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Tobias D.

Friendly Math and Science Tutor

Friendly Math and Science Tutor

$85/hour

  • 2,704 hours tutoring

  • Waltham, MA 02452

About Tobias


Bio

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...

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


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $85
  • Rate details: All lessons have a 1 hour minimum.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Waltham, MA 02452
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/28/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I took the GRE in October of 2017, and I scored 168 on the math section and 169 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! Please note: I tutor the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GRE but not the Writing section.

Corporate Training

Statistics

Homeschool

Calculus,

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,

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am preparing to apply to graduate programs in mathematics. I have used geometry in all of my math course including calculus, linear algebra and abstract algebra. And I enjoy finding connection. between geometry and other areas of mathematics.
Physics,

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.
Statistics

Math

Calculus,

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.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

I have education and teaching experience with many topics that comprise typical finite math courses, including set theory, logic, probability and matrices. In college I took 3 semesters of calculus and one semester of statistics. Since graduation, I have continued to take math courses for fun including linear algebra and a course called "groups, sets and topology."
Geometry,

Geometry

I am preparing to apply to graduate programs in mathematics. I have used geometry in all of my math course including calculus, linear algebra and abstract algebra. And I enjoy finding connection. between geometry and other areas of mathematics.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I recently completed a course in Linear Algebra through the Harvard Extension School. I received an A in the course, which dealt with linear transformations, multi-dimensional sub-spaces, Eigen values, and linear differential equations.
Physics,

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.
Probability, Statistics

Most Popular

Calculus,

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,

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am preparing to apply to graduate programs in mathematics. I have used geometry in all of my math course including calculus, linear algebra and abstract algebra. And I enjoy finding connection. between geometry and other areas of mathematics.
Physics,

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.
Statistics

Science

Chemistry,

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.
Organic Chemistry,

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

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.

Summer

Calculus,

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,

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.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am preparing to apply to graduate programs in mathematics. I have used geometry in all of my math course including calculus, linear algebra and abstract algebra. And I enjoy finding connection. between geometry and other areas of mathematics.
Physics,

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.
Statistics

Test Preparation

GRE

GRE

I took the GRE in October of 2017, and I scored 168 on the math section and 169 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! Please note: I tutor the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GRE but not the Writing section.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (598 ratings)
5 star
(569)
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(21)
3 star
(4)
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(4)
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Reviews


Tobias is a knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Great tutor! He is very helpful in physics and math. He knows the material and explains it very well. My grade has improved in my physics course. I will be utilizing him for the remainder of the school year.

Lori, 9 lessons with Tobias

great teacher very patient

Tobias was an excellent tutor. Tobias made it very easy to schedule an appointment. I am very grateful he was able to help my son in statistics

Staci, 4 lessons with Tobias

Excellent tutor

Very knowledgeable tutor for a very tough college subject. My son enjoys very much working with him. He gets all his questions answered very proactively and he is building up a great framework for the subject.

Graciela, 14 lessons with Tobias

Excellent tutor

Toby was just excellent. My son had failed college calculus and was retaking it during the winter term. Toby met with him about twice a week throughout the course and helped him work through the complex material. My son ended up with a B+ in the class. There is no way he could've done it without Toby .

Kelly, 8 lessons with Tobias

Excellent Tutor

Came immediately and my son said he was super helpful and a great teacher. Prompt replies and very reliable. His reviews were what drew me to him and they were spot on.

Maureen, 7 lessons with Tobias

Great listener, smart tutor

Attention to details, attentive to my needs, great test tips for my upcoming exams Helping address my deficiencies Knowledgeable will highly recommend to anyone trying to take GRE,GMAT exams

Evelyne, 7 lessons with Tobias

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Tobias offered calm and patient help for our daughter who was struggling with high school freshman Physics. She felt better about class after just one session. Yay!

Harlyn, 3 lessons with Tobias

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Tobias reviewed Newton's Laws for Grade 9 Physics. Toby was very patient and knowledgeable, and helped him prepare for his upcoming test. He was on time, very cordial, and accommodating with his schedule. Prompt and consistent follow-up when trying to schedule a session. There are not many tutors that are strong in both high school physics and math, so I would highly recommend giving him a try.

Stephen, 28 lessons with Tobias

Knowledgeable tutor

He is knowledgeable and was able to answer the questions and helped solving the Physics problems. This helped in getting a deeper understanding of the Physics concepts and problems

Gandhi, 18 lessons with Tobias
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