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Brian B.

Creative, friendly, licensed tutor: math, social science, test prep

Creative, friendly, licensed tutor: math, social science, test prep

$35/hour

  • 41 hours tutoring

  • Greensboro, NC 27406


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About Brian


Bio

Hi! As a licensed teacher of math and history, I've been successfully tutoring students since 2005 in math, history, social sciences, test preparation (SAT/ ACT/ GRE/ GMAT), and writing. I also teach classes at Our Lady of Grace Middle School and the Institute of Math & Computer Science. I'm excellent at approaches the schools rarely have time for. I'll help organize disconnected stuff-to-memorize into true stories. I'll help students connect those facts and skills to the real world. I'll he...

Hi! As a licensed teacher of math and history, I've been successfully tutoring students since 2005 in math, history, social sciences, test preparation (SAT/ ACT/ GRE/ GMAT), and writing. I also teach classes at Our Lady of Grace Middle School and the Institute of Math & Computer Science.

I'm excellent at approaches the schools rarely have time for. I'll help organize disconnected stuff-to-memorize into true stories. I'll help students connect those facts and skills to the real world. I'll help them understand why one thing is true when something else seems more intuitive -- or how experts decided a thing was true in the first place.

In math, I'll help a student understand why a formula works -- so that they can reconstruct the logic on the fly if, as so often happens, they forget the formula itself. I also have a talent for useful metaphors and analogies.

Sometimes I even help out memorization by making up silly songs or little stories, or making a game of it. On nice days I'll work with the student outside: a wide variety of research shows that people think better when they get more fresh air. I've been called "unusually perky and energetic for this job" -- by many people, but the man who picked that exact phrase had just met me and was rather skeptical. He's one of my most loyal customers now.

I charge $35/hour for in-person lessons in downtown Greensboro; I'll ask for more if I need to drive beyond, proportional to the length of the drive. For online lessons I charge $30/hour. Discounts are available if the money's a genuine problem for you. Cheers!


Education

University of Iowa
Economics
University of Massachusetts at Boston
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Greensboro, NC 27406
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/21/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, with a 3.9 GPA in the field. I also try to keep up with current Economics research.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, with a 3.9 GPA in the field. I also try to keep up with current Economics research.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In high school, I twice qualified for the National Forensics League national tournament in Extemporanous Speaking, and collected a shelf of local Lincoln-Douglas Debate trophies. I've done classroom teaching -- never a full teaching job, but several long-term substitute jobs, and some test-prep classes with the Princeton Review. I have some recent training in acting, having starred in David Auburn's "Proof" under the tutelage of knowledgeable, patient drama majors half my age. I don't think I've explicitly taught Rhetoric as Rhetoric before, but I've taught students to analyze and pick apart the rhetorical strategies used in essays (either for school or for the SAT). I would use that skill to help students polish their own methods. Also, I perform regularly as a singer, and, you know, I'm not a very good singer. I'm a *very* good entertainer and speaker, and that (along with the quality of songs I choose) is why people enjoy my work. I wasn't born that way; I learned specific skills that I'm happy to teach.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, with a 3.9 GPA in the field. I also try to keep up with current Economics research.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, with a 3.9 GPA in the field. I also try to keep up with current Economics research.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In high school, I twice qualified for the National Forensics League national tournament in Extemporanous Speaking, and collected a shelf of local Lincoln-Douglas Debate trophies. I've done classroom teaching -- never a full teaching job, but several long-term substitute jobs, and some test-prep classes with the Princeton Review. I have some recent training in acting, having starred in David Auburn's "Proof" under the tutelage of knowledgeable, patient drama majors half my age. I don't think I've explicitly taught Rhetoric as Rhetoric before, but I've taught students to analyze and pick apart the rhetorical strategies used in essays (either for school or for the SAT). I would use that skill to help students polish their own methods. Also, I perform regularly as a singer, and, you know, I'm not a very good singer. I'm a *very* good entertainer and speaker, and that (along with the quality of songs I choose) is why people enjoy my work. I wasn't born that way; I learned specific skills that I'm happy to teach.
Statistics,

Statistics

I’m a certified classroom math teacher (secondary school) with years of experience tutoring college students in stats as well. I spend a lot of time with stats in my dual roles as psychology student and geeky baseball fan.
Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In high school, I twice qualified for the National Forensics League national tournament in Extemporanous Speaking, and collected a shelf of local Lincoln-Douglas Debate trophies. I've done classroom teaching -- never a full teaching job, but several long-term substitute jobs, and some test-prep classes with the Princeton Review. I have some recent training in acting, having starred in David Auburn's "Proof" under the tutelage of knowledgeable, patient drama majors half my age. I don't think I've explicitly taught Rhetoric as Rhetoric before, but I've taught students to analyze and pick apart the rhetorical strategies used in essays (either for school or for the SAT). I would use that skill to help students polish their own methods. Also, I perform regularly as a singer, and, you know, I'm not a very good singer. I'm a *very* good entertainer and speaker, and that (along with the quality of songs I choose) is why people enjoy my work. I wasn't born that way; I learned specific skills that I'm happy to teach.
Writing,

Writing

I’ve been a modestly-paid writer for several music / book / movie review websites over the years, and trained / edited new writers. I also regularly work with students in helping them write papers, usually (but not always) in social science classes for some reason.
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I’ve earned a Master’s Degree and teaching license in history in Massachusetts and North Carolina. Although in practice I currently teach math, I’ve done long-term substituting in my original field, as well as one-on-one tutoring, and have at times been paid to review history books online.
Anthropology,

Anthropology

I minored in anthropology at University of Iowa, earning a solid 3.4 GPA, and continue to read and sometimes tutor in the field. I combine a solid understanding of major topics in the field, a gift for summarizing research into memorable stories, and a ruthless willingness to borrow clever anthropology lesson plans from the Internet.
Music History,

Music History

My father, a professional music editor, composer, and sheet music salesman, raised me on the history of Western Music. I learned music theory from my piano teachers, and I took (and received A's in) two music history classes in college. I am a self-taught expert on more recent music (jazz, rock, hip-hop, Middle Eastern and African musics), with a useful musical vocabulary and a very diverse music collection. I've been paid to write music reviews for three different Internet publications.
Political Science,

Political Science

Way back in 1996 or so, when I was considering applying to Emerson's grad program in political science, I took the Political Science Graduate Record Exam (yes, it existed back then) and scored in the 99th percentile. I ended up getting a teaching degree instead, but have been something of a politics junkie, theory and research included, ever since.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have a bachelor's degree in Economics with a minor in Anthropology, and a master's degree in Secondary Education with a specialty in History. I've worked as a long-term social studies substitute teacher in both the Boston (MA) and Guilford County (NC) School Districts. I also read widely in Psychology, Women's Studies, and Urban Studies, and my 9-year-old loves to look over maps (including atlases of world history) and talk history with me.
World History,

World History

Master's Degree in Education with a focus on History. Many years of reading history for enjoyment.
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Philosophy

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and trigonometry in classrooms. I've also made up lots of creative little lessons as a tutor, and learned good tricks from Montessori schools.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience teaching Algebra 2 and trigonometry -- including GRE classes at A&T, along with high school and middle school classroom math teaching, and a decade of tutoring.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, with a 3.9 GPA in the field. I also try to keep up with current Economics research.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, with a 3.9 GPA in the field. I also try to keep up with current Economics research.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I’m a licensed secondary school math teacher, and have taught pre-algebra in classroom, tutoring, test-prep, and parenting contexts.
Statistics,

Statistics

I’m a certified classroom math teacher (secondary school) with years of experience tutoring college students in stats as well. I spend a lot of time with stats in my dual roles as psychology student and geeky baseball fan.
Writing,

Writing

I’ve been a modestly-paid writer for several music / book / movie review websites over the years, and trained / edited new writers. I also regularly work with students in helping them write papers, usually (but not always) in social science classes for some reason.
English, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading, Spelling

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and trigonometry in classrooms. I've also made up lots of creative little lessons as a tutor, and learned good tricks from Montessori schools.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience teaching Algebra 2 and trigonometry -- including GRE classes at A&T, along with high school and middle school classroom math teaching, and a decade of tutoring.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I’m a licensed secondary school math teacher, and have taught pre-algebra in classroom, tutoring, test-prep, and parenting contexts.
Statistics,

Statistics

I’m a certified classroom math teacher (secondary school) with years of experience tutoring college students in stats as well. I spend a lot of time with stats in my dual roles as psychology student and geeky baseball fan.
Geometry, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and trigonometry in classrooms. I've also made up lots of creative little lessons as a tutor, and learned good tricks from Montessori schools.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience teaching Algebra 2 and trigonometry -- including GRE classes at A&T, along with high school and middle school classroom math teaching, and a decade of tutoring.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I’m a licensed secondary school math teacher, and have taught pre-algebra in classroom, tutoring, test-prep, and parenting contexts.
Statistics,

Statistics

I’m a certified classroom math teacher (secondary school) with years of experience tutoring college students in stats as well. I spend a lot of time with stats in my dual roles as psychology student and geeky baseball fan.
Writing,

Writing

I’ve been a modestly-paid writer for several music / book / movie review websites over the years, and trained / edited new writers. I also regularly work with students in helping them write papers, usually (but not always) in social science classes for some reason.
English, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading

Music

Music History

Music History

My father, a professional music editor, composer, and sheet music salesman, raised me on the history of Western Music. I learned music theory from my piano teachers, and I took (and received A's in) two music history classes in college. I am a self-taught expert on more recent music (jazz, rock, hip-hop, Middle Eastern and African musics), with a useful musical vocabulary and a very diverse music collection. I've been paid to write music reviews for three different Internet publications.

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, with a 3.9 GPA in the field. I also try to keep up with current Economics research.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, with a 3.9 GPA in the field. I also try to keep up with current Economics research.
Geography, Government & Politics, Philosophy

Science

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I minored in anthropology at University of Iowa, earning a solid 3.4 GPA, and continue to read and sometimes tutor in the field. I combine a solid understanding of major topics in the field, a gift for summarizing research into memorable stories, and a ruthless willingness to borrow clever anthropology lesson plans from the Internet.
Psychology,

Psychology

I minored in psychology in college, took more psych classes en route to my teaching degree, and read widely in the subject from sheer curiosity. I am currently preparing to take the GRE psychology test so as to enter a Master's program in the subject.
Anatomy, Astronomy, Ecology, Philosophy

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've taught algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and trigonometry in classrooms. I've also made up lots of creative little lessons as a tutor, and learned good tricks from Montessori schools.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience teaching Algebra 2 and trigonometry -- including GRE classes at A&T, along with high school and middle school classroom math teaching, and a decade of tutoring.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, with a 3.9 GPA in the field. I also try to keep up with current Economics research.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a degree in Economics from the University of Iowa, with a 3.9 GPA in the field. I also try to keep up with current Economics research.
Statistics,

Statistics

I’m a certified classroom math teacher (secondary school) with years of experience tutoring college students in stats as well. I spend a lot of time with stats in my dual roles as psychology student and geeky baseball fan.
Writing,

Writing

I’ve been a modestly-paid writer for several music / book / movie review websites over the years, and trained / edited new writers. I also regularly work with students in helping them write papers, usually (but not always) in social science classes for some reason.
Geometry, Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (16 ratings)
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Reviews

Linear Equations

Brian is did an excellent job tutoring my daughter. He broke the problems down and was extremely patient with us as she went to the wrong location for tutoring.

Jennifer, 1 lesson with Brian

Very Knowledgeable

I am struggling in Statistics and he helped me understand so much in such a short time! Thanks Brian!

Krissy, 2 lessons with Brian

$35/hour

Brian B.

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