Brown '20 Grad with 6+ Years of Spanish, Math, and Chemistry Tutoring
Brown '20 Grad with 6+ Years of Spanish, Math, and Chemistry Tutoring
Last May, I graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, where I majored in chemistry and Spanish and fulfilled pre-med requirements. As a chemistry and math peer tutor, intermediate Spanish teaching assistant, and private peer tutor for over six years, I have extensive experience mentoring and teaching students. Instead of making students memorize formulas and plug-and-chug to get out answers, I encourage them to understand the principles behind each problem. My favorite teaching moment...
Last May, I graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, where I majored in chemistry and Spanish and fulfilled pre-med requirements. As a chemistry and math peer tutor, intermediate Spanish teaching assistant, and private peer tutor for over six years, I have extensive experience mentoring and teaching students. Instead of making students memorize formulas and plug-and-chug to get out answers, I encourage them to understand the principles behind each problem. My favorite teaching moment is helping students create their own examples and analogies to achieve that "eureka" moment when everything clicks.
I'm a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society. I'm currently conducting analytical chemistry research at UNC Chapel Hill and studying German, Italian, and Python in my free time. I hope to combine my love for STEM and passion for serving others by becoming a physician.
Thanks for reading about me! Check out the student feedback on my page, and feel free to reach out with any questions and comments. I hope to schedule a session with you soon!
Samuel has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 55 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Exceptionally talented tutor
Samuel is tutoring AP Chemistry for our son who is a junior high school student. Since the first session our son has absolutely loved Samuel's teaching style and his clear and schematic presentation of complex AP Chemistry concepts. Samuel communicates promptly, clearly, and very reliably. You can immediately appreciate Samuel's strong passion about teaching. He is absolutely the best tutor that our son has ever had. We feel very fortunate to have found such a talented and effective teacher, and wholeheartedly recommend Samuel as a tutor.Gentian, 6 lessons with SamuelTutor responded:
Thank you so so much for this review! I've loved working with your son — he stays engaged and asks insightful questions to discover the principles behind every problem. I look forward to more sessions soon!
Samuel helped me prepare for my huge calculus exam. He was always very patient and eager to help even after the sessions by sending helpful review material. He always tried to make sure I understood the material instead of just memorizing formulas. Thank you so much for all of your help!Jessie , 4 lessons with SamuelTutor responded:
Thank you so much for the kind testimonial! It was fantastic working with you and explaining nearly every FRQ with the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Fingers crossed for a good grade on the exam!
A great tutor
My daughter immediately liked Samuel. He was able to explain college chemistry to her in easier to understand terms than her instructors. She looks forward to future sessions.Sydney, 5 lessons with SamuelTutor responded:
Thank you so much for the kind testimonial! I look forward to more sessions soon :)
Fantastic young man
Best dang tutor in the whole dang world. He helps to the best of his knowledge, and that knowledge is quite expansivePatrick, 6 lessons with SamuelTutor responded:
You're too kind! I've enjoyed working with you on Spanish literature, even when the poems are Góngora-level impossible.
Knowledgeable and nice
Very helpful! I had a better understanding of limits after our session! Will definitely reach out if need help again! He was also able to help me very last minute reach was super helpful!Gretchen, 4 lessons with SamuelTutor responded:
Thank you so much for this review! It was great working with you on limiting reagents and stoichiometry — I hope the car factory analogy sticks :)
My tutoring sessions paralleled the things that I was practicing in school. I came into sessions worried that I wouldn't be able to understand what was being taught. Due to the limited time of the sessions, it hard to get good practice in. However, I did appreciate Samuel helping me with basic concepts so that I have the foundation to learn more. Moving forward, I wanted to shift the sessions towards ap test review and the breaking down of frqs. Oftentimes, I find myself stumped by problems that are worded in ways I don't understand. I am also planning on doing practice tests on my own to practice, and hopefully, that will help as well. I appreciate having the help I get from the class, but if I could change one thing, I prefer to work through the problems and ask questions along the way over the lecture-style lessons we have been doing so far. Thank you Samuel for all of the help you have given me so far. I look forward to our future lessons.Judy, 10 lessons with SamuelTutor responded:
Thanks so much for the feedback! I totally get where you're coming from — we can totally pivot to starting with frqs and practice problems instead of beginning with overviews.
Relatable and clear.
After every single lesson, without fail, Samuel has helped me through every problem I've ever had regarding the AP Calculus AB curriculum. Not only did my understanding get deepened by our meetings, but he has also offered a safe and helpful environment for me to ask questions. I have yet to feel awkward when approaching him for help. Sam is very understanding of schedules, and helpful overall as a tutor.Roseli, 9 lessons with SamuelTutor responded:
Thank you so much for the kind review! I've loved working with you, and I look forward to future calculus sessions.
Excellent Physical Science Tutor
Samuel knows the subject matter very well and is able to teach in a clear concise manner. Walking my daughter through problem sets ensuring that she understood the underlying principles was extremely helpful. Samuel's color coded, neat, clear follow up notes were extremely helpful and provided a terrific study guide. Samuel is a gifted teacher and would highly recommend!Alexandra , 8 lessons with SamuelTutor responded:
Thank you so much! It's been a pleasure working on physical science with your daughter, and I look forward to more sessions soon.
Learning my way
A very knowledgeable tutor and very good at teaching. I'm a really slow learner and he will explain the same concept multiple times in different ways until I understand each aspect of my problems. I cannot recommend Sam enough!Conrad, 10 lessons with SamuelTutor responded:
Thanks so much for the review! It's been awesome working with you on chemistry because you help me see the material from new perspectives. Looking forward to more sessions soon!
Samuel helps me understand my chemistry concept very well. He also gives me many chemistry problem to do that is also very helpful. He is very noligable and after tutoring sessions with him, I feel confident I will do well on my tests.George, 11 lessons with SamuelTutor responded:
Thanks so much for the review, George! Looking forward to more AP Chem sessions with you :)
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