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Stephen S.

Math and Science Tutor

Math and Science Tutor

$50/hour

  • 186 hours tutoring

  • Hockessin, DE 19707

"Excellent Tutor! Saved My Daughter From an F!"

Susan, 5 lessons with Stephen

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About Stephen


Bio

I have lived overseas and have friends from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.

I'm fluent in German and my native English, and enjoy learning about other cultures and know some Dutch, Swedish, French and Chinese, however, my main area of instruction for tutoring has been in math and science.

I was recognized by the state's teacher competency service with a Recognition of Excellence in Content Knowledge for Chemistry.

I have my Bachelor's in Chemistry and a Master's in...

I have lived overseas and have friends from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.

I'm fluent in German and my native English, and enjoy learning about other cultures and know some Dutch, Swedish, French and Chinese, however, my main area of instruction for tutoring has been in math and science.

I was recognized by the state's teacher competency service with a Recognition of Excellence in Content Knowledge for Chemistry.

I have my Bachelor's in Chemistry and a Master's in Business Administration plus Pennsylvania Teacher Certification in Chemistry with twenty years of tutoring experience in the following subject areas:

Math (Pre Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Pre Calc)

Physical Sciences:

Chemistry (High School and General)
Physics (Middle and High School)

Languages:

ESL
German

SAT Prep


Education

Messiah College
Chemistry
University of Delaware
Masters
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: If less than 24 hours notice is given, one grace cancellation is allowed. However, it it becomes habitual, full hour rate will be charged.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE, Microsoft Excel

Computer

Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm certified to teach ESL through the Literacy Volunteers in the Greater Wilmington area. I have worked mostly with students from South America who were learning English as Second Language and they achieved the first level proficiency in English as a second language. Unfortunately, they moved out of the area and we could not finish the next level. I understand what is is like to learn a foreign language. I am fluent in German and have studied various European languages and have a strong interest in learning about other cultures, but also to share with people American culture and increase their understanding of this culture and the American English we use.
German,

German

I am a Certifed German Teacher in the State of PA.
Grammar, Microsoft Excel

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with 3rd to 6th graders at the elementary level on science, math and reading skills. I have helped my students read at one grade level above the grade they are in and also similar to and often greater gains in their math level proficiency.
Phonics,

Phonics

Being an ESL tutor, I was taught how to teach phonics. Also being a teacher of German and having studied various foreign languages has given me a good grounding in the basics of phonics.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Being a tutor one needs to help students develop good study habits and organizational skills in order to be successful. This grounding can be used in general study skills work. Additionally, I have a PA Certification in Teaching, which included a course on Content Reading. A course that I've found to be extraordinary useful in my tutoring and has helped me teach students how to decode a textbook.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm certified to teach ESL through the Literacy Volunteers in the Greater Wilmington area. I have worked mostly with students from South America who were learning English as Second Language and they achieved the first level proficiency in English as a second language. Unfortunately, they moved out of the area and we could not finish the next level. I understand what is is like to learn a foreign language. I am fluent in German and have studied various European languages and have a strong interest in learning about other cultures, but also to share with people American culture and increase their understanding of this culture and the American English we use.
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

I am certified for both European and World History, and fluent in German with a strong interest in world cultures. I have taken several social science courses in college, which all provide a good basis for being able to tutor social studies.
American History, European History, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified Math Teacher in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am certified to teach Math, Chemistry and German in both Penn. and Delaware.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am a certified Chemistry Teacher.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with 3rd to 6th graders at the elementary level on science, math and reading skills. I have helped my students read at one grade level above the grade they are in and also similar to and often greater gains in their math level proficiency.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm certified to teach ESL through the Literacy Volunteers in the Greater Wilmington area. I have worked mostly with students from South America who were learning English as Second Language and they achieved the first level proficiency in English as a second language. Unfortunately, they moved out of the area and we could not finish the next level. I understand what is is like to learn a foreign language. I am fluent in German and have studied various European languages and have a strong interest in learning about other cultures, but also to share with people American culture and increase their understanding of this culture and the American English we use.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified Math, Chemistry, German and Social Studies teacher in both Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified math instructor for both Pennsylvania and Delaware. I have over 25 years of tutoring experience. Most of that has been in math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Please note I am a certified Math Teacher in PA and have a quarter of a century of tutoring experience in math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified Math Teacher in Pa and Delaware and have been doing SAT Prep for students for two decades. Mr. S.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Being a tutor one needs to help students develop good study habits and organizational skills in order to be successful. This grounding can be used in general study skills work. Additionally, I have a PA Certification in Teaching, which included a course on Content Reading. A course that I've found to be extraordinary useful in my tutoring and has helped me teach students how to decode a textbook.
Calculus, English, Physics, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm certified to teach ESL through the Literacy Volunteers in the Greater Wilmington area. I have worked mostly with students from South America who were learning English as Second Language and they achieved the first level proficiency in English as a second language. Unfortunately, they moved out of the area and we could not finish the next level. I understand what is is like to learn a foreign language. I am fluent in German and have studied various European languages and have a strong interest in learning about other cultures, but also to share with people American culture and increase their understanding of this culture and the American English we use.
German,

German

I am a Certifed German Teacher in the State of PA.
TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified Math Teacher in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am certified to teach Math, Chemistry and German in both Penn. and Delaware.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified Math, Chemistry, German and Social Studies teacher in both Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified math instructor for both Pennsylvania and Delaware. I have over 25 years of tutoring experience. Most of that has been in math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Please note I am a certified Math Teacher in PA and have a quarter of a century of tutoring experience in math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified Math Teacher in Pa and Delaware and have been doing SAT Prep for students for two decades. Mr. S.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I am a certified math teacher (De and Pa).
Calculus, Physics

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified Math Teacher in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am certified to teach Math, Chemistry and German in both Penn. and Delaware.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am a certified Chemistry Teacher.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with 3rd to 6th graders at the elementary level on science, math and reading skills. I have helped my students read at one grade level above the grade they are in and also similar to and often greater gains in their math level proficiency.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm certified to teach ESL through the Literacy Volunteers in the Greater Wilmington area. I have worked mostly with students from South America who were learning English as Second Language and they achieved the first level proficiency in English as a second language. Unfortunately, they moved out of the area and we could not finish the next level. I understand what is is like to learn a foreign language. I am fluent in German and have studied various European languages and have a strong interest in learning about other cultures, but also to share with people American culture and increase their understanding of this culture and the American English we use.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified Math, Chemistry, German and Social Studies teacher in both Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified math instructor for both Pennsylvania and Delaware. I have over 25 years of tutoring experience. Most of that has been in math.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Please note I am a certified Math Teacher in PA and have a quarter of a century of tutoring experience in math.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Being a tutor one needs to help students develop good study habits and organizational skills in order to be successful. This grounding can be used in general study skills work. Additionally, I have a PA Certification in Teaching, which included a course on Content Reading. A course that I've found to be extraordinary useful in my tutoring and has helped me teach students how to decode a textbook.
Calculus, English, Physics, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm certified to teach ESL through the Literacy Volunteers in the Greater Wilmington area. I have worked mostly with students from South America who were learning English as Second Language and they achieved the first level proficiency in English as a second language. Unfortunately, they moved out of the area and we could not finish the next level. I understand what is is like to learn a foreign language. I am fluent in German and have studied various European languages and have a strong interest in learning about other cultures, but also to share with people American culture and increase their understanding of this culture and the American English we use.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Being a tutor one needs to help students develop good study habits and organizational skills in order to be successful. This grounding can be used in general study skills work. Additionally, I have a PA Certification in Teaching, which included a course on Content Reading. A course that I've found to be extraordinary useful in my tutoring and has helped me teach students how to decode a textbook.
Government & Politics

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am a certified Chemistry Teacher.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry.
Physical Science, Physics

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

Being an ESL tutor, I was taught how to teach phonics. Also being a teacher of German and having studied various foreign languages has given me a good grounding in the basics of phonics.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Being a tutor one needs to help students develop good study habits and organizational skills in order to be successful. This grounding can be used in general study skills work. Additionally, I have a PA Certification in Teaching, which included a course on Content Reading. A course that I've found to be extraordinary useful in my tutoring and has helped me teach students how to decode a textbook.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified Math Teacher in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am certified to teach Math, Chemistry and German in both Penn. and Delaware.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am a certified Chemistry Teacher.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with 3rd to 6th graders at the elementary level on science, math and reading skills. I have helped my students read at one grade level above the grade they are in and also similar to and often greater gains in their math level proficiency.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I'm certified to teach ESL through the Literacy Volunteers in the Greater Wilmington area. I have worked mostly with students from South America who were learning English as Second Language and they achieved the first level proficiency in English as a second language. Unfortunately, they moved out of the area and we could not finish the next level. I understand what is is like to learn a foreign language. I am fluent in German and have studied various European languages and have a strong interest in learning about other cultures, but also to share with people American culture and increase their understanding of this culture and the American English we use.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified Math, Chemistry, German and Social Studies teacher in both Delaware and Pennsylvania.
German,

German

I am a Certifed German Teacher in the State of PA.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified Math Teacher in Pa and Delaware and have been doing SAT Prep for students for two decades. Mr. S.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Being a tutor one needs to help students develop good study habits and organizational skills in order to be successful. This grounding can be used in general study skills work. Additionally, I have a PA Certification in Teaching, which included a course on Content Reading. A course that I've found to be extraordinary useful in my tutoring and has helped me teach students how to decode a textbook.
Calculus, GED, Physics, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

Praxis,

Praxis

As you can see I've tutored in many subjects and although I did not need to do so took the Praxis test in Chemistry, for which I received a Recognition of Excellence award for testing in the top 15%. I also scored above the requirement needed for certification for Math in Pennsylvania and Delaware and am working to have Math added to my certification.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified Math Teacher in Pa and Delaware and have been doing SAT Prep for students for two decades. Mr. S.
ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.7 (86 ratings)
5 star
(66)
4 star
(15)
3 star
(4)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Passionate GRE Tutor

Some things are confusing for both Steven and I. He is very passionate about his work and students, however. Thank you

Taylor, 2 lessons with Stephen

Teaches with infectious enthusiasm about the subject

Stephen helped my son organize his study of German II into manageable chunks, and has kept him moving along in his studies to accomplish his goals. Stephen's enthusiasm for German and his knowledge of the language has made this an enjoyable learning experience for my son.

Amy, 4 lessons with Stephen

Helpful and supportive

Keeps up with where student is in class (college level) and works with her accordingly. Provides helpful information and websites for review and practice outside of tutoring. Supportive and able to explain information to make difficult concepts more easily understood.

Karen , 6 lessons with Stephen

Awesome tutor in several subjects!

Steve is very patient and knowledgeable in several subjects. He can help my son with geometry and then help him study for his German test. My son enjoys working with Steve and with just a few sessions my son has improved in several subjects. Steve is very easy to work with and is very prompt. Highly recommend!

Shelley, 12 lessons with Stephen

A Wonderful First Visit

My son had his first tutoring session with Stephen. We were all so pleased. He has a great way of making the student feel at ease and comfortable. Stephen was patient and extremely encouraging. We are sure that he will be of great help!!

Beth, 6 lessons with Stephen

A fantastic tutor

Steve is an amazing tutor. My daughter had one marking period of calculus left before graduation and she was failing. She met with Steve 1-2 times a week and he helped her bring her grade up to an 83 for the marking period, she passed for the year and graduated. Steve worked with her, determined what her problems were and addressed them while working on improving her confidence in her abilities. Steve is also very pleasant, personable, professional, and he kept us informed of her progress after every session. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who needs tutoring.

Patricia, 10 lessons with Stephen

Very Helpful, Flexible, and Caring Tutor

Steve has been working with my son since mid-year and we've noticed a significant improvement not only in his grades but also in his confidence with Algebra II. Steve works very hard to ensure that the student understands the logic of the concept and how to study independently. He builds confidence with each lesson and is very supportive. It is great to have a tutor who really cares about long term success and is willing to assist in any way possible. As Spring sports kicked off we had to juggle dates around and Steve was very flexible helping us find a solution. We really appreciate the effort Steve has provided as a responsible tutor.

Sherrie, 21 lessons with Stephen

Relaxed and collaborative

Stephen and I met at a mutually convenient location. He set the tone for a comfortable learning session. Together, we worked through some of the problems I had been having.

Julie, 1 lesson with Stephen

A big help

Stephen has really helped my 7th grade son feel more confident with beginning Algebra, and better yet, my son enjoys the tutoring sessions. Thanks!

Robin, 10 lessons with Stephen

$50/hour

Stephen S.

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