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Chris S.

New York, NY

$100/hr

Ivy League Physical Science and Math Tutor

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Ivy League Physical Science and Math Tutor

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Through my experience tutoring, I have developed some specific methods for teaching my students and making them feel comfortable with the material. This seems to be very effective in both high-school and college level courses. I mostly tutor around problems in the subject area, such as homework problems, where I work with students in solving the problems. I also provide a specific methodology to solve each type of problem, making the students much more comfortable in solving similar problems in the future.

I also implement checks for the student to use while performing problems to make sure they are on the right track and that the answer makes sense. This is based off of conceptual understanding of the material, which I teach while solving the problems. I make sure students have a core understanding of the material, making problem solving and checking much more efficient.

My tutoring philosophy is that there is a relationship between tutor and student beyond just finishing homework problems. I make myself available to my students beyond the regular tutoring sessions to help them with the material and their homework as much as possible. This also involves working longer with students in tutoring sessions as needed; I do not end a tutoring session at the set end time if there is still more material to cover or we are in the middle of a problem. I also make my schedule rather flexible for my students for scheduling and rescheduling sessions.

I spend as much time as necessary to prepare for tutoring sessions in the material that will be covered. Therefore, it is helpful to have expected subjects to be discussed before a given session. Higher level college courses, beyond intro level courses, require a significant amount of preparation, therefore I charge more for these courses. This can range from $70-100/hr depending on the course and a set rate will be discussed before lessons begin.

As for personal information, I am currently working on my Doctoral Degree in Applied Physics at Columbia University. I have experience in tutoring many subjects including physics, calculus, mathematics, chemistry, statistics, biochemistry, and biology. This includes 3 years of private tutoring experience at the college and high school level during my undergraduate career.

I studied chemistry and biochemistry as an undergraduate, giving a broad range of knowledge and experience in the sciences and mathematics.

As a graduate student, I worked as a teaching assistant in undergraduate and graduate level science classes; helping students learn the material from a fundamental level. This experience helps in my private tutoring skills.

Testimonials

"Wonderful tutor"

- Arabella, New York, NY on 4/20/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Physical Science, Physics
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GRE, Regents, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

I am currently a graduate student in applied physics, which requires me to analyze differential equations on a regular basis. I have taken differential equations, partial differential equations, and higher level classes. I am currently a grader for an introduction to differential equations. Although never been paid for tutoring in this subject, I have helped students learn the material when I was an undergraduate.

Linear Algebra

I am currently a graduate student in applied physics, which requires me use linear algebra on a regular basis. I have taken linear algebra and higher level classes. I am currently a grader for an introduction to a linear algebra course. Although never been paid for tutoring in this subject, I have helped students learn the material when I was an undergraduate.

Chris’s Resources

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3d2+23d+14 We can start with one of the factors to have a coefficient of 3 on the variable d and the other coefficient to be one because of the coefficient on d2. (3d+?)(d+?) We know the ?'s have to multiply to 14, so we can try 1 and 14 or 2 and 7. We see that when we...

3d2+23d+14 We can start with one of the factors to have a coefficient of 3 on the variable d and the other coefficient to be one because of the coefficient on d2. (3d+?)(d+?) We know the ?'s have to multiply to 14, so we can try 1 and 14 or 2 and 7.  We see that...

Starting with the original expression (3/4)(8x+4x)+5y+4=(2/3)(12x+9) combine x's in first part (3/4)(12x)+5y+4=(2/3)(12x+9) multiply factors in first and last terms  9x+5y+4=8x+6 put all y's on left, x's and numbers on right 5y=-1x+2 divide...

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA
Chemistry
Columbia University Department of Applied Physics
PhD

Education

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA (Chemistry)

Columbia University Department of Applied Physics (PhD)

Wonderful tutor — Chris is a top-notch tutor, and I recommend him highly. He is very professional and personable, and extremely knowledgeable. He is honest and answers all emails quickly. He is tutoring my son (a 10th grader) in chemistry. My son loves working with Chris, and says that Chris presents the material in ways that make it not only easier to understand but also exciting and inspiring! Chris is also a ...

— Arabella, New York, NY on 4/20/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Chris will travel within 3 miles of New York, NY 10026.


About Chris

Through my experience tutoring, I have developed some specific methods for teaching my students and making them feel comfortable with the material. This seems to be very effective in both high-school and college level courses. I mostly tutor around problems in the subject area, such as homework problems, where I work with students in solving the problems. I also provide a specific methodology to solve each type of problem, making the students much more comfortable in solving similar problems in the future.

I also implement checks for the student to use while performing problems to make sure they are on the right track and that the answer makes sense. This is based off of conceptual understanding of the material, which I teach while solving the problems. I make sure students have a core understanding of the material, making problem solving and checking much more efficient.

My tutoring philosophy is that there is a relationship between tutor and student beyond just finishing homework problems. I make myself available to my students beyond the regular tutoring sessions to help them with the material and their homework as much as possible. This also involves working longer with students in tutoring sessions as needed; I do not end a tutoring session at the set end time if there is still more material to cover or we are in the middle of a problem. I also make my schedule rather flexible for my students for scheduling and rescheduling sessions.

I spend as much time as necessary to prepare for tutoring sessions in the material that will be covered. Therefore, it is helpful to have expected subjects to be discussed before a given session. Higher level college courses, beyond intro level courses, require a significant amount of preparation, therefore I charge more for these courses. This can range from $70-100/hr depending on the course and a set rate will be discussed before lessons begin.

As for personal information, I am currently working on my Doctoral Degree in Applied Physics at Columbia University. I have experience in tutoring many subjects including physics, calculus, mathematics, chemistry, statistics, biochemistry, and biology. This includes 3 years of private tutoring experience at the college and high school level during my undergraduate career.

I studied chemistry and biochemistry as an undergraduate, giving a broad range of knowledge and experience in the sciences and mathematics.

As a graduate student, I worked as a teaching assistant in undergraduate and graduate level science classes; helping students learn the material from a fundamental level. This experience helps in my private tutoring skills.

Testimonials

"Wonderful tutor"

- Arabella, New York, NY on 4/20/13

Education

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA
Chemistry
Columbia University Department of Applied Physics
PhD

Education

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA (Chemistry)

Columbia University Department of Applied Physics (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of New York, NY 10026

Chris’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Physical Science, Physics
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GRE, Regents, SAT Math

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.


Chris’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Chris. View all of Chris’s resources

3d2+23d+14 We can start with one of the factors to have a coefficient of 3 on the variable d and the other coefficient to be one because of the coefficient on d2. (3d+?)(d+?) We know the ?'s have to multiply to 14, so we can try 1 and 14 or 2 and 7. We see that when we...

3d2+23d+14 We can start with one of the factors to have a coefficient of 3 on the variable d and the other coefficient to be one because of the coefficient on d2. (3d+?)(d+?) We know the ?'s have to multiply to 14, so we can try 1 and 14 or 2 and 7.  We see that...

Starting with the original expression (3/4)(8x+4x)+5y+4=(2/3)(12x+9) combine x's in first part (3/4)(12x)+5y+4=(2/3)(12x+9) multiply factors in first and last terms  9x+5y+4=8x+6 put all y's on left, x's and numbers on right 5y=-1x+2 divide...


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