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Eric M.

Saint Paul, MN

$50/hour

Eric M - MCAT, GRE, ACT, SAT, Chemistry, Math, Physics, test prep

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Background check passed as of 5/21/14
4.5 average from 32 ratings
Great math instruction helped for ACT
— Sherry, Saint Paul, MN on 10/24/15

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University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Chemistry
Penn State University
PhD

Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Chemistry)

Penn State University (PhD)

About Eric

I specialize in test preparation including MCAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, plus college and high school tests in chemistry, math, and physics. My past experience includes teaching the MCAT prep course for Stanley Kaplan. By tutoring and taking new practice tests as they become available, I keep my knowledge of subjects and tests up to date. I am qualified to tutor in the math and science content areas that make up standardized tests and very much enjoy tutoring these subjects for students in courses in addition to test preparation.

Because literacy is critical to scoring high on tests, I attend to both reading and English content areas and maintain these as qualified subjects. I tutor from a constructivist point of view which means that I guide students to integrate the meaning of physical concepts according to their own unique perspective. With my help, you will be able to assimilate and use central concepts in common sense ways as opposed to trying to memorize and correctly apply dry abstract formulas. This allows much greater confidence, reliability and competency in solving the type of reasoning and word problems that can cause test takers to struggle.

Professionally, I work as a research chemist and materials scientist who has authored nearly 40 patents and many scientific publications. What I get most satisfaction from, however, is helping others through teaching.

You will be completely satisfied with each session or you will not be billed. I do require a 24 hour cancellation notice but will reschedule if necessary. I am willing to travel to a location that is convenient for you.
I specialize in test preparation including MCAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, plus Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55118
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great math instruction helped for ACT"

- Sherry, Saint Paul, MN on 10/24/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Susan, Minneapolis, MN on 2/12/15

"Good Tutor"

- Caitlin, Saint Paul, MN on 9/5/14
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Biology, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
GED, GRE, MCAT,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

My background includes a large volume of public writing ranging from scientific publications to web sites and catalog sheets, for which proper grammar and English usage is required.

ACT Math

My greatest expertise as a successful research scientist is problem solving, and as a tutor is helping other learn this skill.

I emphasize reading, graphical and math fluency as is required to decode word problems on the ACT, and then work with students to strengthen logic required to set up solutions.

ACT Reading

My college course work includes education classes on teaching literacy in middle and secondary schools and concepts from those classes are emphasized in preparing for the ACT.

ACT Science

In addition to building knowledge of important scientific concepts and content, I strengthen student's graphic, mathematical, and reading fluency to promote comprehension of the passages that make up the entire Science portion of the ACT.

I review updates of ACT practice exams as they become available to remain current.

Calculus

Calculus 1 - 3 at the University of Minnesota average grade = 3.7/4.0 (A-).

Chemistry

PhD in Chemistry (Penn State) + 29 years industrial research experience. Teaching experience in high school and college. Author of 40 patents and 26 publications and presentations.

MCAT

I took the MCAT test (in the old format of six subject areas) and my score was 76 - equivalent to a 38 in the current 3 subject format. Based on the strength of my test score, I have worked previously as an instructor for the MCAT test at Stanley Kaplan.

I am qualified in all of the subject areas that make up the MCAT including math, algebra, calculus, biology, chemistry, and physics.

Organic Chemistry

I have a PhD in Organic Chemistry + 29 years industrial experience including synthesis. I am the author of 40 patents and 25 scientific publications.

Physics

I took three quarters of calculus based Physics for majors at the University of Minnesota with GPA 4.0.

Precalculus

University of Minnesota Pre-Calculus course grade 4.0/4.0 (A).

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Chemistry
Penn State University
PhD

Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Chemistry)

Penn State University (PhD)

Great math instruction helped for ACT — Eric has a broad knowledge of math and encouraged thinking through the problem to apply appropriate concepts rather than memorizing formulas. His approach helped prepare for the ACT. ...

— Sherry, Saint Paul, MN on 10/24/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eric will travel within 15 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55118.