Gordon Lai

Gordon L.

Honolulu, HI

Lesson Details

Elementary Math

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
You can expect to be assisted in whatever coursework you have, and be provided custom tailored lesson plans and materials based on your learning preferences to help you achieve your goals.
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Gordon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2008

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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

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26 Reviews

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Laina Apr 26, 2018
Magic · Online

avroham Mar 14, 2018
Photography · Online

Cynthia Feb 28, 2018
Magic · Online

Dave Jan 30, 2018
Magic · Online

Just finished five private magic lessons with Gordon. He knows his stuff and can really teach thoroughly and patiently! Highly recommended. I will be back for more!

Dave Dec 22, 2017
Magic · Online

First lesson with Gordon and so far good. He knows his stuff and he is patient!

Christie Nov 22, 2017
Magic · Online

Ryan Aug 25, 2017
Magic · Online

We just had our first lesson. To my surprise, my usually shy 7 year old opened up quickly and started engaging right away. Gordon is great with young kids and we had a lot of fun. Nice experience and thank you Gordon!

Tami Aug 4, 2017
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Shannon J. Jun 20, 2017
Computer Programming · Online

Brendan Apr 13, 2017
Magic · Online

I really like Gordon better than all the other instructors I've had

Parker T. Mar 29, 2017
Common Core Math · Online

Was a big help and ultra nice. Easy to work with.

Christine T. Mar 19, 2017
Photography · Online

Gordon has a very solid sense of photography from every aspect, and his fluency is also applicable to a beginner like me. I look forward to working continually with him to hone my skills.

Gene Mar 3, 2017
Magic · Online

Alisa Mar 2, 2017
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"A.J." L. Feb 22, 2017
Magic · Online

Got to know my son and his interests and taught him some simple motions to practise before his next lesson as well as a new trick. My son was totally engaged and Gordon spoke on his level. Great experience!

Parker T. Feb 10, 2017
Common Core Math · Online

Alisa Jan 19, 2017
Magic · Online


Matthew Dec 9, 2016
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Alisa Dec 8, 2016
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HAgit Nov 6, 2016
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Joey Oct 9, 2016
Magic · Online

My son loved the lesson so much that he didn't want it to end!

David Sep 29, 2016
Magic · Online

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

Excellent rapport with student. Very patient

Rocco Aug 17, 2016
Photography · Online

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
Mandarin 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!

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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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