Arjun Gadkari

Arjun Gadkari

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About

My practice promotes critical and investigative learning, engaging students with thought-provoking questions and cross-subject connections, and giving students tools to think independently. My approach is patient and judgment-free, with the goal of sparking curiosity.

Much of my current work is centered on giving unique support to students with ADHD or challenges with executive function, study skills, and organization. As someone with ADHD, I’ve built a base of knowledge both from life experience and dedicated study on how to support students with executive function.

I offer online or in-person sessions for individuals or groups between 30 minutes and 4 hours. I also provide a personal Drive folder to each student with session reports, assignments, and other resources for a structured experience.

It's important to me that our time together is productive and engaging; I seek to engage with students who want active support in their learning, rather than passive supervision during homework. If you're looking for a tutor who will actively support your goals and engage your curiosity, I’m here to help!


Highlights

Serves SF , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Pay

Specialties

Grade level

Middle school, High school, College / graduate school, Adult learner

Type of math

General arithmetic, Pre-algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus

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Frequently asked questions

Before I can teach, I first have to learn about the student. I begin by asking assessment questions regarding their learning style, particular academic challenges, what strategies they have tried in the past, etc. to help me carefully understand their unique learning needs.

I give students the power to lead the flow of the session and communicate their needs to me. It's important to me to not dominate the conversation or assert myself above the student. This empowers them to take responsibility for their education, and this allows me to better understand what support is actually needed.

I use Google Drive to keep online resources organized so that the student always has notes, worksheets, and readings available to them outside of our sessions. For online sessions, I can use Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, or other video conferencing tools.

Education
  • UC Berkeley: B.A. Political Economy & Emphasis in Int’l Environmental Politics
  • De Anza College: A.A. Political Science & Certificate in Leadership & Social Change

Tutoring Experience
  • 2012-2019: Independent Private Tutoring, intermittent
  • 2019-2022: In-Center Group Tutoring at C2 Education in San Jose, CA
  • 2022-present: In-Center Tutoring, Teaching, Executive Function Counseling at Classroom Matters in Berkeley, CA

Mathematics
  • Foothill College: Differential Calculus
  • De Anza College: Integral Calculus
  • De Anza College: Elementary Statistics and Probability
  • Homeschooling & Independent Study: Geometry, Trigonometry, & Algebra

Spanish
  • De Anza College: Spanish (5 quarters)
  • UC Berkeley: Spanish (2 semesters)
  • Conversational experience with native Spanish speakers in USA and Mexico

English, Writing, Literature
  • UC Berkeley: Comprehensive writing experience across various disciplines, including history, political science, and environmental studies
  • De Anza College: Composition & Reading
  • De Anza College: Critical Reading, Writing & Thinking
  • De Anza College: Intro to Peer Tutoring in Writing

Economics
  • UC Berkeley: 20th Century World Economy
  • UC Berkeley: Climate Change Economics
  • UC Berkeley: Theory of Political Economy
  • UC Berkeley: International Environmental Politics
  • UC Berkeley: Microeconomic Theory
  • UC Berkeley: Macroeconomic Theory
  • UC Berkeley: Economic Geography of Industrialization
  • De Anza College: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • De Anza College: Principles of Microeconomics
  • De Anza College: Introduction to Political Thought and Theory

Political Science
  • UC Berkeley: Theory of Political Economy
  • UC Berkeley: Political Ecology
  • UC Berkeley: International Environmental Politics
  • De Anza College: Introduction to Political Thought and Theory
  • De Anza College: American Government & Politics
  • De Anza College: Comparative Politics
  • De Anza College: Intro to Community Organizing

History
  • UC Berkeley: Cuban History
  • UC Berkeley: Revolutionary History of Latin America
  • De Anza College: History of the U.S. 1900-Present
  • De Anza College: History of Western Civilization
  • UC Berkeley: Survey of World History

Geography
  • UC Berkeley: Economic Geography of Industrialization
  • UC Berkeley: Intro to City Planning
  • De Anza College: World Regional Geography
  • De Anza College: Physical Geography

Natural Sciences
  • De Anza College: Concepts of Physics
  • De Anza College: Preparation Physics
  • De Anza College: General Intro Physics
  • De Anza College: Stellar Astronomy
  • De Anza College: Intro Geology
  • De Anza College: Intro Biology
  • De Anza College: Environmental Science
Please contact me for information on my rates. I do offer sliding-scale pricing if you have special circumstances restricting your budget.
I also offer:
  • Free 15-minute introduction call or video chat
  • 25% off of the first hour
  • Refer a student who completes 2 hours of tutoring with me, and your next hour is free!

When I was 15, my neighbor asked me to help her homeschooled 12-year-old son pass the California High School Proficiency Exam, and I worked with him throughout the summer to improve his math skills to a high school level. This was a deeply rewarding experience for me, especially upon hearing that he passed the exam, which allowed him to enroll in community college the very next year to pursue his aspirations. This showed me how much of a difference it makes to offer support to learners with unique goals and learning styles, and it marked the beginning of my interest in becoming an education professional.

I tutored intermittently during college, and after graduation, I began to tutor and teach full-time, branching out into new subjects I had learned through my studies. I've continued to learn and grow, gaining experience with diverse learning styles, critical-thinking based approaches, and creative use of educational resources both online and in-person. I strive to leave a lasting impact on every student in the way they think about themselves, others, and the world we live in.

I have worked with hundreds of students across a wide range of contexts from kindergarten through college, as well as homeschoolers and adult learners. I have recently specialized further in support for ADHD students and other neurodivergent students, assisting with organization, study skills, time management, sleep habits, and building a growth mindset.


I’m interested in working with any student seeking support in curiosity-driven learning or with academic and life skills!


Services offered

Math
Spanish
Computer Engineering
College Admissions
Literature
Homeschool
Special Needs
Science
Social Sciences
Test Prep Tutoring