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Nov 2015: This page is no longer being updated. Current tutor postings can be found in the top menu under Tutors & Teachers Available. 

Oct 07 2015

Hello, I have been tutoring SAT, ACT, and math for over five years. I am a graduate of both the University of Pittsburgh's mathematics department and Carnegie Mellon's graduate program in engineering. I also specialize in college application and essay preparation. Please contact me if I can be of assistance to your child. Thank you, Bob Bob Mirzabeigi bob.mirzabeigi[at]gmail.com

Aug 18 2015

Dear Parents: I can offer your child the highest quality professional tutoring, to develop critical reading and writing skills, prep for the SAT test, or revise college essays. I have tutored E.Bay high school students for 10 yrs, after a career as a college English professor and h.s English teacher. I have my PhD in English, my M.A.T. in English Education (Cal certified), and have published extensively on both literature and teaching. My students consistently raise their English grades and SAT scores (sometimes as high as 250-300 points). I work on all English skills--critical reading, essay writing, and grammar/usage/vocabulary skills. I offer rigorous, kid- friendly test preparation, with more expertise and individual attention than others can offer. Many references available from families I have worked with. Reasonable rates. Jeffrey Segall jasegall[at]yahoo.com 510.206.8847 Jeffrey Segall jasegall[at]yahoo.com 510.206.8847 Jeffrey Segall jasegall[at]yahoo.com 5102068847

Aug 14 2015

I'm a fellow BPN parent and experienced test prep tutor with a PhD from UC Berkeley. I have helped dozens of students prepare for various standardized tests at middle and high schools around the East Bay, including College Preparatory School, St. Mary's, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont High, Bentley, Berkeley High, San Leandro High, St. Joseph's, Oakland Tech, Julia Morgan, and Miramonte. TESTS I TUTOR: SAT and ACT (all parts of the test) SSAT, ISEE and HSPT (all parts of the test) I can travel to your home or meet students at a library or cafe. My rate is $60/hr, and I can offer a discounted rate in the case of economic hardship or for group sessions. Here's a bit about my background: http://rmbodenheimer.wordpress.com/ References available upon request. Please email me with further questions, and I hope to be of assistance! Rebecca rmbodenheimer[at]gmail.com

Aug 10 2015

Expert Math and Physics Tutor - All Levels - Children and Adults Having tutored Mathematics and Physics in the East Bay since 1994 and taught full-time for 7 years at two local private high schools, I started Mayeri Education in the Fall of 2010. I am an experienced teacher with empathy and enthusiasm regardless of whether my students are struggling or excelling. I focus on building students' confidence through big-picture understanding and increasing competence in required skills, all while encouraging students not to fear making mistakes, which are a crucial part of the learning process. You can find recommendations for me going back about 5 years by following the ''Parent Recommendations for Math Tutors'' link above. My website is easy to remember: www.berkeleymathtutor.com - there you can find out more about my experience, rates, and approach. My office is in downtown Berkeley, near the UC campus, BART, and Berkeley High School. Daniel Mayeri daniel[at]mayeri-education.com

Aug 08 2015

Fall 2015 ISEE & SSAT tutoring with Emily Weinstein. Get ready for fall ISEE and SSAT exams with an experienced, compassionate tutor. I have been preparing middle-schoolers for these challenging tests for over a decade. My approach is individualized and holistic. I meet my students where they are, and help get them to where they want to be. Together, we work on all aspects of test preparation, including content, strategy, focus, and stress management. I help each student find the best strategy for each question type, and the test as a whole. For many middle-schoolers, the breadth and difficulty ISEE or SSAT is a new experience, and it is my goal to make it both as stress-free and successful as possible. I can assist with preparing for either test, or both tests, or choosing the test that is right for you. For more information, please visit my web site, weinsteintutoring.com, or get in touch to learn more about how I can be of help. Emily Weinstein weinsteintutoring[at]gmail.com (917) 655-5042

Aug 08 2015

Prepare for fall SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests with Emily Weinstein. I have over a decade of experience helping students of a wide range of ability levels succeed on standardized tests and prepare standout college applications. My approach is individualized and holistic. I meet you where you are, and help take you where you need to go. Together, we work on all aspects of test preparation, including content, strategy, focus, and stress management. I familiarize my students with all required content, and then help them find the best strategy for each question type, and the test as a whole. I support my students through the entire process, from choosing which test to take to planning a testing schedule. My goal is to help each student perform at his or her personal best, while having as positive an experience as possible. For more information, please visit my web site, weinsteintutoring.com, or get in touch to learn more about how I can be of help. Emily Weinstein weinsteintutoring[at]gmail.com (917) 655-5042

Jul 28 2015

ISEE & SSAT Test Preparation I love taking the anxiety out of the test taking experience for my students. While I hope my students give a test their all and perform to the best of their abilities, I remain calm, supportive, and non-shaming throughout all of my instruction. While each test has its peculiarities, when it comes to performance on any standardized test, my belief is that there is no substitute for content knowledge. For this reason, my method focuses on mastery of the English and mathematical concepts the ISEE and SSAT assess rather than quick fixes. I have a Master?s in Elementary Education (2012) and have been a private tutor for 8 years. I live in Oakland and commute to students' homes throughout the Bay Area. Please email me or visit my website, www.futuristictutor.com, to learn more about me and all of the other academic and musical subjects I tutor. Thanks, Alexi Erenkov alexierenkov[at]gmail.com

Jul 06 2015

Dear Berkeley Families, My name is David Griswold, and I'm a professional SAT, ACT, and academic tutor with AJ Tutoring, a group of educators located in the Bay Area. You can learn more about our group here: http://www.ajtutoring.com/ We specialize in providing students with customized, 1 on 1 preparation for the SAT, ACT, High School Entrance Exams, and academic subjects. I would love to connect with you to learn more about your student's needs, and help you develop a personalized prep plan for the coming year! I can be reached at: Email - davidgriswold [at] ajtutoring.com Phone - 650 331 3251 ext. 722 I have helped students of all backgrounds and capabilities improve their scores on the SAT and ACT, and I am excited to be working with students in the East Bay! You can learn more about me here: http://www.ajtutoring.com/meet-our-team/the-aj-tutoring-team/david- griswold Thank you, and I hope to hear from you soon! David Griswold David Griswold davidgriswold[at]ajtutoring.com 650 331 3251 ext. 722

May 31 2015

I am a career educator who has taught Literature and Writing to 6th-12th graders in public, private and charter schools for over a decade. I have a BA from Pomona College and a Masters in Education from Claremont Graduate University. I am available on weekends and weekday evenings to offer tutoring support in reading, writing, SAT Critical Reading and SAT writing, and AP English Literature. I live in Oakland, and tutor throughout the East Bay both in-person and online, via Skype. For more information, take a look at my website: osborneenglishtutoring.weebly.com My rates are reasonable, and I am reliable and highly effective. I hope to be able to be of use! Joy Delizo-Osborne osborneenglishtutoring[at]gmail.com

May 26 2015

I am an experienced private tutor (15 years experience, current doctoral student - UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Education/Cognition and Development). I work with students at all academic levels from beginning to AP. My areas of specialty are as follows: SAT/ACT prep/SAT Subject Test prep Math Chemistry Essay Writing/Critical Reading Jessica Carr, M.S. email: carrtutoring [at] yahoo.com Jessica Carr carrtutoring[at]yahoo.com

Apr 30 2015

My name is Maggie Simpson and I graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2014 with a degree in English and an emphasis in Math. I am a NCAA champion rower, as well as a classically trained bassist. I have 6 years of tutoring experience, and I am especially adept at working with athletes and musicians. I understand the linear algorithm for success on the SATs. Studying is a function of time and analysis of weak points. I quickly find a student's problem areas and focus on those, as well as explaining the necessity of practice, stamina and repetition. I get results. A current student raised her reading comp from 620 to 800, as well as math from a 520 to 710, in ten sessions. I charge 75$ an hour for SAT tutoring. For more information, visit my website: www.goldentutors.org maggieasimpson17 [at] gmail.com 415-686-4377 Maggie Simpson maggieasimpson17[at]gmail.com 415-686-4377

Apr 24 2015

Help your child prepare for their standardized test this summer! I'm an expert, professionally trained tutor with 15 years of experience who can help your child feel confident, comfortable, and successful. I tutor students in the following tests in the reading/writing/grammar sections: SAT ACT CAHSEE ISEE SSAT HSPT I specialize in working with children who are especially sensitive, and often include mindfulness and meditation techniques in my sessions. http://www.katrinadreamer.com Katrina katrina[at]katrinadreamer.com 510-761-8047