George Ygarza

George Y.

Goleta, CA

About George Y.

George teaches: Ages 13 and up
Teaching since: January 2012
Last sign in: Within a month


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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Talk at Economic Update in NY


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

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate of Eligibility - Teacher of Social Studies

Jun 2014
The State of New Jersey

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3 Reviews on George Y.

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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