Matt really helped my son stay focused and motivated. He really knows how to focus on the most important items in a textbook. Lots of learning in not a lot of time.
Tanja V. from Walnut Creek, CA
"Need a Private Academic Tutor? Want to Learn an Instrument?"
My name is Matthew, and I teach many people of different ages academic topics from arithmetic to algebra 2/trigonometry, science, reading/grammar, as well as all kinds of music and instruments!
I currently hold a Master of arts degree from Mills College in Oakland, CA for music composition, and I hold a bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz.
Musically, I specialize in drum set and percussion, piano, voice, and guitar instruction (4 and 6 string) woodwinds, brass, and violin family st... ... More
Yoko is an excellent Japanese tutor. She is very knowledgable and passionate about the Japanese language: she will make sure that you understand how to speak proper textbook Japanese, and then help you customize your dialect, depending on your gender, age, etc. She also taught about cultural aspects of the language: from varying the type of speech depending on context (which is VERY important for Japanese) to understanding which aspects of the language are being degraded through lazy, information-age usage. On a practical level, Yoko was very flexible in terms of meeting times and locations and was very conscientious about meeting my needs. In this case, I needed to brush up on my Japanese for a job interview, and she was very helpful in preparing for the interview in a variety of ways: working through mock interviews and providing other helpful job search materials.
On a personal level, Yoko is a very caring tutor, whom I would now consider a friend as well as a teacher. Throughout the process of preparing for the interview, she would frequently contact me to find out how things were going and to provide moral support and encouragement. Outside of our scheduled lesson times, she would send me supplemental materials, such as interesting Japanese websites/webcomics and dramas, to help me gain more exposure to the language. I would highly recommend receiving tutoring from Yoko!
Lexi R. from Berkeley, CA
"Fun, lively, and instantly useful Japanese Tutoring"
I'm a Japanese native, who was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Although I've become a naturalized citizen in the U.S., I've kept up with the very special language: Japanese. I've been tutoring Japanese as well as ESL as an independent private teacher (as a contractor) for over 25 years. I also have an extensive experience being an interpreter and a translator. I still belong to ABC Languages in San Francisco, and I've also taught at Sakura Gakuen in 2012. But I much prefer tutoring on an ind... ... More
"Experienced Bilingual (EspaÃ±ol) Math and Science Tutor"
I first tutored algebra 1 in high school, and since then I have continued to tutor it to both middle school and high school students. ... More
"French by Linda"
I am from a French-speaking family. I am half French and started studying the language when I was 6 years old. I lived in France for about 5 years and graduated from the University of Paris with a bachelor's in French literature and civilization. ... More
"Music and the Language of Life!"
I am an experienced guitar and music theory teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. In addition, I have worked for many years as a performing musician, stage manager, and event producer. I was raised in a bilingual household and speak Spanish fluently. Working with students who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD is one of my gifts. Learning can be easy and fun!... ... More
Beverly is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor. She explains concepts, processes, basics and the fundamentals so they are easily understood. Beverly helps the student to learn and grow through real life examples. She teaches and shows the student "how to" and helps the student overcome any problems they may encounter. I very much appreciate the opportunity to learn from Beverly.
Ferne C. from Oakland, CA
"Art Tutor for all ages"
From high school on, I have gone to museums, read books, and generally studied art, artists lives, and the cultures in which they lived. I made visiting museums and churches in the various countries of Europe one of the primary goals of my three-month trip to Europe so that I could better understand the cultures in which artists of the past lived and that influenced their art.
When I began teaching Art at St. Raymond School in Dublin, CA, I did extensive internet research on schools of art, artists, their styles and their cultures in order to help my students develop their understanding of ... More