When you are struggling to make the grade it is easy to feel like just giving up and throwing in the towel. However, with the help of an experienced tutor you could be well on your way to achieving not just a passing grade, but a truly impressive one! There are Orinda tutors available now to guide you through your course work and offer support on homework and assignments. So whether you are looking for someone to help you pass a particularly challenging class, or for someone to help prep you for an upcoming exam, check out local tutor listings now and put yourself on the road to success'i.
This is our first time using a tutor for our daughter who is a high school student taking AP Chemistry. She has had only one tutoring session with Daniel. After her first tutoring session, we did ask our daughter if she felt comfortable with Daniel and how well he explained things. She felt overall that things went well and felt comfortable with him. This is a new experience for our daughter. She felt that for the first tutoring session it went quite well, and that Daniel was able to explain the assignment clearly. If she had any difficulty working out a formula that wasn't clear to her, then he would help her to understand how to go about working out the formula in question.
Valerie S. from Vallejo, CA
Daniel P. has been teaching chemistry for 16 years as a lecturer, lab class leader and tutor. He has taught at Ohio State, Capital University and Columbus State among others. Classes have been mostly organic and general chemistry, but has also taught biochemistry, spectroscopy, pharmacology and non major classes. Student evaluations are always high and tutor students are happy. At TPR, organic chemistry for the MCAT has been the focus.
His degrees are from the University of Nevada (Ph.D. Ch... ... More
Janet is very helpful with my paralegal studies especially on reviewing my homework, etc. Her work is very thorough and to the point. Thanks so much, Janet!
Amy W. from San Francisco, CA
"Experienced tutor in English, writing, law, and politics"
The SAT Critical Reading section can be a challenge even for excellent students! I can help you learn how to read efficiently, how to approach the questions, and how to use your study time effectively. I can also help you build up your vocabulary so that you can achieve better results. ... More
government & politics
It's nice working with Paola. I have two girls ages 3 and 5 whose attention span is not great. She is patient and always encouraging. In fact, she has come up with a new strategy to tutor each for 30 minutes. This way they each get one-on-one time. Great idea!
Zelda W. from Pasadena, CA
"Italian, bilingual, patient teacher."
Having an Italian father and an American mother I had to grow up bilingual. Half of the family only spoke Italian and the other half English. I grew up in Italy so I know the language and the culture and the differences between living in Italy and in the US. Subtle differences such as when you're offered something saying "yes, thank you" as opposed to "yes, please".
I know first hand the challenges, and benefits, of handling 2 different languages, and as I teach Italian to my adoptive niece... ... More
Chris has a way with teaching my son that is engaging, encouraging and ever so patient. My son has been slow in learning math and writing techniques. With Chris' help, he is gaining confidence and is breaking through his overwhelming feeling of being behind in class & feeling excited about understanding his subjects. I'm so grateful for the help getting back on track. Chris is a great tutor!
Amber W. from Oakland, CA
"K-12, Bilingual, Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics Tutoring"
In 1985, I left one career and began another. I moved from a clerical career to a teaching career.
After one year in the Mills College graduate teacher training program I graduated and obtained my teaching credential.
Following graduation I substitute taught in the West Contra Costa USD while applying for a teaching position in the Oakland USD.
In August 1986, I obtained a bilingual Spanish teaching position and taught 2nd grade Hispanic students for four year and Hispanic English-only st... ... More
Andreas has been very helpful in terms of teaching me how to think like a mathematician when approaching my schoolwork. He not only teaches you what you need to know to succeed on your exams, but he also will give you a deeper understanding of what you're doing. He's also extremely knowledgeable in many fields relating to math and computer science. After an hour with Andreas, I feel like a smarter person.
John K. from San Francisco, CA
"Effective Tutor for Math, Computer Science, and German"
I hold a M.S. in Mathematics and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics. Over time I have been working at colleges and universities in Germany, in France, and in the U.S. In addition I worked for a decade at research labs in Germany and in the U.S. (LBNL) and at a risk modeling company.
Since 2010 I dedicate my professional attention full time to teaching mainly math and computer science as a tutor and lecturer. I currently teach at college and tutor middle,... ... More
Nancy is a wonderful tutor. She is extremely patient with my daughter and is always very organized and punctual. Her system of learning is easy for my daughter to understand. We have been working with Nancy twice a week for about a month or so and I am very happy with the results that I have seen in my daughter's understanding of math concepts. She is also very encouraging which my daughter responds to very well. I'm very happy we found her!
Blayne W. from Martinez, CA
"Experienced, Effective, Passionate Elementary and Secondary Math Tutor"
I have completed a certificated program at UC Berkeley, Extension, majoring in Teaching English as a Second Language, TESOL. My target language is Chinese. I am a native born Chinese who speaks Cantonese and Madarin, languages that are popular among Chinese. I can also write Chinese fluently and have a Chinese software to communicate in Chinese electronically.
With a certificate for the TESOL program, I should be qualified to tutor students who need support in the English language, or tutor students in their development of the English language. ... More
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