Hollis P.


I was born in Dallas, Texas, grew up in San Diego, and attended college in Berkeley where I graduated with honors with degrees in Environmental Economics & Policy and Rhetoric. I have also completed graduate coursework at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in the architecture program and hold certification from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in their architectural design program. When not tutoring, I am pursuing a career in architecture. Other than that, I spend my free time reading, cycling, and cooking.


I have been tutoring for over 10 years, going all the way back to my time in high school. I have tutored students in test prep, essay writing, and courses spanning subjects from the Odyssey to calculus II. In my last semester of college, I had the opportunity to teach remedial algebra classes to high school freshmen in the San Francisco Bay Area. Additionally, I have worked one-on-one with elementary school students, high school students, college students, adult re-entry students, and everyone in between.


It has been my experience that a student’s ability to do well in a course depends mostly on organization, preparedness, and a willingness to make mistakes. I am there in order to support my students, and I fully understand that each student has a unique set of interests and skills, and the course at hand might not be one that the student finds engaging or navigable. In light of that, I cater to each students’ needs in order to ensure that each of my students is on track with coursework, equipped with the necessary tools for studying and learning, and clear sighted about the trajectory of the course.

Hollis P.