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Christopher S.

Banning, CA

$35/hour

Professionally Trained Math and Physics Tutor

50+ Hours
4.9 average from 31 ratings
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— Andrew, Redlands, CA on 8/11/16

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University of California Riverside
Physics

Education

University of California Riverside (Physics)

About Christopher

I have always enjoyed tutoring. I first started tutoring at Crafton Hills College in the tutoring center there. I loved getting to know all the people who came down to the tutoring center. I loved hearing about all their different stories. the diversity was so refreshing. The people I worked with were so amazing. Whenever there wasn't anybody in need of help, we would discuss concepts concerning mathematics or physics or programming. I loved these discussions. This is were I developed a true love of learning. I want to be able to understand all that I can in this life, and I want to help others understand as well. This is why I tutor, to spread knowledge and understanding as far as I possibly can.

After some time at Crafton Hills, I went on to tutor with The Landing Pad. I tutored from 5th to 12th grade and taught all levels of mathematics, as well as some programming and physics, while working here. I would keep the kids focused on their homework and would try to teach them the underlying connections between problems. Most students grades Improved after each lesson.

I have received outstanding grades in all of my math classes (never below an A). This was also my primary tutoring subject at Crafton Hills. We would receive biweekly training on all of the subjects we tutored (Algebra through differential equations). But all this training was just to help me to strive to understand all mathematical concepts that I possibly could.

My secondary tutoring subject at Crafton Hills was physics. During my time at Crafton Hills I received the same grades for physics as in mathematics. I also was recommended by students and faculty alike to teach an SI class at Crafton Hills, which I accepted. Now I am majoring in physics at the University of California Riverside.

My primary focus will always be the success of the student. I have failed as a tutor if I have not satisfactorily explained the subject. I will strive to enrich the student's understanding of the subject until he/she is a master of the subject and self sufficient.

My rate is a flat $35/hr for online or face-to-face lessons. Please contact me for any additional details!

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I have always enjoyed tutoring. I first started tutoring at Crafton Hills College in the tutoring center there. I loved getting to know all the people who came down to the tutoring center. I loved hearing about all their different stories. the diversity was so refreshing. The people I worked with were so amazing. Whenever there wasn't anybody in Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Banning, CA 92220
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"Great Tutor!"

- Andrew, Redlands, CA on 8/11/16

"Knowledgeable, flexible, patient"

- Shirley, Redlands, CA on 12/18/16

"Knowledgeable & patient"

- JoNette, Yucaipa, CA on 10/15/16

"Highly recommended!"

- Cinnamin, Banning, CA on 9/4/16
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math

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Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I have been tutoring math for about 5 years now, and I have learned how to navigate and study just about every kind of mathematics. The ACT math section covers Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry, all of which I have studied and mastered over the course of my life. I learned how to teach these subjects to others will I studied at Crafton Hills College and worked in the tutoring center there. I was trained bi-weekly in how to teach students to solve math problems quickly, and I have done so ever since.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 was among the most common courses that students needed help with at Crafton Hills College. We would receive bi-weekly training on this subject. We were expected to complete a set of common problems on the chapters that students would be covering in the next couple of weeks. If we had any difficulty with the problems we would discuss methods for teaching them.

Algebra 2

Most students at Crafton Hills College came into the tutoring center with questions about algebra 2. Because of this the bi-weekly training's focused on algebra 2 and customer service. In training I was asked to solve problems as clearly as possible and set up a step-by-step procedure for solving similar problems.

Calculus

In physics the primary mathematics that we use is calculus. The majority of formulas are derived using concepts from calculus. Because of this, I have a great deal of practice solving calculus problems. I would also discuss concepts with other tutors at the tutoring center in Crafton Hills College.

Differential Equations

I have taken several classes on differential equations, as well as partial differential equations. I have also taught differential equations at The Landing Pad. When at Crafton Hills College I taught differential equations to the students there as well.

Physics

I am majoring in physics and spend up to 20 hours a week working on problems and developing new methods for problem solving. I can use this developed knowledge to guide students in their own studies. Hopefully this will also encourage students to consider physics or engineering as a possible career choice as well. I feel that too many people consider physics above their heads, when they could learn and understand it if given enough time and guidance. This is what I wish to provide to my students.

Prealgebra

At the Landing pad, I would help students fairly often with prealgebra. My focus was to help them develop the skills necessary to move on to algebra 1. I would sit with the students as long as I could to help them through their problem sets, guiding them and helping them to catch their mistakes and correct them.

Precalculus

This was a common upper level class at crafton hills college. I would typically get about 1 or 2 students a week coming in for help with pre-Calculus. This class deals mostly with graphs, limits, and trig. I use all of these concepts on a regular basis, and I have tried to develop methods for teaching these concepts.

SAT Math

I have studied mathematics and physics for nearly 6 years now, and I have tutored both of these subjects for nearly 5 years. My experience with both learning and teaching math and physics has taught me how to solve questions quickly. This skill is perhaps the most important for getting a high score on the math section of the SAT's. With this skill in mind I have learned how to produce practice problems that can test a student's ability to solve questions quickly.

Trigonometry

Trig was my favorite subject to teach at Crafton Hills. Whenever students came in for help with trig, I was so happy. We didn't receive much training for this subject, but I spent a lot of my own time studying the subject. This payed off. In calculus and physics, we spend a lot of time rewriting expressions using trig functions to solve problems. Also, most physical phenomena behave wavelike and, therefore, can be described using trigonometry.

University of California Riverside
Physics

Education

University of California Riverside (Physics)

Great Tutor!

Christopher is a very polite, patient, and knowledgeable. He has helped me with my college level physics courses. Physics is not a subject that comes easy to me and Christopher has helped make the material much easier for me to understand. I would definitely recommend Christopher for those who feel physics is out of their comfort zone!

— Andrew, Redlands, CA on 8/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 30 miles of Banning, CA 92220.