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David C.

Missouri City, TX

$45/hr

Patient high school math and physical science tutor.

Background check passed as of 10/31/12
Usually responds in about 7 hours

Patient high school math and physical science tutor.

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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.

Testimonials

"Good Tutoring"

- Martha, Missouri City, TX on 10/6/14

"Excellent Teacher"

- Paul, Sugar Land, TX on 8/3/14

"Great and reliable teacher"

- Phuong, Sugar Land, TX on 3/21/13

"Practically perfect - patient and punctual!"

- Theresa, Missouri City, TX on 1/15/13

"Very patient & provides easy to follow instructions."

- Carla, Missouri City, TX on 1/8/13
English:
English
History:
American History, European History
Business:
Economics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Chemistry,
Economics, English, Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Economics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

Physical Science

In my 50 year engineering career, I used the physical sciences to solve many problems within the design for a refinery / petrochemical plant / chemical plant, and in setting up pilot plants to demonstrate new processes.

I have taught both chemistry and physics at the Community College level. I have tutored students in the physical sciences, including chemistry and physics.

I have earned 37 semester hours of credit in chemistry, and 16 semester hours in physics.

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.

SAT Math

I have always been able to take standardized tests well. The key is how to get the maximum credit for what you know, and not be penalized for what you do not know. I have developed ways of doing this that I pass on to my students. In addition, there are "outside the box" ways for quickly analyzing a problem, and a hierarchy of techniques for solving a problem that help improve scores. I also teach these ways of doing things.

Rice Univesity, Houston TX; BA & BS
Chemical Engineering
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
MBA

Education

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

Marshall University, Huntington, WV (MBA)

Good Tutoring — David was very good. Patient and soft spoken! My grandson said he got a lot out of the session. Looking forward to another this week. ...

— Martha, Missouri City, TX on 10/6/14

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.


About David

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.

Testimonials

"Good Tutoring"

- Martha, Missouri City, TX on 10/6/14

"Excellent Teacher"

- Paul, Sugar Land, TX on 8/3/14

"Great and reliable teacher"

- Phuong, Sugar Land, TX on 3/21/13

"Practically perfect - patient and punctual!"

- Theresa, Missouri City, TX on 1/15/13

"Very patient & provides easy to follow instructions."

- Carla, Missouri City, TX on 1/8/13
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Education

Rice Univesity, Houston TX; BA & BS
Chemical Engineering
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
MBA

Education

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

Marshall University, Huntington, WV (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Missouri City, TX 77459

David’s Subjects

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

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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