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Eric T.

Chemical Engineer, Mathematician and Phenomenal Tutor

Chemical Engineer, Mathematician and Phenomenal Tutor

$60/hour

About Eric


Bio

Hello,
Are you or your child having a problem in a subject? Well, my name is Eric and I'm here to help. As a Chemical Engineer with a Minor Technology Management from the University of California at Davis and Associates degrees in Physics, Mathematics and Natural Science, I've had to take pretty much every class from Differential Equations to Philosophy, and everything in between. Trust me, I've been exactly where you are right now and I'm here to help you. Here's my story:

I graduated...

Hello,
Are you or your child having a problem in a subject? Well, my name is Eric and I'm here to help. As a Chemical Engineer with a Minor Technology Management from the University of California at Davis and Associates degrees in Physics, Mathematics and Natural Science, I've had to take pretty much every class from Differential Equations to Philosophy, and everything in between. Trust me, I've been exactly where you are right now and I'm here to help you. Here's my story:

I graduated Roseville High School in 2011 and decided that, instead of going straight to a 4 year, I'd go to Sierra College and find out exactly who I was and what I wanted to do with my life. I found I had a knack for math, science, and tutoring. I turned tutoring into a practice and have helped dozens of people over the last few years. I love what I do and find great personal fulfillment by helping people have that "oooooooh" moment when they finally discover that they had the ability to understand that subject that mystified them all along.

Presently, I am a practicing professional Chemical Engineer.

One of my defining philosophies is that I believe that any student has the ability to learn a subject if they are given enough time, they are comfortable with the instructor and the material is presented in a way that is practical for them. I apply these ideologies to every single session that I tutor by investing time to both get to know my students and teach them on a personal level. Many students are nervous before their first session, but afterwards, find themselves excited for the next one! While knowledge is, of course, a necessity, great tutors must also be personable. I do this by breaking down the traditional teacher-student boundaries so my students are relaxed enough to start learning on a meaningful level. This methodology has led me to become one of the most successful tutors in Sacramento; I was even asked to be a guest speaker at the 2014 WyzAnt Sacramento conference in order to help teach other tutors what it is that sets my methods apart.

I fervently believe that understanding is more important than timeliness. Sometimes students take a little longer than the time slots I allot for them to understand a particularly troubling subject. While I have become very good at estimating the time necessary to cover a subject, it is not an exact science. As such, I ask all my students to be understanding of this fact and allow me a little bit of leeway on the scheduling of tutoring sessions. I will always notify you when this happens, will never bill for the time missed, and will thoroughly cover the information that your child is working on so that they can retain the same benefits.

There is an old Irish proverb that goes, "Two friends shorten a road." Understanding a new subject is difficult and often frustrating. There is something about having a friend to go through the ordeal with that makes it a little more bearable. I have found, in my personal experience, that having study groups increases the retention rate, opens the door for intellectual discussions, and shortens the time needed to understand the material, per student, for all students involved in a study group. As such, I give a 50% rate decrease, per student, for all students who sign up for a study group with me, up to 4 students. Furthermore, I give a rate of $15 per hour, per student, for all students with groups between 4 and 6.

I look forward to helping you understand that material that is confusing you and bringing you to your own personal "oooooooh" moment. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.


Education

University of California at Davis
Chemical Engineering

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: I love teaching in groups. For each person, my hourly rate goes down by $5 for each student, but I do ask that we schedule for half an hour longer than normal, per student.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/24/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have 10 years of experience working with Excel. I have experience in everything from developing spreadsheets for cost projections to research. I have developed VBA Macros that made previously tedious, manual tasks quick and automated.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Mathematica,

Mathematica

I have 3 years of extensive Mathematica programming as a Chemical Engineer. I originally taught myself Mathematica programming to perform Quantum Physics calculations, and developed the skill to a point where I taught classes in Mathematica programming at University.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have 4 years of extensive MATLAB and Simulink programming experience as a chemical engineer. The array-based nature of MATLAB is ideal for the multivariate calculations inherent in all engineering work. As an undergraduate, I taught two separate classes on using MATLAB to perform numerical calculations. These calculations included everything from simple algebra and arithmetic to applied partial differential equations.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have 10 years of experience working with Excel. I have experience in everything from developing spreadsheets for cost projections to research. I have developed VBA Macros that made previously tedious, manual tasks quick and automated.
General Computer, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have 10 years of experience working with Excel. I have experience in everything from developing spreadsheets for cost projections to research. I have developed VBA Macros that made previously tedious, manual tasks quick and automated.
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, Philosophy

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Algebra is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Algebra 2 is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have over 5 years of experience teaching Calculus professionally. Over that time, I've mastered the art of breaking down the complex ideas present in calculus to palatable concepts that students can grasp. I've found that the major problem students have with this math is that the ideas seem so esoteric that they just give up and accept failure. I bring those ideas home in ways that they can grasp quickly and easily.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a chemical engineer, I've seen the study of chemistry about as far as it can go. I've mastered all the equations from Thermodynamics to Physical Chemistry. I've found that the best way to help students conceptualize chemistry is to compare it to more macro things that they understand at a more base level and working from there. This helps students grasp these complex ideas quickly and move on to the application part of the subject matter.
Physics,

Physics

I have an Associates degree in Physics and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. As such, I have experience in all undergraduate physics courses. I've tutored physics and both the high school and university level for the last 5 years and have helped dozens of students achieve their academic goals. I've found the most effective way to make physics problems understandable is to have students draw diagrams while they work through problems. This helps students tie an action in the physical world with the math they are calculating.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Precalculus is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life. This, I've found, helps students develop the desire to invest time and energy in understanding the subject matter because they can see how it can directly benefit them in the real world.
Biology, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Algebra is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Algebra 2 is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have over 5 years of experience teaching Calculus professionally. Over that time, I've mastered the art of breaking down the complex ideas present in calculus to palatable concepts that students can grasp. I've found that the major problem students have with this math is that the ideas seem so esoteric that they just give up and accept failure. I bring those ideas home in ways that they can grasp quickly and easily.
Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

I graduated with a BS in chemical engineering at the top of my class. As an undergraduate, I taught 3 separate classes to other undergraduate students in the capacity of a TA. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to tutor chemical engineering classes as I am fluent in the subject material, having both taken and taught the relevant coursework.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

Being a chemical engineer, I have worked with mathematics far beyond Differential Equations. I have used the concepts learned in DE and applied them in research, using the numerical methods associated with it to solve real-world problems. Furthermore, I am thoroughly versed in Applied Partial Differential Equations -- the next level of mathematics beyond Differential Equations.
Mathematica,

Mathematica

I have 3 years of extensive Mathematica programming as a Chemical Engineer. I originally taught myself Mathematica programming to perform Quantum Physics calculations, and developed the skill to a point where I taught classes in Mathematica programming at University.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have 4 years of extensive MATLAB and Simulink programming experience as a chemical engineer. The array-based nature of MATLAB is ideal for the multivariate calculations inherent in all engineering work. As an undergraduate, I taught two separate classes on using MATLAB to perform numerical calculations. These calculations included everything from simple algebra and arithmetic to applied partial differential equations.
Physics,

Physics

I have an Associates degree in Physics and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. As such, I have experience in all undergraduate physics courses. I've tutored physics and both the high school and university level for the last 5 years and have helped dozens of students achieve their academic goals. I've found the most effective way to make physics problems understandable is to have students draw diagrams while they work through problems. This helps students tie an action in the physical world with the math they are calculating.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Precalculus is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life. This, I've found, helps students develop the desire to invest time and energy in understanding the subject matter because they can see how it can directly benefit them in the real world.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Trigonometry is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life. This, I've found, helps students develop the desire to invest time and energy in understanding the subject matter because they can see how it can directly benefit them in the real world.
ACT Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Algebra is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Algebra 2 is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have over 5 years of experience teaching Calculus professionally. Over that time, I've mastered the art of breaking down the complex ideas present in calculus to palatable concepts that students can grasp. I've found that the major problem students have with this math is that the ideas seem so esoteric that they just give up and accept failure. I bring those ideas home in ways that they can grasp quickly and easily.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a chemical engineer, I've seen the study of chemistry about as far as it can go. I've mastered all the equations from Thermodynamics to Physical Chemistry. I've found that the best way to help students conceptualize chemistry is to compare it to more macro things that they understand at a more base level and working from there. This helps students grasp these complex ideas quickly and move on to the application part of the subject matter.
Physics,

Physics

I have an Associates degree in Physics and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. As such, I have experience in all undergraduate physics courses. I've tutored physics and both the high school and university level for the last 5 years and have helped dozens of students achieve their academic goals. I've found the most effective way to make physics problems understandable is to have students draw diagrams while they work through problems. This helps students tie an action in the physical world with the math they are calculating.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Precalculus is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life. This, I've found, helps students develop the desire to invest time and energy in understanding the subject matter because they can see how it can directly benefit them in the real world.
Biology, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

Philosophy

Science

Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

I graduated with a BS in chemical engineering at the top of my class. As an undergraduate, I taught 3 separate classes to other undergraduate students in the capacity of a TA. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to tutor chemical engineering classes as I am fluent in the subject material, having both taken and taught the relevant coursework.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a chemical engineer, I've seen the study of chemistry about as far as it can go. I've mastered all the equations from Thermodynamics to Physical Chemistry. I've found that the best way to help students conceptualize chemistry is to compare it to more macro things that they understand at a more base level and working from there. This helps students grasp these complex ideas quickly and move on to the application part of the subject matter.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have my Associates Degree in chemistry and scored in the 93 Percentile on the American Chemical Society's National Organic Chemistry exam. This means that I am in the top 7% of understanding of all people who have taken the class. I believe that giving tactile examples for the many 3-dimensional ideas that my students encounter and many practice problems with thorough, simplified explanations is the best way to help bring students to an in-depth understanding of the material.
Physics,

Physics

I have an Associates degree in Physics and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. As such, I have experience in all undergraduate physics courses. I've tutored physics and both the high school and university level for the last 5 years and have helped dozens of students achieve their academic goals. I've found the most effective way to make physics problems understandable is to have students draw diagrams while they work through problems. This helps students tie an action in the physical world with the math they are calculating.
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Philosophy, Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Algebra is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have an associate's degree in mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. What makes me a great tutor in Algebra 2 is that I relate the concepts of algebra to what my students will need to know in the future. Furthermore, I extrapolate how those subjects they are learning relate to real life.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have over 5 years of experience teaching Calculus professionally. Over that time, I've mastered the art of breaking down the complex ideas present in calculus to palatable concepts that students can grasp. I've found that the major problem students have with this math is that the ideas seem so esoteric that they just give up and accept failure. I bring those ideas home in ways that they can grasp quickly and easily.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a chemical engineer, I've seen the study of chemistry about as far as it can go. I've mastered all the equations from Thermodynamics to Physical Chemistry. I've found that the best way to help students conceptualize chemistry is to compare it to more macro things that they understand at a more base level and working from there. This helps students grasp these complex ideas quickly and move on to the application part of the subject matter.
Physics,

Physics

I have an Associates degree in Physics and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. As such, I have experience in all undergraduate physics courses. I've tutored physics and both the high school and university level for the last 5 years and have helped dozens of students achieve their academic goals. I've found the most effective way to make physics problems understandable is to have students draw diagrams while they work through problems. This helps students tie an action in the physical world with the math they are calculating.
Biology, GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

In taking the ASVAB myself, I scored a nearly perfect 99% on the exam -- qualifying me for any position I wanted. Over the last 4 years, I've helped dozens of students to prepare for the ASVAB, bringing their scores up enough for them to apply to jobs they want. I do this by thoroughly diving into the subject matter and moving slowly, and not moving on until I feel confident my students know the material enough to achieve a score they are okay with.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Eric has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (121 ratings)
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Reviews


Excellent Tutor

Eric is extremely knowledgeable and patient tutor. He helped prepared for my final in numerical methods. I passed the class, which i before i met him, i thought i was not going to be able to,, thankyou

Leon, 1 lesson with Eric

Skilled tutor

Eric T. is a master at using Microsoft Word and was able to help me overcome the problems that faced me in compiling a scholarly document with multiple sections and numerous endnotes. Eric taught me how to intercalate the sections, keep endnotes in their proper place and compile an index that appears after everything else (not Word's default location for that)! These were tasks that several other people I contacted could not do. Eric showed equal mastery at using Power Point to create charts. I recommend him quite heartily to anyone who finds Word a difficult medium to manipulate.

Samuel, 1 lesson with Eric

great teacher!

Stan is super knowledgeable and really breaks things down for me! He is helpful and will not move on until I understand.

Marisol, 9 lessons with Eric

Patient Tutor

Eric is always so patient with my boys and really has them understand the concept before he moves on. Both of my boys grades have gone up after seeing Eric. Thank you!!

Susie, 25 lessons with Eric

Mission accomplished!

I wish we would have found out about Eric the beginning of the year but in the short time he tutored Jess she was able to meet the goals she set out for. Thank you Eric!!

Jessica, 8 lessons with Eric

Professional and detail-oriented

Eric edited an article that I wanted narrative and structural feedback on. He did a timely and thorough job!

Stewart, 1 lesson with Eric

Knowledgeable, engaged, patient tutor.

He helped my brother write his essay and did a good job explaining the steps and going through the process slowly. This is especially good since my brother sucks at English.

Karen, 34 lessons with Eric

Knowledgable with patience

Eric is very polite and personable. My son likes working with him and that is huge. My son is also feeling more confident in his precalculus assignments. Eric is also willing to work with teachers to help my son with his best outcome.

Wyatt, 109 lessons with Eric

Wxtremely knowledgeable

Eric is extremely knowledgeable with his subject matter and has an innate ability to articulate. His genuine enthusiasm toward subject matter translates and connects with the student.

Ariel, 2 lessons with Eric
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