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Raffi H.
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Experienced and Successful Tutor and Former Teacher

Raffi H.
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## Excellent results

Elena, 10 lessons with RaffiRaffi helped our son improve in AP Chemistry significantly, from a C in the class just six weeks ago to a solid A. Raffi's tutoring skills are amazing, he is extremely patient, understands how to work with an adolescent, and is knowledgeable about standardized testing and college choices, we received excellent advice. The tutoring sessions were truly enjoyable! My son's increased level of confidence positively affected several other school subjects.

It may seem strange to begin with a statistic, but I trust you will agree it's not wholly inappropriate. During the 2009-2010 school year, my 11 AP Chemistry students had a 100% pass rate with the following score distribution: Seven of them scored a 5, three scored a 4, and one scored a 3. The high scores are greater than three times the national average. What makes this even more impressive is that I only saw my students an average of 2.5 times per week (2 days one week, 3 days the next,...

undergrad

Raffi hasn’t set a schedule.

GRE

Greek,
#### Greek

My first degree was in Classics, with an emphasis in Greek. My command of Ancient Greek is complete. Authors that I have read include Plato, Herodotus, Homer, Lysias, Demosthenes, Sophocles, Euripides, New Testament, Lucian, and selections of others.

Latin,
#### Latin

Although I tutor mostly chemistry, math, and physics, my first degree was in Classics. I am also a former high school Latin teacher.

Grammar
Grammar

Grammar

Physics,
#### Physics

I was trained as a mathematician and chemist; and I have been teaching AP physics and college level physics for many years now.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Chemistry,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Greek,
#### Greek

My first degree was in Classics, with an emphasis in Greek. My command of Ancient Greek is complete. Authors that I have read include Plato, Herodotus, Homer, Lysias, Demosthenes, Sophocles, Euripides, New Testament, Lucian, and selections of others.

Latin
#### Latin

Although I tutor mostly chemistry, math, and physics, my first degree was in Classics. I am also a former high school Latin teacher.

Differential Equations,
#### Differential Equations

My background in Mathematics is quite deep and extensive, and Differential Equations has always held a strange fascination for me among the Mathematical sub-disciplines. Where Linear Algebra enables one to start seeing the deep connections that exist among mathematical structures themselves, Differential Equations enables one to start seeing the deep connection between mathematics and the operation of the real world. In other words, one begins to finally understand, fundamentally, why the natural world is described mathematically, and not some other way. The techniques of both Calculus and Linear Algebra are brought to bear on problems of dynamics -- that is how things move and change with respect to one another. I matriculated into the Doctoral Program in Mathematics at University of Illinois. My coursework includes the following: Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Analysis on the Real Line, Analysis in n-Space, Complex Analysis, Abstract Algebra (Groups, Rings, Fields, Galois Theory), General/Algebraic Topology, Measure and Integration Theory.

Linear Algebra,
#### Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra: My background in Mathematics is quite deep and extensive, and Linear Algebra happens to be my favorite of the sub-disciplines. It is where the true beauty of Mathematics begins to be apparent, and where one can finally see the deep connections that exist among mathematical structures. I matriculated into the Doctoral Program in Mathematics at University of Illinois. If interested, my coursework includes the following: Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Analysis on the Real Line, Analysis in n-Space, Complex Analysis, Abstract Algebra (Groups, Rings, further Theoretical Linear Algebra), General/Algebraic Topology.

Physics,
#### Physics

I was trained as a mathematician and chemist; and I have been teaching AP physics and college level physics for many years now.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Physics,
#### Physics

I was trained as a mathematician and chemist; and I have been teaching AP physics and college level physics for many years now.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Chemistry,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus
Organic Chemistry,
#### Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry: I was trained as a Chemist at UC Irvine, and Organic was my area of specialization. I have also done research in Organic Synthesis. I absolutely love Organic Chemistry, and having the opportunity to teach and tutor it is always an extra special pleasure. Coursework, if interested, includes Organic, Advanced Organic, Advanced Organic Synthesis Lab, Research in Synthetic Organic, Medicinal Chemistry.

GRE,
SAT Math

Raffi has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **13 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## professional efficient and clear teaching

Very easy to work with and student asked for another lesson with Raffi H because he teaches the subject in a style that is clear and she is able to comprehend how to work on the problems herself after the lesson concludes.

Je, 7 lessons with Raffi

## knowledgeable and patient teacher

I recommend Raffi for AP Chemistry, he is very knowledgeable and patient, my daughter has a better understanding now of AP Chemistry thanks to him, will always recommend him for AP Chemistry

Karam, 7 lessons with Raffi

## Patient, very knowledgeable

Raffi is extraordinarily knowledgeable and a very good, kind, patient teacher of Chemistry, having taught AP Chem for many years. He uses his experience to highlight the key aspects of any given concept, but is always willing to go back and review as many times as needed in order for to fully understand and apply the concept in problems. Working with Raffi has increased both my grade and my knowledge of Chemistry, and I give him my highest recommendation.

Richard, 101 lessons with Raffi

## Amazing tutor!!! Extremely knowledgeable and able to communicate the material so effectively!!

Extremely knowledgeable and able to communicate the material so effectively! Could not ask for a better teacher! Very good at multiple subjects. Makes me hopeful for a successful semester ahead and for those to come!

Nayiri, 18 lessons with Raffi

## Great!

Excellent tutor, very clear in his explanations and easy to understand. He went through everything very well. I would highly recommend and he catered to all my needs.

Shanna, 12 lessons with Raffi

## Reminds me a little of Einstein! Refreshingly intelligent, approachable and kind.

My daughter said that Raffi was the best math tutor she's ever had, She is taking AP Math Analysis (Pre-Calculus) as a sophomore, and this is the first year that it's become clear she needs to do more than just finish her homework. I believe that Raffi has the intellect and the infectious enthusiasm to help my daughter become more motivated to realize her potential and see math as a challenge she wants to take on and conquer! Thank you, Raffi.

Caroline, 91 lessons with Raffi

## Very patient, great teaching skills

A great tutor. We went over the test materials a night before the exam and he gave me great tricks and helped me understand the material easily and quickly!

Tamara, 1 lesson with Raffi

## Amazing, Patient and UNDERSTANDING

We went over many topics such as Newman projections, Mechanisms involving halogens and how to differentiate between Cis- and Trans-. He answered ALL of my questions, which made me feel very comfortable on the materials we covered. I definitely will have another tutoring session with him again.

Kimberly, 1 lesson with Raffi

## Wonderful tutor!

Raffi was wonderful! He really made organic chemistry make sense and was very patient! Thank you so much! Now I definitely feel more confident about the course.

Susan, 4 lessons with Raffi