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Hi! I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. I graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours Economics, minor in Psychology, 2006. The economics program was math-based and the psychology minor sparked a fascination with how people learn.
My passion in life is teaching math, especially to those who really struggle with it or even hate it. That’s what I’ve been doing since January, 2010. Much of my work has been with students of King David High School. My success and popularity with their students led to the principal hiring me as a Special Education Assistant from September 2012 to June 2014.
In addition to tutoring, I am now on a mission to create the best damn math lessons ever made, so good that they shake up the super stagnant field of education. Read more at the Bravo Math Blog.
Bravo Math offers in-person and online lessons in and around Vancouver. In-person tutoring is only for students who are showing no symptoms of COVID. If a student or a student’s close contact has been showing symptoms, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to:
Andrew Uyeno’s COVID vaccination history
Yes! Please ask me for their contact information.
I offer both online and in-person tutoring in homes, coffee shops, schools, libraries, etc. anywhere in or near Vancouver. In-person tutoring is available to any household without a COVID infection.
I work Sunday-Thursday, most hours of the day. That being said, my schedule is usually quite full.
As the month turns over, I get in touch with all my students and parents to confirm billing and a schedule for the month ahead. I am rarely available at the last minute and I do not offer flexible scheduling. If you need any adjustments in terms of time or sessions, let me know right away. Also, see cancellation policy below.
Each student gets one cancellation or no-show, after which I charge in full for all sessions booked, except in cases of family emergency, illness, or extreme weather. Since I also offer the first session for free, this is a fairly generous policy. If you need to make adjustments to a schedule, the monthly correspondence is the time to do it. If the student is ill and you would like to cancel both the session and the charge, email email@example.com by 9am the morning of the appointment.
Yes. Though I love tutoring, the real plan all along has been to prove that radical improvements are possible in education. As such, I am no longer accepting new students who want schoolwork-based tutoring.
In brief: The first session is free, then it's $100/hour, with discounts only for those in financial distress, up to 100% off. Details below.
Each Student's Diagnostic & Initial Planning Meeting(s) are Free
Counting to Calculus
This program is the only stream accepting new students. Students will:
Pre-Booked 1-on-1 Schoolwork-Based Tutoring
Booked and confirmed for the month ahead
This stream is only available to returning students and is no longer accepting new students. $65/hour, with a $65 minimum per session. Please note I kept my rate constant at $60/h for 3 years and this recent increase is well under inflation.
I charge the same rate for transportation (driving) time that I charge for tutoring, with a $15 minimum per location that is not in my Oakridge neighborhood. Typically I cap the transportation charge at $50/session. If 2 or more students are clustered, they share the cost of transportation equally. Returning students will be charged at previous rates.
Interac eTransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org is the preferred method. Checks made to Bravo Math Inc and cash are also accepted. When the month turns over, you will receive billing and scheduling information by email. Each family will also have access to a tutoring log, which tracks all sessions, charges, and payments.
No. This is a good since I would probably test at a grade 2-ish level in most other subjects. I can, though, help students organize their “math lives” which can give them the experience of being truly organized. I also know a woman who runs a tutoring network in Vancouver and can refer you to her.
Bravo Math seeks to transform students from remedial and demoralized to math stars, from students who cry over their times tables to success in selective engineering undergraduate programs. Many say they want this, then insist on paving their way to Math Hell with their behaviour, all while denying they are doing so. I refuse to partake. Read more details on my blog.
Please know that I am very much aware that my tutoring has and will always have room for improvement. Candid feedback does me a favor… And it also helps current and future students! If you’d like to speak to me directly, feel free to tell me in person during a tutoring session, email, or call. Or, you can choose your own level of anonymity here with this form.
I strongly suggest creating a Khan Academy account and signing up for my class, whose # is Q4MC2H. This site will encourage students to prepare, practice, and review outside of tutoring to guarantee we make the most of the tutoring times.
Please keep all cell phones and other electronics off and packed away during lessons.
Students should bring their class notes, a binder, textbooks, calculator, and any homework or practice tests to lessons.
I don’t have a cell phone (really), so if you need to contact me, please do so in advance.
For students who need help tracking their homework, using a calendar, organizing their binder and materials, etc. expect the student and myself to spend 5-10 minutes on that each hour..