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Christian S.

West Bloomfield, MI

$75/hour

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

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 1087 ratings
Truly Gifted Teacher
— Fred, Brentwood, TN on 6/1/14

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

"Truly Gifted Teacher"

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

"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

"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 my Master's Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and have a deep understanding of all math subjects from pre-Algebra to Calculus. I also know how to apply Calculus in Physics and Engineering in general. I excel in tutoring. I have successfully prepared many students for the ACT for more than 2 years and consistently received the highest marks as a Wyzant Tutor from students and their parents.

Algebra 1

I have my Master's Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and have a deep understanding of all math subjects from pre-Algebra to Calculus. I also know how to apply Calculus in Physics and Engineering in general. I have been tutoring Algebra 1 for more than 4 years and consistently receive the highest marks as a WyzAnt Tutor from students and their parents.

Algebra 2

I have my Master's Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and have a deep understanding of all math subjects from pre-Algebra to Calculus. I also know how to apply Calculus in Physics and Engineering in general. I have been tutoring Algebra 2 for more than 4 years and consistently receive the highest marks as a WyzAnt Tutor from students and their parents.

ASVAB

I am skilled at preparing you and helping you, so you pass the ASVAB test at once. I speak in clear and simple terms and in a friendly manner, so you quickly become comfortable with me and grasp the subject matter.
My method is simple, by watching you answer typical test questions and identifying where you need help,I am able to focus on, and practice the types of problems for which you need help. You will see that, with some guided practice, you will be able to solve the ASVAB questions easily and accurately...and you will be prepared to pass the test.

Calculus

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 scored 100% in the Wyzant Qualification test and excel in tutoring. I consistently receive the highest marks 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 my Master's Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and have a deep understanding of all math subjects from pre-Algebra to Calculus. I also know how to apply Calculus in Physics and Engineering in general. I have been tutoring pre-Algebra for more than 2 years and consistently receive the highest marks as a Wyzant Tutor from students and their parents.

Precalculus

I have my Master's Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and have a deep understanding of all math subjects from pre-Algebra to Calculus. I also know how to apply Calculus in Physics and Engineering in general. I have been tutoring pre-Calculus for more than 4 years and consistently receive the highest marks as a WyzAnt Tutor from students and their parents.

Trigonometry

I have my Master's Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and have a deep understanding of all math subjects from pre-Algebra to Calculus. I also know how to apply Calculus in Physics and Engineering in general. I have been tutoring Trigonometry for more than 4 years and consistently receive the highest marks as a WyzAnt Tutor from students and their parents.

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)

Truly Gifted Teacher — Both the student and my wife felt Christian is an amazing tutor with superior teaching and motivational skills! This guy totally understands the psychology of reading, understanding, and teaching. Truly a gifted mentor. 6/1/14 Christian and my son continue to progress extremely well as student and mentor. I am quite impressed with Christian's ability to read and understand what techniques work b ...

— Fred, Brentwood, TN on 6/1/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

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