Brian R.


Brian R.

Tutor

San Jose, CA 95136

Will travel 35 miles

$50 per hour.

5.0 19 ratings

Law School Graduate With Twenty Years' Teaching Experience

Hello! I have had such a great time tutoring and teaching hundreds of students over the last 15 years, and I would love the chance to work with you. Learning can be fun, learning should be fun, and learning IS fun. After tutoring elementary, middle school, and high school students while I was in high school and college, I taught middle school mathematics from 2002-2006. This was my approach: understanding "why" math works is just as important as learning "how" to do math problems successf... [more]


Algebra 1

Even though I have a great time teaching Algebra 1, I understand that for some students, it seems like a foreign language. I have a lot of experience teaching this subject, and I can show it to you in way that is simple, clear, and sensible. This is my goal: by the time we are done, you are not only good at Algebra but also actually LIKE it!


Algebra 2


American History


Vocabulary


Grammar


European History


Geometry


Prealgebra

Even though I have a great time teaching math, I understand that for some students, it seems like a foreign language. I have a lot of experience teaching this subject, and I can show it to you in a way that is simple, clear, and sensible. This is my goal: by the time we are done, you will not only be good at math, but also actually LIKE it!


Reading


Spanish


Writing

Writing can be an intimidating challenge; sometimes we just don't know what to say or how to say it! I understand this challenge, and I will work with you to make writing less intimidating and more enjoyable.


Geography


English

English can seem difficult and complex, but when it is broken down into its fundamental parts, it becomes easier to manage. I really enjoy helping students use the parts of English speech to create beautiful compositions and speeches, and I can simplify the process so that students have success. I look forward to working with you!


ESL/ESOL

As a teacher, I have seen many, many students come through my doors who were burdened with the extra challenge of learning a new language while simultaneously learning school subjects. I have always welcomed the challenge of engaging such students so that they feel more empowered about their academic success. Language is not just words on a page; language is action, imagery, process, senses, and emotion. I bring all of these factors to bear when helping students master English.


Government & Politics


Anatomy


SAT Math


GRE


Proofreading


Law


GED


SAT Reading


SAT Writing


ASVAB


PSAT


Spelling


ACT Reading


ACT English


Elementary Math


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught and tutored elementary school students since 1996. As a full time teacher, I have taught grades 3 and 5. I enjoy the variety of elementary education, and I love to discover and share connections between subjects. I am particularly practiced in the teaching of writing, grammar, and mathematics, and I look forward to helping your child achieve success in these areas.


Bar Exam

Having taken the California Bar Exam twice and passed on the second try, I have learned a lot about studying and where one should place emphasis in preparation. To put it simply: practice always trumps passive studying, and I can show you how maximize the productivity of your practice. I can also provide you with encouragement and tips for handling the emotional turmoil of this exam. I look forward to working with you!