Brian P.

Chicago, IL


Experienced Math & English Tutor

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Truman College


Truman College (Communications)

About Brian

I am located in Chicago neighborhood of Uptown/Lakeview.

I have 25 years of experience teaching middle school & lower high school English, Math & Science.

I am the father of five, including two high school students.

My method is instruction is client focused, not subject focused.

I concentrate on teaching the subject process of solving a problem or completing an assignment. I do not just give the answers, I work with the client to "think through" the process of the problem/assignment.

My atmosphere for tutoring sessions are light, comfortable and a safe place to ask questions and make mistakes.

Previous tutoring client recommendations are available upon request.
I am located in Chicago neighborhood of Uptown/Lakeview.

I have 25 years of experience teaching middle school & lower high school English, Math & Science.
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2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60640
In-person lessons
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Prealgebra
Physical Science
English, Grammar, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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Algebra 1

I have expertise in teaching and helping students understand processes of decimals, fractions, expressions, evaluation, variables, order of operations, one-step equations, multi-step equations, factoring single terms and mono/polynomials. I also do solving linear equations (all forms) and graphing linear equations.

Algebra 2

I've been tutoring and teaching mathematics, science, English and test prep for over 25 years primarily to middle and lower high school students. Through my current professional job I work with teachers on curriculum develop and lesson planning. Therefore, I know exactly what students need to know throughout school year. My expertise includes all math subjects up to and including Geometry. Please see my "Subject Listing" for all approved subjects.


Pre-algebra is the basis for almost all future math. I teach the process of thinking through solving expressions and equations well-versed clients in order of operations, combining like terms, decimal and fraction operations, etc. We will also spend time on word problems, which can be intimidating if not present the correct way. I have a 5-step process that is non-threatening and leads to successful results.

Truman College


Truman College (Communications)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60640.