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Christopher A.

Norwalk, CT


Tutor Expert in ACT, SAT, Math, Writing, Excel, Study Skills and More

Background check passed as of 5/29/15
5.0 average from 444 ratings
Just wonderful
— Hilary, Greenwich, CT on 8/13/15

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Pitzer College


Pitzer College (Economics)

About Christopher

I have been tutoring Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, English, Writing, Philosophy, SAT, ACT, Grade school math and English as well as MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) for over three years; there is nothing I enjoy more than watching my students succeed.

I create a relaxed environment for my students in order to make the work stress free and enjoyable. My goal is to make the coursework fun for the student by finding an approach to learning that works best based on their unique characteristics. Being able to empathize with students in order to understand where their challenges lie and patient in helping them overcome those hurdles is where I excel. By exploring different approaches to difficult concepts I break them into manageable pieces that fit with each students prior experience which make learning approachable rather than overwhelming. Behind every concept we have yet to master there is a myth in our mind about what it entails. Demystifying through creativity and humor allows my students to overcome a combination of fear, frustration and/or complacency that we all experience at some point while learning.

I have tutored dozens of students in the SAT and ACT and have helped them all increase their scores with most increasing their SAT score at least 100 points and some by over 400 points and on the ACT most by over 4 points and some by over 8 points. These are very difficult tests designed to be difficult to improve on. All of my students who gave themselves plenty of time to prepare and followed through on their promise to work on their own have seen significant score improvements. I have helped graduate students write Psychology and various other papers, college students write papers in all subjects, high school students with essays and college essays and all age groups with creative writing. I have helped dozens of college statistics students pass statistics and high school students with Algebra, Geometry, English, History and Science. I have also worked with numerous students on developing study skills; helping them find the fun in school as well as helping with their organization skills and approach to homework.

Previous to working as a tutor I worked for five years as a Reporting Analyst for an online marketing firm. I worked extensively in Excel, PowerPoint and Access and trained staff in their use. I am an expert in MS Office, in particular Excel. I am well versed in everything in Excel but in particular using formulas, pivot tables and macros to automate complex tasks related to correcting, organizing, analyzing and presenting large amounts of data. I am also an expert at creating PowerPoint presentations and managing databases in Access.

I graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Pitzer College in 2006 and, as I previously mentioned worked for five years working as a reporting analyst focusing mostly on Excel. I started tutoring in 2012 as a way to gain more free time to pursue my passion in writing and found that I have a passion for teaching. I started with Excel but quickly decided to re-learn other subjects having previously been a strong student and test taker. I currently work as a freelance screenwriter and tutor. I am passionate about both and feel lucky to be able to be an influence on my students lives.
I have been tutoring Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, English, Read more

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Travels within 40 miles of Norwalk, CT 06851
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"Just wonderful "

- Hilary, Greenwich, CT on 8/13/15

"Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable tutor"

- Thomas , Weston, CT on 10/27/15

"Knowledgable and Experienced Tutor"

- Bernt, Greenwich, CT on 10/16/15

"Patience and encouragement"

- Maggie, Scarsdale, NY on 9/13/15

"Great tutor "

- Shannon, Yonkers, NY on 12/3/14

"Makes things very clear"

- Frances, Greenwich, CT on 11/4/14

"Patient, Focused, Wide Range of Knowledge"

- David, Scarsdale, NY on 10/17/14

"Very Happy"

- Mark, Stamford, CT on 9/29/14

"Very nice and patient."

- Hannah, Stamford, CT on 11/27/13

"Great tutor"

- Stephanie, Stamford, CT on 11/25/13

"everything about Christopher was excellent. Easy to reach and and very good tutor"

- Rick, New Canaan, CT on 9/11/13

"Amazing Tutor"

- Mary, Darien, CT on 7/22/13

"Great Tutor"

- Soumaya, Stratford, CT on 9/17/12

"Highly Professional and Very Patient!"

- Eve, Carlstadt, NJ on 9/5/12

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Sara, Brooklyn, NY on 8/7/12
ACT Science, Philosophy
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Science, GED,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,

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Graduated with B.A. in Economics, with strong background in accounting and corporate finance. Worked in finance industry after graduating and also have extensive experience as a personal investor. I currently tutor accounting and related subjects.

ACT Math

I have a strong background in math and English with a degree in Economics and have been tutoring the SAT for over two years. I have extensive knowledge of the testing strategies needed to make the ACT fun and easy. I work with students to find areas that need strengthening then work patiently with them to hone their skills. Successful test preparation is largely about demystifying the test through time spent learning the correct approach which I have years of experience doing, with that confidence students can achieve any score they set their minds to.

Algebra 1

Experienced at tutoring Algebra and Algebra for the SAT, I have a strong background in math from a degree in Economics to a 700 on the math section of the SAT in high school.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught children ages 6 and up math, grammar, writing and history. I work with them to develop the study habits and organization so that learning can be a fun and rewarding experience. I have taught basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as fractions and various other math rules. I have also helped students work on essays, book reports, projects and grammar rules.

Elementary Math

I have a strong background in math and have experience as a camp counselor with campers as young as 8.


I am an experienced teacher in English with a strong background achieved through a degree in Economics and business writing as a reporting analyst for five years.


I am an experienced English teacher with a passion for language, I enjoy helping people learn English as a second language.


I have a degree in Economics and have experience tutoring all levels of high school math and English.

General Computer

I am experienced with Windows: getting rid of viruses, organizing files, customizing settings and managing internet networks.


I am an experienced math and SAT tutor with a strong background in geometry.

Microsoft Access

I have over four years experience working as a reporting analyst, which included extensive work designing and maintaining databases in MS Office Access. I have expertise in the design and creation of forms, the creation of all query types, relationship management, as well as joining tables. I have experience inputting data from various sources as well as exporting data from Access.

Microsoft Excel

I have advanced expertise in Excel having worked extensively in it automating data collection, analysis and reports as a reporting analyst for the last four years. I have advanced skills in nested, lookup, array, logical and conditional formulas. I am also advanced in pivot tables and writing macros. I have worked extensively with Access and PowerPoint and have a lot of experience linking them with Excel.

I am an expert in all other functionalities of Excel including: merging, text wrapping, hiding columns and rows, sorting data and all formatting types including dates.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have four years of experience putting together PowerPoint presentations as a reporting analyst for financial and marketing firms.

Microsoft Word

I am a heavy user of Word since high school, expertise in use and formatting gained through extensive Resume writing, business reports and research papers.


Have taken a number of college courses on philosophy, have written lengthy essays on it and enjoy talking and writing about it.


I am an experienced math tutor with expertise in algebra and prealgebra.


I have a background in Economics and extensive experience with probability along with related math subjects.


I have a lot of experience proofreading from writing research papers in college and business summaries for five years as a reporting analyst.


I love to read; some of my favorites are Russian literature and Ernest Hemingway. I have taught reading comprehension, and it is one of my favorite subjects to teach.

SAT Math

I have helped over a dozen students over the last three years improve their SAT math scores by over 100 points with some achieving a more than 200 point improvement. There are clear types of questions the math section of the SAT repeatedly asks. The first step to mastering the test is to know how to do each type, the next and most often neglected step is to know how to do each type with ease and the last step is to be able to quickly recognize each type and apply the techniques necessary for solving them. My method for achieving this is to explain the concepts multiple ways to find the one that makes most sense to the student. Then I have students repeatedly do each type until they become commonplace. Last, I have them do as many practice tests as possible so they learn to apply the concepts utilizing time management. By repeating each question type rather than doing one and moving one I ensure that the concept sticks in the student's mind. By repeatedly taking practice tests students earn the confidence they need on testing day to perform their best.

SAT Reading

Strong English SAT score when I originally took the test, taught English in college and currently teach the SAT. With a focus on strategy and developing fundamentals I have helped students significantly improve their scores.

SAT Writing

Strong English SAT score when I originally took the test, taught English in college and currently teach the SAT. I really enjoy writing and teaching writing and focus on helping students develop technique and find their voice.


I have a bachelors degree in Economics and have extensive experience in Statistics. In particular, I have experience tutoring beginning and intermediate level college statistics courses with subjects such as T and Z tests as well as expertise in using Excel and DDXL.

Study Skills

I have a B.A. in Economics and have worked for five years as a reporting analyst. I currently tutor Statistics, Algebra and MS Office to children and adults so I have experience helping people develop better study habits and a professional approach to accomplishing their goals. I believe the best approach to improving studying skills is to set specific goals and develop an organized approach to accomplishing them. One way I like to facilitate this approach is to try to help the person find something he/she enjoys in the subject, in order to help motivate him/her.


I have experience tutoring all subjects on the test and currently tutor students in similar exams. I have extensive experience helping students with paragraph comprehension and making inferences and conclusions from passages. I am expert in and have tutored metric conversions, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, and ratios. I have also been tutoring Algebra and Geometry for over two years. I have strong background knowledge in general science concepts including biology, astronomy and chemistry. I have tutored the critical reasoning skills necessary for the test for over two years as a SAT tutor. I have tutored verbal, reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar as a SAT tutor for two years and have helped dozens of students significantly improve their standardized testing scores.


I am an experienced teacher of English with a passion for language, and I enjoy helping people learn English.


I have a lengthy background in English which included teaching English to high school students while I was in college. I have an extensive vocabulary built up over the years as a voracious reader.


I have always enjoyed creative writing in college, and I also have experience writing lengthy research and thesis papers. I worked for five years as a reporting analyst, so I also have experience writing business analysis summaries.

Pitzer College


Pitzer College (Economics)

Just wonderful — It's difficult to even express how grateful I am for the time I spent with Christopher- the irony being that, with his help, my words could undoubtedly be more confident and precise. Over 6 weeks, Christopher managed to teach me a subject that was previously- despite alternate intervention and endless review- impenetrable. Patient, kind, and brilliant, I can think of no one more qualified for teac ...

— Hilary, Greenwich, CT on 8/13/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $125.00

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Christopher will travel within 40 miles of Norwalk, CT 06851.

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