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Christopher F.

M.S. Mathematics |Tufts| Math coach for Math/Econ/Engineering majors

M.S. Mathematics |Tufts| Math coach for Math/Econ/Engineering majors

$100/hour

  • 1,314 hours tutoring

About Christopher


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"Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater." - Albert Einstein

Looking for a math oracle? Look no further! I specialize in tutoring math subjects for students in high school and college (Math majors highly welcomed!). I have tutored math since taking calculus when I began holding after-school sessions with groups of my peers. I have experience tutoring a wide array of subjects in math: from prealgebra to...

"Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater." - Albert Einstein

Looking for a math oracle? Look no further! I specialize in tutoring math subjects for students in high school and college (Math majors highly welcomed!). I have tutored math since taking calculus when I began holding after-school sessions with groups of my peers. I have experience tutoring a wide array of subjects in math: from prealgebra to precalculus, to multivariable calculus and linear algebra. I am here to help you achieve your goals and help you understand mathematical reasoning with utmost clarity and confidence. My tutoring philosophy combines patient, enthusiasm and positive reinforcement. Your goals become my goals!

A little bit about myself: I am a recent graduate of the M.S. degree program in Mathematics at Tufts University where I focused on the three major cornerstones of Contemporary Mathematics: Analysis (Real & Complex), Abstract Algebra, and Geometry/Topology. I completed my undergraduate education at Saint Anselm College where I majored in Mathematics, with a secondary major in Classics. I graduated in the top 5% of my class from St. A’s with an Honors B.A., Magna Cum Laude.

I've tutored high school students from Philips Academy, Bedford High, Lexington High, Cambridge Rindge and Latin, Boston Latin, Concord Academy, the Commonwealth School, Noble and Greenough, the Rivers School, and many other wonderful schools in this great state of ours; some of my students have gone on to Yale, Tufts, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, UChicago, Brown, Union College, Wellesley, Washington University, UMass, Northeastern, BC, BU, and many other fantastic Universities and Colleges. I've also tutored college students from WPI, Tufts, BU, Northeastern, MIT, Suffolk, BC, Brandeis, Harvard, Wentworth, UMass, University of San Diego, and UNH. Thank you for considering me!

My availability is flexible during the week, both afternoons and evenings, and the we


Education

Saint Anselm College
Honors B.A., Mathematics
Tufts University (Mathematics)
Masters
MIT (Advanced Study Program)
Other

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  • Hourly Rate: $100
  • Rate details: Please note: All lessons have a 1 hour minimum and are prorated in 10-minute increments. There is a 10-minute grace period for tardiness and a 1-hr session fee for no-shows.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/19/2014

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Grammar, Statistics

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, SAT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Are you struggling to relate Algebra and Geometry to Algebra II? I'm here to be your Oracle! I've tutored this subject for many years and I enjoy doing so! I've studied ABSTRACT Algebra in College and Graduate school, where I learned WHY algebra works, not just HOW it works; there is a rich history in the development of this wonderful subject. Topics include, but are not limited to: Polynomials, Factoring, Roots, Exponentials/Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Parabolas, Circles, Ellipses, Hyperbolas, Angle measures, Trigonometry, Trigonometric Identities, Sequences, Rational Exponents, Radical Functions and Expressions, Functions, Systems of Functions/Inequalities, Quadratic Functions, Matrices.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is the math that quantifies change. Whereas algebra quantifies structure and geometry quantifies space. Calculus is the place where algebra, geometry, and the overarching concepts and ideas of change, come together as a narrative. Calculus is the entrance to modern mathematics. In College, I studied Calculus both intensively and extensively. Intensively by studying Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations; but, more importantly, by understanding the theoretical and proof-based foundation of the subject through Advanced Calculus I-II courses. I studied the subject extensively by seeing its application in courses such as Numerical Analysis, Complex Variables, Calculus-based Physics and Calculus-based Statistics. In Graduate School, I explored the theoretical aspect of Calculus more thoroughly by taking Mathematical Analysis I-II, Measure/Integration Theory, and Complex Analysis. The rigorous treatment and proof-approach of n-dimensional Calculus, through the tools of logic, has taught me why Calculus works, not just how it works. If you're taking any kind of Calculus course, please contact me -- I'll be more than happy to provide you with some helpful techniques and insights into this fundamental, and timeless (!), subject.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Do you have a son or daughter who struggles with fractions? Operations with fractions? Or trouble finding the volume of a solid? No need to fret, I can help break down the problems into smaller parts that are much more understandable and fun to learn. Whether it's finding surface areas, percentages, polynomials, inequalities, or number sequences, I can supplement the problems one's struggling with so there's complete clarity and enjoyment in learning this subject.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Filling in content-gaps is the first and best strategy. Time management skills are just as important. I will break up practice tests into smaller timed chunks to get you, or your child, to know how to work at a good pace. I will then look at the incorrect answers and discuss the content in a narrative that teaches the person how to do and understand similar problems. Other strategies will be discussed along the way as we go.
Algebra 1, Precalculus, SAT Reading, Statistics

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Are you struggling to relate Algebra and Geometry to Algebra II? I'm here to be your Oracle! I've tutored this subject for many years and I enjoy doing so! I've studied ABSTRACT Algebra in College and Graduate school, where I learned WHY algebra works, not just HOW it works; there is a rich history in the development of this wonderful subject. Topics include, but are not limited to: Polynomials, Factoring, Roots, Exponentials/Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Parabolas, Circles, Ellipses, Hyperbolas, Angle measures, Trigonometry, Trigonometric Identities, Sequences, Rational Exponents, Radical Functions and Expressions, Functions, Systems of Functions/Inequalities, Quadratic Functions, Matrices.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is the math that quantifies change. Whereas algebra quantifies structure and geometry quantifies space. Calculus is the place where algebra, geometry, and the overarching concepts and ideas of change, come together as a narrative. Calculus is the entrance to modern mathematics. In College, I studied Calculus both intensively and extensively. Intensively by studying Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations; but, more importantly, by understanding the theoretical and proof-based foundation of the subject through Advanced Calculus I-II courses. I studied the subject extensively by seeing its application in courses such as Numerical Analysis, Complex Variables, Calculus-based Physics and Calculus-based Statistics. In Graduate School, I explored the theoretical aspect of Calculus more thoroughly by taking Mathematical Analysis I-II, Measure/Integration Theory, and Complex Analysis. The rigorous treatment and proof-approach of n-dimensional Calculus, through the tools of logic, has taught me why Calculus works, not just how it works. If you're taking any kind of Calculus course, please contact me -- I'll be more than happy to provide you with some helpful techniques and insights into this fundamental, and timeless (!), subject.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I've taken Differential Equations in college and graduate school: Ordinary Differential Equations as an undergraduate, Partial Differential Equations as a graduate student. I can help you in the following areas: 1). Classification of Differential Equations; Initial-Value Problems, Boundary-value Problems, and Existence of Solutions. 2). Exact Differential Equations and Integrating Factors; Separable Equations; Linear and Bernoulli Equations; Orthogonal and Oblique Trajectories. 3). The Homogeneous Linear Equation with Constant Coefficients; The Method of Undetermined Coefficients; Variation of Parameters; The Cauchy-Euler Equation. 4). Power Series Solutions About an Ordinary or Singular Point; Bessel's Equation and Bessel Functions. 5). The Laplace Transform. If any of these topics leave you scratching your head, please reach out; I'd be glad to provide clarity!
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I studied Discrete Mathematics in College when I took Discrete Math I-II in preparation for graduate school. I'm finding computer science majors are required to take this course. Usually mathematical induction is the topic which leaves the student baffled and eager to seek a support. Discrete Math I-II topics that I can help you with: Basic Logic, Set Theory, Relations, Quantifiers, Algorithms, Counting Methods, De Morgan’s Law, Logical Connectives, Truth Tables, and Relationships Between Statements, Recurrence Relations, Graph Theory, Trees, and Boolean Algebra.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I've studied finite mathematics at the undergraduate level as well as the graduate level. In College, I took Discrete Math I-II, Linear Algebra, Finite Geometry, and Number Theory. Also, as a M.S. student, I took Abstract Algebra I-II which included a rigor treatment of finite groups, rings and fields. I've tutored my peers in these subjects as well.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

The title of this subject can be misleading: it sounds easy but it's actually more abstract than it sounds. It can be difficult to conceptualize some topics in this subject, but don't worry I am here to help! Engineering majors who are required to take this class will find it to be one of their more difficult math classes. In College, I was instructed in this subject using Gilbert Strang's book Linear Algebra, 3rd edition, Wellesley-Cambridge Press. I highly recommend this book. If you are struggling with any of the following areas, please reach out --I will deliver clarity: 1). Vectors 2). Solving Linear Equations 3). Vector Spaces and Subspaces 4). Orthogonality 5). Determinants 6). Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Do you have a son or daughter who struggles with fractions? Operations with fractions? Or trouble finding the volume of a solid? No need to fret, I can help break down the problems into smaller parts that are much more understandable and fun to learn. Whether it's finding surface areas, percentages, polynomials, inequalities, or number sequences, I can supplement the problems one's struggling with so there's complete clarity and enjoyment in learning this subject.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Filling in content-gaps is the first and best strategy. Time management skills are just as important. I will break up practice tests into smaller timed chunks to get you, or your child, to know how to work at a good pace. I will then look at the incorrect answers and discuss the content in a narrative that teaches the person how to do and understand similar problems. Other strategies will be discussed along the way as we go.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Are you struggling to relate Algebra and Geometry to Algebra II? I'm here to be your Oracle! I've tutored this subject for many years and I enjoy doing so! I've studied ABSTRACT Algebra in College and Graduate school, where I learned WHY algebra works, not just HOW it works; there is a rich history in the development of this wonderful subject. Topics include, but are not limited to: Polynomials, Factoring, Roots, Exponentials/Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Parabolas, Circles, Ellipses, Hyperbolas, Angle measures, Trigonometry, Trigonometric Identities, Sequences, Rational Exponents, Radical Functions and Expressions, Functions, Systems of Functions/Inequalities, Quadratic Functions, Matrices.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is the math that quantifies change. Whereas algebra quantifies structure and geometry quantifies space. Calculus is the place where algebra, geometry, and the overarching concepts and ideas of change, come together as a narrative. Calculus is the entrance to modern mathematics. In College, I studied Calculus both intensively and extensively. Intensively by studying Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations; but, more importantly, by understanding the theoretical and proof-based foundation of the subject through Advanced Calculus I-II courses. I studied the subject extensively by seeing its application in courses such as Numerical Analysis, Complex Variables, Calculus-based Physics and Calculus-based Statistics. In Graduate School, I explored the theoretical aspect of Calculus more thoroughly by taking Mathematical Analysis I-II, Measure/Integration Theory, and Complex Analysis. The rigorous treatment and proof-approach of n-dimensional Calculus, through the tools of logic, has taught me why Calculus works, not just how it works. If you're taking any kind of Calculus course, please contact me -- I'll be more than happy to provide you with some helpful techniques and insights into this fundamental, and timeless (!), subject.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Do you have a son or daughter who struggles with fractions? Operations with fractions? Or trouble finding the volume of a solid? No need to fret, I can help break down the problems into smaller parts that are much more understandable and fun to learn. Whether it's finding surface areas, percentages, polynomials, inequalities, or number sequences, I can supplement the problems one's struggling with so there's complete clarity and enjoyment in learning this subject.
Algebra 1, Precalculus, Statistics

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Are you struggling to relate Algebra and Geometry to Algebra II? I'm here to be your Oracle! I've tutored this subject for many years and I enjoy doing so! I've studied ABSTRACT Algebra in College and Graduate school, where I learned WHY algebra works, not just HOW it works; there is a rich history in the development of this wonderful subject. Topics include, but are not limited to: Polynomials, Factoring, Roots, Exponentials/Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Parabolas, Circles, Ellipses, Hyperbolas, Angle measures, Trigonometry, Trigonometric Identities, Sequences, Rational Exponents, Radical Functions and Expressions, Functions, Systems of Functions/Inequalities, Quadratic Functions, Matrices.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is the math that quantifies change. Whereas algebra quantifies structure and geometry quantifies space. Calculus is the place where algebra, geometry, and the overarching concepts and ideas of change, come together as a narrative. Calculus is the entrance to modern mathematics. In College, I studied Calculus both intensively and extensively. Intensively by studying Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations; but, more importantly, by understanding the theoretical and proof-based foundation of the subject through Advanced Calculus I-II courses. I studied the subject extensively by seeing its application in courses such as Numerical Analysis, Complex Variables, Calculus-based Physics and Calculus-based Statistics. In Graduate School, I explored the theoretical aspect of Calculus more thoroughly by taking Mathematical Analysis I-II, Measure/Integration Theory, and Complex Analysis. The rigorous treatment and proof-approach of n-dimensional Calculus, through the tools of logic, has taught me why Calculus works, not just how it works. If you're taking any kind of Calculus course, please contact me -- I'll be more than happy to provide you with some helpful techniques and insights into this fundamental, and timeless (!), subject.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Filling in content-gaps is the first and best strategy. Time management skills are just as important. I will break up practice tests into smaller timed chunks to get you, or your child, to know how to work at a good pace. I will then look at the incorrect answers and discuss the content in a narrative that teaches the person how to do and understand similar problems. Other strategies will be discussed along the way as we go.
Algebra 1, Statistics

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

Filling in content-gaps is the first and best strategy. Time management skills are just as important. I will break up practice tests into smaller timed chunks to get you, or your child, to know how to work at a good pace. I will then look at the incorrect answers and discuss the content in a narrative that teaches the person how to do and understand similar problems. Other strategies will be discussed along the way as we go.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SSAT

Examples of Expertise


Christopher has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 12 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great advanced calculus tutor

My daughter who is a senior in high school is taking Multivariable calculus at Harvard Extension. Chris helped with exam review. He arrived well prepared and was very thorough. We highly recommend him.

Kathryn, 1 lesson with Christopher

Knowledgeable, patient, accommodating, kind

I’ve used Chris for two years and he’s the only reason I’ve done well in my high school math class. He always seems to have the answer to all of my math questions, and he is so kind, knowledgeable, patient, and accommodating. If you need a math tutor, you won’t find anyone better than Chris.

Katherine, 42 lessons with Christopher

Highly invested tutor

Christopher came on time and prepared to jump into coaching. He was flexible about starting where my daughter was. He was patient as she was trying to sort out where to begin. She said he was very helpful to her.

Catherine, 1 lesson with Christopher

Engaged and thoughtful

Chris appeared very pleasant, helpful and engaged. My daughter was pleased with this initial meeting and she looks forward to learning more. He was also punctual. They discussed the plan for meetings as well as the overall curriculum. Chris also spent quality time trying to understand my daughter and her needs. He appears as a good listener and I am hopeful about his long term ability to have an impact on her performance.

Maureen, 20 lessons with Christopher

Collaborative and solution oriented

Worked with Chris on Advanced Engineering Math topics: vector calculus, laplace transforms, fourier series. Great tutor, and an impeccably abstract thinker, he has a no nonsense style of solving problems drawing from a broad mathematical background. Chris gets on your level and tutors as if he were taking the class along side you.

Chad, 13 lessons with Christopher

Excellent tutor

As always, Chris was a huge help. He once again found a way to visually break down each mathematical concept regarding the problems that I struggled with. I feel much more confident in my understanding of the topics now.

Ryan, 6 lessons with Christopher

Great tutor

Chris seemed to put my daughter at ease right away. He is knowledgable about the material but also can convey things in a way that enables the student to feel more confident in his/her abilities.

Tara, 7 lessons with Christopher

Exceptional mathematics tutor and a pleasure to work with!

Chris tutored our son throughout his high school Advanced Algebra II class. He helped our son raise his beginning low grades to A’s and B’s for the remainder of the year. Chris helped our son master the concepts so that he felt confident and free from the stress that often accompanies challenging classes. Chris was terrific! He’s flexible (offered additional sessions at test times), punctual, reliable, professional, pleasant and knowledgeable. Our son enjoyed working with Chris this past year and we all couldn’t recommend Chris more highly.

Jonathan, 25 lessons with Christopher

Best math tutor

Chris has tutored my daughter in AP Calculus this year and she says she learns as much in an hour with him as in a full week of class. He's clear, knowledgeable, flexible, and a pleasure to work with.

Lynne, 23 lessons with Christopher
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