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Marvin F.

One of the Best Physics, Chemistry, Math and Academic Skills Tutors

One of the Best Physics, Chemistry, Math and Academic Skills Tutors

$20/hour

  • 705 hours tutoring

About Marvin


Bio

I do not merely show my students how to solve problems, I teach them how to solve problems. This requires much less memorization and a lot more learning.
I love Science. You do not have to. I have proven my abilities in a full career as a Professional Chemist and 12 years as a High School Science Teacher. I get pleasure from helping people to develop the skills they need for a good life. I have taught at all levels, from an Inclusion Physical Science class to AP Physics and College...

I do not merely show my students how to solve problems, I teach them how to solve problems. This requires much less memorization and a lot more learning.
I love Science. You do not have to. I have proven my abilities in a full career as a Professional Chemist and 12 years as a High School Science Teacher. I get pleasure from helping people to develop the skills they need for a good life. I have taught at all levels, from an Inclusion Physical Science class to AP Physics and College Chemistry.
To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain how to solve math problems so that my students can solve science problems. I have not yet failed to do this easily and quickly.
I do my best to answer questions within one day, and usually succeed. When you have my phone number, please leave a voicemail. That is the fastest way to reach me.
I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student. My resume is available on request.


Education

City College of CUNY
Chemistry
Yale University, New Haven, CT [Biophysics]
Masters
University of Oxford
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $20
  • Rate details: $20 per hour is my rate for online tutoring. In-person tutoring is usually $50 per hour. This is negotiable, especially for ASVAB students. There is never a mileage charge.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/15/2016

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Subjects

Business

GMAT,

GMAT

This test requires a variety of skills to score well. My experience as a scientist and teacher has prepared me to teach others how to work out the correct answers. Questions must be read carefully and thoroughly understood.
GRE

Computer

General Computer

General Computer

I have been called a Power User, but in reality I have simply learned what I needed to learn in order to reach my goal. I am an excellent teacher of basic computer skills. Indeed, I taught Computer Science for one year.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

I have been called a Power User, but in reality I have simply learned what I needed to learn in order to reach my goal. I am an excellent teacher of basic computer skills. Indeed, I taught Computer Science for one year.
GMAT

GMAT

This test requires a variety of skills to score well. My experience as a scientist and teacher has prepared me to teach others how to work out the correct answers. Questions must be read carefully and thoroughly understood.

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have worked for an SAT tutoring service and tutored this subject privately. I have a Master's in Biophysics, have written professionally and have helped colleagues polish their written material. I find the Kaplan book very useful in keeping current with test changes and providing relevant study material and test questions.
Writing

Writing

I have written a great deal, in several subjects, as a student and as a professional scientist and science teacher. My work has generally been praised and younger scientists have asked for my help in preparing written materials. My work has been published in scientific journals and newspapers.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain Algebra so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain Algebra/Geometry/Trigonometry so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I love science. My students do not have to. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ). I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Geometry,

Geometry

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain how to solve math problems so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Physics,

Physics

I love science. My students do not have to. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I am certified as a teacher of both physical and biological science (NJ). I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain math so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping kids develop the skills they need for a good life. Younger students usually need a different approach than older ones, but the teacher must always respect their intellectual level. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain math so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a professional chemist and have taught high school science for 12 years, which requires a good working knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, as well as the ability to teach these subjects. I have taught SAT Prep privately and for a Prep Service. I have not yet failed to teach a student what they wanted to learn.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have worked for an SAT tutoring service and tutored this subject privately. I have a Master's in Biophysics, have written professionally and have helped colleagues polish their written material. I find the Kaplan book very useful in keeping current with test changes and providing relevant study material and test questions.
Writing

Writing

I have written a great deal, in several subjects, as a student and as a professional scientist and science teacher. My work has generally been praised and younger scientists have asked for my help in preparing written materials. My work has been published in scientific journals and newspapers.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ), but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain Math so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain Algebra so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain Algebra/Geometry/Trigonometry so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Geometry,

Geometry

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain how to solve math problems so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Physics,

Physics

I love science. My students do not have to. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I am certified as a teacher of both physical and biological science (NJ). I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain math so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping kids develop the skills they need for a good life. Younger students usually need a different approach than older ones, but the teacher must always respect their intellectual level. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain math so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a professional chemist and have taught high school science for 12 years, which requires a good working knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, as well as the ability to teach these subjects. I have taught SAT Prep privately and for a Prep Service. I have not yet failed to teach a student what they wanted to learn.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. Trigonometry is a puzzle that requires comfort with Algebra to solve. If a student's textbook is not easy to use, a New York State Regents' Review Book usually simplifies things and makes it easier to understand Trigonometry. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain Algebra so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain Algebra/Geometry/Trigonometry so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I love science. My students do not have to. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ). I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Geometry,

Geometry

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain how to solve math problems so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Physics,

Physics

I love science. My students do not have to. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I am certified as a teacher of both physical and biological science (NJ). I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain math so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping kids develop the skills they need for a good life. Younger students usually need a different approach than older ones, but the teacher must always respect their intellectual level. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain math so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Writing

Writing

I have written a great deal, in several subjects, as a student and as a professional scientist and science teacher. My work has generally been praised and younger scientists have asked for my help in preparing written materials. My work has been published in scientific journals and newspapers.

Other

Nursing

Nursing

I am a Clinical Chemist with a strong interest in medicine. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ). I often have to teach/explain how to solve math problems so that my students can solve science problems. I am especially good at teaching students how to change units of measure and calculate dosage easily. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am a professional chemist and have taught high school science for 12 years. I enjoy teaching and I enjoy helping people be successful. I have not yet failed to teach a student what they wanted to learn.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I love science. My students do not have to. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ). I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Nursing,

Nursing

I am a Clinical Chemist with a strong interest in medicine. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ). I often have to teach/explain how to solve math problems so that my students can solve science problems. I am especially good at teaching students how to change units of measure and calculate dosage easily. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student.
Pharmacology,

Pharmacology

Many of the students have trouble with the math, dosage, concentration and related concerns. I have an excellent background and record helping students make these calculations easily. I would not even try to advise on drug effects and interactions. Thus, I can help many students, but not all. I never teach outside my expertise. I am a Clinical Chemist and Chemistry Teacher with many years of work, teaching and tutoring experience.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I love science. You do not have to. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life, by their definition. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ). I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Physics

Physics

I love science. My students do not have to. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I am certified as a teacher of both physical and biological science (NJ). I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain Algebra so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain Algebra/Geometry/Trigonometry so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I love science. My students do not have to. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ). I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
GED,

GED

I am a professional chemist and have taught high school science for 12 years. I have written and spoken professionally, which has required a good knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. I have not yet failed to teach a student what they wanted to learn.
Geometry,

Geometry

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ) but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain how to solve math problems so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
Physics,

Physics

I love science. My students do not have to. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I am certified as a teacher of both physical and biological science (NJ). I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a professional chemist and have taught high school science for 12 years, which requires a good working knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, as well as the ability to teach these subjects. I have taught SAT Prep privately and for a Prep Service. I have not yet failed to teach a student what they wanted to learn.
Writing

Writing

I have written a great deal, in several subjects, as a student and as a professional scientist and science teacher. My work has generally been praised and younger scientists have asked for my help in preparing written materials. My work has been published in scientific journals and newspapers.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

To me, math is a tool. I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science (NJ), but not mathematics. I often have to teach/explain Math so that my students can solve science problems. I get pleasure from helping people develop the skills they need for a good life. I will gladly answer questions concerning my ability to effectively tutor a student at any level.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am a professional chemist and have taught high school science for 12 years. I enjoy teaching and I enjoy helping people be successful. I have not yet failed to teach a student what they wanted to learn.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I enjoy helping people succeed in their chosen field. I can teach most things from different approaches if that is what the student needs.
GED,

GED

I am a professional chemist and have taught high school science for 12 years. I have written and spoken professionally, which has required a good knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. I have not yet failed to teach a student what they wanted to learn.
GMAT,

GMAT

This test requires a variety of skills to score well. My experience as a scientist and teacher has prepared me to teach others how to work out the correct answers. Questions must be read carefully and thoroughly understood.
MCAT,

MCAT

I have taught and tutored college courses in the Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences to students who went on to Medical Schools of various types. The format and content of standardized tests changes over time. The Kaplan books are updated annually and provide the latest information available. I have found their information accurate and their test questions relevant. I am a Clinical Chemist and have worked collaboratively with physicians. I hold a B.S. in Chemistry [City College of CUNY] and an M.S. in Biophysics [Yale University].
Praxis,

Praxis

I am certified as a teacher of both Physical and Biological Science. I passed both sets of Praxis exams with a minimum of preparation. It is my experience, confirmed with colleagues in several subjects, that if one can do well on the corresponding New York State Regents' Exam, one can usually pass the Praxis. I would be more helpful to a candidate in the sciences and mathematics, but would enjoy working with someone in most areas.
PSAT,

PSAT

I have written and spoken professionally, which has required a good knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
Regents,

Regents

I love Science. You do not have to. I have proven my abilities in a full career as a professional chemist and 12 years as a high school science teacher. I attended the Bronx High School of Science, where the Regents' exams were in addition to our final exams, not a substitute for them. I am confident of my ability to help students pass any Regents' exam in science or math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a professional chemist and have taught high school science for 12 years, which requires a good working knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, as well as the ability to teach these subjects. I have taught SAT Prep privately and for a Prep Service. I have not yet failed to teach a student what they wanted to learn.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have worked for an SAT tutoring service and tutored this subject privately. I have a Master's in Biophysics, have written professionally and have helped colleagues polish their written material. I find the Kaplan book very useful in keeping current with test changes and providing relevant study material and test questions.
SSAT,

SSAT

This is a test of a student's ability to learn. Specific subject content is less important. One needs to know the rules of the test and practice really thinking to solve problems. A flexible mind is a great asset.
GRE

Examples of Expertise


Marvin has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 55 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (278 ratings)
5 star
(241)
4 star
(29)
3 star
(5)
2 star
(1)
1 star
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Reviews


Knowledgeable

Marvin explained the subject well ans was knowledgeable. He was also flexible with meeting times and helped me with my question in a swift but thorough manner.

Maggie, 1 lesson with Marvin
Tutor responded:

Thank you for a lovely Review. How did the class go? Not many students would accept that the data table had errors.

Amazing and Caring Tutor

Marvin is an excellent tutor. Marvin’s only goal is to make the person he is tutoring understand the concept no matter what. That is exactly what he did when he helped my daughter with Ap physics 1, and now she understands it so much better because of him.

Wioletta, 1 lesson with Marvin

Patient tutor

Marvin taught my daughter physics online. He was patient and tried to help explain a difficult problem. Maybe more time is needed than just 1 hour for my daughter.

Victor, 1 lesson with Marvin
Tutor responded:

Thank you for not simply blaming the Teacher/Tutor, as many do. If your daughter is willing to accept more help, I will do my best to help her learn whatever she wishes to learn.

Amazing

Marvin is so knowledgeable and such a passionate tutor. He genuinely cares and enjoys helping my son. He is helping my son get through an advanced Science class.

Suzanne, 20 lessons with Marvin

He was very knowledgeable and patient.

Marvin is teaching a review of Algebra I. We will go to Geometry later. His style is to make sure the student understands the equation before we move on. And always asks me to ask questions.

Jeffrey, 5 lessons with Marvin

Level five Tutor, hands-down!

Marvin is a top-notch instructor. He’s forgotten more than I’ll ever hope to know. Personally, there are certain physics concepts that are difficult for me to visualize but Marvin keeps going until I’m certain of what we covered. He’s very considerate. If you show him that you really want to learn, he will go above and beyond to make sure you succeed. I really wish I had him as a teacher back in school.

Tom, 6 lessons with Marvin

Great tutor

Marvin is awesome! I am very happy with his services. He is a great tutor and my son actually likes to be tutored by Marvin. His experience in teaching is a tremendous asset. I highly recommend him.

KAISHEK, 6 lessons with Marvin

Patient Marvin

Marvin is a true caring individual. Tutoring methods are unique but he made a clear connection with my daughter after only 1 hour. She finally has the confidence she needs to work through her chemistry class.

Nora, 2 lessons with Marvin

Helpful Chemistry Tutor

He was a good tutor who I felt truly cared about me. He has a easy to see passion for Chemistry and I felt with more time, I would have been able to learn more with his style of tutoring. Even after we stopped our tutoring sessions, Marvin was more than willing to give me websites and other strategies that i could use for practice and just overall help. I also appreciate him coming to my house to have the sessions being that I am a very busy individual with soccer, work, and overall life. Thank you for everything Marvin!

Jamie, 6 lessons with Marvin
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