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Blair A.

Columbus, OH

$45/hr

SAT and Physics Success

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SAT and Physics Success

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Whether you are reluctant in algebra or excited about chemistry, I will find the hooks to help you connect the topics. I finished college with a double major in physics and biology and then became a high school physics and environmental science teacher. After four years teaching, I returned to grad school to pursue a degree in geography and now work as an environmental consultant. In college I balanced academics with fun by rowing crew, working as EMT, teaching skiing, and working in the stadium. Sharing my time between academics, team athletics and customer service, helped me evolve from my academic focus in high school roots to become a successful student then teacher.

In my freshman year at Syracuse, I worked for a national SAT prep company, and stayed with them for 8 years before breaking out on my own. During those years I worked with hundreds of students in Massachusetts and New York and received consistently exceptional reviews. I still teach SAT and my students make significant gains, but particularly enjoy supporting sciences, math and helping improve general studies. The opportunity to work with students over months and years has been rewarding as I learn the city and see students succeed.

I'm mostly available in the evenings and on weekends. I travel for work about a week a month - but I'm flexible with my schedule to minimize disruption.

Testimonials

"He cares his work and his student"

- Clare, New York, NY on 6/10/13

" Very responsive and enthusiastic"

- Jody, Atlanta, GA on 12/25/11

"Great Tutor!"

- Amaya, Rockville, MD on 11/8/10
Math:
SAT Math
English:
SAT Reading
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Syracuse University
Physics and Biology
University of Massachusetts
Master's

Education

Syracuse University (Physics and Biology)

University of Massachusetts (Master's)

He cares his work and his student — After Blair and us made arrangement, he bought the book that my daughter uses for her physics AP study. Not every tutor does. Blair prepares for each session (2 sessions so far), and he tried to make physics interesting. He takes feedback very well and continue to improve the session based on the previous one. He went thru the concept in each chapter well, always with examples, and he tested my ...

— Clare, New York, NY on 6/10/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

The $40 rate is per 1.5 hour session at my house in Williamsburg (nice neighborhood adjacent to L train). Travelling to your location incurs additional $20.

Travel policy

Blair will travel within 5 miles of Columbus, OH 43201.


About Blair

Whether you are reluctant in algebra or excited about chemistry, I will find the hooks to help you connect the topics. I finished college with a double major in physics and biology and then became a high school physics and environmental science teacher. After four years teaching, I returned to grad school to pursue a degree in geography and now work as an environmental consultant. In college I balanced academics with fun by rowing crew, working as EMT, teaching skiing, and working in the stadium. Sharing my time between academics, team athletics and customer service, helped me evolve from my academic focus in high school roots to become a successful student then teacher.

In my freshman year at Syracuse, I worked for a national SAT prep company, and stayed with them for 8 years before breaking out on my own. During those years I worked with hundreds of students in Massachusetts and New York and received consistently exceptional reviews. I still teach SAT and my students make significant gains, but particularly enjoy supporting sciences, math and helping improve general studies. The opportunity to work with students over months and years has been rewarding as I learn the city and see students succeed.

I'm mostly available in the evenings and on weekends. I travel for work about a week a month - but I'm flexible with my schedule to minimize disruption.

Testimonials

"He cares his work and his student"

- Clare, New York, NY on 6/10/13

" Very responsive and enthusiastic"

- Jody, Atlanta, GA on 12/25/11

"Great Tutor!"

- Amaya, Rockville, MD on 11/8/10
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Education

Syracuse University
Physics and Biology
University of Massachusetts
Master's

Education

Syracuse University (Physics and Biology)

University of Massachusetts (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required

The $40 rate is per 1.5 hour session at my house in Williamsburg (nice neighborhood adjacent to L train). Travelling to your location incurs additional $20.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Columbus, OH 43201

Blair’s Subjects

Math:
SAT Math
English:
SAT Reading
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
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 Blair A.

Blair A. passed a background check on 9/9/09. The check was ordered by Blair through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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