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Christopher L.

4,668 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $80

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Christopher L.'s Photo

Professional Tutor for What Really Matters to You.
Professional Tutor for What Really Matters to You.
Christopher L.

4,668 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

4,668 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Christopher


Bio

Hello. I'm a professional tutor for the greater Michiana 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...

Hello. I'm a professional tutor for the greater Michiana 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 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
-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 studen


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: HEAVILY discounted rates available for IUSB students.
  • 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

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

General Computer, GMAT

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, 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, Physics, Precalculus, 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, 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, including several years as the senior DAT tutor for a large test prep company. I have worked with dozens of students, who on average have seen an increase in 4-5 points to their academic average score with a few months of work. In addition to my experience working with the DAT, I am also am academic 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, 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, 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

Examples of Expertise


Christopher has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (1,416 ratings)
5 star
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4 star
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3 star
(8)
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Reviews

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

He knows his material very well and makes subject very easy to comprehend. He is very easy to understand and is able to solve complicated problems. Booking appointments with him is super easy and straight forward.

Sevak, 7 lessons with Christopher

Knowledegable and kind.

He is an excellent tutor..Cristopher is knowledgeable.He knows how to manage the tine allotted .He allows the student to direct the tutoring session.I would recommend him .

Clarice, 4 lessons with Christopher

Christopher knows his stuff

Christopher is knowledgeable about organic chemistry. He adjusts his teaching style to the student's level and takes the time to explain why a reaction progresses in a certain way.

Leah, 10 lessons with Christopher

Knowledge

Christopher explains the material very well. He will reteach concepts over if you don’t understand it. He makes time for his students. He will send you his notes that he had used during the lesson.

Jolene, 4 lessons with Christopher

Amazing at chemistry and ochem

Reviewed nmr, mass spectroscopy, radical reactions and went over ochem reaction sheet. Amazing knowledge and breaks everything down for you to understand. Saves time when you are confused, he can get you unstuck in a matter of minutes.

MARK, 36 lessons with Christopher

Very knowledgeable.

Christopher has really helped my son with organic chemistry. He has a very solid grasp of the subject matter. My son always feels more confident after meeting with him.

Reem, 18 lessons with Christopher

Very knowledgeable.

Christopher has really helped my son with organic chemistry. He has a very solid grasp of the subject matter. My son always feels more confident after meeting with him.

Reem, 18 lessons with Christopher

Really nice

We went over the first few chapters of Orgo and he explained things perfectly. He was very kind and patient. It’s best to come prepared with questions to ask. He not only worked through the problems with me but also showed me how to apply it to other questions.

Suha, 2 lessons with Christopher

A great tutor

He suggested that I buy a great book (Organic Chemistry as a Second Language) that has helped me so much. He has deepened my understanding of O Chem and always checks to make sure that I am understanding his explanations. He also makes studying O chem enjoyable because he is a fun guy.

Nancy, 10 lessons with Christopher
Hourly Rate: $80
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