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Christopher J.

Natick, MA

$75/hr

Math, Chemistry, Physics, SAT & Computer Programming Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/13/11
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Math, Chemistry, Physics, SAT & Computer Programming Tutor

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After working for a number of years as a development chemist and a software engineer in the medical instrumentation field, and serving as a youth soccer coach for a dozen years, I made a transition to the education field. I am certified to teach middle school and high school math, and high school chemistry and physics in Massachusetts, and have taught chemistry, including AP Chemistry, and physics for five years. I have also been successfully tutoring high school and college students in chemistry, physics, computer programming, and topics in mathematics from pre-algebra to statistics and advanced calculus, as well as SSAT, SAT, and ACT test preparation for over ten years. I can help you, too. References are available upon request.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor, but Often Discursive"

- Andrew, West Roxbury, MA on 11/9/14

"Top Notch! Reliable, patient and extremely intelligent. "

- Nelson, Waltham, MA on 10/19/14

"A positive and patient tutor"

- Jordan, Framingham, MA on 1/13/14

"Excellent result"

- Michelle, Wellesley, MA on 10/7/13

"Brilliant tutor!"

- Linda, Concord, MA on 8/3/13

"Very patient, Always gets the job done"

- Matthew, Newton Center, MA on 11/16/12

"Great conceptual thinker"

- Jay, Hopkinton, MA on 3/19/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
C++,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
General Computer, HTML, Java, JavaScript,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Python
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
C++,
General Computer, HTML, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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C++

My C++ programming experience, which has been built on both assembly language and C, includes embedded systems and Windows applications. I have developed real-time embedded applications for biomedical instrumentation, and multi-threaded GUI applications for Windows computers. I also have developed applications in other languages, such as Java, Python and Perl, and have used this experience to help other programmers understand the philosophical differences between and the relative strengths and weaknesses of the various C++ programming constructs available for solving different problems.

Computer Programming

I have been programming for over thirty years, working on everything from 8-bit micro-controllers to 64-bit RISC processors, and using languages from assembly language to C/C++, Java, HTML, Perl, Python, Pascal and Javascript. I have tutored high school and college students in Java, Python, C and C++. I have developed applications for both command-line and graphics environments.

Computer Science

I have been programming computers, from 8-bit embedded processors to desktop systems, for thirty years. I have programmed in a wide variety of languages, including assembly language. I have studied the role of compilers and linkers (which are now usually hidden from the programmer within the development environment) and the effect that they can have on the machine-language code that the processor actually executes.

ISEE

The ISEE, or Independent School Entrance Exam, is a test just under 3 hours in length that covers verbal and quantitative reasoning skills, reading comprehension and math achievement for students entering the 5th through 12th grades. Because of this wide range of grades, there are 3 levels of tests: Lower, for grades 5 and 6, Middle, for grades 7 and 8, and Upper, for grades 9 through 12. Because your child's results are scored and compared only with others entering the same grade, your child should not worry about encountering material he or she has not covered before in his or her classes.

JavaScript

I have been programming computers for over thirty years, and developing HTML and Javascript code since 2000. Javascript provides a means for making web pages interactive, as well as responsive to the differences between browsers. I have used HTML5 and Javascript to implement a statistical package that can generate X-Y graphs, histograms, box-and-whisker plots and other statistical tools.

Python

I have been programming for over twenty years, and in Python and Visual Python for about five years. I have written Physics and Chemistry simulations, and Internet server and client applications for use in the classroom.

University of Chicago

Education

University of Chicago

Great Tutor, but Often Discursive — Chris was a great tutor who is very knowledgeable on the areas of programming languages and computers. He helped me with all the questions I needed help with and helped me figure out how to write 2 programs I was struggling on. However, he often gave me too much information which digressed from the main idea at hand which made the task longer than necessary. Overall I think Chris did a thorough jo ...

— Andrew, West Roxbury, MA on 11/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Group-rate discounts will be given. Maximum group size desired is five students.

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 30 miles of Natick, MA 01760.


About Christopher

After working for a number of years as a development chemist and a software engineer in the medical instrumentation field, and serving as a youth soccer coach for a dozen years, I made a transition to the education field. I am certified to teach middle school and high school math, and high school chemistry and physics in Massachusetts, and have taught chemistry, including AP Chemistry, and physics for five years. I have also been successfully tutoring high school and college students in chemistry, physics, computer programming, and topics in mathematics from pre-algebra to statistics and advanced calculus, as well as SSAT, SAT, and ACT test preparation for over ten years. I can help you, too. References are available upon request.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor, but Often Discursive"

- Andrew, West Roxbury, MA on 11/9/14

"Top Notch! Reliable, patient and extremely intelligent. "

- Nelson, Waltham, MA on 10/19/14

"A positive and patient tutor"

- Jordan, Framingham, MA on 1/13/14

"Excellent result"

- Michelle, Wellesley, MA on 10/7/13

"Brilliant tutor!"

- Linda, Concord, MA on 8/3/13

"Very patient, Always gets the job done"

- Matthew, Newton Center, MA on 11/16/12

"Great conceptual thinker"

- Jay, Hopkinton, MA on 3/19/12
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Education

University of Chicago

Education

University of Chicago


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Group-rate discounts will be given. Maximum group size desired is five students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Natick, MA 01760

Christopher’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
C++,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
General Computer, HTML, Java, JavaScript,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Python
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
C++,
General Computer, HTML, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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