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Christian S.

West Bloomfield, MI

$65/hour

Tutor in W. Bloomfield - Learn math and physics from a civil engineer

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 1163 ratings
Outstanding Tutor!
— Sandy, Washington, MI on 9/1/16

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State University of Ghent, Belgium
Civil Engineering
State University of Ghent, Belgium
Master's

Education

State University of Ghent, Belgium (Civil Engineering)

State University of Ghent, Belgium (Master's)

About Christian

General Experience:
I enjoy tutoring and helping students feel good about themselves so they perform better at school.
Those who know me say that I relate extremely well to people and that they quickly feel at ease with me. I always strive to make subject matter relevant, interesting, and understandable.
The people skills that I acquired over the years have made me a pro at motivating those I interact with.

Parents who have sought my help usually say that I’m an excellent tutor and that they are glad they found me. I have a deep understanding of math and physics, including their applications, and of what it takes to be successful. Having lived and worked in the U.S., Belgium and France, I have learned to understand and appreciate different cultures. I am also fluent in English, Dutch, and French.

Approach to Tutoring:
Every tutoring opportunity starts with getting students to feel comfortable with me, so they open up and allow me to assess and understand their needs. This assessment is helpful as it allows me to effectively adapt my tutoring style and method. As a tutor, I try to quickly become a trusted advisor of students and parents alike. I accomplish this by being friendly, enthusiastic and honest. Being tutored is a private matter. Maintaining and improving the student’s self-esteem are a must. Students are often very apprehensive about “being tutored” for a variety of reasons. I therefore make sure that the students feel comfortable with the tutoring venue. In most cases I establish a three-way communication early on by involving the parent(s), by providing regular and meaningful progress reports, and by asking for feedback.
General Experience:
I enjoy tutoring and helping students feel good about themselves so they perform better at school.
Those who know me say that I relate extremely well to people and that they quickly feel at ease with me. I always strive to make subject matter relevant, interesting, and understandable.
The people skills that I
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I provide e-mail support to all my students between sessions, 'free of charge'. Example: if they struggle with one or more problems, I show them how to solve it, by return e-mail or text.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Sandy, Washington, MI on 9/1/16
Christian replied on 9/3/2016

Hi Sandy ,
I received a good many positive feedbacks over time, but yours is one of the most flattering and gratifying ones I have received. I only contributed to Regan's success. I found out that Regan is a very hard worker, and she is fully committed to whatever she puts her mind to. She has a great future ahead of herself. It was a pleasure to tutor her and I wish her a lot of success during her academic career and beyond.
Kind regards,
Christian

"Excellent! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!"

- Heather, Troy, MI on 1/16/16

"Helpful tutor"

- Susan, West Bloomfield, MI on 12/15/15

"He's awesome!"

- Dawn, Brighton, MI on 11/11/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Jane, West Bloomfield, MI on 11/5/15

"Professional and Friendly"

- Shelby, West Bloomfield, MI on 10/7/15

"Very knowledgeable. Explains topics in detail."

- John, Northville, MI on 7/13/15

"Highly recommend."

- Wes, Clarkston, MI on 6/27/15

"Good Teacher"

- Natasha, West Bloomfield, MI on 5/20/15

"Fantastic!!!"

- Matt, White Lake, MI on 2/25/15
Christian replied on 3/5/2015

Hi Matt,
I just noticed your feedback.
Thank you so much for the kind words.
Each time feedback is received by Wyzant , I get points towards a reward, so your feedback is much appreciated.
I really enjoy tutoring your son Kyle.
He is an attentive, bright, articulate and polite young man, and he seems to enjoy our sessions.
It gives me a lot of satisfaction... knowing that I positively impact his confidence and his grades.

"Great tutor!"

- Vera, Troy, MI on 12/9/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Chantal, Rochester, MI on 10/27/14
Christian replied on 10/27/2014

Hi Chantal, I just noticed your feedback. Thank you so much for the kind words. I really enjoy tutoring Colin. He is an bright, attentive, articulate and polite young man, and he seems to enjoy our sessions. He is developing excellent pre-calculus skills. It gives me a lot of satisfaction... knowing that I make a positive impact on his life.
- Christian

"Very patient, knowledgeable, and reliable"

- Kimberly, Milford, MI on 6/12/14

"Truly Gifted Teacher"

- Fred, Brentwood, TN on 6/1/14

"Critique from two students"

- Cindy, Canton, MI on 4/29/14

"Amazing tutor all-around."

- Joe, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 1/27/14

"Great great great tutor"

- Ryan, West Bloomfield, MI on 10/23/13

"Great Tutor"

- Simin, Irvine, CA on 10/19/13

"Christian has helped foster our child's curiosity and zest for learning!"

- Aisha, West Bloomfield, MI on 7/18/13

"Best tutor ever for a student who doesn't enjoy math!"

- Laura, Northville, MI on 6/14/13

"Great tutor, really made a huge difference for honors physics success!"

- Shelly, Waterford, MI on 6/5/13

"Very good at teaching and creating a great learning atmosphere"

- Hanh, Franklin, MI on 4/19/13

"Great Tutor - Great Investment"

- Ann, West Bloomfield, MI on 3/24/13

"Absolutely the Best."

- Gayl, Redford, MI on 12/14/12

"Truly interested in student succeeding in class."

- Evan, Milford, MI on 12/10/12

"A fantastic tutor who has worked very patiently"

- Francine, West Bloomfield, MI on 10/23/12
Christian replied on 10/23/2012

Hi Francine,
Thank you for the kind feedback. Your granddaughter is very attentive, hard working and committed to learn. She is a bright and kind young lady, and it is a pleasure to coach her.

"Very helpful"

- Tjauna, Detroit, MI on 9/9/12

"Excellent Professional Tutor"

- Ron, Keego Harbor, MI on 5/14/12

"Excellent Tutor, I would highly recommend him!!"

- Brooke, West Bloomfield, MI on 4/9/12

"Great tutor ! Knows how to help."

- Elizabeth, West Bloomfield, MI on 2/20/12

"Great Tutor - Calmed my Stressed Out Daughter"

- Amy, Novi, MI on 1/5/12

"Beneficial tutoring session"

- Karen, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 12/8/11

"Perfect Choice"

- Audrey, Livonia, MI on 10/24/11

"Goes Above and Beyond"

- Laura, Oak Park, MI on 6/7/11

"Fortunate to find"

- Jody, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 5/11/11

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jodie, Holly, MI on 4/28/11

"Great Tutor for AP Physics"

- Tom, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 4/21/11
Science:
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB
Language:
Dutch

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ACT Math

I have successfully prepared many students for the ACT for more than 5 years and consistently received the highest marks as a Wyzant Tutor from students and their parents. On average students increase their ACT Math score from 21 to 27, from 24 to 28 and from 28 to 31 after 5 to 10 sessions. My method: have the student complete 5 to 10 practice tests, during which I tutor them on the problems they struggle with or answer incorrectly. Typically they learn between 20 and 50 new concepts/techniques which allow them to increase their test scores.

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra 1 for more than 5 years and consistently receive the highest ratings as a WyzAnt Tutor from students and their parents. I have never had a student or parent who was not 100% satisfied. I also tutor Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calc and Calculus, so I am able to focus not only on the immediate needs of the students, but also focus on concepts that really matter going forward.

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra 2 for more than 5 years and consistently receive the highest ratings as a WyzAnt Tutor from students and their parents. I have never had a student or parent who was not 100% satisfied. I also tutor Geometry, Pre-Calc and Calculus, so I am able to focus not only on the immediate needs of the students, but also focus on concepts that really matter going forward.

Calculus

I am one of the most experienced and highest rated tutor in Oakland County. I have my Master's Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and have a deep understanding of all math subjects including Calculus. I also know how to apply Calculus in Physics and Engineering in general. I tutor both high school and college students. I scored 100% in the Wyzant Qualification test and excel in tutoring. I consistently receive the highest ratings (1,100 Gold Star ratings) as a Wyzant Tutor from students and their parents.

Dutch

I grew up in the northern part of Belgium where Dutch/Flemish is the official language. I went to school at a Dutch speaking high school and a Dutch speaking University where I obtained a Master's degree in Civil and Structural Engineering. I have a great command of, and am fully fluent in, Dutch and English.

Physics

I have my Master's Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and have a deep understanding of Physics at all levels, including Honors, College and AP Physics. I also know how to apply Calculus in Physics and Engineering in general. I have been tutoring Physics for more than 2 years and consistently receive the highest marks as a Wyzant Tutor from students and their parents.

Prealgebra

I have been tutoring pre-Algebra for more than 5 years and consistently receive the highest ratings as a WyzAnt Tutor from students and their parents. I have never had a student or parent who was not 100% satisfied. I also tutor Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Calc and Calculus, so I am able to focus not only on the immediate needs of the students, but also focus on concepts that really matter going forward.

Precalculus

I have been tutoring Pre-Calculus for more than 5 years and consistently receive the highest ratings as a WyzAnt Tutor from students and their parents. I have never had a student or parent who was not 100% satisfied. I also tutor Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry and Calculus, so I am able to focus not only on the immediate needs of the students, but also focus on concepts that really matter going forward..

Trigonometry

I have been tutoring Trigonometry for more than 5 years and consistently receive the highest ratings as a WyzAnt Tutor from students and their parents. I have never had a student or parent who was not 100% satisfied. I also tutor Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus, so I am able to focus not only on the immediate needs of the students, but also focus on concepts that really matter going forward.

State University of Ghent, Belgium
Civil Engineering
State University of Ghent, Belgium
Master's

Education

State University of Ghent, Belgium (Civil Engineering)

State University of Ghent, Belgium (Master's)

Outstanding Tutor! — We have used a few tutors over time and Christian is absolutely the most experienced, knowledgeable, kind and patient of them all! He goes above and beyond to help you succeed. He was always quick to respond. My daughter had Christian as a tutor for an 8 week condensed college summer class in calculus 1. Christian explained things in such a way that it was much easier to grasp. She got A's all th ...

— Sandy, Washington, MI on 9/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I provide e-mail support to all my students between sessions, 'free of charge'. Example: if they struggle with one or more problems, I show them how to solve it, by return e-mail or text.

Travel policy

Christian will travel within 40 miles of West Bloomfield, MI 48323.