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Corey L.

Durham, NC

$50/hr

Ivy League Math/Sciences/Business Tutor

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Background check passed as of 12/9/14
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142 Ratings
 
 
8hrs Response Time
Excellent tutor.
— Heather, Raleigh, NC on 11/27/13

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University of Pennsylvania
Chemical Engineering

Education

University of Pennsylvania (Chemical Engineering)

About Corey

Thanks for taking the time to check out my profile. My name's Corey. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Entrepreneurial Management. I earned both degrees in four years while founding my own company, so I got quite good at learning material quickly and effectively.

I genuinely enjoy helping people learn. I'm fine if sessions run over, nor do I mind answering questions over the phone or online outside of tutoring sessions.

While in school I paid very close attention to HOW my peers and I learned and HOW our professors taught in order to stay ahead with less time spent studying. I strive to teach the same material in different ways depending on the student, and to teach the student how to learn independently.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my profile. My name's Corey. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Entrepreneurial Management. I earned both degrees in four years while founding my own company, so I got Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

If I come to you, I ask that lessons last at least 90 minutes to account for travel time and cost.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Durham, NC 27703
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor."

- Heather, Raleigh, NC on 11/27/13

"Very bright and competent. "

- Steve, Raleigh, NC on 8/8/15

"Knowledgeable and helpful."

- Judy , Raleigh, NC on 6/9/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Karen, Raleigh, NC on 6/3/15

"Great AP Chemistry Tutor"

- Michelle, Cary, NC on 4/19/14
English:
English
Language:
German
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Accounting,
Economics,
Finance,
German,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Accounting

I studied both financial and managerial accounting at Wharton Business school as an undergraduate. I also taught the whole managerial accounting course to my roommate at the time, so I have practice teaching the material in a way that makes sense to the student.

Algebra 1

Algebra represents a fundamental transition and new way of thinking for every math student. Many students, myself included, needed some help making that transition, but once it's made the subject can be surprisingly easy. I think it's my job to help the student understand how to think so eventually, they learn the material on their own with ease.

Algebra 2

I took Algebra II (Honors) in my freshman year of high school and passed with high marks. I've also had a lot of practice since then, since I faced a lot of algebra-intense problems in the physics and engineering classes I took at UPenn.

Calculus

I took two years of calculus as a high school student and another 3 semesters in college. I struggled with calculus for a while before it "clicked" and I started to understand it intuitively. I've also had a lot of practice sharing that understanding with my peers. I think Calculus is when a student truly starts to understand how elegant math can be.

Chemical Engineering

I earned a BSE with honors from the University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. As part of my senior design project, I used the accumulated knowledge to design a complete process, simulated in ASPEN, for the renewable production of para-xylene from biomass.

Chemistry

I studied Chemistry in my Sophomore year of high school, and I had one of those teachers that changes your life. I took AP Chemistry in my junior year, passed the AP exam with a 5 (highest score). I also qualified for the National Chemistry Olympiad at the state level twice (top twelve high school chemistry students in the state). I went on to study Chemical Engineering at an Ivy League school. I've also tutored Chemistry before at the request of my high school chemistry teacher.

Economics

I have a Bachelors Degree from Wharton at UPenn in undergraduate business, with 4 semesters of study in Economics, including 2 honors courses. I earned an A or A+ in all 4 courses.

Elementary Math

I believe Math is the most important subject for a young student. Beyond setting the groundwork for more advanced math later, it teaches the problem-solving and pattern recognition techniques that every subject needs. As a result, I believe a tutor should focus on the underlying problems and patters in the math rather than the rote memorization that will only help the student pass their next quiz.

English

I have two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, with one semester of Writing Seminar included in the curriculum (passed with an A-). I also scored 740 and 680 on the SAT Writing and Reading sections, respectively, while in high school. I'm particularly well-suited to teaching grammar, since fluent command of German requires mastery of grammar concepts we tend to take for granted in English.

Finance

I have an undergraduate business degree from Wharton Business School, including 2 semesters of education in Finance. I also carry Series 6 and 63 securities licenses from FINRA.

Geometry

I took Geometry in 8th grade. Of all fields of mathematics, I find Geometry most intuitive. Because of that, I have a lot of practice conveying that intuitive understanding to my peers.

German

I've studied German for 10 years, starting in 6th grade and including 4 semester of study in college. I passed the German AP exam with a score of 5 (max is 5). I also studied abroad for two months in the Summer of 2011.

Organic Chemistry

I graduated with honors (GPA >3.4) from the University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League) with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Curriculum included two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory organic chemistry. I've tutored 4 students in Organic Chemistry so far, all of whom used my services on a recurring basis throughout the semester.

Physics

I have a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League school). Curriculum included two courses in Physics, both passed with grades of A and A+. I've successfully tutored physics for multiple students on a recurring basis.

Prealgebra

I took Prealgebra in 6th grade. Though I'd always been a strong math student, I struggled with the transition to the higher level concepts. I overcame that lack of intuitive understanding, however, and went on to a fruitful study of mathematics up through six semesters of calculus. I believe I can help a struggling student make the transition from arithmetic to higher mathematical concepts.

Precalculus

Precalculus may be the most important year of math high school students take. As an engineering graduate, commanding calculus was critical for my education. However, I saw many intelligent peers struggle with math not because they couldn't understand the calculus, but because they lacked strong precalculus fundamentals. I believe that once students establish that strong base in precalculus and learn to apply it to the more complex concepts, they tend to succeed in precalculus and beyond.

Probability

If a situation is repeated again and again, the observed proportion of successful outcomes will tend to approach the theoretical probability that any one of the outcomes will be a success

SAT Math

I took the Math SAT twice without any preparatory classes, scoring 780 and 800. I also scored 800 on the Math SAT II. I believe the secret to success on the Math SAT is solid fundamentals, pattern recognition, and understanding the questions.

Statistics

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League) with Honors (GPA >3.4) with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Math curriculum included 2 semesters of instruction in statistics and probability, both passed with grades A- or higher. I've successfully tutored several students in statistics on a recurring basis.

Trigonometry

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League) with Honors (GPA >3.4) with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Math curriculum included 4 semesters of calculus and two of statistics and probability. I've successfully tutored multiple students in all math subjects through and including calculus. I also scored 800s on the Math SAT 1 and 2, and 5s (max 5) on the Calc AB and Calc BC CollegeBoard AP exams.

University of Pennsylvania
Chemical Engineering

Education

University of Pennsylvania (Chemical Engineering)

Excellent tutor. — Corey is an excellent tutor, intelligent, patient, and kind. He came out when we were desperate for help, and my child did well on the test, webassign, and felt so much better after the chemistry help. THANK YOU. You are A+ quality and top-notch. ...

— Heather, Raleigh, NC on 11/27/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If I come to you, I ask that lessons last at least 90 minutes to account for travel time and cost.

Travel policy

Corey will travel within 15 miles of Durham, NC 27703.

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