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Stefan T.

Lancaster, PA

$35/hr

Math, Physics, Chemistry, and German Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/5/14
Usually responds in about 15 hours

Math, Physics, Chemistry, and German Tutor

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If you're having trouble in your math or science class, I would love to help you get back on your feet. School can be way more fun when you feel you're understanding what's going on in class and you can choose to participate. Homework will no longer feel like torture because you can do it quickly and easily. Or maybe you are already doing well, and you want to improve your grade from a B+ to an A? Good for you! I can help you do that too.

Throughout my many years of school I always helped and tutored other students as I went along - my little brother, my friends, classmates, etc. - and I really enjoyed it. Now that I'm doing it officially I find it comes very naturally to me - probably because of all that experience I gained over the years of doing it more casually. I love the one-on-one interaction that tutoring provides because it's fun to uncover each student's unique hang-ups and then work with him or her to clear them up. I'm great at finding the problem areas quickly so we can spend our time effectively instead of running around in circles trying to figure out what's missing.

Helping the student stay motivated by keeping it fun and interesting is another focus of mine - often being "stumped" is just a sign of a negative mindset: "I don't get it" or "it's just too hard" are attitudes I love to chase away! I find there's usually just a little piece missing in the student's picture of the subject matter, and not that the student can't understand at all what is going on. I am very good at actively encouraging and motivating the student to push through being "stuck".

In terms of my own education, I've been through a lot of school! I earned my first Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002, and a second when I graduated Cum Laude in Biology from Millersville University in 2009. I am also a native German speaker, so I can help you with that too if you need it.

I look forward to working with you!

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Karin, Lancaster, PA on 2/21/12

"Patient, Interesting, and Energetic."

- Bruce, Lancaster, PA on 4/12/14

"Very Helpful!"

- Lori, Lancaster, PA on 3/5/14

"Great Calculus Tutoring"

- Jim, Flourtown, PA on 12/12/13

"Off to a great start."

- Alison, Lancaster, PA on 10/1/13

"Makes tough subjects understandable!"

- Cindy, Landisville, PA on 5/23/13

"Awesome Tutor"

- Dan, Lancaster, PA on 2/28/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Language:
German
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
German

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Carnegie Mellon University
Civil Engineering
Millersville University - BS Biology
Other

Education

Carnegie Mellon University (Civil Engineering)

Millersville University - BS Biology (Other)

Great Tutor! — My son has worked with Stefan now for several months and he is always on time and helpful. He is very flexible with timing. My son has enjoyed his sessions with Stefan and even found enjoyment in AP Calc!l! I highly recommend Stefan. He is patient and kind and gets along with the kids so its not a chore when there is a session. ...

— Karin, Lancaster, PA on 2/21/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stefan will travel within 10 miles of Lancaster, PA 17603.


About Stefan

If you're having trouble in your math or science class, I would love to help you get back on your feet. School can be way more fun when you feel you're understanding what's going on in class and you can choose to participate. Homework will no longer feel like torture because you can do it quickly and easily. Or maybe you are already doing well, and you want to improve your grade from a B+ to an A? Good for you! I can help you do that too.

Throughout my many years of school I always helped and tutored other students as I went along - my little brother, my friends, classmates, etc. - and I really enjoyed it. Now that I'm doing it officially I find it comes very naturally to me - probably because of all that experience I gained over the years of doing it more casually. I love the one-on-one interaction that tutoring provides because it's fun to uncover each student's unique hang-ups and then work with him or her to clear them up. I'm great at finding the problem areas quickly so we can spend our time effectively instead of running around in circles trying to figure out what's missing.

Helping the student stay motivated by keeping it fun and interesting is another focus of mine - often being "stumped" is just a sign of a negative mindset: "I don't get it" or "it's just too hard" are attitudes I love to chase away! I find there's usually just a little piece missing in the student's picture of the subject matter, and not that the student can't understand at all what is going on. I am very good at actively encouraging and motivating the student to push through being "stuck".

In terms of my own education, I've been through a lot of school! I earned my first Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002, and a second when I graduated Cum Laude in Biology from Millersville University in 2009. I am also a native German speaker, so I can help you with that too if you need it.

I look forward to working with you!

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Karin, Lancaster, PA on 2/21/12

"Patient, Interesting, and Energetic."

- Bruce, Lancaster, PA on 4/12/14

"Very Helpful!"

- Lori, Lancaster, PA on 3/5/14

"Great Calculus Tutoring"

- Jim, Flourtown, PA on 12/12/13

"Off to a great start."

- Alison, Lancaster, PA on 10/1/13

"Makes tough subjects understandable!"

- Cindy, Landisville, PA on 5/23/13

"Awesome Tutor"

- Dan, Lancaster, PA on 2/28/13
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Education

Carnegie Mellon University
Civil Engineering
Millersville University - BS Biology
Other

Education

Carnegie Mellon University (Civil Engineering)

Millersville University - BS Biology (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lancaster, PA 17603

Stefan’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Language:
German
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
German

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.


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