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Clark M.

Santa Clara, CA

$98/hour

Clark - Math/Science Tutor

900+ Hours
4.9 average from 243 ratings
Very thorough and understanding (written by my son)
— Padma, Sunnyvale, CA on 2/16/15

$98/Hour


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University of California, Berkeley
Chemistry
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Chemistry)

Northwestern University (Master's)

About Clark

I am a bay area graduate (UC Berkeley) who has loved the learning process all my life. I have used my math and science skills throughout my engineering career, and enjoy engaging others in the learning process. Seeing a student smile as they begin to understand a difficult topic is very rewarding.

I specialize in tutoring chemistry, math, and physics to help students achieve success in school, and on the various standardized tests. My goal is not only to help the student learn, but create an interest in the subject as well, as I have found that interest and curiosity are the best motivators. I try to challenge students to do their best, without overwhelming them.

I expect the best from myself, and I will not charge for any lesson with which the student, or parent is not completely satisfied.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies.
I am a bay area graduate (UC Berkeley) who has loved the learning process all my life. I have used my math and science skills throughout my engineering career, and enjoy engaging others in the learning process. Seeing a student smile as they begin to understand a difficult topic is very rewarding.

I specialize in tutoring chemistry,
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Group rates: $60/hr each for two students, $50/hr each for 3 or more students

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Santa Clara, CA 95050
Background Check: Passed

"Very thorough and understanding (written by my son)"

- Padma, Sunnyvale, CA on 2/16/15

"Great First Session"

- Bobby, San Jose, CA on 6/9/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Kavitha, San Jose, CA on 8/22/16

"Makes it clear- patient and understands subject matter!"

- Kristina, Palo Alto, CA on 5/30/16

"Explains well"

- Evan, San Jose, CA on 2/7/16

"Knowleadgable and patient tutor"

- Gloria, Sunnyvale, CA on 12/12/15

"Knowlageable and patient tutor"

- Shubhangi, Fremont, CA on 11/1/15

"Knowledgeable, friendly, patient and punctual."

- Forrest, San Jose, CA on 10/21/15

"Very patient, and great at explaining every step"

- Jane, Campbell, CA on 10/14/15

"AP Chemistry"

- Greg, Sunnyvale, CA on 10/8/15

"Very knowledgeable and helpful"

- Mason, San Jose, CA on 9/17/15

"friendly and nice"

- Sandhya, Sunnyvale, CA on 9/3/15

"Very helpful"

- Spencer, San Jose, CA on 8/12/15

"5 star, knowledgeable, patient and flexible"

- Joanna, San Jose, CA on 6/3/15

"Knowledgeable and patient communicator"

- Jim, Santa Clara, CA on 6/1/15

"Very Knowledgable and Helpful"

- Kinjal, Cupertino, CA on 11/15/14

"Patient, Reliable, and Excellent Teaching Skills"

- Yuan, Saratoga, CA on 4/29/14

"Great Chemistry Tutor"

- Avinash, Saratoga, CA on 4/14/14

"I lucked out with Clark M."

- Belle, Milpitas, CA on 1/7/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, Common Core,
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Sports/Recreation:
Bridge

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I have taught algebra 1 to several students who were being home schooled. In addition to teaching, I administered tests to these students, and wrote evaluations for each student. The evaluations followed the common core guidelines.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I am currently working with three students who have moderate/severe autism. These students point to letters/symbols on a board to communicate with a communication partner. I am also working with one student to become the communication partner, currently using air prompts in combination with the communication board.

Bridge

I have played bridge since I was ten years old. For the last thirty years I have played regularly in tournaments up to and including the national level. I enjoy the challenge of communicating with a very restricted language in either the bidding or the play.

Chemistry

I am a UC Berkeley graduate with a BS degree in Chemistry. I have a masters degree in inorganic chemistry from Northwestern University. I have continued to use math, and chemistry in my engineering career building scientific instruments for chemistry research (NMR probes). I also enjoy mathematical puzzles and games.

Common Core

I have taught pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry to students being home schooled. We followed curricula based on the common core standards. I also wrote evaluations for these students that reference the common core goals for each course.

Logic

I have used logic throughout my scientific career as a hardware engineer. I also took a professional course on digital logic/electronics. The knowledge gained in this course has been very helpful to me working in the scientific instruments field.

Organic Chemistry

I am a chemistry graduate from UC Berkeley. My studies included an advanced organic course and an advanced organic laboratory course in addition to the normal organic chemistry class. I also have a masters degree in inorganic chemistry from Northwestern university. I have continued to use organic chemistry in my career building NMR probes which are usually used on organic molecules.

Physics

I have worked with students taking honors physics, AP physics, and college physics. I used the principles of physics extensively while I was working as a hardware engineer. Now, as a tutor, I am able to relate real world situations to the material being learned.

University of California, Berkeley
Chemistry
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Chemistry)

Northwestern University (Master's)

Very thorough and understanding (written by my son)

I have been tutoring with Clark for Organic chemistry for a few months now, and am very happy to be learning from him. He is very knowledgeable on the subject and if I ask him to go over a certain part he goes into detail regarding that part. He knows how much to go into and asks me if I want more detail requiring certain parts. Organic chemistry is a hard subject which requires lots of memorizati

— Padma, Sunnyvale, CA on 2/16/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $98.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Group rates: $60/hr each for two students, $50/hr each for 3 or more students

Travel policy

Clark will travel within 15 miles of Santa Clara, CA 95050.