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Christopher J.

Math, Chemistry, Physics, SAT & Computer Programming Tutor

Natick, MA (01760)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
$75.00
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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.

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Christopher’s subjects

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

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.

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University of Chicago

A positive and patient tutor Christopher has helped me so much in my second term of AP Chemistry. Working with him only for an hour every other week brought my average up nearly 10 points from first term! He is unbelievably patient and is happy to explain things in a different way if you do not understand, and he is very positive towards all that he does. He is enthusiastic to work with you, and he will help to make even your ...

— Jordan from Framingham, MA on 1/13/14);

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.

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