Gordon Lai

Gordon L.

Los Angeles, CA

About Gordon L.

Background check: Last verified 08/13/2016
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Gordon teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2008
Last sign in: 3 days ago


Hello! My name is Gordon L. and I would love to help you or your child discover your passions and work towards reaching any academic or artistic goals!

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, I am fortunate to have had an exceptional academic foundation. I attended Punahou School K-12 earning high marks and went on to graduate college from the University of California, Berkeley. I have a variety of expertise and tutoring experience in these subjects:

- Computer Programming
- Math
- Chinese
- Humanities

Outside of school, I have also always been an artist and hobbyist, heavily investing myself in various forms of creative expression including:

- Dance (hip-hop/urban)
- Photography (DSLR, Lightroom/Photoshop)
- Card magic/Card flourishes (look it up :P)

Over the years, I have found that my enthusiasm for both people and learning different things greatly enriches my life and those around me. If you're looking for someone who can introduce you to a variety of subjects, I'm your guy. I love learning about anything and everything and hope to encourage others to explore their passions. Furthermore, though my interests are many and varied, I have also committed years into training, have a solid grasp on their principles, and can confidently say that I am a qualified expert. I look forward to meeting you and helping you learn with me!

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BA, Peace and Conflict Studies

Aug 2012 - May 2016
UC Berkeley

High School

Aug 2000 - Jun 2012
Punahou School

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency
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9 Reviews on Gordon L.

Matthew Dec 9, 2016
Magic · Online
Verified Student
Alisa Dec 8, 2016
Magic · Online
Verified Student
HAgit Nov 6, 2016
Magic · Online
Verified Student
Joey Oct 9, 2016
Magic · Online
Verified Student
My son loved the lesson so much that he didn't want it to end!
David Sep 29, 2016
Magic · Online
Verified Student
David loved it! Practicing already and can't stop talking about how great it was and how cool Gordon is. Thanks!
Levi R. Sep 15, 2016
Computer Programming · Online
Verified Student
Excellent rapport with student. Very patient
Rocco Aug 17, 2016
Photography · Online
Verified Student
Gordon asked great on-boarding questions. Very personable. We are looking forward working with him more to learn specific techniques to use in novice photography.
Shawn Aug 14, 2016
Chinese · In studio
Chinese was really tough for me...but Gordon made it a lot easier and helped me practice to be comfortable with the language. He puts a lot of effort into making sure you understand the material. If you don't, he'll go through it with you and try different methods until you do. I highly recommend him!
Daniel Aug 14, 2016
SAT · In studio
Gordon was a really helpful SAT tutor! He's very patient, kind, and communicative and will definitely help you work through whatever problems you have with expertise and understanding.
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