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Hello,

I'm a recent graduate of the California Institute of Technology in Economics and Computer Science. I was also accepted at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, and Stanford. I have a broad range of interests spanning science, math, engineering, social science, the humanities, the arts, and athletics (I also played on the Caltech basketball team). My background allows me to tutor general college prep, especially the SAT, ACT and the GRE. I love to teach analytical thinking, ranging from advanced Math and Physics to strategies for understanding literature and developing arguments.
I've tutored & received tutoring my entire life. My dad started drilling me on multiplication tables at 4 and 2 years later, when my oldest sister came of age, I began working with her. 3 siblings came after her who I worked with every day to improve their mathematical & verbal reasoning, giving them assignments out of workbooks our parents got us, correcting & reviewing their answers. I still help my youngest sibling with her Calculus homework today. My first compensated tutoring gig came the summer before my junior year when I taught local high school & community college students chemistry & physics from my home. Since then I've worked constantly as a tutor, working with a company in various locations throughout the Southland. I specialize in SAT math, having led workshops & boot camps which saw some students improve their score 200 points.
In college, I sharpened my tutoring skills against the world's best whetstones. I do not just mean Caltech professors, though they deserve their props. The Institute fosters a collaborative environment where students thrive through teaching and learning from others. You really cannot get by in the school without these skills.
Thus, my educational experience has exposed me to many of the effective ways people learn and teach. When I tutor people, no matter what the subject, I keep my utmost focus on patience and encouragement. Even if I find the subject easy, I can harken back to long nights trying to understand complex topics at Caltech which my tutors found easy, and gain inspiration from their patience and encouragement. These experiences fostered in me a love of learning and passing my knowledge onto others.

I hope you feel inclined to take advantage of my willingness, no, intense desire to work with you. I plan to remain local indefinitely as I pursue other ongoing ventures.

Thank you,

Brian

Brian’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: California Institute of Technology - Bachelors, Economics, CS

Graduate Degree: University of California-Santa Cruz - PHD, Technology & Information Mgmt (Indef. deferred)

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2340

SAT Math: 780

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 760

GRE: 332

GRE Quantitative: 164

GRE Verbal: 168

Hobbies

Basketball, music, film, activism, the Internet

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

American Literature

AP Chemistry

AP Computer Science Principles

AP European History

AP Macroeconomics

AP Psychology

AP Research

AP Seminar

AP Statistics

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP World History

Art

Business

Business Analytics

Business Calculus

Business Ethics

Business Writing

C

C++

Calculus

College Application Essays

College Business

College Economics

Competition Math

Computer Architecture

Computer Theory

Datamining

Discrete Math

Econometrics

Economics

Elementary School Math

English

Essay Editing

Financial Accounting

Finite Mathematics

Geometry

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

High School Business

High School Economics

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Physics

High School Writing

IB Business & Management

IB Chemistry

IB Computer Science

IB Design Technology

IB Economics

IB Extended Essay

IB Film

IB Further Mathematics

IB Geography

IB Global Politics

IB Information Technology in a Global Society

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematics

IB Philosophy

IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science

IB Theory of Knowledge

IB World Religions

Industrial Engineering

Japanese

Java

Languages

Linux

Mac Basic Computer Skills

Mathematica

MATLAB

Mechanical Engineering

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

PC Basic Computer Skills

Philosophical Ethics

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Pro Tools Software

Project Management/PMP

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

Python

REGENTS Prep

Relational Databases

SAT Math

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry

SAT Subject Test in Japanese with Listening

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Test in United States History

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Social Networking

Social Sciences

Social studies

Spelling Bee

SQL

Statics and Dynamics

Statistics

Statistics Graduate Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technology and Computer Science

Thermodynamics

Trigonometry

World Religions

Writing