Hi, my name is Dr. Kerry Kriger and I tutor in Santa Cruz County, California. I have been teaching math, science and SAT (math/reading/writing) since 2001.
This includes (1) private tutoring from 6th grade through university-level, both independently and for many of the local tutoring agencies; (2) teaching SAT preparation to small classes; (3) lecturing university mathematics, chemistry, ecology and vertebrate biology.
I have a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia. My primary job these days is protecting the environment: I am the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, America's first and only public charity dedicated to amphibian conservation. I also teach music. You can view my resume here.
I have a flexible schedule, and can come to your home, workplace or a library. My rate is $50/hr if I go to you, or $35/hr if you come to me. I generally find that it is best to do 90 minute sessions.
Please email me at email@example.com if you would like to know more.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Tutoring Santa Cruz
Dear Dr. Kriger,
You know that you are wanted at home for Thanksgiving - don't you?! This is your conscience speaking to you..the table is set, and your dear mother has spent hours preparing a delicious Thanksgiving dinner: the turkey, baked to a crispy perfection with steamy stuffing, lovely homemade apple or is it pumpkin pie? (you know, I don't), cranberry sauce (not the crap out of the can), delicately whipped mashed potatoes with a creamy hot gravy, and all the rest of the stuff that makes Thanksgiving special in your home. Lovely aromas waft throughout the house. And then your loved ones - they have tears slowly streaming down their face when they see that empty chair at the table, that place where you, Dr. Kriger, normally sit. Oh, the anguish. Can you let this happen, Kerry? No.
And there are several other valid reasons for coming home:
First. Your star pupil misses you. He claims it was your magnificent,
surreal tutoring abilities that enabled him to pass the NOVA exam into Calculus, even though he never had pre-Cal. How did you do that? You can not desert him now, can you? Can you?
Second. Do you really think I can find a competent replacement for you?
Third. Money. I am sure this is a real incentive. I will (without you
even asking!) give you a raise of $10 an hour. And I will volunteer
David and Bruce's time for any frog saving activities that you need up
to an hour a piece per week.
The list could go on and on. Your music lessons need to be continued. But most of all it is about Thanksgiving and mom. (hahaha). Get on that next plane, and your conscience will be at peace.
Mrs. Ayliff, Bruce and David