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Greg P.

Experienced Multi-Subject Tutor with Math Specialty

Experienced Multi-Subject Tutor with Math Specialty

$90/hour

About Greg


Bio

I am in many ways, a stereotypical liberal arts graduate - I have a lifelong love of learning and explaining, and have always been interested in practically every subject. When I was in college, I was active as a tutor in six different departments, and I loved the feeling of changing gears between the subjects and relating them to each other. But while I am a generalist - I feel as comfortable with Russian literature and music as I do with mathematics and military history - I know that for...

I am in many ways, a stereotypical liberal arts graduate - I have a lifelong love of learning and explaining, and have always been interested in practically every subject. When I was in college, I was active as a tutor in six different departments, and I loved the feeling of changing gears between the subjects and relating them to each other. But while I am a generalist - I feel as comfortable with Russian literature and music as I do with mathematics and military history - I know that for many students, certain fields are much, much more stressful. Often, these subjects are mathematics, essay writing, and standardized tests. My goal as a teacher - and as a tutor - is to give the student the knowledge, skills, and confidence he or she needs to excel.

My two years spent as a middle school and high school teacher were some of the most rewarding work I've ever done. I particularly enjoyed teaching small classes - one of my Algebra II classes had only three students, for instance - and giving each student the individual attention that he or she might miss in a class of twenty-five. Tutoring, of course, takes this individual focus to another level - the student and I can tailor the work we do to accentuate his or her strengths and shore up the individual weakness. The claim of "I'm not a math person" has never flown with me - anyone can understand the math, provided that they work to do so and that they find the right explanation. I pride myself particularly on my ability to approach a problem from multiple angles - if one technique doesn't work, another can be applied.

I have tutored calculus at the college level and below since 2007, and have two years' experience teaching mathematics at the high school and middle school level. I get a real "kick" out of watching a student's grades and test results improve, but what I stress with my tutees is comfort and comprehension - first, I work to build a genuine, as-stress-free-as-possible, understanding of the material, and then to translate that understanding into excellent scores on exams.

While my default tutoring location is "any Starbucks," I'm more than willing to work at a student's house if that's more convenient. I look forward to hearing from you, and to providing the helping hand you need to succeed in all subjects!


Education

Lawrence University
Russian Literature and Political Science
Northwestern University School of Law
J.D.

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Reading, Writing

History

American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have spent two years teaching Algebra I (two sections: one for 7th-8th graders learning at an accelerated pace, one for freshmen) at a private middle/high school. Prior to that, I served as Lawrence University's head tutor for quantitative reasoning. With eight years' experience tutoring mathematics, I work to ensure the student's comfort with the foundational concepts introduced in Algebra I.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have spent two years as a full-time math teacher at a private middle/high school, in addition to serving as an assistant coach for the school's math team. Prior to that, I served as Lawrence University's head tutor for quantitative reasoning. I have eight years' experience tutoring calculus, from Calculus AB at the high school level to Calculus III at the university level, in one-on-one or small group settings. My techniques are heavily customized to each individual student's needs, but focus on combining conceptual understanding with technical fluency.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have spent two years as a full-time math teacher at a private middle/high school, in addition to serving as an assistant coach for the school's math team. Prior to that, I served as Lawrence University's head tutor for quantitative reasoning. I have eight years' experience tutoring calculus, from Calculus AB at the high school level to Calculus III at the university level, in one-on-one or small group settings. My techniques are heavily customized to each individual student's needs, but focus on combining conceptual understanding with technical fluency.
Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have spent two years teaching Algebra I (two sections: one for 7th-8th graders learning at an accelerated pace, one for freshmen) at a private middle/high school. Prior to that, I served as Lawrence University's head tutor for quantitative reasoning. With eight years' experience tutoring mathematics, I work to ensure the student's comfort with the foundational concepts introduced in Algebra I.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have spent two years as a full-time math teacher at a private middle/high school, in addition to serving as an assistant coach for the school's math team. Prior to that, I served as Lawrence University's head tutor for quantitative reasoning. I have eight years' experience tutoring calculus, from Calculus AB at the high school level to Calculus III at the university level, in one-on-one or small group settings. My techniques are heavily customized to each individual student's needs, but focus on combining conceptual understanding with technical fluency.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have spent two years as a full-time math teacher at a private middle/high school, in addition to serving as an assistant coach for the school's math team. Prior to that, I served as Lawrence University's head tutor for quantitative reasoning. I have eight years' experience tutoring calculus, from Calculus AB at the high school level to Calculus III at the university level, in one-on-one or small group settings. My techniques are heavily customized to each individual student's needs, but focus on combining conceptual understanding with technical fluency.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have spent two years teaching Algebra I (two sections: one for 7th-8th graders learning at an accelerated pace, one for freshmen) at a private middle/high school. Prior to that, I served as Lawrence University's head tutor for quantitative reasoning. With eight years' experience tutoring mathematics, I work to ensure the student's comfort with the foundational concepts introduced in Algebra I.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have spent two years as a full-time math teacher at a private middle/high school, in addition to serving as an assistant coach for the school's math team. Prior to that, I served as Lawrence University's head tutor for quantitative reasoning. I have eight years' experience tutoring calculus, from Calculus AB at the high school level to Calculus III at the university level, in one-on-one or small group settings. My techniques are heavily customized to each individual student's needs, but focus on combining conceptual understanding with technical fluency.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have spent two years as a full-time math teacher at a private middle/high school, in addition to serving as an assistant coach for the school's math team. Prior to that, I served as Lawrence University's head tutor for quantitative reasoning. I have eight years' experience tutoring calculus, from Calculus AB at the high school level to Calculus III at the university level, in one-on-one or small group settings. My techniques are heavily customized to each individual student's needs, but focus on combining conceptual understanding with technical fluency.
Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Writing

Other

Geography, Government & Politics

Science

ACT Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have spent two years teaching Algebra I (two sections: one for 7th-8th graders learning at an accelerated pace, one for freshmen) at a private middle/high school. Prior to that, I served as Lawrence University's head tutor for quantitative reasoning. With eight years' experience tutoring mathematics, I work to ensure the student's comfort with the foundational concepts introduced in Algebra I.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have spent two years as a full-time math teacher at a private middle/high school, in addition to serving as an assistant coach for the school's math team. Prior to that, I served as Lawrence University's head tutor for quantitative reasoning. I have eight years' experience tutoring calculus, from Calculus AB at the high school level to Calculus III at the university level, in one-on-one or small group settings. My techniques are heavily customized to each individual student's needs, but focus on combining conceptual understanding with technical fluency.
Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading

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Enthusiastic and supportive tutor

Our son had been feeling very defeated by his difficulties in understanding math. Greg's positive approach restored his confidence in his ability to succeed in class.

Diana, 1 lesson with Greg

Genuine, patient, understanding and fabulous teacher.

Greg has been very patient, understanding and knowledgeable in Calculus and ACT tutoring. He is easy going, friendly and reliable. Excellent teacher.

Anne, 12 lessons with Greg

$90/hour

Greg P.

$90/hour

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