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Robert J.

South Portland, ME

$30/hr

Adaptable tutoring with targeted results in chemistry and math

Background check passed as of 12/2/14
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Adaptable tutoring with targeted results in chemistry and math

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What do I mean by adaptable results? To answer that, let me tell you some of my story. I have both dyslexia and dysgraphia which means that throughout school the techniques that worked for most of the other children failed miserably with me. I survived high school due to finding what works for me. After high school I spent some time in the Navy in submarines where I thrived. Underwater the goal matters, how you get there doesn't make a difference when you finally plug that leak....

Starting off my adult life that way was a great help and I like to bring those life lessons with me when I tutor. On top of the usual peer-to-peer help in passing various chemistry and math exams in college, I have also been a life skills coach and last year helped a man from Somalia pass his math GED. Math and language skills can be be very challenging but together we achieved that goal and he is now a citizen.

So what can I offer your student? I can tutor math from middle school to high school algebra and trig. I can also tutor high school and college general chemistry and physics.

As far as my background, after the military I went to college where I earned a bachelor of science in biology and chemistry with honors. Since then I've worked as a laboratory technician in the southern Maine area.

I wish you the best of luck in your search,
Robert

P.S. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have or additional information I can provide.

Testimonials

"Very patient and great teacher"

- Tashina, Westbrook, ME on 11/16/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry,
Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel

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.

Chemistry

I really enjoyed my courses in college and look forward to helping others. In both semesters of my general chemistry courses I was #2 in my class.

University of Wisconsin - superior wi

Education

University of Wisconsin - superior wi

Very patient and great teacher — Robert is very good at what he does! He is patient and works through questions with you. He makes learning fun and I highly recommend him. ...

— Tashina, Westbrook, ME on 11/16/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 20 miles of South Portland, ME 04106.


About Robert

What do I mean by adaptable results? To answer that, let me tell you some of my story. I have both dyslexia and dysgraphia which means that throughout school the techniques that worked for most of the other children failed miserably with me. I survived high school due to finding what works for me. After high school I spent some time in the Navy in submarines where I thrived. Underwater the goal matters, how you get there doesn't make a difference when you finally plug that leak....

Starting off my adult life that way was a great help and I like to bring those life lessons with me when I tutor. On top of the usual peer-to-peer help in passing various chemistry and math exams in college, I have also been a life skills coach and last year helped a man from Somalia pass his math GED. Math and language skills can be be very challenging but together we achieved that goal and he is now a citizen.

So what can I offer your student? I can tutor math from middle school to high school algebra and trig. I can also tutor high school and college general chemistry and physics.

As far as my background, after the military I went to college where I earned a bachelor of science in biology and chemistry with honors. Since then I've worked as a laboratory technician in the southern Maine area.

I wish you the best of luck in your search,
Robert

P.S. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have or additional information I can provide.

Testimonials

"Very patient and great teacher"

- Tashina, Westbrook, ME on 11/16/13

Education

University of Wisconsin - superior wi

Education

University of Wisconsin - superior wi


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of South Portland, ME 04106

Robert’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry,
Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel

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.


Background Check Status for Robert J.

Robert J. passed a background check on 12/2/14. The check was ordered by Robert through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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