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Stephen C.

Raleigh, NC

$50/hour

Physics, General Chemistry, secondary Mathematics - 20 years

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 52 ratings
Great Tutor! Patient and Helpful in Chemistry and Math
— Colette, Raleigh, NC on 12/10/14

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University of Dayton
Physics
Iowa State University
Master's

Education

University of Dayton (Physics)

Iowa State University (Master's)

About Stephen

I have over 20 years experience teaching all levels of secondary Mathematics, General Chemistry, and Physics, including AP Physics. I have also been an AP Physics Exam Reader. My hours are very flexible. My experience spans public, private, and International high schools as well as introductory college-level physics.

I am an intensely curious person and a life-long learner. It is what propelled me to live and work outside of the United States and what sustains my life-long love of mathematics and the sciences. I do not hide that passion when teaching. Since my curiosity is wide-ranging, I am constantly making connections with other disciplines. As a result, discussions of the historical and philosophical contexts of mathematical and scientific concepts are common in. Teaching for me is not about specific "killer" lessons. It is about day-to-day interactions in which academic pursuits may or may not play a integral role. It is being avuncular rather than pedantic. I want my students to see that the concepts we study are all around us and can be understood by all. Perhaps those mysterious black boxes are not so magical after all. As technology increasingly pervades our lives, this approach is increasingly crucial. I reject the notion that there are students who are "no good at science and/or math".

My career was not always as a teacher. I worked for 13 years in various engineering and sales positions, primarily in the semiconductor industry. My educational background and industrial experience give me a unique, "real-world" perspective that is often not available to secondary-level or undergraduate students. I believe that my ability to provide that is at least as important to the education of my students as my ability to perform in the classroom. I not only know the science, I know the technology and the economics as well.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Raleigh, NC 27607
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor! Patient and Helpful in Chemistry and Math"

- Colette, Raleigh, NC on 12/10/14

"Great tutor with an amazing personality!"

- Sydney, Raleigh, NC on 1/25/16

"Fun guy, very smart: it's always good to laugh while you learn"

- David, Durham, NC on 1/17/16

"A patient and excellent tutor"

- Heather, Cary, NC on 12/4/15

"Improved Grades thanks to Stephen"

- Robbie, Raleigh, NC on 11/11/15

"Stephen is a true teacher!"

- Angie, Raleigh, NC on 5/6/15
Science:
Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
GED

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

I am an experienced Algebra 2 teacher. I have taught every high school math level from Algebra 1 through Calculus. I earned a BS in Physics and an MS in Engineering.

Chemistry

I have over 20 years experience teaching high school science, including general chemistry. I earned a BS degree in Physics and an MS in Engineering.

GED

I have over 20 years experience teaching high school math and science. I can tutor all areas of the GED but am especially qualified in those two areas.

Geometry

I am an experienced Geometry teacher.

Physics

I have over 20 years experience teaching high school physics. I have taught physics through the AP level and been an AP Physics exam reader. I earned a BS in Physics and an MS in Engineering. Physics is my passion.

Precalculus

I am an experienced Pre-Calculus teacher.

Trigonometry

I am an experienced Trigonometry teacher.

University of Dayton
Physics
Iowa State University
Master's

Education

University of Dayton (Physics)

Iowa State University (Master's)

Great Tutor! Patient and Helpful in Chemistry and Math — Thank you so much for helping my son prepare for his chemistry and math level 2 subject tests. I think he is doing very well and probably will receive a perfect score on chemistry. Stephen is the best teacher! ...

— Colette, Raleigh, NC on 12/10/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 6 miles of Raleigh, NC 27607.