Math PhD with 20 years experience tutoring all levels.
Math PhD with 20 years experience tutoring all levels.
Over the past twenty years, both before and since obtaining my math PhD, I have tutored hundreds of students in all levels and courses, all the way from beginning middle school courses, to advanced college math courses that only math majors take. I have about fifteen years experience teaching at the college level, but tutoring is more fun in several ways. In front of a large classroom, you are forced to say what is somewhat helpful to a number of people, yet it was not EXACTLY what ANYONE...
Over the past twenty years, both before and since obtaining my math PhD, I have tutored hundreds of students in all levels and courses, all the way from beginning middle school courses, to advanced college math courses that only math majors take. I have about fifteen years experience teaching at the college level, but tutoring is more fun in several ways. In front of a large classroom, you are forced to say what is somewhat helpful to a number of people, yet it was not EXACTLY what ANYONE needed to hear. The classroom setting often makes it impossible to address any one student's specific need, since a group average "composite character" must be taught to instead. This can be frustrating.
It is much more fun to see an individual student's exact need, in real time, and respond exactly to that need, not to some average. I have very often, if not most often, found that students who thought they could not understand course material, only could not understand the explanation that was given to this phantom composite character. Their specific need did not happen to coincide with the group average need. The explanation addressed to the average did nothing for them, because the group average question was not THEIR question. In my experience, by far most students CAN understand course material, even if previously struggling, if they simply have their specific individual questions and needs addressed. It is much more rewarding, on a personal level, to be able to provide that.
I have a mathematics PhD, so I am comfortable teaching all math courses and levels. The list of specific courses would be very long, so it is easier to simply say, "All courses and levels." Not all courses I tutor are listed yet, since I am new to Wyzant and have not yet had a chance to take tests for each individual course. But yes, to get the PhD, I assure you that they made me know that. :)
If you need a little (or a lot) of help, feel free to contact me. I will respond to your message promptly, and we can schedule something soon.
Very patient and knowledgeable
Chris helped my daughter on a Differential Equations project. He knows the topics very well and they were able to go through many problems. My daughter either needed help checking her math or had no idea how to do a problem, and Chris helped with that. Highly recommended.Elizabeth, 2 lessons with Chris
Chris went the extra mile
I was highly impressed with Chris from start to finish. He answered my initial inquiry promptly, was on time for the session, and really put in a lot of thought and effort deciphering my daughter's unconventional curriculum. He helped me (as a parent) to better understand why my child was having so much difficulty. Lastly, he wrote a very detailed follow up note for my child's school. Excellent!Amy, 1 lesson with Chris
Chris is definitely memorable. He is unparalleled to any tutor I’ve had in his ability to tailor to your specific needs and explain complicated topics in an intuitive way. He has not only helped me with grasping the subject matter but also with developing a mindset to tackle problems on my own. The environment of his tutoring sessions are relaxed and low pressure, dare I say fun even. I recommend him 100%. He is worth the money.Kaylee, 7 lessons with Chris
Knowledgeable and flexible
Chris is great at explaining how to solve trigonometry problem, provides different explanations on how to figure out confusing problems, he also demonstrated how to double check the work to ensure correct responses. He also is very patient, understanding, he delivers his responses with confidence, and confirms your question(s) to ensure he understood your request/responses/questions. I highly recommend Chris as it was money well spent.Jamie, 1 lesson with Chris
Very helpful with advanced proof based courses!
I’m taking a Real Analysis course that has some abstract algebra involved, and it’s been really hard. All I can say is, without Chris’ help, I would not be doing nearly as well as I am right now. Chris broke down confusing and abstract concepts and made them understandable, and he has a keen sense of what most teachers are looking for in a proof based course. Extremely helpful, and if I’m stuck again (which I’m sure I will be) I’ll be arranging more lessons with Chris.Blake, 3 lessons with Chris
Incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and explains concepts perfectly
Chris is just an awesome tutor. He helped me get through my advanced linear algebra class and made the concepts amazingly comprehensible (even with my weak grasp of elementary linear algebra). He was very patient and easy to talk to and made sure I understood the basics before we worked on specific problems, which was crucial to my understanding of the subject. He also provided great advice for how to study and how to approach difficult problems. He even showed me how linear algebra related to my major (statistics), which was very cool! I really appreciate linear algebra now and I'm so grateful to Chris for his help. I would definitely recommend him to other students!Taelyr, 15 lessons with Chris
Chris is very knowledgeable in the material I needed help with! I recommend him to anyone in need of assistance with Discrete Mathematics.Andrew, 2 lessons with Chris
He explained the concepts very well and was very kind and personable, and his personality is very calming since I sometimes have anxiety when asking questions or getting questions wrong. Overall, a great session and I’d schedule more!Carolyn, 9 lessons with Chris
amazingly patient and thorough
Christopher is an amazing tutor. He very clearly explains each problem and walks you through them. I’ve used him several times for college precalculus and will continue to use him!Shelbi, 14 lessons with Chris
Chris is amazing and a real good teacher
I want to start my journey getting my MS in Mathematics and I am very lucky to have Chris as my calculus tutor to get me back into the math mindset. We spend 2 hours per week going forward so that I can learn to ride the (math) bike again! Glad that he is part of my journey.Sabir, 11 lessons with Chris
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