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Rafael C.

Jersey City, NJ

$40/hr

Math and Science Tutor for Hudson County Area

Background check passed as of 10/17/13
Usually responds in about 2 days

Math and Science Tutor for Hudson County Area

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I believe that everyone should have a well balanced education and I am extremely proud to be able to say that I have helped several students over the past 5 years progress towards that mark. Starting late in my high school career, and going through my years at Carnegie Mellon University, I have tutored in all areas of math and science from the Middle School level to 3-dimensional Calculus in college. I even have experience in home schooling.

My primary goal as a tutor is simple: To help the student understand the basic concepts at work. In order to do this I try to relate the work to the student's life and interests, and I work under a "do it 'til it's right" philosophy. I relate the work to interests because of a fundamental approach to education. No one should feel forced to learn, but everyone should want to learn. You can not want to learn unless you are interested in the material.

The student's education is of the utmost importance. For this reason I always leave the door open for feedback from the students and parents. One's journey should always be guided by the group, not an individual.

I am currently available on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings. However, I will most likely be able to set up sessions at other dates and times based on the schedule that week. Although I exercise a 24 hour cancellation policy, any sessions cancelled afterwards can be made up on another date of your choosing. If sessions were scheduled over a week in advance I will often confirm a session on the previous day. As for location, I am willing to work anywhere the students and parents feel most comfortable, provided I can get there.

I wish you luck on your academic endeavors, and look forward to guiding you to a better understanding.

Testimonials

"Great!"

- Amy, Hoboken, NJ on 1/31/14

"Great Tutor! Highly Recommended!!"

- Joshua, Staten Island, NY on 12/17/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Science:
Biology, Chemistry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

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

Chemistry was the subject to get me started in tutoring. While still in high school, I got a 5 on the AP Exam, and an 800 on the SAT Subject test. I also finished 1st in the county in Chemistry in the New Jersey Science Bowl, and 2nd in the state. I went on to major in Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University.

Carnegie Mellon University
Chemistry

Education

Carnegie Mellon University (Chemistry)

Great! — Rafael is a great tutor. We are already seeing results in my daughter's grades and comfort level with Chemistry. He is very professional and easy going. We highly recommend him. ...

— Amy, Hoboken, NJ on 1/31/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rafael will travel within 5 miles of Jersey City, NJ 07304.


About Rafael

I believe that everyone should have a well balanced education and I am extremely proud to be able to say that I have helped several students over the past 5 years progress towards that mark. Starting late in my high school career, and going through my years at Carnegie Mellon University, I have tutored in all areas of math and science from the Middle School level to 3-dimensional Calculus in college. I even have experience in home schooling.

My primary goal as a tutor is simple: To help the student understand the basic concepts at work. In order to do this I try to relate the work to the student's life and interests, and I work under a "do it 'til it's right" philosophy. I relate the work to interests because of a fundamental approach to education. No one should feel forced to learn, but everyone should want to learn. You can not want to learn unless you are interested in the material.

The student's education is of the utmost importance. For this reason I always leave the door open for feedback from the students and parents. One's journey should always be guided by the group, not an individual.

I am currently available on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings. However, I will most likely be able to set up sessions at other dates and times based on the schedule that week. Although I exercise a 24 hour cancellation policy, any sessions cancelled afterwards can be made up on another date of your choosing. If sessions were scheduled over a week in advance I will often confirm a session on the previous day. As for location, I am willing to work anywhere the students and parents feel most comfortable, provided I can get there.

I wish you luck on your academic endeavors, and look forward to guiding you to a better understanding.

Testimonials

"Great!"

- Amy, Hoboken, NJ on 1/31/14

"Great Tutor! Highly Recommended!!"

- Joshua, Staten Island, NY on 12/17/13
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Education

Carnegie Mellon University
Chemistry

Education

Carnegie Mellon University (Chemistry)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Jersey City, NJ 07304

Rafael’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Science:
Biology, Chemistry
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

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 Rafael C.

Rafael C. passed a background check on 10/17/13. The check was ordered by Rafael through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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