University of Rochester
Boston University (Master's)
Boston College (Other)
As a math education specialist, I work well with many different types of students from middle school through adult. I also bring an energy and love of my subject that helps students connect with their work. My creativity and an ability to connect math to real world applications, and dedication to my students are some of the things that set me apart as a teacher.
I have my masters plus extensive additional coursework. With over 15 years experience teaching math, and science I am well versed in various topics from pre-algebra through calculus (including algebra 1 and 2, geometry, pre-calculus and probability) as well as SAT and GRE prep. As a math education specialist, I work well with many different types of students from middle school through adult. I also bring an energy and love of my subject that helps students connect with their work. My creativity and an ability to connect math to real world applications, and dedication to my students are some of the things that set me
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It became quickly apparent that my son (a sophomore in college) was completely unprepared for the complexity of the required Discrete Math course he was enrolled in for this semester. It also became apparent that the course instructor was not very good in relaying the knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. We called Chris to help with this problem, and I could not be happier with this choice. Chris has been a true professional - the ideal tutor. He was able to reach my son at an intellectual level that allowed for maximum understanding of the material. His communication skills are very clear. He was very accessible and flexible to work to my son's schedule (which sometimes was affected by his part time job). Discrete Math can vary greatly depending on its application, so the material can be different from one major to another. Chris quickly adapted to this complex material and focused in on what my son needed to succeed in his course. I give Chris my highest recommendation! You will not be disappointed.
Chris has been very helpful in prepping my daughter for the math portion of the SAT. His style is patient and clear and he has provided great advice for dealing with the time crunch of more complex formulas.
Chris did an excellent job for a first time tutor family. My daughter was able to gather some organizational tips regarding her geometry class. We look forward to continuing to get assistance from a Chris as she professes in this freshman geometry class.
Kate told me that the review with Chris was very helpful in preparation for her final tomorrow. She was happy to be able to cover over some older topics with Chris and she felt that it was very beneficial.
Chris knows his stuff cold and is very easy to work with. He is flexible when it comes to scheduling and really wants his students to succeed.
We have had Chris now for a few weeks and continue to be impressed by his knowledge, ability to teach and, how responsive he is.
My daughter's math grade improved thanks to Chis and his patience. He's very professional, prompt, and reliable. Thank you Chris!
Did a great job explaining the introduction to the concept I was interested in, patient with me and did a great job relating concept to the application area I am working with.
Chris is very patient with my daughter, though she is a somewhat unenthusiastic student right now. He always brings enthusiasm to each session and she is getting out of the woods a bit with the rough start to Algebra 2. We are encouraged she's moving in the right direction.
Chris is definitely very patient. I've been out of school a long time and need a course in Calculus to get into graduate school. At the present time he is tutoring me in precalculus. His patience and calm teaching demeanor are what I need to help me understand the material and succeed in this class.
Chris helped my son with Honors Trig/Alg this year and my son liked him a lot. Chris is very flexible and was always available when needed. The sample test he provided helped my son prepare for quizzes tests. Chris is a great Math tutor and I highly recommend him.
Chris did a terrific job in his first lesson and we signed up for 3 more immediately. My daughter is struggling in Honors Geometry and Chris's mastery of the subject and light touch had her learning right from the start. Chris was incredibly efficient at zeroing in on what my daughter needed to focus on and even made her laugh a couple of times. That's an accomplishment!
Chris has tutored me 3 times this semester. He arrives on time and will stay with you if you are having problems with the material. With each session, my confidence increases. Chris is a patient teacher and is able to adapt to your particular learning styles. I highly recommend Chris for your math needs.
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Algebra 2 includes a more thorough exploration of functions with an emphasis on quadratics and polynomials. A primary focus is connecting the graphical, table and equation formats of functions to each other and learning about domain and range. Finally you learn about the wide variety of real world situations that can be modeled to predict future outcomes from current data.
Calculus is the study of rates of change, and has numerous and varied applications from business, to physics, to medicine. The complexity of the topics involved however, require that your grasp of mathematical concepts and function properties is strong.
I have helped numerous students master both the foundations and the specific skills taught in a variety of calculus courses.
I took PROMYS (Program in Math for Young Scientists) for teachers at BU several years ago (1992) as part of my master's program, this intense summer course involved studying number theory and discrete math topics full time (40+ hours/week) for a month and a half. I also do extensive work with logic and set theory in my honors geometry classes.
Geometry is the study and exploration of logic and visual reasoning. There are numerous tools and facts that you need to understand and then you build on them throughout the year. At the end of this course, a student should be able to make and critique logical arguments and calculate missing parts of a geometric diagram.
Pre-calculus is the study of function families and their behavior. It includes transformations, trig and lots of modeling of real world behavior. When teaching Pre-calculus I focus on helping students to make the connections between the graphical, table and equation forms of the functions we work with.
The SAT is a test that with some simple techniques and practice of specific aspects of high school math content students can improve their scores and their appeal to prospective colleges. I will help students identify and address their mathematical issues on the SAT.