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Christopher L.

Professional Tutor for What Really Matters to You.

Professional Tutor for What Really Matters to You.

$60/hour

  • 3,240 hours tutoring

  • Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

About Christopher


Bio

Hello. I'm a professional tutor for the greater Orlando area with years of experience. A lot of people do this on the side. This is my profession. My only job is to prepare you to meet your goals.

I have a flexible teaching style that I can adapt to your needs. Do you want to truly master your subject? No problem! Do you need to get your grade and pass your class so you can get on with what you're really interested in? Also not a problem.

I have the broadest subject certification of...

Hello. I'm a professional tutor for the greater Orlando area with years of experience. A lot of people do this on the side. This is my profession. My only job is to prepare you to meet your goals.

I have a flexible teaching style that I can adapt to your needs. Do you want to truly master your subject? No problem! Do you need to get your grade and pass your class so you can get on with what you're really interested in? Also not a problem.

I have the broadest subject certification of any tutor in the Orlando area. Wherever you have decided that you're going in life, I can help you get there.

I specialize in standardized test preparation, math and science.

If you need lessons for an academic math or science course, we will start by identifying gaps in your understanding of the key principles and skills that underlie the subject. Believe it or not, math and science can be easy with the proper focus. People tend to get lost in the details, but everything looks simpler when the details become just different ways to apply key concepts.

Feedback from my students indicates that my instruction consistently exceeds commercial test preparation courses because I can meet you exactly where you're at, rather than being bound by a fixed lesson plan. This means that you will get extra support for your weak spots, and won't have to waste time and money going over things that you are already comfortable with.

My personal education has involved a very broad base in math and the sciences, which has been strengthened by extensive research experience.

You can count on my knowledge and patience.

I look forward to working with you.

Educational Highlights:
-ACS Organic Chemistry Exam - 99th percentile
-ACS Biochemistry Exam - 100th percentile
-CRC Award for Excellence in Chemistry
-ASVAB - 99th percentile in all AFQT sections
-GRE Quantitative Reasoning - 780
-GRE Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology - 860
-PSAT - 1590
-SAT - 1530
-Published scientist in the area of molecular immunology
-Years of tutoring and teaching experience from middle school to graduate students.


Education

Indiana University, South Bend
Biology
University of Notre Dame
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Discount available for multi-hour lessons.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/13/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I've helped a number of people successfully improve their scores on the general GRE exam over the years. When I took it, I scored 680 on the Verbal section, and 780 on the math section. Whatever area you need to improve in, I can help. If you need a better understanding of the material, I can provide that instruction. I can also help you prepare your test taking strategy with an understanding of the structure of the exam and the scoring algorithms used. It's not just a matter of how many questions you answer correctly.
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

General Computer, GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary Science

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a scientist, I have a strong background in mathematics with practical application. That has turned out to be key in the success of my teaching style. An unfortunate side effect of modern mathematics education is that it is structured with the unspoken assumption that you're going to be getting a PhD in math some day. When the theoretical baggage is stripped away, you're going to be amazed at how simple math can be to understand. It's usually just the mastery of a few simple ideas, and learning how to apply them.
Biology,

Biology

My undergraduate degree was in biology, with a minor in biochemistry. I studied a very broad range of subjects, with particular focus on genetics and cell and molecular biology. My theoretical background was strengthened considerably with 5 years of hands on research experience in a Tuberculosis immunology lab at the University of Notre Dame.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am a professional tutor with 5+ years of full time experience, specializing in chemistry education. My science education included heavy emphasis on chemistry, especially biochemistry. As a freshman I received the CRC award for Excellence in Chemistry, and achieved the 99th and 100th percentile on the national ACS Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry exams. I have worked with students nationwide, including students at Stanford, John Hopkins, and other elite universities. I am also comfortable helping out with chemistry topics for standardized exams, including the MCAT, DAT, and the ACS National Exam.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been working with geometry students for several years, and have become very familiar with the curriculum used in Florida. I emphasize a very methodical approach to this particular subject. Only a small handful of key relationships are covered at one time in a typical geometry course, so I make sure the student understands those key relationships first, and then develops the skill to recognize and apply those key relationships in the variety of ways they show up in practice problems.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a scientist, I have a strong background in mathematics with practical application. That has turned out to be key in the success of my teaching style. An unfortunate side effect of modern mathematics education is that it is structured with the unspoken assumption that you're going to be getting a PhD in math some day. When the theoretical baggage is stripped away, you're going to be amazed at how simple math can be to understand. It's usually just the mastery of a few simple ideas, and learning how to apply them.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been working with geometry students for several years, and have become very familiar with the curriculum used in Florida. I emphasize a very methodical approach to this particular subject. Only a small handful of key relationships are covered at one time in a typical geometry course, so I make sure the student understands those key relationships first, and then develops the skill to recognize and apply those key relationships in the variety of ways they show up in practice problems.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a scientist, I have a strong background in mathematics with practical application. That has turned out to be key in the success of my teaching style. An unfortunate side effect of modern mathematics education is that it is structured with the unspoken assumption that you're going to be getting a PhD in math some day. When the theoretical baggage is stripped away, you're going to be amazed at how simple math can be to understand. It's usually just the mastery of a few simple ideas, and learning how to apply them.
Biology,

Biology

My undergraduate degree was in biology, with a minor in biochemistry. I studied a very broad range of subjects, with particular focus on genetics and cell and molecular biology. My theoretical background was strengthened considerably with 5 years of hands on research experience in a Tuberculosis immunology lab at the University of Notre Dame.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am a professional tutor with 5+ years of full time experience, specializing in chemistry education. My science education included heavy emphasis on chemistry, especially biochemistry. As a freshman I received the CRC award for Excellence in Chemistry, and achieved the 99th and 100th percentile on the national ACS Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry exams. I have worked with students nationwide, including students at Stanford, John Hopkins, and other elite universities. I am also comfortable helping out with chemistry topics for standardized exams, including the MCAT, DAT, and the ACS National Exam.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been working with geometry students for several years, and have become very familiar with the curriculum used in Florida. I emphasize a very methodical approach to this particular subject. Only a small handful of key relationships are covered at one time in a typical geometry course, so I make sure the student understands those key relationships first, and then develops the skill to recognize and apply those key relationships in the variety of ways they show up in practice problems.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Precalculus

Science

Biochemistry,

Biochemistry

I am a professional tutor with 5+ years of full time experience, specializing in chemistry education. I minored in biochemistry as an undergraduate, achieving an A in both semesters and the laboratory section. I scored at the 100th percentile on the ACS biochemistry exam. My theoretical knowledge was heavily padded with practical experience with 5 years of research experience in a tuberculosis immunology lab at the University of Notre Dame in which a wide variety of biochemical techniques were necessary for some of the lines of research.
Biology,

Biology

My undergraduate degree was in biology, with a minor in biochemistry. I studied a very broad range of subjects, with particular focus on genetics and cell and molecular biology. My theoretical background was strengthened considerably with 5 years of hands on research experience in a Tuberculosis immunology lab at the University of Notre Dame.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am a professional tutor with 5+ years of full time experience, specializing in chemistry education. My science education included heavy emphasis on chemistry, especially biochemistry. As a freshman I received the CRC award for Excellence in Chemistry, and achieved the 99th and 100th percentile on the national ACS Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry exams. I have worked with students nationwide, including students at Stanford, John Hopkins, and other elite universities. I am also comfortable helping out with chemistry topics for standardized exams, including the MCAT, DAT, and the ACS National Exam.
Dentistry,

Dentistry

I am a professional test prep tutor with 5+ years of experience helping students to prepare for the DAT exam. I scored an AA 26, including perfect 30s in the general chemistry and organic chemistry sections. In addition to my experience working with the DAT, I am also a professional tutor for biology, general chemistry and organic chemistry, which helps to keep my skills sharp. I'm very flexible with my approach, offering everything from quick help on specific topics to developing long term study plans for your entire exam prep.
Genetics,

Genetics

I had a strong undergraduate education in genetics as well as molecular and cellular biology. I also have five years of experience applying those skills in a research setting in which I performed most of the molecular biology and genetics techniques for a tuberculosis immunology lab at the University of Notre Dame.
Microbiology,

Microbiology

In college, I took microbiology and medical microbiology, receiving an A+ in both courses. Professionally, I spent 5 years doing molecular biology in a tuberculosis immunology lab.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I am a professional tutor with 5+ years of full time experience, specializing in chemistry education. As an undergraduate I achieved a score of 99th percentile on the ACS national organic chemistry exam. I have worked with students nationwide, including students at Stanford, John Hopkins, and other elite universities. I am also comfortable helping out with organic chemistry for standardized exams, including the MCAT, DAT, and the ACS National Exam.
ACT Science, Astronomy, Physical Science, Physics

Sports/Recreation

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

I teach judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well as self defense. I no longer compete, but as a teenager I competed and placed 2nd in the USJA national judo championships. I have extensive experience teaching both martial arts, having been an instructor at both Indiana University South Bend and the University of Notre Dame.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

As a scientist, I have a strong background in mathematics with practical application. That has turned out to be key in the success of my teaching style. An unfortunate side effect of modern mathematics education is that it is structured with the unspoken assumption that you're going to be getting a PhD in math some day. When the theoretical baggage is stripped away, you're going to be amazed at how simple math can be to understand. It's usually just the mastery of a few simple ideas, and learning how to apply them.
Biology,

Biology

My undergraduate degree was in biology, with a minor in biochemistry. I studied a very broad range of subjects, with particular focus on genetics and cell and molecular biology. My theoretical background was strengthened considerably with 5 years of hands on research experience in a Tuberculosis immunology lab at the University of Notre Dame.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am a professional tutor with 5+ years of full time experience, specializing in chemistry education. My science education included heavy emphasis on chemistry, especially biochemistry. As a freshman I received the CRC award for Excellence in Chemistry, and achieved the 99th and 100th percentile on the national ACS Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry exams. I have worked with students nationwide, including students at Stanford, John Hopkins, and other elite universities. I am also comfortable helping out with chemistry topics for standardized exams, including the MCAT, DAT, and the ACS National Exam.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have been working with geometry students for several years, and have become very familiar with the curriculum used in Florida. I emphasize a very methodical approach to this particular subject. Only a small handful of key relationships are covered at one time in a typical geometry course, so I make sure the student understands those key relationships first, and then develops the skill to recognize and apply those key relationships in the variety of ways they show up in practice problems.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

I've helped a number of people successfully improve their scores on the general GRE exam over the years. When I took it, I scored 680 on the Verbal section, and 780 on the math section. Whatever area you need to improve in, I can help. If you need a better understanding of the material, I can provide that instruction. I can also help you prepare your test taking strategy with an understanding of the structure of the exam and the scoring algorithms used. It's not just a matter of how many questions you answer correctly.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GMAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (1,054 ratings)
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Reviews


Patient, knowledgeable and kind!!!

Chris was very patient and knows chemistry very well. I had a last minute assignment I needed help with and Chris helped get me through it!!! I already set up another appointment with him!!!

Natasha, 7 lessons with Christopher

Best of the best

Willing to go extra mile to make sure you learn what's correct. Expect the nicest and friendliest tutor on wyzant. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone struggling with Organic Chemistry to see him

Jason, 9 lessons with Christopher

AP Biology

Great character... Very knowledgeable and very patient. Helped my daughter (a HS sophomore in AP biology) -- understand better the material for her classes. I really appreciate his method. Would recommend

Neyda, 1 lesson with Christopher

Awesome Lesson

Christopher was a very good tutor. Provided lots of insight on the subject, and helped me work around E and Z. I feel like I have a much better understanding of the course, and I feel like I will get a good score on my OCHEM final.

George, 2 lessons with Christopher

His knowledge of GRE-style math questions exceeded my expectations

Christopher is not only knowledgeable about math, but also about the GRE specifically. In addition to refreshing your basic math skills, he knows the types of questions asked, common mistakes people make, and teaches the logic to get to the correct answer. With his help, I was able to bring my score from the 43rd to the 63rd percentile in a reasonably short timeframe. If you are struggling to self-teach concepts in preparation for test day, I highly recommend working with Christopher. You will be pleasantly surprised by how much you learn in each session.

Emily, 5 lessons with Christopher

great teacher

Very helpful in drawing and explaining and adding key points on the side. Was able to answer all questions I had.

Olivia, 2 lessons with Christopher

great organic chem teacher

Christopher is quite skilled in teaching organic chemistry. Gave incredibly helpful foundations to some pretty complex topics. I really appreciate his time and flexibility in scheduling something.

Max, 1 lesson with Christopher

The very best out there!

Chris has helped my girls for a couple years with Algebra, pre-calc, and Chem! He is so know,egeable and doesn’t just understand the material but knows how to TEACH it!

Tracey, 94 lessons with Christopher

Good at explaining confusing topics

Always helps me understand concepts and teaches tricks and tips to help approach and solve problems. Number 1 tutor in central Florida area.

Eric, 2 lessons with Christopher
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Christopher L.

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