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Steven C.

Albany, NY

$75/hour

The Best - Caring, Efficient, Effective - Teacher and RPI Engineer

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— Jeff, Gansevoort, NY on 11/1/13

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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About Steven

I am a certified New York State Physics teacher, with a credential in Adolescent Education. I recently graduated from Union Graduate College, where I earned my Master of Arts in Teaching. I am an Eagle Scout and graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where I earned my Master of Science in Materials Engineering. I also earned my B.S. from RPI graduating Cum Laude. As an undergraduate I was a member of the Materials Science honors society, Alpha Sigma Mu and a brother of Alpha Phi Omega, a community service fraternity. As an engineer, my curriculum was heavy in math and sciences.

Being a recent student and current teacher, I believe that I offer a unique perspective compared to "professional" tutors. As a student, I am able to relate to other students and determine what makes a subject or concept difficult. I understand what methods of conveying a concept seem to be confusing and ineffective on the receiving end and frequent discussion with other students about class materials also enables me to find many different ways to explain the same concept. My experience as a TA has taught me to effectively and confidently communicate in a way that seems to inspire a fundamental understanding. Feedback from students and parents has been highly positive.

I am an excellent fit with SUNY Albany, RPI, or HVCC students. Specific courses I have had much success in are:

All Common Core Mathematics
Calculus 1 and 2
Multivariable Calculus
Introduction to Differential Equations
Physics 1 and 2
Chemistry
Materials Science for Engineers
Statics
Strength of Materials
Materials Properties
Kinetics
Thermodynamics
Engineering Graphics and CAD
Corrosion
I am a certified New York State Physics teacher, with a credential in Adolescent Education. I recently graduated from Union Graduate College, where I earned my Master of Arts in Teaching. I am an Eagle Scout and graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where I earned my Master of Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Albany, NY 12203
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor"

- Jeff, Gansevoort, NY on 11/1/13

"Terrific Tutor!"

- Jacquelyn, Albany, NY on 5/10/13

"Great tutor, Extremely Satisfied"

- Pamela, Stephentown, NY on 4/16/13

"Couldn't ask for better."

- David, Waterford, NY on 3/14/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GRE, Regents,
SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

As an engineer and physics teacher I use algebra every day. In high school I earned a 97% on the regents, and am very proficient. Additionally, I have achieved great success in helping other through Algebra tutoring for many years.

Calculus

As a physics teacher and engineer I frequently needed to derive formulas using calculus. I am very proficient, having earned an A in my college class, and a 5 on the Calculus AP exam.

I have tutored many students in this subject and have helped them to fully comprehend the subject.

Differential Equations

Earning my M.S. in engineering required the frequent use of mathematics at this level. In my college differential equations course I earned an A and was very proficient in the subject matter. As a tutor I have been successful in all areas I have taught.

Physics

I am currently a NYS certified Physics teacher, and this is my full time profession. My background in engineering gives me additional qualifications because I know understand the subject at a deeper level than is required an most classes.

Regents

Growing up in New York, I was subjected to Regents examinations many times. As a result I am familiar and proficient with the style of these examinations.

As an engineer, I am still highly qualified in the areas of math and science.

Here is a list of the Regents material I am comfortable covering as well as the scores I received on the exams in High School.

Math:
Course 1 - 97
Course 2 - 97
Course 3 - 99

These courses cover Geometry, Algebra, and Trigonometry. They are now taught as Mathematics A and B.

Science:
Chemistry - 94
Physics - 96

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Enrolled

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Enrolled)

Great Tutor — Steven has done a great job with my daughter in a short period working with her on Applied Statics and Strength of Materials. He was very flexible with his schedule and patient in working thru her study needs. My daughter was comfortable working with Steven. ...

— Jeff, Gansevoort, NY on 11/1/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 25 miles of Albany, NY 12203.