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Brian C.

Ph.D. Physicist to teach Math and Science Concepts for Life

Ph.D. Physicist to teach Math and Science Concepts for Life

$80/hour

  • 346 hours tutoring

  • River North Chicago, IL 60654

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About Brian


Bio

Through years of tutoring during my college days, and years of being a coach and mentor during my professional career, I learned that understanding the basic concept is much more important than just knowing how to solve a particular problem. Once you have a grasp of the basic concept and gain the insight, you not only improve your scores and grades, you get to appreciate the beauty of math and science and remember the concepts for life. You become a curious person and a life-long learner. I w...

Through years of tutoring during my college days, and years of being a coach and mentor during my professional career, I learned that understanding the basic concept is much more important than just knowing how to solve a particular problem. Once you have a grasp of the basic concept and gain the insight, you not only improve your scores and grades, you get to appreciate the beauty of math and science and remember the concepts for life. You become a curious person and a life-long learner. I want to be your partner in that path.

I earned my Master from MIT and my Ph.D. from Notre Dame in theoretical physics and I love math and physics. Getting a good education is the most important task for a youngster. It very much determines one's future career. I want to help you in that process. I am a patient and good listener. As your tutor, I view your success and failure as mine. Let us take that journey together.


Education

National Taiwan University
Physics
University of Notre Dame, IN
PhD
Massachusetts Institue of Technology (MIT)
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60654
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/17/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT

GMAT

GMAT is very important for getting into a good MBA program. Therefore, you need a tutor who had taken GMAT before and enrolled in a top MBA program (the Univ. of Chicago MBA program.) I know how to help you prepare for the GMAT test, especially if you are weak in the area of quantitative reasoning and analysis. I, being a physicist, am steeped in math of all areas. I can help you in understanding the math reasoning and in tackling quantitative problems. We will start with a good test preparation book, such as the one by GMAC or Kaplan. We will continue to drill on practice problems and I will point out the mistakes you have made and explain the correct ways of thinking about and solving the problem. Over time, you will steadily improve your scores with discipline and practice.

Corporate Training

GMAT

GMAT

GMAT is very important for getting into a good MBA program. Therefore, you need a tutor who had taken GMAT before and enrolled in a top MBA program (the Univ. of Chicago MBA program.) I know how to help you prepare for the GMAT test, especially if you are weak in the area of quantitative reasoning and analysis. I, being a physicist, am steeped in math of all areas. I can help you in understanding the math reasoning and in tackling quantitative problems. We will start with a good test preparation book, such as the one by GMAC or Kaplan. We will continue to drill on practice problems and I will point out the mistakes you have made and explain the correct ways of thinking about and solving the problem. Over time, you will steadily improve your scores with discipline and practice.

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is an important foundation for calculus. Therefore, it is essential to understand the concepts in both Algebra 1 and 2. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you will master algebra 2 and go on to pre-calculus with ease and interest.
Calculus,

Calculus

Having a solid foundation in calculus is important for doing well in science and engineering later on. Therefore, it is very important to understand the concepts in calculus. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you will master the subject. When facing with new problems in the future, you could always figure it out using the concepts and techniques learned in calculus. I will explain the concepts in different ways and from different angles to help you grasp them. I earned my Ph.D. in Physics from U. Notre Dame and understand all aspects of applied mathematics. My time is flexible and I am patient. I view your success and failure as mine. I don't accept failure, neither should you!
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fun subject. It has a lot of applications in real daily life. Therefore, besides helping you with theorem to understand the concepts, I will also give practical examples to help you to apply and remember them. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you won't forget them.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is often more difficult than math. It requires some insights into the law of physics. You could acquire these insights either by yourself with some serious thinking and considerable amount of time or someone could give you hints and point you to the right direction. That is when a physicist can help you with. Once you gain that insight, the Ah-ha moment will come and the joy of learning physics will be with you. I am here to help you with that insight and with some drills.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Having a solid foundation in pre-calculus is important for doing well in calculus. Therefore, it is very important to understand the concepts in pre-calculus. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you will master both subjects.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The SAT is an important test that you need to do well on to get into a good college. I will help you to pick a preparatory material and help you to study and drill on the SAT quiz. I will explain the wrong answers you get and help you to understand why you are wrong. With firm understanding of the concept and with practice, you will steadily improve your SAT test scores. Since the SAT is a test on all basic math, you need a tutor who understand the entire spectrum of math. With my Ph.D. in theoretical physics, I know all aspects of math to help you understand all important math concepts in the SAT test.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT test is an important test for you to get into a good college. I will help you to pick preparatory material and help you to study and drill on the ACT quiz. I will explain the wrong answers you get and help you to understand why you are wrong. With firm understanding of the concept and with practice, you will steadily improve your ACT test scores. Since the ACT is a test on all basic math, you need a tutor who understand the entire spectrum of math. With my Ph.D. in theoretical physics, I know all aspects of math to help you understand all important math concepts in the ACT test.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is an important foundation for calculus. Therefore, it is essential to understand the concepts in both Algebra 1 and 2. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you will master algebra 2 and go on to pre-calculus with ease and interest.
Calculus,

Calculus

Having a solid foundation in calculus is important for doing well in science and engineering later on. Therefore, it is very important to understand the concepts in calculus. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you will master the subject. When facing with new problems in the future, you could always figure it out using the concepts and techniques learned in calculus. I will explain the concepts in different ways and from different angles to help you grasp them. I earned my Ph.D. in Physics from U. Notre Dame and understand all aspects of applied mathematics. My time is flexible and I am patient. I view your success and failure as mine. I don't accept failure, neither should you!
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fun subject. It has a lot of applications in real daily life. Therefore, besides helping you with theorem to understand the concepts, I will also give practical examples to help you to apply and remember them. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you won't forget them.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is often more difficult than math. It requires some insights into the law of physics. You could acquire these insights either by yourself with some serious thinking and considerable amount of time or someone could give you hints and point you to the right direction. That is when a physicist can help you with. Once you gain that insight, the Ah-ha moment will come and the joy of learning physics will be with you. I am here to help you with that insight and with some drills.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Having a solid foundation in pre-calculus is important for doing well in calculus. Therefore, it is very important to understand the concepts in pre-calculus. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you will master both subjects.
Probability,

Probability

Probability is a fun subject. It has a lot of beneficial applications in real life. Therefore, besides helping you with theorem to understand the concepts, I will give many practical examples to help you to apply and remember them. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, it becomes natural for you to think of many events in probabilistic way.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

The SAT is an important test that you need to do well on to get into a good college. I will help you to pick a preparatory material and help you to study and drill on the SAT quiz. I will explain the wrong answers you get and help you to understand why you are wrong. With firm understanding of the concept and with practice, you will steadily improve your SAT test scores. Since the SAT is a test on all basic math, you need a tutor who understand the entire spectrum of math. With my Ph.D. in theoretical physics, I know all aspects of math to help you understand all important math concepts in the SAT test.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a fun and practical subject. It has a lot of applications in real life, such as figuring out the height of a building at a distance. Therefore, besides helping you with theorem to understand the concepts, I will also give practical examples to help you to apply and remember them. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you could remember all the trig formulas even.

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is an important foundation for calculus. Therefore, it is essential to understand the concepts in both Algebra 1 and 2. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you will master algebra 2 and go on to pre-calculus with ease and interest.
Calculus,

Calculus

Having a solid foundation in calculus is important for doing well in science and engineering later on. Therefore, it is very important to understand the concepts in calculus. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you will master the subject. When facing with new problems in the future, you could always figure it out using the concepts and techniques learned in calculus. I will explain the concepts in different ways and from different angles to help you grasp them. I earned my Ph.D. in Physics from U. Notre Dame and understand all aspects of applied mathematics. My time is flexible and I am patient. I view your success and failure as mine. I don't accept failure, neither should you!
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fun subject. It has a lot of applications in real daily life. Therefore, besides helping you with theorem to understand the concepts, I will also give practical examples to help you to apply and remember them. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you won't forget them.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is often more difficult than math. It requires some insights into the law of physics. You could acquire these insights either by yourself with some serious thinking and considerable amount of time or someone could give you hints and point you to the right direction. That is when a physicist can help you with. Once you gain that insight, the Ah-ha moment will come and the joy of learning physics will be with you. I am here to help you with that insight and with some drills.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Having a solid foundation in pre-calculus is important for doing well in calculus. Therefore, it is very important to understand the concepts in pre-calculus. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you will master both subjects.

Science

Physics

Physics

Physics is often more difficult than math. It requires some insights into the law of physics. You could acquire these insights either by yourself with some serious thinking and considerable amount of time or someone could give you hints and point you to the right direction. That is when a physicist can help you with. Once you gain that insight, the Ah-ha moment will come and the joy of learning physics will be with you. I am here to help you with that insight and with some drills.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is an important foundation for calculus. Therefore, it is essential to understand the concepts in both Algebra 1 and 2. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you will master algebra 2 and go on to pre-calculus with ease and interest.
Calculus,

Calculus

Having a solid foundation in calculus is important for doing well in science and engineering later on. Therefore, it is very important to understand the concepts in calculus. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you will master the subject. When facing with new problems in the future, you could always figure it out using the concepts and techniques learned in calculus. I will explain the concepts in different ways and from different angles to help you grasp them. I earned my Ph.D. in Physics from U. Notre Dame and understand all aspects of applied mathematics. My time is flexible and I am patient. I view your success and failure as mine. I don't accept failure, neither should you!
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fun subject. It has a lot of applications in real daily life. Therefore, besides helping you with theorem to understand the concepts, I will also give practical examples to help you to apply and remember them. Once you understand the concepts and with the help of a few drills, you won't forget them.
Physics,

Physics

Physics is often more difficult than math. It requires some insights into the law of physics. You could acquire these insights either by yourself with some serious thinking and considerable amount of time or someone could give you hints and point you to the right direction. That is when a physicist can help you with. Once you gain that insight, the Ah-ha moment will come and the joy of learning physics will be with you. I am here to help you with that insight and with some drills.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The SAT is an important test that you need to do well on to get into a good college. I will help you to pick a preparatory material and help you to study and drill on the SAT quiz. I will explain the wrong answers you get and help you to understand why you are wrong. With firm understanding of the concept and with practice, you will steadily improve your SAT test scores. Since the SAT is a test on all basic math, you need a tutor who understand the entire spectrum of math. With my Ph.D. in theoretical physics, I know all aspects of math to help you understand all important math concepts in the SAT test.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT test is an important test for you to get into a good college. I will help you to pick preparatory material and help you to study and drill on the ACT quiz. I will explain the wrong answers you get and help you to understand why you are wrong. With firm understanding of the concept and with practice, you will steadily improve your ACT test scores. Since the ACT is a test on all basic math, you need a tutor who understand the entire spectrum of math. With my Ph.D. in theoretical physics, I know all aspects of math to help you understand all important math concepts in the ACT test.
GMAT,

GMAT

GMAT is very important for getting into a good MBA program. Therefore, you need a tutor who had taken GMAT before and enrolled in a top MBA program (the Univ. of Chicago MBA program.) I know how to help you prepare for the GMAT test, especially if you are weak in the area of quantitative reasoning and analysis. I, being a physicist, am steeped in math of all areas. I can help you in understanding the math reasoning and in tackling quantitative problems. We will start with a good test preparation book, such as the one by GMAC or Kaplan. We will continue to drill on practice problems and I will point out the mistakes you have made and explain the correct ways of thinking about and solving the problem. Over time, you will steadily improve your scores with discipline and practice.
SAT Math

SAT Math

The SAT is an important test that you need to do well on to get into a good college. I will help you to pick a preparatory material and help you to study and drill on the SAT quiz. I will explain the wrong answers you get and help you to understand why you are wrong. With firm understanding of the concept and with practice, you will steadily improve your SAT test scores. Since the SAT is a test on all basic math, you need a tutor who understand the entire spectrum of math. With my Ph.D. in theoretical physics, I know all aspects of math to help you understand all important math concepts in the SAT test.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Excellent tutor. Makes learning easy.

This was my daughter’s first tutoring lesson and she was a little bit worried that she wouldn’t understand the lesson but as soon as she sat down with Brian she felt very comfortable. Brian is very patient and has an excellent ability to explain things in a way that my daughter understood easily. At the end of the session my daughter was very excited that she could finally solve equations and problems that she had struggled with for some time. She enjoyed the lesson very much and wants to continue with future sessions. We are so glad to have worked with Brian. Highly recommended!

Anabel, 1 lesson with Brian

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Brian was so kind and helpful, we only had one lesson but I learned so much that I didn't even know I didn't know. He was so encouraging when I figured things out and was really clear in how to approach a problem. I'm excited to see how much more I improve after more lessons because I'm already better at physics after just one.

Zoe, 1 lesson with Brian

Best tutoring session yet

Dr. C is very knowledgeable about the content and the method of delivering a lesson. He knew almost immediately what my son was lacking. He is able to cover the current topic on hand and review the basics so the concept is understood at a deeper level. Thank you!

Teryn, 6 lessons with Brian

Excellent first session; already helping

Subject was college Calculus I. We went through sections of the chapters and Brian explained the concept clearly and understandably. Then we worked on the problems. I solved first and if it were wrong, he asked me how I got there. He knew exactly where I went wrong and explained it. We made a lot of progress in one session. Already scheduled session 2 and looking forward to it. Brian is nice, patient and easy to work with.

Carol, 2 lessons with Brian

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I have had a few sessions with Brian regarding GMAT quantitative testing. As of the first visit, he helps to evaluate your ability level and set some reasonable goals to then work towards with his guidance. It's early in the process, but I expect great improvement.

Anne, 4 lessons with Brian

Looking forward to working more with Brian!

After only one one-hour lesson with Brian, I'm already approaching my GMAT studies in a different way. He is knowledgeable about the material and knows how to study effectively to get strong results. I'm also impressed by how he takes on a lower number of students at a time to ensure they get the highest quality lessons and proper attention. I'm really looking forward to working more with Brian!

Julia, 8 lessons with Brian

Unbelievable

The only Physics tutor who got through to my son! The smile on my son's face when he finished with the session was priceless. He said, "Mom, he really made me understand the difficult problems I was conceptualizing.

Ben, 3 lessons with Brian
Tutor responded:

Appreciate your kind comments. It made me smile too.

Great tutor! Raised my score by at least 50 points!

Brian is a great tutor who I would recommend to everyone on Wyzant. He tutored me for the SAT Math 2 Subject Test. When I started studying, I was having trouble with main topics of the test and couldn't figure it out on my own. After meeting with Brian once a week for about 1-1.5 hours for 2 months, I was able to not only learn new things about precalculus, algebra 2, and calculus that I can use in school and college, but also raised my score from around a 700-720 to 780. He is very patient and made sure that I understood each thing we went through every lesson. When I had trouble, we stopped and he helped me understand why the answer was correct, but also changed my thinking perspective on these particular problems. I felt that the whole tutoring process was very personalized and we were going through things that I was having trouble with particularly, rather than going through the major topics on a specific tests like most tutoring classes or books do. Brian is one of the best tutors I have had, I learned so much, and I would recommend him to everyone I know. Although I am finished with standardized testing and the SAT, I will definitely ask for help with other tests or math problems in the future.

Emily, 8 lessons with Brian
Tutor responded:

Congrats! Emily, for getting such an awesome score. You worked diligently for it and deserve every points of it. I am so happy as your tutor.

Very knowledgeable

Brian was very knowledgeable and good at asking questions. His explanations are sometimes too drawn out. He is interesting in trying to help you learn.

Eric, 1 lesson with Brian
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Eric for your valuable feedback. I should take heed of it.

$80/hour

Brian C.

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