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Chris D.

Wakefield, MA

$95/hour

Math Specialist BU and BC grad

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800+ Hours
4.9 average from 374 ratings
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— Mitchell, Pelham, NH on 5/17/11

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University of Rochester
Boston University
Master's
Boston College
Other

Education

University of Rochester

Boston University (Master's)

Boston College (Other)

About Chris

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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Late cancellations charge full scheduled session time up to 1 hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Wakefield, MA 01880
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Ultimate Professional Tutor"

- Mitchell, Pelham, NH on 5/17/11

"Excellent Geometry Tutor"

- Amy, Lynnfield, MA on 12/13/16

"Great tutor!"

- Jean, Wakefield, MA on 6/20/16

"Very helpful and great to work with !!"

- Deborah, Belmont, MA on 6/8/15

"Wonderful tutor"

- Claudia, Winchester, MA on 12/10/14

"Excellent Teacher"

- Grace, Reading, MA on 4/5/14

"Great tutor"

- L, Reading, MA on 12/12/13

"My daughter is making good progress with Chris."

- Leslie, Belmont, MA on 12/14/12

"Great Tutor"

- Thomas, Lynn, MA on 10/6/12

"Excellent tutor!"

- Sarina, Wenham, MA on 6/15/12

"Upbeat, Experienced and Highly Efficient"

- Roger, Concord, MA on 6/3/12

"Great Tutor"

- Susan, Woburn, MA on 4/18/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, GED, Geometry,
GMAT, GRE, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Physical Science, Physics, PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

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

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.

Discrete Math

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

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.

Precalculus

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.

SAT Math

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.

University of Rochester
Boston University
Master's
Boston College
Other

Education

University of Rochester

Boston University (Master's)

Boston College (Other)

Ultimate Professional Tutor

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 choi

— Mitchell, Pelham, NH on 5/17/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $95.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Late cancellations charge full scheduled session time up to 1 hour.

Travel policy

Chris will travel within 8 miles of Wakefield, MA 01880.