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Chris J.

Experienced Math and Chemistry Tutor

Experienced Math and Chemistry Tutor

$48/hour

  • 4,493 hours tutoring

About Chris


Bio

I am formerly a member of staff at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California, where I tutored Mathematics and Chemistry in the Learning Resource Center (LRC). In the Spring of 2012, I was honored by being the only tutor ever to be appointed to the 300 Club, the highest award given for tutoring at the college.

I also tutor school students and my youngest so far has been in 4th Grade. My aim is to ensure that my students develop a good basic understanding of the subject so that their self...

I am formerly a member of staff at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California, where I tutored Mathematics and Chemistry in the Learning Resource Center (LRC). In the Spring of 2012, I was honored by being the only tutor ever to be appointed to the 300 Club, the highest award given for tutoring at the college.

I also tutor school students and my youngest so far has been in 4th Grade. My aim is to ensure that my students develop a good basic understanding of the subject so that their self confidence increases and with it their enjoyment of learning. Their success is reflected in their smiles and improving grades.


Education

University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
BSc Honours
University College London, UK
Masters
University College London, UK
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $48
  • Rate details: I am only available for online tutoring at the present time.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/1/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is one of the pillars of Math. Variables such as x and y are used represent unknown numbers until their values can be determined. Fortunately, there aren’t too many things you have to memorize in Algebra. It's mainly intuitive. Once you know the techniques, you will be amazed at how powerful they can be. Topics in Algebra 1 include handling linear equations and inequalities, graphing, word problems, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations and factoring. Just let me know what you need help with.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Certification test passed with 100% score. Algebra 2 is where you build upon the foundation established in Algebra 1. Topics include linear and quadratic equations, functions and inverses, graphing and translating, exponents, radicals and logarithms. I can help you with these. So much of Math is an application of functions and a good knowledge of Algebra will serve you well and provide an excellent foundation if you go on to take Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Today, for obvious safety reasons, fewer chemical experiments involving reactions are taught in the lab class. Much more of the work is theoretical. I make a point of bringing chemistry alive by describing what the chemicals look like and how the reactions proceed. Wherever possible I use visuals from selected textbooks. This makes such a difference for my students and is reflected in their success.
Geometry,

Geometry

Certification test passed with 100% score.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the key stepping stone between Elementary Math and Algebra 1. I do not recommend skipping Prealgebra. It introduces important concepts and some aspects of Geometry that will be essential going forward. It is always best to take Math step by step and build a firm foundation. This way , you will enjoy the subject and it will benefit you greatly.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Certification test passed with 100% score. Precalculus is, as the name suggests, a course which prepares the student for Calculus, the main pillars of which are Algebra and Trigonometry. A good knowledge of both subjects is essential for progress in Math. I have considerable experience of helping students overcome difficulties and succeed in these subjects.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Certification test passed with 100% score. I have extensive experience in tutoring all of the Math subjects that comprise SAT Math namely Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. I also try to make the experience enjoyable for my students.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Certification test passed with 100% score. I have extensive experience in tutoring all of the Math subjects that comprise ACT Math, namely Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. I also try to make the experience fun for my students.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is one of the pillars of Math. Variables such as x and y are used represent unknown numbers until their values can be determined. Fortunately, there aren’t too many things you have to memorize in Algebra. It's mainly intuitive. Once you know the techniques, you will be amazed at how powerful they can be. Topics in Algebra 1 include handling linear equations and inequalities, graphing, word problems, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations and factoring. Just let me know what you need help with.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Certification test passed with 100% score. Algebra 2 is where you build upon the foundation established in Algebra 1. Topics include linear and quadratic equations, functions and inverses, graphing and translating, exponents, radicals and logarithms. I can help you with these. So much of Math is an application of functions and a good knowledge of Algebra will serve you well and provide an excellent foundation if you go on to take Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

Certification test passed with 100% score.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the key stepping stone between Elementary Math and Algebra 1. I do not recommend skipping Prealgebra. It introduces important concepts and some aspects of Geometry that will be essential going forward. It is always best to take Math step by step and build a firm foundation. This way , you will enjoy the subject and it will benefit you greatly.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Certification test passed with 100% score. Precalculus is, as the name suggests, a course which prepares the student for Calculus, the main pillars of which are Algebra and Trigonometry. A good knowledge of both subjects is essential for progress in Math. I have considerable experience of helping students overcome difficulties and succeed in these subjects.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Certification test passed with 100% score. I have extensive experience in tutoring all of the Math subjects that comprise SAT Math namely Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. I also try to make the experience enjoyable for my students.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Certification test passed with 100% score. I have considerable experience tutoring Trigonometry at Saddleback College, and host regular study groups. Together with Algebra, Trigonometry is a key pillar of Math. A good understanding of both subjects is essential for students going forward to Calculus.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is one of the pillars of Math. Variables such as x and y are used represent unknown numbers until their values can be determined. Fortunately, there aren’t too many things you have to memorize in Algebra. It's mainly intuitive. Once you know the techniques, you will be amazed at how powerful they can be. Topics in Algebra 1 include handling linear equations and inequalities, graphing, word problems, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations and factoring. Just let me know what you need help with.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Certification test passed with 100% score. Algebra 2 is where you build upon the foundation established in Algebra 1. Topics include linear and quadratic equations, functions and inverses, graphing and translating, exponents, radicals and logarithms. I can help you with these. So much of Math is an application of functions and a good knowledge of Algebra will serve you well and provide an excellent foundation if you go on to take Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Today, for obvious safety reasons, fewer chemical experiments involving reactions are taught in the lab class. Much more of the work is theoretical. I make a point of bringing chemistry alive by describing what the chemicals look like and how the reactions proceed. Wherever possible I use visuals from selected textbooks. This makes such a difference for my students and is reflected in their success.
Geometry,

Geometry

Certification test passed with 100% score.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the key stepping stone between Elementary Math and Algebra 1. I do not recommend skipping Prealgebra. It introduces important concepts and some aspects of Geometry that will be essential going forward. It is always best to take Math step by step and build a firm foundation. This way , you will enjoy the subject and it will benefit you greatly.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Certification test passed with 100% score. Precalculus is, as the name suggests, a course which prepares the student for Calculus, the main pillars of which are Algebra and Trigonometry. A good knowledge of both subjects is essential for progress in Math. I have considerable experience of helping students overcome difficulties and succeed in these subjects.

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

Today, for obvious safety reasons, fewer chemical experiments involving reactions are taught in the lab class. Much more of the work is theoretical. I make a point of bringing chemistry alive by describing what the chemicals look like and how the reactions proceed. Wherever possible I use visuals from selected textbooks. This makes such a difference for my students and is reflected in their success.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra is one of the pillars of Math. Variables such as x and y are used represent unknown numbers until their values can be determined. Fortunately, there aren’t too many things you have to memorize in Algebra. It's mainly intuitive. Once you know the techniques, you will be amazed at how powerful they can be. Topics in Algebra 1 include handling linear equations and inequalities, graphing, word problems, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations and factoring. Just let me know what you need help with.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Certification test passed with 100% score. Algebra 2 is where you build upon the foundation established in Algebra 1. Topics include linear and quadratic equations, functions and inverses, graphing and translating, exponents, radicals and logarithms. I can help you with these. So much of Math is an application of functions and a good knowledge of Algebra will serve you well and provide an excellent foundation if you go on to take Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

Today, for obvious safety reasons, fewer chemical experiments involving reactions are taught in the lab class. Much more of the work is theoretical. I make a point of bringing chemistry alive by describing what the chemicals look like and how the reactions proceed. Wherever possible I use visuals from selected textbooks. This makes such a difference for my students and is reflected in their success.
Geometry,

Geometry

Certification test passed with 100% score.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Certification test passed with 100% score. I have extensive experience in tutoring all of the Math subjects that comprise SAT Math namely Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. I also try to make the experience enjoyable for my students.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Certification test passed with 100% score. I have extensive experience in tutoring all of the Math subjects that comprise ACT Math, namely Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. I also try to make the experience fun for my students.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Certification test passed with 100% score. I have extensive experience in tutoring all of the Math subjects that comprise SAT Math namely Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. I also try to make the experience enjoyable for my students.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (2,459 ratings)
5 star
(2,436)
4 star
(20)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Knowledgeable, intuitive, and patient tutor that brings meaning and simplified understanding to the concepts.

Chris is an awesome math tutor who takes the time to teach not only the things asked, but the important keys/tips behind the concepts that will help to ensure understanding and success. He is motivating, kind hearted, and clearly cares about making the experience the best it can possibly by for the student. He is easy to understand and is a person my child looks forward to speaking with for support and guidance. We feel very lucky to have found Chris !

Cassandra , 4 lessons with Chris

Knowledgeable, intuitive, and patient tutor that brings meaning and simplified understanding to the concepts.

Chris is an awesome math tutor who takes the time to teach not only the things asked, but the important keys/tips behind the concepts that will help to ensure understanding and success. He is motivating, kind hearted, and clearly cares about making the experience the best it can possibly by for the student. He is easy to understand and is a person my child looks forward to speaking with for support and guidance. We feel very lucky to have found Chris !

Cassandra , 4 lessons with Chris

Knowledgeable, intuitive, and patient tutor that brings meaning and simplified understanding to the concepts.

Chris is an awesome math tutor who takes the time to teach not only the things asked, but the important keys/tips behind the concepts that will help to ensure understanding and success. He is motivating, kind hearted, and clearly cares about making the experience the best it can possibly by for the student. He is easy to understand and is a person my child looks forward to speaking with for support and guidance. We feel very lucky to have found Chris !

Cassandra , 4 lessons with Chris

Wonderful Math Tutor!

Chris has been tutoring 2 of my youngest (14 and 16) for the past year in Algebra and Geometry. The kids love him, they look forward to the lessons, and most importantly, Chris has been able to identify gaps in their knowledge from prior grades that he helped fix. Extremely highly recommended!

Serge, 71 lessons with Chris

Amazing session!!

He reviewed several complex exponential concepts with my high school daughter. He was prepared for the session with his own slides and study guide and was extremely helpful. Thanks a million!

Elise, 4 lessons with Chris

Daughter was happy

Daughter felt much more comfortable With her algebra after just one session with Chris. She said he went back over the problems to ensure she completely understood and taught her a new way to remember rules for exponents.

Jessie, 17 lessons with Chris

Estimating Square Roots

Chris was wonderful. My granddaughter was having problems understanding the method her teacher was showing the class. Chris worked with both of us 1 on 1 to understand it and now we both have a clearer understanding on how to master this technique. I would recommend him to anyone.

Bonita, 1 lesson with Chris

Very helpful on short notice

My daughter wanted to review some items in precalculus. Chris was very patient and helpful and help solidify the concepts for her. She thought he was very nice and helpful.

Daniel, 1 lesson with Chris

EXCELLENT Teacher

He helps me understand the questions slowly and clearly, he also gives clear examples. Hope ya had a good weekend

Latif, 36 lessons with Chris
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$48/hour

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Chris J.

$48/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Chris

Response time: 2 hours