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Peter C.

San Diego, CA


Math and Science tutor - from the Univ. of Cal., San Diego

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3.7 average from 3 ratings

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University of California, San Diego


University of California, San Diego (biochemistrypsycholo)

About Peter

I am a chemistry high school teacher and college tutor in Orange County, California. I teach many different subjects but specialize in chemistry, math and science. I earned a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego with a major in biochemistry and a minor in psychology. I am able to help chemistry and other students do well in their studies by better understanding their school work. I teach students how to complete assignments with accuracy because they truly understand the material. In addition, I help students understand ways to take tests that produce higher grades. I help students learn to make the difficult seem easy, while greatly increasing their understanding and grades. I can help you achieve a higher grade and understanding. I am a chemistry high school teacher and college tutor in Orange County, California. I teach many different subjects but specialize in chemistry, math and science. I earned a Read more

1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 39 miles of San Diego, CA 92101
In-person lessons
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics, Botany, Chemistry, Dentistry, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology, Zoology
Video Production
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, Bar Exam, GED, MCAT,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Dreamweaver, General Computer, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), QuickBooks, Video Production, Web Design
ESL/ESOL, German
American History, Criminal Justice
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
Economics, Law, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
QuickBooks, Tax Preparation

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I have experience both in teaching business/business classes and running several small real world business. I have taught business and business math classes while as a substitute high school teacher in California. I also extensive experience tutoring and teaching various math classes at both the high school and freshman college level here in Montana. The businesses I have owned and operated include four small companies: precious metal brokerage, personal storage facility, hat sales company and temporary employment agency. This real world and teaching/tutor experience gives me the required knowledge to help tutor students in business and business math.


I am qualified to tutor the scientific subjects of the MCAT test (specializing in chemistry) because I have taught and tutored chemistry for many years. I am also qualified because I have tutored several students in the MCAT science subjects within the last several years. My educational background also demonstrates my ability to tutor students because I have a B.A. in biochemistry, and I have taken an older version of the MCAT myself.

Organic Chemistry

I am qualified to tutor organic chemistry because I am an experienced chemistry tutor for both high school and college students; earned a B.A. from the University of California in biology/biochemistry; have taken taken two semesters of organic chemistry, advanced biochemistry and many other related classes and have the ability to make difficult subjects seem easy.

Public Speaking

I have extensive experience in public speaking through my years as a substitute teacher, tutor and involvement with the law. I have spoken to students and adults of all ages and backgrounds and have learned how to adjust my words and thoughts to the appropriate level of the audience. I have also learned how to teach others how to effectively speak in public by working with students in high school English classes. Whether a student needs help in learning what to say to a group or overcoming fear/anxiety when speaking, I can help a would-be speaker how to successfully gain the skills he or she needs to communicate effectively.

Study Skills

Due to my extensive experience as a public school substitute both in California and Montana, and as someone who has had to organize science study materials both as a high school and freshman chemistry tutor, I am able to help students understand how to organize a class cirruculum in a way that allows a student to easily learn the material in a methodical and practical way. Because I have tutored students with diverse backgrounds from honor students to those with learning disabilities, I have developed the ability to help the student self-evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in their ability to learn on their own. I have learned to examine their own particular learning abilities. I help them identify that which prevents them from being successful in their chosen class. For example, in a math or science course it is essential to understand whether a student has the prerequisite math and science skills or whether one needs to review earlier courses. In social science and English classes, a certain level of previously developed reading writing comprehension is needed to understand new material. I help students learn to evaluate their skills, self-correct and then move on to successfully study the new material.

University of California, San Diego


University of California, San Diego (biochemistrypsycholo)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Peter will travel within 39 miles of San Diego, CA 92101.