The Best Tutor in Marin County

The Marin Homework Coach and Private Tutor

The Learning Specialist

Tutoring for the Better Student

Private and small group in-person tutoring for Middle and High School Students, College Students and Adults.

Tutoring and the Corona Virus Update:

I have been given permission from the Marin County Department of Health to resume private one-on-one  and small group tutor sessions in outdoor spaces.

I have been safely tutoring students in-person at their homes and in other outdoor spaces since the county granted me permission in July. 

By meeting in person, I am able to relieve some of the stress of online E-learning. I can help solve technical problems. Students often do not know if they have successfully turned their work in. Unfortunately, online distance learning requires a lot of screen time. Most required texts are available only online which increases screen time. We have experienced problems when the power or internet is down. By finding real paper text books, students are able to read and study when  the computer is not working or when they need a break from the screen. Real paper text books are often easier to navigate and find necessary information. Supplementing online learning with off line materials really helps.

I now sell helpful texts on my subject pages. I also recommend  the Bookworm, an educational book store in Vallejo.  They have many helpful academic books for students, tutors and teachers on math, science, biology, chemistry, physics, and test prep. 

The Marin Homework Coach Tutors Most Subjects for Middle and High School Students:

Tutor Literature and Writing Essays

Languages, Reading, Writing, Grammar and Converstaion:

The  Homework Coach tutors and teaches the following languages:

Math Tutoring:

Tutor Beginning Algebra

The  Homework Coach  teaches and tutors the following branches of math:
  • Basic Math

  • Algebra

  • Geometry

Science Tutoring:

 Tutor Biology

The  Homework Coach tutors and teaches the following sciences:


The  Homework Coach teaches and tutors history. 
  • US History

  • World History

Test Prep:

Prepare for tests
Prepare for Tests
The Homework Coach tutors students to do better on tests of all kinds. 
  • GED

Ayuda con escuela en español

Apoyo academico en español

Academic support in Spanish, tutoring for Spanish speakers

The Homework Coach teaches students to improve their organization and time management.

One of the things that I do as a homework coach and tutor, is help students become better organized and improve their time management skills, so that they get ALL of their homework done on time. I spend time communicating with teachers and parents so that everyone is on the same page and knows what needs to be done and when it is due. I try to go above and beyond what other tutors do. 

The tutor keeps you on track

Students often tell me that they do not have anything to do. I try to help them see that this is not true. There is always something that they can be doing to become a better student, to learn more, be better prepared for tests and succeed in school.

Stop procrastinating, improve your life as a student and as a member of your family. Call 415-577-5786 for a free one hour tutoring consultation. 

About Chris Ioakimedes, the Marin Homework Coach and Private Tutor

chris ioakimedes tutor

I have been tutoring students in Marin County and San Francisco for 20 years. I began tutoring when a fellow classmate in an algebra class at the College of Marin suggested that I should be a tutor. 

Unlike most tutors who specialize in a certain subject area, like math, science,  physics, chemistry, English or test prep, I tutor most subjects for middle and high school students, including basic math, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. I tutor reading, writing and speaking English, English as a second language, ESL, Italian, Modern Greek and Spanish, history, astronomy,  biology, chemistry, geology, physics and economics.

In addition to tutoring, I teach in home, homeschool, private classes and lessons for middle school, high school students and adults. The classes can mirror what they are learning in their current classes in school, or make up for classes which they are not enrolled in. I often teach private classes and lessons to students during the summer months to make up for prior classes and prepare for future classes.

I help students get organized, learn to take better notes and be more confident preparing for tests.

I have experience working with at risk youth, children with learning disabilities,  dyslexia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)., as well as inmates of San Quentin State Prison. I have worked as a tutor in after school tutoring programs at Kent Middle School in Kentfield, Miller Creek Middle School in San Rafael, Novato High School and at the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club, Don Fisher and Mission Club Houses. I have worked as a tutor for Marin County Children’s Mental Heath Services.

My goal as a tutor is to help you become a better student so that eventually you will no longer need a tutor.

 I am a graduate of Sir Francis Drake High School (High School 1327), in San Anselmo,  the College of Marin, in Kentfield and the University of California, Los Angeles,  UCLA. At the College of Marin, I received three A. S. Degrees, Earth Sciences, General Foreign Languages and Liberal Arts. I also received a Machinist’s Certificate. At UCLA, I received  a B.A. in Comparative Literature (English, Greek, Italian and Spanish) and a minor in Italian Literature. While at UCLA, I taught Beginning Modern Greek for the Hellenic American Student Organization. I have also been a student in many classes at the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University, SFSU.

When I’m not tutoring, I like to ride my bicycle on Mount Tamalpais and fish in the San Francisco Bay


“Chris has worked with both of our kids over the past few years and we feel very fortunate to have found him. He is very knowledgeable in a wide variety of subjects and knows how to explain things in a way that our kids could understand. He was also able to identify where the kids needed extra support and give us some tools to help. Chris has a very warm and approachable manner that put us all at ease. Our son was extremely resistant to the idea of a tutor, but after the first meeting he completely changed his tune. We highly recommended Chris!”  Linda K., Fairfax

“Chris is a great teacher! He is professional, flexible, knowledgeable in so many subjects, and makes learning fun and interesting. We have been really happy having him work on math with our son.”  Alicia G., San Rafael

Areas Served: Private in home tutoring as well as tutoring in public libraries in San Rafael, Novato, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Ross, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere,  Marin City, Sausalito, San Francisco, SF,  Berkeley, Albany, Richmond and San Pablo.

Call Chris at 415-577-5786 to schedule a free one hour tutoring consultation.

Marin Homework Coach

1349 Via Sessi,

San Rafael,

Marin County,

CA, 94901