George Ygarza

George Y.

Goleta, CA

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George delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+

Teaching since:
January 2012

George Y. has been teaching in the public sector for over 3 years. Equally as passionate about learning as he is about teaching, George brings a unique pedagogy that was formulated over years of experience in the grassroots. This pedagogy encompasses a fluid interaction between teacher and student while breaking down hierarchical obstacles.George's teaching style derives not only from his experience in the classroom but has been shaped by his continuous participation in social movements and political organization. This unique perspective and insight will help the willing student reach their academic potential.

George holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Associate Degree in Economics from Rutgers University and is completing his Master's Degree in International Affairs. He plans to pursue a PhD upon his graduation and continue a career in Activist Scholarship.

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Spanish Teacher
Oct 2015 - Present
Fluent City

Substitute Teacher
Mar 2012 - Present
Paterson Public schools


PhD Global Studies
Sep 2016 - Present
University of California, Santa Barbara
MA International Affairs
Sep 2014 - May 2016
Brooklyn College
BA Political Science, Associate's in Economics
Sep 2007 - Jan 2012
Rutgers University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate of Eligibility - Teacher of Social Studies
Jun 2014
The State of New Jersey

Photos & Videos

Talk at Economic Update in NY

Photo by George Y.

Chair and panelist at Left Forum 2015


3 Reviews

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Matt Sep 14, 2015
Social Sciences · In studio

George is both helpful and understanding. He is very easy to talk to and informative on an array of critical topics. I highly recommend him.

Doris Centeno Sep 13, 2015
Social Studies · In studio

George has been a colleague of mine for a couple of years. He possess an exemplary pedagogical skill set. He is an erudite in his field who will bring out the best in a student.

Mark Sep 13, 2015
Social Sciences · In home

I knew George for a few years and decided to ask him to tutor me in order to prepare for my college exams. Suffice to say that I not only passed my course but learned a great deal more as he made the themes and concepts truly interesting. Highly recommended

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