other disciplines) you will find you can hold your own and smile at your prowess. Two major calculus areas are; "differentiation" - which looks at rates of change of functions, and "integration" - which allows you to calculate areas and volumes of functions which, otherwise, with lesser math skills, would be impossible to calculate. This is "turbo-math" at is very best! Enjoy it!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I lived in Brazil for 30 years. In 1990's started a school teaching English to top executives in multinational companies. We taught from beginner to boardroom negotiation levels. English is very different from Spanish and Portuguese. Understanding the differences and also the similarities helps you to see HOW to speak English. Building a sentence is easy if you know how. até logo
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry can seem daunting because you "have to" memorize so many theorems. But, in reality, if you break each theorem down into common sense (often with a quick sketch) then a hazy notion or idea can turn into a clear understanding instantly.
Physics,

Physics

#1 - First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering after bombing in the first year! Thrown into math teaching at 19 and turned it all around!! Math was suddenly so easy! And math is central to physics! Physics is a fascinating subject and universally useful. But, it can seem daunting at first. The secret is to keep your cool and get clear explanations of the concepts. Once this is down and mastered you'll see that you can do it too! I know how you feel if you are struggling because I used to. Will share all my secrets and get you smiling again.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT, ACT, GMAT, and other exams are used to test general skill sets in math, language arts, etc. SAT in particular can be very challenging and requires dedicated preparation with a good prep book and a great tutor to walk you through the confusion. Let's make it easy!
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

#1 - First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering after bombing in the first year! Thrown into math teaching at 19 and turned it all around!! Math was suddenly so easy! I know how you feel if you are struggling because I used to. Will share all my math secrets and get you smiling again.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I homeschooled both my boys and shared the joy of learning to read and handle numbers. As an executive in multinationals around the world developed the critical skills to sifting tons of information and finding the key essentials quickly.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

#1 - First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering after bombing in the first year! Thrown into math teaching at 19 and turned it all around!! Math was suddenly so easy! I know how you feel if you are struggling because I used to. Will share all my math secrets and get you smiling again.
Career Development,

Career Development

As a graduate engineer, entered multinationals via steel manufacture (England) and then auto parts (US Steel, Brazil). From there moved into hospital products (Johnson & Johnson Brazil) and on into self employment. Taught Career Development in Technical Colleges (resume building, interview techniques, behavior, anger management, office technology, etc). Great experience in change management and its impact on careers. Experience as a technical person in manufacture, engineering management, upper level management on to directorships - going through the multiple changes required in personal style, leadership, and behavior. Graduate in Manager Development Program of US Steel leading to world-standard management. Well-versed in Transactional Analysis and Emotional Intelligence applied to business.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

SAT, ACT, GMAT, and other exams are used to test general skill sets in math, language arts, etc. SAT in particular can be very challenging and requires dedicated preparation with a good prep book and a great tutor to walk you through the confusion. Let's make it easy!
TOEFL,

TOEFL

Teaching of English as a Foreign Language is a particular skill when it is applied to adults. A mother tongue is a powerful part of our psyche and can be used to facilitate, or hinder the assimilation a new language. Children, by nature, do not have this potential barrier. A fast and successful learning curve can be obtained for adult students when constructive comparisons are made with the essential structure of the mother tongue and target language. When essential structures, like grammar, syntax, prepositions, etc. all make sense, then learning becomes more fun and far more productive.
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Perfect for AP Physics

My son, Sam was very skeptical of online learning. He thought R Bruce was very intelligent and easy to connect with. He wants to set up another session asap!! Thank you!!

Jackie, 2 lessons with R Bruce

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

He taught me simpsons and trapezoidal rule in calculus. He has helped me get better grades on my tests. He tutors online if you do not live close to each other.

Sam, 12 lessons with R Bruce

Excellent tutor

Bruce is helpful, friendly, professional and easy to communicate with. My son is really benefiting by working with him. We have had many tutors and Bruce really is the best.

Farah, 8 lessons with R Bruce
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your kind words. I always try my best, but then your son does too. A perfect match.

Immediate results

Bruce’s classes are fun, easy and applies everyday vocabulary to my daily professional and personal life. I saw improvement since day one. 100% recommended. Thank you Bruce for all your help.

Daphne, 17 lessons with R Bruce

Rich in knowledge, smooth, organic style, feeling of deep responsibility

Bruce is an excellent tutor, great commitment, respect his appointment, very flexible, responsive to the student need, reliable, and has our best interest in heart.

Lamis, 25 lessons with R Bruce

Extremely Helpful Tutor

Bruce recently helped me prepare for my Calculus semester exam. I ended up receiving a 100% on the exam and raised my semester grade from a "B" to an "A"! I feel very lucky to have found Bruce!

Siam, 12 lessons with R Bruce

Great Calculus Tutor

My daughter is working with Bruce for Calculus online and it is going very well. She worked with another tutor before this who was super smart and well credentialed but she said he made her feel like he thought she was not very smart... as a result, she held back asking questions. She said she feels much more comfortable with Bruce... He is just as smart, but is more patient and encouraging. Calculus is an intimidating subject. My child already felt bad for not being able to pick it up in class and did not need to feel bad after working with a tutor. If you have a child that is earnest in wanting to learn the material but needs more practice and personal attention to get there, Bruce is a good fit. He has also been responsive and accommodating when we tried to add sessions before a test.

Paige, 5 lessons with R Bruce

Professional, Knowledgeable Teacher

Bruce is an incredible tutor. He helped me a lot with my SAT exam. He has excellent teaching methods and I have learned many techniques in a short period of time. I was really lucky to have him as my teacher.

Christos, 13 lessons with R Bruce

Great Tutor

Bruce was great at helping me resolve an understand many of my questions concerning physics. His teachings helped provide insight into many of the things I couldn't understand.

Muhaba, 1 lesson with R Bruce

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