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Christopher S.

Professionally Trained Math and Physics Tutor

Professionally Trained Math and Physics Tutor

$50/hour

About Christopher


Bio

Hello, I’m Christopher. I have received extensive mathematics and physics tutor training equivalent to a level 2 CRLA certification, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC Riverside with a bachelor’s in Physics, I received a Master’s in Physics from UC Riverside, and I’ve been trained as a TA at UC Riverside as well. I have had a long academic journey that has been joyfully accented by tutoring throughout my educational career.

I started tutoring as an undergraduate at my community college,...

Hello, I’m Christopher. I have received extensive mathematics and physics tutor training equivalent to a level 2 CRLA certification, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC Riverside with a bachelor’s in Physics, I received a Master’s in Physics from UC Riverside, and I’ve been trained as a TA at UC Riverside as well. I have had a long academic journey that has been joyfully accented by tutoring throughout my educational career.

I started tutoring as an undergraduate at my community college, Crafton Hills, and continued working there for nearly 4 years because I loved the environment of learning so much. I was part of a collaborative team of mathematics tutors that worked on a walk in basis. Students would come in and raise their hands when they needed help. I would walk around the tutoring center to check in on the students and be available whenever someone needed assistance. The collaboration with other tutors was insightful and challenging as I learned how to better approach problems and teach the diverse student population that would walk through our doors more effectively. I taught all levels of mathematics available at Crafton Hills, from Algebra 2 through Differential Equations. Because of my success as a tutor, and affinity for Physics, I was later asked to TA at Crafton Hills for the Physics classes available there.

After transferring to UC Riverside from Crafton Hills I continued to look for tutoring opportunities. I soon found work at The Landing Pad, an upstart tutoring business designed to help 5th-12th grade students in the Riverside community. Math and Physics were my primary concern at this location, but I also taught computer programming. Soon I graduated from UC Riverside and then started graduate school where I work as a TA in the physics department. I received my Master’s in Physics and I’m on track to earn my PhD as well.

With this knowledge and experience behind me I’ve thought about what my job as a tutor should be. My primary concern is to improve the knowledge of my students through examples, worksheets, and practice exams for the subject at hand. However, I believe that creating self-sufficient students, thereby eliminating the need for my expertise, is of equal importance. I attempt to achieve this by allowing the students to struggle slightly under my supervision. We must work our brains if they are to grow. I attempt to guide students in finding solutions to problems by searching the text for their class. I work to teach them how to find information through the content and index pages. My goal is to supplement existing instruction, not introduce material.

My primary focus will always be the success of the student. 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 $50/hr for online or face-to-face lessons. Please contact me for any additional details!

I look forward to hearing from you!


Education

University of California Riverside, Physics
Bachelor's
University of California Riverside, Physics
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Discounts may be available for tutoring with groups of 3 or more (rate per person may decrease). Ask me about current group rates.
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Riverside, CA 92507
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/7/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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.
Physics,

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,

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,

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

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.

Math

ACT Math,

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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.
Physics,

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,

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

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.

Science

Physics

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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.
Physics,

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.
SAT Math

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.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

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.
SAT Math

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.

Examples of Expertise


Christopher has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 23 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great tutor

Chris is patient and understands the theory and concepts behind the physics. He is able to explain the problems very well, I was failing my physics class and ended up getting a B.

Curtis, 2 lessons with Christopher

Great tutor

Chris was very helpful in my need to understand algebra 2. I did not have the opportunity to work with him for more than 4 weeks, though that does not mean he didn't help me achieve my goal. In just 3 weeks he was able to help me pass a 4-hour test with a B as well as helping me prepare for my final. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a patient, kind, and helpful tutor. If I should need more tutoring in future classes, I will definitely be returning to him.

Analise, 4 lessons with Christopher

Knowledgeable, flexible, patient

My daughter was able to do very well in her finals and raise her calculus grade higher than expected. We really appreciate her tutoring sessions with Chris and look forward to working together again next semester.

Shirley, 13 lessons with Christopher

Knowledgeable & patient

Very pleased with tutoring results. My daughter was struggling in her high school physics class & failed the first two tests. Christopher has been very knowledgeable & patient with her. I am very pleased to say she is now beginning to understand the subject with the the help of Christopher & she aced her last test!

JoNette, 7 lessons with Christopher

Highly recommended!

Great tutor! Christopher was very patient, kind, and humble! Especially when I struggled with word problems he even explained the problem 2-4 times until I was able to understand it! Highly recommended!

Cinnamin, 1 lesson with Christopher

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, 8 lessons with Christopher
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