Experienced Math and Chemistry Tutor

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Chris J.
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## Best Out There

Patricia, 87 lessons with ChrisI have only written one other internet review before today, as time is limited and I don't have the inclination, unless the experience is truly a 'stand alone' experience. My son (10 y/o) came to Chris as a 4th grade student. He had begun his studies in a new school in September and then was offered enrollment in a charter school the last week of October. With these changes (teachers, curriculum), and the not so intense love of mathematics, came the "D" grade for the first trimester. That's...

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...

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Elementary Math

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

## Wealth of knowledge

My son is 14 and in honors geometry. He had a session with Chris over multiple topics and in 1 hour my son felt incredible prepared for his exam!! Next day took his exam....made an A!!!!! Thanks Chris! You are our to go tutor now!!

Lanae, 1 lesson with Chris

## Chris is a Very knowledgeable tutor and he is able to communicate well with the student.

Chris went through the basics of Algebra and cleared up a lot of my problems. Mostly importantly, he helped me prepare for my exam well. I will continue to seek his help.

Ryan, 1 lesson with Chris

## Well prepared, knowledgeable and accomodating tutor.

Chirs helped my daughter with Algebra 2, in preparation for a major exam. He recognised her weak point and was able to show her strategies on which she strengthened and built to overcome her challenge area. He is an amazing tutor, who without any doubt, we will use again if need arises.

Genevieve, 3 lessons with Chris

## Great Teacher

My daughter had one introductory session to high school geometry with Chris. He well explained the geometry topics with examples. Looking forward to schedule more lessons with him.

Saj, 8 lessons with Chris

## Chris J

Chris provided tutoring in Algebra 2 for my son, who is a Sophomore in high school. Chris was able to explain the topics in a way that my son was able to walk away with a deeper understanding. My son would say that Chris was better at teaching the math topics than his math teacher! Chris was great with accommodating our schedule and if additional time was needed he made accommodations. My son will continue tutoring for Geometry with Chris next year!

Jill, 4 lessons with Chris

## Wonderful Tutor

Chris helped my son understand a very difficult topic which he was struggling with. My son stated that he understood the topic with Chris’s help. Thank you Chris!

Jeanne, 4 lessons with Chris

## Prepared and thorough tutor

Chris worked through some Geometry homework with my 10th-grader and was so friendly, clear, patient, and thorough. I especially appreciated that he took the time to look through the assignments in advance of the session. Thank you, Chris!

Andrea, 1 lesson with Chris

## Always a pleasure!

Chris is great! He does a great job of walking through problems and helps to explain the steps/process. We will continue to use Chris!

Jon, 4 lessons with Chris

## awesome teacher

Works through all problems in full detail and makes sure to go back over each one for full comprehension.

Brian , 11 lessons with Chris