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Julian C.

Portland, OR

$50/hour

I'll explain the concepts quickly & clearly!

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400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/15/15
5.0 average from 138 ratings
Excellent tutor!
— Maggie, San Jose, CA on 4/22/16

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San Jose State University
Music

Education

San Jose State University (Music)

About Julian

I am new to Portland, just moved from the SF Bay Area! I am looking forward to getting to know the city. So far I like it, though there is a lot of rain to deal with!

I've tutored for three years in the San Jose area, mostly in math. I've taught kids from 5th grade up through 12th and some college students as well, covering all subjects up through calculus. (I don't do statistics though.) I have worked independently and for two years at a private middle school as an after-school tutor (both math and English).

Each student has their own needs. I can adjust my pace to fit you. Often students are really having trouble with the previous years' material: an Algebra 2 student is having difficulty with Algebra 1, or a calculus student doesn't know trigonometry. If so, I will help bring you up to speed.

In college I majored in music, though I also took math including real analysis, differential equations, and honors calculus. I play piano and hold a bachelor's in music from San Jose State University. I have played, listened to, read and written about music from Beethoven to Rachmaninoff. I can teach piano and music theory, including four-part harmony, species counterpoint, and modern techniques.

Let me know if you'd like to try a lesson! I'm open to teach wherever is comfortable for you: your home, or a library or coffee shop.
I am new to Portland, just moved from the SF Bay Area! I am looking forward to getting to know the city. So far I like it, though there is a lot of rain to deal with!

I've tutored for three years in the San Jose area, mostly in math. I've taught kids from 5th grade up through 12th and some college students as well, covering all subjects
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Portland, OR 97227
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor!"

- Maggie, San Jose, CA on 4/22/16

"Great Tutor"

- Luis, Portland, OR on 8/10/17

"Knowledgeable & patient"

- Micah, Vancouver, WA on 6/26/17

"Patient and designed review"

- Tammy, Portland, OR on 6/24/17

"Good patient tutor"

- N, Portland, OR on 5/5/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Stephen, San Jose, CA on 12/21/16

"Knows AP Calculus AB very well"

- Mike, San Jose, CA on 11/17/16

"Patient tutor who really wants his students to learn"

- Avani, San Jose, CA on 10/25/16

"Patient Tutor"

- Pramod, San Jose, CA on 10/17/16

"Great tutor!"

- Lori, Los Gatos, CA on 4/5/16

"Great tutor!"

- Sarah, Sunnyvale, CA on 2/23/16
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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.

Algebra 1

I tutored pre algebra and algebra for two years at a private middle school in Santa Clara, CA. I've also tutored high school math through Wyzant. Many kids (and adults!) can be intimidated by algebra, but if you take it step by step and you're clear on the concepts, you can manage it.

Algebra 2

I have tutored algebra II for over two years, both with Wyzant and through a private agency in the San Jose area. This class is a big step up from algebra 1, and it often includes a student's first real exposure to trigonometry. If the student had any difficulty with algebra 1, ironing out those problems will be a top priority. Thankfully, this course is often very similar to precalculus, so if you learn the material well you won't have as much work to do if you continue to precalc.

Calculus

I have tutored high school (both AB & BC) and college calculus for two years. I've also graded practice AP tests for a private agency, so I know what the test looks like. The AB course is a solid introduction to calculus, including limits, derivatives, and integrals. The BC course is substantially harder, covering all the AB material plus harder methods of integration, series and Taylor series, and a few smaller things. It takes some real work, but it is worth it! Calculus is many people's first taste of "real" math. Note, I do not teach multivariable calculus.

Composition (Music)

I have a B.M. (bachelor of music) degree from San Jose State University. I took the full two years' run of music theory plus two higher-level semesters: one on Form and Analysis, and one on Counterpoint (where you write simple contrapuntal compositions). I also have written several times for the Beethoven Journal, published at SJSU.

Music Theory

I am a pianist with a Bachelor's in Music in piano performance from San Jose State University. I have tutored AP Music Theory and corrected practice AP tests, and have a broad knowledge of classical repertoire and history. I also worked at SJSU's Beethoven Center, and have written several times for their Beethoven Journal.

Precalculus

Precalculus...all those different functions and their graphs! This class encompasses a lot of different topics. As any math teacher can tell you, half of calculus class is really algebra/trig skills. If you get solid on these skills now, it will save you a lot of trouble down the road. I have taught precalculus (and SAT Math Level 2) for over two years, both through Wyzant and through a private agency in the San Jose area.

SAT Math

I have taught many students math for SAT and SAT II, including the new SAT. I helped design the math curriculum for a private tutoring agency for the new SAT math section.

San Jose State University
Music

Education

San Jose State University (Music)

Excellent tutor!

My son is a high school junior and Julian helped him prepare for an exam. My son said Julian's explanations were clear and that Julian made sure he was understanding the concepts. We will definitely use him again!

— Maggie, San Jose, CA on 4/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Julian will travel within 7 miles of Portland, OR 97227.