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Eric K.

Columbia University PhD expert tutor in math, science and programming

Columbia University PhD expert tutor in math, science and programming

$175/hour

  • 631 hours tutoring

About Eric


Bio

Hello Students and Parents,
My name is Eric, and I’m a computer programmer with a chemistry PhD from Columbia University who loves to tutor in my spare time. Over the last 15 years I’ve been a Columbia University teacher, a data scientist at JPMorgan Chase, a designer of quantum chemistry algorithms used by most big pharma companies, and a solar energy and biofuel researcher at NREL, the US government's main lab for renewable energy.

I specialize in helping students achieve their...

Hello Students and Parents,
My name is Eric, and I’m a computer programmer with a chemistry PhD from Columbia University who loves to tutor in my spare time. Over the last 15 years I’ve been a Columbia University teacher, a data scientist at JPMorgan Chase, a designer of quantum chemistry algorithms used by most big pharma companies, and a solar energy and biofuel researcher at NREL, the US government's main lab for renewable energy.

I specialize in helping students achieve their true potential by transforming frustration into “aha” moments in math, science and test prep. I have taught hundreds of students in chemistry and math as a former college and high school teacher.

I know what it’s like having a lot riding on good grades and test scores. I’ve helped many students improve their grades and test scores, just like I did when I was a student. My SAT and GRE scores jumped from the 89th percentile to the 99th percentile after test prep.

I live in Brooklyn and will travel to most neighborhoods in NYC. For fun I ride my bike around the city and teach computer programming classes to musicians and artists at my hacker / maker space in Brooklyn called NYC Resistor.


Education

Pomona College
Chemistry and Math
Columbia University
Masters
Columbia University
PhD

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Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Excel is one of the tools I use as a data scientist. I can teach you the best practices and tricks to get the most out of Excel, like vlookup, conditionals, nesting functions, pivot tables, custom macros, etc.
GRE

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Excel is one of the tools I use as a data scientist. I can teach you the best practices and tricks to get the most out of Excel, like vlookup, conditionals, nesting functions, pivot tables, custom macros, etc.
Python,

Python

Python developer with a PhD from Columbia University. Formerly a data scientist at JPMorgan. Currently I teach coding at my hacker space in Brooklyn called NYC Resistor.
Computer Programming, General Computer

Corporate Training

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Excel is one of the tools I use as a data scientist. I can teach you the best practices and tricks to get the most out of Excel, like vlookup, conditionals, nesting functions, pivot tables, custom macros, etc.
General Computer

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Some of my students who face challenges in early math have ADD or have strengths in areas other than numbers. Despite challenges, everyone can greatly improve and feel successful with the right guidance and motivation. I provide fun anecdotes and relatable examples so struggling students form the mental connections to succeed. I'm part coach, part motivational expert, and part relatable Wikipedia reference guide for math.
Elementary Science

Elementary Science

Some of my students who face challenges in science have ADD or have strengths in areas other than quantitative subjects. Other students of mine are already good at math/science and have parents who want to bring their child up to the next level of excellence in science and math by hiring an experience real scientist (me) who has an Ivy League PhD and published research experience. Everyone can greatly improve and feel successful with the right guidance and motivation. I provide fun anecdotes and relatable examples so students form the mental connections to succeed. I'm part coach, part motivational expert, and part relatable Wikipedia reference guide.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught high school in Denver before my PhD in chemistry. During and after my PhD I taught Columbia University undergrads and gifted high school students advanced chemistry and math. I love teaching!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in chemistry from Columbia University in New York City. I worked as a PhD research scientist in chemistry for over 10 years writing algorithms for computer aided drug design and protein engineering. These programs, which I wrote with a team of PhD researchers, are used at most major pharmaceutical companies, like Pfizer, Merck, Amgen, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, etc. I also taught chemistry for 4 years at Columbia University to both undergraduates and to high school students in a special advanced program.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped many students increase their SAT scores by up to 300 points! Students enjoy my teaching style because they trust me to help them achieve their goals and because I reduce their frustration. I'm part coach, part drill instructor, and part live Wikipedia on the SAT. Under my guidance, your student will feel relieved to have real help, build confidence, and practice learning the math, reading, writing and language needed for better scores.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught high school in Denver before my PhD in chemistry. During and after my PhD I taught Columbia University undergrads and gifted high school students advanced chemistry and math. I love teaching!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped many students increase their SAT scores by up to 300 points! Students enjoy my teaching style because they trust me to help them achieve their goals and because I reduce their frustration. I'm part coach, part drill instructor, and part live Wikipedia on the SAT. Under my guidance, your student will feel relieved to have real help, build confidence, and practice learning the math, reading, writing and language needed for better scores.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught high school in Denver before my PhD in chemistry. During and after my PhD I taught Columbia University undergrads and gifted high school students advanced chemistry and math. I love teaching!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in chemistry from Columbia University in New York City. I worked as a PhD research scientist in chemistry for over 10 years writing algorithms for computer aided drug design and protein engineering. These programs, which I wrote with a team of PhD researchers, are used at most major pharmaceutical companies, like Pfizer, Merck, Amgen, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, etc. I also taught chemistry for 4 years at Columbia University to both undergraduates and to high school students in a special advanced program.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in chemistry from Columbia University in New York City. I worked as a PhD research scientist in chemistry for over 10 years writing algorithms for computer aided drug design and protein engineering. These programs, which I wrote with a team of PhD researchers, are used at most major pharmaceutical companies, like Pfizer, Merck, Amgen, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, etc. I also taught chemistry for 4 years at Columbia University to both undergraduates and to high school students in a special advanced program.
Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I taught high school in Denver before my PhD in chemistry. During and after my PhD I taught Columbia University undergrads and gifted high school students advanced chemistry and math. I love teaching!
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have a PhD in chemistry from Columbia University in New York City. I worked as a PhD research scientist in chemistry for over 10 years writing algorithms for computer aided drug design and protein engineering. These programs, which I wrote with a team of PhD researchers, are used at most major pharmaceutical companies, like Pfizer, Merck, Amgen, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, etc. I also taught chemistry for 4 years at Columbia University to both undergraduates and to high school students in a special advanced program.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped many students increase their SAT scores by up to 300 points! Students enjoy my teaching style because they trust me to help them achieve their goals and because I reduce their frustration. I'm part coach, part drill instructor, and part live Wikipedia on the SAT. Under my guidance, your student will feel relieved to have real help, build confidence, and practice learning the math, reading, writing and language needed for better scores.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have helped many students increase their SAT scores by up to 300 points! Students enjoy my teaching style because they trust me to help them achieve their goals and because I reduce their frustration. I'm part coach, part drill instructor, and part live Wikipedia on the SAT. Under my guidance, your student will feel relieved to have real help, build confidence, and practice learning the math, reading, writing and language needed for better scores.
GRE

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Very knowledgeable tutor, great at teaching how to code, highly recommended

Eric is a fantastic tutor. I learned a great deal about Python, NumPy and writing efficient algorithms, all of which were invaluable for the courses I am taking, since I did not have extensive experience in writing Python code. The knowledge I gained through these tutoring sessions will be extremely helpful for me in the future, both academically and professionally.

Kelly, 6 lessons with Eric

Python Review

If you are looking for a great tutor for data science, I would recommend Eric. He is very knowledgeable with Python and takes time to provide clear and thorough explanations.

Burton Jr, 7 lessons with Eric

Experienced and patient.

Eric helped me work out some problems with my coding, especially places where I had over written my code. He also helped me with some insights into analyzing the data. He had a very clear way of explaining data analysis which helped me greatly.

Jennifer, 5 lessons with Eric

Perfect tutor

Eric is a perfect tutor, her helped me with Python and Pandas, he knows how to break the subject and make it easy to understand. I consider myself lucky to get to find him.

Rna, 6 lessons with Eric

Great help!

I was struggling all semester with class. With his help he really got me on track and was really good at explaining things like OOP and linked lists. After having sessions with him I felt a lot more comfortable with the materials in class

Santiago, 4 lessons with Eric

Excellent Tutor!

I recently had the opportunity to work with Eric on a marketing analytics project. Eric was a tremendous help for devising a plan for the project and implementing the project with Python. Eric's knowledge of Python is incredible and he taught me some great Python tricks that will enhance my coding abilities going forward. Aside from his structured approach and ability to convey advance topics in a clear, concise manner, Eric also took the time out to read through my lecture notes and watch my professor's lecture on his own time, simply to offer as much help as he could with my project. I'm looking forward to working with Eric in the future for my marketing analytics course!

Timothy, 2 lessons with Eric

The Best Tutor!

Eric helped me with statistical analysis and pivot tables. He is a gifted teacher who knows how to engage and communicate and was well prepared for our lesson.

Debora, 4 lessons with Eric

Awesome Teacher

Eric is a clear and enlightening teacher and master of coding. He can quickly demonstrate problem solving strategies, and presents coding exercises in a way that offers deeper understanding of the subject matter.

Rachel, 1 lesson with Eric

Above and beyond!!!!

Eric is an incredible tutor who truly went above and beyond to guide me through a project for a job interview. He has a vast knowledge of python and data analysis and was able to guide me through unpacking a massive JSON dataset from an API, unnesting the data into a table, and doing preliminary analysis to gather insights. Eric was extremely knowledgeable and patient and even checked in the morning of my interview for a quick run-through. I highly recommend working with Eric!

Brady, 3 lessons with Eric
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$175/hour

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Response time: 59 minutes