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Nikolay M.

A skill to study with a passion to knowledge can get one anywhere

A skill to study with a passion to knowledge can get one anywhere

$60/hour

  • 1,088 hours tutoring

About Nikolay


Bio

I have a passion in sharing the knowledge and helping others to master new concepts. I am a full-time professional engineer for the last 6 years after graduating from the PhD Program in Chemistry at Rice University. In graduate school I had a lot of experience working as Teaching Assistant, Discussion Leader and Problem Solving Session Leader. I will be more than happy to help others to get on track with their education and to prepare them to face new academic and professional...

I have a passion in sharing the knowledge and helping others to master new concepts. I am a full-time professional engineer for the last 6 years after graduating from the PhD Program in Chemistry at Rice University. In graduate school I had a lot of experience working as Teaching Assistant, Discussion Leader and Problem Solving Session Leader. I will be more than happy to help others to get on track with their education and to prepare them to face new academic and professional challenges.

I have been through multiple difficult math and physics classes myself and have a complete understanding of their challenges. The best teachers I ever had always encouraged the independent thinking and developed a diversity of methods to solve problems. The most important skill for a teacher is not to be able to present a solution for a problem or repeat the textbook knowledge, but to be able to reflect to himself the student's point of view and to see the problem with the student's eyes.

Individual guidance through the field of study is the key for the profound understanding of any complex subject, it encourages a student to go above and beyond in their studies and teaches the best skill one can learn - a skill to self-study.


Education

Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)
Chemistry
Rice University
Masters
Rice University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Dear students, my rate is high, but so is my commitment to quality. My rate is subject-dependent. Please, feel free to contact me to discuss what you need help with, and the terms of our work.
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/19/2019

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

I have a lot of AI experience preparing scientific research illustrations meeting the strictest publishing standards

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I am helping others to get most out the Excel, which can be applied in every modern field related to data, information, and knowledge management.
Project Management,

Project Management

I am a certified PMP exceeding the target knowledge in multiple areas on the Project Management by PMI.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have a lot of AI experience preparing scientific research illustrations meeting the strictest publishing standards
C,

C

I have been mastering C for many years starting from DOS Platforms (Quick C, Turbo C, Borland C) to more advanced ones on Unix (GCC/GCC+) and Windows (Visual C, C++ Builder). I also have to offer a deep understanding of the computer architecture and techniques of creating fast and efficient code from basic computations to complex databases and multithreaded applications.
C++,

C++

I have experience with multiple GCC+/C++ Builder/Visual C++ creating 100% portable C++ code, with custom namespaces and complex class hierarchies using C++/STL for DOS/Windows/Unix. I learned it from Bjarne Stroustrup's classic book and I can help to learn best C++ practices and to get a student on the track to mastering C++.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have been doing and teaching various aspects of programming related to my STEM educational and professional experience
Java,

Java

I have been successfully helping others to understand OOP and Java as well as the mathematical concepts behind them
JQuery,

JQuery

As an experienced developer I have been using JQuery as the frontend in the several last projects to build a rich UI based on HTML and CSS. In addition to JQuery I would like to offer deep understanding of Web technologies from the lowest levels to the most abstract ones.
Linux,

Linux

I had a vast Unix/Linux experience in the grad school research environment. I have successfully taught Linux through WyzAnt.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have a lot on hands-on MATLAB experience from my grad school and professional career. From complex matrix/array manipulations, to handling equipment-specific binary data, to 3D-modeling and animations, building GUI. I am a full-time professional engineer for the last 6 years after graduating from the PhD Program in Chemistry at Rice University. I will be happy to share my knowledge and experience.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I am helping others to get most out the Excel, which can be applied in every modern field related to data, information, and knowledge management.
Networking (Computer),

Networking (Computer)

I have successfully passed a Hurricane Electric certification for IPv6, which involves both, theoretical knowledge and a practical setup of IPv6 services. This is only an addition to the vast IPv4 networking experience I gained over the years.
Perl,

Perl

I have recently responded to an urgent Perl tutoring request, successfully taught a session, and a student is asking when I am available this Saturday in case he has questions. In general I have a lot experience with programming languages. PERL was one of the first I learned on Unix many years ago.
Python,

Python

I am using Python very intensively at work, using many advanced specific techniques such as list comprehensions. Beside the common library features I am also experienced with lambda-functions, classes, and module development.
SQL,

SQL

I am helping people to get a grasp on SQL, which is a must have skill these days in any area related to data.
UNIX,

UNIX

I have recently taught a Linux class, but I also have a vast Unix experience running FreeBSD servers, including the one at home, which powers my personal IPv6 segment.
General Computer, HTML, JavaScript, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I have experience with multiple GCC+/C++ Builder/Visual C++ creating 100% portable C++ code, with custom namespaces and complex class hierarchies using C++/STL for DOS/Windows/Unix. I learned it from Bjarne Stroustrup's classic book and I can help to learn best C++ practices and to get a student on the track to mastering C++.
Java,

Java

I have been successfully helping others to understand OOP and Java as well as the mathematical concepts behind them
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I am helping others to get most out the Excel, which can be applied in every modern field related to data, information, and knowledge management.
Networking (Computer),

Networking (Computer)

I have successfully passed a Hurricane Electric certification for IPv6, which involves both, theoretical knowledge and a practical setup of IPv6 services. This is only an addition to the vast IPv4 networking experience I gained over the years.
Russian,

Russian

I am a native Russian speaker, proficient and fluent in English. I also have a very deep understanding of my native Russian language structure and use the structural approach towards understanding English. I am capable of explaining every aspect of Russian to a person willing to learn it.
SQL,

SQL

I am helping people to get a grasp on SQL, which is a must have skill these days in any area related to data.
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Deep understanding of the algebra concepts, experience with their practical applications and leading groups of college students through problem solving.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have deep understanding of algebra concepts and a lot of practical experience using them. Through the years of study and research I have aiming for a deep understanding of thr subject and I have been working with people with different backgrounds, so explaining and teaching was a very common thing. In grad school I worked as teaching assistant, discussion leader and problem solving session leader with very positive student's feedback.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have many College/Grad school level classes with excellent grades in my diplomas including Calculus and related subjects. I was a TA in Physical Chemistry class, where I often had to take a role of Calculus teacher, since not every student took Calculus before.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in Chemistry and vast experience as a TA and discussion leader
Physics,

Physics

PhD in Physical Chemistry. TA, discussion leader.
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Language

Russian

Russian

I am a native Russian speaker, proficient and fluent in English. I also have a very deep understanding of my native Russian language structure and use the structural approach towards understanding English. I am capable of explaining every aspect of Russian to a person willing to learn it.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Deep understanding of the algebra concepts, experience with their practical applications and leading groups of college students through problem solving.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have deep understanding of algebra concepts and a lot of practical experience using them. Through the years of study and research I have aiming for a deep understanding of thr subject and I have been working with people with different backgrounds, so explaining and teaching was a very common thing. In grad school I worked as teaching assistant, discussion leader and problem solving session leader with very positive student's feedback.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have many College/Grad school level classes with excellent grades in my diplomas including Calculus and related subjects. I was a TA in Physical Chemistry class, where I often had to take a role of Calculus teacher, since not every student took Calculus before.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have been through a very intense training on math-related subjects. On the application side I have quantum chemistry and physics, that use the differential equations very heavily. I can provide my transcripts along with the original research work I have done in my PhD career.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have graduated from the best college in Russia with a very intense math program, which included linear algebra. I have quantum chemistry and group theory classes successfully completed on my transcript from Rice University. I have published several research papers with heavy matrix algebra involved.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have a lot on hands-on MATLAB experience from my grad school and professional career. From complex matrix/array manipulations, to handling equipment-specific binary data, to 3D-modeling and animations, building GUI. I am a full-time professional engineer for the last 6 years after graduating from the PhD Program in Chemistry at Rice University. I will be happy to share my knowledge and experience.
Physics,

Physics

PhD in Physical Chemistry. TA, discussion leader.
Probability,

Probability

Probability and combinatorics is the essential skill that I am helping others to grasp on.
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Deep understanding of the algebra concepts, experience with their practical applications and leading groups of college students through problem solving.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have deep understanding of algebra concepts and a lot of practical experience using them. Through the years of study and research I have aiming for a deep understanding of thr subject and I have been working with people with different backgrounds, so explaining and teaching was a very common thing. In grad school I worked as teaching assistant, discussion leader and problem solving session leader with very positive student's feedback.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have many College/Grad school level classes with excellent grades in my diplomas including Calculus and related subjects. I was a TA in Physical Chemistry class, where I often had to take a role of Calculus teacher, since not every student took Calculus before.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in Chemistry and vast experience as a TA and discussion leader
Physics,

Physics

PhD in Physical Chemistry. TA, discussion leader.
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in Chemistry and vast experience as a TA and discussion leader
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

I have earned a PhD in Chemistry and successfully worked as tutor for various chemistry levels
Physics,

Physics

PhD in Physical Chemistry. TA, discussion leader.
Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Deep understanding of the algebra concepts, experience with their practical applications and leading groups of college students through problem solving.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have deep understanding of algebra concepts and a lot of practical experience using them. Through the years of study and research I have aiming for a deep understanding of thr subject and I have been working with people with different backgrounds, so explaining and teaching was a very common thing. In grad school I worked as teaching assistant, discussion leader and problem solving session leader with very positive student's feedback.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have many College/Grad school level classes with excellent grades in my diplomas including Calculus and related subjects. I was a TA in Physical Chemistry class, where I often had to take a role of Calculus teacher, since not every student took Calculus before.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in Chemistry and vast experience as a TA and discussion leader
Physics,

Physics

PhD in Physical Chemistry. TA, discussion leader.
Russian,

Russian

I am a native Russian speaker, proficient and fluent in English. I also have a very deep understanding of my native Russian language structure and use the structural approach towards understanding English. I am capable of explaining every aspect of Russian to a person willing to learn it.
Geometry

Examples of Expertise


Nikolay has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (445 ratings)
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Reviews

very knowledgeable in quantum chemistry

He pieced together what i didn’t understand and he was very helpful in clearing difficult to understand concepts and apply them

Diana, 7 lessons with Nikolay

very knowledgeable in quantum chemistry

He pieced together what i didn’t understand and he was very helpful in clearing difficult to understand concepts and apply them

Diana, 7 lessons with Nikolay

Great Excel knowledge

He knows a lot about Excel. I liked that he was able to look ahead to the next step, and know what was coming. He taught me a few short cuts as well. We worked on a big homework assignment, and he was very patient.

Matt, 1 lesson with Nikolay

Excellent programmer

Templates and Linked List programming to create a List Data structure. Create a class and pass the class several types of data. Nikolay was an excellent teacher and tutor couldn't have done this without him.

Phillip, 1 lesson with Nikolay

Awesome!

I would definitely recommend Nikolay. He responded quick and understood what I was asking. He definitely knows his stuff and was able to simplify the complex solutions so I could understand. Wish I would have contacted him much earlier.

Sean, 1 lesson with Nikolay

Chemistry

Excellent tutor! Very helpful chemistry review right before a big test. He was responsive to our requests and extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend.

Marnie, 5 lessons with Nikolay

Knowledgeable, patient and kind!

Nikolay helped me out with a bunch of material for a hard class I have coming up. I don't have the textbook yet, but he was able to help me with a lot of the material from memory with just a syllabus. I was really impressed.

Erik, 1 lesson with Nikolay

Great Teacher

Takes the time to explain things when I am confused. VERY knowledgeable and quick to solve problems. I've learned something new every time I've worked with him.

Christine, 3 lessons with Nikolay

Great instructor

I’ve had Nikolay tutor me so many times and it’s always so helpful. He goes through each step and I understand my projects more because of how he teaches!

Nicole, 11 lessons with Nikolay

The best tutor

Nikolay answered very quickly and helped me with an Operating Systems assignment on a very short notice. He is very reliable, so knowledgeable and patient- I wish all my professors were like him! He is now my to-go tutor and would highly recommend him to everyone.

Eliza, 1 lesson with Nikolay
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$60/hour

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