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David C.

Patient high school math and physical science tutor.

Missouri City, TX (77459)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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I am a retired chemical engineer. I graduated from Rice with two Bachelor's degrees in Chemical Engineering. I am a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. My career was spent in the engineering design of chemical processes to obtain the best plant process and plant design, and then designing, building, and operating this plant.

I have taught chemistry, physics, and chemical process technology at Alvin Community College for 6 years, and I currently also tutor High School students. My strongest areas are chemistry and math up through precalculus. I will also tutor freshman/sophomore college students in these areas.

My tutoring method tends to be old school and emphasizes learning by doing. In the areas where the student is having problems, I will demonstrate how to do the work, let them attempt it on another example, and then check the student's work. If he/she gets it right, we go on to the next topic. If not, I show him/her what was done wrong, and have the student work another example.

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David’s subjects

English:
English
Business:
Economics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Economics

Algebra 1

Mathematics

I have studied mathematics through calculus, differential equations, and partial differential equations in obtaining my BA and BS degrees in chemical engineering from Rice University.

I have assisted both FBISD and LCISD students in Algebra I, II, Geometry, and pre-Calculus.

Algebra 2

I have studied mathematics through calculus, differential equations, and partial differential equations in obtaining my BA and BS degrees in chemical engineering from Rice University.

I have assisted both FBISD and LCISD students in Algebra I and II.

Chemical Engineering

I have both a BA and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. I am a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, where I have practiced Chemical Engineering for over 40 years.

I have done research and development in the field, done process design, and managed chemical plants and refineries.

Chemistry

Chemistry -

I have the equivalent of a minor in chemistry (37 semester hours), and both a BA and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. I have done industrial chemical research, primarily in refining and petrochemicals. I hold three patents for chemical processes.

I have helped several students from FBISD and LCISD in chemistry. I have also taught chemistry at the community college level.

Geometry

I have studied mathematics through calculus, differential equations, and partial differential equations in obtaining my BA and BS degrees in chemical engineering from Rice University.

I have assisted both FBISD and LCISD students in Geometry.

Organic Chemistry

I have worked with organic chemistry for most of my career. I earned eight hours of credit from Rice University in organic chemistry. I am a Professional Engineer, and as such, I have utilized organic chemistry in my research and development activities, as well as in my chemical process designs for organic chemical and petrochemical plants, as well as refineries. I have been awarded three patents for my work in petrochemicals. I have managed petrochemical plants that were based upon organic chemistry.

Physics

I took 4 semesters of physics in college. I have used physics in my engineering career. I have tutored students in physics at the high school, and taught physics at the community college level.

Prealgebra

I have studied mathematics up through partial differential equations. I have worked with many students in algebra, and higher high school mathematics courses. I know what they need to know, and my approach of relating the subject to concepts that are known by today's students helps them to understand the mathematical concept.

Precalculus

I have studied mathematics through Partial Differential Equations, including Precalculus and Analytic Geometry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, and Partial Differential Equations. This was done at Rice University as a part of their Chemical Engineering Curriculum.

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Education

Rice Univesity, Houston TX; BA & BS (Chemical Engineering)

Marshall University, Huntington, WV (MBA)

Excellent Teacher My son has been taking physics and chemistry lessons from David for the MCAT since the beginning of the summer. My son's comments about David are: very knowledgeable, very enthusiastic, eager to help, and an excellent teacher. Always on time and never cancels any lessons. My son said he has a much better understanding of the subjects now. ...

— Paul from Sugar Land, TX on 8/3/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 15 miles of Missouri City, TX 77459.

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