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Charles P.

New York, NY

$75/hr

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

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Princeton University
Mech Engineering

Education

Princeton University (Mech Engineering)

About Charles

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 a 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
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 a ongoing process and that tutoring should make that process more manageable.

My tutoring services mainly focus on
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Session Rates: New Jersey/Queens/Brooklyn: $90/hr Manhattan: $75/hr NYC

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10023
Background Check: Passed

"Amazing"

- Jackie, Port Washington, NY on 5/28/14

"Exactly what I needed: 10/10 "

- Robin, Brooklyn, NY on 5/31/15

"Great Tutor"

- Rachel, Yonkers, NY on 4/6/14

"Thoughtful and low-key."

- Randall, New York, NY on 2/9/14

"So sad I did not start with him much earlier"

- Louisa, San Francisco, CA on 12/13/13

"Great to work with."

- Van, New York, NY on 11/15/13

"Professional and Knowledgeable"

- Michael, New York, NY on 1/20/13

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Becky, Great Neck, NY on 7/23/12

"Wonderful!"

- Debbi, Stamford, CT on 5/24/12

"Excellent tutor. Very satisfied."

- Crystal, Brooklyn, NY on 3/20/12

"Very knowledgeable, organized, answers questions well "

- Susan, Brooklyn, NY on 7/4/10
Math:
Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry,
Mechanical Engineering,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Business:
GMAT,
GRE
Homeschool:
Calculus, Chemistry,
Geometry, Physics, Precalculus
Test Preparation:
GMAT,
GRE,
MCAT
Corporate Training:
GMAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

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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.

GMAT

For the past 3 years, I've tutored students preparing for the GMAT, making me quite confident that I can help anyone improve his or her score in a short period of time.

Taking the exam last year, I received a 710 overall with a Quantitative score of 50.

GRE

Since I have recently scored within the 98th percentile (Q+V score) on the Revised GRE, I'm confident in my ability to help students achieve high scores on the exam. By utilizing study notes and other resources (i.e. ETS study guides), my sessions will include customized lesson plans and worksheets. They will help students learn the material efficiently and maintain the correct mindset to tackle both the verbal and quantitative sections.

MCAT

I specialize in tutoring the Physical Science section of the MCAT. I have years of experience helping students improve their section score by as much as 6 points. My experience with tutoring college chemistry and physics makes me confident in conveying all concepts presented in the exam.

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 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.

Princeton University
Mech Engineering

Education

Princeton University (Mech Engineering)

Amazing — I first contacted Charles over my winter intersession, after having to drop my Organic Chemistry 2 class the semester before. I had a serious mental block against Organic Chemistry and had tried other tutors with little success. This was going to be my last chance to pass Organic Chemistry and Charles made it happen. Not only did I pass, I got a B in a class that last semester I was failing. He is ...

— Jackie, Port Washington, NY on 5/28/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Session Rates: New Jersey/Queens/Brooklyn: $90/hr Manhattan: $75/hr NYC

Travel policy

Charles will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10023.

Background Check Status for Charles P.

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