UC BERKELEY GRADUATE | K-12 Tutor
Focused on education for social justice and modernized curriculum.
Focused on rhetoric and 20th century novels most commonly used in high school curriculum.
2002 - PRESENT
- Highest Honors: Earning designation (co-leader and out-reach point-person) for the largest Oakland public high school's curriculum, Education for Democracy in the Digital Age. This made headlines for its success in students becoming certified to work in education (a pathway to career).
Awarded best Academic Cohort at Skyline Academy, Oakland.
Awarded the Degree for Bilingual (Spanish) Cross-cultural, Academic, Diversity and Cross-Disciplinary (BCLAD, Clear Credential)
I approach each student as an individual, and I have decades of experience in identifying hidden needs in meeting state standards, so these formative experiences have made my instruction and dedication stronger. I make sure the learning environment (in class or tutoring) is a safe place to achieve their goals with comfort and understanding. That's where real success-building-success, minute-to-minute learning happens. Students flourish with the tenets of my rapport: my attitude, sense of humor, and careful listening -- these are my "superpowers." I strive to let students genuinely learn with compassion and intellectual joy. I praise the student sincerely for overcoming setbacks as well as well as for real authentic achievement.
• Writing Instruction
• K-8 Multiple Subjects
• 9-12 Grade ELA
• Test Prep
• Admission Essays
• Spanish Levels 1-3
Serving the San Francisco Peninsula and Bay Area: SF, Burlingame, San Mateo, Foster City, San Carlos, Hillsborough, Woodside, Menlo Atherton, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Palo Alto and more...
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“When I studied for the SAT with Brendan, I was scoring around 1350. After studying with her for half a year, I took the January SAT and scored 2020, a relieving and coinfidence-boosting increase.”
Dathon Ford, Palo Alto
“Over the last year, Brendan has motivated, supported and guided me towards writing proficiency. He is the most amazing teacher I have ever had.”
Darren Lee, San Mateo
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University of California, Berkeley
BA in English / Minor in Education
University of SanFrancisco
MA in English Education
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