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Tobias D.

Waltham, MA

$80/hour

Friendly Math and Science Tutor

2000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/28/16
4.9 average from 466 ratings
Great help!
— Rachael, Cambridge, MA on 8/16/13

$80/Hour


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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Chemistry
Boston Teacher Residency
MEd
Harvard Extension School
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst (Chemistry)

Boston Teacher Residency (MEd)

Harvard Extension School (Graduate Coursework)

About Tobias

Hello,

I am a friendly and knowledgeable math and science tutor. I have ten years of experience tutoring and teaching.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a master’s degree in Education from the Boston Teacher Residency.

I enjoy helping students broaden their knowledge and skills and to succeed in their classes, exams, and careers.

Since earning my bachelor's degree I have taught science to a wide range of students, in both formal and informal settings, here in Massachusetts and abroad. I began as a teacher in an after-school program at a small non-profit organization in Cambridge, and later became the program director at a second, similar organization. I spent a short time teaching high school chemistry in Nepal, before coming home to earn my master's degree through the Boston Teacher Residency. In the Boston Teacher Residency I taught 7th grade biology and geology at the Timilty Middle School. After graduating, I traveled to Africa, and taught 10th grade chemistry at a boarding school in Somaliland. Through all of these experiences I have been happiest when I can work one-on-one with a student and support them in the learning process.

As a tutor, I strive to see things from my student's point of view, to explain concepts clearly, and to break down complex tasks into simple steps.

Math and science courses can be difficult, but having an experienced tutor can make it enjoyable and rewarding.

I look forward to working with you!

- Toby
Hello,

I am a friendly and knowledgeable math and science tutor. I have ten years of experience tutoring and teaching.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a master’s degree in Education from the Boston Teacher Residency.

I enjoy helping students broaden their
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

All lessons have a 1 hour minimum.

Travel Radius
Travels within 11 miles of Waltham, MA 02451
Background Check: Passed

"Great help!"

- Rachael, Cambridge, MA on 8/16/13

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Stephen, Waltham, MA on 11/19/16

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Gandhi, Wayland, MA on 10/23/16

"Outstanding tutor"

- Katlyn, Lincoln, MA on 10/20/16

"Actually knows chemistry"

- Kim, Brookline, MA on 4/21/16

"Very experienced, explain concepts in simple language"

- Ricky, Van Nuys, CA on 11/24/15

"If you need a chemistry tutor, look no further"

- Laura, Stoneham, MA on 10/11/15

"Chemistry and Math Tutor"

- Rachel, Lexington, MA on 10/11/15

"Tobias knows his subjects well and is very flexible and friendly"

- Matt, Belmont, MA on 7/8/15

"Literally an Orgo genius!"

- Mursal, Chelsea, MA on 6/30/15

"Great and patient tutor"

- Lara, Milton, MA on 3/8/15

"Big Milestone!"

- Jennifer, Newton Center, MA on 1/27/15

"Informative, Adaptable, Friendly"

- Kelley, Somerville, MA on 9/29/14

"Very reliable; easy to work with"

- Melissa, Medford, MA on 8/11/14

"Dependable Chemistry Tutor"

- Jolly, Bedford, MA on 5/4/14

"Very helpful!"

- Caitlin, Newton Center, MA on 9/13/13

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Eric, Winthrop, MA on 6/25/13

"Great Chemistry Tutor"

- Mcgovern, Methuen, MA on 5/28/13
Math:
Calculus
Test Preparation:
GRE
Business:
GRE

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Approved subjects

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Calculus

While pursuing my degree in chemistry, I took 3 semesters of calculus. Since graduating I have stayed interested in math, and I have taken courses in linear algebra and statistics. I have tutored students in a variety of math courses including calculus, geometry, and algebra.

Chemistry

I have a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I have a Masters in Education from the Boston Teacher Residency with a concentration in science education, and I have experience teaching chemistry at the high school level.

GRE

I tutor the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GRE (but not the Writing section). When I took the GRE I scored 790 on the math section and 700 on the verbal. I can help you make a test prep plan. I can help you bolster your understanding of the material. And I have lots of practice materials to hone your skills. Let's get started!

Organic Chemistry

I have a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, I have a Masters in Education from the Boston Teacher Residency with a concentration in science education, and I have experience teaching chemistry at the high school level.

Physics

While earning my degree in chemistry, my concentration was in physical chemistry.
I took three semesters of honors physics, one year of physical chemistry, and one year of graduate level advanced physical chemistry. My senior research dealt with the contribution of electron tunneling to the reaction mechanisms of light-activated inorganic metal complexes. I have experience tutoring physics at the high school and college level, as well as tutoring graduate level physical chemistry.

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Chemistry
Boston Teacher Residency
MEd
Harvard Extension School
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst (Chemistry)

Boston Teacher Residency (MEd)

Harvard Extension School (Graduate Coursework)

Great help!

Tobias is patient, knowledgeable, reliable, and really knows how to teach. You can’t find better if you’re looking for a tutor. Good luck with your studies!

— Rachael, Cambridge, MA on 8/16/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

All lessons have a 1 hour minimum.

Travel policy

Tobias will travel within 11 miles of Waltham, MA 02451.