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College and Test Prep Tutor: GRE, GMAT, MCAT, SAT, AP Exams

College and Test Prep Tutor: GRE, GMAT, MCAT, SAT, AP Exams

$80/hour

  • 5,501 hours tutoring

About Charles


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** I conduct online sessions for students participating in virtual classrooms **

I'm a graduate of Princeton University with a passion for teaching. I quite simply enjoy leading students through difficult course material and preparing them for standardized exams. I believe that learning is an ongoing process and that tutoring should make that process more manageable.

My tutoring services mainly focus on test preparation. Scoring in the 99th percentile on the math and chemistry sections...

** I conduct online sessions for students participating in virtual classrooms **

I'm a graduate of Princeton University with a passion for teaching. I quite simply enjoy leading students through difficult course material and preparing them for standardized exams. I believe that learning is an ongoing process and that tutoring should make that process more manageable.

My tutoring services mainly focus on test preparation. Scoring in the 99th percentile on the math and chemistry sections of the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, SAT, SAT Subject and AP exams, I have also obtained high combined scores in the math and verbal sections of the SAT (99th percentile) and GRE (98th percentile) exams.

Tutoring for over 6 years, I credit my success to a single philosophy: above all, I try to instill confidence in my clients by helping them manage their academic workload. In every lesson, I negotiate their expectations while also putting them in the best possible position to succeed. Beyond providing customized worksheets and study guides, my services reduce stress levels and increase sustained focus. Consequently, my sessions are known to be very productive.

My services also cover college/high school math and science courses. Since I have extensive experience working with local students attending Columbia, NYU, Hunter, and other CUNY schools, I am quite familiar with the testing style of specific professors.

Lastly, I am flexible with times and meeting locations. I work as a full-time tutor, so scheduling is rarely an issue. I mainly tutor within Manhattan, but also conduct lessons in Queens or Brooklyn, if my workload allows it. I also enjoy working online whenever students are unable to meet in person.

Best Regards,
Charles


Education

Princeton University
Mech Engineering

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  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: Cancellation Rates: $80 per cancellation (In-person sessions)
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/6/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT,

GMAT

I'm an expert in standardized math test preparation, having recently scored a 50 on the GMAT's quantitative section. Being quite confident in my approach to the exam format (e.g. data sufficiency), I routinely employ methods that maximize time and content knowledge to achieve the highest score possible. Beyond that, I have access to a number of GMAT question banks, which have been helpful to dozens of clients over the years.
GRE

GRE

Though I scored in the 98th percentile (Q:163 V:163) of the GRE, I mainly focus on the quantitative portion while also discussing strategies and techniques used for all sections. Below you'll find answers to frequently asked questions, but feel free to contact me to discuss the benefits of tutoring. 1) How much can I expect my score to increase? Students who start tutoring with me at least one month prior to their exam date tend to improve their quantitative score by more than 8 points. 2) What resources do you provide? I provide standardized material from a range of test prep companies, including the official ETS material. I also hand out practice worksheets and study guides for review after each session. 3) How do you plan out sessions? During the first few sessions, I try to assess a client's comfort level with the material, reviewing past exam results and asking diagnostic questions. I then create a study plan, picking the topics and strategies I feel will most likely boost test scores in the shortest period of time. 4) How do you conduct each session? I spend the first part of each session answering questions about practice problems. I then try to drill though specific math topics as we work through setting up increasingly complicated exam questions.

Computer

Python,

Python

I have seven years of professional programming experience working for a private firm headed by a Princeton professor. Over the years, I have increased my knowledgebase by learning how to code in python. Expertise includes working with google calendar, gmail, html parsing packages, turtle, kivy, numpy, and selenium.
HTML

Corporate Training

GMAT,

GMAT

I'm an expert in standardized math test preparation, having recently scored a 50 on the GMAT's quantitative section. Being quite confident in my approach to the exam format (e.g. data sufficiency), I routinely employ methods that maximize time and content knowledge to achieve the highest score possible. Beyond that, I have access to a number of GMAT question banks, which have been helpful to dozens of clients over the years.
HTML, Statistics

English

SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I specialize in Math SAT preparation.

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. Ever since taking AP Chemistry in high school and Advanced Chemistry in college, I have gained an appreciation of the work required to master the course. Whether teaching stoichiometry, periodic trends, or kinetic molecular theory, I help students effectively learn complex concepts in a short period of time.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I specialize in Math SAT preparation.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics

Math

Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have a BSE degree in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University. As a tutor, I specialize in statics and dynamics. In the past, I've successfully tutored engineering students at Harvey Mudd and Case Western.
Probability,

Probability

I have expertise in handing probability questions on the GRE and GMAT.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. Ever since taking AP Chemistry in high school and Advanced Chemistry in college, I have gained an appreciation of the work required to master the course. Whether teaching stoichiometry, periodic trends, or kinetic molecular theory, I help students effectively learn complex concepts in a short period of time.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, Statistics

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. Ever since taking AP Chemistry in high school and Advanced Chemistry in college, I have gained an appreciation of the work required to master the course. Whether teaching stoichiometry, periodic trends, or kinetic molecular theory, I help students effectively learn complex concepts in a short period of time.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have a BSE degree in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University. As a tutor, I specialize in statics and dynamics. In the past, I've successfully tutored engineering students at Harvey Mudd and Case Western.
Organic Chemistry,

Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry is a tricky course. It starts off simple enough, reviewing topics like orbital hybridization, line angle structures, and IUPAC nomenclature. However, when the class starts integrating reactions into the discussion, students are usually overwhelmed by the amount of memorization required. At this point, the difficulty level in Organic Chemistry I increases exponentially and it keeps rising through Organic Chemistry II. Once students fall behind, it's quite challenging for them to solve multi-step synthesis problems, to draw out mechanisms, and/or to memorize reagents confidently. I have 3 years of experience tutoring organic chemistry students at Hunter, Columbia, and Stonybrook. I've developed methods of organizing reagents and mechanisms by using study guides and worksheets customized to suit college curricula. I've also devised study strategies to maximize study time and to reduce frustrations. A number of students have reached their academic goals using these study techniques.
Biology, Physical Science, Physics

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. Ever since taking AP Chemistry in high school and Advanced Chemistry in college, I have gained an appreciation of the work required to master the course. Whether teaching stoichiometry, periodic trends, or kinetic molecular theory, I help students effectively learn complex concepts in a short period of time.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math, Statistics

Test Preparation

GMAT,

GMAT

I'm an expert in standardized math test preparation, having recently scored a 50 on the GMAT's quantitative section. Being quite confident in my approach to the exam format (e.g. data sufficiency), I routinely employ methods that maximize time and content knowledge to achieve the highest score possible. Beyond that, I have access to a number of GMAT question banks, which have been helpful to dozens of clients over the years.
GRE,

GRE

Though I scored in the 98th percentile (Q:163 V:163) of the GRE, I mainly focus on the quantitative portion while also discussing strategies and techniques used for all sections. Below you'll find answers to frequently asked questions, but feel free to contact me to discuss the benefits of tutoring. 1) How much can I expect my score to increase? Students who start tutoring with me at least one month prior to their exam date tend to improve their quantitative score by more than 8 points. 2) What resources do you provide? I provide standardized material from a range of test prep companies, including the official ETS material. I also hand out practice worksheets and study guides for review after each session. 3) How do you plan out sessions? During the first few sessions, I try to assess a client's comfort level with the material, reviewing past exam results and asking diagnostic questions. I then create a study plan, picking the topics and strategies I feel will most likely boost test scores in the shortest period of time. 4) How do you conduct each session? I spend the first part of each session answering questions about practice problems. I then try to drill though specific math topics as we work through setting up increasingly complicated exam questions.
MCAT,

MCAT

With years of experience working with college chemistry and physics students, I specialize in tutoring the Physical Science section of the MCAT (Score: 130). Many of my clients have seen a significant improvement in their scores. My approach starts with a general review of high yield concepts and then progresses to a more focused discussion of test-taking strategies, including ways of reading through passages efficiently, performing mental math tasks, and selecting the most appropriate formula for any given question.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I specialize in Math SAT preparation.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Charles has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Very knowledgeable and thorough

Charles is a knowledgeable tutor who displayed a strong ability to break down GMAT Quant concepts in a digestible way. I am absolutely confident that I can build upon the foundational concepts he taught me during our session. I look forward to our next lesson!

Yacoub, 22 lessons with Charles

Knowledgable and patient

Charles tutored my son in different subjects for Engineering Degree. He can tutor Calculus, Statics, Physics, and many other subjects that a student need to acquire Engineering Degree. It is very rare to find such a tutor who has knowledge of many subjects. We are very thankful to Charles for helping my son to understand hard subjects better.

Maria, 31 lessons with Charles

So helpful and knowledgeable!

Charles helped me fill the gaps in my understanding of certain concepts in the Gas law that I was struggling with. I am so grateful for his ability to explain things from various angles and for working through the problems with me until I was comfortable with the material. He also provided me with the suggestion to look up different chem lab experiments to help me visualize the the concepts and even sent me the links! GREAT tutor.

Natalya, 1 lesson with Charles

Amazing organic chem Tutor!!

Charles really knows his stuff and caters each session to what you want and what you need the most help with. He takes confusing topics and presents the information in a systematic and organized way so that you can easily understand and learn it.

Ariana, 13 lessons with Charles

Amazing Tutor!

Charles has worked with me on Organic Chemistry and has also gone out of his way to help me on the fly with some topics in Physics. Working with him has been a pleasure. He makes the time we spend together very productive by explaining topics while writing out detailed examples, charts and helpful aides so that when the session is over I have a review sheet to use to reinforce everything we learned!

Ibrahim, 36 lessons with Charles

Brilliant and patient tutor

My 16-year-old son loves working on SAT prep with Charles. He has helped Jordan master SAT math more quickly than we imagined. He’s great to work with, flexible with scheduling and a brilliant mind. We would highly remind using him.

Noreen, 12 lessons with Charles

Knowledgeable, really wants you to understand the material

Charles helped me review for my organic chemistry college exam. We reviewed reaction types, compounds with carbonyl groups, and much more. He wrote out the steps and gave me strategies for solving reaction problems.

Alexandra, 12 lessons with Charles

A great tutor

Charles was incredibly helpful and patient with me. He went over all of the basics that have continuously helped me in my further studies. He is great at explaining answers to questions in a very understandable way.

Taylor, 2 lessons with Charles

Incredibly knowledgeable, structured, and calming tutor.

Charles is teaching me various concepts covered on the GRE and how to best approach them. Charles has specifically taken the time to recognize that when I get anxious, I get overwhelmed and don't know what to do with the problem. Charles makes sure to always discuss what happens if I get this anxious and what skills to remember so I can continue to rock the test.

Ali, 12 lessons with Charles
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