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Brad C.

Supportive Math/Test Prep Tutor, PhD, 10+ years in STEM and Humanities

Supportive Math/Test Prep Tutor, PhD, 10+ years in STEM and Humanities

$55/hour

  • 339 hours tutoring

About Brad


Bio

I’ve tutored humanities and STEM subjects for people from all different educational backgrounds, each of whom was pushing to their own personal edge. There are aspects of teaching that go beyond mere knowledge of the subject matter, and my goal is to provide whatever guidance and support you need to achieve your goals, as well as the encouragement that we all need when tackling something new and difficult.

I have degrees in both humanities and STEM fields, 99th percentile scores on the SAT...

I’ve tutored humanities and STEM subjects for people from all different educational backgrounds, each of whom was pushing to their own personal edge. There are aspects of teaching that go beyond mere knowledge of the subject matter, and my goal is to provide whatever guidance and support you need to achieve your goals, as well as the encouragement that we all need when tackling something new and difficult.

I have degrees in both humanities and STEM fields, 99th percentile scores on the SAT and ACT, and over a decade of experience teaching college Physics. I began tutoring mathematics and writing in the mid 90s while pursuing my bachelor's degree in history. I later returned to school for an MS in Physics and then a PhD in Computational Physics, during which time I taught physics courses and mentored undergraduates. I’ve since taught physics at several colleges, but have realized I prefer one-on-one instruction and a focus on academic fundamentals.

Along the way I’ve developed a keen interest in standardized testing, and have put myself through the process of achieving 99th percentile scores on all sections of the SAT and ACT tests. Most people can benefit enormously from guided preparation for those tests, and I’m happy to be helping people on that front as well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’re interested in tutoring or just have questions about the process. I look forward to hearing from you!

A note about lesson scheduling:
If you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, please do so at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson time. When a student doesn’t show up for a lesson at the scheduled time, I remain online for the first 10 minutes, after which time the lesson is canceled, and the student is billed for only that 10 minutes. Cancellation/rescheduling of a lesson with less than 24 hours notice is treated the same as a “no-show”.


Education

Belhaven University
History
USM (Physics)
Masters
USM (Computational Physics)
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: Lessons cancelled/rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice are assessed as “no-shows” (see details at end of profile).
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/10/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your ACT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching and tutoring for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor the ACT Math section (as well as the rest of the test) using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any ACT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your ACT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching and tutoring for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor the ACT Math section (as well as the rest of the test) using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any ACT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your SAT/PSAT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching some combination of math and physics for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor each section of the SAT and PSAT tests using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any SAT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your SAT/PSAT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching some combination of math and physics for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor each section of the SAT and PSAT tests using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any SAT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Every student I’ve ever worked with needed to walk their own path to an understanding of algebra. While teaching physics, I routinely encountered students who, despite having passed an algebra class, still needed to go back and talk through the basics until they got what they needed, and got it in their own way. It was there that I came to appreciate what patience, persistence, and individual attention can accomplish. I’ve been teaching and tutoring for over 20 years, with both an MS and a PhD under my belt. I enjoy what I do, and have worked with hundreds of people who were each pushing to the edge of their learning capacity. I will work with you (or your child) to keep you encouraged and moving toward the particular insights you need to succeed in your Algebra I class.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Years of graduate school and teaching have led me to an unexpected appreciation for the basics of mathematics, and a love for helping people find their own understanding of those basics. Everyone’s learning path is different, and I will work with you or your child in whatever way is needed to find those next steps toward understanding. I’m happy to work with students of all ages and needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about tutoring, or would like to schedule a lesson.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your SAT/PSAT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching some combination of math and physics for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor each section of the SAT and PSAT tests using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any SAT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your SAT/PSAT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching some combination of math and physics for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor each section of the SAT and PSAT tests using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any SAT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your ACT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching and tutoring for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor the ACT Math section (as well as the rest of the test) using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any ACT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Every student I’ve ever worked with needed to walk their own path to an understanding of algebra. While teaching physics, I routinely encountered students who, despite having passed an algebra class, still needed to go back and talk through the basics until they got what they needed, and got it in their own way. It was there that I came to appreciate what patience, persistence, and individual attention can accomplish. I’ve been teaching and tutoring for over 20 years, with both an MS and a PhD under my belt. I enjoy what I do, and have worked with hundreds of people who were each pushing to the edge of their learning capacity. I will work with you (or your child) to keep you encouraged and moving toward the particular insights you need to succeed in your Algebra I class.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Years of graduate school and teaching have led me to an unexpected appreciation for the basics of mathematics, and a love for helping people find their own understanding of those basics. Everyone’s learning path is different, and I will work with you or your child in whatever way is needed to find those next steps toward understanding. I’m happy to work with students of all ages and needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about tutoring, or would like to schedule a lesson.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your SAT/PSAT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching some combination of math and physics for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor each section of the SAT and PSAT tests using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any SAT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Every student I’ve ever worked with needed to walk their own path to an understanding of algebra. While teaching physics, I routinely encountered students who, despite having passed an algebra class, still needed to go back and talk through the basics until they got what they needed, and got it in their own way. It was there that I came to appreciate what patience, persistence, and individual attention can accomplish. I’ve been teaching and tutoring for over 20 years, with both an MS and a PhD under my belt. I enjoy what I do, and have worked with hundreds of people who were each pushing to the edge of their learning capacity. I will work with you (or your child) to keep you encouraged and moving toward the particular insights you need to succeed in your Algebra I class.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Years of graduate school and teaching have led me to an unexpected appreciation for the basics of mathematics, and a love for helping people find their own understanding of those basics. Everyone’s learning path is different, and I will work with you or your child in whatever way is needed to find those next steps toward understanding. I’m happy to work with students of all ages and needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about tutoring, or would like to schedule a lesson.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your ACT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching and tutoring for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor the ACT Math section (as well as the rest of the test) using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any ACT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Every student I’ve ever worked with needed to walk their own path to an understanding of algebra. While teaching physics, I routinely encountered students who, despite having passed an algebra class, still needed to go back and talk through the basics until they got what they needed, and got it in their own way. It was there that I came to appreciate what patience, persistence, and individual attention can accomplish. I’ve been teaching and tutoring for over 20 years, with both an MS and a PhD under my belt. I enjoy what I do, and have worked with hundreds of people who were each pushing to the edge of their learning capacity. I will work with you (or your child) to keep you encouraged and moving toward the particular insights you need to succeed in your Algebra I class.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your SAT/PSAT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching some combination of math and physics for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor each section of the SAT and PSAT tests using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any SAT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your ACT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching and tutoring for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor the ACT Math section (as well as the rest of the test) using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any ACT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your ACT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching and tutoring for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor the ACT Math section (as well as the rest of the test) using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any ACT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your ACT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching and tutoring for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor the ACT Math section (as well as the rest of the test) using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any ACT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your ACT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching and tutoring for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor the ACT Math section (as well as the rest of the test) using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any ACT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your SAT/PSAT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching some combination of math and physics for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor each section of the SAT and PSAT tests using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any SAT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your SAT/PSAT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching some combination of math and physics for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor each section of the SAT and PSAT tests using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any SAT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

Guidance and practice can absolutely improve your SAT/PSAT scores! I’ve been through the process myself, having trained my way up to 99th percentile scores on all sections of both the SAT and ACT tests. I’ve also been teaching some combination of math and physics for over a decade, completing both an MS and a PhD along the way. I tutor each section of the SAT and PSAT tests using a straight-forward method that sticks close to the official practice tests issued by the test’s creators. I work with students to ensure that for each test question they understand: a) the “standard” way to find the correct answer, b) any SAT-style shortcuts to find the answer faster, c) strategies for guessing in case one cannot find the correct answer, and d) the general principles tested by the question. In this way we build familiarity with the test, and fill in any gaps of understanding as we go. I enjoy what I do, and I try to make the process enjoyable for my students as well. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process, or would like to schedule a lesson.

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Awesome teacher

Patient with me and doesn’t just give me the answer pushes me to do it and helps me do it

Vanessa, 2 lessons with Brad
Tutor responded:

Thank you B! The best part of this business is meeting remarkable new people. You have an exceptionally quick mind, and a good way of tackling new challenges. These things will serve you well far beyond the ACT/SAT!

CAP math tutor

Brad is very personable and made my son feel comfortable for his first tutoring lesson. He is a great communicator with letting me know what they covered in the lesson. I am confident that my son will greatly benefit with his weekly sessions.

Sandra, 1 lesson with Brad
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Sandra, for such kind words! I've really enjoyed getting to know B: he has a remarkable mind, and is wonderfully calm under pressure. It's my pleasure to help in any way I can!

Knowledge patience and sincere mission to help student meet success

Brad has the greatest personality to connect with his students . He offers much more than knowledge. Brad has a Great teaching style, he builds confidence! His sincere approach and patience would drive any student to meet their goals.

Sharon, 5 lessons with Brad
Tutor responded:

Thank you Sharon! I’m very impressed with K., and it’s exciting to watch him bring his considerable native intelligence to bear on the ACT. I’m optimistic about the work we’re doing together!

ACT tutor

Brad has been great, helping my son prep for the ACT. He is patient, professional, and really know his stuff. We would definitely recommend him for your tutoring needs.

Chrissy , 4 lessons with Brad
Tutor responded:

Thank you Chrissy! The hard work your son is putting in now will pay him back for many years to come, and it’s exciting to be part of that process. It’s always a pleasure to work with such good people!

SAT prep

This was my first time being tutored and I have to say that he was really flexible than many of my own teachers. He hit everything and he didn’t hold back on anything but didn’t try to scare me. So that was really nice.

Michelle, 20 lessons with Brad
Tutor responded:

I'm glad to hear you felt comfortable during our lessons! I know it can be tricky getting settled in with a new tutor on such short notice. I had lots of fun working with you, and was impressed with how quickly you progressed. Let me know when those SAT scores come in!

Awesome Guy!!!

Brad was the best!!! Enthusiastic, fun, flexible and understanding. He was everything we were looking for in a tutor. His knowledge on the concepts were accurate and precise. Jay enjoyed working with him and my husband and I enjoyed listening in lol 😂

Reechelle , 10 lessons with Brad
Tutor responded:

Thanks so much for the kind words! My lessons with Jay were loads of fun, and I was greatly impressed with the progress she made. It’s always inspiring to work with someone as tenacious, hard-working, and good-natured as she is. I’ll be sending good vibes on test day!

Very helpful, great to work with.

Brad helped my son with ACT prep on short notice. My son said he felt much more confident and prepared for the test after the sessions with Brad. Brad was thoughtful and patient ( and of course knowledgeable) during the sessions and my son really enjoyed his time with Brad.

Trisha, 2 lessons with Brad
Tutor responded:

It was my pleasure! T. is an extraordinary young man, and we had a blast working together. Best wishes on the road ahead...I know he’s on his way to great things!

Patient, Supportive Math Tutor

Brad was a great help to my daughter when she was struggling with her algebra class. He is very patient and encouraging, and worked with her at each step to help her understand.

Jennifer, 8 lessons with Brad

Already helping

Dr. Brad has already helped me to understand the SAT better. I’m learning how to see the test questions correctly, and what I need to do to get faster. And I don’t feel intimidated...he’s very encouraging!

Joshua, 2 lessons with Brad
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