Math & More! (Engineering PhD Candidate)
Math & More! (Engineering PhD Candidate)

Math & More! (Engineering PhD Candidate)

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Introduction: Hello! My name is Brandon, and I am a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer in structural engineering at UC San Diego. I have a passion for learning and teaching. Many times students have not been presented concepts in a way that is most conducive to their learning. I work to present these concepts in a new light so they are fundamentally understood instead of merely being regurgitated. I utilize my extensive experience to develop the best approach for each student to understand key concepts. I specialize in all types of math, physics, and civil engineering. I enjoy watching the pieces come together! I have always enjoyed math and physics, and usually, they get a bad rap because there is a lack of understanding. When it is understood, it becomes more enjoyable and rewarding. So come say hello, and let’s work out how we can get you to where you want to be! Education: - Ph.D. Structural Engineering - UC San Diego (in candidacy, expected 2021) - M.S. Structural Engineering - UC San Diego (2018) - B.S. Structural Engineering - UC San Diego (2016) Teaching Experience: - Professor - UC San Diego Department of Structural Engineering (2019) - Professor - COSMOS (California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science) at UC San Diego (2017) - Lab Instructor - UC San Diego Department of Structural Engineering (2016 - ) - Teacher Assistant - UC San Diego Department of Structural Engineering (2017 - ) - Tutoring (2008 - ) Please feel free to message me with any questions or for additional credentials. Thank you for your consideration, -Brandon

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Haley S.

Test Prep Services

Brandon was one of the best math tutors I have had. I was apprehensive about doing online tutoring, but Brandon made it so clear and easy to follow his teaching. He is also very patient and explains concepts in multiple ways, to help understand. I was preparing for the GRE test and my math score ended up improving by 10 points thanks to his help! 100% recommend
Dec 4, 2020
Theresa P.

Math Tutoring

Brandon has been tutoring my 3 kids in math for over a year now, and has done an an amazing job in teaching all of them. He has the special ability to explain concepts in ways that they each understand. He is able to teach at varying grade levels as well (in our case, it ranges from 3rd grade to 7th grade, but I know he can accommodate beyond that as well). He makes sure they grasp the topics in their homework, and goes above in beyond by giving them follow-on questions/problems to help reinforce their understanding. He also provided much-needed assistance in the spring of 2020 when we had to homeschool during the quarantine, as well as tutoring over the summer to keep their minds fresh on math. His easy-going style and patient manner helps them feel comfortable in asking questions when they don't understand something. I highly recommend Brandon as a tutor!
Dec 2, 2020
Julie O.

Math Tutoring

Brandon really zeroed in on what my son needed to work on in preparation for the ACT and SAT Math Sections. He clearly understands the requirements and nuances in a way that gave my son confidence and understanding of the test expectations and ways to master the questions. Beyond that, he is a good role model - he is a passionate Math PhD student and that helped my son to bond and respect him, and made him relatable.
Jan 18, 2021
Dale L.

Math Tutoring

Brandon has been an excellent Physics tutor for my son. With Brandon's tutoring my son has been able to better learn difficult Physics concepts, and maintain a high level grade. I very much appreciate the tutoring services from Brandon, and highly recommend him for any tutoring services that you may need.
Dec 3, 2020
Ellie S.

Math Tutoring

Can’t thank Brandon enough for his help! I procrastinated getting help in calculus until the last few weeks of class and Brandon was willing to jump right in. He broke down the concepts I was struggling with and gave great example problems, both of which were really beneficial to my success!
Aug 18, 2021
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Brandon Schiller


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My rate is hourly. Discounts will be given for referrals!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    New students should have the homework, textbook, and/or study guide pertaining to the subject they are trying to learn. This allows me to better direct our sessions together in a customized format ideal for each student. I host all online tutoring session with Zoom. It is free to download at This program has worked excellent for online tutoring!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Education: - Ph.D. Candidate in Structural Engineering at UC San Diego - M.S. Structural Engineering at UC San Diego (graduated 2018) - B.S. Structural Engineering at UC San Diego (graduated 2016)- Relevant Test Scores: - SAT Math: 800 (out of 800) - SAT Math II: 800 (out of 800) - GRE Math: 167 (out of 170) - AP Calculus AB: 5 (out of 5) - AP Calculus BC: 5 (out of 5) - AP Statistics: 5 (out of 5) -

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